Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
  The forecast calls for a weekend of beautiful sunshine!  Get out there and enjoy all our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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102nd Grey Cup Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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102nd Grey Cup Festival & Championship through November 30th @ downtown Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
The 102nd Grey Cup Festival is shaping up to the biggest festival ever hosted!  This year’s festival kicked off on November 26 and will run right through the weekend to the 102nd Grey Cup Championship on November 30 at BC Place.  Events include the Red Truck Tailgate Concert Series, the TELUS Street Festival at Canada Place (kicks off Thursday), and the Grey Cup Fan March!  Ticketed events available via Ticketmaster (at Tickets Tonight).  Click the link for the full schedule!

 


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Friday November 28th

 

 

 

Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium; 9:30AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
Celebrate the holidays with your aquatic friends and experience a winter wonderland like no other!  Featuring a giant walk-through Christmas tree in the Ocean Courtyard, Scuba Claus appearances at 11:30AM, the Eel-ectric Lights show, and The Polar Express 4-D Experience!  On daily through January 4.  Get exclusive discounted tickets from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

Other Vancouver Market; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ 163 E Pender St, downtown Vancouver
Admission by donation
A three day independent designer and artist showcase aiming to support mindful consumerism.  Featuring apparel, apothecary, accessories, art, ceramics, and more.  Click the link for the list of vendors.  Don’t miss the opening party tonight from 8:00PM-11:00PM!  On through November 30.

Cellar Jazz Society - The Johnny O'Neal Trio | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Cellar Jazz Society: The Johnny O’Neal Trio; 7:30PM @ VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$30
Johnny O’Neal is one of jazz music’s legendary figures because of his profound musicality and engaging persona. The Detroit-born pianist and vocalist was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, worked with Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Nancy Wilson, and Joe Pass during a regular gig at New York’s Blue Note jazz club in the eighties.  For his rare appearance in Vancouver, O’Neal will perform with his regular New York trio, including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Charles Goold.  Second performance November 29.

Emily Carr’s 41st Annual Student Art Sale; 12:00PM-8:00PM @ Emily Carr University (1399 Johnston St), Granville Island
Free admission
Choose from a wide selection of original works by up-and-coming artists and designers.  Featuring paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, photographs, wearable works, jewellery, cards, paper products, handmade books, zines and more!  On through November 30.

Disney On Ice | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate!; 7:00PM @ Pacific Coliseum (1901 E Hastings St), PNE, Vancouver
$25-85
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe.  On through November 30.

Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket; doors 9:00PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St at E 6th Ave), Vancouver
$6 advance, $10 at the door
The only show in town where comedians are guaranteed to talk about what’s on your mind.  Everyone who attends this show will receive a slip of paper, on which they can write anything… anonymously.  A talented crew of jokers will attempt to perform comedic alchemy, right before your very eyes.

West Side Story | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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West Side Story; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$42.50; other pricing in effect
Karen Flamenco collaborates with Troy Mclaughlin’s Dance Works to recreate this classic romantic tragedy.  Flamenco and tap become the feuding gangs – the tap dancing “Jets” and the flamenco dancing “Sharks”.  West Side Story as you’ve never seen it before.  Second performance on November 29.

Grouse Mountain: Peak of Christmas; 9:00AM-10:00PM @ Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way), North Vancouver
Regular admission rates
See how magical elves have transformed Grouse Mountain into the North Pole where you can have breakfast with Santa, visit his workshop, meet real reindeer or vote for your favourite creation in the Gingerbread Village.  Don’t miss out on the mountaintop sleigh rides and skate under the stars in the outdoor skating pond!  Full schedule on the website.  On through December 24.

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 through December 24. Check the website for the daily entertainment and vendor list!

Bright Nights at Stanley Park; 10:00AM-1:45PM/3:00PM-10:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Train, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Matinee $6, night train $11; other pricing in effect
During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Train and Plaza at Stanley Park sparkles with three million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year.  Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, which helps burn survivors and their families. $1.4 million has been raised over the past 16 years.  On through January 4!

 

 


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Saturday November 29th

 

 

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

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Family FUSE Weekend; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates; children 12 and under free
Join artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators as they explore the ideas of The Past, The New, The Now, through a range of interactive activities, performances, and hands-on workshops throughout the Gallery.  Special performances throughout the weekend by the UBC Chinese Ensemble and Beijing Opera.  On through November 30.  Get exclusive discounted tickets at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.  More at the link!

