40 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, November 21

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 40 events happening in or around Vancouver--as well as online--on Saturday, November 21. For live events, stay safe by following all COVID-19 safety measures.




      Former Jefferson Airplane member and current Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen performs a free quarantine concert on YouTube at 5 pm Pacific time.

      Folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Caplan performs an online show on the opening night of the Chutzpah! Festival.

      American singer-songwriter Pete Yorn performs an acoustic livestreamed concert at 3 pm Pacific time.

      The Rogue Folk Club & The Mission Folk Music Festival present an online performance by Quebec folk quintet Le Vent du Nord at 5 pm Pacific time.



      Performance of do you want what I have got? a craiglist cantata, written by Veda Hille, Bill Richardson, and Amiel Gladstone, streamed live from the Cultch Historic Theatre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a digital stream of Buffoon, Anosh Irani’s one-person tragicomedy about a boy born of circus performers who grows up learning to clown and eventually becomes a “true buffoon”.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a digital stream of Ginna Hoben's one-woman play The Twelve Dates of Christmas, which puts a Sex and the City spin on the holiday season.

      Livestream of Mary Zimmerman's play The Secret in the Wings, which weaves together the dark mysteries of seven lesser-known folktales.



      The Chan Centre presents an online performance by Raven Chacon, musician from the Navajo Nation’s Fort Defiance who dips into colours and timbres from across the spectrum of sound.

      Chamber music trio Infinitus--composed of violist Anthony Cheung, cellist Alex Cheung, and violinist John “Adidam” Littlejohn--performs an online concert at 5 pm Pacific time.

      The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s annual Global Soundscapes Festival celebrates the intersection of Canadian cultures and world musical traditions with online performances.



      The Eastside Culture Crawl sees local artists opening their studios for roaming visitors as well as exhibiting their works online.



      Exhibition of Victor Vasarely's paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and multiples from the 1960s and ’70s at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Featuring over 300 works, The Vancouver Art Gallery's Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia examines the furniture, ceramics, textiles, fashion and jewellery that defined West Coast modern living in the mid-twentieth century.

      The Bill Reid Gallery celebrates the milestone centennial birthday of Bill Reid with an exhibition about his life and legacy, To Speak With a Golden Voice.

      Memorial for the lost pages at the Contemporary Art Gallery features moving and still images by late Pakistani artist Madiha Aijaz that examine everything from the linguistic histories embedded in public libraries to the decaying state of the famed Khyber Mail railway.

      Resurgence: Indigiqueer Identities at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is an exhibition curated by Jordana Luggi celebrating the work of four emerging artists and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people.

      Cake is an exhibition of realist paintings of everyday objects by Vancouver artist Ann Goldberg at the Pendulum Gallery.



      A Seat at the Table at the Museum of Vancouver explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in B.C. and their struggles for belonging.

      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.

      Acts of Resistance at the Museum of Vancouver showcases the artwork of seven indigenous artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose designs flew from the Iron Workers Memorial bridge on July 3, 2018. 

      The Eyes Have Walls at the West Vancouver Museum features small paintings and ceramic works by Nicole Ondre and Mina Totino that experiment with form and materials and blur distinctions between seemingly disparate disciplines.

      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.



      Children’s entertainer Fred Penner performs a free virtual concert at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, just in time for the 40th anniversary of “The Cat Came Back”.



      Lumière Vancouver brings seven light installations to two locations in the downtown Vancouver area.

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

      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.

      Science World features interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops.

      Granville Island in False Creek features a public market, artisan gift shops, studios, galleries, microbrewery tours, and is home to the Arts Club Theatre and Vancouver TheatreSports.

      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 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.

      Vancouver Lookout offers private, pre-booked tours where small groups can take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.

      West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse with viewpoint.

      Richmond's Steveston Village is an historic fishing village that's home to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Steveston Museum, the Steveston Tram, and London Heritage Farm.

      Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, skiing and snowboarding, a sliding zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.



      Afternoon screening at the Rio Theatre of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro as unhinged Vietnam vet Travis Bickle.

      Screenings at the Vancity Theatre of Mank, director David Fincher's 2020 portrayal of the creative tension between experienced screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) and the prodigious newcomer Orson Welles.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Federico Felllini's 1963 classic , starring Marcello Mastroianni stars as a famous filmmaker suffering from creative block.

      The Chan Centre presents digital offerings of Ridge, in which Brendan McLeod takes viewers back to the battle of Vimy Ridge via direct storytelling, verbatim theatre, and live music.


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