Hope you had your fill of good food and good company over the Thanksgiving weekend, now’s the time to burn off some of those extra calories with exciting entertainment in these picks of the week
Beer: Raise your mug, grab your schnitzel and hit the dancefloor at #DasOriginal Oktoberfest at Vancouver Alpen Club this Friday and Saturday night.
Movies: The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) continues to fill cinemas around the city until October 12th.
Twisted: At The Arts Club Granville Island Stage, find out what happens when an imaginary friend overstays his welcome, in Mustard, playing until October 20th
Fright: Experience the thrills and chills of the haunted houses, rides and ghouls of Fright Nights at Playland throughout the month.
Pants: Drop your pants on October 11th and support Prostate Cancer Canada, at Pants Off for Prostate Cancer at Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel
Test: At The Cultch York Theatre until October 13th, Testosterone is the true story of trans man Kit Redstone’s first entrance into a male gym changing room.
Improv: Grab your ghoulfriends and enjoy a month of eerie laughter as Vancouver Theatresports presents Spooktober; a selection of themed shows throughout the month
Dub: Friday night join the legendary reggae/jungle/dub performer and producer Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System at Commodore Ballroom
Country: Saturday dust off your boots and join American Idol judge Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour with guests, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and DJ Rock
Diwali: A Vancouver Guldasta peaks inside the home of the Dhaliwals —a Punjabi family in Vancouver as they deal with events at home and abroad in Punjab, in the early 1980s. Presented with Diwali in BC at The Cultch Culture Lab until October 21th.
Lights: In addition to Vancouver Guldasta, check out the other events included in Diwali in BC
Beckett: Seven Tyrants Theatre brings Samuel Beckett’s absurdist one-man masterpiece: Krapp’s Last Tape, to Tyrant Studio until October 26th
Humans: A Brief History of Human Extinction runs October 10 – 20 at The Cultch Historic Theatre, taking a look as the last couple, plus otter, on earth prepare to take off on a space arc to save humanity