67 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, November 10

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      Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 67 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, November 10.



      Canadian hard-rock band the Headstones, featuring frontman Hugh Dillon, plays the first of two nights at the Commodore.

      California-based electronica-R&B singer and producer Michl plays the Fox Cabaret.

      Canadian hip-hop artist Son Real plays the Vogue Theatre, performing on his One Long Dream Tour.

      Cory Weeds’ Little Big Band Explosion plays the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz.

      Rapper Ghostemane makes his Vancouver debut at Celebrities Underground, with guests Wavy Jone$ and Nedarb Nagrom.

      American punk-rockers Dead Kennedys play the Rickshaw, with guests the Dwarves, Diarrhea Planet, Dirty Fences, Fashionism, Sore Points, and The Shrine.

      Marcus Mosely and Shari Ulrich present a night of music featuring the Marcus Mosely Chorale and Russ Rosen at St. james Hall.

      Polish jazz band the Marek Napiorkowski Trio plays the Norman Rothstein Theatre.

      Local acts Gentle Mind, Christopher Godchild, Chill Pilgrim, and Marry Me play the Railway Stage and Beer Café's Best in Vancouver.



      Pedalling Art fundraiser at the Gam Gallery features art from over 30 local artists, live performances, raffle prizes, and a cash bar, with proceeds to Bici Libre and Pedals for the People.



      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.

      The three-day Fan Expo Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre features sketch duels, cosplay panels, anime game shows, workshops, seminars, and appearances by Henry Winkler and actors from The Flash, Arrow, X-Men, Bones, iZombie, and Riverdale.



      Interesting Vancouver at the SFU Goldcorp Centre, emceed by former PUSH Festival producer Jocelyn MacDougall, features people sharing their stories that could only happen in Vancouver.



      Celebration on the centenary of the Great October Revolution takes place at the Russian Hall.



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

      Just For Laughs presents two standup shows by American comedian, actor, and writer John Mulaney at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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

      Jayson McDonald, Andrew Bailey, and Tara Travis perform old-time radio horror comedy with musical guest Mark Haney at Little Mountain Gallery.

      Victoria's Mike Delamont presents his irreverent solo show about the second coming of Christ at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.

      Comedian Jane Stanton records a live comedy album at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.



      From the North brings together musicians, visual artists, media artists, storytellers, dancers, and Dene and Inuit athletes at the Cultch, with performances by Borealis Soul, Dakhka Khwaan Dancers and Dash, Iva, Nahga, Quantum Tangle (above), Riit, and Sophie Villeneuve.

      Explore how artists’ materials and processes create a magical art experience at the Vancouver Art Gallery's FUSE: A Conjuring.

      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.

      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.



      Maestro Jonathan Girard leads the UBC Symphony Orchestra and soloist Robert Silverman in a performance of works by Sibelius, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Soprano Elspeth McVeigh and guitarist Matt Silverman perform Spanish songs at Visualspace Gallery.



      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.

      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. 

      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.

      Performance at New Westminster's Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre of The Diviners, about a disillusioned preacher who takes work in a Depression-era Indiana farm and befriends an intellectually disabled teenage boy.



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

      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

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

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

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

      North Vancouver's 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.

      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.

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



      Screening at the Cinematheque of the first-ever restoration of Night of the Living Dead, George E. Romero's horror classic follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from zombies.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Infinity Baby, director Bob Byinton's comedy about a recently founded company that, owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem-cell research, is able to create infants that do not age.

      Free screening at Vancouver Public Library's Renfrew branch of Hidden Figures, about a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Roadkill, writer-director Bruce McDonald's debut feature about an intern at a concert agency who is sent after a disappeared rock band.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Streets of Fire, writer-director Walter Hill's 1984 action-adventure about a mercenary hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

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

      30th-anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Predator, the 1987 sci-fi/action/horror flick about a group of commandos who discover that they are being hunted by an alien.


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