Ninja Assassin movie release
Friday, 9 p.m.
Where: Tunnel, 622 West Pender St.
Tunnel will be transformed into a Shanghai massage parlour for the movie release party of Ninja Assassin. DJs Physik and The Goodfellas will be spinning hip-hop, R&B, reggae and Top 40 music.

Cover is free before 11:30 p.m. if you wear black and red. Info: email

Moulin Rouge – The Ballet
Nov. 19-22, 8 p.m.
Where: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
The Moulin Rouge, made famous by Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic spectacle of the same name, comes to life on the stage in this telling of a love triangle gone wrong.

Presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the company is in town for a five-performance engagement.

Ravishing Beasts
Where: Museum of Vancouver
Love stuffed animals? No, really. Actual animals that have been stuffed, preserved and put on display.

If so, this exhibit, which explores “the provocative and strangely alluring world of taxidermy,” is for you. Info:

Friday to Sunday
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 32350 Commercial Drive
The largest handmade gifts craft fair in Western Canada features nearly 100 local designers and artists. Booths include funky and innovative clothing, jewelry, art and home décor.
DJs will be spinning urban beats in the background. Tix: $5. Info:

Family Fuse Weekend
Saturday and Sunday
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
The VAG will be turned over to families for one of the biggest kid-oriented art events in the country.

There will be activities and performances bursting from spaces throughout the building, during two days of innovative and engaging art fun, with free admission for children 12 and under. Info:

Eastside Culture Crawl
Saturday and Sunday
Where: Various Locations
More than 50 studios are opening their doors for this 13th annual showcase of exceptional, one-of-a-kind works by local jewelers, painters, glassblowers, furniture makers, sculptors and other artists. Make sure you come out. Info: