October 3 edition: How the city's killing our nightlife

Plus: bears and Babymetal

Who doesn’t love a good oxymoron? Working vacation. Progressive conservative. Happy Monday. Or happy Tuesday, as the case may be.

Let’s be real—nobody’s looking forward to the second day of a standard work week. The shock of work return is gone, the blues of Hump Day are looming, and everyone looks at you weird if you start writing “Tuesday is the cruelest day” at the top of your emails.

Tuesday, like many English days of the week, is named for a god—in this case, Tiw, the Germanic deity of duelling. So if you’re feeling fighty, don’t blame it on the sunshine, moonlight, good times, or the boogie…it’s all Tiw’s fault.


Commentary: How city regulations are stifling Vancouver’s late night economy

Why aren’t there more places to mingle? Michael Pedersen examines how city bureaucracy prevents new bars from flourishing.


Commentary: We can’t keep killing black bears

A black bear in a lush grassland.

Conservation officers have police-like powers to kill black bears, but face no oversight for their decisions to shoot hundreds each year. Scientist Gosia Bryja and bear expert Ellie Lamb explain why bears deserve better.

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Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

“The Force is strong with this one…”

Star Wars: A New Hope sees young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) beginning to discover his destiny. Joined by Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, hotshot pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, the rogue team sets out to rescue Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and mount a climactic battle with Darth Vader.

Experience the magic of this intergalactic epic like never before as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ Oscar-winning score LIVE to the film on the big screen.

October 5 & 6 (7pm) at the Orpheum. Act now for best seats!

Part of Movie Nights with the VSO presented by TELUS.


Who does our public art serve?

Artist Anthony Joseph, who is Black, works on a mural celebrating Black culture and history.

Public art humanizes urban landscapes, transforming otherwise sterile spaces into places for conversation and community. But, as Jamila Pomeroy explains, our current system promotes works with nothing to say.

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You Nearly Missed: Babymetal at the PNE Forum

Three young Japanese women wear black and metal dresses, with a red fiery graphic behind them and red smoke around their feet.

Two of the coolest metal bands are swinging through town tonight: fictional rockers Dethklok, and kawaii-metal pioneers Babymetal. Here’s why the trio of young Japanese women matter so much.


Guitarists for Herbie Hancock and Tom Waits and homage to Bob Dylan

Lots going on! Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock), perform Oct. 10.

Joachim Cooder, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dawn Pemberton and others honour Dylan at Highway 61 Re-Imagined, Oct. 13-14.

Guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits) brings Ceramic Dog Oct. 16.

Naadaleela blends Eastern traditions with jazz, Oct. 21.

Pianist Henrique Eisenmann leads CapU Jazz Ensembles Oct. 27.

Regina Carter and Kenny Barron (Dizzy Gillespie) perform Dec. 3.


Do cold plunges actually do anything?

Cold water swimming is something of a tradition in cold climes. But does the quick plunge actually have any health benefits? Chandler Walter mulls it over.


Andy Summers of The Police Live this November

Andy Summers, renowned guitar player and photographer, invites you to an evening of music from across his career on November 9th at Vancouver Playhouse. With readings from his books including “One Train Later” (an account of his time with The Police), an audience Q&A and descriptions of his best photographs.


Latin Expressions events | To October 21 | 2pm to 9pm

Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre is running dance workshops, film screenings, and performances throughout Latin American Heritage Month. Events are happening around the city, including the Dance Centre and VIFF Centre. [Varies]

Haunted Sea at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery | To November 5 | 10am to 5pm

Check out the Cannery’s seasonal spooky sea installation, included as part of regular admission to the historic site. [$12.50]

Little Dragon at the Commodore Ballroom | October 3 | 7pm

Long-running Swedish electro band bring their six albums of dream pop and trip hop to the Commodore. [$36.50+]

When My Ghost Sings by Tara Sidhoo Fraser book launch at Massy Arts Society | October 4 | 6pm

Tara Sidhoo Fraser’s new memoir, When My Ghost Sings: A Memoir of Stroke, Recovery and Transformation has its launch party, hosted by Lanika Yule. [Free]

Time Stands Still at The Nest | October 4 to 8 | 2:30pm or 7pm 

Vancouver Theatre Collective brings Donald Margulies’ play about about a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent to Granville Island. [$20+]

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our Events Listings.

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