October is here, bringing with it a change in seasons – new Arts seasons are in full force as shown in these picks of the week!
East: The Cultch opens its 50th season with the brilliant, thoughtful Fairview, running until October 8th, the thought-provoking play by Jackie Sibblies Drury is theatre at its best.
FeedMe: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s new season is off and running with Little Shop of Horrors bringing great music and a bit of hilarious mayhem to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 8th.
Kicks: Wednesday Whitecaps FC make a rare stop at Rogers Arena to play host to MLS expansion side St. Louis CITY SC
Country: Tonight, Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour, fills Rogers Arena for a second night of country/rock.
Tour: Saturday October 7th, Peter Gabriel’s i/o The Tour also makes a stop at Rogers Arena
BBall: Sunday October 8th, basketball returns to the court at Rogers Arena when NBA Canada Series Presented by Bell: Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings
Films: Also until October 8th, the 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival lineup features over 200 feature and short films bring screened at seven Vancouver venues.
Market: Wrapping up October 9th, the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind, is filled with food, fun and entertainment.
Murder: From September 29th to 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.
Heritage: This Friday October 6th, Latin American Heritage Month gets underway with Opening Ceremonies and Brazillian Night filling at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island with music, dance and culture.
Seniors: October 5, 6, and 7 Western Gold Theatre presents the inaugural Have a Senior Moment Festival, at the PAL Studio Theatre, the festival will premiere, three new plays by local playwrights – all senior artists whose plays will be read by some of the city’s finest actors.
Motorsports: Truck Yeah! Monster Jam bring another adrenaline-packed weekend for families and fans of the most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience to PNE’s Pacific Coliseum from October 6th to 8th.
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.
Debut: October 5th to 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.
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.
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.
Dimension: Until 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.