1) Grey Cup Weekend
The BC Lions may not be in the game this year, but football fans will be converging all the same in downtown Vancouver for the Grey Cup festivities, wearing their colours. The fun has already started with concerts and parties, but the big events are on the weekend.
The Grey Cup Parade will feature the big trophy and starts on Saturday at 10 a.m. PT near Smithe Street and Hornby Street.
On Sunday, there's a tailgate party and Grey Cup March leading up to the final game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Calgary Stampeders at B.C. Place.
- Downtown Vancouver
2) Piga Picha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi
The Museum of Anthropology is full of wonders and they bring some very interesting, sometimes unusual exhibitions to Vancouver.
This time they're focusing on a first-of-its-kind exhibition that explores Kenya's urban culture through portrait photos taken in Nairobi. Many of the 180 photographs were staged, while others were taken on the streets.
Portrait photography is a high art form in Nairobi, used to tell stories and create an illusion of the ideal self. It's been declining in the past 15 years, partly due to cellphones. The exhibition is an effort to capture this kind of art before it disappears.- Opened Nov. 25, on until April 5
- Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
3) 4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair
About 50 local and non-profit vendors will be at the Strathcona Community Centre to show off and sell their work on Saturday. You'll get a chance to peruse handmade jewellery, knitwear, cards, ceramics and toys. Get in the spirit, buy local and get some shopping done early!- Nov. 29
- Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver
4) The Christmas Truce 1914 - A Play for Voices
Gallery Bistro and Expect Theatre are putting on a play about the Christmas young men spent with the enemy during the First World War, 100 years ago. This vocal tribute captures the voices of those soldiers, painting an intimate picture of that historic event.- Nov. 28, 29
- Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
5) "Vancouver - A Progressive City!" Movies from the City of Vancouver Archives
You can get a sense of what Vancouver looked like from the 1930s to the 1950s by watching some of the city's earliest movies.
Included in the film festival is the first movie shot in B.C. You'll see colour film of the Lions Gate Bridge, and scenes of people at work in different industries.
The festival's movies also features shots of early commercial aviation, horse-drawn milk carriages in the 1940s and the first television on-location reporting. Take a trip back in time, soak in these archival gems, and marvel at how far we've come.- Nov. 30
- Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver