Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Special Events for November 2011
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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November 1, 2011
Gen Why's Bring Your Boomers #2. Inspired by the youth-led movements in NYC, Egypt, Tunisia and London - Gen Why Media is hosting an inter-generational dialogue event around activism and social change. Speakers include Judy Rebick, Phil Fontaine, Andrea Reimer and more. Musical performance by Aidan Knight. SFU Woodwards, info@genwhymedia.ca

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November 1, 2011
Captain Cook and the Cosmic Yardstick. Dr. Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow) relates the June 2012 transit of Venus across the Sun to Captain James Cooks voyage of discovery in 1769. By donation. www.spacecentre.ca

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November 1 - 30, 2011
Homeopathic Flu Immunizations. At Little Mountain Homeopathy in Vancouver. To learn more about homeopathic flu immunizations, visit http://www.littlemountainhomeopathy.com/homeopathic-immunizations/flu-immunizations

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November 1 - 30, 2011
Kids Meditation Class at Tilopa. All parents wish for their children to be happy. In an uncertain and busy world, children and parents need a place to go together to learn how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to help calm our minds and strengthen our families. The children’s class includes a short talk, gentle meditation and arts and crafts activities related to the thought for the week. The class will be taught at the same time as Prayers for World Peace, so parents are welcome to stay with the children or enjoy Prayers for World Peace being offered in the adjacent meditation room. For more info., visit our website at www.tilopa.org or call 604.221.2271

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November 2, 2011
The Challenge of Creating Sustainable Communities: Langara College Community Lecture Series. Lecture by Leslie Kemp. The United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Many people in Vancouver are not meeting even their basic needs. BC has the highest child poverty rate in Canada, housing in Vancouver is not affordable, many people are dependent on food banks, and street homelessness is widespread. Vancouvers development is damaging the environment. We will examine what a truly sustainable Vancouver would look like and ask What now? (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Langara College and Vancouver Public Library). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

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November 2, 2011
Storytelling with Amanda Nahanee. Join us for storytelling from this multi-talented artist as she shares her culture, history and understanding of what it means to be from the Northwest Coast. Amanda Nahanee, whose ancestral name is Shamantsut, was the Librarys inaugural First Nations Storyteller-in-Residence. She is a Cultural Ambassador of the Squamish Nation and a descendent of the Squamish and Nisgaa Nations. This presentation is in conjunction with "Dzunukwa Beneath the Canopy and Through the Underworld: Stories, Songs and Celebrations" taking place Sunday November 13 at 7:30 pm in the Central Library Promenade. (Admission is free. Seating is limited) The First Nations Storyteller-in-Residence Program is generously supported by The Vancouver Foundation and the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

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November 2, 2011
Japanese Canadian National Museum presents Speakers Series: The Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Japanese Canadian War Memorial: Landscapes of Trauma and Regeneration.  Both the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Vancouver incorporate living memorials to Canada’s war dead following the devastation of the First World War. In their sculptural forms, designed landscapes and vegetation, these memorials symbolically acknowledge the suffering and sacrifice of our fallen soldiers alongside the potential for healing and regeneration, imbuing these sites with enduring resonance and significance. www.jcnm.ca

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November 3, 2011
Inside Stories. Inside Stories is a groundbreaking web experience that fuses art and community. Join us - artists, storytellers and activists - as we screen the web stories and discuss how and why we created them. Add your two bits. Can art + community = social change? The event will be moderated by award-winning filmmaker Nettie Wild, who created Inside Stories with Jeremy Mendes, Shannon Mendes and the community of South Hill. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Welcome BC and South Vancouver Neighbourhood House). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

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November 3 - 6, 2011
Vancouver Asian Film Festival. Vancouver's multiculturalism is reflected in this burgeoning film festival highlighting the work of Asian filmmakers from around the world, now in its 15th year. Cinemark Tinseltown Theatres, 88 W Pender Street, http://www.vaff.org

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November 4, 2011
Gaby Davis Foundation Movie Night. The movie this year is the retro family favourite - Finding Nemo. Coquitlam River Elementary, 4250 Shaughnessy Street; Tickets are $5 per person and available in advance by calling 604-464-GABY (4229) or emailing contactus@gabydavisfoundation.com

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November 5, 2011
Improving Energy Efficiency in Older Homes. Barbara Campagna, renowned heritage architect and energy efficiency expert from the US, will be the keynote speaker at this year's full day workshop. You will learn why it's critical for older building to be(come) efficient, the assessment process and home improvement options through 3 local case studies that substantially reduced their energy bills. $125+hst www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org or call for more information. BCIT Downtown Campus.

