28 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 19 to 23

Nov 7 2018, 5:40 pm

Running your business is easier when you have the right space. HQ Office Services in Metro Vancouver offers a range of services for your company, including executive office rentals, boardroom rentals, reception services, and more. Book a tour and see what they have to suit your needs!

Learn more about Content Funding at Daily Hive

November is flying by, so slow down and enjoy these 28 great events happening from Monday, November 19 to Thursday, November 22. Hopescotch 2018, Vancouver Christmas Market, and more.

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Hopscotch 2018

hopscotch festival


What: The 2018 Hopscotch Festival will run between November 19 to 25 with events taking place in various locations across the city. One of the most exciting events happening during the festival is the Grand Tasting Hall, taking place from November 23 to 24 at the PNE Forum. Attendees will be able to peruse the 50,000-sq-ft venue and enjoy food, wine, music, and of course whisky and spirits too. The 23rd run of the spirited event will feature local food vendors including The Pawn Shop, Dixie’s BBQ, Juno Kim, and BKH along with 116+ beverage brands.

When: Monday, November 19 to Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Grand Tasting Hall, November 23 to 24)
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver, Grand Tasting Hall at PNE Forum
Price: Tickets vary; buy online

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student Appreciation Comedy Night for Charity

What: Kwantlen Polytechnic University presents a Student Appreciation Comedy Night at Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver. The event will feature amateurs and headliner, Chris Gaskin. 100% of profits from ticket sales will be donated to Surrey Food Bank Society.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Yuk Yuks Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5

Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets

elias pettersson canucks

Vancouver Canucks / Twitter

What: The Vancouver Canucks take the ice versus Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Swine Out Vancouver

What: Local chefs pair artisan charcuterie with local craft beer at Swine Out Vancouver. Come and taste the fruits of their charcuterie labours paired with locally brewed craft beer at the inaugural Swine Out Vancouver organized by Chefs’ Table Society of BC in collaboration with the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $59; buy online


What: Poland’s Behemoth bring their “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” tour to Vancouver with guests At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commordore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Scripting Aloud! reads Miss Hong Kong

What: Scripting Aloud opens their 2018-2019 reading season with a staged reading of Miss Hong Kong, an original feature-length screenplay by Scott Button and Agnes Tong. Both local writers will be in attendance, and reader casting will happen on the day (arrive early/on time).

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: Doors and casting at 5:30 pm, reading and Q&A from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: BC Artscape – Suite 334, 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Admission: $2 membership at the door.

Vancouver Giller Light Bash

What: An evening to celebrate the best of Canadian Literature and support Frontier College’s community literacy work in the Lower Mainland. There will be local writers and lively discussion, drinks, food and prizes, all culminating with the broadcast of the Giller Awards Ceremony and the announcement of the 2018 winner.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: CBC Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2018 Vancouver Trans Day Of Remembrance

transgender day

Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance/Facebook

What: Commemorate the closing the Trans Week of Resilience with the annual Trans Day of Remembrance. Each year, hundreds of trans and gender nonconforming people are murdered, especially trans women of colour. The march and memorial seeks to bring attention to the violence faced by multiply marginalized trans people around the world, and to set intention in honouring their lives. Organized by the Vancouver Trans Day Of Remembrance collective. 2spirited, trans, gender fluid & questioning, people of color, disabled with diverse political experiences.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm (March from Main and Hastings to SFU Harbour Centre), 7 pm (Memorial at SFU Harbour Centre)
Where: Main and Hastings, SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1400-1420
Admission: Free

BC Settlement and Integration Services Hiring Fair at Vancouver Public Library

What: S.U.C.C.E.S.S’ BC Settlement and Integration Services presents a Hiring Fair at Vancouver Public Library. More than 20 employers will be present at the event to hire for many full time and part time positions. Bring your resume and everyone is welcome.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Alice McKay Room – Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch) – 350 West Georgia St. Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

Dominion Bar + Kitchen Presents Tap +Table

What: Guests will enjoy a meal led by Dominion’s Head Chef, Dylan Ellis, and Steel & Oak’s Account Manager, Jay Schreiber. Guests receive a welcome beer and four samples of S&O favourites like the Royal City Ale and Baltic Porter, and family-style handcrafted cheese, artisanal meats, tender prime rib beef sliders, and apple streusel.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: 13475 Central Avenue, Unit D1 on Surrey Civic Plaza
Price: $45; buy online

Spoken INK

What: Spoken INK and Burnaby Writers’ Society present Keith Garebian with Bonnie Nish and Jude Neale Readings begin at 8 pm with an open mic to follow. 

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

RED 101: Intro To Coding

RED Academy

Tech/RED Academy

What: Take your first step into the world of coding with this interactive workshop at RED. In this introductory workshop, you’ll be working hands-on with the fundamental building blocks of the internet. Open to all skill levels.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: RED Academy – #200 1490 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5

A Deep Dive into the Biological Mysteries of Whales

What: UBC Professor Dr. Robert Shadwick discusses the vast array of research methods that are yielding insight into the wondrous inner workings of whales. This program is part of the Curiosities of the Natural World series in partnership with Dr. Robert Shadwick, UBC Public Scholars Initiative, UBC Let’s Talk Science and UBC Faculty of Science.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Alice McKay Room – Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch) – 350 West Georgia St. Vancouver
Admission: Free

SFU Burnaby Book Sale

What: SFU’s United Way Book Sale is held annually every November. This year, all three campuses will be hosting a book sale (Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver). It’s a great opportunity to get rid of used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, new or used board games and puzzles (no magazines, encyclopedia or VHS tapes permitted).

