60 things to do in Vancouver in November

Oct 31 2019, 9:00 am

Pack your November with our checklist of 60 fun events happening in Vancouver! From Halloween Skate Party to Remembrance Day, Movember Undie Run to Jason Mraz, get out and have some fun!

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

Fun events around town

Pop-up roller rink — Halloween Skate Party

shipyards roller skating

Rollerskate Vancouver and Rolla Skate Club

What: Rollerskate Vancouver and Rolla Skate Club are throwing a Halloween roller skating party at the Shipyards’ 12,000-sq-ft event space. The Halloween roller skating party takes place on Friday, November 1 and will have two shifts, an early skate from 5 to 7 pm, and a later skate that runs from 7:30 to 10 pm. Both shifts are open to all ages. Admission to the event is $15 for adults. Skate rentals will also be available on-site ($2 for the early shift; $10 for the late shift), although sizes are limited.

When: November 1, 2019
Time: 5 to 7 pm and 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: The Shipyards – 125 Victory Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15 for adults, rentals available on-site

VR/AR Global Summit Vancouver 2018

What: The VR/AR Global Summit 2019 will take place this November at the Parq Vancouver. The summit brings together the VR/AR/MR industry from around the world to discuss an array of topics including education, entertainment, enterprise, healthcare, retail, training, blockchain and more. Over the course of two days, there will be a number of keynote addresses, engaging panels, educational workshops, networking opportunities, demos, exhibits, films, production launches, and parties.

When: November 1 to 2, 2019
Where: Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $399 – $499

Eastside Flea

What: Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent-maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan food, and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live entertainment, and more.

When: November 2 and 3, November 16 and 17, November 30 and December 1, December 7 and 8, December 14 and 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
Price: $3 admission, no one turned away for lack of funds

2019 Cascadia Wedding Show

What: Vancouver’s first wedding show on the North Shore features a panel discussion with industry experts, two fashion shows with local sustainable designers, workshops, wedding vendors, and more. Each ticket includes one drink.

When: November 3, 2019
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Where: The Pipe Shop — 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

TechPong 2019

charity event

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What: TechPong, hosted by CHIMP (Charitable Impact), is an epic, one-night event hosted at Science World to bring together the tech community in the name of charity. On November 7, Vancouver’s tech community will rally together, with over 1,000 attendees from local start-ups and global companies expected to join in on the fun, with the event looking to collectively raise $100,000 for a number of great causes.

This year, TechPong 2019 will have a Fun Fair theme, to include a floor full of carnival games to raise additional money for charity, as well as music and entertainment, and a bar run by Parallel 49 Brewing Company. Attendees are welcomed to register a team, or just stop by and watch the fun unfold.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Science World — 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Tickets: $30, available online

Vancouver Podcast Festival

What: Vancouver Podcast Festival highlights the “power of podcasting” as a non-fiction media. Presented by DOXA, the festival features four days of panels, hands-on workshops, and live podcast presentations and tapings. The live shows feature some of the most recognized names in podcasting as they perform and talk about their creative process. Live shows will be taking place at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver Public Library, and SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

When: November 7 to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Rio Theatre, Vancouver Public Library, and SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Tickets: Available online

Movember Undie Run 2019

Undie Run 2018/Movember

What: Movember Foundation and SAXX Underwear are hosting their second Movember Undie Run in Vancouver on Saturday, November 9. The event starts at 12 pm at Brewhall in Olympic Village, and with the weather getting cold, you must be a brave one to run 2 km in your underwear. All funds raised through ticket sales will go directly to Movember and help support programs and research for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

Tickets will include a swag bag with a complimentary pair of SAXX underwear, MO perks, and access to the after-party with a complementary drink and snacks. The first 200 people will also receive a limited-edition Movember toque in their swag bag.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: Undie Run starts at 12 pm
Where: Brewhall — 97 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

What: Disney On Ice features acrobatics and stunts on ice with all of your favourite Disney characters. Featuring characters and worlds from Peter Pan, Coco, Frozen, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Moana.

