46 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, November 11

    1 of 16 2 of 16

      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 46 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, November 11.



      Dean Guitars

      British metal band Raven plays the WISE Hall, with guests Extinction AD, Mobile Deathcamp (featuring Todd Evans from GWAR, above), and Hellchamber.

      The Angela Verbrugge Quartet performs Swing and pop songs of the 30's and 40's at Surrey's Northwood United Church.

      Dinner & Tings charity event at the Reef Caribbean Restaurant features reggae by Kassa Jones and rap by Arami The Corrector.



      "Battle of Vimy Ridge" by Richard Jack (1866-1952).

      Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC's War Memorial Gym includes music by the UBC Opera Ensemble, short readings, and remarks by UBC president Santa J. Ono.

      HIM’s Blue Ball Celebration at the Blackbird Public House features drag performer Jujubee from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Vancouver’s First Lady of Glam, Symone Says.

      Remembrance Day Service and Concert at Canadian Memorial United Church includes a wreath-laying service with peace advocate Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud and a performance by the Universal Gospel Choir.

      Let Peace Be Their Memorial at Seaforth Peace Park is a Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony for overlooked victims of conflict.



      Join Clara Roberts-Oss at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio for a yoga class that includes mantra, pranayama, meditation, and heating vinyasa practice.

      Learn the art of podcasting from former CBC radio producer Kathleen Flaherty in a session at Playwrights Theatre Company.



      Instant Theatre presents a battle between two groups of improvisers at Havana Theatre.



      Derek Stevens

      Burgundy Brixx and the Purrrfessor perform their final public burlesque show at the Rio Theatre's The Last Meow.

      Curious Imaginings--an immersive sculpture exhibition featuring the hyper-realist, fantastical creatures of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini--continues at Strathcona’s historic Patricia Hotel.

      Douglas Coupland’s new radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.

      Diwali in B.C. is a multicultural, multi-disciplinary, inclusive festival with performances taking place at various Vancouver venues.

      The Circle Craft Christmas Market at the Vancouver Convention Centre features works by over 300 artisans, including clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, and toy makers.



      David Isaac

      Tapaito performs classical, flamenco, opera, jazz, Balkan, and world fusion music at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Chor Leoni Men’s Choir honours the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice with an oratorio by Zachary Wadsworth at West Vancouver United Church.

      Stars of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center play Beethoven, Bottesini, and Schubert at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      The Little Chamber Music Series That Could presents Centum Corpora, a concert to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, at Mountain View Cemetery.



      Performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Aeschylus’ tragedy from 463 BC, The Suppliant Women, which looks to find meaning in forced migration.

      Performance at Presentation House Theatre of writer-performer Julia Mackey's Jake's Gift, which explores the legacy of remembrance and personalizes the story behind one soldier’s grave.

      Final performance at the York Theatre of SmallWaR, a companion piece to the 2016 smash-hit BigMoutH that looks at the man-on-the-ground and the consequences of what our leaders tell us.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Sweat, Lynn Nottage's examination of a community that is formed and dissolved amidst the changing landscape of America, at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of Busybody, a crime comedy in which a cleaning lady finds the dead body of her employer. 

      Performance at the Cultch of Three Winters, in which a troupe of seven millennial actresses play WWII soldiers captured in the Stalag Luft III POW camp.



      Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist Dana Claxton addresses the oppressive legacies of colonialism through photography, film, video and performance in Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, the first-ever fashion exhibition in the Gallery’s history, which traces the evolution of China’s foremost couturière over 10 years.

      Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest at the Bill Reid Gallery sees guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation trace the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.

      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

      Interface: The Woven Artwork of Jaad Kuujus at Bill Reid Gallery explores the intricate textile works and cedar weavings of the Kakwaka’wakw and Haida artist.



      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.

      Richmond's Lipont Place hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.



      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.

      Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

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

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem pole collection, CLIFFWALK, and Treetop Adventure.

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

      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world, a restaurant, a garden shop, and a horticulture library.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, gardens, beaches, and West Coast rain forest, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall.

      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.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Josephine Decker’s "ecstatically disorienting" drama Madeline's Madeline.

      Screenings at the Pacific Cinematheque of director Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers and Mister Lonely.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of South Korean director Lee Changdong’s thriller Burningbased on the short story by Murakami Haruki.

      Thirtieth anniversary screening at Vancity Theatre of Katsuhiro Otomo's Japanese animated post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film Akira.


      For all the latest Metro Vancouver event announcements and updates follow @VanHappenings.