Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Add some (pumpkin?) spice to this sunshine-filled fall weekend with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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

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41st Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market through November 16th; Friday: 10AM-9PM | Saturday: 10AM-7PM | Sunday: 10AM-5PM @ 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!  Buy a ticket and get unlimited re-entry on any day of this year’s show!

 


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Friday November 14th

 

 

2014 Snowball Classic | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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DanceSport BC: 2014 Snowball Classic; times vary @ Hyatt Regency Hotel (655 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
$25-109
Featuring the WDSF World Under 21 Ten Dance Championship as well as the WDSF World Senior II Standard Championship and WDSF International Adult Standard and Latin competition.  In addition, there will be a host of other amateur events from Newcomer to Pre-Champ, as well as Pro-Am Competitions.  On through November 15; some tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes; 7:00PM @ Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way), downtown Vancouver
$69.25-240
Canucks take on the Coyotes in the regular playoff schedule.  Limited tickets still available through Ticketmaster; outlet at Tickets Tonight.

Hockey Canada - Century Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hockey Canada: Century Tour; 12:00PM-8:00PM @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
Free admission
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada, and celebrate Canada’s game in general, the Hockey Canada #CenturyTour is going to 100 communities from coast to coast to coast, bringing with it a fully-interactive hockey experience.  There will be games, a Fan Zone, a Fan Cave, the Hockey Canada Shootout, ice rink, and a big screen!  On through November 17.  Click the link for more details!

#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up; 11:00AM-7:00PM @ This Open Space (434 Columbia St), Vancouver
Free admission
Etsy is an online marketplace that connects local sellers and makers with customers from all over Canada and around the world.  From November 14-19, check out the #UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-up where there will be DIY stations and workshops and visitors can shop local sellers.  ‘Tis the season!

Broadway Across Canada - Flashdance | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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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.

1st Annual Artisan Christmas Craft Fair at The Warehouse; 5:00PM-9:00PM @ The Warehouse (2650 Slocan St), Vancouver
Free admission
Check out the great selection of local artisans and find something for everyone on your Christmas list!

Vancouverite - A Comedy | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouverite – A Comedy | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouverite: A Comedy Show; 6:00PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St at E 6th Ave), Vancouver
$6
Amber Harper-Young & Brent Constantine host Vancouverite, a comedy show featuring funny stories about what adjusting to Vancouver has been like, from some of the best Vancouver comedians!

Off The Eaten Track: Movember Dude Food Tour; 6:00PM-8:00PM, meet @ Mancakes Bakery (288 Robson St), downtown Vancouver
$65; 19+ only
Well hello there dudes, happy Movember!  This tour has all your culinary favorites: local beer, pizza, tacos, a private distillery tour, and even dude-inspired cupcakes.  5% of all ticket sales will be donated to the Movember Canada Charity.  And ladies, you are definitely welcome to join the tour and support that awesome dude in your life, but only the dudes get to take home a pretty sweet “swag bag” filled with cool dude stuff.  More details at the link!

5th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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5th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival; 7:00PM @ Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$13 advance, $15 at the door; other pricing in effect and passes available; 19+ only
The VSFF is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast.  On through November 16.

Vancouver Chamber Choir: Homeward New Lyricism; 8:00PM @ Ryerson United Church (2205 W 45th Ave at Yew St), Kerrisdale, Vancouver
$36.75
Featuring outstanding recent lyrical works by composers from British Columbia and the Yukon, and special guest pianist Terence Dawson. Click the link for the full evening’s programme!  Limited exclusive priced tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Vancouver Art Gallery - FUSE | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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FUSE: Revolution Counter Revolution; 8:00PM-1:00AM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
$20
Check out this fall’s FUSE, where art, music, and performances are featured throughout the Gallery and exhibition spaces.  Art and culture of the past and present collide in unexpected ways on this night of performance inspired, in part, by the Forbidden City. An unforgettable night of counter revolutionaries riffing and mashing new party ideas with old traditions.  Dress the part.

