Pod almighty: Vancouver Podcast Festival returns

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Vancouver Podcast Festival

Back for a second year following a highly successful start in 2018, the Vancouver Podcast Festival returns with all the true crime, riveting stories and insider secrets you crave. The Vancouver Podcast Festival is aimed at entertaining listeners and fans with talks and shows, as well as providing an opportunity for anyone doing or plotting a podcast to learn from industry pros during masterclass workshops.

When: Nov. 7 to 10

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Where: Various venues


Architecture and Design Film Festival


The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) is crossing the border for the first time this year and adding two Canadian cities to its roster, including Vancouver. ADFF’s programming kicks off on opening night with City Dreamers, a film that focuses on four exciting designers. Other program highlights include an exploration of the notion of “home” in The Human Shelter, and Design Canada, which is from a Vancouver filmmaker and looks into the shaping of the nation through the lens of graphic design. Plus, the fest will screen PUSH, which zeroes in on the housing crisis faced by many in cities around the globe — a subject Vancouverites will find all too familiar.

When: Nov. 7 to 10

Where: The Scotiabank Dance Centre and Vancity Theatre


Dine Railtown

Dine Railtown features nine area restaurants, each offering a special dish from which each sale proceeds are donated to the Powell Street Getaway, which is a peer-led resource centre that supports people living with chronic illnesses, addictions and/or mental health challenges. Railtown is home to some of Vancouver’s most popular and critically acclaimed restaurants, which means you can easily have a delicious meal out, for a worthy cause.

When: Nov. 1 to 30

Where: Participating Railtown restaurants


Japan Market

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, get a bite of delicious food and kick-start your holiday shopping at Japan Market Vancouver’s upcoming Christmas Fair. This admission-by-donation event is open to everyone, and will feature more than 70 vendors featuring a variety of items and services, including art, crafts, merchandise and more. Packaged Japanese foods will be available for purchase on site.

When:Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  Robson Square, 800 Robson St.


Vancouver Train Expo

File photo Rebecca Blissett
File photo Rebecca Blissett

All aboard! For the most fun on two rails, model train enthusiasts know there’s no place else you can choo-choo-choose to be in B.C. but at the annual Vancouver Train Expo. Now in its 37th year, the popular gathering is B.C.’s biggest train show, and it offers a great day out for families, hobbyists and train enthusiasts with a broad range of activities for everyone.

When: Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings St.























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