The first Thursday of the month means one thing: it’s Straight time. (Well, it probably means a lot of other things, too. There’s a Catholic devotion all about first Thursdays? West Vancouver Community Arts Council does a monthly art walk during the summer. Some museums in Seattle are free!)
Our annual Fall Arts Preview has hit the boxes, and this one’s all killer no filler. Do you like the arts? Events? The tactile feel of paper in your hands as opposed to pixels on your screen? Fab. You know where to find us.
And, if a little birdy told you that this year’s Michelin stars are dropping tonight… we’ll have the scoop on the site tomorrow morning. Tasty!
The mirror world explained:
a Q&A with Naomi Klein
The Netflix guide to local restaurant filming locations
SPONSORED BY VANCOUVER OPERA
Vancouver Opera presents The Magic Flute
Step into the fantastical world of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, featuring the stratospheric voice of Met Opera superstar Audrey Luna. A fairytale within a fairytale, this playful and stylized production of The Magic Flute begins at a garden party in 1791…where a performance of Magic Flute is being staged! It’s instant enchanted immersion for audiences, and the start of a wild journey of high drama and whimsical delight.
A beloved and classic opera, this storybook world of curious creatures, imaginative costumes, starry skies and garden mazes features some of Mozart’s most sublime, soul-stirring music. Live on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre October 21 – 29. Get your tickets today and enjoy a magical night out! Tickets start at only $50 at vancouveropera.ca.
Murder mysteries are back with The Improv Centre’s groovy disco-themed nights
Co.ERASGA debuts new show Accumulation this November
World music lovers! Tickets on Sale now for Ukraine's Ethno-Chaos band Dakhabrakha, and Legendary Indian Percussionist Zakir Hussain, plus Fado Star Carminho, at caravanbc.com.*
Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Vancouver! Just For Laughs hosts the legend for four shows on January 5 and 6. Get tickets now.*
Mortal spectators be warned! On October 11th, The Vampire Circus lands in Surrey. Don't miss 90 mins of innovative & surreal performances by vampires. Learn more.*
Tonight! 7pm, Vancouver Playhouse: A VIFF Live documentary experience dubbed "the greatest documentary you've ever heard" by Rolling Stone Magazine. Get tickets.*
Vancouver art-punk Frank Ramirez of U-J3RK5 has died
SPONSORED BY VANCOUVER WRITERS FEST
Vancouver Writers Fest is almost here!
From October 16-22, experience the delight and mind-blowing conversations that have made Vancouver Canada’s premiere literary destination. Featuring 85 events and over 120 local and international authors, there’s something for everyone, featuring children’s books, YA, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir and more. Tickets are selling out quickly, so reserve yours now!
Tastes Like Grape: Wine pairings for takeaway
SPONSORED BY SUDDENLY APP
This offline dating app is starting a dating movement in Vancouver
Is this the end of swiping Vancouver? Singles are giving their digits–and anxiety a break by joining Suddenly’s launch waitlist. This one-of-a-kind offline dating app is a “dating radar,” allowing you to meet singles face to face when crossing paths, creating opportunities for instant romantic chance encounters in real life. Visit: Suddenly.app.
THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Western Gold Theatre’s inaugural Have a Senior Moment Festival presents first readings of three new plays by Vancouver playwrights, all senior artists. [$15]
Helen Knott’s memoir launches. Hosted by Jónína Kirton. [Free]
Local musician Michaela Slinger plays the Pearl, with support from Grade School and Laterdays. [$20]
An improvised Shakespearean tragedy mashes up high art and low comedy. [$20]
The Nightmare Before Christmas Market has been bringing artists, makers and lovers of the wacky, weird, and wonderful together since 2017. [$4]
The Vancouver Welsh Society is very pleased to invite you to a ceilidh/twmpath/barn dance. The Rattlebone Band playing. [Free]
Come for the season opening concert with the VAM Symphony Orchestra, featuring winners of the Provincial Concerto and Composer competitions. [$15]
Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our Events Listings.
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