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21 Metro Vancouver Events To Take On This Long Weekend (November 9-12)

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We won’t argue with an extra day off.

From lantern festivals to Remembrance Day ceremonies, here are 21 Metro Vancouver events to check out this long weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Long Weekend

Friday, November 9

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.

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.

Bear Creek Park Light Festival

About: 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.

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 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: Multiple projection screens that span the width of the stage resurrect the subconscious of the seemingly lifeless, and limbless, soldier who lies in wait in a hospital bed while his nurse stands vigil at his side.
Cost: $10 – $51
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Vancouver Podcast Festival

About: Presented by DOXA, the festival features three days of panels, workshops and live podcast tapings with a focus on “True Crime, True Justice,” plus a special event from the creators of This is That, This Sounds Serious, and Stop Podcasting Yourself.
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Scream Like Goku

Scream Like Goku
Photo: Goku / Facebook

About: According to the event’s Facebook page, the scream-off will begin at 4:19 p.m. and the goal is to “scream for a minute straight”.
Cost: Free
Time: 4:19 p.m.

Crooked Colours

About: Electronic-music trio Crooked Colours performs at Fortune Sound Club.
Cost: $17.50
Time: 9:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 10

Ghostly Gastown Tour

Ghostly Gastown Tour
Photo: Ghostly Vancouver Tours

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.

Martin Kerr

About: Martin Kerr will be performing at St. James Hall.
Cost: $12 – $24
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Hype City

Hype CityAbout: 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.
Cost: $25
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 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: Starting at 420
Time: Various

Cloverdale Antique & Collectible Show

About: This event will showcase vintage glassware to records, home decor, toys to advertising and much more!
Cost: $5
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Poland’s Independence Party

About: This dance party will celebrate Poland’s independence.
Cost: $10
Time: 8:00 p.m.


Sunday, November 11

Remembrance Day Service and Concert

Remembrance DayAbout: Come pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom and join everyone as they promote peace.
Cost: By donation
Time: 10:30 a.m.

UBC Remembrance Day Ceremony

About: The Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC will include short readings, remarks from special guests and musical performances by the UBC Opera Ensemble.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:45 a.m.

Free Remembrance Day Brunch Buffet

About: Grand Villa Burnaby and Starlight Casino New Westminster are hosting a special brunch at The Buffet where all serving and retired armed forces personnel are invited to dine for free as a small way of saying thank you.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at both Starlight Casino in New Westminster, and Grand Villa in Burnaby.


Upcoming Events

November 15 | Museum After Dark: Dinosaurs

From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., you’ll get to wander the permanent exhibit galleries, listen to live music and chat with new friends over drinks.

November 16 | St. Paul’s Lights Of Hope

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!

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