The 12 Best Events to See This Weekend featuring Leonard Cohen in film

The most awesome things to do and see in Vancouver Nov 3 - 5 2017

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This weekend, you might get to see some snow, but some of Vancouver’s hottest and most exciting events, too!

Two film festivals and one music festival have all just kicked off! Take in some of the incredible film and music to be seen at:

Vancouver Asian Film Festival
November 2-5 2017
Experience Asian culture through the art of film, featuring short videos and movies that show us struggles and experiences, such as “Gook,” about brothers protecting an innocent girl from the violence of the 1992 L.A riots, to the heartwarming tale of self discovery in “Columbus”.

World New Music Days
November 2-8 2017
Being the home of new music for nearly a century, the International Society for Contemporary Music has an annual festival that showcases new music and collaborations from talented and amazing artists from all over the globe. This year Vancouver is the host and you can be sure this will be a grand celebration of what new artists and singers have to offer us.

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
November 2–12 2017
This weekend check out the Jewish Film Festival. This festival commemorates all the great and amazing films directed and created by the Jewish Community tackling controversial but necessary topics, such as “Shelter” a deep emotional tale of two women trying to survive and “In Between, Bar Bahar” a tale of cultural hardship, citizenship and trying to belong.

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Then head out to some of these awesome live music, DJ nights, art events, and brewery parties! This weekend’s best events presented by our city’s #knowfun Selectors at Do604.

An Evening With Deer Tick
at The Rickshaw – Sold Out – Fri Nov 3
The weekend starts off with some gorgeous, lively, deep alternative and indie rock, featuring Deer Tick. Hailing from Rhode Island, the band is performing as part of their “Twice is Nice” tour, a great way to kick of the weekend. Hope you got a ticket early because they are sold out.

6LACK
at Commodore early & Fortune late – Fri Nov 3
One of Rap and Hip Hop’s rising stars, 6LACK is here to blow up the night, showing off his talents at not one but two performances, wow. Described as deep, moody and emotional, 6LACK is a rapper truly for the millennial age.

ODESZA
Friday Nov 3 & Saturday Nov 4 at PNE Forum
Bringing to Vancouver their unique brand of EDM, ODESZA are here to take over the weekend with their sick dreamy but lively beats, their soulful melodies and deep funky bass sub tones, complemented by amazing and gorgeous visuals, not to be missed.

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Luppolo Brewing’s 1st Anniversary Party
Sat Nov 4
Surviving your first year in business is no small feat and Luppolo are holding a grand celebration to mark just that occasion. Thanking us all for making sure they stay for another many more years, come enjoy beautifully crafted special beers in their lounge and indulge in your love of beer.

Take Flight Culture Crawl Benefit & LIT Culture Crawl preview at The Arts Factory – Sat Nov 4
Art fans smile; we have something to brighten up your weekend, with the Take Flight Benefit
launch party and reception for the 2017 Culture Crawl Festival. Featuring beautiful and truly thought provoking pieces of art, why not take part in the art roulette, you could win one of these pieces.

Current Swell, Close Talker, Lovecoast
at The Commodore – Sat Nov 4
A display of some of our finest local indie rock and pop bands, Current Swell, Close Talker and Lovecoast will be playing some funky, soulfully deep yet bouncy rock and pop that will be sure to fill you with inner warmth and energy.

Black Coffee
at Celebrities 33yr – Sat Nov 4
This weekend, Africa has decided to send over its finest DJ and producer, to show us how it’s done. Being in the EDM industry for 20+ years, Black Coffee is the King of Afro House, and he will be giving us the night of our lives, playing funky, groovy, up lifting and extremely lively Tech, tribal and Afro House.

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Canzine West
at SFU Woodward’s – Sun Nov 5
Avid readers and book lovers, Canzine West is finally here, a great area for creators and admirers alike. It will be going on all day, displaying tons of comics, Zines and small press books for our literary enjoyment. Come meet with writers and swap stories and tales.

King Krule
at the Vogue – Sold Out – Sun Nov 5
With a weekend full of exciting events and fun things to do, Sunday we need to relax and chill. King Krule is here to help us do just that. With his amazing, calm and soulful voice, funky and incredibly sexy jazzy beats. You can bet he will bring the soul and funk this Sunday, filling you with inner energy all ready for the week ahead.

Have an awesome weekend checking out these shows! You can always head to our Vancouver Events calendar, powered by Do604, for a full list of our recommended things to see and do in Vancouver.