CURIO: DOXA’s Fall Fundraiser; 7:30PM-10:30PM @ CBC Vancouver (700 Hamilton St), Yaletown, Vancouver
$25
Curio is a three-ring circus of oddities and strangeness, a dark carnival of film, fair ground food, and side show fare.  Combining elements of grand guignol freak show, and penny dreadfuls with accordion-fueled melancholia, the evening will feature roaming performers prowling the room and fabulous silent auction items.  More details at the link!

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

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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour; 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!

L-E-V - Heart | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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L-E-V: House; 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (601 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$35-76.25
For many years, Sharon Eyal was muse, dancer, and choreographer at Batsheva Dance. With her own company, L-E-V (heart in Hebrew), she and collaborator Gai Behar make work that could be equally at home, a techno club, or an opera house.  With a sensibility seen here in 2013’s Corps de Walk, House’s fiercely talented dancers move with expressive precision as they explore what a house truly is: a home, a club, an asylum, a waystation.  On through November 15.

 

 


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Saturday November 15th

 

 

2014 Snowball Classic | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Snowball Classic (flickr)

DanceSport BC: 2014 Snowball Classic; times vary @ Hyatt Regency Hotel (655 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
$25-109
Featuring the WDSF World Under 21 Ten Dance Championship as well as the WDSF World Senior II Standard Championship and WDSF International Adult Standard and Latin competition.  In addition, there will be a host of other amateur events from Newcomer to Pre-Champ, as well as Pro-Am Competitions.  On through November 15; some tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Hockey Canada: Century Tour; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
Free admission
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada, and celebrate Canada’s game in general, the Hockey Canada #CenturyTour is going to 100 communities from coast to coast to coast, bringing with it a fully-interactive hockey experience.  There will be games, a Fan Zone, a Fan Cave, the Hockey Canada Shootout, ice rink, and a big screen!  On through November 17.  Click the link for more details!

5th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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5th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival; 7:00PM @ Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$13 advance, $15 at the door; other pricing in effect and passes available; 19+ only
The VSFF is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast.  On through November 16.

Rhythm City: Beginner Swing Dance Intensive; 12:00-3:30PM @ Ukranian Hall (154 E 10th Ave), Vancouver
$65
Learn to swing dance in a weekend – if you’ve never danced before, or maybe tried it out but never felt like you quite got it, this weekend’s beginner classes are for you!  Get great instruction in a condensed intensive format, plus an evening of live music and dancing.  Don’t miss the evening dance tonight at 8:30PM at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.  Classes on November 15 and 16.  Click the link for more.

The Gloaming | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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The Gloaming; 8:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$36-72
Uniting five musicians with deep roots in the music of the Emerald Isle, The Gloaming navigates between the contemporary and the traditional, with music that is haunting and beautiful in equal measure.

#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up; 11:00AM-7:00PM @ This Open Space (434 Columbia St), Vancouver
Free admission
Etsy is an online marketplace that connects local sellers and makers with customers from all over Canada and around the world.  From November 14-19, check out the #UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-up where there will be DIY stations and workshops and visitors can shop local sellers.  ‘Tis the season!

Broadway Across Canada - Flashdance | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Broadway Across Canada (facebook)

Broadway Across Canada: Flashdance The Musical; 2:00PM/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.

Swedish Christmas Fair; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Scandinavian Cultural Centre (6540 Thomas St), Burnaby
Free admission
Traditional Swedish goods and desirable items.  Different vendors will offer a wide range of products to purchase for the family, home, celebrations, and for gift giving.  Don’t miss the live music entertainment throughout the day!  The Swedish Café will also be on hand with open sandwiches, Christmas porridge, pastries, and Glögg.  On through November 16.

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

Photo Credit – Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours (facebook)

Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour; 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… Book your tour at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

VSO: Fancy Free Great American Classics; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$20-60
Internationally-renowned British violinist Tasmin Little performs Korngold’s lush, lyrical Violin Concerto, in a concert that features some of the most well-known and best-loved American classical works.  Alternate performances on November 16 and 17.  Click the link for the full programme.

Hastings Park Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Mutsu apples at Hastings Park Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vancouver Farmers Market (facebook)

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!

