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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

Sports Celebrities Festival

Thu, Nov 2

Convention Centre West map

The Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals is an inspiring and interactive gala celebrating the power of sport and the human spirit. Now in its 19th year, this popular gala has raised more than $4.4 million in support of the Canucks for Kids Fund and Special Olympics BC.

Funds help empower athletes with intellectual disabilities to gain confidence, acceptance, and pride through sport, and also provide vital opportunities, resources, and care to children and families throughout B.C.

For more information:
604-737-3073
http://specialolympics.bc.ca/sports-celebrities-festival

Canada vs Maori All Blacks: Men’s International Rugby

Fri, Nov 3

BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8, Canada map

Rugby returns to BC Place! Take in all the action as CANADA battles the NEW ZEALAND MAORI ALL BLACKS in a men’s international rugby match on Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM. #RISEAsOne and show off your Canadian pride as #REDNATION rugby takes on the Maori All Blacks for the first time in Vancouver!
http://www.bcplace.com/events/2017/1900

Artisan Crafts for Africa

Fri, Nov 3 - Sun, Nov 5

326 12th St, New Westminster, BC V3M 4H5, Canada map

Beautiful artisanal crafts made locally. Free entrance. Wheel chair accessible. Free parking. All proceeds to the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AiDS.

City Opera Vancouver & Pacific Opera Victoria: Missing

Fri, Nov 3 - Sat, Nov 11

369 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 1T1, Canada map

City Opera Vancouver with Pacific Opera Victoria presents the world premiere of Missing, November 3,7,9 & 11 at 8pm, and November 5 at 2pm at The York Theatre. With libretto by distinguished First Nations playwright Marie Clements, Missing addresses the national crisis and devastation of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. Set between Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and BC’s notorious Highway of Tears, this deeply-moving drama follows the fate of two young women, one Indigenous and one not, whose lives become tragically intertwined. Filled with driving percussion and stirring arias, this pivotal new opera will be performed in English and Gitxsan to music by JUNO award-winning composer Brian Current. Missing is presented in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre/DTES Heart of the City Festival.
Tickets from $22 available as of September 5, 2017 at TheCultch.com

The 19th Annual West Coast Guitar Night

Sat, Nov 4

1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6, Canada map

Acoustic Jazz, Brazilian, Classical, Folk, Flamenco, and more with: Kent Hillman, Edgar Avelino, Les Finnigan, Alexander Flock, Itamar Erez, and John Gilliat with Rossi Tzonkov.

Microcosmos Quartet and Guests

Sat, Nov 4

949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T1, Canada map

Microcosmos Quartet, led by Marc Destrubé, performs the great Quartet #2 by Benjamin Britten. Guest artist Milan Milosevic joins the quartet in Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, and Jesse Read, Bassoonist performs Piazolla’s Milonga with the quartet assisted by Warren Long, Double Bassist from the VSO. The concert is raising funds for the Vancouver Hospice Society.

Dirty, Dirty Rock and Roll Super Show

Sat, Nov 4 - Sun, Nov 5

898 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J8, Canada map

Now hear this: If you like your rock and roll down dirty and danceable, you want to be at this super show!
Saturday, November 4 at the Fairview Pub, we present The Judys, Cass King and The Next Right Thing, and Mississippi Live and Dirty Dirty
The evening kicks off with the band BC Musician Magazine called “Vancouver’s best Southern Rock Band”. Connely Farr is front and center to say this is not your Mama’s country. Fact – The Huntsman says Mississippi Live and the Dirty Dirty “will send shivers down the spine of a statute”.
Perspiration will blend with inspiration when Cass King and The Next Right Thing fill the dance floor with their original soulful rock. Cass King is a true original, drawing her inspiration from classics like The Detroit Cobras, King Khan, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Joe Jackson, and The Ramones. The songs she and The Next Right Thing write are sexy, cheeky, and guaranteed to make you shake your butt and leave your heart on the dance floor.
But wait, there’s more. Vancouver’s favorite super group The Judys guarantee to tear you a new one, blasting out the Savage Dad Rock that keeps Mothers up at night. Find out why Les Wiseman called The Judys debut release, The Very Best of The Judys “the sound of 2017”!
You have been warned! This show is not to be missed.

Northern Paranormal Investigation Presentation

Sat, Nov 4

240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada map

On September 16 Northern Paranormal Investigations held an investigation into the wee hours in our historic building. Being the old City Morgue and Autopsy Suite, NPI has visited several times finding satisfying results. Join us on November 4 for a presentation of their findings from not only this recent investigation but all the investigations held at the museum over the past 4 years.
A VIP event will take place right after the presentation. VIP ticket holders will participant in a mock investigation from 9:30pm-11pm!
More information on NPI here: www.northernparanormalinvestigations.ca

Trivia Challenge Fundraiser for Dog Rescue

Sun, Nov 5

FireFighter Public House, Burnaby map

Trivia Challenge Fundraiser for dog rescue, taking place Nov 05,2017 at FireFighter Public House in Burnaby BC, starts 2:30pm
“Trivia Challenge Comes to Burnaby”
Tickets are $25.00 per person, and include entry to the trivia game, and a $10.00 per person food/beverage credit (on min $14.00 order).
Prizes galore, silent/live auctions, “balloon pop” for more prizes, and a 50/50 draw.
Tons of fun for everyone. All funds to Soi Dog Foundation to sponsor flights of life for dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Asia.
For tickets, contact Candace Cornock, President of Soi Dog Canada, ph 250-733-0832 candace@soidog.org

www.soidog.org

Family Day Artisan Crafts

Sun, Nov 5

326 12th St, New Westminster, BC V3M 4H5, Canada map

Family Day at Royal City Gogos’ Artisan craft sale. All our usual artisanal merchandise PLUS
gifts priced for children to shop, ArtsToGo imagination station for kids crafting, cookie decorating and eating, BBQ hotdogs by donation, Youth Ambassadors as personal shoppers for kids. Free. Wheel chair accessible. Free parking. All proceeds to the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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