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Hot events happening in Vancouver this weekend

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If you haven’t yet spent all your money on Metric, Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Bruce Springsteen, there is lots of music, dance, poetry and other forms of art waiting for you this week-end. We also point you towards surviving the struggling economy and how to grow your own food - and taste it again in Vancouver, this time in Chinatown. Missed the (Eco) Fashion Week and Burning man? There’s a backup plan for that too.

Oh and if you didn't already know, Hopscotch wraps up this weekend. Read the preview to the Grand Tasting Hall event by our Bee Kelly.
Join the buzzing society with any of the honey sweet events we’ve picked for you, and if you have an event to promote, shoot us an email.


World Kindness Concert (Evi's pick)
Nov 16  | The Centre For Performing Arts | $40

The World Kindness Concert celebrates its 12th year by gathering world class performers to celebrate and promote the messages of kindness, compassion, love and peace, and to touch the hearts of people around the world. This is more than just a Concert. This is a Global Movement to eliminate violence, bullying, suicide, cruelty and abuse to our environment. It promises to be a most memorable evening where everyone will be touched by a simple and yet most powerful message… Kindness. Amanda Todd's family will be joining us this evening. Come show your support.

Dancers of Damelahamid + Raven Spirit Dance (miraj’s pick)
Nov 18 | 2 - 3 PM | Roundhouse Community Centre | $15

Raven Spirit Dance and Dancers of Damelahamid explore the connections and interrelationship between traditional story, dance and song, contemporary dance methodologies and image making. Both companies combine a shared perspective through different dance forms, resulting in new forms of Indigenous dance.

Afterglow - Vancouver’s Official Burning Man Decompression (Kelly’s Pick)
Nov 17 | 7PM - 4AM | Squamish | $25 + transportation/hotel

A fire and ice sculpture from Seattle, an amazing tree sculpture being brought up on a 50ft flatbed truck, fire spinners, stilt walkers, a ball pit, aerial hoop performances and killer DJs. Sounds like one hell of a pretty to decompress with.


Listen, Laugh, Enjoy, Stories for you! (Miraj’s pick)
Nov 18 | 7pm | 1805 Larch Street (Lower Hall) | $6 

Theme of the evening is “Heroes & Heroines: Strength & Justice”. Your host is Melanie Ray, BC Representative to the national storytellers. Ticket includes tea and potluck treats in addition to wonderful stories!

Opa Tsupa (Kelly’s Pick)
Nov 16-18 | Varies | Russian Hall | $17/22/36

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