BASS COAST FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
October 8 at Commodore Ballroom
The boutique electronic music festival is celebrating a decade of awesomeness with a special evening of music and art. The Librarian, Mat the Alien, and Michael Red are just a few of the performers on the lineup, alongside presentations by art installation collective, The Guild.
FALL 2017 RECORD CONVENTION
October 15 at Heritage Hall
Scour vendor tables for vinyls, CDs, music memorabilia, and more at this semi-annual gathering presented by iconic wax shop Neptoon Records.
October 14 at Chan Centre for Performing Arts
The multilingual comedian’s Just For Laughs tour makes a stop in Vancouver this month. Sugar Sammy has performed in English, French, Hindi, and Punjabi, delivering a sharp stand-up that comments on both his Indian roots and global society.
CAROL SAWYER: THE NATALIE BRETTSCHNEIDER ARCHIVE
October 28 – February 4 at Vancouver Art Gallery
For the last 15 years, Vancouver artist Carol Sawyer has been composing the life of Natalie Brettschneider: a fictional artist who represents a community of female artists working in BC and Europe from the 1920s-1970s whose work was omitted from modernist art history. The exhibition features “Natalie”’s artwork, on which Sawyer conducted extensive research to reflect the women it stands for.
1 HOUR PHOTO
October 3 – 15 at Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Much of Mas Yamamoto’s life has been dictated by major events of the 20th century. He was interned at a camp during World War II. He helped construct the Distant Early Warning Line radar system in the Northern Arctic. Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, this new production ruminates on some of the darkest moments of Canadian history — and of Yamamoto’s life.
October 13 – December 31 at Contemporary Art Gallery
The most comprehensive solo exhibition of Vancouver artist Andrew Dadson’s work yet comes with Site For Still Life. Playing with boundaries, space, and time, the presentation includes House Plants — an installation where plants are spray painted (with biodegradable paint) and illuminated, in a nod to Vancouver’s green urban spaces.
October 14 at Imperial Theatre
Touring in support of his 2015 debut album, Hell or Highwater, the X-Files and Twin Peaks actor will be performing in Vancouver — a gig where he’ll donate all ticket and merchandise proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
THE SAVAGE LOVECAST PRESENTS: DAN SAVAGE WITH SPECIAL GUEST ESTHER PEREL
October 13 at Orpheum Theatre
Podcaster, sex columnist, and author Dan Savage will be sitting down with couples therapist Esther Perel to discuss her new book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Audience questions are also welcomed to a conversation sure to be provocative and insightful.Bass Coast, Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Commodore Ballroom, Contemporary Art Gallery, Imperial Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre