Welcome to the first week of November, everyone! We hope you’re ready to jump into the thick of things, because there are a ton of exciting live events coming up this week. Let’s get into it: Here are 10 of the best things to do around Vancouver this week (October 31-November 4).

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ICYMI, Kurtis Conner is a Canadian comedy legend who performs standup shows across the country and the U.S. If you’re in need of some serious laughs to start off the month, then look no further.

When: Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Cost: $54.25

Check out the Chilliwack Corn Maze

It’s the tail end of the Chilliwack Corn Maze, so if you have some time on Monday, we definitely recommend checking it out. This year’s maze is shaped like a T.Rex in collaboration with Science World – so grab your pals and head to Greendale Acres for a great time & memories to last all fall and winter long.

Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack

Dave Matthews Band

Occasionally known by their initials “DMB,” Dave Matthews Band is renowned for their live shows, where they typically play each song a little differently each time. The practice was all the rage in the ’90s and has really paved the way for the soft rock/folk rock genres.

When: Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $51.17

DTES Heart of the City Festival

The 19th annual Heart of the City Festival is on right now, and this year’s theme of “Community Is Our Mentor” will spotlight the lived experiences and identities of the DTES community. Highlighted events include the launch of a new mural, a series of dialogues and short films on housing justice, and The Prop Master’s Dream, a new fusion opera produced by the Vancouver Cantonese Opera.

When: October 26th to November 6th
Where: 401 Main Street

Woman, Life, Liberty: Feminist Cinema from Iran

The Polygon is screening feminist films from Iran every Thursday this month in solidarity with the women of Iran & those facing persecution. This week, they’re screening A Girl Walks Alone at Night directed by Ana Lily Amirpour at 7 pm.

When: Every Thursday in November
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court
Cost: By donation

Hit up a covered patio

It should go without saying the patio season is not just for the summer. And with classic options like Banter Room to newer additions like Batch on Plaza (now with a tent & fire pits!) – covered patio season sure is bringing its A-game so far.

Where: See our picks above

Check out some new restos

From the much-anticipated opening of Rewind Beer Co to the newly launched Hazukido Bakery – here are some amazing new food & drink spots in and around the city.

Where: See what’s opening above

Get a drink at a lobby bar

If you’re looking for an excuse to dress up in your favourite outfit and indulge in a cocktail or two, consider this list as good a reason as any. Lobby bars make for a great after-work spot or date night destination. From sushi at the Lobby Lounge & Rawbar to happy hour at H Tasting Lounge – you’ll definitely feel like the main character during a visit to one of these.

Where: See our picks above

Save it for a rainy day

Why go with one rainy day activity when we could share all our fave picks?? With the return of the rain at full force, it never hurts to be prepared with multiple options. From checking out the local art scene to catching a movie at the Rio, here are our picks for rainy-day activities around Vancouver.

Where: See our picks above

Go on a fall hike

BC is absolutely stunning in autumn, and the season is now in full swing. Explore our beautiful province, get your steps in for the month, and soak in all those changing colours while you can.

Where: Check out our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this week, Vancouver. We hope it’s a great one.