Events and Entertainment Around Town – November Edition

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Now that Thanksgiving and Halloween have come and gone, we’re all ramping up for winter socials and holiday parties. But before we get to that, there’s still lots of things to see and do in Vancouver during November.

Here are all the happenings this month!

Vancouver Canucks vs New Jersey Devils – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 1 | Time: 7pm

Thanks for Giving – Granville Island Stage
Event dates: October 5-November 4 | Various times
While Nan bastes the turkey and prepares the stuffing, her husband hides a freshly hunted bear in the garage and her troublesome daughter is raiding her purse again. To top it all off, her grandchildren have chosen this Thanksgiving to disclose some unexpected personal truths to the family.

Ian Bagg – The Comedy Mix
Event dates: November 2-4
NBC’s Last Comic Standing 2015 finalist.

Program 1 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: November 2-4 | Various times
Ballet BC Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto, a visionary of contemporary ballet, will premiere an original work. Highly-acclaimed choreographer Johan Inger has a legacy of work in major companies all over the world. Inger returns to Ballet BC with the North American premiere of B.R.I.S.A.

Odesza – A Moment Apart Tour – PNE Forum
Event dates: November 3-4 | Time: 630pm
American electronic music duo from Seattle.

BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts – BC Place
Event date: November 4 | Time: 7pm

Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 4 | Time: 7pm

Vancouver Asian Film Festival – Cineplex Odeon International Village
Event dates: November 2-5 | Various times
Promoting and celebrating the diversity and depth of Asian culture and identity in film and media.

Raffi – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event date: November 5 | Time: 1pm
Canadian singer-lyricist and author born in Egypt and known best for his children’s music.

The Dream of Gerontius – Orpheum Theatre
Event dates: November 4-6 | Time: 8pm
Elgar’s massive but deeply personal work, based on a Victorian poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman, follows a devout, dying Everyman character on a journey through death to meet his Maker, before being taken to Purgatory with the promise of everlasting life and glory to come.

Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 6 | Time: 7pm

Let It Be: A Celebration of the Beatles’ Music – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event date: November 8 | Time: 730pm

MayDay: Life World Tour – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 8 | Time: 8pm

Canada Women’s National Team vs USA – BC Place
Event date: November 9 | Time: 7pm

John Mulaney – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: November 9-10 | Time: 7p and 930pm
Best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a stand-up comedian with stand-up specials The Top Part, New in Town, and The Comeback Kid.

Fuse Conjuring – Vancouver Art Gallery
Event date: November 10 | Time: 8pm-midnight
Performances, music and unexpected surprises.

15th Eat! Vancouver – Food + Cooking Festival – Various locations
Event dates: November 6-11
One of Canada’s most anticipated premium world-class culinary festival in support of Project CHEF. Attracting attendees throughout North America, features culinary collaboration from award-winning chefs across Canada with local thought-leading chefs.

Tracey MacDonald – The Comedy Mix
Event dates: November 9-11
Tracey MacDonald lives in LA and is a touring headliner. She has been seen on CTV, CBC, CBS, Comedy TV, Hollywood E! Network and is regularly heard on XM Satellite Radio in both the US and Canada.

Tracey MacDonald – The Comedy Mix
Event dates: November 9-11
Tracey MacDonald lives in Los Angeles and is a touring headliner. She is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been seen on CTV, CBC, CBS, Comedy TV, The Hollywood E! Network and is regularly heard on XM Satellite Radio in both the US and Canada.

Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 11 | Time: 7pm

Circle Craft Market – West Convention Centre
Event dates: November 8-12
The Christmas spirit is coming to Vancouver, as the Circle Craft prepares for its 44th annual market. The Circle Craft Christmas Market hosts more than 300 different artisans and vendors from across Canada, and features everything from pottery to fashion to craft distilleries.

