VANCOUVER SYNTHESIZER FESTIVAL
November 23 at Historic Theatre
An immersive evening of experience awaits at this unique festival that brings together local electronic, ambient, and visual artists. The lineup includes Merlyn Chipman, who works with analog video feedback, and the Dynalectric Orchestra.
WE FOR SHE
November 16 at Vancouver Convention Centre
Now in its fifth iteration, this annual event unites current and emerging leaders and change makers who champion gender equality in business. Some of the speakers this year include teenage transgender advocate Tru Wilson and Jake Sitka, co-founder of Next Gen Men, an organization that educates and empowers men and boys in conversations around gender.
789 Gore Avenue
Created by the same folks behind The Birds & The Beets, this all-day-cafe turns into a bar called Soap after 5 pm — taking a similar cue from its Gastown sibling. Come in for wholesome breakfast and brunch items made from scratch, like ricotta pancakes with crumble, jam, and curd.
VANCOUVER PODCAST FESTIVAL
November 10-12 at various locations
With live recordings at the Rio Theatre and CBC Studio 700, as well as a variety of shows and panels to take in, this event celebrates local podcasters, as well as national and international ones. Guests include Mike Browne of the Dark Poutine Podcast, and Sean Cranbury and Carleigh Baker.
WHAT A FISH KNOWS
November 16 at the Vancity Culture Lab
Jonathan Balcombe will be speaking, based on his popular book of the same name, about the intelligence and emotional complexity of an extraordinary (and underestimated) animal species: fish.
THIS DUET THAT WE’VE ALREADY DONE (SO MANY TIMES)
November 27-December 1 at Historic Theatre
Montréal’s Frédérick Gravel joins Brianna Lombardo in this intimate and passionate examination of everyday life in love.
Every Wednesday at the Drive Coffee Bar
East Vancouver’s newest storytelling show runs for an hour every week on Commercial Drive. With a mission to provide a diverse narrative ranging from gender and age to origin, this inclusive series offers a stage to anyone who has a story to share. Hosted by Jo Dworschak (Coop Radio’s Out and About in Canada), admission is by donation.
November 22 – December at Studio 1398
Presented by Affair of Honor – a new independent theatre company that creates movement-based works with female leads – Soul Samurai is a badass combination of revenge epic, hip-hop spectacular, and queer vampire love story. A Vancouver Fringe Festival favourite.
BEATRIX POTTER: ILLUSTRATIONS OF THIS WORLD
November 10 at VanDusen Botanical Garden
Part of the Yosef Wosk Library & Resource Centre at VanDusen Garden’s 2018 Speaker Series, lecturer Spencer W. Stuart explores beloved children’s novelist Beatrix Potter’s lesser-known study of fungi through scientific illustration, as well as her conservation efforts of England’s Lake District.
SPARTACUS DIY WORKSHOP SERIES
November 12-December 10 at Spartacus Books
Held at Spartacus Books, this workshop series is aimed at those interested in activism, art, and social justice. Themes range from embroidering patches and making posters to editing Wikipedia pages.