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November 5, 2011
CELEBRATING the 'LITTLE SAIGON'. Formal dignitary service welcoming the Vietnamese historic celebration of Kingsway's 'Little Saigon'. Floata Seafood Restaurant, 180 Keefer Street; 604-807-8689, truongmt2000@yahoo.com

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November 5, 2011
Vertical Orchestra 2011. Redshift Music, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, will present Vertical Orchestra 2011, featuring the 150-member Vancouver Bach Choir, directed by Leslie Dala. Situated in the VPLs seven-storey indoor promenade, musicians will be dispersed throughout the gallerys east wall, serenading listeners with music composed especially for the occasion by Jeffrey Ryan, Jordan Nobles, Jacquie Leggatt, Kristopher Fulton and Christopher Kovarik. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Redshift Music Society, the Vertical Orchestra and Vancouver Bach Choir). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

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November 5, 2011
Music with Marnie Band Performs at the Roundhouse! Come and Dance! Come and Rock! Come and Sing! ... Come and have FUN! This wildly, interactive and theatrical show will be a treat for the whole family! Come and experience the joy and energy of the Music with Marnie Band and all of Marnie's Fun and furried characters, like Mumbu the Monkey and Tula the Kangaroo. Get ready to boogie in the musical mosh pit as Marnie and her Rock n' Roll Band pump out tunes from all 4 of their albums, including her most recent award winning release 'Super Kids'. Sat Nov 5, 11:00am-12:00pm Admission: $14/person, $48/family. Tickets by Phone 604-713-1800 www.MusicwithMarnie.com

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November 5 - 6, 2011
ANTIQUE EXPO AT TRADEX.  Antiquing…Treasure Hunting…Bargains galore all at the Antique Expo at Tradex. Get your hands on the coolest stuff ever made. Top Dealers and Pickers from across Canada offering very special inventory...Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains.?They will bring their Best! Something for everyone. This is the Antique Show to attend. Tradex Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford; Show information Dennis 604 316 1933 or email tammy@antiquesbydesign.com online at www.antiquesbydesignshows.com

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November 5 - 13, 2011
Artists for Conservation Festival. The first annual Artists For Conservation Festival will open its doors on Saturday November 5 for 10 days of art and environmental immersion, including lectures, workshops, film, live painting demos and a world-class art exhibit, featuring the leading nature and wildlife artists and naturalists from around the world. This year’s line up includes Robert Bateman, Guy Harvey, and other prominent Canadian artists such as Kelly Dodge, Mark Hobson, and David Kitler. http://festival.artistsforconservation.org/

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November 6, 2011
Remove Ivy at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam BC on Nov 6, 2011 10am-1pm. To join the Lower Mainland Green Team and for more info please visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/events/27424291/

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November 6, 2011
Variety Auction and Vintage Market.  The Variety Auction and Vintage Market presented by Buy-Low Foods is an annual fundraiser to benefit Variety The Childrens Charity. Your ticket includes lunch, access to the Vintage Market, which features hugely discounted prices on everyday grocery items, as well as the chance to bid on fabulous live and auction items. Also features an extensive craft fair. The Westin Bayshore.  To purchase tickets, call 604.320.0505 or visit www.variety.bc.ca/vintageauction.htm.

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November 7, 2011
Leanne Prain: Yarn Bombing and Hoopla - The Art of Unexpected Embroidery.  Join author and crafter Leanne Prain for a visual talk on Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti now a worldwide phenomenon and subversive embroidery, the subject of her new book "Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery." Following her talk, Leanne will lead participants in (an optional) Photo Feelism embroidery project (taken from her new book). Add a tactile element to your photographs by embellishing them with embroidery. Stitch a rainbow into a landscape or a moustache onto a baby. If possible, please bring a photo, postcard or card to embellish. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Arsenal Pulp Press. Visit http://www.vpl.ca for more information.

