10 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 16 to 22

Nov 16 2020, 3:00 pm

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Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, gatherings of any kind and unessential travel to the VCH and Fraser Health regions is not recommended at this time. Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Another week means more things to do around the city. However, with the new regional COVID-19 measures in effect, we have opted for some home-based activities for you to enjoy this week.

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Here are ten things to do in Vancouver at home this week, November 16 to 22:

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival


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What: The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival will feature new film and presentation content about climbing, snowsports, the environment, mountain culture, and diversity in the outdoors. There will be world and film festival premieres, bonus content from filmmakers and @colourthetrails to offer a unique panel discussion and a curated selection of engaging films.

When: November 20-29
Time: Various times
Where: Online
Admission: Each show costs $15; buy a Fall Series Pass with access to all five shows for $50

Dance and Learn Bhangra

What: Bhangra is a dance form that originated in the northern state of Punjab in Indian. Its positive energy is especially important now, during cold weather and lock-down times. Spread happiness and optimism through Bhangra Dancing at UFV by joining special guest Gurdeep Pandher: writer, dance teacher, and Facebook rising star, in this very special introductory Bhangra class for all.

When: November 18
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Online
Admission: Free

 A Seat at the Table Online Grand Opening


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What: The Museum of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia proudly present a new feature exhibition, A Seat at the Table, Chinese Immigration and British Columbia. The exhibition is an opportunity to consider the contributions that Chinese migrants and their descendants have made to British Columbia.

When: November 18
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Online at¬†MOV’s¬†Facebook page
Admission: Free

Vancouver Podcast Festival

What:¬†The Vancouver Podcast Festival returns for its 2020 ‚ÄėAt Home‚Äô edition. The festival features¬†a robust mix of live events, workshops, panels, and VanPodFest‚Äôs¬†first-ever pitch session¬†over the course of five days. Highlights include How to Monetize Your Podcast and¬†In Conversation: Michelle Shephard (Brainwashed) and Ian Hanomansing.

When: November 18 to 22
Time: Various times
Where: Online
Admission: Event prices range from free or pay-what-you-can to $10; $25 for a full festival pass

3D Capturing the Real World


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What: This program by the Richmond Public Library will delve into the different options for scanning real-world objects for 3D environments using the display.land smartphone app. You will also discuss the technique known as photogrammetry and how it is utilized to capture the real-world. No registration is required, join this program by tuning in to Facebook.

When: November 19
Time: 11 to 12 pm
Where: Facebook
Admission: Free

Eastside Culture Crawl


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What:¬†Despite the challenges that 2020 has brought to the visual arts community, the Eastside Culture Crawl boasts participation from nearly 250 artists.¬†This year, the Culture Crawl offers both appointment-based in-person and virtual programming options ‚ÄĒ complete with a brand new digital appointment scheduler for controlled, in-person studio visits.

When: November 12 to 15 and 19 to 22
Time: Times vary
Where: Downtown Eastside
Admission: Free; more information is available online

Best Buy’s Tech Wonderland

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What:¬†Start your holiday season by driving through Best Buy’s Tech Wonderland. The experience begins in a Tunnel of Lights before passing Woodward’s Windows and Best Buy Memory Boxes. Stop by the Santa Car Photo Booth and distance-visit Santa Claus himself, before watching a Gaming Demo and enjoying a classic holiday TV show at the Holiday Drive-in Theatre. Tickets are available online.

When: November 20 to 29
 Various times
Where: PNE Grounds
Admission: $20 per car load; ticket proceeds will go to support Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC.

Chutzpah! Festival

What: Running from November 21 to 28, the 2020 Chutzpah! Festival will see artists from around the world, including the UK, Israel, and the US, present their works to the people of Vancouver through a lens of Jewish experiences, stories, and values. This year’s lineup will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, and previews of theatre works-in-progress, each paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists.

When: November 21 to 28
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Online, with select shows at the Norman Rothstein Theatre — 950 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Admission: $18-$32 for live stream, $54 for in-person shows. Available online or by phone at 604-257-5145

Online Workshop: Introduction to Northwest Coast Design


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What:¬†Learn about the fundamental shapes and styles of Northwest Coast art, with a special focus on the art of the KwakwaŐĪkaŐĪ ľwakw. Under the guidance of artist Cheryl Wadhams, explore the traditional forms and some of the contemporary approaches and take away your own drawing.

When: November 21
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Online
Admission: $20 for gallery members; $25 for non-members

Information Session at WCCMT

What:¬†The West Coast College of Massage Therapy hosts Information Sessions to learn about their 20-month, full time Registered Massage Therapy program. If you are looking to start or change careers, Registered Massage Therapy may be right for you. Lots of job opportunities, great pay, flexible hours and the opportunity to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of others.WCCMT campus is conveniently located steps from both New Westminster Skytrain stations. To attend email:¬†[email protected]¬†Reference: DailyHive

When: Due to increased Covid-19 restrictions this event will be held virtually via Zoom
Tickets:¬†Email:¬†[email protected]¬†to register

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