12 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: November 5 to 7

Nov 5 2021, 2:00 pm

Please note: British Columbia is in Step 3 of its COVID-19 restart plan. Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including physical distancing and frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask or face-covering in public indoor and retail spaces. If you are sick, please stay home.

This first weekend of November is jam-packed with fun things to do around Vancouver! Here are 12 events to check out from November 5 to 7, including Music on Main’s Modulus Festival, Vancouver Whitecaps, and more.

Shell Canada AR race car pop-up


An AR installation in downtown Vancouver will “transform” cars into Scuderia Ferrari’s SF21 race car.

What: A unique augmented reality (AR) installation will “transform” the cars of Vancouver drivers into a Ferrari race car. Shell Canada’s interactive pop-up, The Shell Performance Wall, will use AR video capture to turn any car that passes by into the Scuderia Ferrari’s SF21 race car. Visitors will be able to see themselves behind the wheel of the racing team’s iconic vehicle.

When: Now until November 7, November 11 to 14, 2021
Time: 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 5 pm on weekends (hours may vary)
Where: 50 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Playing with Alcohol Inks Paint Night

What: This beginner-friendly paint lesson will teach you how to use alcohol ink to create your own paintings, while sipping on some wine. You will get to take home two 6″ x 6″ tiles and one 4″ x 8″ tile.

When: November 6, 2021
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: MakerLabs – 780 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Cost: $89.07, register online

Music on Main’s 10th Modulus Festival

What: Music on Main is thrilled to listen together again at live events and celebrate the 10th Modulus Festival. There’s something for everyone to discover while engaging with new music and conversations. Plus, As dreams are made returns for a special limited run at the festival. Experience six days of making new connections through music. Tickets are limited and selling fast!

When: November 5 to 10, 2021
Time: Various Times
Where: The Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver; ANNEX – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Canucks face off with Nashville Predators on November 5 (Diwali Celebration) and Dallas Stars on November 7 (Hockey Fights Cancer Night) at Rogers Arena.

When: November 5 and 7, 2021
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online


BIPOC Pop-Up Vancouver

Photo: BIPOC Foods Vancouver Pop-Up

What: Celebrate the holidays and support your favourite BIPOC-owned local businesses at the same time. A virtual pop-up market brought to you by BIPOC Foods Vancouver is bringing together amazing food, art, and wellness services from all over the community to one accessible place.

From now until November 5, you can browse what’s available for purchase from dozens of online vendors, including The Dumpling KingWholesome Heart Foods, and so much more by clicking here. Then, between November 5 and 7, you can make your purchases online, and they will be ready for pick-up in early December.

When: Browse now, and purchase when the shop goes live on Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7 from 9 am to 6 pm daily
Where: Browse and purchase online. Pick up at Coho Coffee – 1370 E Georgia Street, Vancouver on Saturday, December 4 between 10 am and 3 pm

Ask for Luigi’s Eight-Year Anniversary Celebration

What: From November 5 to 8, Ask for Luigi will be featuring three of their greatest hits of all time to celebrate their eight-year anniversary: bocconcini fritti as an appetizer, a radiatore pasta with rabbit ragu for a main, along with a sweet Prosecco called Sbagliato to drink. Reservations are encouraged and can be made through Tock.

When: November 5 to 8, 2021
Time: Various times
Ask for Luigi – 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Vancouver Whitecaps

What: Vancouver Whitecaps wrap up the MLS regular season by taking on Seattle Sounders on November 7 at BC Place. The first 5,000 fans to enter BC Place will receive a special foldable clapper

When: November 7, 2021
Time: 3 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Coho Coffee Sunday Service pop-up brunch

What: Coho Coffee is hosting its first-ever Sunday Service pop-up brunch on November 7, featuring hearty and wholesome meals inspired by nostalgic Hawai’i-style, Chinese, and Taiwanese breakfast cuisine. The menu includes sought-after dishes carefully created by The Dumpling King’s Matthew Murtagh-Wu and Hanai Family Table’s Tess Bevernage and Thomas Robillard.

For drinks, guests will be able to order brunch cocktails made by Coho Coffee’s Sophie Salmon. The drink menu at the pop-up includes POG mimosas made with passionfruit, orange, and guava, as well as espresso martinis. There will also be House of Funk beer and a full coffee and tea bar menu.

When: November 7, 2021
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Coho Coffee – 1370 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

Signatures Of My Imagination

What: Signatures Of My Imagination is an exhibition on November 6 celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the art book by Kitsilano visual artist Terrance Schnell.

The MikeyLikesIt presentation runs from 1 to 8 pm and visitors can view art from the book as well as Schnell’s more recent work. The festivities continue late into the evening with an after-show party from 9 pm to 3 am. The event features music by Rennie Foster and Jay Tripwire and all guests are required to show proof of vaccination in guidance with provincial health orders.

When: November 6, 2021
Time: Art Show from 1 to 8 pm, After-show party from 9 pm to 3 am
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 & 326 W 5th Ave
Cost: Art Show by donation, After-show party $25, purchase online

Explore The BC Ale Trail: North of the Fraser

What: The BC Ale Trail’s brand new itinerary is dubbed “North of the Fraser,” and is a curated trail that will take your tastebuds on a trip through 11 astonishing breweries across the Lower Mainland, including New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam. Explore these four communities more closely by sampling their unique craft beers, eating at their exuberant restaurants, and soaking up everything else that their cities set forth.

When: Various days of operation
Time: Various hours of operation
Where: Various locations
Cost: Various, see the list of The BC Ale Trail: North of the Fraser online

LANY: gg bb xx tour

What: Los Angeles pop trio LANY is embarking on a North American tour to promote their fourth album gg bb xx. Singer, songwriter, and online sensation, keshi, will be touring alongside the band, opening up each of LANY’s 31 US and Canada shows.

After hitting up Montreal and Toronto during the band’s October concert dates, the popular musical group will be playing Vancouver’s PNE Forum on Saturday, November 6.

When: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available via Ticketleader

Cheese and Meat Festival 2021

Cheese and Meat Festival


What: The Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival is happening at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver on Saturday, November 6. The event offers attendees the opportunity to indulge in one of three tasting sessions and seminars.

When: November 6, 2021
Time: 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm
Where: The Pipe Shop — 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Buy online

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