28 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 26 to 29

Nov 19 2018, 9:16 am

Another week full of fun events in Vancouver! Check out these 27 things to do from Monday, November 26 to Thursday, November 29. Bright Nights, The Arts Club’s Blind Date, and more.

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

Jann Arden

What: The much-celebrated artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with her debut album “Time for Mercy”, featuring the hit single “I Would Die for You”.  Just one year later with “Living Under June”, she had her career breakout hit, “Insensitive”, that solidified her position in the music world.  Her most recent album “These Are the Days” hit the shelves in March of 2018.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centennial Theatre – 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $85-$95

Glow Christmas

What: Glow Christmas brightens up Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre with over 500,000 lights spanning 103,000-sq-ft of holiday magic. The display will feature four different light gardens, food trucks (and bar!), over 40 vendors, and – the cherry on top – a 210-foot musical light tunnel.

When: Select dates to January 19, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Milner Village Garden Centre – 6690 216 St, Langley
Tickets: Available online, $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free.

Polyamorous: Living and Loving More by Jenny Yuen

What: Polyamourous author Jenny Yuen will do a reading and Q&A with freelance journalist Niko Bell, followed by a signing and meet-and-greet. Copies of Polyamorous will be available for sale from Pulp Fiction Books.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Montalbano Family Theatre, Level 8 – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver,
Admission: Free

Sea of Lights

Scuba Claus/Vancouver Aquarium

What: Immerse yourself in a Sea of Lights at the Vancouver Aquarium. Watch Scuba Claus dive daily in the Strait of Georgia habitat until December 24. Enjoy the wave of childlike wonder as you watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 4-D theatre. Marvel at Vancouver’s most shocking holiday display as you stand in the glow of the Electric eel-powered Christmas tree in the Teck Connections Gallery. And delight in the magic of the season as you watch the enchanting jelly snow globe display in the Tropics Gallery.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (until 4 pm on certain dates)
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Douglas College Fall 2018 Concert Series

What: The Douglas College Music Department presents the Fall 2018 Concert Series. Featuring An Evening of Big Band Jazz and Zappa on November 26, Music for Winds, Brass and Percussion 0n November 28, and Student Composition Concert on November 30. Open to the public.

When: Monday, November 26, Wednesday, November 28, and Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Douglas College (New Westminster Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, room N4100 – Fourth Floor North) – 700 Royal Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Palaye Royale

What: Palaye Royale is a rock band originally formed in Toronto before relocating to Las Vegas. They play The Rickshaw Theatre with guests Bones and Dead Posey.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: Doors 6 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25

21st Annual European Union Film Festival

What: The Cinematheque’s annual celebration of new cinema from the European Union is presented with the Vancouver consulates and the Ottawa embassies of the member states of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada. This year’s festival showcases entries from 26 EU members.

When: Now to Sunday, December 4, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Arts Club’s Blind Date

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Blind Date/The Arts Club

What: Arts Club, the largest theatre company in Western Canada, is putting a much-needed dose of laughter and fun into dating. From now to Monday, December 30, 2018, Rebecca Northan’s improv comedy Blind Date will be playing at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Viewers will get a chance to experience the exhilaration (and hilarity!) of new love as Mimi, the lead character of the show, goes on a blind date with a different man every night. There’s a catch though – her date is picked right out of the audience.

When: Now to Monday, December 30, 2018
Time: Showtimes vary based on date
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online from $29

Brewery vs. Winery Dinner at Craft

What: Beer or wine? Why not have both at Craft Beer Market’s annual battle of brewery vs. winery. This year, Vancouver Island Brewery and CedarCreek Estate Winery will go head-to-head for five rounds in this challenge to see who pairs it best and you will be the judge.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Provence Winemaker Dinner with JoieFarm

Join Provence Marinaside and JoieFarm for a joyous evening of great wine and a five-course dinner. Tickets for the JoieFarm Winemaker Dinner are priced at $125 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and can be secured with a credit card by calling Provence Marinaside at 604-681-4144.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Price: $125

Full Pint Comedy — Second Last Show

What: Hosts Ryan Williams, James Kennedy and Colin Sharp present top touring comedians from Just For Laughs, CBC, The Comedy Network, and more. The Taproom offers late night snacks out of their kitchen and serves up Granville Island Brewing beer on tap as well as wine and cider.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright St., Vancouver
Admission: $5

Chanukah Marketplace

What: The Chanukah Marketplace is hosted by Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, and features jewelry, linens and textiles, food products, holiday giftware, and more.

When: Select dates from Tuesday, November 27 to Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver atrium – 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Giants vs Saskatoon Blades

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Image: Vancouver Giants / Twitter

What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Saskatoon Blades on November 27 at Langley Events Centre.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Emotions Open Mic

What: Emotions Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to show their skills in front of a live audience, Emotions invites various forms of expression such as comedy, poetry, dance, art, and live music to hit the stage.

