Eastside Culture Crawl
The celebrated East Vancouver institution enters its 21st year, as artists once again open their studios to the public. Tour the spaces, see the lush art, and listen to the beating heart of the East Van creative community. A map of all the participating studios can be found here; if all that choice has your head spinning, The Georgia Straight has a list of recs for you here.
(Vancouver: Nov. 15-18)
Holiday Craft Festivals
If you’re still pining for the lost days of summer, time to put those dreams to bed. Put on your favourite scarf, chuck some eggnog down your neck, and slap on a smile, because it’s holiday craft market season. In the Fraser Valley, keep an eye out for the 44th Annual Chilliwack Christmas Market; funds raised are used for community events and arts initiatives, as well as three annual art scholarships supporting the career development of local students. Meanwhile, Burnabyites can attend the Deer Lake Craft Festival. Both events take place November 16-18.
(Burnaby and Chilliwack: Nov. 16-18)
Tango de Mi Vida
If those holiday vibes aren’t doing it for you, though, and you’re up for something a bit warmer, the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has you covered. Musicians from one of the world's most famous tango orchestras, Beltango Quinteto, team up with the world’s top tango dancers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo for a sizzling take on the Argentinean dance. Their chemistry will raise your mood and your temperature, until you step out the door into the inevitable icy slush pile and plummet back to reality.
(Duncan: Nov. 18)
Hir: A Trans, Non-Binary and Two Spirit Cabaret
November 12-19 is Transgender Awareness Week, and what better way to mark the occasion than to hear from trans artists in their own words? Pi Theatre presents Hir: A Trans, Non-Binary and Two Spirit Cabaret, featuring dance, live music, short films, drag, poetry and more.
(Vancouver: Nov. 15)
VCT Visual Arts Open House
Lastly, on November 19, Vancouver Civic Theatres presents a free visual arts open house with textile work by Bettina Matzkuhn and Amanda Wood. Peep the beautiful work and rub elbows with the cultural community while enjoying live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Vancouver: Nov. 19)