Feline groovy at cat yoga class

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Nameowste: Yin Yoga with Cats

Vancouver’s first cat café, Catfé, is launching an ongoing wellness series, and its first event is pretty meow-velous: a yin yoga session, with cats. Yin yoga consists of slow, meditative poses that are held for longer periods of time, aimed at easing you into the fresh week ahead. BYO mat, and make sure you bring your love of cats.

When: Oct. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Where:  Catfé, 88 West Pender St., second floor


Climate Strike-Vancouver

Photo The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley
Photo The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley

Join Sustainabiliteens Vancouver, the David Suzuki Foundation and Climate Strike Canada as they welcome globally renown teen climate activist Greta Thunberg for a rally and march in downtown Vancouver. A three-kilometre march through the area will be followed by speeches.

When: Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery plaza, 750 Hornby St.


Beetlejuice at the Rio Theatre

Photo Warner Bros. Pictures
Photo Warner Bros. Pictures

“It’s showtime!” Get into the Halloween spirits with a screening of the dark and quirky ’80s hit Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton as the titular haunter, who wreaks havoc on the lives of a couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin). If you’d prefer a different kind of thrill, the Rio has a full slate of Halloween programming, including Psycho, The Blair Witch Project,Clue and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

When: Screenings Oct. 26, 29 and 31

Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway


Taste of Yaletown

Eat your way through Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown for this multi-day dine-out series. Participating restaurants will have special menus and other delicious specials for this annual neighbourhood classic foodie event.

When: Oct. 17 to 27

Where: Participating Yaletown restaurants


Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York

This new and important exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the development of Cindy Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to now. This is the first retrospective of the internationally acclaimed Sherman’s work in Canada for 20 years, and it includes selections from each of her major series, including new and rarely seen works.

When: Oct. 26 to March 8

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.


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