It's the perfect time to visit Salt Spring Island for a relaxing getaway! Curl up in front of a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa and a book to enjoy the quiet side of the Island in November. Explore hiking trails, explore quaint shops and feast at local restaurants with delectable farm to table ingredients. Whether it's romance, quality time with family or adventure you're seeking, you'll find it on Salt Spring Island in November!

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November 2017 Events on Salt Spring Island

  1. The Comic Strippers: A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show | Saturday 4th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring:  100 Jackson Avenue | $35 | A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show at ArtSpring. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing and they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.
  2. Ballet Victoria: Dracula | Friday 10th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5 - $25 | “Listen to them, the children of the night what music they make.” This is your chance to see the vampire that started it all: DRACULA! Prepare to be seduced by the eerily evocative ballet that will bite deeply into your soul.
  3. She Said This is Who I Am | November 10th - November 19th | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | She Said This is Who I Am is an art exhibit featuring the word of 14 women. Through their own creative process, each of these women explores who they are as individuals and artists.  Their work incorporates paint, mixed media, collage, mask-making, photography, glasswork, woodwork and upcycling.  For some members of this group, this is the fifth year of presenting work together at Artspring.
  4. Salt Spring Island Remembrance Day Ceremony | Saturday 11th | Parade: 10:30am & Ceremony: 10:45am | Centennial Park Cenotaph | Lest We Forget. Join veterans in Ganges to remember the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians preceded by a parade mustering at the Post Office at 10:30am and followed by an open house at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92.
  5. 5th Annual Abattoir Birthday Bash | Saturday 18th | 5:30pm to 9:30pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | Cost: TBA | Save the date! Come out and support local food, vibrant community and sustainable farming. Dinner will be served, and of course there will be the famous birthday bash silent auction where you can bid on the services of local tradespeople, local produce, and many other things you have always wanted!
  6. 11th Annual Giant Book Sale | Friday 17th - Sunday 19th | 10:00am to 4:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Celebrate literacy at Salt Spring Island's famous annual Giant Book Sale where you can pick from thousands of books from philosophy, mystery, science fiction, romance to picture books and much more!
  7. Love books? Head over to Black Sheep Books, fine purveyors of vintage, nearly new and antiquarian books! This eclectic two story shop has earned its glowing global reviews with tall bookshelves crammed with great reads for even the pickiest book lover! Want more books? Take a short stroll to Salt Spring Books and get the newest best sellers, magazines and more!
  8. Salt Spring Folk Club presents: Barney Bentall | Monday 20th | 7:00pm | Fulford Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | Barney Bentall is a Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter who is most well known for his 1990s-era band, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts. Their most successful Canadian singles included Something to Live For", "Life Could Be Worse", "Crime Against Love" and "Come Back to Me". After a half decade layoff from recording on his own, Barney Bentall returns with his finest, his most powerful, and most incisive album to date, The Drifter & The Preacher on True North Records.
  9. Wintercraft | November 24th - December 21st | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Mahon Hall: 114 Rainbow Road | Find something for everyone on your list at this seasonal annual arts and crafts extravaganza with beautiful pieces representing work by artisans from across the Southern Gulf Islands
  10. WinterFaire | Saturday 25th | 10:00am to 2:00pm | Salt Spring Island United Church: 111 Hereford Avenue | A one stop Christmas shopping affair! Come and enjoy a Christmas Cafe featuring hot lunch of traditional Tourtiere with music, shop upstairs & down for handicrafts, cash & carry, Christmas & gluten free baking, frozen cuisine, jams, fruit cakes, silent auction, kids-only shopping area, and fishing pond!
  11. Early Spirit | Wednesday 29th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5 - $25 | Gabriel, J., and Will musically challenge each other, producing a genuine creative response on stage. This response connects powerfully with their audience. Striving to improve this connection after performing over 100 times together, they added Ben Kelly on drums and percussion. Ben’s decade-plus career in Vancouver’s music scene completes the group Early Spirit: a powerful musical concept that carries a wealth of experience. Each member of the group has his own story to tell, and these stories, woven together on stage, fascinate both the performers and the audience.
  12. Find out why Salt Spring Island's nickname is the Mediterranean of Canada and escape the rain! Did you know during the rainy season Salt Spring Island gets half the precipitation as the mainland? Enjoy the cool fall weather, clear skies and grab a warm mug of coffee or hot chocolate from some of our amazing Island coffee shops such as TJ Beans, Rock Salt, Cafe Talia, Fernwood Road Cafe or kooky Kizmit Cafe - while you're enjoying a cup of cocoa and their unique atmospheres, be sure to enjoy art displays by local artists in a variety of mediums!

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