CURIOUS IMAGININGS Vancouver Biennale 2018-2020 is excited to present the groundbreaking immersive sculpture exhibition Curious Imaginings. For the first time ever, renowned Australian artist Patricia Piccinini is taking her hyper-realist, fantastical creatures outside the museum. The intimate setting of a wing of 18 rooms in Strathcona’s historic Patricia Hotel will be transformed for the Curious Imaginings exhibition. To Dec 15, Patricia Hotel (403 East Hastings Street ). Tix $16-40. THE COMEDY MIX 1015 Burrard, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, 604-684-5050, www. thecomedymix.com/. Comedy club with pro-am night Tue at 8:30 pm, showcase Wed at 8:30 pm, and featured headliners Thu at 8:30 pm and Fri-sat at 8 and 10:30 pm. Cover $8 Tue, $10 Wed, $15 Thu, $18 Fri, $20 Sat. KATE DAVIS Oct 11-14 PETE ZEDLACHER Oct 18-20. YUK YUK’S COMEDY CLUB 2837 Cambie, 604-696-9857, www.yukyuks.com/
vancouver/. Comedy club with Top Talent Tue at 8 pm, amateur night Wed at 8 pm, and professional headliners Thu-fri at 8 pm and Sat at 7 and 9:30 pm. Cover Tue $10, Wed $7, Thu $10, and Fri-sat $20. THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT UBC 6393 NW Marine Drive, 604-822-5087. IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: REFLECTING ON NORTHWEST COAST ART to spring 2019 DOUGLAS COUPLAND’S VORTEX Douglas Coupland’s new radical art installation takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis. To April 30, 2019, Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Stanley Park). $22/39. BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby, 604-682-3455. BODY LANGUAGE: REAWAKENING CULTURAL TATTOOING OF THE NORTHWEST to Jan 13 INTERFACE: THE WOVEN ARTWORK OF JAAD KUUJUS to Jan 9 TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION Exhibition focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic‘s compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. To Jan 11, 2019, Lipont Place (4211 No. 3 Road).
MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER 1100 Chestnut, 604-736-4431. WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES to Sep 30 HAIDA NOW: A VISUAL FEAST OF INNOVATION AND TRADITION to Dec 1, 2019 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby, 604-662-4719. AYUMI GOTO & PETER MORIN: HOW DO YOU CARRY THE LAND? to Oct 28 KEVIN SCHMIDT: WE ARE THE ROBOTS to Oct 28 A CURATOR’S VIEW: IAN THOM SELECTS to Mar 17
MUSTARD The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kat Sandler’s darkly comic tale about growing up, moving on, and finding magic where you least expect it. To Oct 20, Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston, Granville Island). Tix from $29. INCOGNITO MODE: A PLAY ABOUT PORN Studio 58 and Neworld Theatre present a generational exploration of pornography in the digital age. To Oct 14, Studio 58 (Langara College, 100 W. 49th).
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL IMPROV FESTIVAL Performers include Orange Tuxedo from L.A., The 1992 Chicago Bulls from Dallas, RÅ Power from Edmonton, and Vancouver’s The Sunday Service, Shakespeare After Dark, and Vancouver Theatresports. Oct 10-13, The Red Gate Revue Stage (1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island ). Tix $15-$25.
SWEENEY TODD The Snapshots Collective presents the ghoulish site-specific musicalthriller. Oct 10-31, Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop (348 Water Street). INFINITE BLUE BOOK LAUNCH Authors Darren Groth and Simon Groth launch their YA novel. Oct 10, 7 pm, Book Warehouse (4118 Main St.). Free. CHRIS HEDGES An eloquent speaker who bluntly calls out the corporate coup d’état in American politics. Presented by the Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. Oct 10, 8 pm, Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (2055 Purcell Way). $12/$10, www.capilanou.ca/centre/.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
BURN Sidekick Players open their 22nd season with a new murder-mystery by Ottawa playwright John Muggleton, directed by Patrick Truelove. Oct 11-27, Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56th St., Delta). Tix $18/15. STUDIO SHOWING: JOE INK Joe Laughlin, artistic director of Joe Ink and Dance Centre artist-in-residence, premieres his first-ever full length solo show.
