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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.

ARTS LIST­INGS

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