Picks of the Week – October 4, 2017

Shine on Harvest Moon…we have a bright full moon to light our nights as we explore these picks of the week

Angels: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s  Angels In America: Perestroika closes at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage this weekend, October 8th.

Circus: The Goblin Market, a contemporary Kiwi circus troupe swings into action at The Cultch York Theatre until October 14th

Keys: The Piano Guys tickle the ivories at Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight, Oct 4th.

Beer: Raise your stein and cheer as #dasoriginal Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday at Vancouver Alpen Club.

R&B: Rogers Arena will be filled on Thursday night when The Weeknd takes the stage.

L to R: Julian Lokash (Archie), Julia Mclean (Patrice), Graham Verchere (Evan), Jason Sakaki (Brett), Kyra Leroux (Kendra), Michelle Creber (Lucy)
Photo Credit: Anita Alberto

Musical: Bring On Tomorrow Theatre Company presents 13: The Musical, a musical take on adolescence at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island Oct 4th – 8th

Comedy: Funnyman Nick Offerman brings his brand of comedy to the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday night.

Films: The 36th Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) continues on screens around the city from until Oct 13th

Talk: This Saturday afternoon gain some perspective on the city’s history at The Vancouver Lookout’s Perspectives Lecture Series.

Rock: Venerable local rock act 54-40 holds their yearly audience for their fans at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday and Saturday night.

Photo:  City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition display at MOV running to February 18, 2018.

Dance: Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstien Miscellaneous Productions presents Monsters at the Vancouver Dance Centre Oct 6 – 7

Punt: The BC Lions play host to Ottawa Redblacks at BC Place on Saturday afternoon

Pucks: At Rogers Arena on Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers take the ice to open their 2017/18 season.

DJ: Electronic legend DIPLO will keep the fans dancing when he plays the Pacific Coliseum on Saturday

Indie: Fans of indie/alt-pop will be giving thanks when Imagine Dragons take over Rogers Arena on Sunday night

FVDED in the Park 2015

This weekend, FVDED in the Park 2015 gathered thousands of music fans together under hot sunny skies.  After the inaugural party in the park at Malkin Bowl and the 2014 PNE Amphitheatre location, this third incarnation of FVDED in the Park found its home at Holland Park in Surrey.

With Deadmau5 and The Weeknd headlining each of the days, the diverse line-up of artists appealed to a wide audience.  In spite of the diversity, there wasn’t any disparity between demographics, everyone coming together to enjoy the great sounds of artists like; Afrojack, The Chainsmokers, Chuckie, Claude von Stroke, Tyler The Creator, Flosstradamus, Ty Dolla $ign and legendary DJ Pete Tong. No matter which stage they were on, the audience soaked it up and danced up a storm, creating a great vibe throughout the site.

The two day event seemed quite well organized, as you’d expect from veteran event planners Blueprint Events and the expertise of LiveNation’s sound techs made the music sound pristine.  The easily accessible location next to King George SkyTrain Station, made for a great spot for the full fledged multi-stage festival.  The layout of the park allowed the separation of the stages so the music bleed wasn’t overwhelming between them and the ample trees and open spaces gave the guests a shaded break from the blazing sunshine. While it’s not been stated, FVDED in the Park makes a good fit with Holland Park and hopefully becomes its home park for years to come.