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November 7, 2011
Starry Night. 26 years ago the Arts Club on Granville Island hosted the very 1st Starry Night. This theatrical variety gala is a rollercoaster ride that will lead to a bellyful of laughs, reflection, a few tears and a night of musical magic! The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street; 604-254-0292, kendras@shaw.ca

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November 7 to December 16, 2011
Place des Arts Christmas Boutique. For the holiday season, our gift shop expands into a Christmas Boutique, offering shoppers a veritable Aladdin's cave of glittering bobbles and delightful seasonal gifts. The Christmas Boutique is the perfect place to find alternatives to mass-produced goods shipped from across the globe. When you do your holiday shopping at the Christmas Boutique, you help support Place des Arts and our local artists, with the added bonus of reducing your carbon footprint and knowing the gifts you give have been ethically produced. 1120 Brunette Ave, 604-664-1636.

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November 8, 2011
Radio Radio. With a number of awards to their credit, such as Revelation Radio-Canada 2010 2011 and Groupe francophone de l'annee at the Nova-Scotia Music Awards, and also nominated twice this year at the ADISQ competition, Radio Radio has without a doubt made its mark on the new Acadian scene. Their originality? Electro music with infectious rhythms that are combined with rap in Chiac, the language of Eastern Canada. Their trump card? Live performances. In 2010, the three acolytes did a whole series of concerts to full houses (in particular at the Francofolies in Montreal and at the Festival d'ete de Quebec). Performances by this off-beat, unconventional trio have received much acclaim and continue to draw ever greater numbers of fans. Their tour for their album, Belmundo Regal, will end in December, freeing them up for the task of creating a new opus. Studio 16, 1551 West 7th Avenue; 604-736-9806,alice.reyburn@lecentreculturel.com

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November 8 - 20, 2011
SENSATION OF MAGIC: An Evening of Wonders. SENSATION OF MAGIC: Through the arts and crafts of illusion, Vitaly Beckman creates a performance brimming with bewilderment and wonder. Sensation of Magic is jaw-dropping, mind-bending magic. November 8-13, 16-20 @ 8 pm (7 pm on Sundays, on Nov 13, 20). The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables St (at Victoria). Tix: $22 (advance)/$25 (door). 604.251.1363, OR http://tickets.TheCultch.com. www.SensationOfMagic.com

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November 9, 2011
Weekday Ivy removal at Capilano Park in the District of North Vancouver Nov 9, 2011 10am-1pm. To join the Lower Mainland Green Team and for more info please visit: http://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/events/26301061/

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November 9 - 13, 2011
Circle Craft Annual Christmas Market. Welcome to the Annual Christmas Market at the new West Building of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Shoppers & attendees will find gorgeous clay work, the newest & hottest of Canadian fashion & jewellery design, stunning glass work, handmade candles & soaps, unique clothing & toy items for children & an assortment of amazing home décor items. 265 artisans from coast to coast. http://www.circlecraft.net

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November 9 to December 31, 2011
Exhibition Anne Gaze at District Library Gallery. Anne’s paintings and prints are inspired by the archeological sites in Mexico. She explores their unique settings from aerial viewpoints, as well as the affects of time on their structures and surfaces. This exhibition will be held at Lynn Valley Main Library 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver. www.nvartscouncil.ca

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November 10 - 19, 2011
Mary's Wedding. "Tonight is just a dream..." With the sweep of a romance novel, Marys Wedding begins and ends in sweet dreams of love. Mary and Charlie meet in 1914, with the world on the brink of The Great War. In Marys dream, she relives her first meeting with Charlie, falling in love, and reading his letters from the trenches. A moving memorial to the human cost of war, this is the haunting journey of one woman who must deal with the past before she can look to the future. Gateway Theatre, www.gatewaytheatre.com
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November 12, 26, 2011
The Tri-Cities Baker’s Community Market is back for the fall! This free event offers sweet treats made by fabulous local bakers, samples and free parking. Come by to stock up on your favourite seasonal indulgences. For more information visit us at http://tricitiesmarket.blogspot.com. Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam

