Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for November

From live music to holiday festivities and more, here are our top picks for November

From live music to holiday festivities and more, here are our top picks for November

Because of public health orders surrounding COVID-19, all event statuses are subject to change. Please check directly with event websites for updates.

1. A Seat at the Table – Until 2022

Presented by the Museum of Vancouver and UBC, this multi-sited and collaborative exhibition project explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in B.C. and their struggles for belonging. Using food and restaurant culture as an entry point, the project highlights stories that reveal the great diversity of immigrant experiences and of the communities that immigrants develop. 
Details online

2. 21st Annual Chutzpah Festival – Thursday, November 4 to Wednesday, November 24

Experience music, theatre, comedy and dance that celebrates the joy of coming back together. Artists will once again grace the stage of the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre, the Chutzpah! Festival hub, and share their work in-person and via digital streams.  With an emphasis on artists from across Canada, the festival also presents work from Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom. Events include concerts, comedy, new dance works, film, theatre and storytelling, paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists.
Single tickets start at $18; Order online or by phone at 604-257-5145

3. Music on Main’s 10th Modulus Festival – Friday, November 5 to Wednesday, November 10

Discover live music, hear behind-the-scenes artist talks, and experience some of today’s freshest music at Music on Main’s 10th Modulus Festival. Highlights include Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute), the world premiere of Keiko Devaux’s H?rai, and music by Alfredo Santa Ana, James O’Callaghan and Nicole Lizée. Experience moments of listening together at a free family concert, featuring young string quartets, and engage in more intimate moments during the hit production As Dreams Are Made, which is created specifically for one audience member and one musician.
Details online

4. Cheese and Meat Festival – Saturday, November 6

Head to the Cheese and Meat Festival to stock up on local and international artisan meats, cheeses and condiments… then start dreaming of sharing charcuterie platters with family and friends again. The festival includes three tasting sessions and a range of seminars that showcase the best of the local artisan food and beverage industry. 
The Pipe Shop, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver; Tickets from $50; 19 years and up; Details online

5. Masters of Illusion – Monday, November 8

Prepare to be amazed as cutting-edge illusionistsheaded by Farrell Dillonperform sleight-of-hand, comic interludes and large scale illusions. Masters of Illusion is the astounding live version of their eponymous TV show on The CW. 
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $53; Details online

6. Circle Craft Christmas Market – Wednesday, November 10 to Sunday, November 14

Gasp! The holidays are coming. For more than 50 years, the Circle Craft Christmas Market  has been a annual tradition… and it is back after a 2020 hiatus. Stock up on gifts from over 200 artisans (40 new this year!), including clothing, pottery, jewellery, wood and metal work, glass blown art, candles and soaps. 
Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 seniors and youth (13 to 17), with children 12 and under free; Save 50 percent off admission after 5 p.m.; Details online

7. Eastside Culture Crawl – Friday, November 12 to Sunday, November 14 & Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21

Experience East Vancouver’s emerging and established artists in the 25th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Art, Design and Craft Festival. Held over two weekends, the festival features more than 400 artists taking part in events including a livestream artist festival, an appointment-based preview weekend, and the Culture Crawl’s traditional open studio series. 
Details online

8. Vancouver Christmas Market – Saturday, November 13 to Friday, December 24

Get ready to glug on glühwein and transport yourself to Germany with authentic food and drinks at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Hop on the Christmas carousel, walk through an illuminated tree, listen to yuletide music, or stroll through a wonderland of holiday shopping, music and lights for a festive and fun time. 
Details online

9. 2021 Vancouver Podcast Festival – Saturday, November 20

Presented by DOXA, the Vancouver Podcast Festival returns for a one-day, virtual experience with a focus on education in the form of workshops and panels. The conference-style day will feature two social/networking events, two master classes (including one on building an audience for your indie podcast), as well as two fascinating roundtables.
Festival pass $25; Details online

10. Candlelight Film Scores and Hollywood Epics – Saturday, November 27

Listen to rousing scores from classic movies, surrounded by candlelight. Performed by the Listeso String Quartet, this intimate evening includes 60 minutes of orchestral versions of epic music from the movies, all performed in the ambience of the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church. 
2733 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver; Tickets from $30; Details online