29 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (November 2-4)

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29 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (November 2-4)

Hello November!

From dazzling lantern festivals to Christmas markets, here are 29 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, November 2

Harvest Glow

Harvest GlowAbout: This massive harvest-themed, indoor light festival will bring together loved ones to laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. The festival will feature an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, food trucks and drinks, a mystery corn maze and much more!
Cost: $8.99 – $39.99
Time: Various

Shigeru Ban

About: Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

About: The Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze serves up over 5 acres of pure terror, consisting of scares that play on your senses like never before.
Cost: $20 – $30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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.

Vancouver International Lantern Festival

About: Hosted by the Canadian Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, the festival is described as a “large-scale cultural event”.
Cost: $12 – $79.95
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 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.

Mattie Gunterman

About: Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Cost: Free – $24
Time: 10:00 a.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.

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.

Culture at the Centre

About: Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Cost: Free with museum admission
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.

The Rocky Horror Show

About: Join the clean-cut sweethearts Brad and Janet, who are on the way to visit an old college professor, as they run into car trouble on a dark and stormy night.
Cost: Starting at $39.
Time: 7:30 p.m.


About: From the company that brought us 2015’s hit A Simple Space, Backbone (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured.
Cost: $30 – $69
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Vancouver Canucks Diwali Night

Diwali Night

Photo: South Asian Arts Society / Facebook

About: According to a statement on the Canucks website, “popular activities in the South Asian culture will be featured throughout the evening including diyas painting, henna stations, and Rangoli artwork demonstrations on the concourse”.
Time: Throughout the evening

Vintage Barn Market

About: Hosted at The Chilliwack Heritage Park, you won’t want to miss out on over 120+ amazing curators and their coveted belongings for sale.
Cost: $5
Time: Various

The Piano Teacher

About: Erin, a concert pianist, hasn’t touched a piano since her husband died. As Elaine, a piano teacher, gently reacquainted Erin with her instrument, other life changes follow.
Cost: $29 – $49
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Lumière Festival


Photo: Lumiere Vancouver / Facebook

About: A series of interactive art installations will once again light up three iconic Vancouver sites this holiday season
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

About: This event showcases brews from over 40 craft breweries and 8-10 local restaurants and caterers.
Cost: Starting at $49
Time: Various

Saturday, November 3

Vancouver Tea Festival

Vancouver Tea FestivalAbout: In just a few short years, the Vancouver Tea Festival (VTF) has become the largest and best attended of its kind in Western Canada. Visitors can expect a retail marketplace, presentations and tastings galore. You’ll discover a vast variety of teas to suit all tastes and budgets.
Cost: $4.95 – $43.95
Time: Various

Sasha Starcevich

About: Sasha has performed around the world in places, such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Windsor Castle.
Cost: Starting at $8
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fraser Valley Wine Festival

Fraser Valley Wine Festival

Photo: Tourism Langley

About: You’ll get to treat yourself to an evening that brings excellent value, while you enjoy sampling the extensive variety of wines.
Cost: $55
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 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.



Photo: The Come Up Show/Flickr

About: Drizzy will take to the stage at Rogers Arena on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th for one of the city’s most anticipated concerts of 2018. Joining Drake will be special guests and “Walk It Talk It” collaborators Migos
Cost: Tickets starting from $81
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Brian Doerksen

About: Brian’s songs, including ‘Come Now is the Time to Worship’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, ‘Hope Of The Nations’ and ‘The River,’ are known and sung internationally.
Cost: $25
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 4

Bear Creek Park Light Festival

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Photo: City of Surrey

About: From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., the trails and the trees will be illuminated by dazzling lights. You’ll get to walk through an enchanted forest experience that is said to be like nothing you’ve seen before.
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Vancouver Undie Run

About: The 2km run through the streets of Vancouver will be looking to raise funds for The Movember Foundation.
Cost: $20 – $50
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Japan Market Christmas Fair

Japan Market Christmas Fair

About: Visitors will find unique Japanese crafts, food (packaged only), and Japanese hospitality.
Cost: By donation
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Winter Market

About: It’ll feature local and unique vendors, such as artisan crafts, bath and body products, baked goods, jewelry, children’s items and more!
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

November 8 | Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake will perform at Rogers Arena on Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th, 2018.

November 10 | Hype City

There will be over 2000 guests you can network with and 50+ premium tables to make your way through.

A bunch of new features have been added, with one of them being the HypeCity trading pit. This is where you can see what heat your community has to offer.

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