VSO: Leningrad – An Epic Symphony; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25-80
American conductor James Gaffigan is attracting attention worldwide for his musicianship and insight, and he makes his anticipated return to the VSO to conduct Shostakovich’s complex, epic Leningrad Symphony.  Gifted violinist Philippe Quint makes his VSO debut performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4.  Alternate performance on December 1.

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

Nat Bailey Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Angela Leung (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!

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate!; 11:30AM/3:30PM/7:00PM @ Pacific Coliseum (1901 E Hastings St), PNE, Vancouver
$25-85
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe.  On through November 30.

West Side Story | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Karen Flamenco

West Side Story; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
$42.50; other pricing in effect
Karen Flamenco collaborates with Troy Mclaughlin’s Dance Works to recreate this classic romantic tragedy.  Flamenco and tap become the feuding gangs – the tap dancing “Jets” and the flamenco dancing “Sharks”.  West Side Story as you’ve never seen it before.

8th Annual Portobello West Holiday Market; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athlete’s Way), False Creek South, Vancouver
$2
With over 90 featured artisans and designers, don’t miss the best way to shop for locally made art, clothing, accessories, and sweets this holiday season.  More details at the link!  On through November 30.

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.

Jubilate Vocal Ensemble: Winter Light; 8:00PM @ Shaughnessy Heights United Church (1550 W 33rd Ave), Vancouver
$28.75; other pricing in effect
There is warmth and light in cold dark places.  Jubilate will explore the paradox with music by Murray Schafer, Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Don MacDonald, Sir Charles Parry, Jonathan Dove and Eric Whitacre.  See the programme here.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

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 through December 24. Check the website for the daily entertainment and vendor list!

Cellar Jazz Society: The Johnny O’Neal Trio; 7:30PM @ VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$30
Johnny O’Neal is one of jazz music’s legendary figures because of his profound musicality and engaging persona. The Detroit-born pianist and vocalist was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, worked with Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Nancy Wilson, and Joe Pass during a regular gig at New York’s Blue Note jazz club in the eighties.  For his rare appearance in Vancouver, O’Neal will perform with his regular New York trio, including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Charles Goold.

Elektra Women's Choir - Chez Nous - Christmas with Elektra | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Elektra Women’s Choir: Chez Nous, Christmas with Elektra
2:00PM @ Queens Avenue United Church (529 Queens Ave at 6th St), New Westminster
7:30PM @ Ryerson United Church (2195 W 45th Ave at Yew St), Vancouver
$35.25; other pricing in effect
The brilliance of brass lights up Elektra’s celebration of the Christmas season.  On the program will be the world premiere of Winter’s Grace by Edward Henderson (poem by Luci Shaw), a work honouring the memory of the late Diane Loomer. Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights, in a new voicing for women’s choir will also receive its world premiere.  Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Emily Carr’s 41st Annual Student Art Sale; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ Emily Carr University (1399 Johnston St), Granville Island
Free admission
Choose from a wide selection of original works by up-and-coming artists and designers.  Featuring paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, photographs, wearable works, jewellery, cards, paper products, handmade books, zines and more!  On through November 30.

MascallDance - Outliner Dance Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Mascall Dance: Outliner Dance Party; doors 8:30PM @ Ukranian Hall (154 E 10th Ave), Vancouver
$18.25; other pricing in effect
Featuring the music of Michael Red, violinist improviser Stefan Smulovitz, the Mascall Night Moves Dancers, and actor/comedian Jenn Griffin.  The proceeds from the benefit event, including the no host cocktail bar and silent auction, go to support the Mascall Dance Society.  More details at the link!  Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

UBC Engineering Open House; 9:00AM-3:00PM @ Fred Kaiser Building (5000 – 2332 Main Mall), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free
Engineers save the world – find out how!  Did you know engineers do more than build bridges and design fast cars?  There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, informative presentations and learn how engineering can make a world of difference.  Click the link for the full day’s events.

Voices of Hope | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Voices of Hope Concert; 7:00PM @ Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
Admission by donation
On the eve of World AIDS Day, join the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation to remember those who have died of AIDS and to support those living with HIV.  Voices of Hope is the only series of nationally organized World AIDS Day events in Canada.  The concert raises awareness and supports HIV/AIDS care at Maison du Parc in Montreal, Casey House in Toronto, and the Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver, while also supporting the national work of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.

Ballet BC UP: Ballet 101; 2:00PM-3:30PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St), downtown Vancouver
$25-95
Have you ever imagined yourself as a professional dancer?  Get ready because you’ll be able to hold yourself next to the pros with aplomb after this exclusive all-level’s ballet class from Ballet BC’s very own dancers, Racheal Prince and Gilbert Small.  Nerves gotcha? Don’t worry!  This class is suitable for all levels, from first-timers to those with classical training.  Bring water, comfortable clothing and energy!  More details at the link.

