55 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, November 12

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 55 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, November 12.



      American bluegrass band the Devil Makes Three plays the Commodore, with guest Scott H. Biram.

      Blueprint Live presents an all-ages rap show at Celebrities featuring Uno The Activist, Thouxanbanfauni & Warhol.SS.

      Canadian indie-soul singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar plays the first of two nights at the Vogue, with guest Snoh Aalegra. SOLD OUT.

      American R&B band Vintage Trouble plays the Rickshaw, with guest Desi Valentine.

      Swedish indie-pop band Shout Out Louds plays Venue.

      Chilean reggae band Gondwana plays Red Room Ultrabar, with guest Ganjo Bassman.



      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.

      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.

      21st Century Flea Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre features over 100 tables of retro furnishings, books, antiques, dolls and toys, jewellery, china and glass, memorabilia, sports items, silverware, paintings and prints, shabby chic, and collectibles.

      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.



      Get deals on clothes by Aritzia, H&M, and lululemon at Beaumont Studios' Pre-loved Clothing and Artisan Pop-Up Market.



      Hear the experiences of eleven speakers at Granville Island Stage's TEDxSFU | Shift and take action towards an empowered future.



      Instant Theatre presents a battle between two improv-comedy troupes at Havana Theatre.



      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.

      Check out the work of the students in the Visual Communications Design program at VCC at the Playground.

      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.



      Readers bring to life the works of their favourite deceased poets at Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room.



      South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho performs at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      The VAM Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Bach Choir perform Verdi's funeral mass at the Orpheum Theatre.

      Montreal's classical string ensemble Volksmobiles performs at West Vancouver's Kay Meek Centre.

      Cellist Ben Goheen and pianist Bernard Duerksen perform at Roedde House Museum.



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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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).

      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

      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.

      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.



      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 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.

      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 Cinematheque of Lantouri, Reza Dormishian's drama about a female social activist and journalist who is viciously attacked with acid by a would-be suitor from a criminal gang.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Lucky, John Carroll Lynch's film about the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town.

      Free screening at the Cinematheque of Cotton Mill, Treadmill, Denys Arcand's subversive socio-political documentary of 1970.

      Blind Beginnings presents a screening at Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema of Do the Grind Blind, a documentary about nine blind or partially sighted youths who climbed the Grouse Grind in September.

      Final day of the 29th annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival at Fifth Avenue Cinemas.


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