10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, November 16

Nov 15 2019, 5:00 am


In the mood for something new in Vancouver? Check out one of these 10 fun events happening on Saturday, November 16. Vancouver Canucks, Gavin Matts, and more.

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

Fall for Local Holiday Market

What: In addition to being able to shop from more than 90 different brands, visitors can take part in a number of free DIY workshops, as well as indulge in a number of food trucks. The first 50 guests will receive a free canvas tote bag filled with local goodies.

When: November 16 and 17, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: $3–$5; buy online

Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche

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What: Vancouver Canucks face off with Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

CBD Tea Ceremony + Meditation

What: FLEURS Tea presents an afternoon of deep relaxation with organic herbs and hemp CBD tea, followed by meditation and breathwork.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Where: Unity Yoga – 622 Mt Pleasant Rd, 2nd Floor
Tickets: Register at [email protected]

Mann Farms Christmas Market 2019

What: Now in its fifth year, the Maan Farms Christmas Market features local vendors, goat selfies, mulled wine in the tasting room, food samples, visits with the Grinch, and more. There will be breakfast by donation to the BC Children’s Hospital each day of the market from 8 am to 10 am.

When: November 16, November 22, and November 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm. Breakfast from 8 am to 10 am.
Where: Maan Farms – 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free

JFL NorthWest presents Gavin Matts

What: Vancouver’s own Gavin Matts performs at the Biltmore on November 16. Since winning the SiriusXM Top Comic Competition in 2017, Matts has moved to LA, made his late-night TV debut on Conan, and was a writer on this past season of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Matts was hand-picked by comedian Bill Burr to record a set for his new stand-up showcase Bill Burr Presents, coming to Comedy Central this January. He has also already dropped a comedy album with 604 Records called Premature, available on all streaming services.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online via Eventbrite

Vancouver Giants vs Prince George Cougars

What: Vancouver Giants take on the Portland Winterhawks in WHL action at Langley Events Centre. Tonight’s promotional theme is JRFM Country Night.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 St, Langley
Tickets: Online

19th Annual Craft & Bake Fair

What: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s 19th annual Craft & Bake Fair showcases local artists, bakers, and artisans with a variety of products for sale. There will also be crafts for children, door prizes, and photos with Santa.

When: November 16 and November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Cres, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Magkasama (together) A Modern Filipino Market

What: Brought to you by Filipino food truck Shameless Buns and Layunin, this event will feature Filipino entrepreneurs and shine a spotlight on what their modern culture is all about. Attendees can expect 25 vendors serving up food, drinks like Filipino-inspired cocktails and Filipino-inspired beer, musical and dance performances, DJ sets, apparel, barber demos, art displays, tattoo consultations, and more.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm
Where: The Pace — 520 Alexander St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Highstreet Christmas Festival


Highstreet Holiday Market

What: Taking place in Abbotsford and kicking off on Saturday, November 16, the annual festival includes the lighting of a 65-foot Christmas tree — one of the tallest in Canada — the arrival of Santa Claus, Rudolf, Frosty, and “Spandy Andy” the dancing elf, a 40-piece marching band, a team of festive dancers, and live music. Holiday shows run every Saturday, from 5 to 5:30 pm with pre-show festivities starting at 4:30 pm, until December 14th. The shows feature a multi-media light display, which utilizes 6,000 tri-color LED bulbs set to holiday musical favourites. There will also be photos with Santa, Santa’s Mailbox, and gift wrapping and personal shopping.

When: Every Saturday from November 16 until December 14, 2019
Time: 5 pm start
Where: Highstreet Shopping Centre – 3122 Mt Lehman Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free

More Ducking Comedy

What: A night of stand-up comedy in The Projection Room of Fox Cabaret. Featuring performances by Rae Lynn Carson, Heather Escaravage, Kalyn Miles, Lisa Ovies, Ambika Vas, MC Alannah Brittany, and headliner Nina Wilder.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Projection Room — 2321 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online