Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: November 9, 2017

This weekend in Vancouver, an exhibit of Salish weaving has opened up, Fuse is conjuring magic at the Art Gallery, interesting Vancouverites will be sharing their stories, the holiday season’s first major craft market is on, and there will be abundant cosplay going on at the Convention Centre.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: November 9, 2017

Cartoonists, writers of historical fiction welcome at this year’s Jewish Book Festival

The VPL’s writer-in-residence Miriam Libicki is one of the guests at this year’s Jewish Book Festival.

Writers from Canada, the US, and Israel are guests at this year’s Jewish Book Festival. Historical novelists, cartoonists, YouTube sensations with their own cookbook and YA authors will take part in readings, workshops, panel discussions, and multi-media events as part of the annual event.

The 33rd Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival takes place Nov. 25-30, with most of the events at the Jewish Community Centre (950 West 41st Ave.) and other venues in the Lower Mainland. Here are some highlights.

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Cartoonists, writers of historical fiction welcome at this year’s Jewish Book Festival

Eight Vancouver Locations You Can Visit From K-Pop’s “Likey” Video

K-Pop fans around the world are going crazy for the new single “Likey” from Korean girl group TWICE. Less than a week after being posted, the video for “Likey” has racked up more than 50 million views on YouTube.

But here’s something that most fans don’t know: The music video for “Likey” was filmed entirely in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada!

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Eight Vancouver Locations You Can Visit From K-Pop’s “Likey” Video

Sports Season Has Arrived! Here’s Where to Watch the Game in Vancouver

Courtesy Butcher & Bullock.

Cold weather and shorter days are perfect excuses to build a blanket fort, grab a growler and switch on the game – or, even better, to join fellow sports fans at a rousing bar or restaurant whose love of game day translates to unbeatable deals, massive and plentiful TVs, and engaging experiences with an unparalleled electricity. Whether you’re a fierce Lions fan, loyal Canucks supporter, diehard UFC champion, European soccer reveler, or simply desire to surround yourself with an exciting vibe while warding off the winter chill, you’ll find your new sports family at one of the venues below. Jerseys and face paint optional. Continue reading:
Sports Season Has Arrived! Here’s Where to Watch the Game in Vancouver

Historic Orpheum Celebrates 90 Years With Themed Celebration

This November, Vancouver’s iconic Orpheum celebrates 90 years of entertainment. To honour the anniversary, citizens are invited to attend a 1920s themed, Orpheum 90, party presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO).

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Historic Orpheum Celebrates 90 Years With Themed Celebration

Five Vancouver Coffee Shops to Cozy Up in this Fall

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a cup of coffee.

As the leaves turn to gold, orange and red, so too do our shorts turn into sweaters, our sunglasses into umbrellas and our beach days into cozier (and warmer!) interludes. In fact, one of the best parts of chilly autumn days is shacking up for the afternoon at an atmospheric café with a steaming cup of coffee. So grab a friend – or a laptop, or a stack of books – and check out one or all of the coffee shops below. Catch you at the latte bar!

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Five Vancouver Coffee Shops to Cozy Up in this Fall

Teens who’ll stop at nothing to increase their Instagram followers, and other frights at this year’s Rio Grind Film Fest

Elina Löwensohn in Let the Corpses Tan

Elina Löwensohn in Let the Corpses Tan. The film screens as part of this year’s Rio Grind Film Festival (Nov. 16-19).

A rap-battle movie produced by Eminem; the 100th film from a Japanese master; and a retro-looking crime thriller are among the treats at this year’s Rio Grind Film Festival.

Presented by the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway), the annual event features horror, sci-fi, fantasy, cult, animation and sometimes just-plain-unclassifiable movies. Along with feature films, the festival—Nov. 16-19— includes shorts, guest filmmakers, and a special surprise screening.

Here are some highlights. (Click on titles for trailers.)

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Teens who’ll stop at nothing to increase their Instagram followers, and other frights at this year’s Rio Grind Film Fest

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