When: Tuesday, November 20 to Thursday, November 22 (Burnaby), Wednesday, November 21 (Vancouver) and Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: SFU Burnaby, SFU Vancouver and SFU Surrey
Admission: Free, book prices vary

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas markets

Image courtesy of Vancouver Christmas Market

What: The 9th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to get into the holiday spirit. Experience a selection of traditional food and beverages, and browse vendors offering authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery, and other unique gifts. There will be kids activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.

When: Wednesday, November 21 to Monday, December 24, 2018
Time: Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: available soon online

Toad-ally Awesome

What: Frogger is no game for our native amphibians who face life and death when they migrate across roads.  Hear about real Frogger-challenges from biologist Aleesha Switzer.  View a short segment from the Wilderness Committee’s documentary Toad People then venture outside to search for amphibians. Ages 8 and up.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Admission: Free. Registration required – barcode 7461

Improv Against Humanity: Epic 8th Anniversary

What: The Fictionals are celebrating an Epic 8th Anniversary at Improv Against Humanity at The Rio Theatre, and everyone is invited to the party. Enjoy a live CAH tournament, hilarious comedy, prizes and birthday cake, and more.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Extraordinary Emilia Romagna, Italian Dinner and Pasta Making Show

What: Experience the finest Italian food during a seven-course gala dinner hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West. Taking place at The Westin Bayshore hotel, the Extraordinary Emilia Romagna! Gala Dinner and Pasta Making show is set to represent the real treat of Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World. This week-long event (November 19 to 25) is aimed at promoting Italy’s agri-food industry and the tradition of high-quality food and wine. If you ever wanted to treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary experience, this is it. You’ll get to delight in an exclusive Italian dinner (SEVEN courses) accompanied by premium Italian wines and various delicacies, inspired by Emilia Romagna’s most traditional recipes.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive
Price: $165 – $1,800 – Tickets available via Eventbrite

Disney On Ice: “Dare to Dream”

What: The ever-popular production will feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse as hosts, as well as characters from Disney’s Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled, Cinderella, and many more. And of course, what would a Disney show be without a sing-a-long to go with some mesmerizing skating performances? In addition to the main show, a sing-a-long with Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco will take place prior to each show.

When: Wednesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Shows at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Ticket prices start at $20, available online

Merry Kiss-mas

What: Vancouver TheatreSport’s cheeky, affectionate homage to onscreen Christmas nostalgia, stuffed with a turkey-full of big belly laughs. The show’s first half takes suggestions from the audience to recreate well-known holiday movie scenes and characters. That’s followed by a completely improvised, audience-driven second half in which the cast create a brand new festive special.

When: Wednesday, November 21 to Monday, December 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

FlyOver America

Image: FlyOver Canada / Facebook

What: Glide, dive, swoop and soar over some of America’s must-see destinations including Hawaii, Alaska and New York! This exhilarating 10-minute flight ride showcases 25 incredible locations in a way you’ve never seen them before.

When: Now to Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: FlyOver America is shown once per hour, on the 45 minute mark of the hour.
Where: 999 Canada Place
Tickets: Online

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2018

Canyon Lights (Capilano Suspension Bridge)

Canyon Lights (Capilano Suspension Bridge)

What: Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park. The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers. Also returning to this year’s festival is the Snowy Owl prowl, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018, to Sunday, January 27, 2019 (closed on December 25)
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: $46.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $34.95 for students, $27.95 for youth (ages 13 to 16) $14.95 for children (ages 6 to 12) and free for children under six

The White Album Revisited

What: To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album, some of Vancouver’s funkiest musicians are gathering together to pay homage to the classic album in a gala benefit concert for PAL Vancouver. The evening will showcase 29 innovative interpretative arrangements of 29 songs featuring a core band of musicians with special guests. The album will be performed in its entirety and in its original order.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Rogue Folk Club – 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $45 at the door

The Macallan Whiskey Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s

What: Enjoy an intimate five-course dinner paired with five special expressions of The Macallan. Brand Ambassador Dan Volway will lead you through the story of The Macallan and explain each whiskey in detail while Mamie Taylor’s Executive Chef Jonas Hamre will match your whiskey with the perfect dish for each course.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online

Peter Pan the Panto

november 22

Peter Pan / Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Company

What: Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Enjoy a fun-filled tale that will captivate you from the opening number right until Captain Hook meets his timely reward. Featuring a huge cast, live band, enchanting characters, and lots of songs and dances.

When: Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Online

US Thanksgiving Dinner at Ancora

What: Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde will put his Peruvian culinary heritage in the spotlight when the False Creek restaurant hosts a special holiday dinner service to mark US Thanksgiving on November 22. The three-course Thanksgiving menu will feature roasted mushroom bisque to start followed by Valverde’s unique interpretation of a classic Peruvian dish of arroz con pato (rice with duck) with huancaina sauce as the main and carrot cake for dessert.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Where: 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver
Price: $59, wine pairings available; reserve online or call 604-681-1164


What: Albireo tells the story of brothers Wriker and Chambers. Half human and half siren, their fabled hypnotic powers only come into play when singing together in harmony. Two sides of a whole and separated for some time, Wriker only brings trouble when he barges back into his little brother’s life, and on the night of a crucial dinner party, no less. Presented by Rushed Productions in collaboration with the UBC Players Club. Albireo is also an acting fund raiser for Arts Umbrella.

When: Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Waterfront Chats – Finding the Right Space

What: Finding the right space can be critical to the success of a business. With the rising costs of commercial real estate and the difficulty of navigating zoning requirements, entrepreneurs are having to turn to innovative and alternative spaces to operate their businesses. Come listen to three speakers talk about alternative space options and learn about how you can operate your business with less traditional locations. Presented by Small Business BC

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 5 pm
Where: Small Business BC – 601 West Cordova Street #54, Vancouver
Register: Online, $10

See also
Daniel ChaiDaniel Chai

+ Listed