72 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, November 11

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 72 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, November 11.



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

      American deathcore band Suicide Silence plays the Imperial, with guests Upon a Burning Body, Slaughter to Prevail, Prison, and Galactic Pegasus.

      California electronica duo Dance with the Dead plays Venue, with guests GosT and Oceanside85.

      Canadian indie-rock bands the Elwins and Fast Romantics coheadline the Cobalt.

      Ontario post-hardcore band Silverstein plays the Rickshaw, with guests Seaway, Chief State, and Cedar Green.

      Soundcity Hooligans, the Staggers and Jaggs, Obscene Being, Anteater, Mooshy Face, and Spring Breaks plays NYB's 6th Anniversary Show at Pub 340.

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

      American electropop singer-songwriter Halsey plays Rogers Arena, with guest Charli XCX and Partynextdoor.

      American R&B singer-songwriter Son Little plays the Biltmore.

      American folk-roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Trevor Hall plays the Imperial, with guests East Forest.

      American indie-rock musician Kelcey Ayer plays the WISE Hall, with guests Combat.



      Evening of comedy at the Rio with Kyle Bottom (above), Mayce Galoni, and Mike McGuire raises funds for the Tumour Foundation of B.C.



      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.

      Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC's War Memorial Gym includes music by the UBC School of Music, short readings, and remarks by Joyce Murray, David Eby, Hugh Brock, Richard Vedan, Nancy Hermiston, and Alan Ehrenholz.

      Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square includes a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande, a march featuring veterans and military marching bands, a performance by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, the sounding of the Last Post, a two-minute period of silence, and wreath placing.

      Two-day healing event at New Westminster's Inn at the Quay includes artisan vendors, reiki healers, psychics, mediums, hand analysis, essentials oils, crystals, jewellery, sacred geometry designs, and speakers.

      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 FlashArrowX-MenBonesiZombie, and Riverdale.



      New York City improv comics Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore bring their touring two-person show to Havana Theatre.

      Eric Fell (above), Alannah Brittany, Suzy Rawsome, Megan Phillips, Julia Stretch, and Claire Pollock share online-dating stories at Fox Cabaret's Tinder Tales Allstars.

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

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



      Shooting Gallery at the Dusty Flower Shop is an evening of dance, theatre, and performance art by Julianne Chapple (above), Sophie Maguire, Billy Marchenski, Daria Mikhaylyuk, and Elizabeth Milton.

      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, Riit, and Sophie Villeneuve.

      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.



      Alexandre Bloch conducts violinist Blake Pouliot and the Vancouver Symphony in a performance of Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas: Overture, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor at the Orpheum Theatre.

      The Lions Gate Sinfonia presents a Remembrance Day concert of work by Paul Hindemith and John Williams at North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre.

      Local recorder group Bergamasca Consort and Duncan Watts-Grant perform John Rutter's Requiem and music by George Butterworth at St. Philip's Anglican Church.

      Chor Leoni presents Remembrance Day concerts that feature a new setting of In Flanders Fields by Michael Betteridge at West Vancouver United Church and St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church.

      The Little Chamber Music Series That Could presents music by the Allegra Chamber Orchestra and the Homegoing Brass Band at Mountain View Cemetery's Celebration Hall.

      The St. John's Vancouver Choir performs The Requiem by Gabriel Faure at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Alley Theatre, in partnership with Neworld Theatre, presents the North American premiere at the Orpheum Annex of The Ridiculous Darkness, Wolfram Lotz's radio play that combines Heart of Darkness with Apocalypse Now.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, Indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor's account of the Sixties Scoop, in which Indigenous children were taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families.



      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).

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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 Vancity Theatre of Jane, Brett Morgan's documentary about the National Geographic cameraman who was sent to film Jane Goodall's pioneering work with chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park in the 1960s.

      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 Christopher Nolan's 2017 Second World War movie Dunkirk.

      Theodore Ushev discusses how he has transformed his graphic designs into animated films that at once entrance, shock, and enthral at Vancouver Film School's Main Theatre.

      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.

      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.

      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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