5 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, November 1

Nov 1 2016, 6:30 am

Well, here it is. November. No, we can’t believe it either. Thankfully, there’s still plenty going on in Vancouver, even if it won’t stop raining.

So, here are five things to do in Vancouver this Tuesday, from pinball wizardry to alternative soul.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Wizard Mode

  • 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
  • Tickets: From MOV, $8-$10

Empire of the Son

  • 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
  • Tickets: From The Cultch, $8-$10

Café Medina: Front of the Line

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  • 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

Dirty Little Secrets

  • What: The hit improv show running in New York’s East Village has hit Vancouver, so get ready to watch a cast of our city’s top improvisors explore YOUR anonymous secrets for laughs, live on stage.
  • Where: XY YVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, November 1, from 7:30 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: On the door, $5 plus a secret

Niykee Heaton

  • 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
  • When: Tuesday, November 1, doors at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At Ticketweb, $25
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