November 3, 17 at Ellis Building
The Eastside Flea has two evening markets planned for November, just in time to get your holiday shopping done early. Join them on November 3 for the biggest ICONS Vintage Market yet, where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of handpicked vintage clothing, records, housewares and more. Then celebrate the fact that the Flea will be open every weekend for a month straight at their Holiday Kickoff Party on November 17.
ONLY DRUNKS AND CHILDREN TELL THE TRUTH
November 11 – December 2 at Firehall Arts Centre
Indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor revisits a painful chapter in Canadian history — the “Sixties Scoop,” where Indigenous children were forcibly sent to live with non-Indigenous families — with this production that touches on abandonment, identity, and reconciliation.
Open November 11 at 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
After 40 years, the Presentation House Gallery has re-opened its doors at the waterfront foot of Lonsdale as the Polygon Gallery. The space will exist as a non-collecting Canadian public art gallery, with an emphasis on photography and media-based works.
BEANSTOCK COFFEE FESTIVAL
November 26 at Railtown Warehouse
Celebrating local, independent roasters, Vancouver’s very first coffee festival will feature faves like Pallet Coffee Roasters, an espresso bar, education centre, and special bites to accompany your joe.
November 22 at Vogue Theatre
Korean hip-hop artist Swings is set to bring his new label, Just Music, to Vancouver on the We Effect Tour. The highly anticipated show, which also marks Blueprint’s first involvement with K-Pop, will feature some heavyweights in the Korean hip-hop scene like C Jamm, Ossun, and Genius Nochang.
GORDON SMITH: THE BLACK PAINTINGS
On now until February 4, 2018 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Gordon Smith began producing his black paintings — symbolic, personal, sometimes painful abstractions — in the nineties, marking a departure from his large body of landscape work. In these pieces, the influential Canadian painter further explores the notion of depicting an experience rather than a simple illustration.
FUSE: A Conjuring
November 10 at Vancouver Art Gallery
The worlds of art, music, and dance all collide at this evening of art. Channeling themes of ritual and alchemy, FUSE features a set from musicians of the electronic label Genero; a projection presentation from local artist Erika Lövgren Holt; and movement from dancers Rianne Svelnis and Kelly McInnes.
DINNER BY DESIGN
November 16 – 17 at Harbour Event Centre
Local and international designers bring their best ideas to the table with conceptual dining installations. Craft cocktails and cuisine add to what promises to be two innovative evenings that also celebrate the event’s 5th anniversary.
SPIRIT OF CANADA
November 19 at Commodore Ballroom
Jim Byrnes, Alan Doyle, Colin James, Ed Robertson, and Jim Cuddy are just a handful of the Canadian musicians performing at this benefit concert for John Mann, the frontman of legendary Vancouver folk-rock band Spirit of the West, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014.
November 5 at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Canada’s biggest festival of zine and underground culture lands in Vancouver and includes hundreds of zines, books, and comics, as well as a panel discussion about occult in the indie arts that features local artists Adriana Lademann, Miki Aurora, and Caitlin ffrench.