Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Don’t miss this weekend’s performance, photography, dance, and sport related events.  It’s also your last chance to experience some of this year’s best Hallowe’en activities.  Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

 


Friday November 1st

 

Teen Band Night: Beekeeper, 6:30PM-10:00PM @ Science World (1445 Quebec Street), Vancouver
$10 advance; $15 at the door
To celebrate the new feature exhibition, AMPED, Science World will be hosting a series of concerts where high school bands from across the Lower Mainland will get to open for headliner alumni artists from the PEAK Performance Project.  Band nights will be taking place on November 1, 2, 8, 9 and 16.  Buy tickets in advance and save.

24th Annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, time varies @ various venues, Vancouver
Ticketed & free events
Western Canada’s premiere flamenco event, presenting the best in international, Canadian, and regional flamenco.  The week-long celebration of flamenco draws enthusiastic participants and audiences to different venues in Vancouver through November 10.  Don’t miss tonight’s Flamenco Dance & Music by La Triana at the Chai Lounge.  Check the website for more details.

Silk Road Ensemble | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Silk Road Project

Vancouver Recital Society: The Silk Road Ensemble 15th Anniversary Year, 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street), Vancouver
$35-85
Weaving together the legacies of traditional and contemporary musical ideas with searing spontaneity and superb craftsmanship, The Silk Road Ensemble offers an East-meets-West multicultural feast for the senses.  With a totally unique and energetic flare, this collective of musicians, drawn from a group of 60 distinguished performers and composers from over 20 countries, performs with the central purpose to share and celebrate the music of the world.  Buy tickets in advance.

Colin MacDonald Pocket Orchestra: Fantasia, 8:00PM @ Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street), Vancouver
$35; other pricing in effect
Coming from a wide combination of backgrounds in the classical, jazz, pop, and world music genres, this unique chamber orchestra is perfectly suited to the rhythmically energetic and melodically driven post-minimalism of the early 21st Century.

Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, 7:30PM-10:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie Street), Vancouver
$65-$175
Set in a time of political and religious upheaval, Puccini’s masterful drama paints three unforgettable portraits: the fiery, pure-hearted Tosca; the passionate political idealist Mario; and the deeply depraved Scarpia. Puccini’s score is filled with soaring melody, authentic Roman atmosphere, and spellbinding tension. Visit the website for the synopsis and to purchase tickets through November 3.

Diwali Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Diwali Fest (Flickr)

10th Annual Diwali Fest: Diwali Workshop, 4:00PM-6:00PM @ West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street), Vancouver
Free
An annual South Asian arts & culture festival through November 8, celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone.  Today’s workshop features professional artists and facilitators leading workshops in rangoli design, diya lamp painting, Bollywood dancing, and mehndi hand painting.  Check the website for the full events listing.

Stanley Park Ecology Society: Creatures of the Night, 6:30PM-9:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Vancouver
$5; other pricing in effect
Running in parallel with the Stanley Park Ghost Train through November 2, SPES’ nature program is an entertaining adventure for explorers of all ages. From the miniature train plaza, follow your ecology guide through the forest on a 30 minute candle-lit walk to meet some of Stanley Park’s elusive animals. On each half hour Thursdays-Sundays only. Lanterns are provided; bring your sense of adventure!

Stanley Park Ghost Train, 11:00AM-10:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Vancouver
$11; other pricing in effect
Travel through the silver screen into the world of classic horror movies with this year’s Monster Movie Mashup through November 2! Take your velvet seat on the Halloween Ghost Train and journey back to a time when moving pictures unearthed the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds. Special matinee times on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Buy tickets in advance online or in person at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre. Limited same-day tickets available after 3PM onsite.

Capture Photography Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Pamela Klaffke – Best Friends (2007); Bestia Parvulus (Animal Child)
Photo Credit – Capture Photography Festival

Capture Photography Festival, times varies @ various galleries and locations, Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
From October 1 to November 15, this not-for-profit lens-based arts festival celebrating Metro Vancouver’s renowned photography scene is launching with more than 55 exhibitions at museums, galleries and artist-run centers with public art installations, and multi-platformed programming throughout the city. Don’t miss the Artist Talk series, workshops, and lectures running throughout the festival.

Fright Nights at Playland, 7:00PM-1:00AM @ Playland at PNE (East Hastings Street at Windermere Street), Vancouver
General Admission $22-35; Fast Pass $44-70
Face your fears… Fright Nights possesses Playland through November 2, and features 6 fright houses, 12 rides, and the freaky sideshow The Monsters of Schlock. Fast pass holders gets access to expedited lines for each Haunted House. Tickets online must be purchased for a specific night; buy in advance and save! Leave your costumes and face paints at home.

