What: The city’s largest Oktoberfest celebration includes a theatrical keg tapping, and Marktplatz, plus for the first time this year, the Stein Games and a Lippensynchron Battle. It’ll have you clinking your steins and cheering “Prost!”
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: From Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 9
What: The Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off with its Opening Gala film, the romance biopic Maudie, celebrating the life and career of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
Where: The Centre In Vancouver For The Performing Arts – 777 Homer Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 pm, festival continues through October 14
What: An exploration of faith and faithlessness from dance-theatre guru Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Porno Death Cult tells the story of a pilgrimage through a strange landscape of longing, where a woman, preacher, and god come face to face.
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
When: Thursday, September 29, from 8 to 10 pm; also showing on Friday, September 30.
What: Check out this tiny, cramped Mount Pleasant black box theatre for some of the best stand-up in the city. Hosts Andy Kallstrom, Ross Dauk and Ivan Decker are some of the best crowd warmers out there, and local heavy hitters (think: Dino Archie, Sophie Buddle, Graham Clark) often dot the lineup as they perfect their sets. For five bucks, it’s almost stupid not to give it a shot.
Time: Thursdays at 9 pm
Address: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26th Avenue
DH Vancouver Staff
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