What: The Life Game is an audacious new experiment in radio. Each evening our guest allows improvisers to act out key moments of their life in front of a live audience. The format was developed to honour the life stories of remarkable people. Originally developed by Keith Johnstone of the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, the show has toured around the world. The Life Game will air on CBC Radio One in 2016.
Where: Studio 1 at CBC – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: The launch night of a monthly Stand-Up Comedy show featuring some of the best comedians currently performing on the Vancouver Comedy Scene. It’s a great way to spend a Monday night and it’s guaranteed to be an amazing night of Stand-up comedy so be sure you don’t miss it.
Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
What: Before she appeared in the recurring role of Granny in the hit ABC TV show Once Upon a Time, Beverley Elliott adventured from farm town Ontario to Vancouver’s gay bars and red carpets, crooning in a parade of bars along the way. She’s now turned her wild ride into an autobiographical show full of hilarious stories and show-stopping songs.
What: The SFU Puppy Therapy event, organized by SFU Health and Counselling Services, is back again this year to help students, faculty and staff take a break from the stress of end-of-term assignments and exams and get some good cuddle time with a selection of adorable dogs.
Where: SFU Burnaby – Saywell Hall near AQ (9082 Atrium)
When: Tuesday, November 17 & 24, Wednesday, December 2; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What: To mark their 50th anniversary, Vancouver Community College will host a celebratory gala. The event, which brings together 50 chefs (all with a connection to VCC), will boast an array of successful alumni and dedicated chef instructors who have made their mark on the Vancouver food scene.
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street
What: Vancouver’s Top Ocean Wise chefs will compete head-to-head for the title of 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to sample 14 original chowders paired with local craft beer.
What: Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!
Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
What: Join BCBusiness for an up-close and personal interview series with some of the province’s most successful entrepreneurs. Hear their inspiring stories of growth and innovation that took them from start-up to industry leaders.
Where: Audi Downtown Vancouver – 1788 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
What: Explore East Vancouver through culture, arts, design and crafts. The event is focused on the area inside Main Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and the Waterfront and last year received over 25,000 visitors.
Where: Various shops inbetween Main Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and the Waterfront, East Vancouver
When: Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22
What: McArthurGlen Vancouver is kicking off the holiday in style with its very first Here Comes Christmas Event. Featuring the lighting of a 45-foot Christmas tree (one of the largest in Vancouver), appearances from Santa and his elves, a sneak peek of the Vancouver Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker in their first ever outdoor performance and live classic carols by the Vancouver Peace Choir, this free event will be an evening filled with holiday festivities for people of all ages.
Where: McArthurGlen Vancouver – 7899 Templeton Station Road, Richmond
What: The Anonymous Art Show is a great fundraiser and group exhibition that enables the community to support emerging artists. All work is on unframed 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ canvas or wood panel and sells for $100. The best part is, you don’t know who the artist is until you buy the art.
Where: CityScape Community Art Space – 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
When: Thursday, November 19 to December 19; opening reception 7 to 9:30 p.m, regular gallery hours