4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer St), Vancouver
$2, kids under 12 free
A craft fair dedicated to promoting local and non-profit artists, featuring Vancouver’s Strathcona and Eastside communities.  Check out the nearly 50 vendors with a wide range of unique and affordable gifts for the whole family (or yourself)!

Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium; 9:30AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
Celebrate the holidays with your aquatic friends and experience a winter wonderland like no other!  Featuring a giant walk-through Christmas tree in the Ocean Courtyard, Scuba Claus appearances at 11:30AM, the Eel-ectric Lights show, and The Polar Express 4-D Experience!  On daily through January 4.  Get exclusive discounted tickets from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

2nd Annual Team Canada Dance Gala For Gold | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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2nd Annual Team Canada Dance Gala For Gold; 7:00PM @ Massey Theatre (735 Eight Ave), New Westminster
$21.95
Comprised of 40 of BC’s most elite dancers, they are headed to Poland in December to defend their title at the international Dance Organizations (IDO) World Championships. The event is known as the “Olympics of Dance” and the team will face off against 23 nations for gold, silver & bronze medals.  Gala for Gold will feature the team performing the pieces they will be competing with in Poland and will be joined by many of BC’s most talented guest performers.  More details at the link!

Other Vancouver Market; 10:00AM-10:00PM @ 163 E Pender St, downtown Vancouver
Admission by donation
A three day independent designer and artist showcase aiming to support mindful consumerism.  Featuring apparel, apothecary, accessories, art, ceramics, and more.  Click the link for the list of vendors.  On through November 30.

Grouse Mountain - Peak of Christmas | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Grouse Mountain: Peak of Christmas; 9:00AM-10:00PM @ Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way), North Vancouver
Regular admission rates
See how magical elves have transformed Grouse Mountain into the North Pole where you can have breakfast with Santa, visit his workshop, meet real reindeer or vote for your favourite creation in the Gingerbread Village.  Don’t miss out on the mountaintop sleigh rides and skate under the stars in the outdoor skating pond!  Full schedule on the website.  On through December 24.

Curious Flea: Winter Wonderland; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ River Market (810 Quayside Dr), New Westminster
Free admission
A magical flea market showcasing items from mid-century modern and 60s kitsch to atomic funk, steampunk, upcycled treasures… and everything in between.  Don’t miss the Battle of the Curious!  On through November 30.

Family Day at the Contemporary Art Gallery | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Family Day at the Contemporary Art Gallery; 12:00PM-3:00PM @ Contemporary Art Gallery
Free
Visit the last Saturday of every month for free exhibition tours and drop in art making events for all ages.  Enjoy the current exhibitions at the gallery with the whole family!

Stuart McLean: The Vinyl Cafe; 7:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St at W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
$60.25-65.25
Stuart McLean is known as ‘Canada’s favourite storyteller’.  His hit radio show The Vinyl Cafe is heard by 1.5 million people each week.  In addition to the popular Dave and Morley stories, the show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.  Don’t miss this chance to see the live show in person!  Alternate performances on November 30.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge; 11:00AM-9:00PM @ Capilano Suspension Bridge
$32.95, other pricing in effect; ticket valid for the whole day
Park guests will also be dazzled by hundreds of thousands of lights glittering throughout the rainforest, across the Suspension Bridge and on Cliffwalk.   Featuring a children’s scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols with the holiday band,  create your own Christmas card, and holiday treats in the Winter Pavilion.  On through January 3.  Get exclusive discounted tickets through Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

Bright Nights at Stanley Park; 10:00AM-1:45PM/3:00PM-10:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Train, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Matinee $6, night train $11; other pricing in effect
During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Train and Plaza at Stanley Park sparkles with three million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year.  Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, which helps burn survivors and their families. $1.4 million has been raised over the past 16 years.  On through January 4!

 

 


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Sunday November 30th

 

8th Annual Portobello West Holiday Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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8th Annual Portobello West Holiday Market; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athlete’s Way), False Creek South, Vancouver
$2
With over 90 featured artisans and designers, don’t miss the best way to shop for locally made art, clothing, accessories, and sweets this holiday season.  More details at the link!

Christmas Kick Off at Lonsdale Quay; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
Feautring kids crafts in the Kids Alley, a holiday showcase in the rotunda, Sata Claus visits, and a tree lighting ceremony in the South Plaza at 4PM.  Don’t miss out!

