10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, November 17

Nov 15 2019, 5:00 am


Sunday Funday is here again! Here is our rundown of 10 things to do in and around Vancouver on Sunday, November 17. West Coast Christmas Show, Hyde Creek Salmon Festival, and more.

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

West Coast Christmas Show

What: Entering its 11th year, the West Coast Christmas Show is a three-day event that boasts more than 200 vendors and live presentations. Visitors can also find live entertainment through local bands, choirs, and carollers, and a massive model train setup.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: November 17 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: TRADEX Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
Admission: $10 (free for ages 16 and under); buy online

Broadway Across Canada – Waitress

Lucie Jones from the London Production of Waitress – Photo by Rene Cervantes

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

Vancouver Giants vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Lethbridge Hurricanes at Langley Events Centre. This afternoon’s promotional theme is Princesses & Superheroes Night + Save on Foods Family Sunday.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 St, Langley
Tickets: Online


What: The world premiere of Kuroko by Tetsuro Shigematsu, the creator behind Empire of the Son and 1 Hour Photo. The play follows Maya, an extreme recluse known as a hikikomoriwho meets a stranger online who challenges her to save her own father’s life. Directed by Amiel Gladstone, director and co-creator of the musical Onegin.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper

What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper. The exhibition showcases Italian Master prints and drawings from Vancouver-area public and private collections, from the Renaissance to the late 18th century.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12 to 5 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

Eastside Culture Crawl 2019

What: A four-day visual arts, design and crafts festival showcasing over 450 artists in 68 buildings throughout Vancouver’s Eastside. Meet emerging and internationally established artists working in a variety of disciplines, including painting, photography, sculpture, glassblowing, and more.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Smoke Show Cabaret YVR


The Smoke Show / Richie Lubaton Photography

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

Native Bee Society of BC – Inaugural AGM 2019

What: The Native Bee Society of British Columbia hosts their Inaugural AGM event, and everyone is welcome. The event will include speakers delivering Native Bee Talks, locally grown tea and homemade snacks, along with informative displays, a pollinator corridor walk led by Brian Campbell, and the AGM.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: The Red Barn at Terra Nova Park (hosted by the Sharing Farm Society) — 2631 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Tickets: Online, Free

20th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

What: All ages are invited to observe salmon up close and learn about their life cycle through educational displays and exhibits, salmon dissections, and in-stream demonstrations. There will also be guided nature walks, a live eagle presentation, food trucks, children’s activities, and more.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre — 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam; Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery — 3636 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Hawksley Workman

What: Two-time JUNO Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman performs with his full band, The Wolves, at Imperial on November 17.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Imperial — 319 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online