Welcome to the second week of November, everyone. It’s time to indulge in some holiday treats, check out the local arts scene, and maybe even splurge on an exciting concert or two. Let’s dive right in: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (November 7-11).



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Lizzo likely needs no introduction, but we’ll give one anyway. The crystal flute-playing singer & rapper, Vanity Fair fashionista, and cultural icon is a woman of so many talents, it’s nearly impossible to list them all.

When: Monday, November 7th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $108.30+

DanceHouse presents Paris Opera Ballet

Play by Alexander Ekman performed by Paris Opera transforms the historic Palais Garnier into a massive playground for 36 dancers, all of whom are encouraged to improvise with creative sets & elements at their disposal. From Monday, November 7th to November 27th, this visually magnificent performance can be streamed online via DanceHouse + Digidance.

When: Starting Monday, November 7th
Where: Virtual
Cost: $16.14 for one person, $26.14 for one household

Dominic Fike

Another fan-favourite artist on the performing roster in Vancouver this week is everyone’s fave Euphoria anti-hero, Dominic Fike. With the mass success of his Don’t Forget About Me, Demos and cover of Paul McCartney’s “The Kiss of Venus,” it’s hard to believe he got his start on Soundcloud, like so many other prominent talents of today.

When: Tuesday, November 8th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $112.32

Woman, Life, Liberty: Feminist Cinema from Iran

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Appropriate Behavior, via The Polygon Gallery

ICYMI, The Polygon in North Van is screening feminist films from Iran every Thursday this month in solidarity with the women of Iran & those facing persecution. This week, the gallery is screening Appropriate Behavior, directed by Desiree Akhavan, at 7 pm.

When: Thursday, November 10th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court
Cost: By donation

Herschel Supply Warehouse Sale


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And let’s not forget that Herschel is having its first-ever warehouse sale this week! From crossbody bags and water-resistant backpacks to fall wardrobe staples like flannel ‘shackets,’ rain gear, and comfy loungewear – Herschel covers all the bases.

When: Thursday, November 10th to Sunday, November 13th
Where: 999 Canada Place

See an improv show

From Date Night improv to monthly standup sessions, House Team showcases, and more – there’s always something exciting going on at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. And if you’re ready for even more fun this season, you’ll want to check out the Wednesday comedy nights (and improv classes!) at Blind Tiger, and Tightrope Theatre’s Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show on Friday, November 11th.

Where: Multiple locations

Treat yourself to some pasta 

Recently we’ve been craving some Italian food, which means that it’s only fair that we share the journey with you. And while it’s hard to pick a favourite (or even several) amongst the sea of amazing Italian spots in the city, we’re certainly up to the task of trying. From Robba da Matti to Mangia Cucina & Bar, here are some tasty spots to try out.

Where: See our picks above

Hit up a heated patio 

Things are definitely cooling down around Vancouver lately, and we’re certainly on the hunt for any warmth we can find. Luckily, there are plenty of heated patios around the city to cozy up by with a glass of your fave comfort beverage and a plate of something just as warm.

Where: See our picks above

Check out the largest Christmas store in Western Canada

You read that right. Potters 192 in Surrey transforms into the ultimate winter wonderland of the shopping world every year. And with over 28,000 square feet of ornaments, lights, gifts, and niche decorations – you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for. A word to the wise: Check it out before the influx of holiday shoppers at the end of the month!

When: Now open
Where: 19158 48th Avenue, Surrey

Wander through VanDusen

Last but not least, we’ve got an outdoor option in case the sun peaks out mid-week (fingers crossed!). And thanks to its incredible array of plants and flowers, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is a beautiful option any time of year. And on a nicer day, it’s a downright otherworldly experience for you and that special someone to stroll through.

Where: 5151 Oak Street

Well, that’s a wrap on this week, Vancouver! We’ll check back in soon.