7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, November 29

Nov 27 2017, 6:08 am

Wednesday has arrived and we’re ready for action! Here are seven things to do in Vancouver today, from Whistler Film Festival to Building a Better Canada.

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

Whistler Film Festival

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  • What: 87 films from over 15 countries will be shown at the Whistler Film Festival this year, featuring great Canadian content with a strong emphasis on female directed films. This year’s lineup includes buzz-worthy award season contenders such as the festival’s opening film Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman and Lily James, and closing gala The Moment, a BC-shot documentary that follows a crew of mountain biking adventure seekers who changed the sport forever.
  • When: November 29 to December 3, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations around Whistler
  • Tickets: At WFF, $16.50

The Naughty Nutcracker Luminesque Dance 2017

  • What: Described as “an intimate retelling of a holiday classic.. but with a twist,” the show features the Sugar Bum Fairy, delinquent dolls, and sexy soldiers. Performed by the fabulous troupe over at Luminesque Dance; an organisation that helps everyday women develop dance technique, confidence and authentic connections, it offers a perfect piece of counter-programming to your usual festive fare.
  • When: November 29 to December 2, 2017
  • Time: Doors 7:30 pm (November 29 and 30), Doors 6:30 pm (December 1 and 2)
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Online, from $20.

Almost, Maine

  • What: The midwinter night is cold and clear as the northern lights dance above: it’s the perfect night to fall into, or out of, love. A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine.
  • When: Now to December 16
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Alternate Dualities

  • What: ​​​Alternate Dualities is Mathieson McCrae’s weekly duo improv comedy showcase where he forms a new duo with a different guest each time. November 29th’s guest is Allie Entwistle (Brunch, Instant Theatre).
  • When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Toast Collective – 648 Kingsway, Vancouver

Building a Better Canada

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  • What: The University of British Columbia welcomes Order of Canada recipients David Suzuki, Shelagh Rogers, Trevor Linden, Wade Davis, Sophie Pierre and Robert Silverman to the Chan Centre to share their thoughts about our shared future. It’s the culmination of a day-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada—the nation’s top civilian honour—that will bring together some of British Columbia’s most inspiring and influential citizens to challenge some of our most pressing societal issues.
  • When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • Price: $10 – Tickets available via the Chan Centre at UBC

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Sarah Schulman

  • What: New York author Sarah Schulman reads from and talks about her much discussed, award-winning book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.
  • When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Pulpfiction Books – 2422 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

You Are It – with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

  • What: You Are It is a new creation by Vancouver theatre artists Deb Williams and Sherry J. Yoon and featuring Carmen Aguirre. A Silver Commission of the Arts Club Theatre company, phase two in the development of this piece digs deeper into the inherent comedy and touching vulnerabilities present in female friendship. As with all Micro Performance Series shows, the audience is both a spectator and participant.
  • When: November 29 to December 9, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: #100 1398 Cartwright St at The Fishbowl on Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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