5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 14-20)

A photography exhibit, a faux floral arrangement workshop and an Indigenous dance performance.

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.

Credit: BC Achievement Award


1. Art Exhibition Showcasing the 2022 First Nations Art and Applied Art and Design Award Winners

November 14-18

Come be inspired by award-winning art at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre all week long. Presented by BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF), the 2022 Recipients of the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art and the Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art and Design winners are taking over the Exhibition Hall and turning it into their very own art gallery to share some of their best work with the community. It’s all free to wander and enjoy the exhibit, but you can reserve a spot in advance, just in case. 

When: November 14-18
Where: Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Cost: Free
More Info: bcachievement.com

Credit: denisogrinc.com


2. Denis Gutiérrez-Ogrinc: Long Distance at the East Side Culture Crawl

November 17-20

It’s that time of year again (and, no, I don’t mean the holidays, despite what department store playlists suggest): Iit’s the Eastside Culture Crawl— the annual visual-art open-studio festival that takes place every November. This year photographer Denis Gutiérrez-Orginc is making his Crawl debut with a solo photo gallery exhibition of recent work. Predominantly working in street photography, Long Distance presents a series of images made along the coasts and mountains of Sicily. 

When: November 17-20
Where: 1220 East Pender (Suite 206)
Cost: Free
More Info: culturecrawl.ca

Credit: Faux Floral Design

3. In Full Bloom: Wine and Design Workshop

November 17

Where my budding floral designers at? Come learn inside tips on how to spruce up your home for the fall and create your very own festive artificial arrangement at a Wine and Design Workshop hosted by Faux Floral Design. Tap into your creative side with this hands-on workshop that also includes wine and savoury canapés.. The best part? Your beautiful arrangement will last for years to come (and you don’t have to change the water).

When: November 17
Where: Faux Floral Shop
Cost: $150 (tickets are limited; email ashleyfauxfloral@gmail.com to reserve a spot)
More Info: fauxfloral.ca

Credit: Sandy Ward @sutik.maqa7


4. First Nations Adventure Films at VIMFF 

November 18

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast or enjoy a good niche film festival, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) awaits. Off-screen, catch Lil’wat snowboarder Sandy Ward at Snowsports 2 Show on November 18, discussing her experience being Indigenous in the snow-sports industry; the following day, dive into the story of First Nations adventurer Myia Antone (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), the subject of a short film, Inseparable: Myia, which will enjoy its world premiere at the Centennial Theatre. Both Ward and Antone are founders of Indigenous Life Sport Academy and Indigenous Women Outdoors.

When: November 18
Where: Kay Meek Theatre
Cost: $27
More Info: VIMFF Fall Series 2022 Shows


Credit: Anvil Theatre


5. Celebrate Spirit and Tradition with the Dancers of Damelahamid 

November 18-19

New Westminster’s Anvil Theatre presents Spirit and Tradition as performed by the Dancers of Damelahamid, an Indigenous dance company from BC’s Northwest Coast. Spirit and Tradition is a visual and sound experience that includes projected imagery, soundscape, and Coastal Indigenous masked dance to immerse audiences in the rich and diverse ecosystem of the mountains, rivers, and ocean of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Spirit and Tradition’s key themes are reciprocity and ecological sustainability, conveying important teachings on balance, interconnectedness, and community through dramatic dance and intricate masks and regalia. Check out a performance trailer here.

When: November 18-19
Where: Anvil Theatre
Cost: From $18
More Info: anviltheatre.ca