41st Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)


When & Where
September 29 – October 9, 2022 | VIFF Centre,1181 Seymour St & various venues around Vancouver

This morning (Sept. 7) VIFF unveiled the 41st edition’s programming and events. Roughly 130 feature films and 100 shorts will screen in seven Vancouver venues this festival season, with around 24 films available online via the VIFF Connect streaming platform. The festival will open with Métis filmmaker Marie Clements’ film Bones of Crows on September 29. The following Speakers provided summeries of the festival elements: Executive Director Kyle Foster, Director of Programming Curtis Woloschuk, Catalyst Programmer Laura Arboleda, Talks Programmer Kinga Binkowska, AMP Curator Rob Calder, and DigiBC Executive Director Loc Dao

Tickets and Information
Single Tickets $15 / $13 Seniors / $10 Students, Special Presentations $17, VIFF Connect Tickets $10, Festival Pass $350/$300 Seniors /$120 Students, Festival 6 Pack $84 / $72 Seniors / $54 Students, Festival 10 Pack $135 / $110 Seniors / $80 Students, VIFF Live Tickets $18. More ticket information at: viff.org/ticket-info




The Cultch
ANIMAL Cirque Alfonse (Québec)

When & Where September 20-24, 2022 SEPt 20-24, 7pm SEP 24, 2pm Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver


Animal is a full-length, multidisciplinary show, which brings together circus, theatre, song and dance, perfect for audiences of all ages. In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down and the barn turned inside out. A gentleman farmer has surrounded himself with some familiar but slightly outlandish creatures.

Tickets from $20. Child and Family Packs available! Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or online at: thecultch.com/event/animal



Firehall Arts Centre
Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Extravaganza

When & Where September 21-24, 2022, Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Extravaganza blends traditional and modern movement through the different forms of the ocean, romance, rhythmic pattern, inner search for spirituality, and finishes with Sufi (divine truth). In this performance, Usha Gupta’s dance ensemble re-imagines Kathak, the classical form of dance from northern India.

Tickets: From $25 – purchase online at: https://firehallartscentre.ca/ or call 604.689.0926



Pacific Theatre and Ruby Slippers Theatre
Benevolence by Fanny Britt

When & Where September 30 – October 15, 2022 at 8pm WED – SAT; 2pm matinees on Sat. | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.

Gilles Jean, big-time lawyer, returns to his hometown of Benevolence to try a troubling case involving the child of an old friend. But with the ghosts of his deceased brothers and father peering over his shoulder, and his mother asking after the state of his soul, homecoming is no easy thing. This pitch-black comedy offers a surreal reflection on our small cowardices and our great contradictions.

Tickets $15 - 36.5.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Buniatishvili Plays Tchaikovsky

Conductor Otto Tausk Featured performer Khatia Buniatishvili

When & Where Friday, Sept 23 at 8pm, Saturday, Sept 24 at 8pm, Sunday, Sept 25 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre
Program Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1; Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe

Georgian firebrand Khatia Buniatishvili joins Maestro Tausk to open the season with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Piano Concerto No. 1. Buniatishvili’s virtuosic flair has earned her international acclaim and brings audiences to their feet wherever she goes. Ravel’s luscious ballet score Daphnis et Chloe is some of his best music with sumptuous harmonies

Tickets $30 - $119 for Fri & Sat, $24 - $82 for Sun. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434



Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged

When & Where Friday, Sept 30 at 8pm, Saturday, Oct 1 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Vern Griffiths Featured performer Stewart Copeland, Percussion/Vocals

Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra is a high energy orchestral evening celebrating the work of legendary rock star and composer, Stewart Copeland and focuses on the epic rise of his career in music that has spanned over four decades. Copeland is a unique figure in world music: renowned as the founder of The Police, a band that became a defining force in rock music from the ‘80s through to the present day; he is also a seasoned and prolific composer in opera, ballet and orchestral music.

Tickets $30 -. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
 




The Music of Queen

When & Where Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Brent Havens Featured performer MiG Ayesa - vocals

Get ready to rock! For one night only, experience the music of Queen like never before with the full power of the VSO. Including classic hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Somebody to Love, and We Will Rock You – don’t miss this high-energy rock symphony tribute to the legendary Freddie Mercury and one of Brit-rock’s biggest bands.

Tickets from $35 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at: www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434




Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)
A co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange and Soulpepper Theatre Company
Bad Parent by Ins Choi

When & Where Oct 13: 7:30pm (Preview), OCT 14–15, 18–22 7:30pm, Oct 16, 22–23 2pm | The Cultch, Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.,

Originally scheduled to open last due to “due to a Covid-19 situation,” Bad Parent, an honest, no-holds-barred portrait of young parents will now open mid-October. Norah and Charles are trying to navigate their lives as parents of a toddler but are still trying to figure out who they are in relation to their son, to each other, and to the audience.

