34 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: November 9 to 12

Nov 5 2018, 2:34 am

A long weekend to remember. Check out these 34 events happening in Vancouver on Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. There’s Remembrance Day, HypeCity Streetwear Convention, and more.

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dear Rouge

Image: Dear Rouge / Facebook

What: Dear Rouge bring their Phases Tour to Vancouver with special guests Modern Space and Blonde Diamond.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9:30 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $21.50 plus fees


What: A harvest gathering of dance and good times. Featuring an Intention Circle (yoga, meditation, discussion), a dance party, and poetry pop-ups.

Where: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 7 to 11 pm
When: Russian Hall – 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25

The Delightly

What: The Delightly is an all-genres cabaret where creators present new material and engage in unexpected collaborations. Valerie Cotic, Jeff Leard, and TJ Dawe bring together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds for an eclectic evening of shiny new original work.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

Let’s Get Cozy: Room Issue 41.3 Launch

What: A night of readings from this historic issue of Room Magazine, edited by Leah Golob. Featuring Leah Horlick, Adele Barclay, Mary Chen, Tin Lorica, and Brandi Bird. Door prizes, coffee and tea, and more.

Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: #416-268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

SWEET Mind Craft

Science World

Science World

What: An event for youth aged 13 to 18. Play your favourite old school video games and explore the technological innovations that went into creating them at Science World’s feature exhibition: Game Changers. Explore immersive VR worlds, see what motivates our decision making and trust in games, find your gaming personality and check out the feature pre-recorded presentation from Dr. Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, PhD.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

Learn How to Make Your Own Christmas Bauble Wreath

What: Join Vancouver wreath artist Megan as she guides attendees through the steps to make your own bauble ornament wreath. All supplies are included. Hosted by Bird on a Wire Creations.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Bird on a Wire Creations – 2535 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $72.80

Tech & Culture: Andrew Feenberg, Gillian Russell, Nancy Lee

What: An evening of informal presentations and lively discussion about the interplay between technology and culture at The Studio for Critical Making. Featuring Nancy Lee, Cultural Producer & Interdisciplinary Media Artist; Gillian Russell,
Curator and Design Researcher, Emily Carr University; and Andrew Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology, SFU. Organized by Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design & Media Art.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 5 pm
Where: The Studio for Critical Making – Emily Carr University (Room C4246) – 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Saturday, November 10, 2018

HypeCity Streetwear Convention



What: HypeCity boasts over 50 premium tables for attendees to buy, sell, and trade from, as well as over 2000 guests to meet, network, and make connections with. Brands and models like Supreme, Yeezy, and Jordan, will all be up for grabs, including limited-edition pieces and rare vintage items – all in amazing condition. A number of new features have also been added to the one-day convention, including a “trading pit,” allowing collectors to see what their community has to offer.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online or at the door for $25

The Light Festival

What: The City of Surrey and Telus are inviting everyone to the Light Festival at Bear Creek Park this fall. Visitors can experience a mesmerizing show of illuminated trees, eye-catching displays, and sparkling lights throughout an ever-changing garden of colour. On opening and closing night, guests will be treated to family-friendly activities at a kid’s zone, food trucks, and roving performers. Anyone attending is reminded to bring a flashlight and dress for the weather, as the event will run rain or shine.

When: Now to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm daily
Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

The Pursuit Of Happiness & The Northern Pikes

What: Canadian 80s rock bands The Pursuit of Happiness and The Northern Pikes team up for a show at Commodore Ballroom.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Art on the Spot

What:  Tony O’Regan guides participants in an art activity inspired by the paintings of J.M.W. Turner.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

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: Now to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Available online

Haney Farmers’ Market

What: A vibrant outdoor Saturday market in downtown Maple Ridge, Haney Farmers’ Market sells fresh farm produce, locally-grown fruit and veg, preserves, baked goods, artisan crafts, fine art, and more.

When: Saturdays until November 10, 2018
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Memorial Peace Park – 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

EAT! Vancouver

EAT! Vancouver food festivals


What: The 16th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada’s most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals in support of Project CHEF. Attracting attendees throughout North America, the 2018 EAT! Vancouver features culinary collaborations between award-winning local and special guest chefs from across Canada and the United States. This year’s events include the EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry, EAT! Expert Classes, and the all-new EAT! Vancouver Fine Cognac.

When: Now to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
Price: Ticket prices vary depending on the event; buy online

Akira 30th Anniversary screening

What: Not just a landmark in the popularity of anime, Akira is a landmark scifi film in its own right. Otomo’s Katshiro version of his own sprawling manga is teeming with action, spectacle and imagination.

