Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Crossing fingers for another gorgeous autumn/early winter weekend, especially on Remembrance Day on Monday.  Don’t miss this weekend’s special ceremonies, live music and performances, craft, and dance related events.  Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

 


Friday November 8th

 

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 the afternoon’s free INTERflamenca Ricardo Rubio performance on Granville Island at 2PM, and the evening performances by Kari Alba and Alma Flamenca at the Waterfront Theatre at 8PM. Check the website for more details.

Teen Band: Jasper Sloan Yip | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Nelson Mouellic for Jasper Sloan Yip

Teen Band Night: Jasper Sloan Yip, 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.

6th Annual Interesting Vancouver, 6:00PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect
Interesting Vancouver @MOV is for creative people, and requires an open mind. There is no theme, no organizing principal save for “things that are interesting”. Be warned: Interesting Vancouver provides an extraordinary lack of career advancement opportunities. It only promises to be “interesting”, so don’t go to swap business cards and self-promote.  Get tickets early!

Diwali Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Diwali Fest (Flickr)

10th Annual Diwali Fest: Diwali Workshop, 4:00PM-6:00PM @ Thunderbird Community Centre (2311 Cassiar 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.

10th Annual Diwali Fest: Chai House, 8:00PM-11:00PM @ Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88th Ave), Surrey
$20
The last event in this annual festival.  Enjoy this intimate cabaret performance with music and dance acts, for true lovers of Indian performance.  This year’s event will feature a number of talented performers, including Juno-award winning soul singer Chin Injeti. Buy tickets in advance.

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.

Circle Craft | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Velvet Moustache (Montreal); Circle Craft

Circle Craft Christmas Market (40th Anniversary), 10:00AM-9:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place Way), Vancouver
$12; other pricing in effect
Over 300 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 40th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.   With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery and more… there will be much to explore!  On through November 11.  Buy tickets online and save.

25th Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, times vary @ various venues
$2 membership; ticket pricing varies
The longest running Jewish film festival in Canada, the Festival showcases the diversity of Jewish culture, heritage, and identity through film through November 14.  Comedies, feature dramas, thrillers, hot and timely documentaries, and whimsical shorts are programmed to appeal to a wide audience base.  Buy tickets in advance.

Eastside Flea x UBC Flea Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Eastside Flea

Eastside Flea: UBC Flea Market, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ UBC SUB Building (6138 Student Union Blvd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free admission
The Eastside Flea will be taking over the UBC Student Union Building (SUB) with a fun & diverse marketplace!  Find vintage clothing, handmade goods, retro housewares and more, from both students and regular ESF vendors! Don’t forget to check out the $5 fill a bag clothing swap!

 


Saturday November 9th

 

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, La Monarca, by Flamenco Rosario at Waterfront Theatre. Check the website for more details.

Teen Band: The River and the Road | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Maria Davey Photography for The River and the Road (Facebook)

Teen Band Night: The River and the Road, 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.

Blank Fest Vancouver II, 7:30PM-2:00AM @ The Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir Street), Vancouver
Cash donations, a blanket, or clothing for teens
Blanket-Fest is a winter concert series that started in New York as a musical fundraiser for homelessness.  This year’s event will see 7 local bands with support from bands from Kelowna and Calgary ranging in various genres of rock n’ roll, hard rock and metal, to share their tunes, raise awareness, funds, and clothing for the city’s homeless.  All proceeds will be supporting Covenant House, which helps homeless youth.

Hot One Inch Action | Things to do in Vancouver this Weekend

Photo Credit – Hot Wet Art City

10th Annual Hot One Inch Action, 8:00PM-11:00PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2205 Main Street at East 6th Ave), Vancouver
The original, one-night only show of button art and social interaction, with the tiny art of fifty different artists reproduced on one inch buttons.  These limited edition buttons are displayed on the gallery wall and the audience is offered the opportunity to buy randomly selected buttons in mixed bags of five for $5.  Didn’t get the button you want?  Trade with the people around you… how bad do you want that button?!  That’s when the hot action starts!

