21 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 13 to 15

Nov 5 2018, 2:25 am

Pack your shortened work week with one of these fun things to do in Vancouver! Check out Fleetwood Mac, Eastside Culture Crawl, and our rundown of 21 great events happening from Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15.

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Boutique

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What: Looking for locally sourced, eco-friendly gifts this holiday season? Check out Place des Arts annual Christmas Boutique. The boutique features finely crafted ornaments and decorations as well as an abundance of artful gifts, all handmade by artisans in our community.

When: Tuesday, November 13 to Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue
Admission: Free

Pencils, Paint & Pixels – How Women Transformed Disney Animation

What: Award-winning author and historian Mindy Johnson and Disney animation legend Jane Baer lead a fascinating evening of discussion and presentation on the invisible history of women in the animation industry, whose contributions and experiences have often gone unrecorded. Johnson will also have copies of her latest acclaimed book, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, available for purchase, with a book signing session to follow the presentation.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University – 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Vancouver Canadian Immigrant Fair

What: Providing information and inspiration on the three pillars for success in Canada — careers, education and settlement — the Canadian Immigrant Fair is open to everyone. Attendees will find a tradeshow, hiring employers, speakers, workshops, a resume clinic, and more.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

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What: The play follows Wren, a young Asian-Canadian, as she tries to meet deadlines whilst being bombarded with prejudice and toxic masculinity from co-workers and management. Navigating through an office culture filled with racial slurs, sexualization of women, and aggressive competition, Wren struggles between maintaining her sense of right and wrong and toeing the company line.

When: Tuesday, November 13 to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Urban Ink Office – #220 – 111 West Hastings St Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Talonbooks 2018 Fall Poetry Launch

What: Talonbooks’ fall poetry launch starts with an opening prayer and song performed by Cree Elders Adele and Irvin Waskewitch, followed by readings by Ted Byrne, Wanda John-Kehewin, Tiziana La Melia, Christine Stewart, and Fred Wah and Rita Wong. There will be bannock, cheese, vegan snacks, and drinks.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Pyatt Hall – 843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
Admission: Free

Free iOS Essentials Workshop

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What: Learn hands-on skills from the Lighthouse Labs education team who will help you build your first mobile app. This workshop gives you an introduction to the building blocks of iOS development where you’ll be creating a simple music player app.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: DevHub Vancouver – 401 W Georgia St #600, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Movies in the Morgue: Drive

What: Vancouver Police Museum presents a special screening of Drive starring Ryan Gosling. Attendees are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to cosy up in the morgue. There will be fresh popcorn and pop for sale.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum and Archives – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fleetwood Mac

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What: Fleetwood Mac’s latest North American tour will feature the line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the Grammy-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Yellow Fever: A Comedy Show

What: A night of comedy by Asians for both Asians and non-Asians. Featuring performances by Soo Jeong, Andrea Jin, Tin Lorica, Cory Lupovici, Bradley Fung and Ronald Dario.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Red Gate Arts Society – 1965 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $5-$10


What:  A new work by Theatre Replacement. Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 10 to 45 enact different narratives, live, in front of an audience of roughly the same age.

When: Wednesday, November 14 to Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15 (Wednesday), $36 (Thursday to Saturday)

Craft Beer Market Anniversary Party

Photo courtesy CRAFT Beer Market

What: Craft Vancouver is celebrating its fifth birthday with live entertainment, complimentary small bites, a ton of sampling, special anniversary brews, and most importantly, cake. Tickets are $5 and 100% of the proceeds donated to the annual St. Vincent De Paul Charity Drive.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: 85 West 1st Avenue – Vancouver
Price: $5; buy online

Christmas at Hycroft 2018

What: A traditional holiday fair and fundraiser filled with Christmas warmth and Yuletide inspiration throughout all three floors of the Shaughnessy mansion. Enjoy live entertainment, over 30 local artisans, unique boutiques with one-of-a-kind gifts, traditional treats and Santa visits too.

When: Wednesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 11 am to 9 pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 11 am to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Hycroft – 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver
Admission: $115, Children 12 and under free

11th Annual BC Iconic Red Wines Tasting Competition

What: BC Iconic Reds, in conjunction with the Sutton Place Wine Merchant, will be holding the 11th annual BC Iconic Reds Wine Tasting Competition on November 14 at The Sutton Place Hotel. We are pleased to invite you to judge 18 to 20 of BC’s best Bordeaux style wines priced from $35 to $135.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $89; buy online

Make the Holidays Awesome!

What: MAKE and Make It! The Handmade Revolution combine creative forces for Make the Holidays Awesome! meet some Makies, and hear the inspiring story behind their gorgeous handmade products. Make It Founder Jenna Herbut will also be signing her new book Make It Happen which shares insight on how to turn creative ideas into a business. There will also be delicious bites and festive refreshments.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: MAKE – 1648 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Eastside Culture Crawl 2018

Mixed media artwork by Lori Sokoluk / Eastside Culture Crawl

What: A four-day visual arts, design and crafts festival showcasing over 500 artist studios in 80 buildings throughout Vancouver’s Eastside. Boasting the largest line-up of artists, venues, and events to date, the 22nd annual Crawl will welcome more than 35,000 visitors to intimately experience this vibrant and inspiring neighbourhood.

When: Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

What: The festive Pride and Prejudice follow-up presented by The  Arts Club Theatre Company. A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. While Mary starts to dream of a new life beyond her boisterous family, an unexpected visitor at the Darcy household could spell romance.

When: Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Granville Island Stage – Arts Club – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Suppliant Women

What: Refugee women arrive in Greece, fleeing their homeland and the threat of unwanted marriage. Will they be welcomed, or sent back to Egypt? To whose laws are they subject? Can the gods offer hope? Aeschylus’ tragedy from 463 BC looks to find meaning in forced migration, and asks what our obligation is to those fleeing sexual violence and seeking some sense of security. This is not a play about individuals, but about masses of people crossing borders in desperation, and not always being accepted when they arrive.

When: Various dates from Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Brian Posehn

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What: Brian Posehn has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, and Friends and starred on The Sarah Silverman Program. He performs stand-up at Comedy Mix. Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Judd Apatow’s Funny PeopleRob Zombie’s The Devil’s RejectsFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Five-Year Engagement, and Surfs Up.

When: Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: the Comedy Mix – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 2018

What: The Titanic: Artifact Exhibition has been designed to focus on the real, authentic human stories of those who boarded the Titanic and bringing those tales back to life. To help recreate the memories of the passengers, more than 120 authentic pieces from the vessel will be present, as well as extensive re-creations of rooms on the ship.

When: Now to Friday, January 11, 2019
Where: Lipont Place – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online, $17.95

Hir: A Trans, Non-Binary and Two Spirit Cabaret

What: During Transgender Awareness Week, Pi Theatre is producing a cabaret featuring dance, live music, short films, drag, poetry and more, all by trans, non-binary and Two Spirit artists. Curated by Gavin K Somers, this event showcases bold trans artistry from across Metro Vancouver.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Doors 7 pm, performances 7:30 pm
Admission: Free

The Red Ribbon Gala: AIDS Vancouver’s 35th Anniversary

What: AIDS Vancouver’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, the Red Ribbon Gala. Enjoy a jam-packed evening of live entertainment and delicious food, all in support of Canada’s first AIDS Service Organization. Plus mix and mingle with friends, local celebrities, and members of Vancouver’s business community while you sip on one of our feature wines from Road 13.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 1 pm
Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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