12 things to do in Vancouver this week

Dec 19 2017, 6:24 pm

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between November 9 and 13. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

2016 PuSh Festival Launch Party

  • What: Monday, November 9th the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival will announce its 2016 Festival programming with a launch party at The Fox Cabaret. The 12th annual PuSh Festival takes place January 19 to February 7, 2016 in venues across Vancouver. Artistic and Executive Director Norman Armour will unveil the full 2016 PuSh Festival programming and artist lineup.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 9; 8 to 11:30 p.m.

Russell Peters

  • What: Canadian comedian Russell Peters brings his racially-charged comedy tour to the Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino for multiple shows this month.
  • Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • When: Monday, November 9; 8 p.m.

Eight and a Half Inches of Comedy

  • What: Every Monday hosts Devin Alexander and Alex Sparling throw a stand-up comedy show featuring the best local comedians Vancouver has to offer and major touring headliners from around the world.
  • Where: Eight and a Half Restaurant and Lounge – 151 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 9; 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Joe Fortes Anniversary Gala

  • What: This November Joe Fortes turns 30. To celebrate Vancouver’s beloved seafood and chop house is throwing an anniversary gala. Guests are encouraged to don their finest cocktail attire and join in the celebration. Highlights of the evening include fresh oysters, gourmet canapes, local wine and beer, entertainment, and a live auction.
  • Where: Joe Fortes, 777 Thurlow Street
  • When: Tuesday, November 10; 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Vancouver Improv Fight Club: UBC Improv versus TWU’s 11:07

  • What: Post-secondary pride is on the line when UBC Improv and Trinity Western University’s 11:07 meet in the comedy cage. Who will land the knockout punchlines and walk away with the championship belt? Head to ringside at Cafe Deux Soleils and judge for yourself.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive
  • When: Tuesday, November 10; 8 p.m.

A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator

  • What: Co-headliners A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator hit Rogers Arena this month for a pitstop on their North American tour, also featuring Danny Brown and Vince Staples.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, November 10; 7 p.m.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

  • What: The 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market will showcase jewellers, wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and many more artisan artists, just in time for Christmas shopping.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15

Attend a Remembrance Day ceremony

  • What: There are 28 Remembrance Day ceremonies happening across Metro Vancouver this Wednesday held in honour of our past and present veterans. Show your appreciation for the men and women who bravely served Canada by wearing a poppy and observing a moment of silence at 11:11 a.m.
  • Where: Various locations, see link for list
  • When: Wednesday, November 11; 11 a.m.

Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA

  • What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, December 27; various times

Workshop: Rangoli Making

  • What: Workshops for Diwali take place at various community centres across Metro Vancouver and feature instructions on how to learn rangoli design, diya lamp painting, Bollywood dancing, sari wrapping, rangoli, and mehndi hand painting.
  • Where: Richmond Arts Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: Thursday, November 12; 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Canada Men’s National Team v.s. Honduras – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13; 7 p.m.

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What: World-renowned comedian, Jerry Seinfeld brings his stand-up comedy routine to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for four shows over two days.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows


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