Enjoy the centuries-old tale live at the Arts Club Theatre Company. In this rendition, the immortal quest has been re-imagined to provide audiences with a delightful physical comedy. 8 p.m. on the Granville Island Stage. Tickets are $29.
Hip Hop 4 Peace
If you’re ready to get your groove on and better the world, head down to the sixth Annual Hip Hop Festival for Peace. The three-day event is free, featuring local and international talent. It also offers community forums on youth activism, women’s rights, and Indigenous struggles. Info: hiphopforpeace.blogspot.com.
Canncer Fundraiser on Wheels
Start your engines … er, get your soap box cars rolling! Love to tinker? Love to race? Sponsor a racing team on Saturday and help the third annual Canary Derby raise its goal of $1 million for the early detection of cancer in B.C. Prizes for creativity, costumes, and crowd participation. This year’s derby is at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, car registration from 8-9 a.m. Races start at 11.
Get geared up for this year’s skiing and snowboarding season by heading down to the Vancouver Convention Centre this Saturday and Sunday for the seventh annual Show Show. The equipment swap begins at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the door.
Take in the magic of music at the VSO’s Opening Weekend at the Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St. This weekend guests can enjoy the beauty of Romantic French classics conducted by Bramwell Tovey, with Avan Yu on piano. Saturday’s performance starts at 8 p.m. with tickets at $21.50 to $84.
Word On The Street
Spend your Sunday enjoying the 16th annual Word on the Street. Head down to Library Square and CBC Plaza to take in a full free day of indoor and outdoor events including: author readings, exhibits, performances, and reading and writing excitement.