Although the autumnal equinox was a month ago, it feels like the weather’s clock is running late as we finally see some precipitation, let’s hope it clears up the smoke but not the hot entertainment this week’s picks have to offer.
Latin: Continuing to November 2nd, the fourth annual Latin American Heritage Month celebrates 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.
Café: The world premiere of The Café from ITSAZOO Productions and Aphotic Theatre, in partnership with PuSh, the interactive choose-your-own play continues until October 22, 2022 at Kafka’s (Great Northern Way)
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.
Rocketman: Elton John brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Concert Tour to BC Place for two performances, Friday and Saturday night.
Murder: Join Early Music Vancouver’s Digital Concert Hall for a film event, Who Killed Leclair? A Murder Mystery Concert – Infusion Baroque combines music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with theatrical elements, investigating the real-life murder of violinist-composer Jean-Marie Leclair, found stabbed to death in his Paris home
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
Laugh: The Firehall Arts Centre presents Blueberries are Assholes, a new surreal stand-up performance by TJ Dawes, filled with storytelling, jokes and observations. Supported by a rotation of local stand-by opening acts; Charlie Demers, Yumi Nagashima, Patrick Maliha, and Dino Archie
Stand-up: Award-winning actor, director, producer, writer and comic legend Chris Rock make a stop on his Ego Death World Tour 2022 at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena on Friday night October 21
Bad: Running until October 23rd at The Cultch Historic Theatre, the new play, Bad Parent, by Ins Choi, creator of the hit CBC TV show and play Kim’s Convenience, is an insightful and light-hearted look inside the lives of marriage and parenthood.
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.
Double: Kicking off its 15th season, DanceHouse welcomes the Canadian premiere of Hofesh Shechter Company’s hypnotic and high-energy double bill Double Murder, created by internationally celebrated choreographer/composer Hofesh Shechter (OBE), on stage October 21st and 22nd, at the Vancouver Playhouse
Eerie: It’s the time of year again, Burnaby Village Museum transforms into a mystical world of Eerie Illusions with frightful new displays, costumed staff, live performances and surprises hidden in the shadows October 20-30
Club: Vancouver audiences are being transported back in time to the Weimar-era Kit Kat Club, as Raincity Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Cabaret, until November 5th, The Kit Kat Club comes alive at 191 Alexander St in historic Gastown
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.
Dance: The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series; welcoming performances of Forêt by the acclaimed Compagnie d’Autres Cordes & Franck Vigroux (France) running October 20-22, at Scotiabank Dance Centre.