When: November 28 to December 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Coliseum at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cats and Dogs

What: Presented by White Spot, and created by La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in partnership with Le Musée de la civilization, the Cats & Dogs exhibition is the first “large-scale” exhibition dedicated to these animals, according to officials. Visitors will learn about the cognitive and sensory world of cats and dogs, in what’s described as an “immersive environment” that is meant to show people how their pets have a “completely different perception” of the world around them.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
What: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Commemorate Remembrance Day

Victory Square Cenotaph

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What: In honour of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada, the City of Vancouver is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square. Over 15,000 participants and citizens attend the oldest continuing annual ceremony in Vancouver each year.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: Starts at 10 am
Where: Victory Square – 200
Admission: Free

Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies & Parade

What: Events start with a non-denominational service at Kyle Centre. Then the parade goes around the block to Port Moody Arts Centre for a two-minute silence, act of remembrance, and laying of wreaths at Port Moody Arts Centre Monument. Ceremony finishes with a 21-Gun Cannon Salute at Seymour Artillery.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Surrey Remembers

What: Take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25 am on November 11. Then check out the family-friendly activities at the Museum of Surrey and Surrey Archives.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Veterans Square — 17710 56A Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Richmond Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: The City of Richmond invites the public to observe and participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The parade starts at 10:20 am, and official ceremonies at the City Hall Cenotaph will follow at 10:40 am. Two minutes of silence will take place at 11 am followed by wreath-laying.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:20 to 11:30 am
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Admission: Free

West Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppies (Sergii Votit/Shutterstock)

What: Led by The Royal Canadian Legion – West Vancouver Branch #60, the West Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony features a parade starting at 10:45 am and a service starting at 10:55 am.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:45 to 11:30 am
Where: Memorial Arch in Memorial Park – Marine Drive between 19th St and 20th St
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Remembrance Day

What: Port Coquitlam’s Remembrance Day begins with the Wilson Centre Service. Then veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #133, will lead a parade from the Wilson Centre along Wilson Avenue to Shaughnessy Street to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 am (Wilson Centre Service), 11 am (Cenotaph Remembrance Service)
Where: Wilson Centre – 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony

Victoria

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What: Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 – North Burnaby. The parade begins at 10:45 am from Safeway parking lot, 4440 Hastings Street. Ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph in Confederation Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:45 am to 12 pm
Where: North Burnaby Cenotaph, Confederation Park – Willingdon Ave and Penzance Dr, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Coquitlam Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: A march will take place from the Como Lake Middle School along Winslow Street to the Cenotaph on Veterans Way at Blue Mountain Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10 am at the school, 10:50 am at the Cenotaph, the march takes place at 10:40 am.
Where: Como Lake Middle School — 1121 King Albert Avenue
Admission: Free

Holiday Events

Circle Craft Christmas Market

What: The 47th annual Circle Craft Christmas Market hosts more than 300 different artisans and vendors from across Canada and features everything from pottery and fashion to craft distilleries.

When: November 7 to November 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Japan Market Vancouver Christmas Fair

What: The Christmas Fair will heavily focus on artisan crafts and Japanese merchandise. Market-goers can expect approximately 70 vendors, Japanese cultural workshops, and live performances. In addition, the event will have a wide selection of freshly made food, as well as sweets and treats to take home.

A new feature for the Christmas Fair is the introduction of VIP shopping — early access tickets will be available to let eager shoppers enter the fair from 10 to 11 am before it opens to the rest of the public.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (10 am for VIP shoppers)
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson St, Vancouver
Cost: VIP tickets available online, otherwise, admission by donation

Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas markets

Image courtesy of Vancouver Christmas Market

What: The 10th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market features a selection of traditional food and beverages, vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.

When: November 20 until December 24, 2019
Time: Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance

What: Enjoy seasonal mirth and merriment at Vancouver TheatreSport’s Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance. The show’s first half takes suggestions from the audience to parody well-known holiday TV specials and films. That’s followed by a completely improvised, audience-driven rom-com parody in the second half.

When: November 20 to December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Christmas Glow Vancouver

What: Christmas Glow will take place inside the Harbour Convention Centre from November 21, 2019, to January 5, 2020. Visitors will be able to enjoy nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of enchanting twinkling lights and holiday activities.

This year’s theme for Vancouver is “Santa’s Lost Presents.” Guests will be able to help the elves find Santa’s lost presents. Themed light-up structures, including Santa’s sleigh and his trusty reindeer, will be set up around the venue. Adults will be able to enjoy the licensed bars, seasonal beverages, and live music while interactive activities and festive playgrounds will keep the kids busy.

When: November 21, 2019 until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Harbour Convention Centre — 760 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $19.99 for general admission; $11.99 for select dates with the code Vancouver40

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

What: The 37th annual Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair showcases a wide variety of gifts, including handcrafted chocolates, lavender lotions, handmade goods, and more. There will also be live entertainment, prizes, and samples to enjoy.

