RUBBERBAND’s Ever So Slightly

When & Where October 21 to 23, 2021 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Choreographed by Victor Quijada, Ever So Slightly explores humanity’s instinctive behavioural reflexes developed in response to life’s daily aggressions, coupled with our urgent desire for resistance from these constraints. The Montreal company’s first major work to feature its entire 10-member company of artists, Ever So Slightly’s choreography will be accompanied by a live electronic soundscape from DJ Jasper Gahunia and violinist William Lamoureux.

Tickets from $35. Purchase online at: or call the box office 604.801.6225

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Classical Traditions At The Chan Centre & Surrey Nights
Robert Silverman Plays Bach

When & Where Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 8pm | Chan Centre & Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at 7pm | Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey

Program Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor, Preludes & Fugues (selections) and A Musical Offering

A master of the international stage, Vancouver’s Chan Centre own Robert Silverman brings an intimate performance of Bach to the Chan Centre at UBC and Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey.

Tickets from $30-$80 (Chan Centre ) at:
$40 (Bell Performing Arts Centre) at:

Gateway Theatre
Hallows’ Eve Pop-up Theatre
Artwork by Keely O’Brien, Story & Characters by Jasmine Chen

When & Where October 23 & 24, 2021 at Gulf of Georgia Cannery & October 30 & 31, 2021 at Aberdeen Centre

Following last year’s successful Hallows’ Eve Paper Theatre Kit, this beautifully illustrated miniature theatre is coming to life! Heading to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s Haunted Sea event and to Aberdeen Centre, a life-size version of this theatre will allow families to be transported into the whimsical world of Hallows’ Eve. The stage is all theirs to play on and bring to life a handful of fun-loving, adventurous characters.

Admission: This is a free family-friendly community event

Imagine Picasso

When & Where 27 October 2021 to 8 January 2022; 9am - 9pm (Last entry 1 hour before close)| Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building)

A one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition on Pablo Picasso; Imagine Picasso offers an unprecedented dialogue between Ricciotti—winner of the National Grand Prix in Architecture—and one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. Ricciotti was inspired to create this spectacular scenography from the paper sculptures Picasso made for his children. The paintings, projected onto nine full-blown Origami-style structures, offer a unique and novel perspective on the work of Picasso. The artistic approach in Image Totale©, designed by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, immerses the viewer in the heart of the paintings, allowing visitors to explore the painting’s details and fully experience the power of Picasso’s work.

Admission Adult 18+ Mon-Thurs $39.99 & Fri-Sun $49.99; Student 12- 17 and 17+: Mon-Thurs $36.99 & Fri-Sun $46.99; Child 5-11: Mon-Thurs $34.99 & Fri-Sun $44.99 - Taxes and booking fees included - Information:

The Cultch in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre
we the same

When & Where November 3 - 6, 2021 at 7.30pm; November 6, 2021 at 2pm & November 7, 2021 at 12pm | Streamed live from the Historic Theatre

In 1979, a Vietnamese family fled Saigon by boat, enduring pirate attacks, typhoons, shipwreck and starvation. Forty years later, a mother finally shares their tale with her daughter. we the same is a multicultural journey through reality, fantasy, and the supernatural. Sangeeta Wylie’s play uses ritual dance, shadow play, live music, and animation. Inspired by the incredible true story of the Truong family, it is also a universal story of reconciliation between generations seeking to understand each other's experiences.

Tickets from $29. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or online at:

2021 Chutzpah! Festival

When & Where November 4 - 24, 2021 | The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Wosk Auditorium, Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery at the JCC + Digital Streaming

Ophira Eisenberg

When & Where November 10, 2021, at 7pm | The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, also Live Stream on Demand

Ophira is a Canadian-born stand-up comedian, storyteller and writer currently based in New York. Since 2012, Ophira hosted NPR's comedy and trivia show Ask Me Another, airing nationally on more than 400 stations. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny.”

Iris Bahr

When & Where November 23, 2021, at 7pm | The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, also Live Stream on Demand

Iris Bahr returns to Chutzpah! with more of her famed solo performance. Iris will also be re-joining Chutzpah! in 2021 as co-curator of an ongoing series of conversations with some of the most interesting and influential artists and intellectuals today. This special festival edition will be a celebration of the contributions of our diverse Chutzpah! artists, accompanied by Bahr’s inimitable stand-up and hilarious cast of characters.

