What: This intimate doc tells the story of Burnaby pinball wizard Roberto Gagno, who is one of the best pinball players in the world, and also happens to be autistic. The film will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Lee Petry.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, November 1, doors 6:40 pm, film at 7 pm
What: Back after a completely sold out run, Empire of the Son, written by and starring Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio One’s The Roundup), is the story of two generations of CBC broadcasters and the radio silence between them.
Where: Vancity Culture Lab at the Cultch – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, November 1, at 8 pm; more shows through November 13
What: While Café Medina normally operates a strict no-reservations policy, the downtown brunch institution is offering you a golden opportunity to book tables for up to six people by donation through November to benefit the Movember Foundation.
Where: Café Medina – 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
When: From November 1 to November 30
Reservations: Donations are $25 per table on Eventbrite
What: Stirring together pop, alternative R&B, 21st century soul, and a message of stark, stripped, and striking confidence, Chicago-born Niykee Heaton not only writes her own music, but also produces most of her own beats.
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver