28 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 5 to 8

Oct 31 2018, 10:51 pm

Make your November one to remember! Check out these 28 great events happening in Vancouver from Monday, November 5 to Thursday, November 8. EAT! Vancouver, Circle Craft Christmas Market, and more.

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

EAT! Vancouver

EAT! Vancouver food festivals


What: The 16th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada’s most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals in support of Project CHEF. Attracting attendees throughout North America, the 2018 EAT! Vancouver features culinary collaborations between award-winning local and special guest chefs from across Canada and the United States. This year’s events include the EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry, EAT! Expert Classes, and the all-new EAT! Vancouver Fine Cognac.

When: Monday, November 5 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
Price: Ticket prices vary depending on the event; buy online

Cafe Medina Sparkling Supper

What: Café Medina will help winemaker Domaine Chandon celebrate its 45th anniversary by breaking out the bubbles as the downtown brunch destination welcomes the Napa Valley vintner for an exclusive ‘Sparkling Supper’ dinner on November 5.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Price: $93; buy online

Graphic Novels, Art and Identity: An International Perspective

What: Join European creators Anna Hafisch and Olivier Schrauwen, and Vancouver artist Marian Churchland, for a conversation exploring how their work reflects themselves and the world they live in. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, book sales, and signing.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Montalbano Family Theatre (8th Floor) – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Fall Into The Market 2018 – A Wine Tasting Supporting the BC SPCA

What: Liberty Merchant Company presents its annual Fall into the Market tasting event. The evening will feature coastal wines along with tasty samplings from Granville Island food purveyors. All proceeds from both ticket sales and the silent auction directly support the BC SPCA.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Bridges Restaurant – 1696 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: $29.99 and can be purchased in-store at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations

Curtis Joseph

What: Join NHL superstar Curtis Joseph as he signs copies of Cujo: The Untold Story Of My Life On And Off The Ice – a revealing memoir about his unusual upbringing and what led him to put on his first pair of skates. Individuals must have a wristband to join the book signing line.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Indigo Robson – 1033 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, event guidelines Online



What: Multidimensional American group Brockhampton perform at the PNE Forum as part of their I’ll Be There tour. Founded by rapper Kevin Abstract, the group is made up of 15 members, from rappers to art directors. And you can expect to hear tracks from their debut album Saturation and new releases like ‘1999 Wildfire’ and ‘1997 Diana’ at their November concert.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $49.50 plus fees

Human Flow

What: Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. A TIFF Film Circuit screening.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018.
When: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Kay Meek Arts Centre – 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Tickets: Online , $7-$10

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

98° Christmas Show

Christmas show

98° / Facebook

What: Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons will be serenading you with the sweet songs of Christmas.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: On Ticketfly, $34.50-$95

Fraser River Dialogue: Land Use

What: A panel discussion on the Fraser River Land Use. The evening starts with a wine and cheese reception (cash bar), followed by a fireside chat.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre – 788 Quayside Drive New Westminster
Tickets: Online, $25

Caviar Festival at Ancora

What: Ancora’s fourth annual Caviar Festival kicks off on November 6. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Sushi Chef Yoshihiro Tabo have crafted an elegant ensemble of caviar menu items inspired by Ancora’s Peruvian-Japanese concept, available until November 27.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver

The Great Canadian Songbook rides again

What: The Great Canadian Songbook features performers Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly and Diyet, and combines stories and music to provide the audience with a stylistic overview of Canada’s greatest hits. Featuring the music by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, and more, as well as original songs by the Great Canadian Songbook performers.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, $38

Learn to make Turducken

The Turducken Sandwich

Meat & Bread’s Turducken Sandwich (Meat & Bread/Facebook)

What: Get in on the secret of Meat & Bread’s once-a-year to-die-for Turducken sandwich. Chef Nicolas Schneiter will teach you how to debone, roll, and cook this famous Meat & Bread Turducken that has taken over social media and has people lining up the streets. Leave the class with a happy belly when you enjoy a family-style Turducken dinner with seasonal sides and tasty beverages, served after all the learning is done.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Meat & Bread – 370 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online. $105

Ethnobotany Walk in the Tropics

What: Head to Bloedel Conservatory for a walk through a warm mini rainforest, led by Education Director, Gillian Drake. Enjoy stories of plants and cultures in tropical lands, see plants that we all love to eat and drink, and make the connection between bromeliads and poison-tipped blow darts used for hunting in the jungle. Limited to 12 participants.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Admission: Member $16.20 / non-member $18. Fee includes conservatory admission.