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November 13, 2011
Boho chic to 50's kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia to vintage kitchenalia, 175 tables of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque! Retro furnishings, books, antiques, dolls & toys, jewelry, country stuff, china & glass, records, mid-century Modern, linens & lace, postcards, garden accessories, lamps & shades, sports items, silverware, paintings & prints, advertising, collectibles & much, much more...Plus Drop-In Appraisals All Day - Call or Visit www.21cpromotions.com for Full Details - General Admission 10am-3pm $4 at Door - Special Early-Bird Admission 7am-10am $20 at Door - Children Under 13 Free with Adult Admission - Free Parking - On-Site Snack Bar - Wheelchair Accessible. Croatian Cultural Centre

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November 14, 2011
Daniel Francis: Seeing Reds. Please join us as author Daniel Francis reads from his gripping account of a little known episode in Canadian history. "Seeing Reds: the Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canadas First War on Terror" tells the story of how a fearful government led by Prime Minister Robert Borden tried to suppress radical political activity by branding legitimate labour leaders as Bolsheviks and Reds. Canada was in the grip of a widespread Red Scare promoted by the government and the media in order to discredit radical ideas and to rally public support behind mainstream political and economic policies Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Arsenal Pulp Press. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

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November 15, 2011
Yoga Jam. This fun practice is all about elevating spirit, cultivating community and generating abundance! Practicing Yoga in the Istken Hall is inspiring and powerful - come and see what's possible when we come together in this incredible space. All proceeds are donated to the Africa Yoga Project which uses the transformative power of yoga to empower communities. Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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November 17, 2011
The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! noon series presents Spanish Passion Productions. Choreographer and director Eleonora Acuña and her company of dancers bring the brilliance, expressiveness and passion of flamenco to life in Dos Amores – From Classical to Modern Flamenco: a performance which traces the evolution of the art form and its many rich cultural influences. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St , Vancouver . Info www.thedancecentre.ca

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November 17 - 19, 2011
Ballet BC presents 3 Fold. Queen Elizabeth Theatre http://www.balletbc.com/11/3fold.asp

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November 17 to December 31, 2011
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Blood Brothers.  Spirit of the West lead singer John Mann will thrill you in this emotionally charged tale of twins separated at birth, written by Shirley Valentine's Willy Russell. The brothers grow up unaware of the other's existence and lead drastically different lives – one of privilege, the other of poverty – but destiny draws them together when they fall for the same girl, leading a mother to reveal untold truths. http://www.artsclub.com

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November 17 to December 31, 2011
The Cultch presents Penny Plain. Penny Plain is blind, but she hears plenty about the state of things and the fate of mankind. And so she decides to sit in her overstuffed chair, nevermore to venture outside, waiting for the world to end. When her companion dog Geoffrey leaves to live as a man, Penny’s end-of-days vigil is interrupted by survivalists, a serial killer, a cross-dressing banker, talking dogs and mysterious strangers seeking sanctuary. Part gothic thriller, part apocalyptic drawing room comedy, Penny Plain shows the funny and chilling consequences as Mother Earth cleans house and reclaims her ground. he Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre) http://www.thecultch.com/

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November 18, 2011
Coastal City Ballet, Vancouver's newest ballet company, opens their inaugural season with Paquita and Mixed Repertoire, Nov. 18 at The ACT in Maple Ridge at 8pm. The vibrant, young company will showcase an evening of classics and new works, including excerpts from Petipa’s Paquita, Rachmaninov’s Three Preludes, and new works from Charlene Hart, Farley Johansson, and Li Yaming. Tickets are $32 for Adults, $20 for Students & Seniors at theactmapleridge.org. Info: www.coastalcityballet.com

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November 18 - 19, 2011
Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market. The Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market is at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Christmas shopping is sure to be a seasonal highlight for our community & visiting shoppers who will definitely use us as their destination for those distinctive gifts on their lists. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. http://www.chilliwackartscouncil.com

