10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, November 5

Nov 4 2017, 1:11 am

The weekend is almost over so make the most of it. Here are ten things to do around Vancouver today, Sunday November 5. Diwali at Evergreen, Canzine Vancouver 2017, and more.

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

Diwali at Evergreen

Performers/Diwali Fest

  • What: Scaled to suit the multicultural demographic and in collaboration with the Bandish Network, this South Asian, cabaret style evening at Evergreen Cultural Centre features classical, Bollywood and contemporary dance and classical live music performances.
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre –  1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Available via Evergreen Cultural Centre

Rock ‘n Stroll

  • What: ​​Travel to the past on this guided walk with Professor Rolf Mathewes to discover secrets about ancient climate and fosslized plants.
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where:  Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Registration: Online, or by calling 604-432-6359. $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+


  • What: Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America.
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $27-$28

Instruments of Change

  • What: The world premiere of James Maxwell’s Eight or nine, six or seven, inspired in part by the city’s foremost recyclers, the binners’ community. Drawing on a mixed ensemble of professional and amateur musicians, this piece is the result of a two-year collaboration between Instruments of Change, Music on Main, members of Vancouver’s binners’ community, professional performers, and the community-at-large. Presented by ISCM 2017.
  • When: November 4 and 5
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Tania Willard: dissimulation

  • What: This exhibition presents multidisciplinary work by artist/curator Tania Willard (Secwépemc Nation), alongside her collaborators Gabrielle Hill, Peter Morin, her family, home community and Secwépemc lands and territories.
  • When: Now to November 5
  • Time: Noon to 5 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Nat Bailey Stadium Winter Farmers’ Market

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  • What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.
  • When: Every Sunday from November 4 to April 21 (except December 30)
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street

Downtown Eastside Ukrainian Hall Concert & Supper

  • What: The Heart of the City Festival wraps up at the Ukrainian Hall with live music, dance, and colourful costumes at the Ukrainian Hall Community Concert & Supper. This annual favourite, co-produced with the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians (AUUC), features the Barvinok Choir and the award-winning Dovbush Dancers. 
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: Ukrainian Hall – 805 East Pender, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $25. For advance tickets contact 604-254-3436

Canzine Vancouver 2017

  • What: Broken Pencil Magazine’s festival of zines and underground culture. Featuring hundreds of zines, books, comic, and small press vendors.
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 1 to 6 pm
  • Where: 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

The Great Canadian Songbook

  • What: With a mix of Canadian hit songs of the past and present, Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly (Bruce Coughlan, Nolan Murray and Laurence Knight), and Diyet take audiences on a musical journey combining stories, music, and visual projections.
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Where: The ACT Arts Centre – 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$40

NWSO Movie Music Concert

  • What: The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra performs movie theme music from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Moon River, Beauty and The Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more of your favourites.
  • When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Massey Theatre – 735 Eight Avenue, New Westminster
  • Admission: By donation
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