15 things to do in Vancouver this week

Dec 19 2017, 6:31 pm

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between November 16 and 20. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

Winter Art Market

  • What: The Shop at the Museum of Anthropology is hosting a Winter Art Market! Find a selection of unusual gifts and original artwork from local and international artisans for all ages (and budgets).
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology at UBC – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 16; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Life Game: A Live Taping of CBC Radio One’s New Program

  • What: The Life Game is an audacious new experiment in radio. Each evening our guest allows improvisers to act out key moments of their life in front of a live audience. The format was developed to honour the life stories of remarkable people. Originally developed by Keith Johnstone of the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, the show has toured around the world. The Life Game will air on CBC Radio One in 2016.
  • Where: Studio 1 at CBC – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 16; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Stand-Up Comedy at Yagger’s Kitsilano

  • What: The launch night of a monthly Stand-Up Comedy show featuring some of the best comedians currently performing on the Vancouver Comedy Scene. It’s a great way to spend a Monday night and it’s guaranteed to be an amazing night of Stand-up comedy so be sure you don’t miss it.
  • Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 16; 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Hopscotch Festival

  • What: This festival is all about beer, whiskey and spirits and will provide plenty of tastings, learning events and food pairings. Some tickets are already sold out, so get yours quick.
  • Where: Grand Tasting, PNE Forum and events/classes at multiple locations
  • When: Monday, November 16 to Sunday, November 22

Once – A New Musical

  • What: Broadway Across Canada presents Once, an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical about a Dublin street musician and the love of his life.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, November 17 to Sunday, November 22; 8 p.m. & matinee dates

… Didn’t see that coming

  • What: Before she appeared in the recurring role of Granny in the hit ABC TV show Once Upon a Time, Beverley Elliott adventured from farm town Ontario to Vancouver’s gay bars and red carpets, crooning in a parade of bars along the way. She’s now turned her wild ride into an autobiographical show full of hilarious stories and show-stopping songs.
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • When: November 12 to 21 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees November 14 and 21, and a 1 p.m. matinee November 17

SFU Burnaby Puppy Therapy 

  • What: The SFU Puppy Therapy event, organized by SFU Health and Counselling Services, is back again this year to help students, faculty and staff take a break from the stress of end-of-term assignments and exams and get some good cuddle time with a selection of adorable dogs.
  • Where: SFU Burnaby – Saywell Hall near AQ (9082 Atrium)
  • When: Tuesday, November 17 & 24, Wednesday, December 2; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

50 Years. 50 Chefs.

  • What: To mark their 50th anniversary, Vancouver Community College will host a celebratory gala. The event, which brings together 50 chefs (all with a connection to VCC), will boast an array of successful alumni and dedicated chef instructors who have made their mark on the Vancouver food scene.
  • Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street
  • When: Tuesday, November 17;  7 to 11 p.m.

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

  • What: Vancouver’s Top Ocean Wise chefs will compete head-to-head for the title of 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to sample 14 original chowders paired with local craft beer.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way
  • When: Wednesday, November 18; 7 to 10 p.m.

Teen Angst Night

  • What: Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, November 18; 8 to 10 p.m.

Entrepreneur Thought Leadership Series

  • What: Join BCBusiness for an up-close and personal interview series with some of the province’s most successful entrepreneurs. Hear their inspiring stories of growth and innovation that took them from start-up to industry leaders.
  • Where: Audi Downtown Vancouver – 1788 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, November 18; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eastside Culture Crawl

  • What: Explore East Vancouver through culture, arts, design and crafts. The event is focused on the area inside Main Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and the Waterfront and last year received over 25,000 visitors.
  • Where: Various shops inbetween Main Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and the Waterfront, East Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22

McArthurGlen’s Here Comes Christmas

  • What: McArthurGlen Vancouver is kicking off the holiday in style with its very first Here Comes Christmas Event. Featuring the lighting of a 45-foot Christmas tree (one of the largest in Vancouver), appearances from Santa and his elves, a sneak peek of the Vancouver Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker in their first ever outdoor performance and live classic carols by the Vancouver Peace Choir, this free event will be an evening filled with holiday festivities for people of all ages.
  • Where: McArthurGlen Vancouver – 7899 Templeton Station Road, Richmond
  • When: Thursday, November 19; 6 to 9 p.m.

Anonymous Art Show

  • What: The Anonymous Art Show is a great fundraiser and group exhibition that enables the community to support emerging artists. All work is on unframed 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ canvas or wood panel and sells for $100. The best part is, you don’t know who the artist is until you buy the art.
  • Where: CityScape Community Art Space – 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 19 to December 19; opening reception 7 to 9:30 p.m, regular gallery hours

MERCATO Italian Market

  • What: The people of Vancouver are invited to shop for a vibrant assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef.
  • Where: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street
  • When: Friday, November 20; 4 to 8 p.m.
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