What: Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour show in Vancouver has nearly sold out – no surprise given that fans with floor tickets will be able to dance underneath him as the stage floats above them. Grab the last tickets while you can.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
When: Monday, October 17, doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
What: The Vancouver Writers Fest kicks off on Monday, bringing together more than 100 authors and their readers to share thoughts, explore ideas and have fascinating conversations about the writing process and their inspiration.
Where: Various locations on Granville Island, Vancouver
When: Monday, October 17 to Sunday, October 23, various times
What: The City of Vancouver is developing a tax to try to reduce the number of empty homes in the city, and hopefully open up more places to rent – now it’s your chance to tell the City what you think. Drop in at the open house to share your thoughts.
Where: Oakridge Auditorium at Oakridge Mall – 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
What: Singer songwriter Norah Jones has sold 50 million albums, and collected nine Grammys. Her latest album Day Breaks is described as a “kindred spirit” to her stunning debut album Come Away With Me. Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton St, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $55-$95
What: Conrad Gmoser, head brewer at the immensely popular Brassneck Brewing, will show how amazing ingredients, an exciting range of yeasts, and a dedication to excellence in beer can taste, in a wide range of German beers. Prost!
Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: This play tells the story of Esther and Gilles, who travel 5000 km from Montreal to Vancouver in the dead of winter hoping to start a new life – but find it harder to fit in than they thought. Presented in French with English surtitles. Where: Studio 16 – 1555 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, October 18 at 8 pm; more shows through October 29 Tickets: On Brown Paper Tickets, $26-$30
What: The Aletown Beer Society will be tapping Driftwood Brewery’s rare, wet-hopped Sartori IPA – pints will be poured until it’s all gone. And when it’s gone, it’s gone – this beer will disappear quickly, not to return until next year’s hop harvest.
Where: The New Oxford – 1144 Homer Street, Vancouver
What: This live storytelling series is back to present stories on that uncomfortable, fraught and oh-so-universal theme: coming of age. Sit back and listen, or shudder in recognition – and laugh out loud.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Albert H. Teich/Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock)
What: Americans and their Canadian friends are invited to watch live as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate ahead of the upcoming US election. Organized by Democrats Abroad Vancouver.
Where: Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
What: Noam Gagnon’s vividly theatrical new work is an eccentric exploration of how our bodies and sense of self can morph and evolve. Blending dance, music, text, film and design, Gagnon will whirl you away on a breathless and fantastical ride.
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie St, Vancouver
When: Thursday, October 20, at 8 pm; more shows through October 22
What: Get into the Halloween spirit, in this star-studded 90s-kid staple about a paranormal expert and his daughter who bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. Classic Christina Ricci.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Friday, October 21, doors 11:30 pm, movie 11:55 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, $10 on the door, $8 in advance
What: This week, the recurring video screening series will look at how music and video in the waning days of the Cold War gave voice to radicalized frustration, creating new models for resistance and new visions for hope, boiled up in wicked fashion.
Where: Unit/Pitt Projects – 236 East Pender St., Vancouver
What: On Friday nights the Eastside Flea has a Shop n Bop night – this week it features a Halloween Photo Booth, live DJ, food truck, and pumpkin carving, as well as select vendors, craft beer, artisan showrooms, and pinball.
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, October 21, from 6 to 10 pm; market continues over the weekend
Tickets: From on the door, $3-$5
DH Vancouver Staff
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