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.

Main Street Record Fair | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Main Street Record Fair

Main Street Record Fair, 11:00AM-4:00PM @ The Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th Ave), Vancouver
$3
Buy, sell, and trade new and used vinyl records plus a selection of used turntables.  2 days of vinyl-spinning DJs, food truck goodness, prizes, discounts, and great deals on tons of vinyl records.  On til November 10.

25th Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, times vary @ various venues
$2 membership; ticket pricing varies
The longest running Jewish film festival in Canada, the Festival showcases the diversity of Jewish culture, heritage, and identity through film through November 14.  Comedies, feature dramas, thrillers, hot and timely documentaries, and whimsical shorts are programmed to appeal to a wide audience base.  Buy tickets in advance.

Circle Craft | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Ashleigh Amber Moore Jewellery (Okotoks, AB); Circle Craft

Circle Craft Christmas Market (40th Anniversary), 10:00AM-9:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place Way), Vancouver
$12; other pricing in effect
Over 300 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 40th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.   With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery and more… there will be much to explore!  On through November 11.  Buy tickets online and save.

River Market Curious Flea, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ River Market, (810 Quayside Drive), New Westminster
Free admission
The Curious Flea is a social flea market, with an incredible collection of vendors selling spectacular wares ranging from antique to Mid-Century Modern, to 50′s kitsch to upcycled furniture and decor.  This isn’t your usual bargain basement flea market, but rather a treasure hunter’s dream.  On through November 10.

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.

Sturgeon Tales, 2:00PM-3:30PM @ River District Centre (8683 Kerr Street), Vancouver
$5 child; all children must be accompanied by an adult
Bring your small fry for an afternoon of fishy fun and learn about the ecology, anatomy, and habitat of the White Sturgeon through a variety of interactive games, engaging storyboards, and a hands-on conservation lab!  Pre-registration recommended.

 


Sunday November 10th

 

Design Sundays: Urban Imprints, The Interior Life of West Coast Living, 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, explore some of Vancouver’s urban living small spaces, and investigate creative strategies for extending living spaces outside of these confines.  RSVP in advance.

Main Street Record Fair, 11:00AM-4:00PM @ The Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th Ave), Vancouver
$3
Buy, sell, and trade new and used vinyl records plus a selection of used turntables.  2 days of vinyl-spinning DJs, food truck goodness, prizes, discounts, and great deals on tons of vinyl records.  On til November 10.

Circle Craft | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Madre Olius Studio (Surrey); Circle Craft

Circle Craft Christmas Market (40th Anniversary), 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place Way), Vancouver
$12; other pricing in effect
Over 300 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 40th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.   With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery and more… there will be much to explore!  On through November 11.  Buy tickets online and save.

Poppy Run and Fitness & Health Fair, 9:00AM-2:00PM @ Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park, Vancouver
$30-75; other pricing in effect
The run raises funds and awareness for those who gave, for Canada’s peace and freedom and for a better tomorrow.  Participate iin the 8K hill run, a 4K cross country run, or a 4k fun walk.  Live music, performances, and refreshments be onsite in the entertainment area.  Pre-registration required.

Stanley Park Ecology Society: Birds of a Feather, 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
By donation
Having trouble figuring out what that bird you saw in Stanley Park is named?  Join in on an easy 2 hour walking exploration to learn about bird identification and behaviour.

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

25th Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, times vary @ various venues
$2 membership; ticket pricing varies
The longest running Jewish film festival in Canada, the Festival showcases the diversity of Jewish culture, heritage, and identity through film through November 14.  Comedies, feature dramas, thrillers, hot and timely documentaries, and whimsical shorts are programmed to appeal to a wide audience base.  Buy tickets in advance.

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 performance for children at Waterfront Theatre at 1PM. Check the website for more details.

