I felt the temperature drop quite a bit on Halloween night, so here are a few indoor things for you to do this weekend:
TONIGHT...the always-packed night of music, dance and art returns to the Vancouver Art Gallery. This time, it's called FUSE: Covet, including contemporary ballet company plastic orchid factory, Vancouver dance champs The Factory, Battery Opera's Bob's Lounge, and Radix Theatre.If you have something to air and get off your chest, then Radix Theatre will help you write a letter to a lover, ex, or anyone else to whom you have something to say.
FUSE: Covet is tonight from 8pm to 1am at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Two film suggestions for this weekend:
Sigur Ros: Inni - Friday, November 4th to Monday, November 7th at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street)
During the Vancouver International Film Festival, I saw the Sigur Ros documentary Inni (a MUST SEE if you like Sigur Ros and Jonsi). It's mostly black and white, and most of the film is made up of concert footage, with some interview clips and pre and post-show fun included...and beautiful Sigur Ros songs threaded throughout the entire film.
Sigur Ros: Inni is at Vancity Theatre tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday night at 8:30, and then Monday night at 6:30.
FEAST - Saturday, November 5th, 7pm, at Roundhouse Community Centre (Davie Street at Pacific Boulevard)
Have you ever watched a movie either about food or with food in it, and craved that food?
Those cravings aren't going to be a problem tomorrow night at FEAST, DOXA Documentary Film Festival's Annual Gala Fundraiser. For the fundraiser, DOXA has put together excerpts of five food-themed documentaries and paired those clips with dishes prepared by five chefs and restaurants in the city. Featured films and pairings are (film title then restaurant): Smokin' Fish with Salmon & Bannock, Florent: Queen of the Meat Market with Subeez Cafe, A Matter of Time with Chef Hamid Salimian of Diva at the Met, Ingredients with Salt Tasting Room, and Kings of Pastry with Coco Cakes.
I went to something kind of like this last year: the movie Ratatouille screened at Vancity Theatre, and Scott Jaeger from Pear Tree Restaurant served ratatouille and the cheese that Remy ate in the movie, but the food and drink came after the film, not during!
FEAST, DOXA Documentary Film Festival's Annual Gala Fundraiser is tomorrow night, 7 o'clock, at the Roundhouse Community Centre at Davie and Pacific.
A massive touring production is setting up at Rogers Arena right now: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour.
It's a mix between a pop rock concert and a Cirque du Soleil show, with Michael Jackson songs, music and dance moves, and the costumes, make-up, and acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.
And there's no imitation Michael in this: Cirque du Soleil obtained the original recordings of Michael Jackson's voice, so you'll hear The King of Pop singing throughout. The dancers were trained by by people who worked with Michael Jackson and were taught the correct techniques for the Moonwalk, the lean in Smooth Criminal, and the shoulder moves in Thriller...and logged 12-hour days rehearsing those things.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is at Rogers Arena tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday night at 8.