It looks like we’re going to get another beautiful, sunny weekend in Vancouver – so don’t spend it hibernating on your couch! Grab your warmest jacket and get out there! We’ve got a list of the 12 things to do in Vancouver this weekend that stood out as sounding really fun. The list includes drag queens, local story tellers, sweaty dance parties, and lots of arts and crafts! Check it out below:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Adults Only)

When: Friday, November 27 doors at 11:30pm
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: The most notoriously pleasurable cult-movie experiences you can possibly have in a darkened theatre. Featuring a live shadow cast featuring Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe: The Geekenders. (more info)

man up drag tribute night

Man Up: Drag Tribute to Freddie Mercury

When: Friday, November 27 at 8:30pm
Where: The Cobalt (917 Main Street)
What is it: An evening to celebrate the probably-greatest band of all time featuring a live set of Queen covers by local favourites Parlour Panther. Performances, dance parties, and drag queens, oh my! (more info)

Rain City Chronicles Holiday Special

When: Friday, November 27 at 7pm
Where: 2605 East Pender
What is it: True stories from the holidays from local storytellers. It might get a little weird, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, holiday cider, prizes, a photobooth, and your first Christmas cookie! (more info)

denim vest party

Denim Vest Sweaty Dance Party

When: Friday, November 27 from 10pm – 2am
Where: Red Gate Arts Society (855 E. Hastings)
What is it: Even if you’ve never been to it before, celebrate Denim Vest’s first birthday in the East Van queer world with party hats and cake, DJs, and lots and lots of awesome sweaty dancing.  (more info)

Vancouver Christmas Market

When: Friday, Nov 27 until December 24
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton Street)
What is it: Food, Christmas gifts, lots of activities, and mulled wine. Outdoor European-style festival with a carousel. Open daily from 11am – 9pm with $8 admission (or check Groupon). (more info)

emily carr student art sale

Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale

When: Friday, Nov 27 until Sunday, Nov 29
Where: Emily Carr University (1399 Johnston Street)
What is it: Choose from a wide selection of original paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, wearables, housewares, greeting cards and more from Emily Carr’s very awesome up-and-coming artists and designers! (more info)

Portobello West Holiday Market

When: Saturday, Nov 28 – Sunday, Nov 29
Where: Creekside Community Centre
What is it:  Shop from a wide variety of local goods ranging from Men and Women’s Fashion, Jewelry, Home accessories, Art, Sweets & Treats, Baby & Kids items, and more. Live music and food trucks.  (more info)

strathcona winter fair vancouver

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair

When: Saturday, Nov 28 from 10am – 4pm
Where: 601 Keefer Street
What is it:  Over 50 artists with a wide range of unique and affordable gifts for your friends and family (or yourself).  Get your Christmas shopping over and done with as soon as you can! (more info)

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

When: Saturday, Nov 28 until January
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
What is it:  The Cap Suspension Bridge transforms at night into a glittery winter wonderland. Millions of flickering lights decorate the trees including the worlds largest Christmas tree… (more info)

The Rickshaw Gets Ugly: Christmas Market

When: Sunday, Nov 29 from 3pm – 8pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings)
What is it:  With photo booth, snacks, live music, and local artisan craft, clothing, and jewelry vendors. Wear a Christmas sweater to get into the festive spirit. Free admission with a canned food donation. (more info)

the woods studio vancouver

Pancakes and Jam – Winter is Coming

When: Sunday, Nov 29 from 11:30am – 5pm
Where: The Woods Studio (7 West 2nd Ave)
What is it:  Dancing, local music, a potluck, and a griddle going with pancakes, bacon, eggs, and other tasty breakfast treats. The perfect way to end your weekend. (more info)

Baker’s Market

When: Sunday, November 29 from 11am – 3pm
Where: Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street
What is it: It’s baack! Free samples, free parking, free admission. With all your favourite cookies, cupcakes, breads, gluten-free goodies, and much much more. (more info)

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