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November 18 - 19, 2011
Just for Laughs Comedy Tour '11. Just for laughs Comedy Tour for two nights only! The British Edition hosted by Steve Patterson; performing are Sean Meo, Stephen K. Amos, Matt Kirshen and Terry Alderton. November 18 in Surrey at the Bell Performing Arts Centre and November 19 in Vancouver at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. Tickets available online or by phone. http://hahaha.com/comedytour

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November 18 - 20, 2011
Eastside Cultural Crawl 2011. In its 16th year (2011), the Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual FREE 3-day visual arts phenomenon. This event involves more than 10,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street to Victoria Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront of Vancouver, Canada. http://www.eastsideculturecrawl.com/

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November 18 - 20, 2011
Eastside Culture Crawl. The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 3-day event that involves artists who live in Vancouver's Eastside in an area bounded by Main St, 1st Ave, Victoria Dr, and the Waterfront. Painters, jewellers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame. These are just a sampling of the exciting talents featured during this unique chance to meet local artists in their studios. Purchase something that strikes your fancy, commission something to be uniquely yours, or just browse through the studios and meet the artists. http://www.eastsideculturecrawl.com

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November 19 - 20, 2011
Annual Eagle Fest Kilby Park on Harrison Bay. November 19 & 20, 2011 - Annual Fraser Valley Eagle Festival. There are several stops on route, but Kilby Historic Site on Harrison Bay is one of the best wildlife viewing areas for the approx 1,200 eagles returning each year to the Harrison; Chehalis area each year. Just down the road at the museum you can warm up with a hot cocoa or some homemade soup at the Harrison River Restaurant or visit the 1906 General Store & working farm. The museum is always very educational & provides a fun craft for the kids. Regular admission applies. http://www.kilby.ca

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November 19, 2011
REQUIEM FOR PEACE Reflections of Hiroshima.  Jon Washburn leads the Choir, soloists and ensemble in the new chamber version of Vancouver composer Larry Nickels inspiring Requiem for Peace. This event is presented in cooperation with the UBC Museum of Anthropology's powerfully moving exhibition Hiroshima by Miyako Ishiuchi. An evening of inspiring music and poetry in 13 languages. Subscribe now by calling 604-738-6822. Single tickets available Sept 1, 2011: www.ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-ARTS (2787). Chan Centre for Performing Arts

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November 19 - 20, 20111
6th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. Join the adventure on this popular November weekend as the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival celebrates the yearly return of the majestic bald eagle to the Valley. In 2010 over 7000 eagles returned to the area to feast on the spawning salmon. The festival is a two day free family event that occurs at various sites throughout the Fraser Valley. Fun and educational activities for everyone of all ages. Expert speakers, jetboat eagle tours, indoor fun, live eagles, nature walks, souvenirs, interpreters, First Nations entertainment and culture & a variety of great food. The festival runs rain or shine. http://www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca.

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November 20, 2011
Personal Stories - Listen! Laugh! Enjoy! Storytelling for YOU! Personal stories by featured tellers: Nancy Bailey; Larry Matier; Rosemary Nowicki; Tony Rainbow; Max Tell. $6 at door; side door in alley by St Mark's, 1805 Larch/2nd Ave, Kits. Parking. www.vancouverstorytellers.ca

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November 20, 2011
Bloom Market. Bloom is an independent artist and designer market held in the heart of historic Fort Langley. Held quarterly at the Fort Langley Community Hall, Bloom will bring together an eclectic mix of 40+ artists, crafters and designers from around the Lower Mainland and beyond. Discover some of the area's most creative talents and find one-of-a-kind fashion, art, accessories, jewelry, children's items, vintage and more. Shop Bloom in Fort Langley on the third Sunday of March, June, September and November at the Fort Langley Community Hall. http://www.tourism-langley.ca

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November 20, 2011
Family Day at PdA. Gather up the family and tour Place des Arts annual Positively Petite miniature exhibition. Then participate in a variety of all-ages, drop-in style workshops that celebrate small and create your very own lantern in preparation for Light up the Square a Lantern Affair on December 3. Don’t be intimidated by art, get engaged in it! Admission by donation. Reserve your spot by calling 604.664.1636 before Tuesday, November 15. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 | www.placedesarts.ca

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November 23, 2011
Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Event.  Twelve of Vancouver’s top Ocean Wise chefs will heat up the Vancouver Aquarium on November 23 as they compete in a cook-off for the title of 2011 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Tickets are $40, or $32 for Vancouver Aquarium members, and are available at www.vanaqua.org.

