35 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 6 to 10

Nov 6 2017, 9:09 am

The weather is getting colder but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop in Vancouver! From Third Eye Blind to Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team vs. USA, and more, here are our 35 things to do in Vancouver this week.

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

Monday, November 6

Vancouver Canucks versus Detroit Red Wings

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks take on the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Life in Residential Care: Presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC

  • What: ​This workshop will focus on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a residential care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver that this transition can bring, and how to enhance your visits.  The session will also review strategies for working effectively with a care team and offers tips for acting as an advocate within a residential care setting.
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time: 6 to 7:45 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch – 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
  • Price: Free but pre-registration is required. Call the Alzheimer Society of BC at 604-298-0780 or email [email protected]

Sean Conroy

  • What: Member of UCB flagship show Asssscat for over 20 years, and multi-disciplined comedy tour-de-force, Sean Conroy (Conan, Comedy Central) performs a blistering set of stand-up at the Fox Cabaret. Also featuring Abdul Aziz and Sophie Buddle!
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

EAT! Vancouver

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  • What: This fun food festival features the award-winning chefs from across the country leading expert workshops, culinary experiences, and top notch dinners all in support of Project CHEF, a charity aimed at teaching young students about healthy food.
  • When: November 6 to November 11
  • Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
  • Price: Ticket prices vary depending on the event; buy online

Douglas College Global Engagement Days

  • What: Celebrate culture, food, music and more at the first-ever Global Engagement Days. During the week, Douglas College will hold workshops and panel discussions with subject-matter experts about everything from immigration, to human rights, to interculturalization and more, host film screenings and more.
  • When: November 6 to 10
  • Where: Douglas College – New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses
  • More InfoOnline

Master Mind Master Class with Atom Egoyan

  • What: A special evening in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of film classes in UBC’s Department of Theatre & Film where Atom Egoyan will share how he tells compelling stories in Canadian film and a rapidly changing industry, and why bold film-making has never been more important than it is in our current global political climate.
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time:  6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Ani DiFranco with special guests Gracie and Rachel

  • What: With her 20th studio album, BINARY, the iconic singer/songwriter/activist/poet/DIY trendsetter Ani DiFranco returns to territory that brought her to the world’s attention more than 25 years ago. One of the first artists to create her own label (Righteous Babe Records) in 1990, she has been recognized among the feminist pantheon for her entrepreneurship, social activism, and outspoken political lyrics.
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $74.50

Tuesday, November 7

VIMFF Fall Series and Reel Rock 12

  • What: The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival presents two Ski Shows with legendary skier Sylvain Saudan and mother daughter duo Tania and Martina Halik, screenings of exciting ski movies, and the popular Reel Rock 12 climbing films.
  • When: November 7 to 10
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver; Centennial Theatre – 2300 Londsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17-$19

2017 Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo

  • What: The 2017 Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo will feature a tradeshow which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from over 30 support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Plus you will have the chance to attend two free educational panel sessions.
  • When: Tuesday, November 7
  • Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Register: Online, Free

Ancora’s Caviar Festival

  • What: For the third year in a row Ancora will be offering a special Caviar Festival menu for the month of November. The menu will feature an elegant ensemble of dishes that showcase several different varieties of caviar. Guests can also opt for a classic caviar tasting with blinis, crème fraiche, and chives. The caviar menu is a la carte.
  • When: November 7 to 28
  • Where: Ancora Waterfront Dining – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Reserve: Online or call 604-681-1164

Reverse 7-Eleven Day

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7-Eleven Canada

  • What: Not even a cold snap could stop true Slurpee fans from missing this one-day promotion! The Canada-wide chain of convenience stores is celebrating Reverse 7-Eleven Day by giving away free medium-sized Slurpees. There’s just one catch… To take advantage of this free giveaway, Slurpee fans have dress backwards.
  • When: Tuesday, November 7
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: 7-Eleven locations across Canada
  • Price: Free medium slurpee when dressed backwards

Naked Girls Reading Vancouver – The Return!