Cloud Nothings

What: American indie rocks Cloud Nothings are on tour to support their latest release “Last Building Burning”. Featuring special guests Nap Eyes and LIÉ.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

YESxMentors: Speed Mentoring with Yes! Vancouver

What: Forget speed networking – speed mentoring with YES! Vancouver is the best opportunity to connect with some of the city’s brightest ladies. Take part for quality conversations, honest advice, and wine from Diabolica! This staple YES! event is low pressure, high energy, and gives attendees a chance to genuinely connect with some of the busiest powerhouses in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: RED Academy – 200-1490 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $40-$50

Run Wild Speaker Series: Snow Safety with FX Gagnon

What: Run Wild Vancouver is launching a new speaker series that will get you ready for a winter full of fun and safe running adventures. The first is an evening with FX Gagnon, a guide, avalanche training expert, and outdoor education teacher with over 20 years of guiding and teaching experience. FX will introduce attendees to the basics of snow safety, avalanche awareness, and risk assessment in the backcountry. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and chat with other trail runners.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: MEC North Vancouver – 212 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5

Fierce Adventures

What: A live, all-ages, Dungeons & DRAGons show with drag entertainers in the rolls of their lives. Starring Shay Dior, the Warlock; Anne Xiety, the Druid;
Adam Zapple, the Ranger; and Tim, the Dungeon Master.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver,
Tickets: $10 at the door

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Christmas craft market

Circle Craft Christmas Market (Facebook)

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

When: Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
More Info: Online

This Beer’s for You (Cask Party)

What: Russell Brewing and WildTale are teaming up to throw an awesome cask party happening in Olympic Village next month. Brought to you by U-Feast, a company that operates curated, one-of-a-kind, and interactive dining experiences with local restaurant partners, this five-course meal will feature Fanny Bay Oysters on the Half Shell, Grilled Blue Marlin, Bangers and Mash, Miso Marinated Sablefish, and an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie with Oatmeal Stout Ice Cream to finish. Each course will be paired with a Russell Brewing beer from Brewmaster Dave Van Allen’s one-off cask creation.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: WildTale Olympic Village – 165 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $75; buy online (includes all food, six beers, and gratuity)

CinCin Truffle Dinner 2018

CinCin Bar + Lounge (Photo: Steve Li)

CinCin’s annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival returns with a stellar five-course truffle dinner experience. Wine pairings can be purchased to go with this meal.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: $195; buy online


What: A new show from award-winning actor Kahlil Ashanti, directed by TJ Dawe. In Fall 2003 the largest supermarket strike in history locked out over 70,000 Los Angeles grocery workers. Broke, discouraged, and unable to find acting work, Kahlil finds himself crossing picket lines during the strike to stock shelves on the midnight shift at an Albertson’s for less than minimum wage. His coworkers—hardened criminals and ex-cons from a local halfway house—expose Kahlil to transformative but hard truths about incarceration, poverty, and social change.

When: Wednesday, November 7 to Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Justin Timberlake

What: Justin Timberlake is on tour in promotion of his fourth studio album, The Man of the Woods.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mary Walsh

Image: Mary Walsh

What: Acclaimed comedian Mary Walsh is best known for her multi-Gemini-Award-winning work on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes — the long-running satiric, current events program she created, and which showcased her dynamic range of hilarious characters. Outside of her work in television and film, Mary is also a respected mental health and addiction awareness advocate who shares her prior experience with alcoholism in an effort to create change in the lives of others.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $40

Beest Meets BEAST Dinner at Wildebeest

What: The US and Canada combine forces for the Ultimate Beastmaster Dinner when Wildebeest Chef Ian McHale opens up his kitchen to welcome Chef Naomi Pomery from Portland’s BEAST for an exciting collaboration dinner on November 8. Part of the week-long Eat Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, the one-night-only ’Beest Meets BEAST event will see the award-winning chefs work in tandem to prepare a multi-course family style menu that showcases the very best seasonal, farm-to-table fare.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online

Duty, Honour and Izzat

What: Join the Richmond Museum on the 100-year anniversary of the close of the Great War as they recognize the valiant contributions of the Indian Army to the Allied War effort. An exhibition also runs from November 5 to 15 in the lobby of City Hall.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

What: In this acclaimed autobiographical one-man show, Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio’s The Roundup) tells the dynamic tale of an emotionally distant father, Akira, whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Avenue, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Podcast Festival

What: This brand new festival is dedicated to highlighting the “power of podcasting” as a non-fiction media. Presented by DOXA, the festival features three 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 CBC Studio 700, during every day of the festival.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Available online

Cornucopia 2018

What: Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage celebration kicks off on November 8 this year. The festival has a huge lineup of events on its schedule that you don’t want to miss.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Whistler
Price: Ticket prices vary; buy online

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