What: A staged reading of the funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet play that pays homage to the playwright’s colourful, down-to-earth mother. Be transported in time to five different stages of their lives together, with a bird’s-eye view of their tumultuous and loving relationship.
When: October 18
Time: 8 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Isaac Hanson with Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson at the Hollywood Film Festival’s 10th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala. (s_bukley/Shutterstock)
What: Founded in 1992, Hanson are celebrating their 25th Anniversary Middle Of Everywhere tour from June to October this year. The boy band has released 16 studio albums and sold more than 16 million albums in their rise to fame, and they aren’t stopping there.
When: October 18
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: Restaurants for Change is a Canada-wide event taking place at 92 restaurants in 19 cities. In Vancouver, three restaurants are participating this year, each donating proceeds from their dinner service on October 18 towards supporting “Community Food Centres Canada and community food programs across Canada that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all.”
What: Actors Jacob Tremblay and Martin Sheen will take the stage at this year’s WE Day event in Vancouver, alongside a whole host of other speakers and performers. The event is part of global WE Day—the world’s largest youth empowerment event—aimed at igniting millions of youth to build a more caring and compassionate world. In Vancouver, 20,000 young people will be attending the event, having earned tickets to the event by taking action on local and global causes.
What: The haunt was created by three horror enthusiasts: Trevor Watson, Jodie Blank, and Asha DeChamplain. Each was hell bent on bringing a little life to their neighbourhood in North Vancouver. What better way to do it than with live actors, visual effects, and horrifying props? The themes this year? “Frankenstein’s Lab” and “Don’t go in the basement”.
When: Now to October 31
Time: Monday to Friday 6 pm to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 pm.