5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 8 – 14)

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

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Credit: Cheri Maracle as Pauline Johnson

1. Watch Paddle Song at the Firehall Arts Centre

November 9 to 21

Mohawk actor and singer Cheri Maracle stars in this dynamic one-woman musical that tells the story of Pauline Johnson, an Indigenous poet who made a name for herself in the late 1800s—when white men hogged the literary spotlight even more than they do now.

When: Tuesday November 9 to Sunday November 21
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
Cost: From $15
More Info: firehallartscentre.ca

Credit: FlyOver Canada

2. Fly Over Canada, er, the "Wild West"

Through December 5

FlyOver Canada is going decidedly off-brand with their newest “multi-sensory journey.” It’s a bird’s eye tour of the American Wild West—so you won’t be flying over Canada at all. The footage was shot by Dave Mossop of Whistler-based Sherpas Cinema, and includes scenes running with wild horses, soaring through the Grand Canyon and surfing giant waves. Cowabunga.

When: On now through Sunday December 5
Where: FlyOver Canada
Cost: From $23 for adults
More Info: flyovercanada.com

Credit: Circle Craft Market, Indigenous Nouveau

3. Go to Circle Craft’s Christmas Market

November 10 to 14

Ready or not, here Christmas comes! Just a few steps from the FlyOver Not Canada event is the Circle Craft Christmas Market, which brings 200 artisans to the Convention Centre. From cute cards to handpoured candles to traditional Métis beadwork (check out the work by Indigenous Nouveau, pictured above), you’ll get at least part of your shopping list checked off early.

When: Wednesday November 10 to Saturday November 13
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: $15 for adults
More Info: signatures.ca/circle-craft

Credit: Mary and Joel 2021 by Bronwyn McIvor

4. Catch the Eastside Culture Crawl

Novmeber 12 to 14 & 18 to 21

The Eastside Culture Crawl celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a hybrid event: think live studio tours from your favourite local artists, exhibitions in various venues and online artist talks. It’s a massive, multifaceted event this year—find more details here.

When: Friday November 12 to Sunday November 14 and Thursday November 18 to Sunday November 21
Where: Online and at various artists’ studios
Cost: Varies
More Info: culturecrawl.ca

Credit: Poppy Barley

5. Shop at Poppy Barley’s Pop-Up Inside Flax Home

November 11 to 14

Edmonton-based Poppy Barley is popping up at the brand-new Flax Home store this week. From Thursday to Sunday, the leather (and vegan leather) goods brand will be showing off their footwear, accessories and homewares—like the organizational set and zippered pouch pictured above.

When: Thursday November 11 to Sunday November 14
Where: Flax Home
More Info: shopflaxhome.com

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