5 things to do this weekend on the North Shore

Take a ride with Steve Martin and John Candy as they navigate bad weather and other mishaps trying to get home for the holidays on Planes, Trains and Automobiles, playing at the Park & Tilford Friday at 4:30 p.m. – a great throwback to 1980s comedy to prepare for the long weekend.

This is the weekend to take some time out to remember those who fought and served in First World War, Second World War and the Korean War at Remembrance Day services, and learn about local veterans at a virtual exhibit at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. The West Vancouver service will be held starting at 10:45 a.m. at Memorial Arch in Memorial Park. In the District of North Vancouver, a service takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Cate’s Park. The City of North Vancouver’s service is held at Victoria Park at East Keith and Lonsdale from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Everything goes wrong when a group of larger-than-life characters try to stage Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the British comedy The Farndale Avenue… A Christmas Carol. The play is put on Theatre West Van, a community theatre group that has been around for about 70 years. The play runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.with a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kay Meek Studio Theatre, 1700 Mathers Ave. Tickets are available at 604-981-6335 or theatrewestvan.com.

And there’s more 1980s nostalgia as synth-rock Glass Tiger plays the Centennial Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charge) - call 604-984-4484 or go online at centennialtheatre.com.

For those wanting to catch some college sports, Capilano University Blues basketball teams will play Friday night – women’s game starts at 6 p.m., men’s at 8 p.m. Both the women’s and men’s teams will face off against Vancouver Island University.

 

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