7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, November 8

Nov 7 2017, 3:13 am

Treat yourself this Hump Day by checking out one of our picks of seven things to do in Vancouver on Wednesday, November 8. Circle Craft Christmas Market, Rupi Kaur and more to enjoy.

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

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: Wednesday, November 8 to  Friday, November 10 from 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday November, 11 from 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday November 12, 10 am to 5 pm
  • 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

Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park


City of Surrey

  • What: The trails and the trees of Bear Creek Park will be illuminated for two nights this year. Grab a hot drink, make a lantern and prepare to be wowed as you wander through an ever changing display of colours. Activities include face painting, photo booth, lantern crafts, illumination board and food trucks.
  • When: November 8 to 9
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

The Power of Tourism

  • What: Destination BC CEO Marsha Walden will speak to the influence of the tourism sector, and following her keynote will be joined by a panel of industry experts to further discuss the industry and its benefits.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, BC Ballroom – 900 West Georgia Street. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$158 plus gst

Two Views from the Sylvia – Kol Halev Performance Society

  • What: Ever wondered about the stories behind the moss-covered, venerable Sylvia Hotel in English Bay? Here’s your chance to relive a part of Vancouver legacy, with two original one-act plays that trace the origins of the 100+ year old hotel. You might recognize more than a few of the characters, including lifeguard extraordinaire Joe Fortes and the immortalized Sylvia Goldstein.
  • When: November 8 to 12
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatrewire; $28

The Lady Show Turns 2


Image: The Lady Show

  • What: Stand-up, sketch comedy and birthday cake with The Lady Show’s Diana Bang, Morgan Brayton, Fatima Dhowre and Katie-Ellen Humphries. Also featuring special guests Brunch Comedy.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnson Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

Rupi Kaur the sun and her flowers tour 

  • What: Canadian poet Rupi Kaur will be stopping in Vancouver to promote the release of her newest book the sun and her flowers. Kaur’s first book milk and honey gained international success and is a #1 New York Times bestseller. It has sold over 1.5 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street at Seymour
  • Tickets: Online, $30.25

Mandolin Orange with guest Rachel Baiman

  • What: Mandolin Orange is Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, an Americana/folk duo based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25
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