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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, November 4

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Daniel Chai Nov 03, 2017 7:33 pm 2,946

Start your Saturday with one of our picks of 10 fun events to check out today, November 4. A Vancouver Guldasta, East Van Opry, and more – have fun, everyone!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vancouver Tea Festival

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  • What: The Vancouver Tea Festival is back this year for its fourth annual celebration of all things tea. Head to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to dive into the world of the planet’s most consumed beverage (other than water, of course).
  • When: November 4 to 5
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday) and 10 am to 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver – 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver; Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden -578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $5.95 – $31.95; buy via Eventbrite

Murders and Mobbings

  • What: ​​Watch crows stream to their evening roost and learn about these interesting and intelligent birds.
  • When: Saturday November 4, 2017
  • Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Where:  Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Registration: Online, or by calling 604-432-6359. $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

A Vancouver Guldasta

  • What: This fall the South Asian Canadian Histories Association (SASCHA) will host a series of public art engagements including an art exhibition and site-specific theatre that explores the theme of “Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada.” As part of this year’s engagements, SASCHA has included the play, A Vancouver Guldasta. The play will feature an amazing cast of Arshdeep Purba, Gunjan Kundhal, Parm Soor, and Lou Ticzon.
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: 7425 Prince Albert Street, A Vancouver Special Home
  • Tickets: $15, buy online

Off Key: The Improvised Musical – Sondheim Edition

  • What: Off Key performs original musicals based on audience suggestions. The catch? The script, lyrics, and music are all improvised on the spot. This month the troupe pays tribute to American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

East Van Opry 2017

  • What: The fifth annual East Van Opry features local favourites and guests from near and far. Performers include The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Dawn Pemberton, C.R. Avery, Geoff Berner and many more.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $24

Vancouver Canucks versus Pittsburgh Penguins

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks face off with the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Hastings Park Winters Farmers Market

  • What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks.
  • When: Every Sunday from November 5 to April 29 (except December 24 and 31)
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
  • Admission: Free

An Intimate Evening with Yanni

  • What: The piano maestro is kicking off his North American tour this fall featuring Yanni Conversations, “An Intimate Evening with Yanni – Up Close and Personal”. As a thank you to his most dedicated fans, Yanni will forgo a big production and give his audience a chance to ask him questions while presenting his songs. No two evenings will be alike during the tour.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $99.50

Fraser Valley Wine Festival 2017

  • What: House party jams every Saturday at the Biltmore Cabaret with resident DJs Can I Live, Harvey Harvey and special guests.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Willowbrook Shopping Centre – 19705 Fraser Hwy, Langley
  • Tickets: $55, available online

The Main Event: Tribute

  • What: Urban dance showcase The Main Event celebrates its 10th semi-annual show. This special edition pays homage to the OG’s and pioneers of the Vancouver dance scene. Featuring BoiN3rd, DJ Seko, and more.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $22-$25

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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