Hit musical based on songwriter’s life will make you feel like a natural woman

Sarah Bockel (2nd from right) portrays Carole King in Beautiful.

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will premiere in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Nov. 13-18.

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit covers the early life and career of the singer/songwriter behind such hits as “It’s Too Late,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “The Loco-Motion.” Find out more below.

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Hit musical based on songwriter’s life will make you feel like a natural woman

Back by popular demand—Vancouver International Film Fest highlights this week

Susanne Wolff plays a doctor who sets out on a solo ocean voyage and encounters a boatful of refugees in Styx.

Did you miss this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, or not see nearly as much as you would have liked?

Well, the fest is officially over for another year. But organizers have brought back some of the most popular films, with screenings on now until this Thursday, Oct. 18. Here is a list, along with some highlights. All films are screening at the Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour St.). Click on title to watch trailers.

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Back by popular demand—Vancouver International Film Fest highlights this week

7 Scary things to do this October in Vancouver

scary things to do halloween vancouver

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it’s time to set your sights on the next most important day in October: Halloween! If you’re in the mood to get scared this month, we’ve listed out 7 of the spookiest and scariest things you can do this October in Vancouver.

Whether you just want a big fright, a manageable fright, or some knowledgeable insight to go with your spooky, good time, there’s something for everyone!

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7 Scary things to do this October in Vancouver

Acclaimed Vancouver Dance Artist Mounts His First Full-Length Solo Show

Photo of Joe Laughlin by Michael Slobodian

Vancouver audiences are in for a rare treat: a prolific and highly talented local dancer is about to wow audiences in the world premiere of his solo show.

The performance will be an exploration of the limits and exciting possibility of the body, one that has shifted over time since the beginner of the dancer’s career. Joe: A Solo Show will feature one talented dance artist, three choreographers, and an interwoven display of movement, music, and words.

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Acclaimed Vancouver Dance Artist Mounts His First Full-Length Solo Show

Where to see scary movies in Vancouver, 2018 Halloween edition

A family snapshot from the New Zealand hit What We Do in the Shadows.

Once your costume is chosen and pumpkins carved, it’s time to watch some horror. This year, local theatres have many of the usual suspects—Dario Argento’s Suspiria seems to get more popular with each passing Halloween—and a few surprises. Find out more below as we see what’s coming up at Vancity Theatre, the Cinematheque, and the Rio.

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Where to see scary movies in Vancouver, 2018 Halloween edition

The Vancouver Art Gallery Showcases Its Permanent Collection in New Exhibition

Lawren Harris, Tamarack Swamp, Algoma,
1920, oil on canvas,
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Mrs.
Margaret H. Knox, Photo: Trevor Mills,
Vancouver Art Gallery

This fall, the Vancouver Art Gallery is launching the first in a series of exhibitions that highlight the diversity and comprehensive ambition of its permanent collection.

Started in 1931 when the Gallery first opened, the collection is composed of nearly 12,000 works. A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects takes visitors on a journey through three decades of acquisition under the stewardship of a former Senior Curator.

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The Vancouver Art Gallery Showcases Its Permanent Collection in New Exhibition

What’s on in Vancouver theatre for October

A scene from The Baby-Sitter, a French-language play from Quebec.

The world premiere of a new sci-fi thriller, a Quebecois response to the #metoo movement, and a new wrinkle on Shakespeare are among the delights on offer from Vancouver theatre companies in October. See below to check out what’s happening on Vancouver stages.

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What’s on in Vancouver theatre for October