Tickets email: boxoffice@thecultch.com or call 604-251-1363 Mon to Fri: 12–4pm, or arrive one hour prior to all performances



Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Movie Nights with the VSO


When & Where:
Home Alone™ in Concert - December 14 & 15, 2022 at 7pm | Orpheum Theatre

A true holiday favourite, this comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live by the VSO.

Tickets $32 - purchase online at: https://secure.vancouversymphony.ca/



When & Where: The Wizard of Oz with Live Orchestra
- November 18 & 19, 2022 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

We’re off to see the Wizard! Experience this movie classic on the big screen as the VSO plays the score live. The music of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, combined with Judy Garland’s Dorothy will have you singing along to some of the most well-known songs from this iconic musical theatre canon. Put on your ruby red slippers and come follow the yellow brick road with the VSO!

Tickets $32 - purchase online at: https://secure.vancouversymphony.ca/


When & Where: West Side Story™ Film with Orchestra
- April 22, 2023 at 7pm & April 23, 2023 & 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score to the original West Side Story comes alive with the VSO. Newly re-mastered and plays in high-definition on the big screen. A rare opportunity to enjoy this cinematic classic played live, with Stephen Sondheim’s original lyrics and dialogue intact.

Tickets $32 - purchase online at: https://secure.vancouversymphony.ca/

 

 


ONGOING

United Players
The Thursday Night Bridge Circle by Ray Kennedy

When & Where September 9 – October 2, 2022 (& online), Thurs - Sat at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.

August, 1970, in La Grange, NC three generations of women have gathered for cards, refreshments and conversation. They have years of stories and opinions, but this Thursday night there’s something new: desegregation has come to La Grange public schools. The black housekeeper, Margaret, has been an important part in all their lives for years as a largely silent witness, but all that may be about to change…

Tickets Regular $30, seniors & students $26. Tickets are available online at www.unitedplayers.com. Season ticket holders can make a reservation online or by phoning 604-224-8007, ext. 2.


Vancouver Fringe Festival

When & Where September 8 – 18, 2022 | Granville Island and various other venues

Vancouver Fringe is back in action with an in-person Festival from this year, and to go live with ticket sales for all the acts who are set to participate in it. Highlights this year include Vancouver-based artist Chase Padgett with his trademark style of humour, storytelling and song in Lucky Break . Then local legend Dolores Drake returns to the Festival with her acclaimed one-woman show The Distance Between Newfoundland and Toronto . Fringe veteran TJ Dawe will also tease Vancouver audiences with an hour of playful jokes and worldly observations in his latest comedic caper.

Tickets single tickets at $15. Available at the Box Office at (+1) 778-918-8273 or email: boxoffice@vancouverfringe.com Check out the Line Up: vancouverfringe.com/festival


Western Gold Theatre
90 Days

When & Where September 8 – 25, 2022 at 7.30pm (2pm matinees on Sept. 18, 22, 24 & 25 | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Ugandan forced exodus of its Asian community, and based on the first-time playwright’s own experiences, one of the largest expulsions of the 20th century is brought to life through the lens of a modest Ismaili family tearing themselves away from what they thought was home. Humorous, moving, and completely authentic, Western Gold is thrilled to present the world premiere of a fascinating new play, 90 Days.

Tickets $34 regular, $30 for matinnees; westerngoldtheatre.org OR Box office: 604-363-5734

 

Bard on the Beach


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

When & Where August 3 – September 24, 2022 at 7.30pm | Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park

Shakespeare spins a tragic and timeless story of two young people who fall deeply in love, in spite of a bitter feud that divides their families. Their passion never fails to move and inspire us. And today more than ever, the play is a powerful reminder that with love, even the world’s greatest wounds can be healed. This production, in a classical setting, casts new light on Vanier Park Juliet’s experience.

Tickets $27 - $69 (Regular); $27 - $34.50 (youth) Purchase online at: bardonthebeach.org/ whats-on/romeo-and-juliet


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

When & Where June 8 – September 24, 2022 at 7.30pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece follows four young lovers and a troupe of stumbling actors through an enchanted wood, on a journey of discovery to find out who they are, whom they love, and why it matters. Beginning in a world that is in disrepair, the story moves to the forest, where the natural and supernatural have merged and elves, goblins, and talking trees guide the way. Bring your family and friends and enter into a world of love, laughter and magic!

Tickets $27 - $79 (Regular); $27 - $39 (youth) Purchase online at: bardonthebeach.org/whats-on