1. Described as a “sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia,” local filmmaker Nettie Wild’s latest documentary, KONELINE: our land beautiful, captures the province’s vast wildernesses with stunning images as it undergoes irrevocable change. See for yourself, when the winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary prize at this year’s HotDocs opens Oct. 28 at Vancity Theatre. Details at viff.org.
2. Acclaimed New York dance troupe Jessica Lang Dance makes its Canadian debut with a program of mixed repertoire that includes its latest work, The Thousand Yard Stare, Oct. 28 and 29 at Vancouver Playhouse. Details at dancehouse.ca.
3. Singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor and his North Carolina outfit Hiss Golden Messenger bring their soul- and folk-infused Americana stylings to the Fox Cabaret Oct. 29 in support of the band’s latest Merge Records release, Heart Like a Levee. Tickets at ticketmaster.ca.
4. Celebrating the arts, culture and history of the Downtown Eastside, the 13th annual Heart of the City Festival runs until Nov. 6. This year’s theme, Living on Shared Territory, “pays tribute to the Downtown Eastside’s founding peoples, cultures and diverse neighbourhoods, as we live, learn and create together on unceded Coast Salish territories under the long shadow of our colonial past and present.” For a list of events, go to heartofthecityfestival.com for full details.