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November 23 to December 23, 2011
Sword In The Stone - British Pantomime. ntroduce your family to a new holiday tradition they'll all love, original British Pantomime. The legend of King Arthur gets a thorough makeover when the Queen of Panto, Ellie King, brings to life a magical, sparkling, hilarious & musical British Panto version of the well-loved tale. In addition to the characters you expect such as King Arthur, the lovely Guenivere, the wicked Queen Morgana & Merlin the Magician, there are Gnomes, Druids, trolls, shepherdesses & of course a dragon or two. Don't miss this highly entertaining re-telling of one of the best-loved stories of all time. Suitable for the entire family! http://www.rctheatreco.com/index.html

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November 24, 2011
Art Studios Winter Sale & Silent Auction.  The Art Studios, a Vancouver Coastal Health non-profit program, offers art classes to people with mental illness. The purpose of this sale is to raise funds, build awareness and offer great art to the community. We offer unique, original pottery, jewelry, paintings, art cards, crafts and textiles for sale, created by members of The Art Studios. Also included are many wonderful silent auction items donated by businesses and individuals. The proceeds of the silent auction go toward supplies and workshops. Heritage Hall - 3102 Main Street @ 15th Avenue; 604-871-9788

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November 24, 2011
Art Studios Winter Sale & Silent Auction 2011. The Art Studios, a Vancouver Coastal Health non-profit program, offers art classes to people with mental illness. The purpose of this sale is to raise funds, build awareness and offer great art to the community. We offer unique, original pottery, jewelry, paintings, art cards, crafts and textiles for sale, created by members of The Art Studios. Also included are many wonderful silent auction items donated by businesses and individuals. The proceeds of the silent auction go toward supplies and workshops. Door Prizes, Admission by Donation. Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street @ 15th Avenue; artssandras@gmail.com

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November 24 - 27, 2011
Canadian Football League Grey Cup. The 2011 Grey Cup is coming to Vancouver. Find out how to get your tickets at  http://bclions.com/page/2011greycup_tickets. Vancouver will be kicking off a weeklong of Grey Cup Festival Events starting November 24th. Don’t miss out on the action, and come support our Lion's! http://2011greycupfestival.ca/

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November 24 to December 24, 2011
Vancouver Christmas Market. The Vancouver Christmas Market is an authentic outdoor German Christmas village featuring unique holiday shopping, seasonal music and entertainment, kids activities and traditional food and drinks. Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com

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November 24, 2011 to May 21, 2012
Chatwilh: The Craft & Culture of the Squamish Canoe. Chatwilh: The Craft and Culture of the Squamish Canoe Opens November 24 For countless generations, Squamish people hunted, fished, gathered resources, engaged in battle, and welcomed visitors from their canoes. Across the region that would become Vancouver, these were the vehicles that literally bound together life on the land and sea. This special exhibition will take visitors through the lifecycle of a Squamish canoe-from its roots in a stand of local temperate rainforest, through the hands of Squamish craftsmen, and throughout the Salish Sea. Squamish carvers are renowned for crafting seven types of specialized canoes. Discover how these watercraft continue to connect the Squamish people to each other and the wider world. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm - Sunday Noon to 5pm - Closed Mondays to May 14 2012. Vancouver Maritime Museum - 1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park.info@vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

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November 25, 2011
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)

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November 25, 2011
Coastal City Ballet, Vancouver's newest ballet company, opens their inaugural season with Paquita and Mixed Repertoire, Nov. 25 at The Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver at 8pm. The vibrant, young company will showcase an evening of classics and new works, including excerpts from Petipa’s Paquita, Rachmaninov’s Three Preludes, and new works from Charlene Hart, Farley Johansson, and Li Yaming. Tickets are $35 for Adults, $22 for Students & Seniors at kaymeekcentre.com or by visiting: www.coastalcityballet.com