Classical Concert Series – Roedde House at West End
Event date: November 12 | Time 1pm tea and tour, 4pm concert

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event date: November 12 | Time: 2pm and 6pm

Artists for Conservation – Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Event dates: November 9-13
A multi-day art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international, regional and First Nations artist, live music, films, guest lectures, workshops, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.

Beethoven’s Fifth – Orpheum Theatre and Bell Performing Arts Centre
Event dates: November 11-13 | Time: 8pm
Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition, and he performs Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, an evocative work based on Scottish folk melodies.

Songbird North – Round House Community Centre
Event date: November 14 | Time: 730pm
Featuring four exceptional singer-songwriters ranging from renowned veterans to up and coming writers.

Lights of Hope – St. Paul’s Hospital
Event date: November 16 | Time: 630pm
Join thousands of Vancouverites and tourists gathering around Burrard Street to experience the annual fireworks display at St. Paul’s in downtown Vancouver. See the massive Lights of Hope display switch on for the first time in 2017 as fireworks light up the sky!

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 16 | Time: 7pm

West Coast Symphony – Christ Church Cathedral
Event date: November 17 | Time: 8pm

Julian McCullough – Comedy Mix
Event dates: November 16-18
Nationally touring comedian and actor currently starring as the co-host of ‘We Have Issues’ on E! He has appeared on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ co-starred with Whitney Cummings on the E! Series ‘Love You, Mean It’ and is currently developing an original pilot for NBC.

Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues – Rogers Arena
Event date: November 18 | Time 7pm

No Filter – The LOL of TMI (Thu) – The Improv Centre at Granville Island
Event dates: October 1-November 19 | Time: 914pm
Delve into the over-shared digital world.

King Charles III – Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Event dates: October 19-November 19 | Various times
His time has finally come. The queen is dead and Charles ascends the throne, at last. But is he ready for the monarchy or anarchy? When a single decision jeopardizes the trust of the prime minister and the people, revolt against the crown isn’t far behind – and Kate and William are always one step away, vying for their shot.

The Laugh Jedi (Thu-Sat) – Improv Centre at Granville Island
Event dates: October 1-November 19 | Time: 730pm
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – the improvisers strike back!

Theatresports (Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat) – Improv Centre at Granville Island
Event dates: October 1-November 19 | Various times
Razor sharp wit and lightning fast reflexes! 2 teams of players are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches.

OK Tinder (Fri and Sat) – The Improv Centre at Granville Island
Event dates: October 2-November 19 | Time: 1115pm
The good, the bad and the laughable of Vancouver’s dating scene in 60 minutes of side splitting laughter.

Rookie Night Comedy (Sun) – The Improv Centre at Granville Island
Event dates: October 2-November 19 | Time: 730pm

Jersey Boys – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: November 14-19 | Various times
Called “too good to be true” by the New York Post, Jersey Boys is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.

VSO at the Movies: Jurassic Park – Orpheum Theatre
Event dates: November 18-19 | Time: 2pm and 8pm
One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards.

Solo Flamenco – Roundhouse Community Centre
Event date: November 19 | Time: 2pm

Soar Over America – FlyOver Canada
Event dates: November 2-22 | Time: 10am-9pm
10 minute film of soaring over some of America’s landscapes. Back to back with FlyOver Canada feature.

Peter Mansbridge – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event date: November 22 | Time: 8pm
English-born Canadian retired news anchor. From 1988 to 2017, he was chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National, CBC-TV’s flagship nightly newscast.

Orpheum 90 – Orpheum Theatre
Event date: November 24 | Time: 630p
An evening celebrating the Orpheum’s 90th anniversary.

The Tenors: Christmas Together Tour – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event date: November 24 | Time: 8pm

Dance in Vancouver – Scotiabank Dance Centre
Event dates: November 22-25
Four days of performances showcasing some of BC’s most exciting artists.

Tom Rhodes – The Comedy Mix
Event dates: November 23-25
Credits include his own sitcom on NBC called Mr. Rhodes, Comedy Central presents half hour specials and his latest special Light and Sweet Crude on Netflix.

CandyTown – Mainland Street on Yaletown
Event date: November 25 | Time: 12pm-7pm
6th annual free outdoor Christmas festival.

Charity Craft Fair – Woodward’s Atrium
Event date: November 25
Buy gifts of social benefit with 100% of admission and sponsorship donated ot the BC Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

Parallel 01 – Roundhouse Community Centre
Event date: November 25 | Time: 8pm
Acclaimed New York based pianist Uri Caine performs original compositions.

Seasons: A Magical Musical – The Centre in Vancouver
Event date: November 25 | Time: 8pm
This is a touching journey of a young girl growing up with her love and passion for music. After a breakdown, and her chance encounter with a magician, together, they find their answers to life. The audience will experience a dramatic, magical musical ride, geared to be emotionally moved, as the characters celebrate and share their discoveries over the four seasons.

Yiruma – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event date: November 25 | Time: 8pm
Lee Ru-ma, better known by his stage name Yiruma, is a South Korean pianist and composer. Yiruma frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America.

Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart – PNE Forum
Event dates: November 22-26 | Various times

Action at a Distance – Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Event date: November 24-26 | Time: 2pm and 8pm
Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hills to the Dance House stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould.

Family FUSE Weekend: The Action of Expression – Vancouver Art Gallery
Event date: November 25-26 | Time: 10am-5pm

Romantic Rachmaninoff – Orpheum Theatre
Event dates: November 25-27 | Time: 2pm and 8pm
Renowned Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a Vancouver favourite, and he brings a combination of power and grace to the piano that few can match. Douglas performs Rachmaninoff’s lush, Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, quite possible the best-loved piano work of all.

Sonologues – Roundhouse Community Centre
Event dates: November 20-29
A series of unique audio installations with a 16 speaker system.

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth – Firehall Arts Centre
Event dates: November 11-December 2
First produced by the Firehall in the ’90’s, this production will make you laugh and cry as Taylor creates the story of the impact of the 60’s scoop-up of native children on one family.

Scuba Claus – Vancouver Aquarium
Event dates: November 24-December 3
See the jolly man swimming at the Vancouver Aquarium.

The Day Before Christmas – Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre
Event dates: November 16-December 24 | Various times
Alex is a perfectionist who is desperately holding fast to her Christmas traditions. While juggling family and work – and a movie star – she loses control of her holifay lans, and her home becomes a disaster zone.

Vancouver Christmas Market – Jack Poole Plaza
Event dates: November 22-December 24 | Time: 11am-9pm (open until 6pm Dec 24)
The 8th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to get into the holiday spirit. Experience a selection of traditional food and beverages, and browse vendors offering authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery, and other unique gifts.

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities – Concord Pacific
Event dates: October 19-December 31 | Various times

30th Annual Christmas at Canada Place
Event dates: November 23-December 31
Free walk-through experience includes the Woodward’s Windows, Avenue of Christmas Trees, winter lighting display, Sails of Lights and more.

Onegin – Granville Island Stage
Event dates: November 23-December 31 | Various times
When Evgeni Onegin visits the Larin family estate, his romantic charms stir passions long forgotten by its residents.

Christmas at FlyOver Canada – FlyOver Canada
Event dates: November 23-January 7
Join Santa on a magical flight across Canada and onto the North Pole.

The Peak of Christmas – Grouse Mountain
Event dates: November 24-January 7
Vancouver’s North pole where you can visit Santa’s workshop, meet real reindeers and stroll through a Gingerbread Village.

Canyon Lights – Capilano Suspension Bridge
Event dates: November 23-January 28
Be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Portrait of the Artist – From the Royal Collection – Vancouver Art Gallery
Event dates: October 28-February 4
A remarkable group of more than ninety paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture highlighting both the enormous richness of the Royal Collection and the complex and deep relationship that the British monarchy has had with artists for the last three and half centuries.

 

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