7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, November 20

Nov 20 2017, 3:41 am

Monday is here and we’re ready to kick the week off in style. Here are 7 things to do in Vancouver today, from Hopscotch Vancouver to Vancouver Trans Day of Remembrance.

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

Hopscotch Vancouver


Hopscotch 2016 (Photo courtesy Hopscotch)

  • What: Now in its 22nd year, Hopscotch Vancouver is back with six days of celebrating libations, including Scotch and other whiskies, craft and premium beer, craft and premium spirits, wine and food has been given a facelift. This year, the festival ditched its corporate vibes and will be offering the public the chance to try over 400 products. Get your tickets to a variety of events including master classes, satellite events, and the exclusive Hopscotch Dinner.
  • When: Monday, November 20 to Sunday, November 26, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Various locations around Vancouver
  • Tickets: buy via Ticket Leader

Cold Specks 

  • What: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada-born and London, England-based musician Al Spx, who goes by the stage name Cold Specks, describes her signature sound as “doom soul.” Her unique blend of Deep Southern soul, Tom Waits/Jeff Buckley-inspired blues, and goth-tinged indie folk first caught the public’s attention after an appearance on the popular British music staple, Later…With Jools Holland.
  • When: Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $19.99-$24.99

Ukulele for Storytime

  • What: Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Join children’s librarians Jamie, Nicole, and Tina for an introductory workshop on how to use your ukulele in storytime. This workshop is free and open to anyone who works with children and families. Please bring your own ukulele. Presented by the BCLA YAACS Continuing Education team.
  • When: Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library Bob Prittie Branch – 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

Drink and Draw

  • What: A monthly drawing social at Main Street Brewing Co. Supplies and a drawing ideas bin will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Hosted by Marena Skinner.
  • When: Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • Time: 4 to 7 pm
  • Where: Main Street Brewing Co. – 261 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

2017 Vancouver Trans Day Of Remembrance

  • What: The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honour Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
  • When: Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Carnegie Community Center – 401 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Flying Lotus in 3D with guest Seven Davis Jr & PBDY

  • What: Experimental multi-genre musician and producer Flying Lotus from LA, returns to Vancouver for a 3D performance.
  • When: Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • Time: Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35



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  • What: DAñSE is a collaboration between Daniel Ruiz and Sean Bayntun using structured improvisation with electronic and acoustic instruments. Every DAñSE performance has its own unique life and feeling, transporting your ears mind and body through a musical journey of magic mysticism and lots of dancing.
  • When: Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Guilt & Company – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
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