5 things to do in Vancouver this week (September 19-25)


Superflux Fest and live performances to launch the new school year.


1. Superflux F*$king Awesome Festival

September 24

Superflux Beer Company is hosting a day-long festival of beer (duh), cocktails and bites as part of a delayed celebration of the brewery’s grand opening, which happened during the pandemic. As for drinks, you can expect limited-release collaborations with breweries from Canada and the United States, natural wine, cider, and margaritas. Plus, soft drinks, local pop-ups, and DJ sets throughout the day.

When: September 24
Where: Superflux
Cost: $125
More information: superfluxbeer.com


Credit: Rolline-Laporte

2. Animals

September 20-24

Circus, song, dance and theater combine in the performance of Animal du Cirque Alfonse. A journey through somewhat surreal farming fables that overturn the clichés of childhood stories and pair them with original live music, this family-friendly show uses comedy to explore a reimagined farming world.

When: September 20-24
Where: Vancouver Theater
Cost: From $20
More information: thecultch.com


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3. Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Performance

September 21-24

This performance by Edmonton’s Usha Gupta Dance Entourage blends traditional and modern movement to reinvent Kathak, the classic North Indian dance form. The show takes you through the inner search for spirituality and ends with Sufi (divine truth).

When: September 21-24
Where: Fire Station Arts Center
Cost: From $25
More information: firehallartscentre.ca

Every Stroke: Calligraphic Explorations

Credit: Calligraphy by Need Shojei

4. Every Stroke: Calligraphic Explorations

September 23-October 26

From crisp, elegant English expressions of famous quotes to bold, abstract Persian calligraphy, this exhibition explores the different styles and techniques of calligraphy by celebrating artists who combine traditional and contemporary approaches.

When: September 23-October 26
Where: Silk Fellowship Arts Center
Cost: Free
More information: culturedays.ca

Gili Yalo

5. Gili Yalo

September 24

Gili Yalo combines his Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, groove and jazz, combining traditional African melodies with English, Hebrew and Amharic lyrics for a show known for generating spellbinding groove and flow. His music tells his own personal story – from Operation Moses, the secret evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan in 1984.

When: September 24
Where: Norman and Annette Rothstein Theater
Cost: $40; $34 students and seniors
More information: chutzpahfestival.com


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