Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Enjoy this weekend’s markets, music, and festivals with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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18th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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18th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl through November 23rd @ Vancouver’s Eastside (between Main St & Victoria Dr, north of E 1st Ave), Vancouver
Free admission
An annual 4-day visual arts festival with artists in Vancouver’s Eastside opening their studios to the public.  The event involves painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, weavers, potters, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those internationally established.  Check out the map for all the places you can explore!

 


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Friday November 21st

 

 

Hopscotch Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hopscotch Festival; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Prices vary, 19+; Grand Tasting tickets include 5 tasting tokens and souvenir tasting cup
A celebration of scotch, whisky, spirits, and premium and craft Beer!  With more than 120 vendors and over 380 products to sip, taste, and sample, the week-long festival will include 30+ events, including Master Classes, Pairing Dinners, and The World Famous Grand Tasting Hall.  On through November 23.  Click the link for the full event listings!

VSO Pops: The Best of Lerner and Loewe; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25-90
Hark back to the classic days of theatre, with music by the great Lerner and Loewe. This remarkable musical duo created some of the best-loved music for theatre, including classics such as Camelot, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Conductor Steven Reineke and the orchestra celebrate this wonderful music in a concert that makes you feel like dancing all night long!  Second performance on November 22.

Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end]; doors 6:00PM @ Meritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St), Vancouver
$25, 19+ only; weekend and VIP passes available
Providing Vancouver’s wildly explosive underground arts scene with a unique departure from typical arts affairs,  this three-day event boasts 50+ jury-selected artists, musicians, performers and designers, in a celebration and promotion of unbridled creativity.  VALT encompasses wearable art, music, drawing, painting, mixed-media works, sculpture, film, performance art, photography, and interactive installations.  On through November 23.  See the link for more.

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace; 12:00PM-9:00PM @ Tradex Exhibition Centre (1190 Cornell St), Abbotsford
$6; other pricing in effect
Over 200 exhibits featuring holiday gifts, fancy foods, decor ideas, and items not to be found in the local malls.  There’ll be fun for the kids in Santa’s Workshop with free cookie decorating, make and take model plane building, sand art picture making, and letter writing to Santa.  The perfect show to buy unique gifts, stock up on holiday entertaining needs, and discover new ideas on home decorating and entertaining for a fun-filled holiday season!  On through November 23; more details at the link.

Alicia Tobin - Come Draw With Me | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me; doors 7:30PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St at @ E 6th Ave), Vancouver
$6 advance, $10 at the door
Come Draw With Alicia Tobin and get some of her patented* comedic critique of your 5-minute drawings (*not actually patented).  Then enjoy the stand-up comedy of her special comedic guests Ben McGinnis, Ryan Gunther and Bits Joudaki.  Supplies provided, no talent necessary.

EnChor: Call The World To Sing; 7:30PM @ Ryerson United Church (2915 W 45th Ave at Yew St), Vancouver
Admission by donation
EnChor presents the World Premiere of Call the World to Sing, a work by renowned Vancouver composer Rupert Lang, Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral.  The song is inspired by a poem penned by EnChor bass Paul Birch.  The program also includes classical choral works, folk songs and vocal humour that demonstrate EnChor’s amazing versatility.

Il Mercato - Italian Night Market Xmas | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Il Mercato: Italian Christmas Night Market; 3:00PM-7:00PM @ Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Way), Vancouver
Bring non-perishable donation for the food bank!
Christmas comes early to Il Centro with a unique indoor market, featuring Italian food, artisans, organic produce, crafts, and a special appearance by Santa Claus!  Don’t miss the market’s fresh local produce, local artisans’ handmade products, live music, Italian focused demonstrations, and delicious food!

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.