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November 25 - 27, 2011
9th Annual Chilliwack Christmas Craft Crawl. Shop in a relaxed environment touring unique small shops with quality crafts galore and artists onsite. http://www.chilliwackcraftcrawl.com/Map.html

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November 26, 2011
Craft Fair at Renfrew Park Community Centre. This is the time to sell your hand made items. Admission Free Sat Nov 26 10:00-3:30pm $28/table. 604-257-8388

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November 26, 2011
Strathcona Community Centre Winter Craft Fair. Come out to support Strathcona Community Centre Childcare and our local crafters! There will be a variety of quality handmade crafts from beaded jewelry to felt animals. Great door prizes and delicious homemade goodies too. Admission is by donation towards Strathcona Childcare Centre. 601.713.1854

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November 26, 2011
DUNBAR COMMUNITY CENTRE'S ANNUAL "CRAFT FAIR". The Fair will feature a variety of works by over 140 artists and craft designers such as woodworking, pottery, glasswork, sewing, knitting, weaving, jewelry and other holiday craft items. 604-222-6060

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November 26 - 27, 2011
Christmas in the Country at Kilby Historic Site. Kick off the holiday season a little early at Kilby Historic Site. On site we will have crafts for both adults & kids. Santa will also be making a special appearance, so bring your cameras. The Waterloo Farm Gift Shop is a wonderful place to get some early Christmas shopping done. Our quaint gift shop offers one-of-a-kind local wares, crafts, homemade jams & jellies & local artists and authors. http://www.kilby.ca

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November 26 to December 24, 2011
La Cage Aux Folles. La Cage aux Folles is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous, and above all else, stay true to themselves. Georges owns a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez and his partner, Albin, is the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test. With a glorious score of hummable melodies, this hilarious musical comedy recently enjoyed a Broadway run garnering rave reviews and had audiences in stitches every night! http://www.vancouverplayhouse.com

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November 27, 2011
Just imagine - a world free of cancer! Marias Opus returns to dazzle you - with a fusion of music, art, dance, and drama! Join creator Natalia Pardalis for this One Night Only Gala Celebration - set to sparkle with entertainment and inspiration. Honor family and friends who have been lost to cancer, and lift up loved ones who live in hope for a cure. A silent auction and light reception will cap this dynamic fundraiser. The 4th annual Marias Opus - Sunday, November 27th, 2011, at the Helenic Community Center in Vancouver, B.C. Visit www.mariasopus.com. Tickets are just $20. Full proceeds benefit the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Through community, everything is possible!

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November 27, 2011
Just imagine - a world free of cancer! Marias Opus returns to dazzle you - with a fusion of music, art, dance, and drama! Join creator Natalia Pardalis for this One Night Only Gala Celebration - set to sparkle with entertainment and inspiration. Honor family and friends who have been lost to cancer, and lift up loved ones who live in hope for a cure. A silent auction and light reception will cap this dynamic fundraiser. The 4th annual Marias Opus - Sunday, November 27th, 2011, at the Helenic Community Center in Vancouver, B.C. Visit www.mariasopus.com. Tickets are just $20. Full proceeds benefit the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Through community, everything is possible!

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November 27 to December 23, 2011
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum. Historic setting for Christmas activities. The village and farmhouse are beautifully decorated with lights and traditional ornaments for the festive season. A visit with Father Christmas is a must. Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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December 1 - 31, 2011
Bright Nights in Stanley Park. It will be hard to avoid feeling the Christmas spirit amidst the over 1 million twinkling lights that transform the forest, train & Children's Farmyard. Explore the woodland paths leading to enchanting, animated displays & holiday sounds. This event is a fundraiser for the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Closed Christmas Day. http://vancouver.ca/Parks/events/brightnights/index.htm

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December 2 - 31, 2011
CLIFFWALK, the latest addition to the park and a hit with guests since it opened in June, is an additional holiday thrill during the winter chill. The narrow 700-foot cliff-side walkway, split into ascending and descending staircases and viewing platforms takes guests past a dancing light display along the colour-washed cliff-face. In addition to the breathtaking sight of hundreds of thousands of lights twinkling throughout the park, across the Suspension Bridge and throughout Treetops Adventure, Canyon Lights continues its popular traditions - gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-along carols with the Christmas band, and glass ornament demonstrations with Malcolm Macfadyen. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, with a goal of raising $20,000 for the organization to support Burn Awareness Week in BC elementary schools. For more information, see details below, visit www.capbridge.com or call 604-985-7474.

