5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 6-12)

An experimental art exhibit, a holiday craft fair and an Indigenous-led skateboard festival.

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.

1. Ramp up Your Weekend at the 7 Gen Skate Festival

November 11-12

If you have ever thought to yourself in earnest, “sk8 is lyfe,” then I strongly suggest you check out the PNE Forum this Saturday and Sunday for the 7 Gen Skate Festival. It’s a jam-packed weekend that includes an Am Contest (with Men’s and Women’s divisions) a Pro Contest and bonus events (including best tricks, long jump and more), a Saturday night concert, a market, food trucks, and Indigenous-led events including opening/closing ceremonies, blessings and performances. It’s a fun way to connect with the skateboard community (or with your stepson, Kyle.)

WhenNovember 11-12
Where: PNE Forum
From $49
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2. Join the Feast and Celebrate Female Empowerment at Yes Shef

November 6

Love food and female empowerment? (The only acceptable answer: duh, yes!) This Monday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, the folks at WORTH Association (Women of Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality) are bringing back the fem-forward feast fest, Yes Shef—a culinary celebration of women in Vancouver’s food and beverage industry. Come enjoy tasting stations crafted by female-led teams (of top BC chefs and student apprentices from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts) each responsible for a signature dish. Plus, performances (DJ Pri and the vintage vocal group The Dimes), an award presentation and a silent auction—oh, and let’s not forget wine and cocktails!

WhenNovember 6
Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim
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(pictured) Art by Hannah Darabi

3. Take in Some History Unhinged Art at The Polygon Gallery’s New Exhibit From Slander’s Brand

November 10-February 4

It’s art, history and a dash of rebellion! The Polygon Gallery’s From Slander’s Brand brings three artists together (Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori, and Vancouver’s own Ron Terada) for an exhibit that turns the chaos of history into a visual feast, with a side of cheeky defiance. Come to the special opening night November 9th and get inspired by art that explores history, but not as you know it!

WhenNovember 10- February 4
Where: The Polygone Gallery
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4. Get all Your Christmas Shopping Done at the 2023 Circle Craft Holiday Market

November 8-12

This isn’t just your grandma’s craft market—the 2023 Craft Circle Fair has it all (everything from reclaimed jewellery made from recycled skateboards to traditional french pralines). Get a jump on that Christmas shopping with gifts that are local, thoughtful, sustainable and quirkier than a 2010s Zooey Deschanel character.

WhenNovember 8-12
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
From $16 (50% off after 5 p.m. on weekdays)
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Accumulation. Photo credit: Yasuhiro Okada

5. Be Dazzled by the Eco-Conscious Dance Performance Accumulation

November 9-11

Enjoy some dance with a side of environmental consciousness with Accumulation: Co.ERASGA’s latest performance that intertwines movement, sculpture and sound in a profound exploration of our ecological footprint. Don’t know what that means? Come find out (I dare you!)

WhenNovember 9-11
Where: Performance Works
From $30
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