Music In The Morning 30th Anniversary - Steven Schick | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Steven Schick – Photo Credit – Music In The Morning

Music In The Morning 30th Anniversary: Steven Schick; 10:00AM @ Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$35; other pricing in effect
Heralded as the foremost contemporary percussionist of our time, Steve Shick has championed, commissioned and premiered more than one hundred-fifty new works.  Featuring Ariel Barnes on cello.  Call 604.873.4612 for tickets.

New Orchestra Workshop Society: Rippled Modality; 7:30PM-10:30PM @ Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour St), VSO School of Music, downtown Vancouver
$20; other pricing in effect
Amsterdam based composer/flautist and electronics musician Anne La Berge and Montreal composer/clarinetist Lori Freedman will collaborate with the compost-modern shadow puppetry of Vancouver’s Mind of a Snail to create and event of beauty and intricacy.

Christmas at Hycroft | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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42nd Annual Christmas at Hycroft; 11:00AM-9:00PM @ Hycroft (1489 McRae Ave), Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
An annual holiday fair and fundraiser at the beautiful Edwardian mansion featuring live entertainment, local artisans, unique boutiques, traditional treats, and Santa visits too!  On through November 23.

Vancouver Art Gallery - Out For Lunch | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Out For Lunch Concert Series; 12:10PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Free with regular admission
Don’t miss this popular noon hour concert featuring the Vancouver Chamber Players!  Seating is limited so arrive early.

Coastal City Ballet: Don Quixote; 8:00PM @ Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave), North Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect
Coastal City Ballet opens its 2014-2015 season with a performance of the enchanting Dream scene from Don Quixote.  The evening’s program showcases the diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet with world premieres by award winning local choreographer Wen Wei Wang.  More details at the link.

 


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Saturday November 22nd

 

Hopscotch Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hopscotch Festival; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Prices vary, 19+; Grand Tasting tickets include 5 tasting tokens and souvenir tasting cup
A celebration of scotch, whisky, spirits, and premium and craft Beer!  With more than 120 vendors and over 380 products to sip, taste, and sample, the week-long festival will include 30+ events, including Master Classes, Pairing Dinners, and The World Famous Grand Tasting Hall.  On through November 23.  Click the link for the full event listings!

VSO Pops: The Best of Lerner and Loewe; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25-90
Hark back to the classic days of theatre, with music by the great Lerner and Loewe. This remarkable musical duo created some of the best-loved music for theatre, including classics such as Camelot, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Conductor Steven Reineke and the orchestra celebrate this wonderful music in a concert that makes you feel like dancing all night long!  Alternate performance November 21.

Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end]; doors 6:00PM @ Meritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St), Vancouver
$25, 19+ only; weekend and VIP passes available
Providing Vancouver’s wildly explosive underground arts scene with a unique departure from typical arts affairs,  this three-day event boasts 50+ jury-selected artists, musicians, performers and designers, in a celebration and promotion of unbridled creativity.  VALT encompasses wearable art, music, drawing, painting, mixed-media works, sculpture, film, performance art, photography, and interactive installations.  On through November 23.  See the link for more.

Aberthau Noche de Tango (Night of Tango); 7:00PM-11:00PM @ West Point Grey Community Centre (4397 W 2nd Ave at Trimble St), Vancouver
$15
Grab your dancing shoes and experience tango the traditional Buenos Aires way in a heritage mansion!  Maestro Louis spins vintage golden age tango on a vintage sound system.

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Tradex Exhibition Centre (1190 Cornell St), Abbotsford
$6; other pricing in effect
Over 200 exhibits featuring holiday gifts, fancy foods, decor ideas, and items not to be found in the local malls.  There’ll be fun for the kids in Santa’s Workshop with free cookie decorating, make and take model plane building, sand art picture making, and letter writing to Santa.  The perfect show to buy unique gifts, stock up on holiday entertaining needs, and discover new ideas on home decorating and entertaining for a fun-filled holiday season!  On through November 23; more details at the link.

