7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, November 14

Nov 13 2019, 3:30 pm


Find a fun new event to enjoy in Vancouver today, November 14. From Eastside Culture Crawl to McArthurGlen Vancouver Sparkle All The Way, there are lots of things to do on Thursday!

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

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

Afro-Latin Mix Night at the Orpheum


What: Afro-Latin Mix Night gives concert-goers a taste of Latin American rhythms and different kinds of music from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, and Peru. The special performer of the night will be Celso Machado, a Brazilian-born and Gibsons-based musician who has won a Leo Award for Best Score for Documentary and a Canadian Folk Music Award for World Solo Artist of the Year.

Afro-Latin Mix Night will also include a number of bands such as Breaking Boundaries from Colombia, Brejera from Brazil, PeruVan from Peru, Kutupira from Cuba, and Grupo America, who will be representing Latin America with dances.

When: November 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: The Orpheum, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online via Eventbrite

CF Pacific Centre Christmas tree Lighting

What: On Thursday, November 14, CF Pacific Centre will celebrate its annual Christmas tree lighting at Rotunda Plaza. According to CF Pacific Centre, attendees will be given a special gift and be able to enjoy live musical performances by Top Line Vocal Collective Choir, DJ Raven Landry, and Kiss Radio personality, Tara Jean. New holiday decor is also being introduced at the shopping centre this season.

The mall will also be offering “exclusive promotions with select retailers.” Not to mention, the 42-foot-tall Christmas tree is one of the tallest in Vancouver.

When: November 14, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: CF Pacific Centre – 701 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars

What: Vancouver Canucks hit the ice versus Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena. Tonight’s promotional theme is Canadian Forces Appreciation.

When: November 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Lights of Hope 2019 Fireworks & Display Launch

What: St. Paul’s Foundation marks the launch of its seasonal hospital lights display with a free event at the intersection of Burrard Street and Helmcken Street that includes a fireworks display from the hospital rooftop. There will also be food trucks and carollers to add to the festivities. The lighting ceremony will see the building glow with over 100,000 bright lights, and more than 200 shining stars. New to the display this year is the Living Light, an interactive art piece that gives everyone the opportunity to light a star themselves.

The community celebration Thursday marks the beginning of the Lights of Hope campaign, which raises funds to support the greatest needs of patients, residents and caregivers at St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Providence Health Care’s seniors care homes.

When: November 14, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

  • Lighting of the display and fireworks: Arrive early. The ~5-minute fireworks show and display lighting begins at approximately 6:30 pm
  • Festivities: 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: St. Paul’s Hospital Burrard entrance – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

McArthurGlen Vancouver Sparkle All The Way


Sparkle Brighter at McArthurGlen

What: A massive Christmas tree will light up McArthurGlen as the outlet mall hosts its biggest-ever Sparkle All The Way event. Along with a 52-foot Christmas tree (one of the tallest in Metro Vancouver) and 275,000 LED lights, the outlet mall will be decked out in a variety of holiday decorations and ornaments.

The free event will include a number of family-friendly activities such as live carolling, letters to Santa, a performance from The Showstoppers, and the lighting of the Christmas tree with the help of Santa himself. There will also be exclusive sales for one night only from brands like Adidas, Coach, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and more. McArtherGlen Outlet notes that the event will take place rain or shine.

When: November 14, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Where: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport — 1000-7899 Templeton Station Road
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

What: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Fall Series presents films celebrating skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. Check out Ski Show 1 with Cody Townsend (November 14), Reel Rock 14 (November 15, 17, and 19), Mountain Bike Adventures (November 16), and Ski Show 2 presented by Arc’teryx (November 18).

When: November 14 to November 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Centennial Theatre and Rio Theatre
Tickets: Online