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Read on for this week's lineup.
1. Tacofino's Nacho Average November
November 16 to 23
A terrible pun, but game recognizes game. And this one-week nacho event looks delicious—the menu takeover includes Thai spicy pork nachos, flaming hot nachos, vegan chorizo nachos, Tacofino's classic nachos and tater tot nachos (tater totchos). Bring a friend you don't mind touching all your food.
2. Spanish Tapas, Dessert and Drinks at Odd Society
November 18 & 19
The Dessert Club's founder and chef, Sam Shem, is taking diners on a trip to Mexico and Spain in this new pop-up series, and East Van's Odd Society Spirits is the first host. There's an awesome selection of tapas and desserts (think Albondigas—Spanish meatballs in tomato sauce—and dark chocolate mousse) and some epic drinks on the menu, like the Sour Al Pastor pictured above. It's the cocktail version of a taco al pastor.
3. Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol
November 18 to January 22
This adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol features original songs from Dolly Parton (so you can bet the show is charming as hell). The classic tale is set in Tennessee during the Great Depression era.
4. Cats in Drums at the Polygon
November 20 to February 13
When Vancouver photographer Steven Shearer exhibited at the Capture Photography fest earlier this year, some of the images were taken down in less than 48 hours due to public complaints (some folks are apparently not OK with photos of people sleeping). Well, the Polygon is spotlighting some of Shearer's less controversial work (like this cat in a drum) in the artist's first major show in over a decade.
5. The Vancouver Podcast Festival
The fourth annual Vancouver Podcast Festival is virtual this year—which is kind of the way we're used to experiencing podcasts, right? There's masterclasses in starting a podcast in a pandemic and building an audience for your indie podcast, plus panels on climate change and the ever-changing world of podcasting.
When: Sunday November 20
Cost: $25 for a festival pass
More Info: vanpodfest.ca