Moving into Mid-October, the weather and month turns more further towards autumnal and Halloween season activities.
Ice: The Vancouver Canucks return to Rogers Arena as the 2023-2024 Season gets underway with a Home Opener against Edmonton Oilers, tonight October 11th
Outside: Presented by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, the 7th annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival comes to the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from October 12–17.
Heritage: The ongoing Latin American Heritage Month is full of in-person events and entertainment including this week a concert by Aterciopelados, pioneering Latin-American folk-rock group at The Centre for Performing Arts
Whodunit: October 13th to 15th at Arts Umbrella, APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert presents Curtains, bringing another forgotten musical to stage, , a musical comedy whodunnit with music and lyrics by Broadway collaborators Kander & Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman).
Son: Until October 21st at Pacific Theatre Tetsuro Shigematsu’s Empire of the Son is a biographical story of three generations of crossed radio signals ripple out in a transcontinental tale of familial love, grief, and joy.
Closing: Coming to a close October 15, Germany’s theater wrede+ and Presentation House Theatre co-present the English-language debut of the quirky Heavy and Light, the story of He and She, an adventurous pair learning all about what it means to explore together opening.
Crawl: From October 14th to 15th, The New West Cultural Crawl returns – bigger and more vibrant than ever to celebrate its 20th anniversary, giving audiences a peak inside the city of New Westminster’s vibrant arts community
Exhibition: October 14th join artist David Wilson at the VisualSpace Gallery in Vancouver, as he unveils his latest collection “The Ground Beneath My Feet,” a solo exhibition showcasing an entirely fresh and comprehensive body of work.
DOC: Manufacturing the Threat will now open in Vancouver at the Vancouver International Film Festival Centre from October 15th-20th a new feature documentary from award-winning director Amy Miller, exploring the issue of agent provocateurs and entrapment in Canada’s national security apparatus.
Murder: Until October 28th, The Improv Centre on Granville Island presents Stage Fright 2: Murder at the Disco! The Improv Centre’s wildly successful murder mystery is back with a groovy new twist.
New Wave: Strange Advance and Spoons, those 80’s new wave legends play BC together for the first time at The Massey Theatre on October 13th
Dimension: Closing October 15th, The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Vancouver premiere exhibition of The Art of Dimension, a celebration of Haida metalwork practices, and a powerful artistic affirmation of Indigenous knowledge sharing across generations.
Relations: Until October 21st, Surrey Civic Theatre welcomes The Arts Club on Tour with Mark Crawford’s The Birds and The Bees, a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.
Peace: The Firehall Arts Centre kicks off its 41st season with the world premiere of Pedro Chamale’s Peace Country, produced by rice & beans theatre, examining the stark realities of northern living through the lens of the climate crisis and its effect on towns dependent on the carbon economy for their survival.
Gallery: Until November 19th, The Vancouver Art Gallery is showing the landmark exhibition, Parviz Tanavoli: Poets, Locks, Cages – the first major presentation of works by Iranian-born, Vancouver-based artist Parviz Tanavoli in Canada.
Carr: Until September 2024, the Vancouver Art Gallery is showing a yearlong exhibition featuring highlights from its permanent collection of Emily Carr paintings. Emily Carr: A Room of Her Own explores the intersection between celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Crisis: On display until November 5, 2023 at The Richmond Art Gallery, Sonja Ahlers’ Classification Crisis takes a look at the 30 years of Ahlers careers as an influential voice for generations of feminists through her D.I.Y. approach to collage art, poetry, zines, mail art, and other publications.