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What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend?

What's Happening This Weekend

Wondering what to do in Vancouver this weekend? There’s a lot happening in the Lower Mainland including a number of festivals and other events.

This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the weekend of November 15th to 17th are the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, Eastside Culture Crawl, Christmas at Hycroft, Friday Night Live, Luzia at Cirque du Soleil, Chutzpah Festival and various other events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Note: Event details are subject to change.

Christmas at Hycroft 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Lynn Valley's Friday Night LiveFriday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Simon Kendall, who was previously a member of the popular Vancouver band “Doug and the Slugs”, performs.
    • Macbeth – performed by CapU Theatre at The BlueShore at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $11, $15 and $22.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • ¡Viva México! – an evening of Mariachi and other Mexican music featuring Las Estrellas de Vancouver, Melinda Salcido and Nahualli Folklore at the Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Hamilton Street. Tickets cost $20-$25.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Kismet, Things Have Changed – the sequel to a Canadian play about artists, interviews with 100 people of all ages, and the artists’ discoveries. Takes place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby.
    • Jake’s Place – an award-winning Remembrance Day-themed play about a Canadian veteran from the Second World War and his return to northern France in search of the grave of his brother who never made it home from the war. Shows at the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver.
  • Craft Fairs
    • Christmas at Hycroft – an amazing upscale Christmas market and fundraising event for the University Women’s Club at 1489 McRae Avenue in Vancouver.
    • Christmas Boutique Opening Reception – a free event featuring fine art, artisan products, light appetizers and live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm at Place des Arts at 1120 Brunette Avenue in Coquitlam (and the market featuring local artisan products continues until December 21st).

Christmas Craft Fairs

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – a unique and wonderful festival celebrating one of the largest migratory gatherings of Bald Eagles anywhere, not far from Harrison Hot Springs along the Harrison River.
  • Highstreet’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Show – a Christmas event at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre at 3122 Mt. Lehman Road starting at 5 pm. Activities include the lighting of a 65-foot Christmas tree, a 40-person marching band, the arrival of Santa Claus, and appearances by Rudolf, Frosty and ‘Spandy Andy’ the dancing elf and more.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront between 11 am and 6 pm.
  • The Phantom Run Trail Race – 12.5K, 19.5K and 24.5K trail runs starting at North Vancouver’s Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey at Rogers Arena against the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Prince George at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Macbeth – performed by CapU Theatre at The BlueShore at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $11, $15 and $22.
    • Kismet, Things Have Changed – the sequel to a Canadian play about artists, interviews with 100 people of all ages, and the artists’ discoveries. Takes place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby.
    • Family Favourites MoviesCharlotte’s Web is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
  • Farmers Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – formerly the Nat Bailey Winters Farmers Market, runs between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
    • New West Farmers Market – formerly known as the “Royal City Winter Farmers Market,” it takes place in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • Craft Fairs and Christmas Markets

Free Events in November

Sunday, November 17, 2019

  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – a festival celebrating one of the largest migratory gatherings of Bald Eagles anywhere, between Mission and Harrison Hot Springs along the Harrison River.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Lethbridge at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront between 11 am and 6 pm.
  • Douglas Day at Fort Langley – a small annual celebration of the day in 1858 when Sir James Douglas formally proclaimed BC a colony.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
  • Craft Fairs
    • Christmas at Hycroft – an amazing upscale Christmas market and fundraising event for the University Women’s Club at 1489 McRae Avenue in Vancouver.
    • Holy Cross Christmas Market – a holiday craft fair in North Burnaby at Holy Cross Elementary School between 9 am and 2 pm. Admission is free.
    • Fort Langley Christmas Market – a small indoor craft fair with over 30 vendors at the Fort Langley Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Macbeth – performed by CapU Theatre at The BlueShore at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $11, $15 and $22.
    • Jake’s Place – an award-winning Remembrance Day-themed play about a Canadian veteran from the Second World War and his return to northern France in search of the grave of his brother who never made it home from the war. Shows at the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver.
    • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.

Olde Farmehouse Vintage Market


 UPCOMING EVENTS

In case you were interested, events coming up on the weekend of November 22nd to 24th include the Olde Farmhouse Market as well as holiday season events like Glow Christmas, Christmas at FlyOver Canada, the Vancouver Christmas Market, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival and Opening Night for Lights by the Lake. There is also Luzia at Cirque du Soleil, Friday Night Live and various other events throughout Metro Vancouver.


Other Information

For a list of things to do on other days this month, check out Vancouver’s November calendar of events.

 

 

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