November weekends get a bad rap. In Vancouver, this time of year is thought of as the beginning of the cold rainy season with nothing to do, but we disagree. There is so much fun stuff to do in Vancouver this weekend, that it proves that there is basically always something to do in a city like ours. And yes, even during the cold, rainy days.

So, here’s our rundown of things to do this weekend.

Reflections: A Winter Terrace

Patio season will never die. At least at the Rosewood’s festive winter terrace. Snuggle up with some festive drinks and decor with your boo or a few friends. Just because it’s cold, doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to drinking outdoors! This place is super popular, so if you can, book well in advance!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 801 West Georgia St., Vancouver,

Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Netflix star is going to perform in Vancouver multiple nights, with his first show being this Sunday. You might recognize Minhaj from his Netflix show Patriot Act, where he breaks down the news from a comedic perspective. But this show is him returning to his more story-telling roots. It’ll be hilarious no matter what though.

When: Sunday, November 14th
Where: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Cost: $130 to $223

Circle Craft Christmas Market

The holidays mean the city fills with cute, cool, and wonderful Christmas markets that are worth checking out. This one is maybe one of the best. With artisans and craftspeople from all over, this market is full of beautiful handmade items. All of which are just waiting to become a wonderful holiday gift! So, buy some tickets and admire some crafts.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $15 for admission

The Polygon Gallery

We all need a bit more punk rock in our life. And the Polygon Gallery in North Van is doing an exhibit that proves that fact. The installation is called OG Punk and features photos of the 1970s and 1980s punk rock scene in Vancouver and Victoria. So, if acts like DOA get you excited, this is the show to check out.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation

Kaytranada at the PNE

Vibes are going to be immaculate at Kaytranada’s show at the PNE this Saturday. This Montreal-based DJ is bound to drop some super sick beats for you to really get down to. And if you’re not familiar with him as a solo artist, you’ve heard his work on albums by Anderson.Paak, Chance The Rapper and many more.

When: Saturday, November 13th
The PNE Forum, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Cost: $55.50 to $65.50

UBC Farm Farmer’s Market

There is still fresh fruit and veggies and other great food to be bought at markets! The UBC Farm is running until November 27, so that means there’s still a chance to get some farm-fresh food, treats, and yes even alcohol. Even just being at a farmer’s market this late in the year is a treat, so making the hike out to UBC is super worth it.

When: Saturday, November 13th
Where: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Cost: Free!

Girl Gang Holiday Pop-up

Maybe this holiday season you’re looking to support awesome women-owned businesses. Well, there’s no better place to do just that than The Girl Gang Pop-up. The pop-up market has dozen of women-owned businesses for you to support while getting some holiday shopping done. It’s a win-win situation in our books.

When: Saturday, November 13th
Where: 16 East 5th Avenue

The Phantom Run

For those looking for some exercise and a challenge, The Phantom Run would be an ideal way to spend your Saturday. Choose from a 12K, 19.5K, or 25K run through the lower North Shore trails along the Seymour River. This is definitely a more intense race, so we wouldn’t suggest getting into this too willy-nilly.

When: Saturday, November 13th
2369 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver
Cost: $60 if bought on November 11, $70 on the day of

Chutzpah! Festival

Launched in 2001, Chutzpah! Festival is a celebration of Jewish performing arts in Vancouver and boasts a whole bunch of cool shows. From music to theatre, from comedy to dance, there is something for everyone. Shows are happening all around and at all different times, so why not take a look at their schedule and enjoy some great performances.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Various locations

Poppy Barley Pop-Up

Sustainable Canadian brand Poppy Barley is hosting an in-person popup shop at Flax Home’s new Vancouver showroom. The pop-up will feature leather shoes, as well as leather and plant-based accessories and giftables. You can spend the afternoon browsing, trying things on, and picking up some new staples for your winter wardrobe.

When: On until Sunday, November 14th
Where: Flax Home Showroom, 858 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

So, with these varied and interesting events, we hope you go out and have an action-packed weekend full of fun, events, and good times.