30 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, 19-21. November

Please note: Due to COVID-19, BC vaccine cards and / or masks may be required for access to certain personal events.

FRIDAY: late evening viewing at Rio Theater by Kinji Fukasaku’s controversial and ultra-violent 2000 parable of adolescence, Battle Royale.

FRIDAY: The Vancouver Canucks Receive Winnipeg Jets in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

FRIDAY: music director Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony merge with SFU’s Precursor Lab to create an innovative theatrical and cinematic interpretation of Prokofiev’s ballet score for Romeo and Juliet at the Orpheum Theater.

Soul singer Krystle Dos Santos performs at Ironworks as part of the Ironfest Concert Series.
Andrea Sutherland

FRIDAY: the local soul singer Krystle Dos Santos performs at Ironworks as part of the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society’s Ironfest Concert Series.

FRIDAY: BC Lions accept Edmonton Elks in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.

FRIDAY: Montreal-based pianist and accordionist Josh “So-called” Dolgin leads an evening of rediscovered Yiddish songs at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theater as part of the 2021 Chutzpah! Festival.

FRIDAY: Unbound Reading Series features conversations inspired by black speculative narratives Shadbolt Center for the Arts.

Sleep II (detail), 2015 ink on canvas by Steven Shearer, shown at Polygon Gallery.

FRIDAY: opening party at Polygon Gallery for Steven Shearer, an expansive solo show running until February 13, 2022.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Padlesang by Firehall Arts Center stars Cheri Maracle in a one-woman musical about Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Imagine Picasso, an immersive exhibition with massive projections of the groundbreaking work of the Spanish artist, is now running Vancouver Convention Center.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with Winnipeg Art Gallery, on Museum of Vancouver presents the travel exhibition Boarder X until October 2022.

“Orchid Bloom” by Janine Breck, one of the artists participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the 25th Eastside Culture Crawl presents its weekend of personal visits to the studios of participating artists.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh by Vancouver Maritime Museum features works by 20 indigenous artists and carvers along with historical images and information that tell the story of the indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength through the war canoe and all that it represents. The exhibition is curated by the original artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles and lasts until July 3, 2022.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Deep Cove Stage Society presents performances of The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Tracy Labrosse, on North Van’s Deep Cove Stage.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: showing at Vancity Theater by Jane Campions western from 2021 The power of the dog, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst.

Get a close-up of Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece at the convention center.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition–which offers a close-up of Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece – shows Vancouver Convention Center East Building.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sho Sho Esquiro: The Doctrine of Discovery is a solo exhibition by designer, artist and activist Sho Sho Esquiro showcasing carefully crafted couture dresses, textiles, paintings and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition runs at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until June 5, 2022.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: GROWING FREEDOM: The Instructions from Yoko Ono / The art of John and Yoko runs by Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1, 2022. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which dives into Ono’s artistic process, reflecting her radical and unconventional approach, and the second highlights Ono and her late husband John Lennon’s collaborative art projects, which aim to promote peace.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sankofa: African routes, Canadian roots, an exhibition exploring the relationship between traditional and contemporary African art and black Canadian contemporary art, runs until March 27, 2022 at MOA.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: AND Punk, runs at North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery until January 2, 2022, capturing the ethos of punk subculture by the Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein.

DOA headlines at the Rickshaw Theater on Saturday.

SATURDAY: Vancouver punk legends DOA, starring frontman Joey “Shithead” Keithley, play Rickshaw Theater, with guests Bishops Green, Spitfires and GRRLcircus.

SATURDAY: Vancouver Whitecaps host Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer playoffs at BC Place Stadium.

SATURDAY: The online Vancouver Podcast Festival features workshops and panels that serve the local and national podcast community.

Ultra-athlete Rich Roll speaks in St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church on Saturday.

SATURDAY: an evening with ultra-athlete and plant-driven wellness champion Rich Roll at St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church features live music by Noble Son and a live podcast conversation between Rich and local podcast hosts Zach Berman and Dean Morris.

SATURDAY: Israeli-American stand-up comedian Avi Liberman appears on Norman and Annette Rothstein Theater as part of 2021 Chutzpah! Festival.

SATURDAY: Vancouver comedian Dino Archie headlines the comic, a weekly stand-up comedy show at Tyrant Studios.

Screening by Werner Herzogs Grizzly man in the Cinematheque on Saturday.

SATURDAY: screening in the Cinematheque of Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary about amateur grizzly bear expert and “gonzonaturalist” Timothy Treadwell, Grizzly man.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Planted Expo at Vancouver Convention Center West featuring inspiring speakers, leading vegan product creators, sustainability drivers, plant-based cookbook authors and over 200 vendors.

SUNDAY: The Vancouver Canucks Receive Chicago Blackhawks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

SUNDAY: that Vancouver Chopin Society presents a recital at Vancouver Playhouse by pianist Federico Colli, winner of the 2012 Leeds Piano Competition. OUT OF STOCK.