From our calendar to yours comes this carefully considered agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from November 8 to November 14, 2017. Please note that you can now get the Scout List – with a few extra pieces of intel included – sent to your inbox every Thursday. Sign up for your subscription in the sidebar.
PIE | The Pie Shoppe celebrates its 5th anniversary this weekend and to celebrate the French sisters are planning a bit of a party. Hustle your way down to the Powell Street shop to score yourself a piece of pie and have a hang out. Expect art (artist Klee Larsen Crawford will be showing her new works) cocktails, beer, music, pie and all sorts of good people. Not familiar? You should be! ”A collaboration between sister bakers Andy and Stephanie French, The Pie Shoppe is where Pacific Northwest ingredients are celebrated in some traditional and not so common pie recipes. Our Kitchen & Cafe is styled within a white walled cube gallery with large windows looking out onto the Eastside Portown & Vancouver’s beautiful North Shore & ShipYard…” Andy and Stephanie are super rad people who work hard and always have a smile ready. Get in and give them a pat on the back! Thu, Nov. 9 | 7pm | 1875 Powell St. | DETAILS
LECTURE | Emily Carr University is holding the first of this year’s Working Artists panel discussions this Thursday night. The series brings together artists working in a range of disciplines in order to share how they found their fields and what their experience has been like. Intended to help emerging artists find their own way, the series is inspiring for everyone interested in the culture of the creative professional. Expect to hear about a variety of approaches including creating non-profit organizations in the arts, curating, art writing, and public art. This edition of Working Artists features ECU alumni Mat Troy (Founder and Director Vancouver Arts and Leisure), Steffanie Ling (Events and Exhibitions Curator, VIVO; independent critic) and Gabrielle Strong (visual and public artist). Also a great excuse to snoop around the new campus! Thu, Nov. 9 | 5-8pm | Reliance Theatre, ECU (520 E. 1st Ave) | DETAILS
ART | Fuse is back at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Head down on Friday night to see it transformed into a one-night party palace. This time around Fuse is all about ‘Conjuring’. Dig the decidedly different evening vibe that blends live music, performance art and adult beverage options with an evening of art, augmented reality and holographic masks. Conjuring is designed to show attendees how artists’ materials and processes create magical art experiences. Expect witches and wine, covens and canvases late into the night. Fri, Nov. 10 | 8pm–12am | Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) | $29 | DETAILS
CRAFT | Not down with the idea of supporting big box stores, chains and sweatshops? November marks the beginning of Craft Fair season. Every weekend a different gathering of artisans, craftspeople and artists will set up tables and booths and offer their local and handmade wares to Vancouverites as an alternative to mass produced goods. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s pretty cool to walk around a room full of people who spend their time making things by hand. This weekend you can check out the annual Circle Craft show with 300+ artists, designers and artisans making everything from everything from jewellery and jam to woodwork and textiles. Nov. 8-12 | Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place)| $15 | DETAILS
STORIES | Anecdotal Evidence is a storytelling series focused on tales from the human side of science: “The rapture in the research and humanity behind the abstract…” From event organizers: “Everyone knows scientists are remote intellectuals uncluttered by untidy human emotions. Or are they? Ever wondered what stories lie behind the data? Or how non-scientists experience science in their lives?” Even if you haven’t wondered, aren’t you curious now? We sure are. Head to the Vancouver Aquarium on Thursday night to listen to brave Marine Scientists tell of how science impacted their lives on a personal level. The stories are true, 7 (ish) minutes long and told live onstage. Food included. Cash bar. Thu, Nov. 9 | 7:30pm | Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park | $20 | DETAILS
LAUGH | November is often a little on the bleak side. If the bare trees, extra hours of darkness, cold weather and soggy ground get to be a bummer, lighten things up with a good belly laugh. Not feeling you have the material to do it on your own? You’re in luck: comedian John Mulaney (the co-creator of SNL’s “Stefon” character) is at the QE this Friday night. Fri, Nov. 10 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | DETAILS
REMEMBER | Slow down and appreciate the gravity of your moment of silence this Remembrance Day. Services take place at numerous locations around town on Friday morning, but the biggie will start around 9:45am at the Victory Square Cenotaph on the western edge of Gastown. Also, there’s nothing like a 21-gun salute and some bagpipes to clear the tear ducts. Sat, Nov. 11 | 9:45am | Victory Square Cenotaph (corner of Hastings and Cambie)
DUNKIRK | If you missed the theatrical run of Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed ‘Dunkirk’ film, fret not. The Rio Theatre has a screening fittingly set for Remembrance Day. Note that this is a licensed screening, so under 19s must sit in the balcony.
Sat, Nov. 11 | 3:30pm | Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) | $12 | DETAILS
LISTEN | Transitioning into winter can be difficult. The trick is not to fight it. Put on your cozy sweater, fill up on comfort food, pour yourself a whisky and embrace it. A dramatic soundtrack can help. Hit the Orpheum this week and let the sounds of Beethoven’s Fifth or Verdi’s Requiem – played loud and live – deliver you into the drama of the season. (Pro tip: The Bottleneck and UVA are close by and both have lots of whisky.)
Beethoven’s Fifth | Nov 11 | 8pm | Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St)| $18-$65 | DETAILS
Verdi’s Requiem | Nov 12 | 2pm | Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St) | $10+ | DETAILS
POP UP | Looking to freshen up your winter wardrobe but aiming to avoid going into debt doing it? Check out The Bazaar Closet Pre-loved Clothing & Artisan Pop-Up Market on Sunday. They want to see less clothing going to landfills so not only will this event feature vintage clothing plus racks and tables of brand clothing (from Aritzia and Adidas to Rag & Bone and Free People), there will also be information sharing. The idea is to inspire and inform the larger community about ways to reduce textile waste through finding creative ways to repurpose clothing that may not be salvageable in their original format — think torn cashmere sweaters transformed into hats and scarves, et cetera. Sun, Nov. 12 | 10am–5pm | Beaumont Studios (326 West 5th Ave.) | $2 | DETAILS
WHISTLER | Heading to Whistler for the long weekend? Scoop yourself a seat at the special screening of Lost in Translation that you can eat with more than just your eyes. That’s right, director Sofia Coppola’s sophomore full-length film is the latest to get the Sensory Cinema treatment. This time around it’s paired with a tasting menu prepared by Harajuku Izakaya and delivered to your seat by one of Sensory Cinema’s ushers. Plus, it’s going to be a real Suntory Time, since the menu includes Japanese whisky pairings. ‘Arigato gazaimasu!’ to the peeps at Here There Studio for putting together what promises to be another extraordinary event! Tickets for the 6pm and 8:30pm showing are $80 per person and available here. Sun, Nov 12 | Whistler Conference Centre | DETAILS