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island, various times @ secret locations in Vancouver
$25+
A new story! A new adventure! The same zombie plague… Back for its second year, the Zombie Syndrom is an interactive theatre adventure on the streets of Vancouver running through November 3rd. Check out the website for more details.

 


Saturday November 2nd

 

24th Annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, time varies @ various venues, Vancouver
Ticketed & free events
Western Canada’s premiere flamenco event, presenting the best in international, Canadian, and regional flamenco.  The week-long celebration of flamenco draws enthusiastic participants and audiences to different venues in Vancouver through November 10.  Don’t miss tonight’s electric performance, De Una Pieza, by Olga Pericet Cia at the Vancouver Playhouse.  Check the website for more details.

Dooms Night Tiesto | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Tiesto (Facebook)

Dooms Night 10th Anniversary with Tiesto, 7:00PM-1:00AM @ Pacific Coliseum (100 North Renfrew Street), Vancouver
$117.75-145
Deep in the shadows of darkness, sounds of screaming and chanting are heard from a distance as Dooms Night heads into its 10th year anniversary. The most anticipated Halloween massive in Western Canada with an all night concert experience headlined by the legendary Tiesto.  Authorized ticket sellers: TicketLeader | TicketZone

Maarc Teicholz, Classical Guitar Recital, 7:00PM @ Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music (843 Seymour Street), Vancouver
$25; other pricing in effect
Marc Teicholz is a world-renowned classical guitar performer, arranger, and teacher. His biography boasts first prizes in prestigious international and local competitions.  Tonight he will perform works by JS Bach, F. Schubert, F. Chopin, E. Nazareth, S. Assad.  Don’t miss the free pre-concert talk at 6:15PM.

Eastside Flea | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Eastside Flea

Eastside Flea, 10:00AM-4:00PM @ The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street), Vancouver
By donation
A fresh new Vancouver community flea market, featuring a diverse array of local vendors every 3rd Saturday of the month until December.  Merchandise includes vintage clothing, antiques, bicycles, jewelry, craftsman goods, records, and more!

Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, 7:30PM-10:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie Street), Vancouver
$65-$175
Set in a time of political and religious upheaval, Puccini’s masterful drama paints three unforgettable portraits: the fiery, pure-hearted Tosca; the passionate political idealist Mario; and the deeply depraved Scarpia. Puccini’s score is filled with soaring melody, authentic Roman atmosphere, and spellbinding tension. Visit the website for the synopsis and to purchase tickets through November 3.

Teen Band Night: Alexandria Maillot, 6:30PM-10:00PM @ Science World (1445 Quebec Street), Vancouver
$10 advance; $15 at the door
To celebrate the new feature exhibition, AMPED, Science World will be hosting a series of concerts where high school bands from across the Lower Mainland will get to open for headliner alumni artists from the PEAK Performance Project.  Band nights will be taking place on November 1, 2, 8, 9 and 16.  Buy tickets in advance and save.

Vancouver Flea Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Flea Market (Instagram)

Antique Show, 8:30AM-4:30PM (early entry 6:30AM) @ Vancouver Flea Market (703 Terminal Ave), Vancouver
$2
In addition to our 250 regular vendors, 70 dealers and pickers from all over the Lower Mainland are bringing their vintage and antique finds.  Be there early for the best deals!

Simon Fraser University Hockey Club vs. UVIC Vikes, 7:00PM @ Bill Copeland Sports Centre (3676 Kensington Ave), Burnaby
$10; other pricing in effect
SFU has matched up against UVIC twice already this season outscoring them 15-0.  Both SFU Goalies Andrew Parent and Graeme Gordon recorded a shutout in their starts and are looking to continue dominance over UVIC.  Buy tickets at the door; visit the website for more info.

Vintage & Revamped Furniture Collectable Market, 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Cloverdale Agri Plex (17798 62nd Ave), Surrey
$5
With over 100 vendors, the market is well supplied with original, reinvented, and refurbished items. Some of the vendors have taken all year to amass their eclectic collections to display and sell to true enthusiasts.  On for one weekend only.

Diwali Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Diwali Fest (Flickr)

10th Annual Diwali Fest: Diwali Downtown, 3:00PM-8:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Vancouver
Free
An annual South Asian arts & culture festival through November 8, celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone.  Diwali Downtown brings together the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture for the entire family.  This year’s event will include different music and dance performances, an Indian bazaar featuring South Asian crafts and food, and a room-sized rangoli!  Don`t miss the big outdoor finale.  Check the website for the full events listing.

10th Annual Diwali Fest: Diwali Workshop, 10:30AM-12:30PM @ Renfrew Park Community Centre (2929 East 22nd Ave), Vancouver
Free
An annual South Asian arts & culture festival through November 8, celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone.  Today’s workshop features professional artists and facilitators leading workshops in rangoli design, diya lamp painting, Bollywood dancing, and mehndi hand painting.  Check the website for the full events listing.

Stanley Park Ecology Society: Amazing Eagles, 1:00PM-3:00AM @ West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street), Vancouver
By donation
Explore the fascinating world of bald eagles with pioneer eagle researcher, David Hancock.  Call 604.718.6522 for more info.

Capture Photography Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Danny Singer – Buchanan (2011)
Photo Credit – Capture Photography Festival

Capture Photography Festival, times varies @ various galleries and locations, Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
From October 1 to November 15, this not-for-profit lens-based arts festival celebrating Metro Vancouver’s renowned photography scene is launching with more than 55 exhibitions at museums, galleries and artist-run centers with public art installations, and multi-platformed programming throughout the city. Don’t miss the Artist Talk series, workshops, and lectures running throughout the festival.

Richmond Nature Park Wild Mushroom Show, 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Hwy at No. 5 Rd), Richmond
By donation
Discover the fungus among us as the Vancouver Mycological Society presents a show of local autumn fungi.  Bring mystery mushrooms for identification.  Call 604.718.6188 for more info.

Cheese | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Benton Brothers Fine Cheese

Cheese Making Open House, 11:00AM-12:30PM @ Homesteader’s Emporium (649 East Hastings Street), Vancouver
Suggested minimum $5 donation
Join Rick Havlak for an introductory home cheese making demonstration.  Aimed at the total beginner, this 90 minute session will give you the answers to basic questions – what is rennet, how does milk curdle, is a little mould on cheese OK?  Meanwhile, you’ll watch cheese being made right before your eyes!  Seating precedence will be given to registered attendees, so get your tickets early.

Stanley Park Ecology Society: Creatures of the Night, 6:30PM-9:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Vancouver
$5; other pricing in effect
Running in parallel with the Stanley Park Ghost Train, SPES’ nature program is an entertaining adventure for explorers of all ages. From the miniature train plaza, follow your ecology guide through the forest on a 30 minute candle-lit walk to meet some of Stanley Park’s elusive animals. On each half hour Thursdays-Sundays only. Lanterns are provided; bring your sense of adventure!

Fright Nights | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Fright Nights @ Playland

Fright Nights at Playland, 7:00PM-1:00AM @ Playland at PNE (East Hastings Street at Windermere Street), Vancouver
General Admission $22-35; Fast Pass $44-70
Face your fears… Fright Nights possesses Playland through November 2, and features 6 fright houses, 12 rides, and the freaky sideshow The Monsters of Schlock. Fast pass holders gets access to expedited lines for each Haunted House. Tickets online must be purchased for a specific night; buy in advance and save! Leave your costumes and face paints at home.

Stanley Park Ghost Train, 11:00AM-10:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Vancouver
$11; other pricing in effect
Travel through the silver screen into the world of classic horror movies with this year’s Monster Movie Mashup through November 2! Take your velvet seat on the Halloween Ghost Train and journey back to a time when moving pictures unearthed the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds. Special matinee times on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Buy tickets in advance online or in person at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre. Limited same-day tickets available after 3PM onsite.

Winter Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Matt Kelly for Winter Farmers Market

Winter Farmers Market, 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Nat Bailey Stadium (West 30th Ave. & Ontario Street), Vancouver
Free admission
Calling all local food enthusiasts!  Find delicious locally made food and enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it.  Every Saturday through April 26, 2014.  Visit the website for detailed parking and access information.

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island, various times @ secret locations in Vancouver
$25+
A new story! A new adventure! The same zombie plague… Back for its second year, the Zombie Syndrom is an interactive theatre adventure on the streets of Vancouver running through November 3rd. Check out the website for more details.

 


Sunday November 3rd

 

 

An Evening of Broadway Music, 7:00PM @ Michael J. Fox Theatre (7373 MacPherson Ave), Burnaby
$19-75
A star-studded benefit concert that brings an amazing cast of Footlight Theatre Company “alumni” together with a fabulous live band to perform greatest hits from past shows, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, A Christmas Carol, Annie, and more.  All proceeds will support Footlight Theatre in its ongoing work to produce high-calibre musical theatre that provides important opportunities for a diverse range of performers and audiences in our community.

Laneway House | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – smallworks.ca

Design Sundays: Laneway Homes, 2:00PM-4:00PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$12; other pricing in effect
Design Sundays at MOV is a series of talks and workshops that invites faculty from postsecondary institutions across Vancouver to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching.  This Sunday, take a fresh view on laneway housing with an in-depth review of student submissions and share your thoughts and critiques on plans created by emerging designers.  Buy tickets in advance.

Vancouver Recital Society: Benedetto Lupo, 3:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$29.75-75
Italian Benedetto Lupo has been described as “an exceptionally fine pianist who has a remarkably fine touch and beautiful tone control” (The Oregonian). Making his long overdue debut appearance for the VRS, Lupo doesn’t merely play the piano with immense clarity and articulation, he makes it sing.  Get tickets in advance.

