15 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 6:29 pm

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between November 13 and 15. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What: World-renowned comedian, Jerry Seinfeld brings his stand-up comedy routine to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for four shows over two days.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows

Canada Men’s National Team v.s. Honduras – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13; 7 p.m.

Little Black Dress Gala

  • What: The Little Black Dress Gala, hosted by the Help Change My City Alliance, is an annual semi-formal event that features the works of some of the most talented designers in Vancouver. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk youth through programs and initiatives aimed at character development training, leadership, mentorship, and skills training.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13; 7:30 p.m.

We Know Nothing: Monologues of Ice & Fire

  • What: A night of comedic monologues inspired by George R R Martin’s worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones, featuring some of his best “cut characters” including Susan Sand, the other Sand Snake. Bringing a little levity to the blood-soaked stabfest that is GoT sounds good to me.
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13; 7 p.m.

Light Up The Village

  • What: Join Park Royal for their annual tree lighting ceremony in The Village. Delight in the countdown to illuminating over 10,000 dazzling lights at the Keeper’s Crossing in the center of The Village. Activities include cookie decorating, face painting, hot chocolate and coffee, a singing trio, and more.
  • Where: The Village at Park Royal – 2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13; 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

  • What: The 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market will showcase jewellers, wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and many more artisan artists, just in time for Christmas shopping.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15


  • What: TEDx is a locally produced version of the larger TED Talk series. The idea is to promote discussion on various topics through well thought-out speeches and presentations. This year’s theme is ID – who am I? What am I?
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, November 14; all day

Diwali Downtown Surrey

  • What: Downtown Surrey will feature Diwali’s landmark event, Diwali Downtown, this year. The event, similar to Diwali Downtown Vancouver, will feature culturally-rich programming with interactive and multicultural performances.
  • Where: Centre Stage at City Hall – 13450-104 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: Saturday, November 14; 3 to 7 p.m.

Eastside Flea Holiday Market

  • What: Shop local this holiday season at Eastside Flea Market where they’ll be featuring over 50 local vendors selling new, used, vintage and handmade items.
  • Where: The Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street
  • When: Saturday, November 14 to Sunday, November 15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter Market at Nat Bailey Stadium

  • What: Now in its 9th year, this weekly market offers visitors locally-grown fruit and vege, meat, and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal craft.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street
  • When: Saturdays, November 7 to April 23, 2016 (excluding December 26); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

  • What: The farmers’ market, which will be operating for the entire winter season, will feature a diverse selection of local produce, including fish, poultry, meat, dairy and nursery items.
  • Where: Hastings Skatepark – Renfrew Street
  • When: Sundays, November 8 to May 1, 2016 (excluding December 27); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UBC Fall Classic

  • What: Run a half marathon, 10K or 5K for the last big run of the season, taking place on the beautiful UBC campus. Or just head out to cheer on the runners.
  • Where: University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, November 15

Vancouver – A Distant Mirror

  • What: A collection of films from the Vancouver archives will offer a peek into the Vancouver of days gone by. Vancouver – A Distant Mirror compiles footage from the 1920s to the 1970s, giving one of the clearest looks available at this beautiful city. Local historian Michael Kluckner accompanies each viewing, offering insight into the social, political, and cultural landscape of Vancouver through the decades.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, November 15; 3 p.m.

Diwali Cooking Demonstrations

  • What: A chef will lead participants through a tour of Indian cuisine for the Diwali Fest Cooking Demonstrations. There’s no word yet about what’s on the menu, but if someone says ‘Indian food’, you know it’s going to be good.
  • Where: Yaletown Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, November 15; all day

Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA

  • What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, December 27; various times
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