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Friday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

  Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets   Holy Guacamole! Avocados from Mexico partners with the Canucks   Cider Tap Takeover happening at The Cascade Room   Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)   ChopStick Festival 2016   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures…

Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)

  Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 @ 7pm Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver $110 (with a tax receipt for $80 issued) Tickets and Info: www.spinalchordgala.com Now in its 8th year, the Spinal Chord! Gala is an elegant and fun event bringing together Vancouver’s Arts & Science communities. This interdisciplinary event celebrates the…

Chan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El Cigala

  Three-time Latin GRAMMY winner performs songs from Indestructible, forthcoming album celebrating the rich sounds of salsa   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the hotly anticipated return of Diego El Cigala, charming vocalist and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7pm in the…

Museum of Anthropology Envelops Visitors in an Immersive Exhibition of Globally-Infused Textiles

    Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures – Identity and cultural expression are manifested in an exhibition drawn from Western Canada’s largest textile collection   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is delighted to announce the unveiling of Western Canada’s largest textile collection in an expansive new exhibition, Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across…

20th Anniversary Eastside Culture Crawl Celebrate Illustrious Legacy of Revelatory Exploration & Artistic Creation

  Iconic four-day visual arts festival marks momentous milestone by opening doors on Canada’s most densely populated artistic community   Vancouver’s beloved four-day celebration of visual arts, design, and crafts, the Eastside Culture Crawl, invites art lovers to fete its landmark 20th anniversary from November 17 to 20, 2016. The aesthetic adventure opens studios, homes, and…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick…

Sam Sullivan’s Oct 13th Public Salon: Secrets behind double careered professionals

  Vancouver will have its 25th Public Salon on Thursday October 13th.  The Public Salon is a made in Vancouver phenomenon that contributes to the unique civic culture of our city. 10,000+ people have come to be entertained, stay informed and get inspired at Vancouver’s Playhouse theatre. (600 Hamilton St) Holman Wang is among the nine…

New Directors Join Vancouver Opera Board

  Annual General Meeting highlighted financial and artistic successes in 2015-2016 and excitement for the 2016-2017 Season & Festival Two highly esteemed community leaders were elected to the VO Board of Directors at the company’s Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2016, joining a group of 24 members chaired by Pascal Spothelfer. The meeting also reviewed…

The Chan Centre Presen­­ts Brain An Acclaimed Work by Spoken Word Artist Brendan McLeod

  Author and slam poet tackles mental illness and complex nuances of  the human mind as part of Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Brain, a hilarious and heartbreaking monologue about the mind, mental illness, and friendship on November 17 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part…

Dead in the Water: The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome

  Vancouver has been plagued with the undeserved reputation of being “a boring city”. Apparently being a colorful metropolis with gorgeous outdoor attractions, dazzling museums, and a lively arts scene doesn’t quite cut it for some. For those naysayers, I recommend an evening spent with The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome to experience thrilling…

  Leading Taiwanese puppetry troupes make Vancouver debut in multi-day festival

Lauded Taiwanese Puppet Festival Returns to MOA for Enriching Second Installment of Cultural Exploration  The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is pleased to present the return of the playful and insightful Taiwanese Puppet Festival, November 3-8, 2016. This year MOA has invited two award-winning puppetry ensembles The Happy Puppetry Company and Puppet & Its Double Theater who will share their unique traditional and contemporary…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 7 – 14

  Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter   Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant   GLOWBAL’S Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet   WESTERN CANADA’S MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS   LEGENDS OF THE FALL: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS SIGNATURE CREATIONS TO USHER IN AUTUMN   Reminder: EAT! Vancouver Is Back!   #MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE…