7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, November 17

Nov 14 2017, 5:23 am

TGIF! Have some fun today with one of our picks of seven things to do in Vancouver, from Barenaked Ladies to Eastside Flea.

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

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

  • What: This flea market is more like a party because it has a DJ, beer, and a delicious selection of hot eats from a variety of food trucks. Check out the 50-plus vendors offering plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing.
  • When: Every weekend starting Friday, November 17 and ending Sunday, December 17
  • Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $3 admission, $5 for a weekend pass

Giraffage with Sweater Beats

  • What: San Francisco-based producer Giraffage (Charlie Yin) has released numerous remixes of various pop and R&B tracks, amd produced two full-length studio albums: Comfort in 2011 and Needs in 2013. His debut full length album, Too Real, was released on October 20, 2017
  • When: Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour

Image: TJ Miller/Shutterstock

  • What: Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour with headliner TJ Miller (Silicon ValleyDeadpool). Also on the bill are Rhys Darby (Flight of the ConchordsWrecked), and host Nick Vatterott (one of Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know”),
  • When: Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver (November 17)
  • Tickets: Online, $45.50

Sink or Swim by Beverley Elliot

  • What: Sink or Swim is an evening of songs and stories from actor and singer Beverley Elliot (Granny on Once Upon A Time). Elliott navigates the uncharted waters, big adventures, betrayals, and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become, and answers life’s big questions like “Why did I eat the fish food?”
  • When: Now to November 25, 2017
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $29

2017 WE FOR SHE Forum

  • What: The 2017 WE FOR SHE Forum will be one of North America’s largest gatherings of women’s organizations, companies, experts, business leaders, advocates and young women. Now in its fourth year, this year’s forum will build on the WE FOR SHE Call to Action plan as well as focus on the top issues facing gender equity. This event will also mark the release of #Canada150Women book featuring remarkable Canadians from across the country.
  • When: Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Time: 8 am
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – EAST – Ballrooms A & B – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $125-$299

Barenaked Ladies

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Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies (Paul McKinnon/Shutterstock)

  • What: The Fake Nudes Canadian Tour is to promote the Barenaked Ladies 15th studio album, Fake Nudes, which will be released on November 17. On the same day as the album release, the band will be starting off their Fake Nudes tour in Vancouver for two shows at the Commodore Ballroom.
  • When: Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom—868 Granville Street
  • Tickets: $65, available at livenation.com


  • What: Theatrical innovator Evalyn Parry takes her audience on a unique theatrical and musical journey in SPIN, her tribute to the bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent for social change. Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st Century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895.
  • When: Now to November 18, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Online, $15-$36
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