1. The 19th edition of the Eastside Culture Crawl spreads its artsy wings Nov. 19 to 22, celebrating locally made visual arts, design and crafts created, showcased and sold in artists’ studios, homes and garages throughout Vancouver’s East Side, including those by painter Laurel Swenson. Details at culturecrawl.ca.
2. Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels talks about his novel Us Conductors with Hal Wake at the opening night gala of the 31st annual JCC Jewish Book Festival, which runs Nov. 21 to 26 at the Jewish Community Centre. Authors include Assaf Gavron, Nomi Eve and Ruth Tal, among others. Details at jewishbookfestival.ca.
3. Hoboken, New Jersey’s long-running indie rock trio Yo La Tengo team up with buddy Dave Schramm for an evening of acoustic delights in support of the band’s pretty little album of covers and reimagined originals, Stuff Like That There. It all goes down Nov. 21 at the Vogue. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife and ticketfly.com.
4. Vancouver’s Andrea Superstein brings her quirky, arty, pop-jazz stylings and (judging by her press photo) love of expensive amps, taxidermy and fancy footwear to Frankie’s (765 Beatty St.) Nov. 20. Superstein will play in support of her new album, What Goes On.
5. Members of Hey Ocean, Dear Rouge, the Zolas, Bend Sinister, Wanting, the Boom Booms, Jordan Klassen and others pay tribute to the King of Pop with an evening of Michael Jackson covers, cleverly called We Are the World, We Are the Biltmore, Nov. 25 at, where else, the Biltmore Cabaret. Tickets at ticketfly.com. Details at biltmorecabaret.com.