5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 16-22)

1. Vancouver Podcast Festival

November 18 to 22

The Vancouver Podcast Festival lives on virtually, and this year’s lineup has something for everyone: think cultural drama, secret CIA experiments, workshops, and politics. On November 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sandy Hudson and Nora Loreto (of Sandy and Nora Talk Politics) will be chatting about the impact of—you guessed it—the U.S. election here at home.

When: Wednesday November 18 to Sunday November 22
Where: Online
More Info: vanpodfest.ca

2. do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata

November 19 to 22

This livestreamed show is exactly what it sounds like: Craigslist personal ads set to music. If you’ve taken a look at the personals, you know they’re full of quirky characters—and if you haven’t given that section a look-see, you’re a liar. Look forward to songs like ‘300 Stuffed Penguins,’ ‘Chili Eating Buddy,’ and ‘Decapitated Dolls.’

When: Thursday November 19 to Sunday November 22
Where: Online
More Info: thecultch.ca

3. A Seat at the Table

Opens November 19

The Museum of Vancouver’s newest feature exhibition focuses on Chinese immigration and BC, and it’s full of personal stories from both the past and the present. The exhibition uses food and restaurant culture as an entry point—sounds delicious, but the restaurant industry also reveals much of the impact of racial discrimination on Chinese Canadians. Food for thought.

When: Monday November 1 to Sunday December 27
Where: Museum of Vancouver
More Info: museumofvancouver.ca

4. Lights of Hope

Illuminating November 19

You know the ones! St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope are making downtown a little brighter this Thursday. The 4,000 feet of lights marks the beginning of the hospital’s annual fundraising campaign. There’s a virtual event at 6:00 p.m. with musical performances by Treble 5 Music and the Vancouver Bach Choir (and of course, an early visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus)—and you can walk by or donate anytime.

When: Starting at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19
Where: St. Paul’s Hospital
More Info: lightsofhope.helpstpauls.com

5. Chutzpah! Festival

November 21 to 28

2020 marks the 20th annual Chutzpah! Festival, and they’re serving up a healthy (virtual) heap of comedy, music, theatre and dance to keep your calendar full. Opening the festival from straight out of Ottawa is Ben Caplan, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who’s been pulling off quarantine hair since before it was mainstream—that’s not a dig, we love it.

When: Saturday November 21 to Saturday November 28
Where: Online and in-person
More Info: chutzpahfestival.com