5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (September 27 – October 3)

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: Little Mountain Improv

1. Laugh Your Ass Off at Little Mountain Improv

September 28

Get your giggles in this Tuesday at Little Mountain Improv. Guesting alongside the regular team is acclaimed comedy duo Hip.Bang!, and the show will be hosted by new LMI cast member and local treasure Brigitte May.

When: Tuesday September 28, doors open 8:00 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
Cost: $13.15
More Info: eventbrite.com

Credit: Dog Without Feathers, CAFI

2. Think Dirty at Digidance’s Dog Without Feathers

September 29 to October 11

It’s tough to keep an audience engaged in an online performance, but we’re pretty sure covering dancers in mud and projecting images of drought and fire will work. Dog Without Feathers is streaming in Canada for the first time this week and next—read more about Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker’s celebrated work here.

When: Streaming Wednesday September 29 to Monday October 11
Where: Online
Cost: $16.14
More Info: dancehouse.ca

Credit: Boarder X, Museum of Vancouver

3. See a Totally Radical Skateboard-Focused Art Exhibit

Opens October 2

The MOV’s latest show has seven Indigenous artists from across Canada drawing parallels between “contested spaces”—think ski hills that don’t allow snowboarders, tourist-y beaches that taunt surfers, and city streets that ban skateboarding. The multimedia exhibition features work from Jordan Bennett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igloliorte, Mason Mashon, Meghann O’Brien and Les Ramsay.

When: Opens Saturday October 2
Where: Museum of Vancouver
Cost: $10 for adults
More Info: museumofvancouver.ca

Credit: Awaken the Giants

4. Dive in to Virtual Reality at VIFF

October 1 to 11

There’s 110 feature films, 77 shorts and 20 other events at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (get your popcorn stomach ready). Check out VIFF Immersed, a program full of virtual reality films that you can access from your home VR set (or Youtube, if you don’t have one). We’ve got our virtual eyes on Awaken the Giants: Sinisteria VR, a new film from Vancouver-based Juliana Loh.

When: Friday October 1 to Monday October 11
Where: Online and in-person
Cost: Varies
More Info: viff.org

Credit: CYBORG TRANSCENSION – music, art and transgender expressions

5. Attend a Music, Art and Trans Expression Spectacular

October 1

From Vancouver’s first transgender art gallery (follow thehaven.LGBT on Instagram here) comes a party packed with art—there’s a movement workshop, music, drag, dance, and mannequin painting (!), all inspired by cyborgs (you know, the part human, part robot beings that defy categorization). Come dressed in your cyborg best.

When: Friday October 1, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Cost: From $11.62
More Info: eventbrite.com