56 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, November 20

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 56 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, November 20.



      Brazilian soul-funk singer-songwriter Seu Jorge presents a tribute to David Bowie at the Vogue that features Portuguese versions of Bowie's songs, performed alongside images from Wes Anderson's film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

      Coastal Jazz presents a concert celebrating jazz legends at Frankie's, featuring the Jaclyn Guillou Quartet.

      Spanish flamenco vocalist Diego El Cigala melds the traditional sounds of his Spanish Gitano heritage with the rhythms and melodies of salsa at Chan Shun Concert Hall.



      The 45th annual Deer Lake Craft Festival at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts features works by over 55 artisans, including glass blowers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, and fashion and jewellery designers.

      Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum features light displays, vintage shop-window displays, a visit with Father Christmas, live entertainment, fresh heritage baking, kids' crafts, a sing along, and a scavenger hunt.

      The 44th annual Christmas at Hycroft features live entertainment, unique boutiques, traditional treats, and visits with Santa.

      Swedish Christmas Fair at the Scandinavian Community Centre features over 30 vendors offering a wide range of products to purchase for the family, home, Christmas celebration, and gift giving.

      Browse the work of over 60 artisans in a variety of media and styles at a Fall Art Show and Sale at the South Surrey Rec Centre.

      Pop-up craft fair at St. Thomas More Collegiate features more than 100 juried vendors, door prizes, baked goods, a bistro, a book fair, and kids' activities.

      Over 28 curated artisans sell fashion, pottery, jewellery, art, home decor, body care, and baby items at Fort Langley Community Hall.

      Eastside Flea Holiday Market at the Ellis Building features over 50 local vendors, three food trucks, a live DJ, seasonal drink specials, pinball, and pool.

      Shop for items created by over 60 talented crafters at the West End Community Centre's Holiday Craft Fair.

      Blim Market at Heritage Hall features 50 local artisans specializing in jewellery, vintage, original apparel, baked goods, handmade goods, and accessories.

      FlyOver America is a 10-minute flight-simulation ride at Flyover Canada that features beautiful landscapes of the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, and New York.



      The fifth annual Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week at the Chinese Cultural Centre showcases designers, visual artists, performers, and musical acts.

      Bridal show at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver features a haute-couture fashion show, trendy designs, and a showcase of products and services.


      FOOD & DRINK

      Learn to use your sourdough starter to transform conventional baking and pastries into more nutritious treats at Homestead Junction.



      Parents can bring their children into the Melk studio to create their own screen printed and stencilled works of art at the East Side Culture Crawl's Crawling for Kids.



      The Vancouver Giants take on the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre.



      Standup comedy by headliner Chris James, plus Sam Tonning, Ollie Maughan, Mark Norris, and Ryan Reaves at Big Rock Urban Brewery.



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      The annual Eastside Culture Crawl allows visitors to experience the visual arts, design, and crafts of East Van by visiting nearly 500 artist studios, homes, and garages.

      A South Asian-themed Diwali Fest cabaret at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre features classical, Bollywood, and contemporary dance and music performances. 



      Serafina Sammarco shares her book Isabella's Journey, which tells the story of her daughter Isabella's life and her death at a young age due to the blood disorder thalassemia.



      Stare exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery features photographic works that evoke a fixed and concentrated gaze on the part of artist and viewer.

      Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery offers a unique insight into contemporary art and its place in cultural life.

      Ceramics by Judy Chartrand at Bill Reid Gallery present her own personal history and insights into life in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

      Bill Reid Creative Journeys at Bill Reid Gallery marks the 20th anniversary of Bill Reid's iconic sculpture The Spirit of Haida Gwaii.

      Walker Evans: Depth of Field at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 200 black and white and colour prints from the 1920s through to the 1970s.



      Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 130 diverse cultural garments, from Japanese kimonos, to colourful Indian saris, to the elaborate feather cloaks of the Maori people of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

      The Museum of Anthropology at UBC hosts an exhibition that features the carvings of Papua New Guinea's Iatmul people.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.



      The Borealis String Quartet presents a concert in total darkness, including works by Haas, Shostakovich, Haydn, and Samandari, at Surrey Arts Centre.

      The NOW Society presents the Assembly1 Festival, a creative music and improvisational gathering at the Western Front and Merge that includes three concerts and two workshops.

      The Koerner Piano Trio performs Mozart's Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Pärt’s Mozart-Adagio, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

      Organist Christina Hutten and soprano Jane Long perform an all-Bach program at Ryerson United Church.

      Celebration of Keith Hamel's 60th birthday at UBC's Roy Barnett Recital Hall features with the world premiere of <i>Hocket</i> and the B.C. premiere of <i>Corona</i>. Performers include Hamel, Nu:BC Collective, PEP, Corey Hamm, Angelique Po, and Liz Hamel.

      Enjoy a concert of opera arias and song favourites in a casual setting at UBC's Old Auditorium.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the final performance of Bakersfield Mist, Stephen Sachs's story about a down-on-her-luck woman who invites an art dealer to authenticate a long-lost painting by the renowned Jackson Pollock. Running at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Performance at Studio 58 of Troilus and Cressida, in which director Kevin Bennett puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's drama that sees lovers yearn to be true and warriors strive to be brave.

      Touchstone Theatre presents a performance of Brothel #9, director Katrina Dunn's story about a young woman who is sold into a brothel by her brother-in-law.

      Performance at Performance Works of Vancouver playwright Katey Hoffman's comedy, Green Lake, which explores growing up at summer camp and reconnecting with family later in life.

      Exit 22 Productions presents its production of Doris Baizley's adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, at Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Theatre in the Raw presents performances at Russian Hall of The Threepenny Opera, the musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill that satirizes bourgeois capitalism and modern morality.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Miss Shakespeare, a play about the creative journey of the Bard's daughter.

      United Players presents director Michael Fera's version of Henrik Ibsen's drama Ghosts at Jericho Arts Centre. 



      Edgewater Casino offers 24-hour gaming, over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment, including concerts and televised UFC events.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.



      The European Union Film Festival continues at the Cinematheque with screenings of The Move of the Penguin (above) and Silent Heart.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Landfill Harmonica, about a garbage picker and a music teacher who create instruments from trash and help turn a group of impoverished local youths into the Recycled Orchestra.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Nettie Wild's cinematic celebration of northwestern B.C., KONELĪNE: our land beautifulWild will introduce the film and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Vancouver: A Progressive City, with selections from newsreels, home movies, and industrial and promotion films. Local historian and artist Michael Kluckner will provide commentary during the projection, and the silent film will be accompanied by jazz pianist Wayne Stewart.

      Screening at SFU Harbour Centre of The Red Pill, which explores gender equality and the men's-rights movement. Includes a Q&A session.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Vancouver: Exponential Change, which features newly digitized film and video focusing on the leisurely side of city life. Local historian and artist Michael Kluckner will provide commentary during the projection, and the silent film will be accompanied by jazz pianist Wayne Stewart.


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