Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos I think you'll love. If you have a Vancouver event you'd like to submit for consideration, send an email to email@example.com.
Read on for this week's lineup.
1. Drink for Whistler Craft Beer Month
All month long
Yoga and beer. Bootcamp and beer. Axe throwing... and beer. October is Craft Beer Month in Whistler which means pretty much anything that reminds you of our fave mountain getaway gets a little better with the addition of a cold one. There’s over 40 events scattered throughout the month so it’s easy to pass the time with a goofy smile of your face as we wait for the white stuff to arrive.
2. Laugh at the Vancouver Improv Fest
October 12 to 17
In honour of responsible journalism I've gotta disclose that I'm in this festival: my all-Asian improv team Fistful of Kicks (pictured above) will be taking the stage at 9:45pm on Saturday. Should my biased opinion sway you? Yes. That's just one show in an all-star lineup of local troupes—check out the full schedule here.
3. Take in the VAG's New Yoko Ono Exhibition
On now through May 1
This new exhibit invites the viewer to take part in the artistic process, creating a unique collaborative method that Yoko Ono herself pioneered. Through mending broken china, hammering nails and writing notes about your mom, you get to be part of the art.
4. A Launch Party for Reusable Takeout Containers
For those feeling the guilt of takeout waste (aka everyone), there's a new solution in town. Vancouver-based Reusables launched earlier this year, and Deep Cove is really embracing the reusable takeout container revolution. The launch party this weekend is to support the new containers being incorporated into 20+ restaurants on the North Shore. More info on the program here.
5. See Woven and Beaded Masterpieces
Through November 13
Woven and beaded objects reign in this new North Van art exhibition. It challenges the idea that this kind of work only exists in a historical context, and curator Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau aims to bring the art (and the current living cultures that practice it) into the spotlight. Participating artists include Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau, Nathalie Bertin, Naomi Bourque, Salisha Old Bull (work pictured above), Melody Markle and Michelle Sound.