14 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 6:22 pm

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between November 6 and 8. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

Interesting Vancouver

  • What: A celebration of the curious & unexpected ways people express creativity through hobbies, passions, & obsessions. More than another “sage on the stage” lecture series, Interesting Vancouver is an event that celebrates the uncelebrated, expands the collective vision of what is uniquely possible, and gives people an opportunity to discover interesting new creative pursuits they can apply in their own lives.
  • Where: SFU Woodward’s – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 6; 6 p.m.

SnowBall Classic

  • What: Ballroom dancing has never been this amazing in Vancouver. The 2015 SnowBall Classic will include the WDSF World Cup Ten Dance Championship as well as the WDSF World U21 Standard Championship and WDSF International Open Adult Standard and Latin competition. Some of the world’s best dancers will be competing.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8

Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA

  • What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, December 27; various times

Russell Peters

  • What: Canadian comedian Russell Peters brings his racially-charged comedy tour to the Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino for multiple shows this month.
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Blvd,  Coquitlam
  • When: Wednesday, November 4 to 9; 8 p.m.


  • What: Whistler’s ultimate food and drink festival, Cornucopia (presented by BlueShore Financial) returns to the majestic resort town for its 19th year, and brings with it a spectacular line-up of local chefs, creative culinary offerings, regional wines, and more. The fall festival will play host to luncheons, winemakers dinners, interactive seminars, gala wine tastings and electric after parties.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Thursday, November 5 through Sunday, November 15

ManTalks Intensive

  • What: ManTalks is well known in Vancouver for finding exceptional men who are making a difference in the world, and providing the space for them to share their message to inspire, educate and transform your life, business and relationships.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, November 7; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Death Row Dog Adoption

  • What: 100 dogs will be arriving in Vancouver from various kill shelters in California and will all be up for adoption during this one-day event. The majority of the pooches are Chihuahuas, small terrier and terrier mixes, beagles and straight-up mutts. Interested pet parents must fill out an online application on the rescue’s website by November 5, and undergo a quick home visit.
  • Where: Landmark Aviation – South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport
  • When: Saturday, November 7; 11 a.m.

Winter Market at Nat Bailey Stadium

  • What: Now in its 9th year, this weekly market offers visitors locally-grown fruit and vege, meat, and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal craft.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street
  • When: Saturdays, November 7 to April 23, 2016 (excluding December 26); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Diwali Downtown Vancouver

  • What: The festival’s main event, Diwali in Downtown Vancouver will take over the Yaletown Roundhouse on Saturday for over 15 different music and dance performances, an Indian bazaar featuring South Asian crafts and food, a room-sized rangoli and more.
  • Where: Yaletown Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, November 7; 2 p.m.

Catwoman in Hecklevision

  • What: Time to get revenge on the movie that earned star Halle Berry a Razzie award for Worst Actress. Copresented with Northwest Comedy, Catwoman will be shown in Hecklevision, allowing the audience to text their running commentary, barbs, put downs and snark on the screen.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street
  • When: November 7; 10 p.m.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC  Western Conference Semi-Final Match vs. Portland Timbers

  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, November 8; 7 p.m.

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

  • What: The farmers’ market, which will be operating for the entire winter season, will feature a diverse selection of local produce, including fish, poultry, meat, dairy and nursery items.
  • Where: Hastings Skatepark – Renfrew Street
  • When: Sundays, November 8 to May 1, 2016 (excluding December 27); 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beer Can Derby Vancouver

  • What: At the Beer Can Derby Vancouver 2015, contestants race beer can cars of their own design on a downhill track 60 feet long. Each car has to feature one recognizable beer can as part of its design, but besides that attendees can go wild.
  • Where: Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, November 8; 1 p.m.

Mac Miller

  • What: With a number one album and a handful of hit singles under his belt, American rapper Mac Miller is poised to become a major starExpect to hear hits like “100 Grandkids” and “Break The Law” in addition to material from Miller’s critically-adored mixtapes.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, November 8; 8 p.m.
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