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. Watch a Capoeira-Hip Hop Dance Show
October 21 to 23
Montreal-based Rubberband dance company's 2020 show was the first Dancehouse cancelled because of the pandemic, so it's fitting that it's also the first one they're bringing back to live audiences. Ever So Slightly combines "capoeira and b-boy style;" it's a high-energy performance you'll want to ooh and ahh over.
2. Get Bookish at the Vancouver Writers Fest
October 18 to 24
The Vancouver Writers Fest is back in hybrid form with workshops, panels and readings from authors from here and beyond. You can find packed lineup here: for some local literary stars, check out the Power of Comics panel with Hiromi Goto, Gord Hill and Aminder Dhaliwal and the Home Truths panel with Jen Sookfong Lee and Lois Peterson.
3. Shop Local at the Coho Maker's Market
After successful summer collabs with other local restaurants, Coho Coffee is putting on an event that's not just about eating (although there will be food trucks present, don't worry). The first maker's market is this Saturday, and features women-led jewellery and home goods brands including Seluna Creative, Paige Dress, Feminine Statement, Enso Herbals, Liv Homewares and L’Atelier Wildbirds (pictured above).
4. Buy Art (and Support the Kids) at the Arts Umbrella's Splash Gala and Auction
The Arts Umbrella's annual art auction and gala is this weekend, and online tickets are still available. For a remote experience, it's pretty sweet—a livestream of the event, home catering delivery with cocktails, dedicated phone bidding, and an invitation to a Pendulum Gallery private tour. There's work from almost 100 local and international artists (including the piece by Dana Claxton pictured above) available. The event proceeds benefit youth arts education across Metro Vancouver.
5. Visit Once a Tree's Pop Up Shop
Through November 30
It's cozy season, and if you're looking to update your linens (and not play a guessing game of is-this-actually-comfy while shopping online) you can head over to Once a Tree—they're hosting a pop-up with Au Lit Fine Linens until the end of November. They're the only retailer in Canada carrying an exclusive collection, so this is your only change to touch before buying.