  • What: Naked Girls Reading is a group of beautiful ladies who love to read… naked. Arabella Allure (producer of Naked Girls Reading Edmonton) is teaming up with Minnie Peron and reviving the Vancouver chapter with a naughty night of naked ladies reading erotica. Also featuring Diamond Minx, That Bitch Lu and Monday Blues.
  • When: Tuesday, November 7
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Projection Room at Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $20

Sin Peaks presents Game of Sins


Sin Peaks

  • What: The Queen of Sins has died. The Throne is now up for grabs. Who will be the next heir? Featuring stand up comedy, live improvised theatre and live music.
  • When: Tuesday, November 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Zero Waste Workshop

  • What: Reducing waste, recycling and zero waste workshop. Come learn all about these terms and how you can live a zero waste life.
  • When: Tuesday, November 7
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House – 3981 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Wednesday, November 8

Circle Craft Christmas Market

  • What: The Christmas spirit is coming to Vancouver a little early this year, as the Circle Craft prepares for its 44th annual market. The Circle Craft Christmas Market hosts more than 300 different artisans and vendors from across Canada, and features everything from pottery to fashion to craft distilleries.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8 to  Friday, November 10 from 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday November, 11 from 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday November 12, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Price: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Save $2 on advance tickets when you buy online

Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park


City of Surrey

  • What: The trails and the trees of Bear Creek Park will be illuminated for two nights this year. Grab a hot drink, make a lantern and prepare to be wowed as you wander through an ever changing display of colours. Activities include face painting, photo booth, lantern crafts, illumination board and food trucks.
  • When: November 8 to 9
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

The Power of Tourism

  • What: Destination BC CEO Marsha Walden will speak to the influence of the tourism sector, and following her keynote will be joined by a panel of industry experts to further discuss the industry and its benefits.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, BC Ballroom – 900 West Georgia Street. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$158 plus gst

Two Views from the Sylvia – Kol Halev Performance Society

  • What: Ever wondered about the stories behind the moss-covered, venerable Sylvia Hotel in English Bay? Here’s your chance to relive a part of Vancouver legacy, with two original one-act plays that trace the origins of the 100+ year old hotel. You might recognize more than a few of the characters, including lifeguard extraordinaire Joe Fortes and the immortalized Sylvia Goldstein.
  • When: November 8 to 12
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatrewire; $28

The Lady Show Turns 2


Image: The Lady Show

  • What: Stand-up, sketch comedy and birthday cake with The Lady Show’s Diana Bang, Morgan Brayton, Fatima Dhowre and Katie-Ellen Humphries. Also featuring special guests Brunch Comedy.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnson Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

Rupi Kaur the sun and her flowers tour 

  • What: Canadian poet Rupi Kaur will be stopping in Vancouver to promote the release of her newest book the sun and her flowers. Kaur’s first book milk and honey gained international success and is a #1 New York Times bestseller. It has sold over 1.5 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street at Seymour
  • Tickets: Online, $30.25

Mandolin Orange with guest Rachel Baiman

  • What: Mandolin Orange is Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, an Americana/folk duo based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25

Thursday, November 9

Third Eye Blind

  • What: Third Eye Blind will be bringing equal parts rock music and nostalgia to the Commodore Ballroom this November for their Fall of the Summer Gods Tour.
  • When: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: Door at 8 pm, Show at 9
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $47.75, available at Ticketmaster.

Big Screen, Big Impact: What Filming Means for Richmond Panel & Luncheon

  • What: A panel event focused on the economic impact of the film industry here in Richmond. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce event will explore the many ways film production can benefit the local economy.
  • When: Thursday, November 09
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1:45 pm
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval, Legacy Lounge – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Register: Online, $30-$40

Lunch & Learn: Principles of Successful Return-To-Work

  • What: The learning objective for this event is to understand how to develop a successful return-to-work program that is integrated, flexible, practical, and personalized. Participants will also develop an understanding of the components of return-to-work and their roles and responsibilities in the process.
  • When: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Where: 1285 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Mental Wellness Series – Aging and Mood Changes

