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

Nov 7 2016, 4:34 am

It’s Monday, and once again, it looks like rain for the rest of the week. But don’t worry – we’re here to get you through the gloom.

Let’s get going – here are 5 things to do in Vancouver this Monday, from a doggy destress to a dangerous documentary.

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

Doggy Destress

  • What: Take a moment to de-stress by cuddling with warm, furry therapy dogs, while joining a meditation session that will show you how to share calm energy with a dog and connect to the external world through the peacefulness that dogs inherently have.
  • Where: Lev Bukhman Lounge, AMS Student Union, UBC – 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 7:
    • from 3 to 3:30 pm – meditation with therapy dogs
    • from 4 to 4:30 pm – diggy destress without meditation
  • Admission: By donation to co-organizers Vancouver ecoVillage online or on the door; $5 for students, $10 for non-students. Register here.

Salsa and Bachata

(Salsa and Bachata at Practica/Facebook)

(Salsa and Bachata at Practica/Facebook)

  • What: This Monday only, get an intro lesson for only a $5 cover charge at Practica, a weekly night of salsa, bachata and kizomba dancing. Afterwards, DJ Roger will serve up the best beats for experienced dancers and DJ Ron will play a sensual kizomba mix.
  • Where: Harbour Centre, 2nd floor – 927 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 7, from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Admission: $5 on the door, more info here: salsaevents.ca

Temporary Winter Shelter Dialogue

  • What: Meet with staff from shelter operator, the RainCity Housing and Support Society, the City of Vancouver, BC Housing, and Vancouver Coastal Health to learn more about the specific operations of the shelter at 1st and Commercial.
  • Where: WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 7, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Register: This event is free, but space is limited. Register in advance by emailing [email protected]

Eight and a Half Inches of Comedy

  • What: This weekly comedy night lineup is different every week. Headlining this Monday is Al Val, whose act is described as an explosive mashup of spontaneity vs. well-crafted theories, born out of the oxymoronic nature of being an childish adult.
  • Where: Eight and a Half – 151 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 7, from 9 to 11:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5 on the door, $3.50 Postmark Brewing beers

Gimme Danger

  • What: Geoff Andrew, writing for Sight & Sound, describes Gimme Danger as one of the great rock documentaries of recent years. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, this “wonderfully eloquent” film examines the rise and fall of Iggy Pop and the Stooges.
  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 7, at 8:45 pm; more screenings on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Tickets: Available at VIFF, $12 adults, $10 students
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