Picks of the Week – October 25, 2017

As October draws to a close, Halloween continues to haunt the picks of the week with more spooky fun on top of our regular activities.

Playoffs: Tonight, Whitecaps FC bring MLS playoff soccer to BC Place as they host San Jose

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company sets the table for Thanks For Giving running at the Granville Island Stage until November 4th and King Charles III runs at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until November 19th

Tomoe Arts

Mods: Enjoy the Silence as Depeche Mode bring their decades of hits to Rogers Arena on Wednesday night

Noh: TomoeArts presents the world premiere of a provocative and heartrending new work, Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited, a noh chamber opera, for three shows only, October 26 – 28, 2017 at The Cultch.

Fright: The 2017 Fright Night at Playland spooks the patrons with houses of horror and thrilling rides until Halloween

Broom: Hops on your broom and pick up your diploma from Broomelda’s academy at Fly Over Canada until Halloween

Puck: Vancouver Canucks aim to notch a win over Washington Capitals on Thursday night at Rogers Arena

Morphed by Tero Saarinen Company – Photo by Mikki Kunttu

Dance: Friday & Saturday, Dance House brings Morphed by the Tero Saarinen Company from Finland, with a pre-show Speaking of Dance discussion each evening.

Jedi: Laugh yourself to another world at Vancouver Theatresports League with Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi, sharing the Improv Centre stage until November 18.

Dine: The final week of Taste of Yaletown keeps serving up special lunch and dinner fixed-price menus at restaurants throughout Yaletown.

Zakir Hussain

Jazz: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by Indian Tabla Master Musician Zakir Hussain and Jazz Bassist Dave Holland on October 28 at the Chan Shun Concert Hall.

Rail: There’s an Alien Invasion going on in Stanley Park at the 2017 Ghost Train, running until October 31st

Diwali:  More events join the Diwali in BC line-up, as Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch presents the one-woman show, Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan and continuing at The Firehall Arts Centre is Happy Place until October 29th.

Prog: Veteran Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters plays Rogers Arena for two shows on Saturday and Sunday

Duo: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre hosts the charismatic Tegan and Sara on stage Saturday night.

Pacific MusicWorks

Opera: Early Music Vancouver presents the historic operatic piece, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, with Seattle’s Pacific MusicWorks, for one show only on October 29, 2017 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.

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