Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Get warmed up this Friday to Sunday + Tuesday with a variety of different things happening around city.   Check out our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend and on Tuesday November 11!

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CircusFEST | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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CircusFEST; November 6 – November 9, 2014 @ various venues in Vancouver
Prices vary
The first of its kind in Vancouver!  With a mission to engage, inspire, and celebrate the Circus Community, CircusFest is poised to bring the best circus talent to the West Coast.  The festival features leading circus acts and performers, Main Stage shows, hands-on workshops, installations, cabarets, industry panel discussions, in a weekend of circus exploration and inspiration.  Click the link for the full schedule of events.

 

 


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Friday November 7th

 

BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders; gates open 6:00PM @ BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$44-90
After each pulled off wins at home in Week 18, both BC and Calgary will look to continue their success and build momentum going into the post-season.  A 29-25 win in Calgary against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday means the Stamps have now clinched first in the West and will get the bye before hosting the Western Final at McMahon.  The Lions will head to Regina on November 10th to face the Riders in the Semi-final.  Come cheer on the BC Lions!  Ticketmaster outlet available at Tickets Tonight.

Bridge Musicians: Classical Music; 7:30PM @ South Arm United Church (11051 No. 3 Rd), Richmond
$20; other pricing in effect
Featuring an evening of classics for your enjoyment.  Programme includes Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello & Piano and No. 2 in G minor, Piano Duo featuring works by Piazzolla, Villoldo, Gardel and Miranda, and Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major.

Hycroft Manor | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Divas & Dining; 5:00PM-9:00PM @ Hycroft Manor (1489 McRae Ave), Vancouver
$65; ticket includes buffet dinner and opera performance
Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner and opera highlights at the historic Hycroft Manor.  Acclaimed local opera singers Rose-Ellen Nichols, Lisa-Dawn Markle & Gina McLellan Morel will thrill & captivate diners with selections from some of history’s best loved operas.  In collaboration with pianist Melody Natsume, these distinct and vibrant artists create an enticing ensemble that will leave audiences mesmerized.  Don’t miss this elegant, entertaining and memorable evening.

Ballet BC: No.29; 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$30-80
Three movements: A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related To Art); White Act, a world premiere; An Instant, a Ballet BC premiere.  Click the link for more details.  On through November 8.  Be in the know and get exclusive priced tickets at Tickets Tonight!

Vancouver Opera - Stickboy | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Opera: Stickboy; 7:30PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$65-99
The inner life of a young boy is at the heart of this moving and meaningful new opera by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan and composer Neil Weisensel. Bravely autobiographical, beautifully poetic, visually innovative and musically memorable, Stickboy confronts the uncomfortable reality of a society struggling with its own fear and insecurity, a society that seeks conformity and uniformity at the expense of those who are different.

Interesting Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Interesting Vancouver; 6:00PM @ SFU Woodward’s (149 W Hastings St), Vancouver
$25
A fascinating gathering of the curious and unexpected, Interesting Vancouver will showcase the region’s most intriguing people and the way they express their creativity through their hobbies, passions and obsessions.

Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour; 6:00PM/7:00PM/8:00PM/9:00PM, meet @ Cathedral Square, opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards St), downtown Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
Venture into our city’s earliest and most gruesome history this Halloween season. A time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite, a violent frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. A gothic theatre adventure that pulls you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out… On select days through November 15. Book your tour at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

 

 


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Saturday November 8th

 

 

UBC University Singers | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

University Singers – Photo Credit – Chan Centre

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Britten’s Great War Requiem; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25-90
Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the VSO commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, with Benjamin Britten’s monumental, beautiful and intense War Requiem. The War Requiem brilliantly melds to profound effect the traditional Latin Requiem texts with moving poetry by Wilfred Owen, a poet who was killed a week before the end of the First World War.  The War Requiem’s massive orchestral and choral forces powerfully communicate a message that resonates through the decades, a message that is as relevant today as ever.  Second performance on November 10.

Grilo In Concert | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver International Flamenco Festival: Grilo In Concert; 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St)
$60; other pricing in effect
Western Canada’s premiere flamenco event, presenting the best in international, Canadian, and regional flamenco.  The celebration of flamenco draws enthusiastic participants and audiences to workshops, performances, lectures, and demonstrations all week long.  Click the link for more details.

Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour; 7:00PM/8:00PM, meet @ Cathedral Square, opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards St), downtown Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
Venture into our city’s earliest and most gruesome history this Halloween season. A time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite, a violent frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. A gothic theatre adventure that pulls you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out… On select days through November 15. Book your tour at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

Jessica Yan | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Jessica Yan: East Meets West; 8:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$50.50-140.50
Don’t miss acclaimed lyric soprano Jessica Yan and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra as they perform in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s “Camp Goodtimes” program. The East Meets West Beating Cancer for Kids Concert will feature favourites from Dvorak and Puccini such as La Luna and O Mio Babbino Caro.

