5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 9-15)

1. Get Bong Joon-ho’d

November 9

You know Bong Joon-ho from Parasite, but here’s a chance to get familiar with his earlier work. Tonight, the Rio is screening Memories of Murder remastered, Joon-ho’s 2003 crime drama. When you get home and can’t sleep, you can binge the rest of his films.

When: Monday November 1 to Sunday December 27
Where: Rio Theatre
More Info: riotheatre.ca

2. Hear Global Soundscapes

November 12

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra has swiftly moved their Global Soundscapes Festival online, with several online virtuoso performances released every Thursday in November. Last week four online shows launched, including local musician Anthony McNab Favel’s stylings on the kiskosi, an Indigenous flute. There’s four more premiering this Thursday, so you can throw your own personal concert.

When: New shows released on Thursdays
Where: Online 
More Info: vi-co.org

3. Crawl Eastside Culture

November 12 to 15 and 19 to 22

Take a (distanced) peek inside artist’s studios or binge online events at this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl. There are over 250 artists participating and plenty of diverse works to choose from (and you can learn more about Kayan Hamadeh, the artist who painted the above work, here). Support local artists and take a healthy visual break from your Twitter feed.

When: Thursday to Sunday this week and next
Where: Online and at select East side venues
More Info: culturecrawl.ca

4. Watch The Amaryllis

November 12 to 22

The Amaryllis is a comedy, but there’s darker bits that will ring especially true during these grand old unprecedented times. The show tackles the issues with isolation and the fear of going outdoors (sound familiar?) through a touching tale of two quirky siblings. Seating is limited and COVID-19 safety protocols are in place—you can read more about them here.

When: Thursday November 12 to Sunday November 22
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
More Info: firehallartscentre.ca

5. Try Truffles

Through November 30

Cibo Trattoria is providing us with a pretty tempting dinner to treat ourselves (so long as truffles are your thing). Their truffle prix-fixe menu includes Risotto Bianco served with shaved white Alba truffle and black and white truffle-scented chocolate—so leave mush room for dessert.

When: All month long
Where: Cibo Trattoria
Cost: $145
More Info: cibotrattoria.com