Our picks this week: Kayak, Heart of the City Festival & Off Key Improv

Kayak

Who: The Echo Collective
What: Kayak
Where: Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver)
When: October 29-November 2
Why: Jordan Hall’s powerful and timely play about love, family, and climate change returns to Vancouver. The opening night performance features a talkback with the playwright, director and representatives from Extinction Rebellion Vancouver.  More information at showpass.com.

Denyse Wilson in Kayak. Photo by Javier Ricardo Sotres Porres.
Denyse Wilson in Kayak. Photo by Javier Ricardo Sotres Porres.

Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Who: Vancouver Moving Theatre
What: Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Where: Various Locations (Vancouver)
When: October 30 – November 10
Why: The 16th annual festival gets underway this week under this year’s theme of Holding the Light. Featuring over 100 events covering everything from music, stories, theatre, poetry, cultural celebrations, dance, and more, it is a celebration of the diversity and traditions of the DTES. More information at heartofthecityfestival.com.

16th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
16th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival. Photo by David Cooper.

Off Key: The Improvised Musical

Who: Off Key Improv
What: Off Key: The Improvised Musical
Where: Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver)
When: November 2
Why: The improvisers at Off Key keep the Halloween spirit alive with a Tim Burton inspired improvised musical created right before your eyes. More information at showpass.com.

Off Key Improv. Photo by David Manuel.
Off Key Improv. Photo by David Manuel.