New Music Festival Vancouver: Rushes Ensemble; doors 7:00PM @ Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$35; other pricing in effect
Rushes is a brilliant and hypnotic new work for seven bassoons by American composer, and Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon. Timber, Gordon’s percussion work for six amplified 2-by-4 boards written for Mantra Percussion, stunned listeners when it was performed in Vancouver in 2013. With Gordon’s Rushes, the Rushes Ensemble promise to deliver yet another unforgettable sonic experience.

3rd Annual CandyTown | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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3rd Annual CandyTown; 12:00PM-7:00PM @ Mainland St, Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transform Mainland Street into a winter wonderland.  From horse drawn carriage rides, to Christmas arts and crafts, and of course lots of candy treats, CandyTown is an event to ignite the festive sprits in all guests. CandyTown also supports the BC Children’s Hospital and Starlight Children’s Foundation, and attendees are invited to donate to these important organizations.  More details at the link!

Russian Bazaar; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Russian Community Centre (2114 W 4th Ave), Vancouver
$2
Enjoy a day of Russian food, baking, music, dance, and crafts.  Your admission ticket includes a raffle ticket for some amazing prizes!

5th Vancouver Christmas Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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5th Vancouver Christmas Market Opening Day; 11:00AM-9:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$7, other pricing in effect; unlimited market re-entry with regular admission
Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, the Vancouver Christmas Market is the perfect place to get into the spirit of the holiday season by eating delicious food, shopping for authentic gifts, and watching family-friendly entertainment!  On from November 22-December 24.  Check the website for the daily entertainment and vendor list!

Movember Moustache Miler; 10:30AM @ Brockton Pavilion (1151 Stanley Park Dr), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$40-60
Take your ‘stache on a scenic 5km tour of Stanley Park.  Run or board the route and then join for a kicking after party at Brockton Pavilion.   All proceeds go to Movember Canada which raises awareness and funds for men’s mental health initiatives, and the fight against prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Nat Bailey Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Nat Bailey Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Angela Leung

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!

42nd Annual Christmas at Hycroft; 11:00AM-9:00PM @ Hycroft (1489 McRae Ave), Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
An annual holiday fair and fundraiser at the beautiful Edwardian mansion featuring live entertainment, local artisans, unique boutiques, traditional treats, and Santa visits too!  On through November 23.

Bakers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Baker’s Market; 11:00AM-3:00PM @ Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert St), Vancouver
Free admission
If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place for you. Inspired by traditional farmers markets in Vancouver, you’ll find talented budding, professional or home bakers selling fresh artisanal breads, soft German pretzels, butter croissants, chocolate croissants, cupcakes, cookies, hand made chocolates, brownies, Belgian Liege waffles,vegan cupcakes, mini bundt cakes, muffins, gluten-free baked goods and much more! On select Sundays through May. Check the website for the full list of vendors.

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Dunbar Community Centre (4747 Dunbar St), Vancouver
$2 advance, $3 at the door; other pricing in effect
Start your holiday shopping early at the holiday craft fair!  Featuring 140 local artisans, hundreds of local handmade crafts, live entertainment, and door prizes.

007 James Bond Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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The Original 007 James Bond Tribute Party: Die Another Day; 8:00PM-1:00AM @ Vancouver Club (915 W Hastings St), downtown Vancouver
$50-75
Live to die another day!  Your mission is to meet Agent 007 and Jinx at Gustav’s ice palace located in the Vancouver Club, and help Bond prevent a war of catastrophic proportions.  Completely immerse yourself in the world of Bond… Be the exotic spy you always dreamed you were, drink Belvedere vodka martinis (“shaken not stirred”), meet dashing Secret Agents and stunning Bond girls, and save the world from imminent doom!

 

 


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Sunday November 23rd

 

 

 

Hopscotch Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hopscotch Festival; 6:00PM-10:00PM @ PNE Forum (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
Prices vary, 19+; Grand Tasting tickets include 5 tasting tokens and souvenir tasting cup
A celebration of scotch, whisky, spirits, and premium and craft Beer!  With more than 120 vendors and over 380 products to sip, taste, and sample, the week-long festival will include 30+ events, including Master Classes, Pairing Dinners, and The World Famous Grand Tasting Hall.  On through November 23.  Click the link for the full event listings!

