Hit the streetwear sales, go your own way with a '70s supergroup, dig into Cornucopia + more
1. Whistler Cornucopia Food and Drink Festival – Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 18
Facebook/Whistler CornucopiaWhistler’s annual food and drink festival returns for 11 days of culinary events, from wellness workshops to wine seminars. Taking place in private homes throughout Whistler, the Chef’s Table Luncheon series allows guests to get up close and personal with some of the region’s top chefs including Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, Ian McHale of Wildebeest and Jeff Park of The Salted Vine in Squamish.
Various dates, times and locations; Details online
2. Caviar Festival at Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio – Tuesday, November 6 to Tuesday, November 27
Facebook/Ancora DiningTaste top-shelf caviar from around the globe at Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio’s three-week event. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde will add six à-la-carte items to the dinner menu and give guests an opportunity to sample an array of exotic caviar-driven dishes featuring tobiko, herring and trout caviar. All Caviar Festival Menu dishes can also be enjoyed with optional B.C. wine pairings.
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio, 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver; Reservations recommended and available online
3. Hypecity – Saturday, November 10
Vancouver StreetwearBuy, sell and trade sneakers at 50 tables featuring brands and models such as Yeezy and Supreme, as well as mint condition rare vintage items and limited edition shoes. Visit the trading pit for community trading opportunities with other sneaker fans.
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tickets $25 online or at the door
4. Light Festival at Bear Creek Park – Until Saturday, November 10
City of SurreyDazzling displays of illuminated trees and sparkling lights come to Surrey for seven days of celebrations. Head here for family fun on the final night of Saturday, November 10th with an activity zone, food trucks and roving performers.
Bear Creek Park, Surrey; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Free admission; Details online
5. Vancouver Train Expo – Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11
Vancouver Train ExpoAll aboard British Columbia's biggest train show when it comes to the PNE for two days of model railway fun with exhibits, vendors and showcases of intricate model trains on display.
PNE, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Admission $12 with seniors $10
6. The Enemy – Saturday, November 10 to December 1
Pedro MezaThe Enemy is a contemporary interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, which was written in 1882 about an ethically compromised anti-hero, environmental issues and political extremism. The traditionally male role of Dr. Stockman has been re-written as a woman to illustrate the obstructions women face when challenging the old boys club.
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $17
7. Eastside Cultural Crawl – Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18
Jasmine WallaceVancouver’s four-day celebration of visual arts, design and crafts features more than 500 artists’ studios, homes and garages throughout Vancouver’s Eastside. This year, there is also a series of workshops and demonstrations in pottery, natural textile dyeing, glassblowing and live chainsaw carving, to help attendees learn more about art processes.
8. Dumb Instrument Dance: Public and Private – Tuesday, November 13 to Saturday, November 24
Facebook/Dumb Instrument DanceChoreographed by acclaimed Vancouver dance artist Ziyian Kwan, this full-length ensemble piece features a tribe of female-bodied dancers who move to the metered urgency of live Taiko. Expressing vulnerability and strength, this piece is an elegant and raw feminist inquiry into private and public perceptions.
Left of Main, 211 Keefer Street, Vancouver; November 13th to 17th & 20th to 24th, 8 p.m.; Tickets $25
9. An Evening with Fleetwood Mac – Wednesday, November 14
Facebook/Fleetwood MacGrammy Award winners Fleetwood Mac come to Rogers Arena with the original line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie—alongside newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn—playing hits that stretch back to 1967 when the band formed.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; 8 p.m.; Tickets from $93
10. Lights of Hope – Friday, November 16
Help St. Paul'sSince 1998, St. Paul’s Foundation has been illuminating Lights of Hope, covering the Burrard Street side of the hospital with more than 100,000 light bulbs. Head there by 6:30 p.m. to catch the fireworks display that celebrates the start of the annual installation, which will shine until January 8, 2019. Food trucks and carolling will add to the celebrations.
Burrard at Helmcken Street, Vancouver; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.