63 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, November 9

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 63 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, November 9.

       

      CONCERTS

      Canadian blues-rockers Big Sugar, featuring singer-guitarist Gordie Johnston, play the Commodore Ballroom, with local guests Brass Camel.

      Canadian folk-rock legend Bruce Cockburn plays the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green (City and Colour) plays the Pacific Coliseum, with guests Jacob Banks and Ben Rogers.

      Local progressive indie-rock quartet Colour Tongues plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Tokyo Bleu, Stevie's Revenge, and Primp.

      British postrock band Seefeel plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Sweguno and Kinetoscope.

      Kent Hillman and Les Finnigan perform a double bill of fingerstyle acoustic-guitar music at West Point Grey United Church.

      California indie-rock singer-songwriter MIkal Cronin plays the Fox Cabaret.

      Chicago rock band Twin Peaks plays Venue, with guests Post Animal and Ohmme.

      Seattle alt-rock singer-songwriter Jaymes Young plays the Imperial Vancouver.

       

      BENEFITS

      Starry Starry Night fundraising gala at Rocky Mountaineer Train Station features gourmet appetizers, buffet dinner, mocktails, and a dessert bar, with proceeds to Together We Can Addiction Recovery & Education Society.

      Fundraiser at Burnaby's Brentwood Presbyterian Church features music and dance from Ecuador and silent auction, with proceeds to help children and adults in Ecuador who desperately need orthopedic surgeries.

       

      ETCETERA

      Repair Cafe Vancouver at Killarney Community Centre offers free repair help for your bikes, jewelry, small furniture, small appliances, and electronics.

      The two-day Portobello West Holiday Market at the Roundhouse Community Centre features over 70 local artisans offering fashions, jewelry, illustrations, home decor, and locally made cider, beer, and wine.

       

      FASHION

      DUER

      DUER, Baro Drywear, Westerly Goods, and Vessi Footwear will host the first-ever Stay Dry Pop-up at the DUER Flagship Store.

       

      FOOD & DRINK

      The Riley Park Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium features produce from over 80 local farms, craft beverage producers, artisanal food makers, and food and coffee trucks.

       

      FORUMS

      Presentation at Coquitlam Heritage by Landscapes of Injustice, a project chronicling the mass displacement and dispossession of Japanese Canadians.

       

      TAKE ACTION

      Kin Balam and Breaking Boundaries perform hip-hop and Indigenous music at Justice for Migrants, a benefit at Red Gate Revue Stage to raise funds for migrants who have been placed in detention facilities and subjected to inhumane living conditions.

                     

      COMEDY

      The Comic Strip is a standup comedy show at Tyrant Studios featuring headliner Dino Archie.

      U.K. magician and comedian Piff the Magic Dragon performs at the Vogue Theatre.

      American actor and comedian Ben Gleib performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

       

      ARTS ETCETERA

      Join artist Sara-Jeanne Bourget to see the work she has made while in residence at Griffin Art Projects, with an artist talk at 2 pm.

      The 16th annual Downtown Heart of the City Festival features over 100 events at over 40 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside.

      Cirque du Soleil presents a performance of Luzia under the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Concord Pacific Place.

      The Chutzpah Festival features performances of comedy, theatre, dance, and music at multiple venues across Vancouver until November 24. Performances tonight include Diary of Anne FrankX, directed by Stan Zimmermanat Norman Rothstein Theatre.

      Fall Art Jam is an evening with cello and guitar music, art, refreshments, and socializing at Kanuck Coffee.

      Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me at Little Mountain Gallery is part comedy show and part art class.

      Invasive Systems is a three-day exhibition at VIVO Media Arts showcasing independent works and collaborative works by artist/scientist pairs.

      The five-day Circle Craft Christmas Market at the Vancouver Convention Centre features works by more than 300 artisans.


      DANCE

      YVONNE CHEW

      Collaborating with visual artist Katie Green and dance-artists Sophia Wolfe, Eric Cheung, and Juolin Lee, Zahra Shahab merges choreography, costume, and set design to generate fantastical monsters at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

      Dancer-choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino of CO.ERASGA presents Passages of Rhythms, an evening of three dynamic duets with three diverse artists, at the Nest.

         

      MUSIC

      Emily Cooper

      Chor Leoni presents Protect Us From War, featuring works by Wadswsorth, MacDonald, Barber, Weill, and Chilcott, at the first of two afternoon shows at West Vancouver United Church.

      Japanese pianist Keiko Shichijo performs the piano works of Komitas at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

      Turning Point Ensemble performs with Couloir, the harp and cello duo of Heidi Krutzen and Ariel Barnes, at the Orpheum Annex.

       

      THEATRE

      ROBERT SONDERGAARD

      Performance at North Van's Centennial Theatre of Green Day's American Idiot, the story of three boyhood friends searching for meaning in a post-9/11, Trumpian suburbia, discovering love, loss, sex, drugs, and rock and roll along the way.

      Final performance at West Van's Kay Meek Studio Theatre of Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight, a thriller set in Victorian England in about 1880.

      Western Gold Theatre presents a performance of Escaped Alone, Caryl Churchill’s new play which unleashes an acutely female view of the apocalypse.

      Performance at the Historic Theatre of Kuroko, about an extreme recluse who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring virtual reality.

      Aenigma Theatre presents an adaptation of Henry James's ghost story The Turn of the Screw at Studio 16.

      Performance at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of the romantic musical The Sound of Music.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of A Bunch of Amateurs, a comedy about an aging Hollywood action hero playing King Lear in an amateur dramatic society.

      The Array at the Greenhouse Studio features new short performances by Elysse Cleadle, Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer, Theatre Conspiracy, and Upintheair Theatre.

      UBC Theatre and Film presents Timothy Findlay's World War I drama The Wars, adapted by Dennis Garnhum, at Frederic Wood Theatre.

       

      GALLERIES

      Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the development of Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day, with selections from each of her major series, including new and rarely seen works.

      Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the dynamic between place and movement in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific.

      Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photography, sculpture, collage, and installation, including new massive murals created in 2019.

      Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features rarely seen prints, drawings, collages, sculptural works, and large-scale works from one of the most experimental periods in the artist's career.

      Views of the Collection: The Street at the Vancouver Art Gallery focuses on the street as a source of inspiration and site for the production and enactment of culture, with works by Roy Arden, Kati Campbell, Robert Capa, Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, Hong Chan Park, Judy Radul, Jack Shadbolt, Danny Singer, and Ian Wallace.

       

      MUSEUMS

      There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St. Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island); and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba).

      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.

      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 printmakers, collected as early as the 1890s.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean.

      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.

      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.

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

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

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

      The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum features permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.

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

      The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.

      Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.

       

      MOVIES

      Screening at the Cinematheque of SátántangóHungarian director Béla Tarr’s seven-hour magnum opus, based on a novel by László Krasznahorkai.

       

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