While we take a moment to Remember this weekend, we also find more Holiday spirit fill our picks of the week
Remembrance: Chor Leoni’s Boundless honours veterans with its 32nd Remembrance Day Concert, November 10-11 at St Andrew’s Wesley United
Festival: The 2023 Chutzpah! Festival continues until November 23 bringing a dynamic program of performances of music, theatre, comedy, dance, multimedia arts, and film around Vancouver.
Dance: November 9-10, Co.ERASGA Dance presents the dynamic world premiere of Accumulation, a transcontinental performance project by , in collaboration with participating artists from the United States (New York), Canada and France
Buddy: Join Buddy the Elf on his expedition from the North Pole to New York City when Elf: The Musical plays at The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until December 31st
OZ: Follow the Yellow Brick Road as CTORA Theatre brings a faithful rendition of The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) to the Granville Island Stage until November 12th.
Flamenco: The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! noon series highlights the art of flamenco with an exciting double bill of works by Calle Verde (comprising Maria Avila, Michelle Harding, and Peter Mole) and Jhoely Triana Flamenco on November 9th at noon.
Mothers: Until November 12th, The Cultch presents the frank theatre company’s production of How Black Mothers Say I Love You, a raw, compelling look into family dynamics and strife that explores the complicated perceptions of immigrant mothers, at the Historic Theatre.
Craft: Western Canada’s largest craft fair, Circle Craft, returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre Nov 8-12, featuring 291 Canadian vendors, including new talent, longtime artisans, and focus on
sustainability, inclusivity and originality in craft.
Kitchen: There’s more than hors d’oeuvres heating up in the kitchen, as The Catering Queen takes the stage at Metro Theatre, Vancouver until November 18th.
Stand: Wrapping up November 12, Presentation House Theatre co-presents the Theatre Series in the 3rd annual STAND Festival, a celebration of immigrant and refugee performing artists.
Chekhov: Until November 12th, The Smoking Gun Collective presents Troika, a collection of 3 Short Comedies by Anton Chekhov directed by William B Davis (XFiles, smoking man) at Jericho Arts Centre
Doll: November 9-26, Western Gold Theatre presents A Doll’s House Part 2 by Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath. The funny and bold new play picks up from Ibsen’s Part 1, explorating traditional gender roles and a clever contemporary take on all human relationships.
Gallery: Until November 19th, The Vancouver Art Gallery is showing the landmark exhibition, Parviz Tanavoli: Poets, Locks, Cages – the first major presentation of works by Iranian-born, Vancouver-based artist Parviz Tanavoli in Canada.
Pets: On display until November 29 at Janaki Larsen Studios, fine art photographer Michelle Leone Huisman presents the Vancouver premiere of her new solo show CMYK9, the exhibition features hand-painted photographs and imagines how dogs may have experienced the pandemic.
Peace: Celebrate the era of peace and love and protest while admiring the new Disco Nap collection created by Olivier Salvas Artiste on display at Bean on Hastings, 175 West Hastings Street until January 31, 2024
Crisis: From Slander’s Brand, The Polygon Gallery’s compelling new show, on display from Nov. 10, 2023–Feb. 4, 2024, brings together monumental works by Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori, and Ron Terada, and explores how art responds in times of historic crises.
Carr: Until September 2024, the Vancouver Art Gallery is showing a yearlong exhibition featuring highlights from its permanent collection of Emily Carr paintings. Emily Carr: A Room of Her Own explores the intersection between celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr and the Vancouver Art Gallery.