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 through December 24. Check the website for the daily entertainment and vendor list!

Emily Carr’s 41st Annual Student Art Sale; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ Emily Carr University (1399 Johnston St), Granville Island
Free admission
Choose from a wide selection of original works by up-and-coming artists and designers.  Featuring paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, photographs, wearable works, jewellery, cards, paper products, handmade books, zines and more!  On through November 30.

Disney On Ice | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate!; 11:30AM/3:30PM/7:00PM @ Pacific Coliseum (1901 E Hastings St), PNE, Vancouver
$25-85
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe.

Vancouver Chopin Society: Arnaldo Cohen; 3:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
The Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen has long had a reputation for astonishing his audiences with the musical authority and blistering virtuosity of his performances.  His solo recitals everywhere draw enthusiastic crowds of cognoscenti.  Click the link for the night’s programme.  Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium; 9:30AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
Celebrate the holidays with your aquatic friends and experience a winter wonderland like no other!  Featuring a giant walk-through Christmas tree in the Ocean Courtyard, Scuba Claus appearances at 11:30AM, the Eel-ectric Lights show, and The Polar Express 4-D Experience!  On daily through January 4.  Get exclusive discounted tickets from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

Design Sundays: Design Nerd Jam; 2:30PM-5:00PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
Part IV in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City.  One in a series of four Design Sundays.  More details at the link!

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

Odd Society Spirits at Hastings Park Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vancouver Farmers Markets (facebook)

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market – Last Day!; 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
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
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!

Other Vancouver Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Other Vancouver Market; 10:00AM-8:00PM @ 163 E Pender St, downtown Vancouver
Admission by donation
A three day independent designer and artist showcase aiming to support mindful consumerism.  Featuring apparel, apothecary, accessories, art, ceramics, and more.  Click the link for the list of vendors.

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Trail Run; 8:00AM start @ Jaycee House (1251 Lillooet Rd), North Vancouver
$25; other pricing in effect
A fundraiser for the North Shore Search & Rescue, in remembrance of Tim Jones.  Prizes for the ugliest sweaters and most festive outfits.  Click the link for more info.

Curious Flea | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Curious Flea: Winter Wonderland; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ River Market (810 Quayside Dr), New Westminster
Free admission
A magical flea market showcasing items from mid-century modern and 60s kitsch to atomic funk, steampunk, upcycled treasures… and everything in between.  Don’t miss the Battle of the Curious!  On through November 30.

Family FUSE Weekend; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates; children 12 and under free
Join artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators as they explore the ideas of The Past, The New, The Now, through a range of interactive activities, performances, and hands-on workshops throughout the Gallery.  Special performances throughout the weekend by the UBC Chinese Ensemble and Beijing Opera.  On through November 30.  Get exclusive discounted tickets at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.  More at the link!

VSO - Nathaniel Stookey - The Composer Is Dead | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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VSO: Nathaniel Stookey – The Composer Is Dead, with text by Lemony Snicket; 2:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$28; other pricing in effect
Investigate the instruments of the orchestra through children’s author Lemony Snicket’s delightful whodunit, The Composer is Dead. Through delightful and engaging music written by Nathaniel Stookey, you will also meet the cunning instrument that snuck in for this concert: the saxophone!

Stuart McLean: The Vinyl Cafe; 2:30PM/7:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St at W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
$60.25-65.25
Stuart McLean is known as ‘Canada’s favourite storyteller’.  His hit radio show The Vinyl Cafe is heard by 1.5 million people each week.  In addition to the popular Dave and Morley stories, the show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.  Don’t miss this chance to see the live show in person!  Alternate performances on November 30.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge; 11:00AM-9:00PM @ Capilano Suspension Bridge
$32.95, other pricing in effect; ticket valid for the whole day
Park guests will also be dazzled by hundreds of thousands of lights glittering throughout the rainforest, across the Suspension Bridge and on Cliffwalk.   Featuring a children’s scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols with the holiday band,  create your own Christmas card, and holiday treats in the Winter Pavilion.  On through January 3.  Get exclusive discounted tickets through Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre!

Bright Nights at Stanley Park; 10:00AM-1:45PM/3:00PM-10:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Train, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Matinee $6, night train $11; other pricing in effect
During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Train and Plaza at Stanley Park sparkles with three million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year.  Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, which helps burn survivors and their families. $1.4 million has been raised over the past 16 years.  On through January 4!

 

 



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