  • What: Did you know that mood changes can be a risk to your health? Learn the signs to prevent loss, grief, anxiety and depression. Speakers from Bounce Back and VCH nurses will be on hand to answer your questions.
  • When: Thursday, November 09
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond Public Library, Ironwood Branch – 11688 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free, register online


  • What: Cornucopia is Whistler’s celebration of food and drink. At Crush, the flagship event, you’ll sample wines from BC and beyond during this lively tasting. Unique chef’s table luncheons, musical guests, winemaker dinners, and more make this one of BC’s top culinary events in the mountains.
  • When: November 9 to 19
  • Where: Whistler
  • Tickets: Online

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team vs. USA

Image: Steve Kingsman / Canadian Olympic Committee

  • What: The most fierce rivalry in women’s sport returns to Vancouver as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team faces USA at BC Place.
  • When: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: Gates 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$60

Vancouver Short Film Festival Comedy Fundraiser

  • What: A night to celebrate Vancouver’s comedy scene and to support the Vancouver Short Film Festival. Featuring headliner Tracey MacDonald, with a portion of the ticket sales going towards expanding the festival and developing community mentorship.
  • When: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Wherethe Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $15

Friday, November 10

Fan Expo Vancouver 2017

Cosplay at Fan Expo Vancouver 2016 (Brandon Artis Photography)

Cosplay at Fan Expo Vancouver 2016 (Brandon Artis Photography)

  • What: A celebration of comics, sci-fi, and gaming. Two of the original Power Rangers, X-Men actor Famke Janssen, Stephen Amell, and the Fonz are among the big stars at this year’s Fan Expo Vancouver in November.
  • When: November 10 to 12
  • Time: Friday from 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, Hall A,B,C – 999 Canada Place Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online at Fan Expo Vancouver, One-day pass $30-$40. Three-day pass $79. Premium, VIP and family passes also available

The Lady Larks: Boogie Woogie Bugle Babes

  • What: In recognition of Remembrance Day, this vibrant vocal quartet will perform some of the most nostalgic ballads of the World War II era, as well as a few rousing marching songs for you to sing along to.
  • When: Friday, November 10
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Smart People – Mitch and Murray Productions

  • What: Set on the historical night of Obama’s first election, this underdog production of Smart People explores race and identity in the best way possible—controversially, of course. Four ‘intellectuals’ (doctor, actress, psychologist, neurobiologist) embark on a modern-day comedy of manners, with one crucial twist: what happens when race is tossed into the mix?
  • When: Now to November 18
  • Where: Studio 16 – 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Via Brown Paper Tickets; $26-$31

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

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  • What: John Mulaney has written for Saturday Night Live, has performed on Conan O’Brian and Jimmy Kimmel, and can be heard on Netflix’s Big Mouth. John bring’s his show Kid Gorgeous to Queen Elizabeth Theatre for two shows.
  • When: Friday, November 10
  • Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50

SonReal on his One Long Dream Tour with guests

  • What: The popular artist has already earned multiple Canadian Juno Award nominations including ‘Rap Recording of the Year’ for Everywhere We Go in 2014, racked up millions of Spotify streams and YouTube views, and packed shows all over the continent.
  • When: Friday, November 10
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre
  • Price: Tickets $25, available at www.livenation.com

Interesting Vancouver 2017

  • What: An annual event that celebrates the curious and unexpected ways that people express creativity through hobbies, passions, and obsessions. From their offices, farms, studios, schools, workshops, or wherever else they squirrel away, speakers at Interesting Vancouver will be discussing something that they passionately care about.
  • When: Friday, November 10
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $28 – Tickets available via Eventbrite

Missing – City Opera Vancouver

  • What: Getting up close and personal with a story you probably knew but never thought too deeply about, Missing honours over 1200 murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls. The first-ever opera libretto by Canadian Métis playwright Marie Clements, the story is set in both the Downtown Eastside and the notorious Highway of Tears. Highlighting the devastation to communities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, the opera is sung in both English and the First Nations language of Gitxsan.
  • When: Now to November 11
  • Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At The Cultch; $22-$65
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