October is here!

But just because summer officially ended last week doesn’t mean the end of fun Vancouver activities.

The weather has gotten colder and the urge to get through homework and studying (ie. cuddle up under a blanket with a hot beverage and Netflix) is pretty strong, but there are still a lot of fun activities around Vancouver to keep your mind off the loss of summertime. So grab your trusted Stand coffee and check out what’s going on in Vancouver this week!

Peak Performance Project

The annual Peak Performance Project (PPP) has kicked off with some of BC’s best new musical talent. For those of you who don’t know about it, the PPP is a program that helps launch the careers of some of BC’s finest musical talent with workshops and mentorships. Each participating band receives $5,000 to be put towards career development and the bands battle it out in a concert series to win top prizes with the first place band securing $102,700.

Peak Performance Project

The musicians have finished their training and are now battling it out to see which band will join the likes of XX and be crowned the winner of the 2015 Peak Performance Project. So come out and support local talent with a fun evening of scoping out the next big things.

The concerts will be taking place every Thursday at Fortune Soundclub for the next three weeks so head down this Thursday Oct. 1st to check out Find the Others, Jesse Roper, and Smash Boom Pow for only $12.

Doors Open Vancouver

Following suit from the Doors Open events of other cities, Vancouver will be hosting the very first Doors Open event in the city this Saturday Oct. 3rd. A ton of iconic Vancouver locations will be opening their doors to the public for some behind the scenes access, including City Hall, Stanley Park Mini Train, Vancouver Animal Control Centre, the Woodwards Building, and way more.

 

This event is taking place all over the city all day Saturday and is completely free so take this opportunity to explore your city in a way you normally aren’t able to at a price you can most definitely afford!

Studio 58

We’re heading into October now, which, as you know, means students are back to school full time (sorry for rubbing it in!). BUT, this also means that the Langara Studio 58 is back in full swing and once again opening their doors to a new line up of shows.

This week, the infamous student run live theatre program is kicking off their year with their adaptation of Romeo and Juliet running from Oct. 1st-18th. The intimate setting in Studio 58 has the audience feeling up close and personal with the actors and makes it nearly impossible to not get caught up in the excitement of the show.

Romeo and Juliet

Shows are already selling out and with prices of only $14.25 it’s no wonder why. Get your tickets quickly before they’re all snatched up!