When: November 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Aurora Winter Festival 2019

What: The Aurora Winter Festival, now one of the largest events of its kind in Western Canada, is returning for the 2019 holiday season. The six-week, North Pole-inspired festival will be expanding its event to fifteen acres in size and relocating to Hastings Park.

Upgrades from last year include a larger surface for ice skating, a longer tube park, and double the number of rides and games. Other attractions include a light tunnel showcasing the Aurora Borealis, a story-time theatre with Santa for kids, a giant tube park, ice skating on a frozen pond, six amusement park rides, games, some of Vancouver’s best food trucks, and a market with 40 holiday-inspired vendors.

When: November 22, 2019 until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, General Admission passes start at $17.99/ Senior and Child passes start at $12.99/ Family passes start at $49.99

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

CandyTown horse carriage/Image: Jade Stone Photography

What: The Yaletown Business Improvement Association hosts the eighth annual free outdoor Christmas festival, CandyTown. Holiday shoppers can finish their shopping list at the local merchants and specialty market while enjoying roaming holiday characters, live music and carolling, and food trucks. There will also be horse-carriage rides by donation, visits with Santa and the Ice Queen, and more.

When: November 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Yaletown
Admission:
 Free

Cheer on the home teams

BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders

What: The BC Lions wrap up their CFL season on November 2 with a matchup against Calgary Stampeders at BC Place.

When: November 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canucks

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What: The Canucks continue their NHL season with games at Rogers Arena throughout November. Theme nights are happening on November 5 (1970s), November 10 (Hockey Fights Cancer), and November 14 (Canadian Forces Appreciation).

When: November 5, November 10, November 12, November 14, November 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm (1 pm on November 10)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants continue their WHL regular season at Langley Events Centre in November. Theme nights are on November 8 (Military Families Appreciation Night), November 16 (JRFM Country Night), November 17 (Princesses & Superheroes Night + Save on Foods Family Sunday), and November 23 (White Spot Legends Weekend).

When: November 3, November 8, November 16, November 17, November 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 St, Langley
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Warriors vs Calgary Roughnecks

What: The Vancouver Warriors kickoff the new National Lacrosse League season with a home game on November 29 against the Calgary Roughnecks.

When: November 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods, and artisanal crafts.

When: Open year-round on Saturday (except December 28)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave, Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market on May 10, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

Granville Island Public Market (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market. You’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year-round, seven days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau St, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Richmond Country Farms

What: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: Open Thursdays to Sundays until December 2019
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

UBC Farm Markets

What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This market now accepts cash, credit, and debit.

When: Every Saturday until November 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this open-air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday until “at least Christmas” and possibly longer.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, as well as live entertainment, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.

When: November 3 and 17, December 1, 8, and 15, 2019. February 9 and 23, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond
Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday from November 3, 2019 to April 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

New West Winter Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: 
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Belmont St, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Bon Appetit

Beanstock Coffee Festival Vancouver 2019

beanstock fest Canada's top baristas

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What: Beanstock Coffee Festival, Canada’s leading independent festival of third-wave coffee, will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island on November 2 and 3. The two-day fest will feature 30 independent micro-roasters, including Agro Coffee Roasters, Luna Coffee, Prototype Coffee, Pallet Coffee Roasters, and Rooftop Coffee Roasters to name a few.

Coffee lovers can expect unlimited coffee, a free ceramic mug, local food, drinks, music, and more. General admission tickets include two tokens that can be exchanged for 100-gram samples of roasted coffee. Folks can buy for a specific session — 9 am to 11:30 am, noon to 2:30 pm, or 3 to 5:30 pm — on either day of the festival.

When: November 2 and 3, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Performance Works on Granville Island – 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Price: $25–$75; buy online

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival 2019

What: The annual festival, now in its 18th year, is one of Canada’s “most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals,” and it supports the BC Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s events include signature events like EAT! Harvest, the EAT! Dinner Series, and the new EAT! Pastry Day along with exciting chef collaborations.

When: November 4 until November 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Whistler Cornucopia 2019

What: Cornucopia, Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage celebration, offers attendees a stellar selection of tastings, dinners, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Events like Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Bubbles And Brunch, drink seminars like “Wine & Junk Food Reloaded,” and Scandinave Spa’s Bubble Bath party are just a few of the things that await Cornucopia-goers.

When: November 7 to 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Whistler
Price: Ticket prices vary

FEAST: Asian Dining Festival 2019

What: FEAST: Asian Dining Festival kicks off on October 18 and runs through November 18, 2019, this year. Urging diners to broaden their horizons and try a variety of Richmond restaurants – old and new – FEAST allows diners to indulge family-style.

