15 things to do in Vancouver this week: November 1-7

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The first week of November is upon us and the new month has brought many new things to do around Vancouver.

From Imagine Picasso to the Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival and more, here are 15 things to check out from November 1st to 7th.

Imagine Picasso

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What: Imagine Picasso is a collaboration between creators Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, art historian Androula Michael and leading figure in the French architectural movement Rudy Ricciotti. The experience will feature more than 200 of Picasso’s paintings being shown together for the very first time.

Paintings will be projected on nine fully blown structures in Origami style, which will offer a unique perspective on the work of the great Picasso. The experience lasts about an hour. Non-commercial photography is allowed and the organizers encourage guests to share their photos online.

The organizers point out that Imagine Picasso is designed as a contactless experience. It will have limited capacity and timed registrations, and the event will be in full compliance with applicable public health orders.

When: Now until January 8, 2022
Time: Different times
Where: Vancouver Convention Center – 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

H Tasting Lounge’s Winterlust

What: H Tasting Lounges enchanting winter terrace, located on The Westin Bayshore Vancouver. Winterlust offers the opportunity to relax in the magical snowballs and enjoy the winter atmosphere as well as enjoy festive cocktails.

People can look forward to enjoying new heated alpine-inspired domes decorated with cozy Nordic-inspired decor this year. Each dome is 8′-x-8 ‘and has panoramic glass panels.

When: Now for the winter of 2022
Time: Different times
Where: H Tasting Lounge – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Reservations: Online

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Canucks start November with a trio of home games at Rogers Arena. Matchups include the New York Rangers on November 2, the Nashville Predators on November 5 (Diwali Celebration) and the Dallas Stars on November 7 (Hockey Fights Cancer Night).

When: 2nd, 5th and 7th November 2021
Time: 19.00
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Look at the sun in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

What: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens’ latest exhibition is Look Towards the Sun, an artistic exchange between Lam Wong, a Chinese-Canadian diaspora artist from Hong Kong, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, an artist of Cowichan and Syilx First Nations descent.

Yuxweluptun’s paintings pay homage to and assert indigenous ways of living and being, while shedding light on the title, rights and sovereignty of indigenous territories. Wong’s paintings and reflections as an immigrant inspire his practice as the garden’s artist-in-residence. Looking Towards the Sun also includes a personal response to the horrific finds of the remains of 215 children buried at Kamloops Indian Residential School, the school from which Yuxweluptun is a survivor.

When: Wednesday to Sunday until December 23, 2021
Time: Different times
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall St, Vancouver
Cost: $ 12- $ 32, buy online

The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park hiking

What: Stanley Park may be known for coyotes, beach ramparts and controversial bike paths, but there is a much more eerie and dark story behind Vancouver’s crown jewel. The storytellers at Forbidden Vancouver know the story very well and they invite you to join them as they reveal the truth behind some infamous crime scenes, the secrets behind Deadman’s Island and other lesser known Vancouver stories with The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tour.

Stories that include the great fire of 1886, a smallpox outbreak and the murder of a gold digger are told through personal accounts of fictional characters from the 1890s. The Lost Souls of Gastown, called a “roaming one-man game”, takes you out into the darkness as you are led through winding cobbled streets and forgotten alleys.

When: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
10 in the morning
Tours start and end next to the Whale Fountain outside the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way.
Cost: $ 32 for adults and $ 29 for students and seniors, buy online

BIPOC pop-up

BIPOC Pop-up Vancouver

Photo: BIPOC Foods Vancouver Pop-Up
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What: Celebrate the holiday and support your favorite BIPOC-owned local businesses at the same time. A virtual pop-up market brought to you by BIPOC Foods Vancouver brings together amazing food, art and wellness services from across the community in one accessible location.

From now until November 5, you can browse what is available for purchase from dozens of online vendors, including The Dumpling King, Wholesome Heart Foods and so much more by clicking here. Then you can make your purchases online between 5 and 7 November, and they are ready for collection at the beginning of December.

