5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (October 12-17)

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 ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Credit: Whistler Craft Beer Month

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.

When: All October
Where: Various locations
Cost: How thirsty are you?
More Info: whistler.com

Credit: Fistful of Kicks cast: Aidan Parker, Vivian Tang, Carla Mah, Kai Rudell, Kenneth Tynan, Alex Ho, Brigitte May, Alyssa Hirose (me), Brent Hirose and Curt Da Silva. Photo by Chelsey Stuyt.

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.

When: Wednesday October 12 to Sunday October 17
Where: Online and at The Cultch
Cost: From $15
More Info: vancouverimprovfest.com

Credit: Vancouver Art Gallery

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.

When: Through May 1
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: $24 for adults
More Info: vanartgallery.bc.ca

Credit: Reusables

4. A Launch Party for Reusable Takeout Containers

October 16

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.

When: Saturday October 16 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 4373 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Cost: Free
More Info: eventbrite.com

Credit: Salisha Old Bull, Chmtews’ Cradleboard (detail), 2014

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.

When: Through Saturday, November 13
Where: Cityscape Community Art Space, North Vancouver
More Info: northvanarts.ca