Events in Vancouver: Live and virtual things to do 4-10. November

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Whether you’re looking for date-night ideas, free things to do, or just something fun with the kids, you can not go wrong with our list of events that take place around Metro Vancouver between 4-10. November. Overall this week’s choice is Music on Mains 10th Modulus Festival.

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Here are five things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:

Music at Mains 10th Modulus Festival

When: 5.-10. November

Where: Different venues

Tickets: musiconmain.ca

Among this year’s festival highlights is “As dreams are made”, a performance created especially for one audience member and one musician. Musicians include Chloe Kim, violin; Dailin Hsieh, zheng; Jonathan Lo, cello; and Saina Khaledi, santour. Other highlights include flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor’s world premiere of a piece by Montreal’s electroacoustic composer Keiko Devaux, pianist Corey Hamm’s tribute to the late composer Frederic Rzewski and a free family concert with the Cedar Quartet and Sequoia Quartet.

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Rama Vaidyanathan and Ensemble: Sannidhanam

When: 8.-15. November 6 p.m.

Where: Online

Tickets: $ 15 at thedancecentre.ca

Inspired by the significance of symbols in Indian philosophy, choreographer Rama Vaidyanathan has created Sannidhanam. The new work of Indian classical dance features eight dancers, including Vaidyanathan. From Delhi, Vaidyanathan is considered one of the leading Bharatanatyam dancers of his generation and has performed all over the world. The dance center streams Sannidhanam online in collaboration with Mandala Arts and Culture, which has commissioned the work.

Chor Leoni starts their new season in the newly renovated St.  Andrew's-Wesley United Church November 10th and 11th.
Chor Leoni starts their new season in the newly renovated St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church November 10th and 11th. Photo by COOPER /jpg

Chor Leoni: Breathe in Hope

When: November 10 at 19.30, 11 November at 14.00 and 19.30

Where: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver

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Tickets: from $ 20 at chorleoni.org

The choir’s annual memorial concert for Remembrance Day will be the first public show in the renovated St. Andrew’s-Wesley. Audience members will bask in the sophisticated lighting and comfortable chair seats along with Chor Leoni’s rich, impeccable vocal performance. The concert includes new works by Composer-in-Residence Don Macdonald as well as Katerina Gimon, Ken Cormier, Marques LA Garrett, Melissa Dunphy and Shruthi Rajasekar.

Circle Craft Christmas Market returns with over 200 artisans, including A Cagey Bee (aka artist Kris Brownlee), 10-14.  November.
Circle Craft Christmas Market returns with over 200 artisans, including A Cagey Bee (aka artist Kris Brownlee), 10-14. November. jpg

Circle Craft Christmas Market

When: 10-14 nov

Where: Vancouver Convention Center West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Tickets: $ 15 / $ 12 seniors at signatures.ca/circle-craft

After its break in 2020, the Vancouver tradition returns. This year, the market features two hundred vendors from across the province, as well as from as far east as Cowansville, Quebec. Market favorites include Boreal Folk Apothecary (natural skin care products), Matthew Freed Pottery, Dinh Bá Design (women’s clothing) and Big Bear + the Wolf (wooden home decor). Voyager Art and Tile (handmade decorative tiles), Indigenous Nouveau (traditional Métis pearl work) and RECVRD Candle Co. (100 percent soy light in recycled beer bottles) is among the new suppliers.

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Members of the SAGE clan patrol voluntarily in Lethbridge and provide support to vulnerable people in the documentary Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, which opens at the Vancity Theater on 5 November.
Members of the SAGE clan patrol voluntarily in Lethbridge and provide support to vulnerable people in the documentary Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, which opens at the Vancity Theater on 5 November. jpg

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The meaning of empathy

When: Opens Nov. 5

Where: Vancity Theater, 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver

Tickets: From $ 15 at viff.org

Winner of Best Canadian Documentary at this year’s DOXA Festival, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, looks at addiction and harm reduction efforts at Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta. The document draws a line between the impact of colonialism on Blackfoot’s country and people and the ongoing drug crisis. A largely indigenous team working closely with members of Kainai First Nation recorded the film over four years.

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