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7 things to do in Vancouver today, Thursday November 16

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Daniel Chai Nov 15, 2017 8:46 pm 953

It’s Thursday and the weekend is almost here. Here are 7 things to do in Vancouver today, from Eastside Culture Crawl to Lights of Hope.

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

Eastside Culture Crawl

Image: Lee Roberts

  • What: In this long-running Eastside tradition, 500+ artists will welcome 30,000 visitors to their studios over the course of four days. Stretching across 80 different buildings around East Vancouver, the bustling festival environment is a great way to discover new local artists in the hood.
  • When: November 16 to 19
  • Where: Various Locations in East Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Wilderness – Studio 58

  • What: Six teens are sent off for ‘rehabilitation’ at a remote therapy camp in the great outdoors. In every teen’s worst cellphone blackout nightmare, Wilderness is all about connection—or the struggle to connect—between parents and their kids. Each story deals with the universal pressures of growing up in modern society, including mental health, addition, gender, and sexual identity.
  • When: November 16 to December 3
  • Where: Studio 58, Langara College – 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Tickets Tonight; $14.50-$25

Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Robinson – YQY Tour

  • What: Ilana Glazer (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Phoebe Robinson (WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens) are teaming up for their 11-city stand-up tour called YQY (aka Yaaas Queen Yaaas).
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Lights of Hope 2017 Fireworks & Display Launch

  • What: An annual tradition at the main entrance of St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver will be particularly special this upcoming Christmas season as it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Lights of Hope fundraising campaign generates millions of dollars each year for the hospital’s most immediate patient care and equipment needs. Every year, the hospital invites the community to gather outside the hospital for an event that celebrates the campaign’s achievements, featuring fireworks and the launch of the iconic lighting display.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: St. Paul’s Hospital Burrard entrance – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Dinner by Design Vancouver

  • What: Designers and guests mingle during this dazzling display of amazing tablescapes, while sampling gourmet treats paired with craft cocktails, wine, and beer. Get lost in an environment full of startling surprises and innovative creations. Re-imagine the traditional and witness the possibilities for the forward thinkers. Each ticket includes a complimentary welcome drink, canapés designed by some of Vancouver’s finest chefs, and live entertainment.
  • When: Thursday. November 16, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Price: $75 per person; buy online

Satellites – Solo Collective Theatre

Image: Emily Cooper

  • What: In a direct reflection of the times, Satellites touches our tangible anxieties about local housing and real estate. Abound with cheating realtors, housing activists, and teenagers living in monster mansions, the play examines the disappearing soul of our city, and the loneliness of the people living within it.
  • When: November 16 to 26
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Ticketwire; $28

Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

  • What: Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival features four days of excitement in the city, with a Gala, Cocktail Night, Film Previews, Talk with Celebrities, Workshops and Awards Night.
  • When: November 16 to 19, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

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

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