What: The Rio Grind Film Festival kicks off on Friday, bringing an assortment of new and award-winning indie, cult, sci-fi and horror shorts, features, and documentaries to Vancouver for your dark, dark pleasure – including new black comedy Prevenge.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: From Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6; various showtimes
Tickets: From the Rio, three-day pass is $60, one-day passes range from $25-$40, single movie tickets $10 in advance, $12 on the door
What: A workshop presentation of a new Canadian trilingual musical telling the story of a young Mohawk girl and her brother, whose lives are disrupted when a young fille du roi arrives in New France to boost the population of what would become Canada.
Where: Orpheum Annex – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, at 7 pm
What: An evening of Cuban Jazz showcasing world-class musicians, including one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz – the exceptional saxophonist, composer, arranger and Grammy award winner, Alfred Thompson.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver
What: This annual festival showcases the art of the music video and the creativity of the filmmakers involved in producing them. Render’s focus is on innovative and cutting-edge music videos that push the creative boundaries of the art form.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
When: Friday, November 4, reception from 6.30 pm, screenings from 8 pm