November 7 edition: BC sex workers deserve better

Plus: Inside Michelin-starred Burdock & Co

How did you spend your extra hour on Saturday night? 

Daylight savings time has come to end once again, bringing with it short-lived perks (an additional hour of late-night clubbing, video gaming, or more likely, sleeping) and the medium-term despair of dark evenings. 

Of course, maybe you’re one of those morning people who enjoy getting up at the crack of dawn to exercise, make packed lunches for the day ahead, or otherwise be criminally productive. You’re totally allowed to be thrilled. The rest of us will spend six months moaning about the fact it’s nighttime by the time work’s over—and then moan about that hour of sleep we lose in March. Ah, the traditions of the season!


Burdock & Co marks 10 years of cooking local

A white woman with short blond and brown hair, wearig a heavy duty black apron, speaks to someone off-screen in a restaurant kitchen.

Andrea Carlson is one of only two women chefs in Canada to boast a Michelin Star, thanks to her decade of work at Vancouver’s beloved Burdock & Co.


Commentary: The fight for BC sex worker rights is far from over

A protestor holds a sign reading "Sex work is work".

Sex workers in BC continue to be stigmatized and criminalized. At its heart, it’s a labour issue.


Explore hundreds of artists’ studios at the Culture Crawl Nov. 16-19

The Eastside Arts Society presents the 27th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Crafts Festival, which runs from Thursday November 16 to Sunday November 19, 2023.

Located in the Eastside Arts District, the Culture Crawl invites visitors to rediscover the thrill of exploring the abundance of open studios and workshops, featuring a range of art mediums by 450+ artists.

The free visual arts event is enhanced by a series of artist talks, demos, and workshops, as well as a juried preview exhibition, “Out of Control” which showcases work by 80 artists at the Pendulum, CULTCH, Alternative Creations and Strange Fellows galleries; and, the 10th annual Moving Art film and video exhibition, “Transmission: Message and Metamorphosis.”

Visit our website for full festival details & map.


Co.ERASGA’s Accumulation examines the price of convenience

A dancer stands on a dark stage, surrounded by a huge amount of detritus that seems to have been fashioned into clothes.

Veteran Vancouver choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino is tackling the environmental mess we’re in.

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Taylor Swift announces Vancouver The Eras Tour dates

A pop art-style poster shows colourized photos of Taylor Swift at different points in her career
  • Other just-announced concerts include Sam Barber and Feist

  • Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman returns to Vancouver this Saturday November 11th at The Pearl, with special guest Sofia Camara. Tickets are selling fast!*

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This Thursday! Beach Fossils with Turnover at The Pearl

American indie rock band Beach Fossils make their return to Vancouver this Thursday November 9th at The Pearl as part of The Bunny Tour, with special guests Turnover and Mo Troper. Don't miss one of the most definitive and enduring bands of the 2010s New York underground. Limited tickets remaining.


Weekend Tripper: Parksville promises beach-side bounty

A view of boats docked at French Creek marina in Parksville, BC under a cloudy sky.
  • Food notes: the battle of pad Thais, Christmas cocktails, and more


Your pocket change can provide housing, food and support for vulnerable people in Vancouver

Homelessness is on the rise in Vancouver with increasing rents and living costs pushing more and more people into crisis. For organizations like The Kettle – which has been providing housing, support and employment opportunities for vulnerable people in Vancouver for nearly 50 years – the demand for their services is higher than ever. As an individual, it can be hard to know how to help – but you can make a difference.


Calligraphy meditation workshop at Ferry Building Gallery | November 7 | 2pm

Exhibiting artist Li Tung teaches fundamental techniques in unlocking the expressive emotion behind calligraphy. [$20]

Hyprov at the Vogue Theatre | November 7 | 7pm

Comic legend Colin Mochrie and hypnotist Asad Mecci team up for improv under hypnosis. [$39.50+]

eaJ at Fortune Sound Club | November 7 | 7pm

K-pop rock singer Jae Park brings his all-ages In Insomnia tour to Vancouver. [$34.50]

Dizzy at the Biltmore Cabaret | November 7 | 8pm

Juno-winning band Dizzy sees frontperson Katie Munshaw lead the Spencer brothers through indie pop punk. [$19.50]

Circle Craft Holiday Market at Vancouver Convention Centre | November 8 to 12 | 10am 

Western Canada’s largest craft fair fills the VCC from November 8 to 12 with artisan vendors, festive refreshments, and live demonstrations. [$16]

AMPS: Big Easy Funk Ensemble and Redwoods at Centennial Theatre | November 8 | 7pm

The monthly Aspiring Music Performance Series showcases local rising talents in North Van’s Centennial Theatre. [$20]

Mosaic Riddim at the Roxy Cabaret | November 8 | 8pm

Reggae roots band Mosaic Riddim play the Roxy Cabaret for a night of dancing. [$13.86]

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