Stanley Park Ecology Society: Forests, Feathers, and Foreshores, 1:30PM-3:30PM @ Stanley Park Ecology Society Nature House (south-east shore of Lost Lagoon, under the viewing plaza at North end of Alberni Street), Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
Looking for ideas on how to get through the winter? Join in on an enlightening look at how plants and animals adjust to survive the cool, wet (and sometimes white) West Coast winter.

Diwali Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Diwali Fest (Flickr)

10th Annual Diwali Fest: Diwali Workshop, 12:30PM-2:30PM @ Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Drive), Vancouver
Free
An annual South Asian arts & culture festival through November 8, celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone.  Today’s workshop features professional artists and facilitators leading workshops in rangoli design, diya lamp painting, Bollywood dancing, and mehndi hand painting.  Check the website for the full events listing.

Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, 7:30PM-10:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie Street), Vancouver
$65-$175
Set in a time of political and religious upheaval, Puccini’s masterful drama paints three unforgettable portraits: the fiery, pure-hearted Tosca; the passionate political idealist Mario; and the deeply depraved Scarpia. Puccini’s score is filled with soaring melody, authentic Roman atmosphere, and spellbinding tension. Visit the website for the synopsis and to purchase tickets through November 3.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – The Georgia Straight

24th Annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, time varies @ various venues, Vancouver
Ticketed & free events
Western Canada’s premiere flamenco event, presenting the best in international, Canadian, and regional flamenco.  The week-long celebration of flamenco draws enthusiastic participants and audiences to different venues in Vancouver through November 10.  Don’t miss this afternoon’s Flamenco workshops with Olga Pericet Cia, and the evening’s musical performances hosted by Victor Kolstee at the Jazz Cellar.  Check the website for more details.

Vintage & Revamped Furniture Collectable Market, 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Cloverdale Agri Plex (17798 62nd Ave), Surrey
$5
With over 100 vendors, the market is well supplied with original, reinvented, and refurbished items. Some of the vendors have taken all year to amass their eclectic collections to display and sell to true enthusiasts.

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island, various times @ secret locations in Vancouver
$25+
A new story! A new adventure! The same zombie plague… Back for its second year, the Zombie Syndrom is an interactive theatre adventure on the streets of Vancouver running through November 3rd. Check out the website for more details.

Fright Nights | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Fright Nights

Fright Nights at Playland, 7:00PM-12:00AM @ Playland at PNE (East Hastings Street at Windermere Street), Vancouver
General Admission $22-35; Fast Pass $44-70
Face your fears… Fright Nights possesses Playland through November 2, and features 6 fright houses, 12 rides, and the freaky sideshow The Monsters of Schlock. Fast pass holders gets access to expedited lines for each Haunted House. Tickets online must be purchased for a specific night; buy in advance and save! Leave your costumes and face paints at home.

Stanley Park Ecology Society: Creatures of the Night, 6:30PM-9:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Vancouver
$5; other pricing in effect
Running in parallel with the Stanley Park Ghost Train, SPES’ nature program is an entertaining adventure for explorers of all ages. From the miniature train plaza, follow your ecology guide through the forest on a 30 minute candle-lit walk to meet some of Stanley Park’s elusive animals. On each half hour Thursdays-Sundays only. Lanterns are provided; bring your sense of adventure!

Stanley Park Ghost Train | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Stanley Park Ghost Train

Stanley Park Ghost Train, 11:00AM-10:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Vancouver
$11; other pricing in effect
Travel through the silver screen into the world of classic horror movies with this year’s Monster Movie Mashup through November 2! Take your velvet seat on the Halloween Ghost Train and journey back to a time when moving pictures unearthed the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds. Special matinee times on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Buy tickets in advance online or in person at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre. Limited same-day tickets available after 3PM onsite.

Capture Photography Festival, times varies @ various galleries and locations, Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
From October 1 to November 15, this not-for-profit lens-based arts festival celebrating Metro Vancouver’s renowned photography scene is launching with more than 55 exhibitions at museums, galleries and artist-run centers with public art installations, and multi-platformed programming throughout the city. Don’t miss the Artist Talk series, workshops, and lectures running throughout the festival.

 


What are you planning on doing this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


 

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  1. Pat

    Can you please add this event. These guys will be stopping in Vancouver on November 3. Part of an epic bike ride from Alaska all the way to South America! All cyclists in Vancouver are welcome to join them on Sunday!! http://99percentride.org/vancouver-cyclists-unite-for-99ride/

  2. what a amazing celebration, it is very nice to see for vancouver’party, that is the reason vancouver is the best city not for just living but for celebration. West Vancouver Homes

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