5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (October 23-29)

A Halloween cult-classic screens at the Rio, stand up comedy and an evening of mochi-making (and eating).

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

1. Sing Along at the Rio Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 26

Would Halloween even count if there wasn’t a theatre somewhere playing The Rocky Horror Picture Show? The answer (in my opinion): No. The ever-quirky cult classic is playing at the lively Rio with host Fairlith Harvey helming the debauchery. Come in your fave costume and be ready to sing, dance, inhale popcorn and do the time warp (again) (or for the first time, I don’t know your life!)

WhenOctober 26
Where: Rio Theatre
From $22
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2. Get Wild at National Geographic Live’s “Wild Cats of India”

October 24

Are you a cat person? Then purr-haps you should check out photographer Sandesh Kadur’s collection of images and videos as part of National Geographic Live’s “Wild Cats of India” for an up-close look at a world of wild cats you’ve never seen before. From the Himalayas to dense jungles, come be impressed by these majestic felines (and then subsequently underwhelmed by your own house tabby and his inability to not throw up on the only rug in your home).

WhenOctober 26-28
Where: Orpheum
From $48
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3. Get Your Fill of Weekly LOLs at Full Pint Comedy

October 24

This regular Tuesday-night special is serving up comedy by the pint. Beers, grub and Vancouver’s best comedians—sounds like a perfect Tuesday to me!

WhenOctober 24
Where: Castaway Bar and Kitchen
From $10
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4. Explore Legacy and Impact in Insite 20: Then and Now Online Documentary Event

October 29

As part of the 20th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (Oct. 25- Nov. 5), check out Insite 20: Then and Now, a 90-minute online discussion unraveling the saga of North America’s first legal injection site. With a blend of documentary and Speakers’ Corner-style convo, journey from inception in 2003 to impact, alongside the site’s founders and city stalwarts. It’s a virtual window into a pivotal slice of city history. Reserve your spot now to join the discussion and don’t forget to check out the rest of the fest schedule here.

WhenOctober 29
Where: Online
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5. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Mochi! Mochi! with Chef Ivy

October 28

Learn how to make your own mochi from mochi connoisseur, Chef Ivy. Gain insider secrets and up your snack game—it’s not just a class, it’s your ticket to becoming a mochi maven (and dunk on all your friends at the next potluck!)

WhenOctober 28
Where: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
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