Guy Mintus Trio - A Gershwin Playground

When & Where November 24, 2021, at 7pm | The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, also Live Stream on Demand

Pianist and composer Guy Mintus is a true citizen of the world, based between Tel Aviv and New York. He is a trained concert pianist with the energy of a rock-star and a jazz musician’s sense of adventure, and he’s unafraid to throw his native middle-eastern scales and rhythms into the mix. The Guy Mintus Trio started with the leader’s need to create a musical home in which his different identities and influences can co-exist and come together as a unique, unified voice.

Tickets for above events: $30/Adults and $26/Students & Seniors (Eligible for ChutzPack); Digital Stream $18/Single and $32/Household (Live Stream and On Demand Options). Available online at:

Ballet BC
Unfold +Give

When & Where November 4, 5, & 6, 2021 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Program Stadium, Lean-to, After We Glow & Garden

The return to Ballet BC live performance features a collection of three fresh works created for Ballet BC by exciting Canadian choreographers, as well as one of Artistic Director Medhi Walerski’s most celebrated creations. Ballet BC will be bringing you the North American live premiere of Walerski’s GARDEN along with world premieres from Toronto’s Ethan Colangelo, and Vancouver’s Lesley Telford and Company 605, exploring human nature and connection.

Tickets $51 - $163 Purchase online at:

The Firehall Arts Centre
Paddle Song

When & Where November 9 - 21, 2021; Tues –Sat at 7:30pm, Sat & Sun at 3pm, Wed at 1pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

Paddle Song tells the story of Mohawk poet, Pauline Johnson, in this energetic and humorous one-woman musical starring Cheri Maracle. Pauline Johnson was a trailblazing heroine, an enigmatic, ahead of her time, proud Mohawk poet and performer of the late 1800s. The daughter of a respected Six Nations Mohawk Chief and an English mother, Pauline embraced her heritage and fiercely challenged the stereotypes of women and Native peoples within her work.

Tickets: From $15; Available online at or by phone at 604.689.0926

United Players
Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

When & Where November 12 – December 5, 2021 (Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm), Talkback: November 18 | Jericho Arts Centre – plus streaming

Meet Emilia Bassano. She’s angry at how she is silenced, struggling to publish, defined by the men in her life. Angry that she is remembered by history only as the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets. A poet, a feminist, a mother, and more – can all these identities reside in the same person? Catch an award-winning play with an all-female cast.

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The Dance Centre
V’ni Dansi’s Louis Riel Métis Dancers

When & Where Thursday November 18 at 12 noon | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St.

The rhythms and images of the Métis spirit come alive through traditional and contemporary styles of Métis dance and music in Red River Special, which combines the Red River Jig – the national dance of the Métis – with the Orange Blossom Special, and square dances. This joyful performance celebrates the best of the old and the new, and is sure to get your toes tapping!

Tickets $15 regular/$13 students, seniors, children. Info:

The Dance Centre
The 13th biennial Dance in Vancouver

When & Where Wednesday-Sunday, November 24 - 28, 2021 & & December 1 - 4, 2021, 5pm + 7pm nightly | Various Vancouver venues + streaming online

Produced every two years by The Dance Centre, Dance In Vancouver showcases Vancouver’s diverse and creative dance ecology. It is unique for its concentrated focus on promoting the province’s contemporary dance talent. Highlights include a world premiere from The Biting School; performances by Dumb Instrument Dance, Kelly McInnes and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien.

Tickets Price of admission dependant on venue and performance. Info and current COVID protocols:


Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

When & Where Extended to October 31 | Online Programming

The 2021 Season with online programming is designed to engage both an existing Festival community and to reach out to new audiences across Canada and beyond. The 2021 lineup is highlighted by a bold new venture for Western Canada’s biggest Shakespeare festival.

Done/Undone by Kate Besworth – Bard’s new film offers a provocative and entertaining story that exlores a key question: why do Shakespeare today? First public screening.Virtual Opening Night- August 12. Available on demand until September 30, 2021. Single, Household and Watch Party tickets on sale now.

Digital access tickets are $29. GOTO:



Vancouver Fringe Festival

When & Where Sept 10-20; Oct 1-10; Oct 29-Nov 8, Nov 26-Dec 6 | Revue Stage, Performance Works, and the Waterfront Theatre, all situated on and around Granville Island

With staggered dates, the Fringe is taking a different tack this year. With a timely theme of “A Shift in Perspective”, the 2021 Vancouver Fringe Festival will focus on small capacity live performances from local artists along with virtual workshops and gatherings. In order to meet the guidelines laid out in the BC Restart Plan, the in-person, concentrated Festival events will be held at fewer venues and with social distancing in place. Mainstage shows feature some of Vancouver’s best venues including a few ‘Bring Your Own Venues’ that allow artists to stage original work in unconventional places.

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