5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, November 3

Nov 3 2016, 5:32 am

One more day until Friday, so why not treat yourself?

Stay out of the rain by watching Ballet BC perform at Queen Elizabeth Theatre or try your hand at some pub trivia with a design-nerd twist at Cannibal Café.

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

Ballet BC: Program 1

  • What: These four contemporary ballet works by choreographer Cayetano Soto display his unique range of creativity and originality, that has been compared to a Pedro Almodovar film in its subversion of beauty to convey something else.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton St, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 3 at 8 pm; more performances through Saturday, November 5
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $30-$100


  • What: This Canadian band’s mix of mod-rock and post-punk garnered critical attention back in the late 1990s, but after three albums they went on a hiatus which ended up lasting until 2014. Now they’re back, with new tunes and sold out shows.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 3, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $12

One Hitter Quitter

  • What: See 12 comics duke it out for cash, glory and treasure in the grand finale of this monthly amateur stand-up competition. You decide who wins – and also get to laugh your ass off with headliner Kathleen McGee, and MC Stephen Peever.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 3, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $7; table reservations recommended, email [email protected]

Make It Pop!

  • What: This is pub trivia with a design-nerd twist, with questions on design, typography, branding, the interwebs, and pop culture. Up to six members per team, with prizes up for grabs.
  • Where: The Cannibal Café – 433 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 3, from 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Gabriel Iglesias 

  • What: Gabriel Iglesias, also known as “Fluffy,” is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians. He recently had the distinct honour of being one of the few comedians to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • Where: The Orpheum- 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 3, doors open at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available on Ticketmaster, $85-$105
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