L-E-V - Heart | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Gadi Dagon

L-E-V: House; 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (601 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$35-76.25
For many years, Sharon Eyal was muse, dancer, and choreographer at Batsheva Dance. With her own company, L-E-V (heart in Hebrew), she and collaborator Gai Behar make work that could be equally at home, a techno club, or an opera house.  With a sensibility seen here in 2013’s Corps de Walk, House’s fiercely talented dancers move with expressive precision as they explore what a house truly is: a home, a club, an asylum, a waystation.

HWKRS MRKT; 6:00PM @ The Independent (188 Kingsway), Vancouver
$10-13 advance; $15 at the door
Don’t miss the last Hawkers Market of 2014!  Featuring local food, music, beer by 33 Acres Brewing, and DJs playing all night long.

 

 

 


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Sunday November 16th

 

 

 

Gulf of Georgia Cannery | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

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!

#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up; 11:00AM-7:00PM @ This Open Space (434 Columbia St), Vancouver
Free admission
Etsy is an online marketplace that connects local sellers and makers with customers from all over Canada and around the world.  From November 14-19, check out the #UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-up where there will be DIY stations and workshops and visitors can shop local sellers.  ‘Tis the season!

Rhythm City - Beginner Swing Dance Intensive | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Rhythm City

Rhythm City: Beginner Swing Dance Intensive; 12:00-3:30PM @ Ukranian Hall (154 E 10th Ave), Vancouver
$65
Learn to swing dance in a weekend – if you’ve never danced before, or maybe tried it out but never felt like you quite got it, this weekend’s beginner classes are for you!  Get great instruction in a condensed intensive format, plus an evening of live music and dancing.   Click the link for more.

5th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival; 7:00PM @ Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$13 advance, $15 at the door; other pricing in effect and passes available; 19+ only
The VSFF is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast.

Broadway Across Canada - Flashdance | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Broadway Across Canada

Broadway Across Canada: Flashdance The Musical Closing Night; 2:00PM/7:30PM @ 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.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster at Tickets Tonight.

VSO: Fancy Free Great American Classics; 2:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$20-60
Internationally-renowned British violinist Tasmin Little performs Korngold’s lush, lyrical Violin Concerto, in a concert that features some of the most well-known and best-loved American classical works.  Alternate performances on November 15 and 17.  Click the link for the full programme.

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble - Autumn Flight | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble: Autumn Flight; 3:00PM @ Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall St), Chinatown, Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
Cross-country geese, city-dwelling pigeons, freedom-loving sea gulls, and family-caring crows –  explore the city’s “ornitho-” or “bird-scape”, through a multimedia presentation created by visual artist and musician Alan Lau.  Featuring live music, videos and shadow puppetry.

Hockey Canada: Century Tour; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
Free admission
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada, and celebrate Canada’s game in general, the Hockey Canada #CenturyTour is going to 100 communities from coast to coast to coast, bringing with it a fully-interactive hockey experience.  There will be games, a Fan Zone, a Fan Cave, the Hockey Canada Shootout, ice rink, and a big screen!  On through November 17.  Click the link for more details!

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

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Main Street Vinyl Record Fair; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ The Heritage Hall (3102 Main St), Vancouver
Free admission
Buy, sell, trade – new and used vinyl records plus a selection of used turntables in Vancouver.  Discover gems and stock up on cheap classics!  There will be vinyl-spinning DJs, prizes, discounts and great deals on tons of vinyl records.

Swedish Christmas Fair; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Scandinavian Cultural Centre (6540 Thomas St), Burnaby
Free admission
Traditional Swedish goods and desirable items.  Different vendors will offer a wide range of products to purchase for the family, home, celebrations, and for gift giving.  Don’t miss the live music entertainment throughout the day!  The Swedish Café will also be on hand with open sandwiches, Christmas porridge, pastries, and Glögg.  On through November 16.

Vancouver Recital Society - Pavel Kolesnikov | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Colin Way

Vancouver Recital Society: Pavel Kolesnikov; 3:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$56; limited tickets available
“His playing has brilliance, but also a caressing, almost sly intimacy.”  – The Telegraph
Don’t miss this chance to see the 23 year-old Prize Laureate of the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition.  Pavel’s upcoming and recent engagements include debuts at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, and New York’s Zankel Hall.   Click the link for the full event programme.

 

 



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