60 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, October 1

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 60 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, October 1.



      New York folk-metal group Tengger Cavalry plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Incite, Revenger, and Trollband.

      Local punk-metal band War Amp plays Seven Dining Lounge, with guests the Remedials and Walden Plays.

      Blues/world music trio Tri-Continental, composed of Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau, and Madagascar Slim, plays Blue Frog Studios in White Rock.

      Canadian-born pianist Tony Foster performs at the Silk Purse Arts Centre with Seattle bassist Nate Parker and Vancouver drummer Joe Poole.

      Vancouver post-punk band Sex with Strangers plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Tulip.

      American punk-rock band Pennywise (above) plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Strung Out, Unwritten Law, and Runaway Kids.

      Vancouver jazz band the Hard Rubber Orchestra premieres René Lussier's new work We Will See at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre.

      Vancouver-based Persian flamenco artist Farnaz Ohadi launches her debut album Bird Dance at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Canadian musician and poet C.R. Avery performs songs from new album All the Angels Didn't Scare Me at the Cobalt.

      Violinist and mandolinist Moritz Behm performs at Dubh Linn Gate with folk-roots singer-songwriter Roland Barrett.



      Sci-fi, fantasy, and games convention in Surrey features master of ceremonies Spider Robinson and focuses on areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, tabletop games, and electronic games.

      Browse through nearly 80 tables of hard-to-find songs on record, CD, tape, and 8-track at the Croatian Cultural Centre's Fall 2016 Record Convention.

      The MEC North Vancouver Century Ride allows participants to choose between a 50- or 100-kilometre route through the North Shore.

      Festival and trade show at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville celebrates autistic people and those who have created programs and support systems for them.



      Fashion historian Ivan Sayers presents his collection of vintage and contemporary evening dresses at Old Hastings Mill Store Museum.

      Fiveleft Leathergoods celebrates 10 years with two runway shows featuring a decade of designs at the Waterfall Building, followed by an after party.


      FOOD & DRINK

      The B.C. Hop Fest in Abbotsford features over 30 craft breweries, food, and a hop market.

      Celebrate Oktoberfest at Queen Elizabeth Plaza's Harvest Haus as you sit at communal tables, drink imported European beers, and tuck into traditional German delicacies.



      The Lego Imagine Nation Tour at the Vancouver Convenion Centre features life-size LEGO models, the Brick Pit, a bridge-construction competition, and a lab given by a LEGO Master Builder.

      The Georgia Strait Alliance presents a community celebration at Vanier Park featuring canoe paddling, arts and crafts, and live music.

      Scarecrow Festival at Art's Nursery in Surrey features a build-a-scarecrow station that's open daily until Halloween.



      The B.C. Lions take on the Ottawa Redblacks in Canadian Football League action at B.C. Place Stadium.

      The Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors in NBA action at Rogers Arena.



      Conference of activism and politics at Langara College features sessions on the nature of oppression and a look at how we can build a better world.

      Eyewitness report and presentation at Roundhouse Community Centre on France's mass protests against anti-union law, followed by a discussion period.



      Comedian and former Kids in the Hall star Bruce McCulloch performs his solo show Young Drunk Punk at Lafflines Comedy Club.

      Comedian Angelo Tsarouchas performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Canadian standup comedian Paul Myrehaug performs the third of three nights at the Comedy Mix.

      Canadian comedian Sean Proudlove performs at the Rickshaw Theatre's Comedy Shocker, with support by Kyle Jones, Mark Nesbitt, Sam Tonning, Mark O'Keeffe, and Ollie Maughan.

      The Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Trump Card, an improv-comedy show that examines the 2016 U.S. presidential election, at the Improv Centre.

      Cliff Prang hosts comedy by Damian Johnson, Tia Jeannette, Ed Hill, Joey Commisso, and Timmy Riney at the British Ex-Servicemen Association.



      The annual B.C. Culture Days features over 400 registered activities in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts, and multimedia at various Lower Mainland locations.

      Big Draw Vancouver highlights include over 40 diverse and hands-on drawing workshops led by local professional artists at various Vancouver venues.

      At Delta's fourth annual open-studio tour, the Delta Studio Stomp, you can visit all the locations, meet the artists, and watch them create art.



      Percussionist Daniel Tones presents a concert of contemporary music for solo percussion at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. 

      Organists Michael Murray, Nicholas Fairbank, Suzanne Gibson Coulthard, and PJ Janson perform classical music at New West's Queens Avenue United Church.



      Contemporary dance work by Jenn Edwards, based on the movements of orchestral conductors, at Gold Saucer Studios.



      Exhibition of mixed-media works by Mila Karavai at West Vancouver's Silk Purse Art Gallery.

      The works by Haida Manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas are on display until October 2 at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts an exhibition that examines the significance of the six women who were inspirational to the artistic development of Picasso.

      At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art Meghann O'Brien takes materials from the natural world and transforms them into human expression.



      The Museum of Anthropology at UBC hosts an exhibition that features the carvings of Papua New Guinea's Iatmul people.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.



      Performance at Studio 58 of Angels in America, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play set during the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York City.

      The Chop Theatre presents Sonic Elder, an on-stage documentary with live music from the generation that invented youth culture, at the Penthouse.

      UBC Theatre and Film presents Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Stranger to Hard Work, in which Cathy Jones shares her unique perspective on a variety of topics.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents director John Murphy's version of Ken Ludwig's zany whodunit Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Performance at Pacific Theatre of A Good Way Out, a look into the precarious world of crime and compromise.

      Pop-culture parody Catching Fire: The Musical plays at Studio 1398.

      Performance at the York Theatre of Helen & Edgar, featuring celebrated orator Edgar Oliver in a production that tells the story of Oliver and his sister Helen’s strange childhood in Savannah.

      Performance at PAL Theatre of Western Gold Theatre's Comfort Cottages, the story of four single female friends of retirement age who are unsettled financially and emotionally.

      Bad Girls the Musical--which tells the story of a group of prison inmates and their battle against the entrenched old guard system--opens at Renegade Arts Studio.



      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      The VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.



      The Vancouver International Film Festival runs until October 14 at various Vancouver locations. Director Niwatsukino Norhiro's Suffering of Ninko screens at the Cinematheque.

      Open-air screenings at River District Drive-in of Ice Age: Collision Course and Bad Moms.


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