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21 Metro Vancouver Events To Take On This Weekend (November 16-18)

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Photo: Lights of Hope

Your short week is about to become the weekend.

From fireworks to Christmas markets, here are 21 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, November 16

St. Paul’s Lights Of Hope

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Photo: Lights of Hope

About: 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!
Cost: By donation
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Free Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga Vancouver
Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: Mat Collective has decided to continue their free outdoor yoga classes during the fall season this year.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

West Coast Christmas Show

About: This event showcases a wide range of handmade and commercial goods for all your holiday shopping needs.
Cost: $9
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Curious Imaginings

About: This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.
Cost: $11 – $35
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bacio Rosso

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Photo: Bacio Rosso / Facebook

About: Bacio Rosso is an intimate, fully immersive evening of cirque, comedy and cuisine. It’ll be in Vancouver for a string of shows at Queen Elizabeth Park starting Thursday, November 1st, 2018.
Cost: Starting at $109
Time: 6:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

The Enemy

About: Set in a small town in British Columbia, The Enemy is a contemporary interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Dr. Stockman, played by Jenn Griffin, becomes a pariah when her discovery of pollution in the local Healthy Springs Spa and Water Park threatens the town’s tourism industry and economic well-being.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Andre Nickatina

About: San Francisco rapper Andre Nickatina performs at the Harbour Event Centre.
Cost: $40
Time: 10:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 17

European Christmas Festival

European Christmas Festival

About: You’ll come across cultural booths, ethnic food vendors, a market place, dance performances, kids activities and more.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ghostly Gastown Tour

About: This tour is perfect for those who crave a deeper look into the history of Gastown and anyone that has a thirst for the supernatural.
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Ghostly New Westminster Tour

About: Come out to New Westminster for a spine-tingling journey through history and the paranormal.
Cost: $20
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Highstreet Holiday Show & Tree Lighting

Highstreet Holiday Show
Photo: @highstreetfv / Instagram

About: This event will include the lighting of a magical 65 ft. Christmas tree and an exciting visit from Santa Claus!
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Family-Fun-Fest

About: There will be free holiday fun including crafts, games, story-time, face-painting, balloon twisting, music, prizes and more!
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pecha Kucha

About: Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, PechaKucha Night began as a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment.
Cost: $10
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Onesie Bar Crawl

Onesie Bar Crawl
Photo: We Love Pub Crawls / Facebook

About: Themed DJ parties will fill your night with music from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and even a neon party to look forward to!
Cost: $20 – $35
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

About: This event celebrates the beauty and biodiversity of the Fraser River Valley by honouring the majestic Bald Eagle and the Cycle of the Salmon.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vintage Swing

About: The evening features Company B Jazz Band, one of Vancouver’s best Swing jazz bands with a harmonizing female vocal trio in vintage style, ala the Andrew Sisters!
Cost: $15 – $25
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Sunday, November 18

Tri-Cities Collective Christmas Market

Winter Market

About: Sip, shop and support local this holiday season!
Cost: $3 – $10
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kevin Max

About: Kevin will perform songs from his new solo record AWOL and feature hits from years past. Joining Kevin will be Canadian gospel pop sensation Jordan St. Cyr.
Cost: $30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.


Upcoming Events

November 23 | Vancouver Italian Christmas Market

Once you arrive, visitors will experience one of the world’s most unique cultures. There will be a variety of vendors selling Italian products, local food and crafts.

November 23 | Peak Of Christmas

Feel the enchantment and radiance of twinkling lights, the calm echo of the snow, the warmth of Santa’s smile as he greets you in his workshop and the joy of witnessing real reindeer.

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