November 18 to 24
By Morgan Hannah, Life & Style Editor
With the semester almost wrapped up, now’s as good a time as any to get out there and celebrate your (almost) new-found freedom! Whether it be booze, music, or donating to a good cause, the Other Press has got you covered on fun events!
The Hopscotch Festival 2019
Date: November 18 to 24
Location: PNE, 2901 Hastings, East Vancouver
Time: Doors generally open at 6 pm, but some events start at 3 pm
50,000 square feet stocked full of craft and premium beers, spirits—including prime whiskey, scotch, and wine from all around the globe. So, whether you fancy yourself a beer snob or a wine-o, come check out this amazing week-long landlocked booze cruise, featuring live music and amazing eats. Full disclosure, this is not an event for the game hopscotch though—but if you wanted to play a round or two, I’m sure no one would mind.
Location: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: 7 pm
Created in 1999, The Cinematic Orchestra is a British nu jazz (also known as a mix of jazz and electronic) music group—and they’re ready for you! Come check ‘em out at the Vogue Theatre.
Fox Hole Comedy: The Astro Show for Big Fun! Festival
Date: November 20
Location: The Projection Room, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
Price: $12 per ticket
Stand-up comedy featuring 12 comics—12 because each one represents a different astrological sign. The comics will be performing short, hilarious sets.
Music and Arts Festival for Cancer Research
Date: November 21
Location: Russian Halls, 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Price: $20 per ticket
Student-run fundraiser, 25toLife, is hosting a festival where all money raised will go to the Canadian Cancer Society. According to Eventbrite, “the event will feature local artists performing everything from rock and metal to folk and modern dance.” A raffle is included in the festivities, along with a concession with food and drink.
Date: November 22
Location: D/6 Bar & Lounge, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Time: 7 to 11 pm
The Pacific Club is raising awareness and dollars for the Movember Foundation with this great event. Come on out, there are many benefits to the event! Drinks, appetizers which are included in the cost, music, a live DJ, and the opportunity to make new friends and relationships with professionals and entrepreneurs! Show your support for this important cause by having a ball and the moustache bash!
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Date: November 23
Location: Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
Time: 12 to 8 pm, with the tree lighting at 6:30 pm
Come and get your Christmas on early this year! Surrey is celebrating their Christmas tree lighting festival with a Holiday market and village, the fun zone, and JUNO Award winning singer, Begonia—best described as unconventional, loud, and autobiographical.
The Black Keys “Let’s Rock” Tour
Date: November 24
Location: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Time: doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm
Price: $83 to $788 according to VividSeats
Calling all Black Keys fans and music lovers alike! Come on down to Rogers Arena and rock out at The Black Keys’ new tour! And watch for special guest and opener, Modest Mouse. Tickets are going quickly, so act fast!