The sky outside may be cold and grey as we enter the weekend, but don’t despair because the Eastside Culture Crawl is here to splash a bit of colour into our lives. But that’s not all, if warmth and the seaside is what you desire then “Feel the Vibe Jamaica” has a beach lounge with your name on it. And just to put the icing on top, here are the best and hottest shows you need to check out this weekend.
Eastside Culture Crawl
All weekend in East Van
This weekend, see over 500 Vancouver artists in their studios as they showcase their beautiful wondrous creations to the public. This is a great opportunity to gain a deeper insight into what inspires and pushes them to make their amazing works of art.
All weekend in Whistler
Time to wake up your taste buds and let your palates discover the delicious treats on offer at this annual celebration of fine cuisine and beverages. From special brunches with holiday themes to drink seminars on martinis, they have it all.
The Rio Grind Film Festival
All weekend at The Rio
Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and fantasy film buffs, let’s have some fun this weekend with the Rio Grind Film Festival, featuring some of the hottest new indie features and films like “Beyond Skyline,” the sequel to the Strause Brothers cult classic alien horror film “Skyline”.
Feel the Vibe Jamaica
All weekend YVR Food Fest pop up
Need to warm up this weekend? Feel the Vibe Jamaica is here to do just that, showing off the beautiful and vibrant Jamaican culture through food, drink, entertainment, music and much, much more. Come enjoy this “mini-Jamaica” complete with a “Beach” lounge. Yes, you heard us, time to hit the beach in November!
Friday Nov 17 at Fortune Sound
Combining a pleasant, smooth ambience with beautiful atmospheric pads and soulful, deep instrumentals, Giraffage is truly an amazing Electronica and R&B producer, giving off a deep almost sensual vibe yet still being funky and groovy.
Best in Vancouver
Night 5 Friday & Night 6 Saturday at The Railway Stage
The Railway Stage continues their display of Vancouver’s hottest and top bands this weekend, such as Tokyo Bleu and Stella Soul. Do not miss this chance to see some of our hottest local talents blow up the stage playing everything from Alternative Rock to Indie pop.
Media Democracy Day
Saturday Nov 18 at the Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver’s entrepreneurs, thinkers, visionaries and practitioners, time to shine. The 17th Annual Media Democracy day is here and they want you to share your skills, and give your insights into the ever changing and emerging field of media communication.
Saturday Nov 18 at Vogue Theatre
For one night only, Australian hip hop group Hilltop Hoods are taking over. Hailing from Adelaide, this group has redefined Australian Hip Hop, with hits like “Matter of Time” and “Higher”. With their infectious sick beats and deep, dark, yet emotional soul touching lyrics, they will make your Saturday night truly memorable.
Spirit of Canada: A Benefit for John Mann
Sunday Nov 19 at the Commodore
In support of Canadian Folk legend and Spirit of the West band member John Mann, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, this benefit is organized by band members, friends and family as a way of raising awareness about Alzheimer’s, through the power of Folk Rock. Featuring bands and artists such as Alan Doyle, Colin James, and Shari Ulrich amongst many more, come help the cause by showing your support.
Sunday Nov 19 at The Biltmore
Sadly Sunday marks the end of the weekend but do not despair, Manatee Commune is here to make sure you end the week feeling relaxed and ready for the next week. Combining down tempo percussions with beautiful, and vibrant viola melodies, he will have you taking a deep thoughtful self reflecting stroll through your mind and soul.