If you’re looking for a mix of art shows, concerts, and holiday markets to check out in Vancouver, this week is your week. So don’t let the rain and early sunsets deter you – there’s plenty worth leaving your sofa for! From the return of the city’s annual Vancouver Christmas Market to the Eastside Culture Crawl, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (November 13-17).
Vancouver Christmas Market
Starting this week, Jack Poole Plaza will transform into the ultimate winter wonderland, complete with mulled wine, freshly made pretzels, and bratwurst – all thanks to this year’s Vancouver Christmas Market.
When: Thursday, November 16th to December 24th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $14 for advanced bookings
Dust off your dancing boots, because ‘from this moment on,’ 2023 will see you two-stepping with the queen of country! Canadian legend and fashion icon, Shania Twain is performing at Rogers Arena on November 14th.
When: Tuesday, November 14th
Where: Rogers Arena
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Innovation Arts and Entertainment is presenting Dr. Seuss’ beloved story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical for seven performances at The Centre in Vancouver from November 14th to 18th. Hailed by The New York Times as “100 times better than any bedtime story,” this classic holiday musical is sure to entertain adults and children alike.
When: November 14th to 18th
Where: 777 Homer Street
Sponsored: Anything for Fame Documentary
Welcome to the wild frontier of the “attention economy” where young guns are rollin’ the dice for fame n’ fortune while climbing the online social ladder. The documentary “Anything for Fame” was spearheaded by local Vancouver director, Tyler Funk, and takes you behind the scenes of the wild west that is today’s world of social media. Stream this new movie for free and get to know a whole new breed of content creators.
When: Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
Eastside Culture Crawl
Now, we come to this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl, which brings over 500 presenting artists to open studios and locations across Vancouver’s Eastside. Visitors can expect to engage with the local art scene and see a variety of mediums, from paintings, sculptures, pottery, and prints to glassware, furniture, and jewelry.
When: Thursday, November 16th to 19th
Where: Venues at Columbia Street, First Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront
Cost: Free admission
This BC holiday dining experience is in the forest & has a life-sized gingerbread house
BC is getting a new festival of lights with a glowing tunnel & enchanted forest
IndieFest brings together a plethora of emerging musicians and artists from all walks of life to highlight the stories and people that may have been overshadowed by history and tradition. From modern opera and Indigenous art to drag theatre, the festival has it all, taking place across several venues from November 17th to 26th.
This year’s theme is ‘Future Mythologies,’ highlighting forgotten histories, and empowering BIPOC artists to bring new stories into the world, according to the event’s website.
When: Friday, November 17th to November 26th
Where: Multiple locations