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December 3, 2011
Light up the Square: a lantern affair. Welcome in the light during Light up the Square’s lantern affair! Discover the Japanese taiko drumming tradition that lures the sun; drop in on a variety of arts and crafts activities for all ages; get into the spirit of the season with live music and song and be entranced by a musical performance of A Child’s Christmas in Wales staged by RA Productions. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 | www.placedesarts.ca

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Ongoing to November 6, 2011
8th annual "Heart of the City" Festival.  Here in the Downtown Eastside we have developed close friendships and a deep love and appreciation for this extraordinary community. Here in the Downtown Eastside we have learnt the meaning of the phrase home is where the heart is. And here in the Downtown Eastside it is an honour and pleasure to work with our community to produce this extraordinary open house called the Heart of the City Festival. If this is your home, may you enjoy your festival and what your neighbourhoods and friends are producing and sharing. If you are a visitor, welcome to our home and to our festival: may you be inspired by our stories, history, struggles, hopes and dreams. Listen closely and you will hear the heartbeat of our community, the heart of the city. www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Ongoing to December 28, 2011
Dances for a Small Stage 23.  Dances for a Small Stage presents the wildly energized, cabaret-themed evening of cutting- edge choreography at The Legion on The Drive, January 26 to 28, 2011, at 8pm, as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. In the 23rd installment of this unforgettable performance series, artists from Vancouver and beyond showcase provocative, pulsating works on the signature 10-by-13-foot stage. Tickets $20 cash at the door. Must be 19+. Info: www.movent.ca

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Ongoing to December 31, 2011
Chinatown Market Tours with Edible Canada.  Edible Canada is proud to introduce visitors & locals alike to one of North America's largest Chinatowns. With an abundance of history & so much to see & smell - not to mention taste - Chinatown is a tour that adventurous foodies do not want to miss. After your walking tour, enjoy a spectacular Guided Dim Sum lunch at one of Vancouver's most authentic Chinese restaurants. This experience is highly recommended! Tour includes a 2 hour tour of Chinatown & surrounding area, followed by guided Dim Sum lunch, Edible Canada recycled tote bag, tastings of regional foods, tips on food, selection & preparation, recipes & EC bottled water. http://www.ediblecanada.com/tours.php#to

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Ongoing
ArtStarts presents:Drumming with Fana Soro.  Don't miss your chance to learn the infectious rhythms of West Africa at this hands-on workshop with master drummer and balafon player, Fana Soro. Drums will be provided. Cost: Free. No registration necessary. 808 Richards St (at Robson), http://artstarts.com

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Ongoing
Arena Tours. For 15 years, Rogers Arena has been thrilling and entertaining fans. For 15 years, our Vancouver Canucks have battled on the ice in the race to capture the title of Stanley Cup Champions. For 15 years, we have staged the best entertainment the music industry has to offer. We have opened our doors and welcomed over 21 million people. We have even reveled in Olympic gold when the Canadian women's and men's hockey teams marked their moments in history during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Join their tours on Wednesdays and Fridays with tours beginning at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon or 1:30 p.m. http://rogersarena.ca/arena-tours/about-rogers-arena-tours

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Ongoing
MR DANCE in Vancouver - Social and ballroom dancing every Sunday and Tuesday.  We are teaching dancing since 1991.   Admission: $10 for a group lesson and a dance.  No partner required.  No membership.    FREE ADMISSION EVERY TUESDAYS IN APRIL - FREE DANCE LESSON & DANCE - APRIL 5, 12, 19 & 26.  Location: Vancouver, Astorino's Hall, 1739 Venables Street.  Visit www.MrDance.ca or call Esie at 604 436 4436 for more information.








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