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21 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (November 17-19)


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It’s back to the weekend, with no shortage of excitement.

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From concerts to pop-up shops, here are 21 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.


Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, November 17

Food | Feel The Vibe Jamaica Pop-Up Shop

Jamaica Pop-Up ShopExperience the flavours and sounds of Jamaica at the free Feel the Vibe Jamaica Pop-Up Shop this weekend from Thursday, November 16th – Sunday, November 19th, 2017. Taking place over four days in a Yaletown storefront, visitors will be invited to escape into a mini-Jamaica complete with a “beach” area for lounging.

Circus | Cirque du Soleil

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.

Art | Fight for Beauty

Fight for Beauty
Photo: Westbank Corp / Facebook

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.

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.

Exhibition | City on Edge

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) explores the history of our city’s street protests with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism. It’s a major, new photo-based exhibition on display until Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Art | Intangible

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast ArtFeaturing previously crafted, and never-before-seen creations, Intangible spotlights six trailblazing Coast Salish artists influenced by tradition as well as contemporary inspiration.

Sale | Winter Treasures Artisan Sale

The Port Moody Arts Centre is hosting their Winter Treasures Artisan Sale this holiday season until Thursday, December 21st, 2017. Sort through a collection of handcrafted gifts, art, jewellery, and fine crafts. Admission is free.

Crafts | Eastside Culture Crawl

Eastside Culture Crawl
Photo: Eastside Culture Crawl / Facebook

The 21st Edition of the Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver’s famous four-day celebration of visual arts, design, and crafts is back. It runs from Thursday, November 16th – Sunday, November 19th, 2017 in 500 + artists studios, homes, and garages throughout Vancouver’s Eastside. Boasting its largest line-up of artists, venues, and events to date, the “Crawl” will welcome more than 30,000 visitors to the Eastside. It’s the most densely populated community of artists across Canada.

Market | Christmas at Hycroft

Hycroft Manor is holding a Christmas market from Thursday, November 16th – Sunday, November 19th, 2017. There will be over 25 artisans selling handmade goods. Admission is $15.

Concert | Barenaked Ladies

The Great Canadian Songbook
Photo: Barenaked Ladies / Facebook

Barenaked Ladies land their Fake Nudes Canadian Tour in Vancouver for two shows on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Both shows take place at the Commodore Ballroom. Moreover, doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. The tour celebrates the release of their fifteenth studio album, Fake Nudes, on November 17th, 2017.

Market | West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace

See 200+ exhibitors, live music, unique handcrafted gifts, gourmet goodies, ugly sweater contest, and much more at the West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace. It takes place at the Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre from Friday, November 17th – Sunday, November 19th, 2017. Tickets start at $7.


Saturday, November 18

Santa | Photos With Santa

Central City

Ho-Ho-Ho! Capture your holiday memories and get a festive photo taken with Santa at Central City. Photos with Santa are offered from Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at Santa Land, on the south side of the centre near Tim Hortons. All kids that visit Santa will receive a free activity book, hat, and candy cane (while quantities last).

Crafts | Holiday Family-Fun-Fest

Families are invited to come to Central City this weekend on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 for the centre’s Holiday Family-Fun-Fest. Enjoy festive fun activities such crafts, games, story-time, and much more. Admission is free.

Fundraiser | Mo’Hacks

Most known for its work raising funds and awareness in the fight against cancer, the Movember Foundation expanded its mission in 2012 to offer support for mental health issues and suicide prevention. Red Academy is hosting an event to further address these issues this weekend on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

Art | The Polygon Gallery

The Polygon Gallery
Photo: The Polygon Gallery / Facebook

Nearly 30-years in the making, The Polygon Gallery – formerly the Presentation House Gallery – will open its doors on North Vancouver’s waterfront at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue this weekend on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Designed by BC’s Patkau Architects, the $20 million, 25,000-square-foot cultural facility will be the largest, photography-focused gallery in Western Canada.

Charity | Pacific Yacht Charters 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Open House

The 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Open House takes place this weekend on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Jump aboard this yacht and celebrate the Christmas season.

Christmas | Highstreet Holiday Show and Tree Lighting


The 5th annual Highstreet Holiday Show and Tree Lighting takes place in Abbotsford this weekend. From 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., you’ll see a 65 foot Christmas tree get put up.

Hockey | Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks host the St. Louis Blues this weekend at Rogers Arena. Tickets starta at $60.

Movie | Jurassic Park

Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the soundtrack of Jurassic Park this weekend on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th, 2017. Moreover, the movie will be playing on the big screen at the same time.


Sunday, November 19

Fair | Ridgeway Holiday Craft Fair

Vancouver Charity Craft FairThe Ridgeway Holiday Craft Fair returns this weekend on Sunday, November 19th, 2017. It will feature over 35 local artisans and small businesses offering their wares. Admission is free.

Music | Vancouver Vinyl Record Show

The Vancouver Vinyl Record Show takes place this weekend on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be tons of tables with different vendors selling Vinyl Records 45’s, 33’s, 78’s, CD’s, and Rock n Roll/Music Memorabilia. It will be held at Heritage Hall and admission is $4.

Upcoming Events

November 22 | Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza – home of the Olympic Cauldron from Wednesday, November 22nd – Sunday, December 24th, 2017. If you circle this event every year, you’ll notice it’s even better now in the festival’s 8th year. The city’s signature yuletide celebration offers its largest festivities to date. It will feature more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures.

November 23 | Christmas at Canada Place

The 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place event returns from Thursday, November 23rd – Sunday, December 31st, 2017. Presented by the Port of Vancouver, the public is invited to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Christmas Trees.

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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