When: Last Tuesday of every month
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Guilt & Company – 1 Alexander Street (Downstairs), Vancouver
Admission: Free

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

What: When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets a trio of new friends, and embarks on a magical journey to the World’s Greenest City in search of brains, heart, courage … and Yoga Pants.

When: Wednesday, November 28 to Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

Photo by: Scott Tsai / Flickr

What: Fly like Santa this Christmas on a magical flight across Canada. After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight across Canada looking for their fellow elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm
Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tanika Charles

What: An evening of soul and rhythm with Tanika Charles. In a few short years, Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where:  Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Diversity Versus Decolonization: An Honest Conversation in Technicolour

What: Visceral Visions and The Museum of Vancouver present a conversation on incorporating more equitable practices in your artistic work or organization. Featuring panelists Omari Newton, Andrea Loewen, Shanae Sodhi, Kathryn Shaw, Margo Kane, Brenda Leadlay, with Valerie Sing Turner as moderator.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: Doors open 6:30 pm, event 7 to 9 pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, free

This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times)

The Cultch / Facebook

What: An iPad for music, speakers, projectors. A chair, a few pairs of shoes, whisky, water, and glasses. Frédérick Gravel and Brianna Lombardo team-up for This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times). They look at each other, play, dance for each other, creating a tableau in which movement portrays the poetry of everyday life.

When: Now to Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gather YVR – Women in Tech Talk & Social

What: Gather YVR events brings together awesome women who work in tech while donating to a local cause. Guest speakers this month include Antonia Issa, Learning Manager at Moz, and Cynthia Kinsella, Chief Development Officer at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Ticket proceeds will be donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank in partnership with Startups Care’s fundraising initiative.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Unbounce – 400-401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10-$15

Scribe 2018 Launch – The Food Issue

What: The launch of the 2018 edition of Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia’s annual journal, The Scribe, celebrating the history of Jewish community members in the Vancouver food industry. Featuring a keynote talk by caterer and restaurateur Susan Mendelson.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Western Front – 303 E 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $36

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Bright Nights at Stanley Park 2018

What: Beginning on November 29, over three million dazzling lights decorate acres of the dark forest, reaching as high as the forest canopy for Bright Nights in Stanley Park. The attraction in the heart of the park is also accompanied by a train ride, music, snacks, entertainment, and even visits with Santa and his elves. The annual tradition, now in its 21st year, is operated and installed by 800 firefighters – it is a task that requires 8,000 hours of set-up over three months. Bright Nights attracts 200,000 visitors every year, with all proceeds benefiting the Burn Fund, which provides life-saving, life supporting and life enriching services to people in BC.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019. Closed on Christmas Day
Time: Schedule available online
Where: Pipeline Road, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.
Train tickets: Adults: $12 / Seniors: $9 / Youth: $9 / Child: $8

The Washboard Union

What: The Washboard Union perform at The Commodore Ballroom with special guests Aaron Goodvin and Nice Horse.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $29.50 plus fees

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden KNights

What: Vancouver Canucks hit the ice versus the LA Kings at Rogers Arena.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ed The Sock

What: Canadian icon and Muchmusic star Ed the Sock returns to Vancouver with the War On Stupid tour, turning his surgical wit on Fake News, outrage culture and North America’s growing love affair with idiocy. Featuring special guest Tyler Lemmon.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: Doors: 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bumble Vancouver Hive


Bumble/ Supplied

What: Join in on the ultimate live dating and networking experience when Bumble brings their Hive pop-up to Vancouver. Taking place at Indigo Robson, Vancouver Hive will allow for Bumble users to meet new matches in person and connect with their community. The three-day event will also feature panellists, workshops, meditation sessions, jewellery making, and tarot card reading. There is no RSVP necessary and workshops and panels are first come, first serve.

When: Thursday, November 29 to December 2, 2018
Time: 9 am to 9:30 pm
Where: Indigo Robson — 1033 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Fifth Annual Vancouver UX Awards

What: Vancouver’s best and brightest in user experience and design will be celebrated at the annual UX Awards. The event is an opportunity to showcase anyone who works in the industry, from startups, freelancers, agencies, and user-centric enterprises, and showcase the work and experiences they create. Everyone is welcome to the awards night.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online for $50

Water St. Cafe 30th Birthday Gala

What: Eli, Chef Alan, and the Water Street Cafe team will be celebrating their big milestone throughout the month of November, and they want to share that excitement with you. They’ll be showcasing guest memories and stories from the past 30 years. Chef Alan has also created a special ‘blast from the past’ menu that will available throughout November so that you can enjoy some of the most popular dishes from the past three decades. Capping off the month, there will be a celebratory gala. This special evening event will be taking place on Thursday, November 29 and is open to all diners and guests.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: Water St. Cafe – 300 Water Street
Tickets: Complimentary tickets through the restaurant, call (604) 689-2832 or email [email protected]

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