7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, November 6

Nov 6 2019, 5:00 am

The first Hump Day of November is packed with fun in Vancouver. From Rufus Wainwright to Kuroko, here are seven things to do today, November 6.

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

Rufus Wainwright with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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(Rufus Wainwright/Facebook)

What: Rufus Wainwright performs a mix of greatest hits and new songs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on November 6.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: Doors 6:45 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bear Creek Park Lights

What: Explore illuminated trees and light displays throughout the water park and playground at Bear Creek Park. On opening and closing night, guests will be treated to family-friendly activities at a kids zone, food trucks, and roving performers. Visitors on November 9 will also enjoy music, performers, and food presented by RED FM.

When: Now until November 15, 2019 (closed November 11)
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Women in Leadership 4.0: Panel & Luncheon

What: Richmond Chamber of Commerce hosts Women in Leadership 4.0, featuring panellists Dr. Amiee Chan, President & CEO, Norsat International Inc.; Debra Hewson, President & CEO, Odlum Brown Limited; and Suzanne Gill, VP of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Digital Technology Supercluster. Moderated by Cybele Negris, CEO & Co-Founder, Webnames.ca.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Pacific Gateway Hotel — 3500 Cessna Dr, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Wael Shawky: Al Araba Al Madfuna

The Polygon Gallery/Attilio Fiumarella

What: For the first time in Western Canada, Egyptian artist Wael Shawky will be showing a collection of his latest work with Al Araba Al MadfunaShawky’s contemporary artwork gives visitors the chance to see how history and mythology blur together, or become interchanged as we search for meaning and narrative in real life.

Check out screenings of the multilayered film productions Al Araba Al Madfuna I and Al Araba Al Madfuna II, which will take place during the run of the exhibition on select days. Each explores how mythologies are recorded alongside our current narratives of uncertainty and change.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays from now until January 12, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Polygon Gallery — 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Price: By donation

The Gumboot Kids

What: The Gumboot Kids celebrate their new nature mystery book series for young readers. Attendees can enjoy a singalong and storytime with Scout and Daisy, along with award-winning singer Jessie Farrell. There will also be a book signing with Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan, authors and co-creators of CBC Kids’ Scout & The Gumboot Kids, plus a chance to get your photo taken with Scout & Daisy.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: West Point Grey United Church — 4595 8 Ave W Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kuroko

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: Various dates from November 6 to November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Frequencies: Exhibition

What: Roundhouse Artist in Residence George Rahi presents his exhibition, Frequencies, in the Great Hall throughout November. Rahi studies the functions and potentials of public sounds, getting inspiration from the historical role of church tower bells.

When: Now to November 30, 2019 (closed Remembrance Day)
Time: 9 am to 9:30 pm (Monday to Friday), 9 am to 4:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre — 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free