This week’s picks find Thanksgiving has been and gone, now Halloween is coming swiftly on.
River: Carousel Theatre for Young People production of Frozen River | nîkwatin sîpiy continues, a story of two eleven year olds born under the same moon, but in different parts of the world, until October 16, 2022.
Latin: The fourth annual Latin American Heritage Month celebrations returns until November 2, starting this week with Latin American Arts Exhibitions and Altar de Muertos at Ocean Art Works Pavilion on Granville Island, then continues with events, music, workshops and more.
Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company fall is full of laughs as the slapstick comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong continues at the Stanley Stage, until October 16th, and the new Canadian comedy Redbone Coonhound is on at Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre until October 30th.
Outside: The 6th annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival presented by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver is coming to the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, from October 14 to 16.
Café: The long-anticipated, and delayed, world premiere of The Café from ITSAZOO Productions and Aphotic Theatre, in partnership with PuSh, finally makes its debut this week October 11 – 22, 2022 at Kafka’s (Great Northern Way)
Art: Beaumont Studios introduces a new Halloween experience, an interactive one-of-a-kind haunted house-style walk-through event. From the creators of Psycho Circus, Tours of the Recently Deceased and Shattered, watch as Vancouver’s fully autonomous AI Artist, AiYa embarks on its inaugural live gallery exhibition. Dive into the AI mind at ART IMMORTAL at the Beaumont Studios from October 13 to 31.
Improv: The Improv Centre’s tries to get away with murder with Stage Fright: Murder at The Improv, a murder mystery-themed show running every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm until October 29
Bolt: This Thursday, October 13, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby presents Piqsiq – Yellowknife-based sisters, Kayley Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik, are Inuit-style throat singers whose performances are a stunning mix of ancient songs and eerie new compositions. Then on Friday the Shad welcomes Fredericton-based, 2022 JUNO-winning roots singer-songwriter David Myles Trio to the Centre
Roar: BC Lions welcome Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Place on Saturday October 15th for Fan Appreciation Night
Classic: Friday at Christ Church Cathedral, Early Music Vancouver presents Boccheriniana celebrating one of the most delightful and original voices of the classical era, Luigi Boccherini, alongside European composers from the same era, Mozart, J.C. Bach, and Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen.
Bad: The Cultch welcomes the new play, Bad Parent, by Ins Choi, creator of the hit CBC TV show and play Kim’s Convenience at the Historic Theatre running October 13 to 23.
Biennale: The Polygon Gallery is the first stop on a nationwide tour of Stan Douglas’s Venice Biennale exhibition, 2011 ~ 1848, Local patrons will get to view the Canadian Premiere of the exhibition until November 6, 2022.
Exhibition: Coinciding with the Polygon show, Griffin Art Projects presents Allegories of the Present, until December 11, 2022, a survey exhibition in celebration of the works of acclaimed Vancouver-born artist, photographer, filmmaker Stan Douglas and of his representation of Canada at this year’s Venice Biennale.
Undersea: Presentation House Theatre presents the Vancouver premiere of Pop! Pop! a guided-play performance taking the stage from October 14 – 23. Co-produced with Carousel Players (Ontario) the interactive experience invites very young audiences aged 2-4 years and their caregivers to explore a colourful undersea world of sensory experiences with puppets, live musical layers and a rich soundscape.
Aqua: The Vancouver Aquarium is offering FIN-tastic Fall Days filled with spooky family fun all month, inlcuding hands-on NEW Spooky Wet Lab and experience up-close encounters with colorful snakes, super cool spiders and more.
Frights: The highly anticipated Halloween event, Fright Nights at Playland, is back on select nights from October 7th to October 31st, transforming the park into a terrifying Halloween-themed experience with seven haunted houses, 19 hair-raising rides, creepy décor, roaming monsters and gripping live performances.