10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, November 12

Nov 11 2017, 2:17 am

The long weekend rolls on so lets keep the fun going! Here are ten things to do around Vancouver today, Sunday November 12. TEDxVancouver, Circle Craft Christmas Market, and more.

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


  • What: TEDxVancouver aims to build the premiere TEDx platform that will project the unique and innovative ideas of Vancouver onto the global stage. Speakers announced so far are Joely Fisher, Wesley Williams, Michael Ableman, Cameron Herald, David McCann and Bal Arneson. Vancouver’s own Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian international soccer sensation, Karina Leblanc, will be hosting the event.
  • When: Saturday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse –  600 Hamilton Street
  • Satellite venues: Microsoft Vancouver, Hootsuite head office, and Vancouver Film School
  • Tickets: Via TEDxVancouver

Dark Side of the MOONS – Pink Floyd Live Band Burlesque

  • What: A psychedelic trip through the profound musical landscape of Pink Floyd in Kitty Nights burlesque fashion. Featuring acts to the entirety of Dark Side Of The Moon, plus more Pink Floyd memorable favorites.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $18

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: Now to Sunday November 12, 2017
  • 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

City of Burnaby 5th Annual Wedding Show & Swap

  • What: Planning a wedding? Know someone who is planning a wedding? Swap and visit with a full range of vendors offering new and used items as well as any service you might need for that special day.
  • When: Sunday, November 12
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Riverway Clubhouse – 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby
  • TicketsOnline, Free

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Winter Farmer’s Market

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Image: Gulf of Georgia Cannery

  • What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market, but there is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).
  • When: November 12 and 26
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Fall Mason Beekeeping

  • What: ​Help harvest mason bee cocoons and prepare the bee house for spring.
  • When: Sunday, November 12
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

Gem and Mineral Show

  • What: The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society present a display of gems and minerals, demos and interactive games.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Noah Gundersen

  • What: American singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson is on tour to support his latest release “White Noise”. Featuring special guest Phoebe Bridgers.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth – Firehall Arts Centre

  • What: Back in the sixties, Aboriginal kids were taken away from their families and ‘adopted’ into white households and schools. Thus followed a systematic (and state-sanctioned) obliteration of Native language and culture, coupled with themes of abuse, abandonment and identity. Written by Indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, the play was originally produced by the Firehall in the nineties and is now back for another go-around.
  • When: Now to December 2
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Firehall; $20-$33

TEDxSFU 2017


  • What: Brazilian Cultural Festival and Capoeira Batizado in partnership with the Roundhouse, featuring Aché Brasil’s awe-inspiring acrobatic dance/martial arts Capoeira, spectacular Samba dances with dazzling costumes and more.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Granville Island Stage – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $50 – Tickets available via Picatic
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