Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for November

From the start of festive fun to Broadway hits and more, here are our top picks for November

From the start of festive fun to Broadway hits and more, here are our top picks for November


1. National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut – Friday, November 4 to January 2023

National Geographic’s Beyond King TutNational Geographic’s Beyond King TutExperience the magic and mystery of ancient Egypt with the Canadian premiere of National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience. This new multi-gallery, multi-sensory immersive experience brings King Tut’s story to life through the storied archives of the National Geographic Society. The exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before. Beyond King Tut opens in Vancouver on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.
Vancouver Convention Centre East,1055 Canada Place; Details online


2. Jesus Christ Superstar – Tuesday, November 5 to Sunday, November 20

Evan ZimmermanPhoto Credit: Evan ZimmermanFollowing critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar will take centre stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre this November. Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the global hit is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street; Details online


3. Circle Craft Christmas Market – Wednesday, November 9 to Sunday, November 13

Circle Craft Christmas MarketCircle Craft Christmas MarketThis November, the Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West for its 2022 edition. A Vancouver tradition for nearly five decades, the market features over 250 artisanswith 65 new stalls this year. Jewellers, potters, clothing designers, wood and metal workers, glassblowers, candle and soap makers, plus more will gather to mark the start of the holiday season. 
Vancouver Convention Centre West; $15 adults, $12 seniors and youth (13-17), children 12 and under are free; Details here


4. Bespoke Market Squamish – Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13

Bespoke Market SquamishBespoke Market SquamishConnecting creators and community, this one-of-a-kind shopping experience hosted at the Railway Museum of British Columbia encourages shoppers to explore, discover and purchase from a highly curated selection of handcrafted, artisanal items such as jewellery, art, ceramics, slow fashion, hand-picked vintage clothing, wellness brands, and craft foods and beveragesall while supporting local vendors.
Railway Museum of British Columbia, 39645 Government Road, Squamish; Tickets from $8.87; Details online


5. Soweto Gospel Choir – Saturday, November 12

Stephen Garnett-Photo credit: Stephen GarnettAfter four years, the three-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Vancouver with their new concert Hope: It’s been a Long Time Coming, offering audiences a heartfelt message that is much needed after the last few years. The choir was formed in Soweto Township (just outside of Johannesburg) as South Africa was coming out of Apartheid and since then, has toured the world multiple times, uplifting spirits with their undeniable talents and dynamic stage presence.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St; Tickets from $29; Details online


6. Vancouver Christmas Market – Saturday, November 12 to Saturday, December 24

Facebook/ Vancouver Christmas MarketFacebook/ Vancouver Christmas MarketA holiday favourite for all, enjoy gourmet food, authentic German drinks and festive sweets that keep your heart warm and belly full at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Take a ride on the carousel, snap a selfie in the walk-in Christmas tree, and sing along with live music and holiday entertainers.
Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place; Details online


7. In Full Bloom: Faux Floral Design – Thursday, November 17

Faux Floral LtdFacebook/Faux Floral LtdLooking to spruce up your home this season? Learn inside tips on how to create your own festive arrangements with a wine and design workshop at Faux Floral Design. This fun, hands-on workshop will help participants tap into their creative side, while enjoying wine and savoury canapés—and everyone will take home a gorgeous artificial arrangement that will last for years to come. 
3938 Main Street; $150; Details online



8. Eastside Culture Crawl – Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20

Oliver-RathonyiPhoto Credit: Oliver RathonyiReturning for its 26th year, the Eastside Culture Crawl encourages visitors to explore and reconnect with artists. With more than 425 artists opening their studio doors for tens of thousands of visitors, the Culture Crawl welcomes art lovers, Vancouverites and tourists alike to rediscover its classic, in-person festival experience. And this year, arts patrons can explore more than 68 buildings and studios to check out new and returning artists through studio visits, gallery displays, as well as artist demonstrations and talks.
In person at various Eastside locations between Columbia St., 1st Ave., Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront; Details online


9. Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA – Friday, November 18

Facebook/ Candlelight Concerts by FeverFacebook/ Candlelight Concerts by FeverFor one night only, immerse yourself in the best of ABBA, performed by the Listeso String Quartet under the gentle glow of candlelight. Bringing the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to life, songs will include hits like Money Money Money, Dancing Queen, Waterloo and many more.
Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church; $30; Details online


10. Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures – Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27

Disney On IceDisney On IceDisney On Ice’s Road Trip Adventures features new and classic tales as the fun-filled journey with Mickey Mouse and pals comes to the Pacific Coliseum. Get ready for an amazing adventure that puts families in the middle of the action, on the ice, and alongside beloved Disney characters.
Pacific Coliseum @ PNE, 100 N Renfrew Street; Details online