October 5 edition: Fall Arts Preview

Plus: A Q&A with Naomi Klein

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.

The front cover of the Fall Arts edition. Three curvy figures dance on an orange backgroundd. Text reads "The Georgia Straight", "Fall Arts", and "Chappell Roan | Naomi Klein | Crystal Pite"

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

A head and shoulders portrait of a woman with bronze hair, neat eyebrows, and muted red lipstick.

She’s not Naomi Wolf. Renowned author Naomi Klein reflects on her new book, Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World, and the implications of being confused for someone else.


The Netflix guide to local restaurant filming locations

A still from Always Be My Maybe depicting Ali Wong.

Ever wanted to chow down where Ali Wong and Randall Park do in Always Be My Maybe? A new map highlights local eats featured on-screen. 

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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

A photograph of a blonde person wearing a black leotard, with their leg up against a red wall and wrists wrapped in a black fabric.

More than 50 dancers are set to take to the stage for Ballet BC’s HERE, which kicks off their boundary-pushing new season.

  • 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.*

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Vancouver art-punk Frank Ramirez of U-J3RK5 has died

Frank Ramirez (second left) appears in a photo of UJ3RK5. The image shows eight people in a music room, with the band's name below, as on a record cover.

U-J3RK5 vocalist Frank Ramirez, who passed away last week, proved to Vancouver that punk could be anything you wanted it to be.


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

A photo of a pepperoni pizza from AJ's on a speckled round tray, on top of a wooden surface.

Transforming a night in doesn’t have to be complicated. Wine pro Martina Maude offers her best vino pairings for food delivery.


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.


Have A Senior Moment festival at Pal Studio Theatre | To October 7 | 7:30pm

Western Gold Theatre’s inaugural Have a Senior Moment Festival presents first readings of three new plays by Vancouver playwrights, all senior artists. [$15]

Becoming a Matriarch by Helen Knott book launch at Massy Arts Society  | October 6 | 6pm

Helen Knott’s memoir launches. Hosted by Jónína Kirton. [Free]

Michaela Slinger at the Pearl | October 6 | 6:30pm

Local musician Michaela Slinger plays the Pearl, with support from Grade School and Laterdays. [$20]

The Spontaneous Shakespeare Company Presents: Breaking Bard at Tightrope Impro Theatre | October 6 | 9:30pm

An improvised Shakespearean tragedy mashes up high art and low comedy. [$20]

Nightmare Before Christmas Market at Croatian Cultural Centre | October 7 to 8 | 11am to 4pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas Market has been bringing artists, makers and lovers of the wacky, weird, and wonderful together since 2017. [$4]

A Ceilidh/Twmpath/Barn Dance at Cambrian Hall | October 7 | 7:30pm

The Vancouver Welsh Society is very pleased to invite you to a ceilidh/twmpath/barn dance. The Rattlebone Band playing. [Free]

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Next Generation BC at Orpheum Theatre | October 8 | 2pm

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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