Is it just us, or is it hard to come to terms with the fact that we have just two months left in 2021? Fueled by the feeling that we need to make up for lost time, we’re packing our calendar with fun, inspirational things to do throughout November, before we get blinded by the twinkly lights of December. Below are some of our top picks for this month – a little something for everyone – and remember that most of these activities will require you to show your BC Vaccination Card for entry.
Imagine Picasso at Vancouver Convention Centre
Through January 8, 2022
Hot on the heels of the immersive Van Gogh exhibition earlier this year, Imagine Picasso brings to life the work of the Spanish modern art master. More than 200 of Picasso’s works are shown together, projected onto origami-like structures that can reach up to 8 metres high. The immersive experience runs approximately one hour and includes an educational gallery at the beginning of exhibit to acquaint visitors with Picasso’s background and historical influences.
November 4 – 24
Spanning music, theatre, dance and comedy, the annual Chutzpah! Festival showcases storytelling through the lens of the Jewish experience. This year, highlights include shows by comedians Iris Bahr and Ophira Eisenberg, the multi-disciplinary stage event The Eichmann Project – Terminal 1, and the opening night special event: a screening of the Marx Brothers’ classic A Night at the Opera accompanied by live opera performed by City Opera Vancouver.
Eastside Culture Crawl
November 12 – 14, and November 18 – 21
Celebrating 25 years, the Eastside Culture Crawl is a must-do for Vancouver’s indie arts and culture scene. This year, the first weekend will be an appointment-only “preview” of the whole shebang, with the second weekend offering open studios for drop-in visits. Along with in-person experiences, the event will also offer virtual tours of artist spaces, online film screenings, livestreamed demonstrations, and more. As with previous years, the focus is on the east side neighbourhoods bounded by Columbia Street, East 2nd Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the waterfront.
November 20 – 21
Whether you’re a committed vegan or just “plant-curious,” Planted Expo promises food for thought as well as the body! Previously known as Veg Expo, this year’s show brings together more than 200 vegan food and lifestyle brands, along with a education stage with a packed lined-up of speakers, panel discussions and demonstrations.
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Feature Image: Vancouver skyline from Olympic Village – Aditya Chinchure via Unsplash
Imagine Picasso exhibit – Image Picasso Facebook page
Still from “A Night at the Opera” – Chutzpah! Festival booking page
Eastside Culture Crawl logo – Eastside Culture Crawl Facebook page
Vegan Bowl – Jo Sonn via Unsplash