Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, October 25 to 31

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      Editor’s choice

      Night Shift: Day of the Dead

      In its ongoing series of artful Night Shift events on the first Thursday of every month, the Museum of Anthropology is set to transform into a vast underworld for Day of the Dead festivities on November 2. Don your best skeleton face paint and come out for an immersive event. At 6 p.m., activities commence with altar-making with the women’s art collective Retazos and artist Ari De La Mora (whose work is shown here), with live music by DJ Kemo; bring a photo of someone you’ve lost to add to the collective shrine. At 8, journey into the interactive theatre work Underworld, in which the folks from SITE theatre guide you through a decaying landscape on a quest to liberate the dead. There’s more, from live painting to an end-of-night dance party—all sounding morbidly fun.

      Night Shift: Day of the Dead is at the UBC Museum of Anthropology next Thursday (November 2).


      High five

      Five events you just can’t miss this week

      Evelyn Glennie

      The reigning queen of percussion brings her virtuoso beats to the VSO.
      October 28, 29, and 30 at the Orpheum


      A rare chance to see Finnish dance titan Tero Saarinen’s bold vision.
      October 27 and 28 at the Vancouver Playhouse

      Halloween Monster Match

      Throw on a costume and party with Vancouver TheatreSports League.
      October 28 at the Improv Centre

      Happy Place

      This show gathers some of Vancouver’s legendary female actors.
      To October 29 at the Firehall Arts Centre

      Gordon Smith: The Black Paintings

      The West Coast icon delves into darker work that contrasts his famous abstracted landscapes.
      To February 4, 2018, at the Vancouver Art Gallery