VAMSO & Vancouver Bach Choir: Schubert & Mozart; 2:00PM-4:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
It’s a titan of a concert!  Schubert’s melodious “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 is featured alongside Mozart’s Requiem, one of his last and most popular works.  Though both are mirred in controversy, each work carries its own distinctive flavour, in this collaborative effort between Vancouver Academy of Music’s Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Bach Choir.  Click the link for more!

5th Vancouver Christmas Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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5th Vancouver Christmas Market; 11:00AM-9:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$7, other pricing in effect; unlimited market re-entry with regular admission
Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, the Vancouver Christmas Market is the perfect place to get into the spirit of the holiday season by eating delicious food, shopping for authentic gifts, and watching family-friendly entertainment!  On from November 22-December 24.  Check the website for the daily entertainment and vendor list!

Tom Arntzen Special 3 Generations; 4:00PM @ Northwood United Church (8855 156 St), Surrey
Admission by donation
Tom Arntzen performs vintage jazz featuring special guests Evan Arntzen and the Whitridge Brothers with musical selections by talented young people interspersed with readings and poetry.  A not to be missed event!

Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end]; doors 6:00PM @ Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St), Vancouver
$25, 19+ only; weekend and VIP passes available
Providing Vancouver’s wildly explosive underground arts scene with a unique departure from typical arts affairs,  this three-day event boasts 50+ jury-selected artists, musicians, performers and designers, in a celebration and promotion of unbridled creativity.  VALT encompasses wearable art, music, drawing, painting, mixed-media works, sculpture, film, performance art, photography, and interactive installations.  On through November 23.  See the link for more.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks; 7:00PM @ Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way), downtown Vancouver
$97-336

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Tradex Exhibition Centre (1190 Cornell St), Abbotsford
$6; other pricing in effect
Over 200 exhibits featuring holiday gifts, fancy foods, decor ideas, and items not to be found in the local malls.  There’ll be fun for the kids in Santa’s Workshop with free cookie decorating, make and take model plane building, sand art picture making, and letter writing to Santa.  The perfect show to buy unique gifts, stock up on holiday entertaining needs, and discover new ideas on home decorating and entertaining for a fun-filled holiday season!  On through November 23; more details at the link.

42nd Annual Christmas at Hycroft; 11:00AM-6:00PM @ Hycroft (1489 McRae Ave), Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
An annual holiday fair and fundraiser at the beautiful Edwardian mansion featuring live entertainment, local artisans, unique boutiques, traditional treats, and Santa visits too!  On through November 23.

Vancouver Recital Society - The Doric String Quartet | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Recital Society: The Doric String Quartet; 3:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$25-40
Described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets,” the Doric String Quartet has emerged as the leading British string quartet amongst the new generation, receiving enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics across the globe.  See the link for the full programme.

3rd Annual River District Winter Craft Fair; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ River District Centre (8683 Kerr St), Vancouver
Free admission
Check out the River District Centre to do your holiday shopping and support local artisans!

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

Hastings Park Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vancouver Farmers Market (facebook)

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market (new date to Nov 30); 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Hastings Skatepark (Renfrew St at Pandora St), Vancouver
White Rock Farmers Market (til Dec 14); 9:00AM-1:00PM @ The Elks Hall (1469 George St), White Rock
Port Moody Winter Farmers Market (til April 26); 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd), Port Moody
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!

Blim Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Blim Market; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Heritage Hall (3102 Main St), Vancouver
Free admission
This month, the Blim Market will feature handmade accessories, jewellery, vintage, pottery, cards, gifts, sweets and more from 45+ local vendors, hot food by in-house Japanese cook Open Sesame, two free raffle draws for $25 Blim Gift Certificates at 2pm & 4pm.

 

 



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