67 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, November 9

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      Looking for something to do on Thursday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 67 events happening in or around Vancouver on Thursday, November .



      Australian metal band Ne Obliviscaris plays the Rickshaw, with guests Allegaeon, Dead Asylum, and Resurgence.

      British alt-rock singer-songwriter Alex Clare plays the Imperial, performing on his Tail of Lions Tour.

      Canadian country singer-songwriter Ridley Bent plays the Anza Club.

      Roedde House Jazz Series presents jazz music by pianist-keyboardists Winston Matsushita and Dan Reynolds and percussionist Joe Poole.

      Canadian vocalists Scott Helman and Ria Mae coheadline Venue, with guest Jonathan Roy.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents American folk singer-songwriters Tom Paxton and the Don Juans at St. James Hall.

      Los Angeles pop singer Gavin Turek plays the Fox Cabaret, touring in support of latest EP Good Look for You.

      Vancouver heavy-funk band Camaro 67 plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café.

      Truck Yeah Productions presents Forever Country, a musical tribute to Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson, at Roosters Country Cabaret.

      American rock band Third Eye Blind  plays the Commodore, performing on its Fall of the Summer Gods Tour.



      The Circle Craft Christmas Market features more than 300 clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, toy makers, and candle and soap makers at Vancouver Convention Centre.


      FOOD & DRINK

      Executive chef Stefan Hartmann and head chef James You create a five-course dinner, which will be paired with beverages from 33 Acres Brewing, at Tacofino Commissary. SOLD OUT.



      University of Winnipeg associate psychology prof Danielle Gaucher talks about gendered language at SFU Burnaby.

      Free event for immigrants at the Vancouver Convention Centre includes a trade show, a resumé clinic, an English pronunciation workshop, a networking café, and a homebuying workshop.

      Reflect on your life and legacy, identify who and what matter most to you, and write lasting messages for those you love at Mountain View Cemetery's Celebration Hall.

      Inspirational speaker Dustin Hogan discusses how you can live the best life possible at the Blue Horizon Hotel.

      Gershon Shafir focuses on such issues as the percentage of land taken up by Israeli settlements and their layout at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

      Join mediator Angela Stadel at Douglas Park Community Centre for an opportunity to learn and practice communication skills and share strategies for preventing and resolving neighbour disputes.

      Valeria Vergera discusses acoustic communication in belugas at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.



      Canada's national women's soccer team takes on the United States at BC Place Stadium.

      Watch rowers from across Canada compete at the 2017 RCA National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup Regattas at Burnaby Lake.



      Pints Not Pipelines is a night of beer and tacos at Non-Profit Creative raising funds for First Nations lawsuits against the Kinder Morgan transmountain tar sands pipeline. 



      Canadian comedian Darren Frost performs the first of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Canadian comedian Tracey MacDonald performs the first of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.



      Cirque du Soleil presents Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, a new production that takes you into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space, and dimension, at Concord Pacific Place.

      Journey north of 60 with artists, athletes, and performers featured from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut at Vancouver Public Library.

      Fight for Beauty at Fairmont Pacific Rim features public art projects undertaken with world-class creatives, architecture from architects who are artists in their own right, and fashion by some of the greatest designers in recent history.



      Local authors Kevin Vallely, Pauline Le Bel, Robert Falls, and Robert Griffin read from their latest environment-focused releases, followed by a discussion, at People's Co-op Bookstore.



      The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and violinists Jae-Won Bang and Ann Okagaito, violist Tegen Davidge, cellist Zoltan Rozsnyai, soprano Robyn Driedger-Klasse, clarinetist Jeanette Jonquil, and pianist Terence Dawson perform works by Brahms and Schubert at Pyatt Hall.



      Kol Halev Performance Society presents Two Views From the Sylvia, two original one-act musical plays about Vancouver's iconic Sylvia Hotel, at the Waterfront Theatre.

      Red Giant Theatre Society presents The Group Van Theatre’s production at GO Studios of Waiting for Lefty, American playwright Clifford Odets' 1935 play about cab drivers planning a labour strike. 

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's political satire about what happens when Queen Elizabeth II dies and her son Charles ascends the throne.

      Pacific Theatre presents a performance of The Lonesome West, the story of two Irish brothers who eke out a squalid existence in the house of their deceased father.

      Metro Theatre presents a performance  of Calendar Girls, Tim Firth's story about a group of women from Yorkshire who rally around their grieving friend by baring their torsos to raise money for a cancer ward.

      Canadian premiere of Theater Crossing’s psychological version of Stevenson's classic tale The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

      Performance at PAL Theatre of A Piece of My Heart, in which six women tell the often-ignored story of female soldiers, nurses, and civilians in wartime Vietnam.

      Align Entertainment presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Michael J. Fox Theatre.

      Performance at Douglas College Studio Theatre of Concord Floral, playwright Jordan Tannahill's re-imagining of Boccaccio's medieval novella The Decameron.

      Mitch and Murray Productions presents a performance at Studio 16 of Smart People, playwright Lydia R. Diamond's work about four Cambridge residents who find that the topic of race is a treacherous one.

      United Players presents a performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Taken at Midnight, director Michael Fera's version of Mark Hayhurst's play about a lawyer who is famous for defending opponents of the Nazi movement.

      First Impressions Theatre presents a performance at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of Honky Tonk Angels, Ted Swindley's musical comedy which celebrates women and their ability to survive, dream, and overcome.

      Performance at Frederic Wood Theatre of Wives and Daughters, about a 17-year-old girl whose life gets turned upside down when a stepmother and stepsister move in with her and her father.



      Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery offers insight into two distinctly different modes of painting that have come to dominate contemporary painting in Canada.

      Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 90 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture highlighting both the richness of the Royal Collection and the complex relationship that the British monarchy has had with artists for the last three and half centuries

      Intangible at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art exhibition spotlights six Coast Salish artists influenced by tradition as well as contemporary inspiration.

      Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive at the Vancouver Art Gallery presents the latest findings of Vancouver-based artist Sawyer's ongoing research project that deftly reconstructs the life and work of the genre-defying, fictional artist Brettschneider.

      Bill Reid Creative Journeys at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art celebrates the three phases of the artist's creative journey, Pre-Haida (1948-1951), Haida (1951-1968) and Beyond Haida (1968-1998).

      Emily Carr: Into the Forest at the Vancouver Art Gallery is a collection of Emily Carr's forest paintings that highlight her continued exploration of the natural environment.



      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.

      Amazonia: The Rights of Nature >at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works, and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing indigenous, Maroon, and white settler communities.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.



      Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, a wildlife refuge, disc golf, helicopter tours, paragliding, dining, and the Grouse Grind.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      The new Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels, a casino, eight restaurants and lounges, and a 30,000 square foot park.

      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 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.

      Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks provided by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse.



      Screening at the Rio Theatre of The Infinite Happiness, which follows a group of Copenhagen residents as they experience life in a contemporary housing block that was designed to be ideal housing for all families. Discussion to follow.

      Screening at the SFU Goldcorp Centre of the Arts of KONELINE: our land beautiful as part of the North of 49 Movies on Campus series.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Picture of Light and A Woman in Transit as part of the Canada on Screen series.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of director Peter Nicks's documentary The Force, which goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, the rise of Black Lives Matter, and an explosive scandal.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Una, Benedict Andrews's 2016 film about a woman who confronts the man she fell in love with 15 years before.

      The 29th annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival at Fifth Avenue Cinemas features 38 films from nine countries, including 16 Canadian premieres.


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