Get a head start on Christmas crafts, catch JT at Rogers, celebrate morels + more
1. Vancouver Tea Festival – Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4
Facebook/Van Tea SocietyTaste tea from around the world at the Vancouver Tea Society's annual celebration of brewed beverages, with exhibitors, master classes and free (or by donation) tasting tables at the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden.
Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver; Various times; Admission free to $43.95
2. Tri City International Wine & Food Festival – Saturday, November 3
Facebook/TC International WineShowcasing wine and food from across the globe—especially South America, the second annual festival includes 10 South American-centric winery stations and more than 20 international wine stations, all showcasing over 175 wines paired with food from 10 local restaurants and caterers.
Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, 3521 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tickets $69
3. Night at the Museum (B.C. Ale Trail Edition) – Saturday, November 3
Facebook/Rmn Olympic ExpRichmond’s Olympic Experience Museum opens after hours for a special beer-inspired event with pours from five breweries from New Westminster, Surrey, Delta and Richmond. Explore the 400+ artifacts, digital archives and sports simulators as you enjoy food and drink samples.
Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road, Richmond, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tickets $59
4. Japan Market – Sunday, November 4
Facebook/Japan Market VancouverShop for unique Japanese-inspired gifts and food, or take a workshop in calligraphy, yukata dressing, origami or furoshiki wrapping. Beauty, health and wellness services will also be offered.
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Registration free, though fees apply for workshops
5. Circle Craft Christmas Market – Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, November 11
Facebook/Circle CraftGet a jump on holiday shopping at the Circle Craft Market, which features handmade gifts from more than 300 artisan producers from across Canada.
Vancouver Convention Centre West, Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tickets $15, with seniors and students $12
6. China Cloud Feztival – Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11
Facebook/China Cloud StudiosCelebrate 10 years of art at China Cloud Studios with a festival of comedy, art and music over the long weekend. Individual tickets and passes are available in advance or at the door.
China Cloud Studios, 542 Main Street, Vancouver; Various times; Tickets from $15 per night
7. Vancouver Podcast Festival – Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10
Vancouver Podcast FestivalPodcasters and fans of audio shows gather for a festival of live performances, master classes and panels. Choose from Creator Passes that include access to workshops and networking events, Fan Festival Passes for shows only, or the VIP Fan Festival Pass allowing access to all events. Individual tickets are also available for events, with some panels and shows being free.
Various times and locations; Passes from $89; Details online
8. Justin Timberlake: The Man of the Woods Tour – Thursday, November 8 & Friday, November 9
Facebook/Justin TimberlakeJT brings sexy back to Rogers Arena for two nights of hits from this prince of pop. Expect tracks from his fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, as well as favourite blasts from the past... and, of course, plenty of dance moves.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; 7:30 p.m.: Tickets from $66 plus fees
9. Aquarela do Brasil: An Explosive Celebration of Music and Dance – Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9
Facebook/Tintas CulturaCreated by Vancouver's award-winning percussionist Sal Ferreras, this lively presentation of Brazil's most beloved musical genres features up-tempo Carnaval rhythms, samba-reggae, and frevo, as well as soulful choro and Bossa Nova classics. Dancers from Ache Brasil will also take to the stage to delight audiences with their renditions of classic frevo and capoeira moves.
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; 8 p.m.; Early bird tickets from $25 for adults
10. Game and Mushroom Menu at Wildebeest – Until Thursday, November 15
Wildebeest celebrates local farms, foragers and providers with a seasonal à-la-carte game and mushroom menu, available from November 1st to 15th. It showcases game meat such as elk, boar and goat )from Two Rivers Specialty Meats) and an array of mushrooms supplied by foragers from the interior and Vancouver Island. Try a Loose Morels cocktail, which blends goose fat-washed Calvados, morel agrodolce and aromatic bitters for an inspired variation on a classic Old Fashioned.
Reserve via Open Table