5 Fresh Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (Nov. 13-18)
Laugh, launch, and live like the Europeans.
November 13, 2018
The Architecture and Design Film Festival is an international festival that showcases modern documentaries and short films about design and architecture. After swinging through New York, Washington, and Athens, the fest is about to make its debut in Vancouver – but not until 2019. Get pumped at the super-early Launch Party and screening of Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island directed by Katherine Knight and Marcia Connolly.
Laugh ‘till your face hurts at Yellow Fever, a comedy show that’s by Asians, for everyone. This show will spotlight some of Vancouver’s best up-and-coming Asian comedians – but you won’t catch them using stereotypes to get a laugh. The comedians (including Soo Jeong, Andrea Jin, and Ronald Dario) are serving up stigma-free hilarity and celebrating culture through chuckles.
A European Christmas
Ease yourself into the holiday season with Vancouver’s first ever European Christmas market. With live dance performances, cultural booths, food vendors and more, it’s the perfect start to the festive period. And yes, it’s totally acceptable to start the celebrations early.
Ready to dip into your sophisticated side? Learn about perfect pairings of whiskey and cheese at this masterclass, tasting and four-course dinner by YEW Seafood + Bar. Tastings of MacAllan Whiskeys (including the Double Cask Gold, Double Cask 12 Years Old, Triple Cask Matured 12 Years Old, and Rare Cask) are followed by a dinner of egg yolk raviolo, autumn mushroom tartlet, and grilled flat iron steak.
Get the ultimate astronomical audio-visual experience at VAM Symphony Orchestra: The Planets. This presentation of Holst’s The Planets will be accompanied by (literal) star-studded image projections by the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Sit back, relax, and think about just how small and insignificant you are in our tremendous and infinite cosmos.