25 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Long Weekend (November 10-13)

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You’ve made it to the weekend.

There’s plenty of events taking place this Remembrance Day Long Weekend to get you outside.

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From fan expos to dancing, here are 25 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, November 11

Anime | Fan Expo

Fan Expo Vancouver

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FAN EXPO 2017 returns to Vancouver this week from Friday, November 10th to Sunday, November 12th, 2017. It runs from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the final day. Similar to Comic-Con, FAN EXPO is a three-day event that allows fans of all sorts to nerd out together. There will be over 30,000 people in attendance with more than 500 vendors on site at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Sale | TOMS Warehouse Sale

A giant TOMS warehouse sale is coming to Richmond this weekend from Friday, November 10th – Monday, November 13th, 2017 The event takes place at the Richmond Olympic Oval, and TOMS is letting you save up to 70% off on more than 30,000 pairs. Admission is free.

Show | John Mulaney

Emmy Award-winning writer and standup comedian John Mulaney performs three shows in Vancouver this week on Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets are $39.50.

Food | EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

EAT! Vancouver

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The EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival returns from Monday, November 6th – Saturday, November 11th, 2017. It features culinary collaboration from award-winning chefs across Canada with local thought-leading chefs. Guests will take in events such as EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry, and EAT! Expert Classes. Tickets start at $65.

Movie | Night of the Living Dead

See George E. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead at The Cinematheque this weekend on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th.

Music | Marek Napiorkowski Jazz Trio

The Marek Napiorkowski jazz trio play at Norman Rothstein Theatre this weekend. Tickets start at $35.

Market | Circle Craft Christmas Market

Maan FarmsHeld at the Vancouver Convention Centre, come face to face with fine BC and Canadian artisans this week. Check out wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewellery designers, toy-makers, and much more. Tickets are available for purchase at their Granville Island store and online. Save $2 off full-price tickets when you buy online or in-store before Thursday, November 8th, 2017.

Art | Intangible

Featuring previously crafted, and never-before-seen creations, Intangible spotlights six trailblazing Coast Salish artists influenced by tradition as well as contemporary inspiration. It’s on display until Sunday, December 10th, 2017.

Circus | Cirque du Soleil

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Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop. Moreover, the realm is in the 19th century, leading audiences to completely change their perception of reality. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. The show stays in Vancouver until Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

Exhibition | City on Edge

The project features over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s. It also highlights the archives of the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. These photos capture emotionally raw and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. It will be on display until Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Attraction | Soar over America at FlyOver Canada

Have you ever wanted to fly over America? Soar more than 10,000 miles across some of the United States’ most unique and iconic landscapes including Hawaii, Alaska, New York and more. This special opportunity runs from Thursday, November 2nd – Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017. Tickets start at $17.

Art | Fight for Beauty

Fight for Beauty

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Westbank has evolved into a cultural practice and this exhibition offers a glimpse into a new and interesting part of our world. In ‘Fight For Beauty’, they attempt to encapsulate the architecture, artistry, design, fashion and city-building initiatives that have come to define their practice. It will be on display until Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Fight For Beauty presents public art projects undertaken with world-class creatives.

Performance | Missing

City Opera Vancouver with Pacific Opera Victoria presents the world premiere of Missing, November 3rd, 7th, 9th and 11th, 2017. With libretto by distinguished First Nations playwright Marie Clements, Missing addresses the national crisis and devastation of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. Set between Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and BC’s notorious Highway of Tears, this deeply-moving drama follows the fate of two young women, one Indigenous and one not, whose lives become tragically intertwined.

Saturday, November 11

Ceremony | Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC

Remembrance Day Road Closures In Metro Vancouver, By City - Remembrance Day Ceremonies metro Vancouver 604This year’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony at UBC will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 in the War Memorial Gym. It begins at 10:45 a.m. and admission is free.

Concert | Remembrance Day Concert

The St. John’s Vancouver choir will be performing at the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church this weekend on Saturday, November 11th, 2017. Admission is free.

Dance | SnowBall Classic

SnowBall Classic 2017 takes place at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th. It is one of North America’s most prestigious dance competitions, showcasing ballroom dancing. Tickets start at $20.

Laughs | Tinder Tales ALL STARS

Seven of the funniest storytellers and performers share their most epic online dating and romance fails. It takes place this weekend at the Fox Cabaret and tickets start at $10.

Sunday, November 12

Talks | TEDxVancouver

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Photo: TEDxVancouver / Facebook

TEDxVancouver is returning for another thought-provoking and exciting year on Sunday, November 12th, 2017. The venue for TEDxVancouver 2017 is Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. Moreover, organizers are doing something new this year, hosting live stream events at exclusive locations. Microsoft, Hootsuite, and Vancouver Film School will have a live stream set up at each place.

Inspiration | TEDxSFU

TEDxSFU 2017 encourages community members this weekend to shift their filter, take on an objective lens, and step outside the bounds of habitual action. It takes place at Granville Island Stage.

Music | Little Big Band

It’s not every day that you have 14 highly respected and sought after musicians together on one stage, all led by Vancouver’s very own jazz impresario Cory Weeds.You can witness this at The ACT Arts Centre this weekend on Sunday, November 12th, 2017.

Market | Cannery Farmers Market

The Cannery Farmers Market returns to Steveston from October to April, inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. It’s open this weekend on Sunday, November 12th.

Bargains | 21st Century Flea Market

New WestminsterThe 21st Century Flea Market comes to the Croatian Cultural Centre this weekend. Taking place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., sort through 175 tables of bargains.

Sale | The East Van Garage Sale

The East Van Garage Sale is happening this weekend on Sunday, November 12th, 2017. Discover vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares, oddities, records, knick knacks, books, and much more.

Monday, November 13

Dance | Army of Sass Burnaby Free Class

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To kick off their winter registration, come take a class this weekend at no cost to you. No experience is required to attend this event.

Family | Holiday Family Fun

Sunset Community Centre is hosting a fun day of family activities this weekend on Monday, November 13th, 2017. They will have a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, games, and more.

Upcoming Events

November 16 | St. Paul’s Lights of Hope

Lights of Hope, St. Paul’s Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign for the hospital’s greatest needs, is celebrating 20 years of giving this holiday season. It takes place on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Not to mention, the launch of the fundraising campaign will be celebrated with fireworks and St. Paul’s Hospital’s iconic lighting display. Burrard Street will be illuminated with over 100,000 sparkling light bulbs.

November 21 | Kid Cudi

Cleveland native and American recording artist Kid Cudi is set to return to Vancouver on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. Cudi will be performing at the PNE Forum. Moreover, the show will begin at 9:00 p.m.

November 23 | Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights is taking place from Thursday, November 23rd – Sunday, January 28th, 2018. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are being transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.

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