9 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 2 to 8

Nov 2 2020, 8:44 am

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to get into the November spirit.

Grab your mask, your bubble, and enjoy one of these nine things to do in Vancouver this week, November 2 to 8.

Access MBA

What: Meet with the admissions directors of prestigious business schools such as Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, York University — Schulich School of Business, UBC, Queens University — Smith School of Business, Simon Fraser University — Beedie School of Business, and many others.

When: Wednesday, November 4
Time: 5:30 to 8:20 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Koerner’s Pop-Up


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What: Koerner’s Pub is so excited for their second pop-up market on November 7 and 8. Come sip and shop amazing local businesses.

When: November 7
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: 1758 West Mall, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Día de Muertos Food Fest


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What: Celebrate Dia de Muertos with some amazing flavours and authentic Mexican food. Brunch Vancouver will be hosting the event with crema de frijol or equities as an appetizer, pozole or mole verde as an entree, chocolate or atole de cajeta and a tacha de calabaza or arroz con leche as dessert.

When: November 2
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: 1147 Granville Street, Vancouver
Admission: $48.76

Self Exploration Through Art — An Online Art Therapy Group

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What: Join Bethany, Elspeth, and Yu-Wen, Vancouver-based counsellors and art therapists, for five Saturdays of self-exploration through art. In a five-week art therapy group, explore mindful breathing, personal creativity, artful self-expression, character strengths, self-compassion and gratitude through guided art meditations, journalling, and group discussion.

When: November 7
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Online
Admission: $150

UBC Farm Farmers’ Market


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What: Get fresh, local produce, treats, food trucks, and more at Vancouver’s only on-farm farmers’ market. The market is the perfect place to find items for a weekend picnic, from organic UBC Farm produce to yummy food trucks to treats from a well-curated list of vendors.

When: November 7
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Slurp on some oysters

Harbour Oyster and Bar

What:  Harbour Oyster and Bar is currently operating with reduced restaurant capacity and happy hour promotions, like $1.50 oysters, running from 11 am right through to 5 pm daily.

When: Any day
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 1408 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Akira (2020 Restoration) at the Rio Theatre

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What: Based on director Katsuhiro Otomo‘s landmark dystopian manga of the same name, this enduringly popular work of Japanime is a visual feast, featuring epic, hand-drawn cityscapes as a backdrop for a sexy, violent cyberpunk adventure that takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. The story follows a teenaged boy who is exposed to a mysterious energy source and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.

When: November 7 and 10
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: Rio Theatre
Admission: $15

Comedy After Dark 


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What: Watch pro and amateur comics working out their darkest and dirtiest material.

When: November 6
Time: 9:30 to 11 pm
Where: 605 W Pender St, Vancouver
Admission: $17.50

Girls and STEAM

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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (YWCA)

What: Enjoy a half-day seminar with the aim of preparing British Columbia’s female youth for the job landscape of the future that includes STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math. Keynote speakers include Dr. Bonnie Henry and Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki.

When: November 7
Time: 9 to 11:20 am
Where: online
Admission: Free

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