A Canadian comedy legend returns, Hamlet gets a gender-bend and the Davie Village gets its very own screening of a cult classic in this week’s picks in (gay) Vancouver.
Legendary funnyman and Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch is back with Young Drunk Punk (Oct 27) for one-night only at the York Theatre. His one-man show combines stand-up, live music and autobiographical insights from his wild early days as a ‘young punk’ in 80’s Alberta, to his flannel plaid days in 90’s Toronto, to becoming a ‘pajama-clad dad’ in the Hollywood Hills. Young Drunk Punk will soon hit the City TV television airwaves as a new comedy series about his youth in Calgary.
BlackSpear Theatre takes on Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Oct 29-Nov 9) re-imagined as a young female royal in a modern world. The group is also playing with gender with the roles of Laertes, Rosencrantz and Marcello. If the company’s teaser video is any indication, things are going to be a little different in Elsinore for this
Prince Princess of Denmark.
This Halloween, the Fountainhead Pub is host to a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct 31). While a showing of the cult classic at this time of year isn’t particularly noteworthy, the fact that the showing is in the Davie Village means queer fans can get their fill of Frank-N-Furter, Janet and Brad without having to venture too far.
And of course you don’t want to miss all the other Halloween happenings around the city this year.