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October 24 edition: How do we make the arts more accessible?

Plus: The Cultch, cocktails, and concerts

The tower fans have been retired to their winter locations in whatever storage cupboard will fit them. The iced latte order has changed over to hot, for all but the most passionate cold coffee devotees. And it’s once again time for that beloved annual tradition: trying to remember how your thermostat works. 

It might be getting cooler, but the fire that keeps Vancouver interesting never stops. Stay warm, stay safe, and stay entertained.

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L’Rain headlines first Georgia Straight x The Pearl concert

A banner promoting L'Rain. Text: "L'Rain IKYD Tour Fall 2023 | 12.7 | Vancover, BC | The Pearl"

Experimental Brooklyn-based musician L’Rain kicks off our brand new monthly collaborative concert series with The Pearl on December 7. Find out why her dreamy new album makes her one to watch.


Commentary: Our art should be accessible for all

Marlene Gineader and Adrian Glynn perform in the Cultch's 2012 production of Chelsea Hotel.

Art, at its core, is the business of connection. The Firehall’s artistic producer Donna Spencer reflects on how we can keep art open to everyone.


Dog Man the Musical brings the fun to Massey Theatre

Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants and Cat Kid Comic Club.

Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be?


The Cultch celebrates 50 years of East Van magic

A woman in a red dress stands next to a sign for The Cultch theatre.

It’s been half a century, but The Cultch remains an East Van institution with a proudly East Van spirit. Artistic director Heather Redfern talks 50 years of pushing boundaries.


Moneen proves emo never went away

Four men face the camera from what looks like a well-lit magnolia hotel room.

It’s been 20 years since Moneen’s seminal Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?, and the godfathers of Canadian emo are bringing their big feelings back to Vancouver.

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Havana’s Halloween pop-up promises trick-or-treat cocktails for the season

The top of a glass is visible, with three fanged mouths and a bat patterned on top of the drink.

If vampires drank blood instead of alcohol, they’d be heading to Havana for their annual spooky cocktail pop-up.


Calling all entrepreneurs and creators

Vancouver Tech Journal is back hosting another intimate evening with global leaders. Join them next Friday, Nov 3 for a conversation between Sahil Bloom (creator and entrepreneur) and Andrew Wilkinson (entrepreneur and investor) at Vancouver Playhouse.

Tickets start at $49. Use code GS20 to save 20%.


Eastside Culture Crawl: Out of Control at Pendulum Gallery | To November 24 | 9am to 6pm

Pendulum Gallery joins three other cross-city locations for a salon-style curated exhibition, highlighting artists from the annual Culture Crawl. [Free]

Artists and Artisans of Bowen Island at the Ferry Building Gallery | October 24 | 9am to 6pm

Take a daytrip to Bowen Island to explore the creativity of the Gulf, organized by staff from the Ferry Building Gallery. [$95]

National Geographic Live: Wild Cats of India with Sandesh Kadur at Orpheum Theatre | October 24 | 7:30pm 

Through Sandesh Kadur’s captivating images and video, you’ll get an up-close look at a world of wild cats you’ve never seen before. [$43+]

The Judge’s Daughter at Firehall Arts Centre | October 24 to 29 | 7:30pm

A sudden death raises the morality of jailing anti-pipeline protesters, causing family relationships and professional reputations to be threatened. [$30+]

Salish singing and drumming workshop at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre | October 25 | 6pm

Lil’wat composer, producer, and traditional singer Russell Wallace hosts a drumming and singing workshop open to all. [Free]

Lights at Commodore Ballroom | October 25 | 6pm

Lights plays a free show at the Commodore with support from Eric Reprid, Kimmortal, and Shawnee Kish. [Free]

Suzy Eddie Izzard at Vogue Theatre | October 25 | 7pm 

Genre-spanning comedian Suzy Izzard looks back on her 35 years of witty surrealism. [$49.50]

The Aces at Rickshaw Theatre | October 25 | 7pm 

Utah pop rock four-piece The Aces stop by Vancouver on their I’ve Loved You For So Long world tour. [$28.50]

13 Moons Around the Lake at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art | October 25 to January 28 | 11am to 5pm 

The Vancouver premiere exhibition celebrates and honours Indigenous grandmothers, family, the lands, the waters, and the salmon cycle in southern BC. [$13]

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