5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 13-19)

Check out the Eastside Arts Culture Crawl, a human library celebrating Asian stories and a play penned by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

Photo credit: Sarah Cherin

1. The World Premiere of Tragedy, Slander, & Wine

November 13-19

Looking to add some scandal to your week? Making its big stage debut, Tragedy, Slander, & Wine blends live theatre with film in a true-crime mockumentary-style play that takes you on a wild ride of media madness and conspiracy in a small BC town. Finally, some drama that has nothing to do with you!

When: November 13-19
Where: The Nest
From $20
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Still from Shaped by Wild featured at the VIMFF

2. Get Inspired at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festivals Fall Series

November 14-19

In theatres from Tuesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 19 (and online until December 10), the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival gives you access to 25 of the year’s best mountain films, including world premieres and inspiring guest speakers. Whether in-person at Centennial and Rio Theatres or online, it’s a must-see for adventure enthusiasts!

When: November 14-19
Where: Centennial and Rio Theatres
From $28
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3. Enjoy Theatre and Live Music With Cowboy Mouth

November 15-19

Penned by the legendary Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, Cowboy Mouth merges Americana and surrealism as Cavale and Slim chase rock dreams in a bygone New Mexico. Think Waiting for Godot with a rock twist. Each show ends with a live act, featuring local talents across rock, jazz and more. Tickets include drinks and there will be snacks available and some live music after the show.

When: November 15-19
Where: Waterfront Theatre
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Eastside Culture Crawl 2022 (Pictured). Photo Credit: Joshua Wright

4. Connect With Artists at the 27th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

November 16-19

It’s back! The annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival returns with 450 registered artists (60 of them are making their crawl debut!). There’s a multi-gallery, juried preview exhibition, artist talks, demos and workshops and open studio visits—come immerse yourself in the arts community while contemplating taking up collaging again.

When: November 16-19
Where: Various Eastside locations
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5. Check Out Some Human Stories at Zee Zee Theatre’s Annual Storytelling Experience

November 18 and 19

Swap books for real-life tales at Zee Zee Theatre’s event, spotlighting the Queer Asian narrative on November 18, 19, 25 and 26 at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central location! Engage with storytellers, dismantle stereotypes and foster empathy in 20-minute heart-to-hearts (and with zero library fines!)

When: November 18 and 19
Where: Vancouver Public Library
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