When: Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:40 pm (Saturday), 9:45 pm (Sunday)
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

What: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls. A show that brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

OH HONEY (And all things yellow)

What: Hosted by Vancouver artist Maria Bertosh, OH HONEY (and all things yellow) is a Pop Up shop and Exhibit centered around everything bright, colourful and yellow. In addition to displaying a body of large canvas paintings, the opening night of the Pop Up will incorporate numerous interactive and curated details, local vendors, an art installation and photo opportunities as well as a themed bar and DJ.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: The Gam Gallery – 110 E Hastings St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Victory Square Cenotaph

What: In honour of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada, the City of Vancouver is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Starts at 10 am
Where: Victory Square – 200
Admission: Free

Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies & Parade

What: Events start with a non-denominational service at Kyle Centre. Then the parade goes around the block to Port Moody Arts Centre for a two-minute silence, act of remembrance and laying of wreaths at Port Moody Arts Centre Monument. Ceremony finishes with a 21-Gun Cannon Salute at Seymour Artillery.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street Port Moody
Admission: Free

Surrey Remembers

What: Take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25 am on Sunday, November 11. Museum of Surrey will remain open until 5 pm with family-friendly activities throughout the museum. The Surrey Archives will be open from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Visitors are welcome to explore the Archives and enjoy refreshments.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Richmond Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: The City of Richmond invites the public to observe and participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The parade will start at 10:20 am, and official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph will begin at 10:40 am. Two minutes of silence will take place at 11 am followed by wreath-laying.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:20 to 11:30 am
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

West Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: Led by The Royal Canadian Legion – West Vancouver Branch #60, this service is for the public to gather and honour our veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The parade starts at 10:45 am. with service starting at 10:55 am.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:45 to 11:30 am
Where: Memorial Arch in Memorial Park – Marine Drive between 19th Street and 20th Street
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Remembrance Day

What: Port Coquitlam’s Remembrance Day begins with the Wilson Centre Service. Then veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #133 will lead a parade from the Wilson Centre along Wilson Avenue to Shaughnessy Street to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 am (Wilson Centre Service), 11 am (Cenotaph Remembrance Service
Where: Wilson Centre – 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Mark Singson x Whole Foods Market

What: Mark Singson will be serving up a five-course vegan dinner. Guests will also receive a goodie bag from this event.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: 120 E 13 Street, North Vancouver
Price: $120; buy online

Sunday Open Mic Mash Up

What: Sunday Night Open Stage at The Beaumont Studios welcomes singer-songwriters, spoken word artists, stand-up comedy, and live art and art showing.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 & 326 W 5th Ave, Vancouver
Admission: By Donation

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Christmas craft market

Circle Craft Christmas Market (Facebook)

What: The Circle Craft Christmas Market hosts more than 300 different artisans and vendors from across Canada, and features everything from pottery to fashion to craft distilleries.

When: Now to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Kitty Nights Burlesque: The Last Meow

What: Kitty Nights Burlesque performs its final show with a bevvy of local burlesque artists and some very special guest stars. Featuring live music by The Hot & Heavy Band and showcasing a mixture of sexy, moving and hilarious burlesque performances.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25

Monday, November 12, 2018

Cold Reading Series 25th Anniversary Party

What: Celebrating 25 years of writers, actors and musicians coming together to hone their craft and build relationships in Vancouver. This event has helped shape countless screenplays, TV episodes and other original works since 1993.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: Casting actors for the readings will begin at 6:30 pm, showtime at 8 pm
Where: VFS Cafe – 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $5 suggested donation

Diwali Celebration Sunset Family Fun


Diwali diyas/ Shutterstock

What: A free celebration of dance, music, education, Diya making, crafts, and more. A playgym (including a bouncy castle) and a healthy snack concession will be available.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Sunset Community Centre – 6810 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Oliver Francis

What: Alex Kelly, better known as Oliver Francis, is a rapper, producer and songwriter from Columbia, Missouri. He plays a special all ages show with Big Baby Scumbag, Crim and QC.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Stat Monday Brunch Cartoons at Storm Crow Tavern

What: Enjoy the brunch menu at Storm Crow Tavern while enjoying episodes of Sailor Moon on the screens.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Storm Crow Tavern – 1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free, menu prices vary

Korpiklaani & Arkona

What: Folk metal bands Korpiklaani from Finland and Arkona from Russia are teaming up for The Wayfarer North American Tour.

Where: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: Doors at 6 pm
When: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $29.50

Mountain School: Backcountry First Aid


Snowy landscape in Whistler, BC/Shutterstock

What: Arc’teryx Kitsilano presents another installment of Mountain School, their ongoing educational series focused on mountain and backcountry adventures. Timely for the upcoming winter season, the workshop will be focusing on Backcountry First Aid, with a significance placed on: hypothermia prevention after an injury. Led by Jean-Marc Savoie is a Squamish-based paramedic and rescue tech with TEAAM (Technical Evacuation & Advanced Aero Medical Society), with accreditation from JIBC.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Arc’teryx Kitsilano – 2033 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5

Hands On Raw Vegan Dessert Workshop

What: The two Chefs behind Indigo Age Cafe and Rawmaste Food Co. present a two day workshop of hands-on raw dessert making! The first day will be focused on beginner basics and then onto more advanced techniques for the second day. Attendees can take one class or both, and will be provided with raw treats, tea and beverages for each day.

Time: 6 to 9 pm (Sunday), 12 to 3 pm (Monday)
Where: 436 Richards Street, Vancouver
Registration: Online

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