35 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, November 28

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      Looking for something to do on Monday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 35 events happening in or around Vancouver on Monday, November 28.



      Vancouver-born bassist-vocalist Brandi Disterheft performs an evening of jazz at Tom Lee Music Hall.

      Finnish power-metal band Sonata Arctica plays Venue, with guests Leave's Eyes and Omnium Gatherum.



      The ongoing Lights of Hope Christmas lights display at St. Paul's Hospital raises funds for the St. Paul's Foundation.

      Vote on your favourite gingerbread creation and get your photo with Santa at Grouse Mountain, with proceeds to SOS Children’s Village B.C.'s programs and homes for local foster children and homeless youth. 



      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 Vancouver Christmas Market continues at Jack Poole Plaza, featuring traditional German cuisine, mulled wine, gingerbread, German beer, a Christmas pyramid, a large heated tent overlooking the North Shore, entertainment, a carousel, and vendors selling gifts and treasures.

      Put together a team and take part in a Simpsons-themed night of trivia at Displace Hashery.



      Relationship workshop at The Art of Loving offers practical tools for increasing intimacy, passion, and reducing conflict. 

      The Pembina Institute hosts a two-day forum at the Sandman Hotel on preparing our buildings for a low-carbon economy.



      Help Santa search for his missing elves during an exhilarating simulated flight-ride experience across Canada and on to the North Pole at Flyover Canada.



      Standup comedy at Yagger's Kitsilano by headliner David Heti, with guests Kody Audette, Ed Konyha, Roman Mancini, Brett Skillen, Gavin Clarkson, Harris Anderson, and Stuart Jones.



      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.

      Fear, Hope, and Longing III, an exhibition of David A. Haughton's paintings of Vancouver Island's western coast, is showing at Visual Space Gallery.

      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.



      The annual Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival continues at the Jewish Community Centre, featuring meet-the-author opportunities, readings, workshops, and panel discussions. Participating authors include Ella Zeltserman (above), Tom Wayman, Irvin Yalom, B.A. Shapiro, Daniel Kalla, Noah Leavitt, Glenda Leznoff, and Michael Wex.

      Authors Randy Shore (Grow What You Eat, East What You Grow), Emily Wight (Well Fed, Flat Broke) and Brian Misko (Getting With House of Q) discuss the process of writing and publishing a cookbook at Vancouver Public Library.

      Youth-focused poetry-slam competition at Café Deux Soleils features an open mike and featured performer DJ. 



      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.



      Anu Tali conducts pianist Alexey Yemtsov and the Vancouver Symphony in a program of Alfredo Santa Ana's Ocaso, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major at the Orpheum Theatre.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Avenue Q--the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life--at Granville Island Stage.



      Grouse Mountain resort features a Skyride to the peak with views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, as well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, mountain ziplines, and the Peak of Christmas.

      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.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of I Am Not Madame Bovary, Feng Xiaogang's film about a wronged woman who takes her case from court to court to secure revenge on her ex-husband.

      The European Union Film Festival continues at the Cinematheque with screenings of Tomorrow After the War from Luxembourg and Live from Romania.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Supersonic, a documentary about British rock band Oasis.

      Screening of Nettie Wild's documentary KONELINE:our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre.

      Free matinee screening at West Vancouver Memorial Library of A Royal Night Out.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Matt Johnson's Operation Avalanche, about two young CIA agents who go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole during the Cold War.


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