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Things to Do in Vancouver: November 2020

October 27, 2020 |
Wendy Underwood
Lumiere YVR

November might seem like a bit of a no-man’s land – the weather is somewhere between fall and winter, and the mood is somewhere between Halloween and Christmas! But there’s plenty to do in Vancouver this month, whether you’re staying outside, or cautiously venturing indoors. Below are four of our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this November.

Buffoon at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage
Through December 6
Sharing the story of a clown who finds love at the circus, Arts Club Theatre Company’s latest show, the one-man Buffoon, follows the life of Felix, who learns to turn life’s misfortunes into jokes at a young age. To keep all theatre-goers safe and healthy, Arts Club has limited the audience size for each performance, staggered seating times, and also offers an “at home” watching experience.

Vancouver’s Winter Farmer’s Markets
Every Saturday and Sunday
Summer days might be well behind us, but the weekly ritual of attending the farmers market is available year-round. In Vancouver, you’ll find two markets each weekend: one at Riley Park by Nat Bailey Stadium (Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm), and a second at Hastings Park (Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm). While shopping the markets isn’t the leisurely affair it was pre-Covid, it’s still a great way to support our local farmers and pick up some treats! Once you’ve whipped around the market, you can still grab a bite at one of the food trucks and enjoy lunch in the park, safely distanced from other shoppers.

Lumiere YVR
November 5 – 30
Now in its seventh year, the Lumiere YVR festival of lights will again brighten the West End this November, with a number of installations. There are two sites: Jim Deva Plaza — just off Davie Street, and English Bay at the foot of Davie, both with stunning interactive displays ready to wow visitors. The displays are best viewed after sunset, and this year’s extended dates will allow more people to enjoy the lights without crowding.

A Seat at the Table at the Museum of Vancouver
Opening November 19
Museum of Vancouver’s new show, A Seat at the Table, explores the immigrant experience of Chinese Canadians, using food and restaurants as an entry point for their stories. A sister exhibition is already on in Chinatown, and earlier this summer, the museum offered an online preview, with many virtual components still available via the MOV website.

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Photo Credits:
Feature Image – Lumiere YVR at English Bay: Lumiere YVR website
Buffon logo: Arts Club Theatre Company website
Produce at the farmers market: Wendy Wei via Pexels
Lumiere YVR at English Bay: Lumiere YVR website
A Seat at the Table: Museum of Vancouver website