Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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This weekend begins with the recognition and remembrance of those who have served in preserving peace, many of whom lost their lives and still have an impact on people alive today. On Saturday, it is the day commemorating Louis Riel, the late 1800s Métis political leader who also sought to preserve rights and culture in Canada. Enjoy peace, culture, and celebration all weekend with a ton of diverse events.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot brings their activism to Vancouver

Pussy Riot, in a promotional photo for the 2013 documentary A Punk Prayer.

Pussy Riot, in a promotional photo for the 2013 documentary A Punk Prayer.

Are you angry? Frustrated? Do you feel like things are spinning out of control? Are you eager to know what it’s like to live in a totalitarian regime?

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Pussy Riot.

Members of the controversial Russian punk rock band are coming to Vancouver. But the group’s Maria Alyokhina (Masha) and Alexandra Bogino (Sasha) won’t be playing music. Instead, they’ll appear onstage at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings St.) on Nov 21 to discuss politics, art, feminism, LGBTQ issues, prisoner’s rights, and, presumably, living under an authoritarian regime. Of course, any resemblance to life in North America will be completely coincidental.

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Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot brings their activism to Vancouver

Vancouver Men’s Chorus Rings in the Holidays for Family and for Charity

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Every family has its traditions, some old and traditional while others are new and unconventional, but each one is centred around the special feeling of being together. This December celebrate the holidays with the Vancouver Men’s Chorus in Making Spirits Bright 2016: Family!

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Vancouver Men’s Chorus Rings in the Holidays for Family and for Charity

Explore East Vancouver with the 2016 Eastside Culture Crawl – Now in its 20th Year!

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Image courtesy of The Eastside Culture Crawl | Facebook.com

For those of us who are not artists, the creation of art is a mysterious and fascinating process. The Eastside Culture Crawl, now in its 20th year (!) is a highlight in November. The four day event gets you inside the art studios of local favourites to see where the magic happens.

If you’re looking for a new piece of art, some inspiration, or just an excuse to wander around the unique streets of the Strathcona neighbourhood, get set to take part in the Culture Crawl taking place from Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20, 2016.

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Explore East Vancouver with the 2016 Eastside Culture Crawl – Now in its 20th Year!

Vancouver’s CandyTown Fun For Sweet Tooths Of All Ages

candytown_85da09_-riz-herbosa-dg-resizedImagine. A fantasy land of sweet treats, holiday music, festive characters and fun for the family. Perhaps not practical to live here full time, but how about for one magical day?

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Vancouver’s CandyTown Fun For Sweet Tooths Of All Ages

The return of Princess Leia, and first-timer White Canary – at this year’s Vancouver Fan Expo

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Carrie Fisher is back at Vancouver Fan Expo this year.

Western Canada’s biggest collection of Wookies and the Star Wars fans who love them is returning to Vancouver. From Nov. 11-13, fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, just about anything with “star” in the title, Game of Thrones, and other science fiction, fantasy and horror properties will gather – some in costume – to meet their heroes, heroines and villains. And to buy stuff.

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The return of Princess Leia, and first-timer White Canary – at this year’s Vancouver Fan Expo

Come Soar Over America at FlyOver Canada (Prize Pack Giveaway!)

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For a limited time only, experience America like never before with FlyOver America. Soar over 10,000 miles across some of the United States’ most beautiful landscapes including Hawaii, Alaska, New York and more! Like FlyOver Canada’s ride film, FlyOver America was shot over all four seasons from coast to coast.

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Come Soar Over America at FlyOver Canada (Prize Pack Giveaway!)