5 Indoor Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (Nov. 5-11)

The weather might be miserable, but you don’t have to be.  

(Photo Credit: EAT Vancouver.)

Chow Down

November 5-10

Satisfy your tummy and taste buds at the EAT Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival. Organizers of this delicious event are bringing it for the 16th year, with some of Canada’s best chefs, chocolatiers, and culinary leaders. Eat your way through expert classes (like this turducken one), fancy-pants dinners and the desserts that dreams are made of. We might have to bring out the holiday pants early this year. When: Monday, November 5 – Saturday November 10 Where: various locations Cost: from $75 More Info: eat-vancouver.com   (Photo Credit: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.)

Waste Not

November 7

Not only is plastic wrap super bad for the environment, it also does that thing where it gets all twisted and stuck to itself and you want to scream. Learn how make your own eco-friendly and non-infuriating substitute at the Zero Waste Kitchen & DIY Beeswax Wraps workshop.  Certified Master Recycler Rashmi will teach participants how to do package-free grocery shopping, reduce waste in the kitchen, and make and take home  DIY beeswax wraps. When: Wednesday, November 8 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Where: Britannia Community Centre Cost: $10 More Info: facebook.com   (Photo Credit: Art X Craft Vancouver.)

Tie Up

November 8

If you’re into beer, bondage, or both (you do you) you’re going to want to investigate Art X Craft: Shibari. Shibari is an artful type of bondage that originated in Japan. Event attendees will be able to witness shibari demonstrations and performance by internationally respected bondage educator George Barkas while sipping on hoppy creations from Thomas Batty of Coal Harbour Brewing Company. Admission includes two beers and a super weird answer to “What were you up to last night?” When: Thursday, November 8 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: Beaumont Studios Cost: $26 More Info: eventbrite.com     (Photo Credit: Vancouver Podcast Festival.)

Listen In

November 8-10

Is this thing on? Check out our city’s first celebration of aural stories at the Vancouver Podcast Festival. This five-day long event features panels, hands-on workshops, and live podcast presentations inspired by the theme “True Crime, True Justice.” Highlights include the Fiction Podcast Tricks, Hacks, and Fakery masterclass led by CBC This is That producer Chris Kelly and the DOXA Documentary Smackdown, where audio documentary and documentary cinema duke it out for the audience’s love. When: Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, November 10 Where: Vancouver Public Library and various other locations Cost: Panels free, workshops from $25 More Info: vanpodfest.ca   (Photo Credit: Pedro Meza.)

Cheer On

November 10 – December 1

Applaud a contemporary take on a classic play in Donna Spencer’s The Enemy. This show adapts Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People to modern times and local places – specifically, in small-town BC.  In the adaptation, a female Dr. Stockman fights to bring to light her town’s pollutive tendencies despite threatening implications for the tourism industry. Sit back and watch the spotlight shine on political extremism, corruption, and environmental activism. When: Saturday, November 10 – Saturday, December 1 Where: Firehall Arts Centre Cost: From $20 More Info: firehallartscentre.ca