Cultural Calendar

Diwali celebrations begin on November 3 through to November 10. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival

During the cold, wet season, it’s best to stay warm and dry indoors with some theatrical entertainment like Charlie Chaplin in City Lights, The Tempest Replica and Jazz Canadiana. You can also get your shopping done early by visiting the Marpole Christmas Sale, or the Make It! Marketplace.
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War and Peace by Opera Bravissima
Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Pigeon Park Savings
92 E. Hastings St.

A night of opera music, sponsored by Pigeon Park Savings and PHS Community Services Society and SFU. Free admission.
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Charlie Chaplin in City Lights
Thursday, November 8, 8 p.m.
The Orpheum, 601 Smithe St.

In celebration of the Orpheum’s 85th anniversary, you’re invited to a special screening of Charlie Chaplin’s film, City Lights, accompanied by an orchestra performing the soundtrack live. A pre-concert talk with film history teacher, critic and historian, Michael van den Bos kicks off the evening at 7:05 p.m. Single tickets: $45 adults, $40.50 seniors and $33.75 students.
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Vancouver Celebrates Diwali
November 3–10
Diwali Downtown: Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Multiple Venues for workshops

This year’s celebration features 5 events at different locations. The 9th annual event will include music, dancers, workshops and exhibitions. Check the website for specific details regarding showtimes and workshops. Admission to Diwali Downtown: By donation (suggested $5).
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Dancers display their talent in The Tempest Replica. Photo by Jörg Baumann, courtesy of Kidd Pivot

The Tempest Replica
November 9–10, 8 p.m.
Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St., Vancouver

Choreographer Crystal Pite with her dance company, Kidd Pivot, produces a performance based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, exploring the themes of revenge and forgiveness. Single tickets: $63–$70.
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Marpole Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 10,
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Parish Hall
8680 Hudson St.

The Marpole Museum and Historical Society is having a Christmas sale with baked goods, crafts and refreshments from local vendors, with silent auction and raffle.

Open to the public.
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Some of the wares at Circle Craft Christmas Market. Photo courtesy of Circle Craft

Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 7–11
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place

The 39th annual event by Circle Craft Co-operative will feature over 300 artisans from across Canada including fashion artists, glass-blowers, wood-workers and more. Also included will be artist demonstrations, fashion shows and live entertainment. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $10 students. Discount if purchased online.
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Make It!
November 8–11
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Dr.

An exhibition and marketplace for handmade fashion, accessories, art, jewellery and more by Canada’s urban artisans, designers and crafters. Licensed bar and live music. Open to the public.
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Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
November 7–15
Multiple Venues
Office: 604.266.0245

The second largest jewish film festival in Canada presents its 24th annual event. This year’s festival will include a mix of films, discussions, and multiple events. Visit the website for screening locations. Tickets: “5 Ticket Packs” $55, festival passes $30–$144.
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Olga Zakharova and Julie Emerson Art Exhibit
Until November 13
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
North Vancouver District Hall
355 W. Queens Rd., North Vancouver

Olga Zakharova’s oil on canvas paintings make use of nature – grand trees, twisted roots and the play of light. Julie Emerson’s sculptures are constructed with wood, plastic, metal and stone, then covered with silk. Open to the public.
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Memory Festival
November 13–18
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews

The memory festival is a series of public events with a focus on public and private memories. The festival will feature work by visual artists, photography, theatre and live readings. Open to the public.