What: The Little Black Dress Gala, hosted by the Help Change My City Alliance, is an annual semi-formal event that features the works of some of the most talented designers in Vancouver. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk youth through programs and initiatives aimed at character development training, leadership, mentorship, and skills training.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
What: A night of comedic monologues inspired by George R R Martin’s worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones, featuring some of his best “cut characters” including Susan Sand, the other Sand Snake. Bringing a little levity to the blood-soaked stabfest that is GoT sounds good to me.
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
What: Join Park Royal for their annual tree lighting ceremony in The Village. Delight in the countdown to illuminating over 10,000 dazzling lights at the Keeper’s Crossing in the center of The Village. Activities include cookie decorating, face painting, hot chocolate and coffee, a singing trio, and more.
Where: The Village at Park Royal – 2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver
What: The 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market will showcase jewellers, wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and many more artisan artists, just in time for Christmas shopping.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15
What: TEDx is a locally produced version of the larger TED Talk series. The idea is to promote discussion on various topics through well thought-out speeches and presentations. This year’s theme is ID – who am I? What am I?
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: Downtown Surrey will feature Diwali’s landmark event, Diwali Downtown, this year. The event, similar to Diwali Downtown Vancouver, will feature culturally-rich programming with interactive and multicultural performances.
Where: Centre Stage at City Hall – 13450-104 Avenue, Surrey
What: Now in its 9th year, this weekly market offers visitors locally-grown fruit and vege, meat, and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal craft.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street
When: Saturdays, November 7 to April 23, 2016 (excluding December 26); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: A collection of films from the Vancouver archives will offer a peek into the Vancouver of days gone by. Vancouver – A Distant Mirror compiles footage from the 1920s to the 1970s, giving one of the clearest looks available at this beautiful city. Local historian Michael Kluckner accompanies each viewing, offering insight into the social, political, and cultural landscape of Vancouver through the decades.
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
What: A chef will lead participants through a tour of Indian cuisine for the Diwali Fest Cooking Demonstrations. There’s no word yet about what’s on the menu, but if someone says ‘Indian food’, you know it’s going to be good.
Where: Yaletown Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
When: Thursday,October 29 to Sunday, December 27; various times
DH Vancouver Staff
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