Chor Leoni: A Great Service; 7:30PM @ Queens Ave United Church (529 Queens Ave at 6th St), New Westminster
$34.25
Amidst the chaos and brutality of war, soldiers also consoled and cared for each other.  Robert Service witnessed these unsung acts of compassion as a WWI volunteer ambulance driver.  A Great Service places his harrowing stories alongside musical selections by Gustav Holst, Vaughan Williams, Paul Mealor, and Rupert Lang in this beloved Chor Leoni Remembrance Day tradition.  Alternate performances on November 11.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Ouxi Tawiwanese Puppetry Festival; 11:00AM & 2:00PM @ Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Regular admission rates
Spotlight Taiwan is a new initiative focusing on Taiwan’s sophisticated multicultural identity and highlighting the performing arts as a key component of the country’s rich history.  Direct from Taiwan, the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre and the Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe will offer puppetry workshops, school shows, and public performances at MOA.  On through November 9.  Click the link for the full festival program!

Co.ERASGA: Undivided Colours; 8:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$28.75; other pricing in effect
The spirit of Dance, Diversity and Gender will be celebrated in Undivided Colours, a gathering of performances, ideas and conversations by acclaimed Canadian and Southeast Asian dance artists featuring Peter Chin from Toronto, William Lau from Ottawa, Indonesia’s Didik Nini Thowok, Thailand’s Pichet Klunchun and Vancouver’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino.  These artists will be together for the first time in Canada to share their talents on stage and in dialogue about their respective dance practices.  On through November 9.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Vancouver Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market (to Nov 22); 10:00AM-3:00PM @ St. Andrews Historic Church (9025 Glover Rd), Langley
Nat Bailey Winter Market (to April 25); 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s winter produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday for the freshest seasonal produce and products.  Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors.  A great place to bring the whole family!

Ballet BC - No. 29 | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Ballet BC: No.29; 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$30-80
Three movements: A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related To Art); White Act, a world premiere; An Instant, a Ballet BC premiere.  Click the link for more details.  Be in the know and get exclusive priced tickets at Tickets Tonight!

 

 


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Sunday November 9th

 

 

Vertavo String Quartet | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vertavo String Quartet – Photo Credit – Chan Centre

Vancouver Recital Society: Vertavo String Quartet with Paul Lewis; 3:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$25-73
Acclaimed British pianist Paul Lewis returns to the Chan Centre to perform with fellow musicians and frequent collaborators, the Vertavo String Quartet.  Originally formed in Norway, the quartet has captivated audiences all over the world with dynamic and deeply thoughtful performances.

Ouxi Tawiwanese Puppetry Festival; 3:00PM @ Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Regular admission rates
Visiting Taiwanese puppeteers will spend the day in creative workshops with Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw and Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy).  At the end of their day they will present a collaborative, cross-cultural, experimental puppetry performance.  Join the excitement!

Lost Souls of Gastown | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour; 7:00PM/8:00PM, meet @ Cathedral Square, opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards St), downtown Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
Venture into our city’s earliest and most gruesome history this Halloween season. A time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite, a violent frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. A gothic theatre adventure that pulls you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out… On select days through November 15. Book your tour at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

Gulf of Georiga Cannery Farmers’ Market (until April 26); 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
Hastings Park Farmers’ Market (new date to Nov 30)
; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Hastings Skatepark (Renfrew St at Pandora St), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh fall produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Opera Shorts - La Traviata | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Opera Shorts: La Traviata; 2:00PM@  Silk Purse Arts Centre (1570 Argyle Ave), West Vancouver
$23.75 + $5 membership payable at the door
Opera Shorts is a series of condensed operas, theatre & related music performed by Opera di Concertisti, a local opera company dedicated fostering young talent alongside stage veterans while bringing opera to communities & venues that might not regularly experience it.  Verdi’s moving opera La Traviata tells the story of a courtesan and  a nobleman’s passionate yet tragic love affair.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Co.ERASGA: Undivided Colours; 2:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$28.75; other pricing in effect
The spirit of Dance, Diversity and Gender will be celebrated in Undivided Colours, a gathering of performances, ideas and conversations by acclaimed Canadian and Southeast Asian dance artists featuring Peter Chin from Toronto, William Lau from Ottawa, Indonesia’s Didik Nini Thowok, Thailand’s Pichet Klunchun and Vancouver’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino.  These artists will be together for the first time in Canada to share their talents on stage and in dialogue about their respective dance practices.  On through November 9.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Second Sunday Series - Rising Stars - Roedde House Museum | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Second Sunday Concert Series: Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn; concert 3:00PM @ Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay St), West End, downtown Vancouver
$10; includes tea and tour at 1:00PM
Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn grew up studying, playing and composing music together.  Their family often hosted Sunday concerts in their home where both siblings’ latest creations were performed and appreciated by friends, family and invited guests.  Soprano Catherine Laub and mezzo-soprano Melanie Adams are joined by pianist Rita Attrot in a program of fall and evening themed songs, duets and piano pieces.  Enjoy some of the very music Gustav Roedde selected and specially bound for his children to play and sing.