When: Browse now and buy when the store goes live Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7 from 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Where: Browse and buy online. Pick up at Coho Coffee – 1370 E Georgia Street, Vancouver on Saturday, December 4 between 10.00 and 15.00

Sankofa: African routes, Canadian roots

What: Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots at the Museum of Anthropology features works by modern artists from Lagos, Nigeria and Vancouver as well as objects in MOA’s permanent collection to share stories, stories and projects on African and black affirmations. A focus of the exhibition is to draw connections to historical contributions and the growing vitality of Vancouver’s black Canadians.

When: November 4, 2021 to March 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 to 17:00, closed on Mondays (open until 21:00 on the last Thursday of the month)
Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

Cheese and Meat Festival 2021

What: The Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival takes place at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver on Saturday, November 6th. The event allows participants to enjoy one of three tasting sessions and seminars.

When: November 6, 2021
Time: 11.00, 15.00 and 19.00
Where: The Pipe Shop – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Buy online

Vancouver Whitecaps

What: The Vancouver Whitecaps end the MLS season by taking on the Seattle Sounders on November 7 at BC Place.

When: November 7, 2021
Time: 15.00
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Explore the BC Ale Trail: North of the Fraser

What: Named “North of the Fraser”, BC Ale Trail’s brand new itinerary is a curated trail that will take your taste buds on a journey through 11 stunning breweries across the lower mainland, including New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam . Explore these four communities in more detail by trying out their unique craft beers, eating at their sparkling restaurants and soaking up everything else their cities offer.

When: Different days of operation
Time: Different opening hours
Where: Different places
Cost: Different, see the list of The BC Ale Trail: North of the Fraser online

Whistler Cornucopia 2021


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What: Whistler’s popular food and beverage festival, Cornucopia, starts on November 4 this year. The festival usually has a huge selection of events that you will not want to miss. This delicious shindig runs until November 28 and always offers participants a fantastic selection of tastings, dinners and unique experiences.

When: 4 to 28 November 2021
Time: Different times
Where: Different places
Cost: Various, see the list of Whistler Cornucopia events online

Grab Diwali treats

What: Otherwise known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a time when families gather to pray, be grateful and acknowledge the power of good over evil. It’s a five-day party where people decorate colorful rangolis, light up Diya’s (small candles) and of course make exquisite meals. But no Diwali is complete without an impressive list of decadent sweets and savory snacks to compliment the lively festivities of the promising day.

With the main party on November 4th, what better way to connect with friends and family than by devouring some of the best Indian delights Vancouver has to offer. Here are three stores that have lovingly prepared tasty treats for you and your loved ones. enjoy together on this special occasion.

When: Different days of operation
Time: Different opening hours
Where: Various restaurants across Vancouver
Cost: Different, see the list of Diwali Treats Online

Vancouver North Shore Craft Beer Week

What: North Shore Breweries will host a series of exciting events during Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week. Check out the unique collaborative brews, kitchen takeovers, themed food, games and more. The week-long event also offers a number of prizes to be won.

When: 4 to 13 November 2021
Time: Different times
Where: Different places

LANY: gg bb xx tour

What: Los Angeles pop trio LANY embark on a North American tour to promote their fourth album gg bb xx. Singer, songwriter and online sensation, keshi, will tour with the band and open up for each of LANY’s 31 US and Canada shows.

After hitting Montreal and Toronto during the band’s concert dates in October, the popular musical group will play Vancouver’s PNE Forum on Saturday, November 6th.

When: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: The doors open at 18.30, the show starts at 20.00
Where: PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available via Ticketleader

Coho Coffee Sunday Service pop-up brunch

What: Coho Coffee is hosting its first Sunday service pop-up brunch ever on November 7, featuring hearty and healthy meals inspired by nostalgic Hawaiian-style, Chinese and Taiwanese breakfast cuisine. The menu includes coveted dishes carefully created by The Dumpling Kings Matthew Murtagh-Wu and Hanai Family Tables Tess Bevernage and Thomas Robillard.

For drinks, guests will be able to order brunch cocktails made by Coho Coffee’s Sophie Salmon. The drinks menu on the pop-up includes POG mimosas made with passion fruit, orange and guava as well as espresso martinis. There will also be House of Funk beer and a full coffee and tea bar menu.

When: November 7, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Coho Coffee – 1370 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

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