7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, November 8

Nov 2 2018, 12:59 am

Need some ideas for events to check out in Vancouver? Here are seven fun ones happening today, Thursday, November 8. Vancouver Podcast Festival, Justin Timberlake, and more.

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

Bend Sinister

What: Bend SInister celebrates their Foolish Games Vinyl Release Party with special guests Bridal Party and Faux Plums.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Mary Walsh

Image: Mary Walsh

What: Acclaimed comedian Mary Walsh is best known for her multi-Gemini-Award-winning work on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes — the long-running satiric, current events program she created, and which showcased her dynamic range of hilarious characters. Outside of her work in television and film, Mary is also a respected mental health and addiction awareness advocate who shares her prior experience with alcoholism in an effort to create change in the lives of others.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $40

Beest Meets BEAST Dinner at Wildebeest

What: The US and Canada combine forces for the Ultimate Beastmaster Dinner when Wildebeest Chef Ian McHale opens up his kitchen to welcome Chef Naomi Pomery from Portland’s BEAST for an exciting collaboration dinner on November 8. Part of the week-long Eat Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, the one-night-only ’Beest Meets BEAST event will see the award-winning chefs work in tandem to prepare a multi-course family style menu that showcases the very best seasonal, farm-to-table fare.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online

Duty, Honour and Izzat

What: Join the Richmond Museum on the 100-year anniversary of the close of the Great War as they recognize the valiant contributions of the Indian Army to the Allied War effort. An exhibition also runs from November 5 to 15 in the lobby of City Hall.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

Empire of the Sun

Image: Empire of the Sun

What: In this acclaimed autobiographical one-man show, Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio’s The Roundup) tells the dynamic tale of an emotionally distant father, Akira, whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Avenue, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Podcast Festival

What: This brand new festival is dedicated to highlighting the “power of podcasting” as a non-fiction media. Presented by DOXA, the festival features three days of panels, hands-on workshops, and live podcast presentations and tapings. The live shows feature some of the most recognized names in podcasting as they perform and talk about their creative process. Live shows will be taking place at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver Public Library, and CBC Studio 700, during every day of the festival.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Available online

Cornucopia 2018

What: Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage celebration kicks off on November 8 this year. The festival has a huge lineup of events on its schedule that you don’t want to miss.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Whistler
Price: Ticket prices vary; buy online

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