Participants can expect curated menus when they dine in groups of four to 10 people, and some signature dishes, specialty items, and recommended FEAST menu options at a special price during the festival.

When: Now until November 18, 2019
Time: Various hours of operation
Where: Participating restaurants in Richmond
More Info: Online

Enjoy Arts and Culture

Lumière Block Party 2019

What: On each night of Lumière, from November 1 to 3, Public Disco will transform Davie Street and Bute Street into a tented pop-up venue, packed with art, live music, dance performances, and drag shows. Friday will see the party start with music by DJ Hao2 and Easy Bake Coven at 5 pm, followed by a dance performance at 6 pm, and a drag show featuring Alma B*tches and Continental Breakfast & PM at 8 pm. Saturday will have several different DJs performing from 3 pm onwards and dance performances between 4 pm and 10 pm. On Sunday, Bye Felicia will host an afternoon T-Dance with music and drag, as well as the party’s final drag show at 4 pm, featuring Amy Grindhouse, Coco, and Eva Scarlett.

Organizers say that the pop-up will also include a fully licensed bar, featuring Stanley Park Beer, Lonetree Cider, and Nude Vodka Soda.

When: November 1 to November 3, 2019
Time: Starting times vary based on date
Where: Bute and Davie St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Katie-Ellen Humphries Comedy Album Taping

What: Katie-Ellen is a founding member of The Lady Show, and has been featured at JFL NorthWest Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. She has appeared on Ha!ifax Comedy Festival and Winnipeg Comedy Fest Galas, and regularly appears on CBC Radio’s The Debaters. She records her first standup album, for release by comedy record label 800 Pound Gorilla on November 1 and 2.

When: November 1 and 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm (Friday), 7 and 9:30 pm (Saturday)
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

What: Comedian, TV personality, and New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Handler is coming to Vancouver on her Life Will Be the Death of Me stand-up tour. The trip across the continent follows the success of her recent memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, which made its debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets: Online

Broadway Across Canada – Waitress

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the Tony-award nominated Waitress. Brought to the stage by an all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and original direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

When: November 12 until November 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night in Canada

What: Rick Mercer hosts the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada at Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on November 15, and at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on November 17. Featuring performances by Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni, and Ali Hassan.

When: November 15 and November 17 2019
Time: 7 pm (Friday), 8 pm (Sunday)
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver; Bell Performing Arts Centre – 6250 144 St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil

LUZIA

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA/Cirquedusoleil.com

What: For the first time in British Columbia, guests will be invited to witness the imaginative and stunning production titled LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Naturally, viewers can expect aerialists, trapeze artists, hoop diving, contortionists, jugglers, and even football freestylers, to name a few of the production’s members. The performance will take place at the redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place until November 24, 2019.

When: Now until November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Out of Concealment – Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii

What: Bill Reid Gallery presents the Vancouver premiere of Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson’s solo exhibition Out of Concealment. Williams-Davidson honours Indigenous feminine power by re-imagining supernatural figures from Haida tradition. Her vivid portraits — which feature Williams-Davidson herself — use creative design, photographic collage, and subtle integration of designs by celebrated Haida artist Robert Davidson.

When: Now until April 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – 639 Hornby St, Vancouver

Smoke Show Cabaret YVR

What: The Smoke Show features a cast of nine women, and it combines humour and seduction in the form of an interactive dance cabaret. Inspired by modern and classic genres, expect to see influences from Motown, Fosse, Jazz, Rock, and Burlesque.

When: November 7, November 17, December 5, December 15, December 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Central Studios  856 Seymour St, Vancouver
Tickets:
 Available online $30, show is 19+

The Chutzpah! Festival

What: The Chutzpah! Festival celebrates all aspects of Jewish culture, with Canadian and international artists performing theatre, comedy, dance, music, and more at venues around Vancouver.

When: Now until November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Knockout Punchlines: Improv and Stand-Up Showdown

What: Knockout Punchlines Round 2 features stand-up comedians Alannah Brittany, Patrick Maliha, Amber Harper-Young, and Byron Bertram inspiring a dozen improvisers to create hilarious scenes. The winning team – as voted on by the audience – will win the Knockout Punchlines Title Belt and the chance to come back to defend their title. Cheer on your favourites.