Oct 11, 1-2 pm, Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie). Free. ARTIST TALK: WOLFGANG WEILEDER Join artist Wolfgang Weileder as he discusses the relationship between time and space within his practice. Oct 11, 7 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson). Free.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
ALEXANDRA SMITHER Canadian-british soprano is joined by pianist Trevor Chartrand in a program of songs by Poulenc, Schubert, and Granados. Oct 12, 11:30 am, Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard). Tix $38 senior/ $42 adult.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
KILL ME NOW Touchstone Theatre presents the B.C. premiere of Canadian playwright Brad Fraser’s play about a single dad caring for his severely disabled teen son. Oct 13-27, Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova). Tix from $17 to $33. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby, 604-662-4719. GUO PEI: COUTURE BEYOND Oct 13–Jan 20, 2019, 10 am–5 pm
SPLASH Arts Umbrella’s 36th annual art auction and gala, with proceeds to support youth arts programming across Metro Vancouver. Oct 13, 6 pm, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 W. Georgia). Tix $350-500. THE MUSIC OF WAR: 100th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION Maria Jung, Eve-lyn de la Haye. and Lawrence de la Haye commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI through voice, clarinet, and piano. Oct 13, 7 pm, Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.). Tix $21/16.
VPO & JOAN BLACKMAN The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Joan Blackman perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Mendelssohn. Oct 13, 8 pm, Shaughnessy Heights United Church (1550 W. 33rd). Tix $20/15 (12-and-under free). ERATO ENSEMBLE PRESENTS “PAST” Erato Ensemble presents a concert filled with music from or about the past, including Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and Dvořák’s Songs
My Mother Taught Me. Oct 13, 8 pm, Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour). Tix $15-$30.
F IS FOR FUNNY Erin Jeffery emcees a night of comedy featuring Katie Nordgren, Ash Dhawan, Naomi Yamato, Syd Bosel, Ed Hill, Jan Bannister, and headliner Fatima Dhowre. Oct 13, 8-9:30 pm, Anvil Centre (777 Columbia St.). Tix $22 (plus service charges).
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
PRESIDENT’S CONCERT SERIES: A FREE CONCERT WITH TONY YIKE YANG As part of the President’s Concert Series, UBC invites you to attend a special free concert of Great Masters of piano repertoire featuring pianist Tony Yike Yang. The 19-year-old Chinese-canadian is emerging as one of the foremost pianists of the younger generation. Oct 15, 6:30 pm, UBC Old Auditorium (6344 Memorial Rd., UBC). Tix at www.ubcoperatickets.com/.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
SO, HOW SHOULD I BE? World premiere of Linda A. Carson’s play explores the impact that social and mass media, community, friends and family has on body image. Oct 18-28, Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave., North Van). Tix $10-20.
SWEAT The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Lynn Nottage’s powerful examination of a community that is formed and dissolved amidst the changing landscape of America. Oct 18–Nov 18, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville). Tix from $29. CHRIS GRIFFIN: I’M NOT YOUR FAMILY, GUY JFL Northwest presents two shows by Calgary-born, Vancouver-based comedian. Oct 18, 7 & 9:30 pm, Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward). CROWVILLE CABARET HALLOWEEN HARVEST Monthly cabaret show featuring stand up comedy, burlesque, improv, and live music. Oct 18, 8 pm, Lanalou’s Restaurant (362 Powell). Tix $10. VANCOUVER SLOW MOVEMENT PANEL Forget being the greenest city. This panel discussion on how to reclaim a sane pace of life aims to make Vancouver the slowest city. Presented by the Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. Oct 18, 8 pm, Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (2055 Purcell Way). $12/$10, www.capilanou.ca/centre/.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
THE WOLVES With A Spoon and Rumble Theatre present a play about a teenage girls’ soccer team whose members grapple with everything from pop culture to politics, discovering their identities as individuals and a team. Oct 19–Nov 10, Pacific Theatre (1440 W. 12th). Tix $20-36.50. BOOK LAUNCH: PAGE 10 In-conversation event and signing to celebrate the launch of a new book by Vancouver artist Robert Kleyn. Oct 19, 6:30 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson). Free. LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE Composer Thomas Beckman premieres an original work, performed with the Borealis String Quartet. Oct 19, 7:30 pm, H.R. Macmillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut). Tix $35-40. JODI PICOULT IN CONVERSATION WITH MARSHA LEDERMAN Bestselling author Jodi Picoult speaks about her latest release A Spark of Light. Oct 19, 7:30 pm, Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W. 41st). Tix $15-40.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
THE MERRY WIDOW (DIE LUSTIGE WITWE) Vancouver Opera presents Franz Lehár’s comedic operetta, directed by Kelly Robinson. Oct 20-28, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton). Tix from $50.
PINOCCHIO Karen Flamenco Dance Company presents a narrative involving puppetry, magic, music, and dance. Oct
20, 2 pm, 7 pm, Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton). Tix $30/$40. THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY Muzewest and Showcase Pianos present a performance by violinist Yueun Kim and pianist Wayne Weng. Oct 20, 7:30 pm, Spirit of Life Lutheran Church (375 W. 10th). Tix $15-40.
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