River Market Curious Flea, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ River Market, (810 Quayside Drive), New Westminster
Free admission
The Curious Flea is a social flea market, with an incredible collection of vendors selling spectacular wares ranging from antique to Mid-Century Modern, to 50′s kitsch to upcycled furniture and decor.  This isn’t your usual bargain basement flea market, but rather a treasure hunter’s dream.  On through November 10.

Capture Photography Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, Double Self-Portrait
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.

War & Peace in Stanley Park: A Historical Perspective, 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
In the 1800’s Stanley Park was declared a British Military Reserve… or was it?  On this 2 hour walk, discover over 125 years of military related stories, ranging from secret defense sites, monuments, memorial gardens, protests, gathering places and war effort activities.

 


Monday November 11th

 

Remembrance Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Adrian Wyld for The Canadian Press; Vancouver Sun

Lest We Forget.  Remembrance Day is today, and there are many ceremonies happening around the country and the Metro Vancouver area to remember those who represented Canada and died in the line of duty.
Downtown Vancouver: Services at 10:00AM @ Victory Square Cenotaph (200 West Hastings Street at Cambie Street), Vancouver
Richmond: Parade and services at 10:20AM @ Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road), Richmond
UBC: services at 10:00AM @ War Memorial Gym (6081 University Blvd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
West Vancouver: Parade at 10:45AM, Services at 10:55AM @ Memorial Arch, Memorial Park, Marine Drive (between 19th & 20th Streets), West Vancouver
North Vancouver Deep Cove: Water Service Offshore at 11:00AM @ Cates Park (200 block of Dollarton Hwy), Deep Cove, North Vancouver
North Vancouver: Parade and services at 10:00AM @ Victoria Park Cenotaph (731 Lonsdale Ave), North Vancouver
Surrey: activities and services at 9:30AM @ Cloverdale Cenotaph, Surrey Museum (17710 56A Ave), Surrey

Hopscotch Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Hopscotch Festival

18th Annual Hopscotch Festival, time varies @ various locations
Free & ticketed events
Rated as one of the ten best drinking festivals in the world by MSN Travel UK, 2013 will bring an amazing festival to Vancouver via the famous Grand Tasting Hall, Satellite Dinners, and Master Classes. Hundreds of products including whiskey (scotch, bourbon, and all others), beer, tequila, vodka, gin, etc will be available to sip, taste, and learn about.  See all the events on the website.

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.

Chor Leoni Memory Eternal | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Chor Leoni (facebook)

Chor Leoni’s Memory Eternal: 21st Annual Remembrance Day Concert
2:00PM @ West Vancouver United Church (2062 Esquimalt Ave), West Vancouver
7:30PM @ St. Andrew’s- Wesley United Church (1012 Nelson St), Vancouver
$34.25; other pricing in effect
Remembrances and memories: they inform us, teach us, and can unite us in times of joy and sorrow. Memory Eternal explores these themes in a diverse and expansive program that includes works by Dominick Argento, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Billy Joel, Iron and Wine as well as Haitian folk songs and Indian Ragas.  The concert will include readings and end with Rupert Lang’s beloved Kontakion.  Memory Eternal is offered in the spirit of consolation that has made our Remembrance Day concerts a Canadian tradition.  Get tickets in advance from Tickets Tonight.

25th Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, times vary @ various venues
$2 membership; ticket pricing varies
The longest running Jewish film festival in Canada, the Festival showcases the diversity of Jewish culture, heritage, and identity through film through November 14.  Comedies, feature dramas, thrillers, hot and timely documentaries, and whimsical shorts are programmed to appeal to a wide audience base.  Buy tickets in advance.

Circle Craft | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – EntWood Turnings (Chilliwack); Circle Craft

Circle Craft Christmas Market (40th Anniversary), 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place Way), Vancouver
$12; other pricing in effect
Over 300 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 40th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.   With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery and more… there will be much to explore!  On through November 11.  Buy tickets online and save.

 


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


 

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  1. Peter

    I could’nt find an event at the Hopscotch festival website that was free. Thanks for wasting my time searching through all their overpriced events. Expensive events instead of ( some ticketed and some free events) should be your headline…

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