Military History of Stanley Park Walking Tour; 1:00PM-2:30PM, meet at viewing plaza at Lost Lagoon (north foot of Alberni St), downtown Vancouver
$10 cash, drop ins only
In the mid 1800’s Stanley Park was declared a British Military Reserve… or was it?  On this tour discover over 150 years of military related stories, ranging from secret defense sites, monuments, memorial gardens, sites of protests and peace gatherings, Deadman’s Island’s Royal Canadian Naval Reserve HMSC Discovery, soldier stories, and the war effort activities that took place in the park.

La Musica Del Flamenco | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver International Flamenco Festival: La Musica Del Falmenco; 8:00PM @ St James Hall (3214 W 10th Ave), Vancouver
$60; other pricing in effect
Western Canada’s premiere flamenco event, presenting the best in international, Canadian, and regional flamenco.  The celebration of flamenco draws enthusiastic participants and audiences to workshops, performances, lectures, and demonstrations all week long.  Click the link for more details.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival: Workshops with Joaquin Grilo; time varies @ Centro Flamenco (102-2083 Alma St), Vancouver
$120-180; other pricing in effect
Three day workshops taught by the VIFF’s guest artist Joaquin Grilo, from November 9-11.  Basic, intermediate, and advanced levels offered.  Space is limited and registration is first come first served!  Click the link for more details.

Rainforests of the World | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Rainforests of the World; 1:30PM-3:30PM @ Stanley Park Nature House, Lost Lagoon (below the viewing plaza, Alberni St at Chilco St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
Shelter from November’s rains during a walk under the green cover of Stanley Park’s great trees.  Discover how this forest compares with the temperate and tropical rainforests of the world.  For more info or to pre-register, contact Celina at 604-718-6522 or programs@stanleyparkecology.ca.

3rd Annual River Distrcit Winter Craft Fair | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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3rd Annual River District Winter Craft Fair; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ River District Centre (8683 Kerr St), Vancouver
Free admission; most vendors take cash only
The 3rd annual indoors Winter Craft Fair is back!  Check out some holiday shopping and support local artisans!  Click the link for the list of vendors confirmed to attend.

 


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Tuesday November 11th (Remembrance Day)

 

 

Chor Leoni - A Great Service | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Chor Leoni: A Great Service
1:00PM @ West Vancouver United Church (2062 Esquimalt Ave), West Vancouver
7:30PM @ St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (1022 Nelson St at Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
$34.25
Amidst the chaos and brutality of war, soldiers also consoled and cared for each other.  Robert Service witnessed these unsung acts of compassion as a WWI volunteer ambulance driver.  A Great Service places his harrowing stories alongside musical selections by Gustav Holst, Vaughan Williams, Paul Mealor, and Rupert Lang in this beloved Chor Leoni Remembrance Day tradition.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival: Workshops with Joaquin Grilo; time varies @ Centro Flamenco (102-2083 Alma St), Vancouver
$120-180; other pricing in effect
Three day workshops taught by the VIFF’s guest artist Joaquin Grilo, from November 9-11. Basic, intermediate, and advanced levels offered. Space is limited and registration is first come first served!  Click the link for more details.

41st Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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41st Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market; 10:00AM-9:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place Way), downtown Vancouver
$12 advance, $14 at the door; other pricing in effect
Over 310 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 41st 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 16.

Broadway Across Canada: Flashdance The Musical; 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$51-115.20
Based on the hit 1983 movie, Flashdance tells the story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality.  The show features the hit songs from the movie: Flashdance – What a Feeling, Maniac, I Love Rock & Roll, plus original songs.  On through November 16.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster at Tickets Tonight.

 | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Edgewater Casino Remembrance Day Pancake Breakfast; 7:00AM-11:00AM @ Edgewater Casino (311-750 Pacific Blvd S), downtown Vancouver
Free
In Honour of our Veterans, Edgewater Casino will be serving a free pancake breakfast in the Stadium Club.  All active and non-active military members will also receive a free gift! Join in the National Anthem at 11:11AM.  More info at the link.

Vancouver Canucks | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators; 7:00PM @ Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way), downtown Vancouver
$69.25-240
Canucks take on the Senators in this regular season schedule game.

* For more Remembrance Day ceremonies around Metro Vancouver, check out our friends listings at VanCity Buzz and Miss604.

 



More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


 

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