When: November 29, 2019
Time: Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

Wael Shawky: Al Araba Al Madfuna

What: For the first time in Western Canada, Egyptian artist Wael Shawky will be showing a collection of his latest work with Al Araba Al MadfunaShawky’s contemporary artwork gives visitors the chance to see how history and mythology blur together, or become interchanged as we search for meaning and narrative in real life.

Check out screenings of the multilayered film productions Al Araba Al Madfuna I and Al Araba Al Madfuna II, which will take place during the run of the exhibition on select days. Each explores how mythologies are recorded alongside our current narratives of uncertainty and change.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays from now until January 12, 2020. Closed Mondays
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Polygon Gallery — 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Price: By donation

Transits and Returns at Vancouver Art Gallery

What: Transits and Returns is Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition and showcases artists local First Nations artists and those from communities throughout the Pacific region. Transits and Returns explores wide-ranging experiences that are inclusive of both global connections and ancestral knowledges.

Participating artists include Edith Amituanai, Christopher Ando, Natalie Ball, BC Collective with Louisa Afoa, Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick with Nāpali Aluli Souza, Hannah Brontë, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Mariquita Davis, Chantal Fraser, Maureen Gruben, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Taloi Havini, Lisa Hilli, Carol McGregor, Marianne Nicolson, Ahilapalapa Rands, Debra Sparrow, and T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss.

When: Now until February 23, 2020
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sing along to your favourites

Jason Mraz

What: Grammy award-winner Jason Mraz is performing in Vancouver on his new North American tour. The two-month tour, titled “Ladies and Gentleman, an Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jain,” will see him perform 19 shows. He’ll be joined by longtime collaborators, Raining Jane, and will be performing songs from his sixth studio album, Know, which released in August of 2019.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm; Show starts at 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

Brittany Howard/Live Nation

What: Brittany Howard, the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, is performing a solo concert at the Commodore Ballroom with guests. Leading the four-time Grammy Award-winning group, Howard has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: Doors open 7 pm, show starts 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville St, Vancouver
Price: Starting at $62.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

City and Colour

What: City and Colour is swinging by Vancouver during a cross-continent tour this fall. City and Colour has seven platinum-certified albums and three gold-certified albums in Canada. His latest studio release, I Should Go Before You, hit number one on the Top 200 Soundscan, and marked his third consecutive chart-topping album in the country. He’s also made some waves outside of the Canadian music scene, hitting number 16 on the US Billboard 200 Chart and worked with P!nk on a duet that debuted number one in Canada, number two in Australia, and number four in the US.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum — 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online — all-ages show

Tyler Shaw: The Wanted Tour

What: Tyler Shaw, platinum-selling artist, Juno nominee, producer, and actor, is bringing his hits to Vancouver on November 22. He’s racked up more than 17 million YouTube views on the video for the romantic “With You.” His platinum single “Kiss Goodnight,” released in 2012, was a radio favourite, and his recently released “To The Man Who Let Her Go” broke the Top 10 on the Shazam Hot 100 Songs in Canada. The Chinese-Canadian’s new album, Intuition, embraces his heritage. His sophomore release features his Chinese name on the cover. Toronto-based Indie-rocker Craig Stickland will open the show.

When: November 22, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Imperial — 319 Main St, Vancouver
Price: Starting at $22.00 (plus service charges) — Tickets available via Eventbrite

Infected Mushroom: Head of Nasa Tour 2019

What: Infected Mushroom, the visionary electronic-dance duo, have announced their Vancouver show, which will take place at the Commodore Ballroom on November 23. The act, a combined force of Israeli producers Amit Duvdevani and Erez Eisen, is world-renowned for their genre-defying sound and unrivalled production quality.

After two decades of making waves in the electronic music world, Infected Mushroom has earned their reputation as a leader in electronic dance music. They’ve twice been ranked among the 10 Best DJ’s by DJ Magazine, with streaming numbers in the tens of millions.

When: November 23, 2019
Time: Doors open 9 pm, show starts 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville St, Vancouver
Price: Starting at $35 (plus service charges) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

The Black Keys

What: The Black Keys are performing at Rogers Arena on November 24 on their Let’s Rock Tour. Featuring Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams.

When: November 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Daniel Caesar

Daniel Caesar

What: Daniel Caesar will be performing two nights at Vancouver’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre this November in part of his CASE STUDY: 01 TOUR. CASE STUDY 01follows Caesar’s 2017 studio debut Freudian and features other prominent artists including Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, Sean Leon and Jacob Collier.

When: November 27 and 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online