Ballet BC opens its new season with themes of ‘awakening and change’

Ballet BC Dancers Gilbert Small and Kirsten Wicklund. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

The North American debut of a piece by internationally acclaimed European choreographer Johan Inger will kick off the 2017/18 season of BC Ballet.

Along with a new work from Ballet BC Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto, Inger’s B.R.I.S.A. forms Program I, which opens the new season Nov. 2-4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St.).

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Ballet BC opens its new season with themes of ‘awakening and change’

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 21, 2017

This weekend you can dine on top of a mountain or down by the Fraser River, watch innovative dances, get up close with Salvador Dali sculpture, create Amazonian-style beadwork, and celebrate Saturn. It’s also your last chance to catch Bard on the Beach!


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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 21, 2017

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vancouver at Harvest Haus 2017

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Time to take out the Lederhosen and start practicing your favourite German phrases, because Oktoberfest is coming to Vancouver! Harvest Haus, the biggest celebration of Oktoberfest in Vancouver, will be back from October 5 to 14 in a new, bigger location.

The fourth annual event will be taking place in Downtown Vancouver at Sole Food Street Farms (88 Pacific Boulevard), next to BC Place. This year’s Harvest Haus features a packed schedule of events fit for an excellent evening of guzzling beer and feasting on bratwurst.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vancouver at Harvest Haus 2017

Literary thrillers, song-and-dance cartoons, East Van gangs at this weekend’s Word Vancouver

Katherine Collins will talk about her groundbreaking Canadian comics creation, Neil the Horse, at this year’s Word Vancouver.

From the 1900 salmon strike to the 2017 women’s march, Vancouver boasts a long history of activism. This history is the subject of City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes, a new book by Kate Bird.

Bird is one of many authors featured at this year’s Word Vancouver Festival. The festival gets underway today (Tues. Sept 19) and features (free!) readings and events throughout the week.

But the whole thing culminates on Sunday, Sept 24 with a full, multi-author day of activities in and around the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library (350 W. Georgia). Events include readings, presentations, workshops, kids books, and even poetry (poetry! in this day and age!). Below, we’ve listed a few of Sunday’s authors and presentations we think might be worth checking out.

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Literary thrillers, song-and-dance cartoons, East Van gangs at this weekend’s Word Vancouver

Vancouver’s Trans-centric Monthly Club Party: Coconutz and Bananas

By Kendell Yan

A safe and inclusive oasis of body positivity has popped up in Vancouver’s club scene in the form of the city’s very first trans-centric club party, Coconutz and Bananas!

Coconutz and Bananas (C&B) premiered at the Odyssey in August 2017, and is on monthly for nights full of gogo dancers, DJs, drag, and performers, delivering trans and non-binary curated entertainment by and for the city’s LGBTQ2+ community. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Trans-centric Monthly Club Party: Coconutz and Bananas

LUSH Gorilla Perfume Presents: Gorilla Gallery Vol IV in Vancouver

With the long-awaited launch of LUSH Gorilla Perfume IV, comes the return of the Gorilla Gallery.

At Gorilla, they’ve always said that Perfume is Art, and have always been passionate about exploring art in all its forms. That’s why every time they release a new collection of perfumes they create an interactive exhibition, where each one becomes its very own installation. Guests are allowed to truly immerse themselves in the scents and experience the stories that inspired them.

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LUSH Gorilla Perfume Presents: Gorilla Gallery Vol IV in Vancouver

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival Returns September 30

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Meat and cheese go together like bread and butter (which, also tastes good with meat and cheese), so it just seems right to have a festival devoted to the perfect pairing. The second annual Vancouver Cheese and Meat festival is approaching quickly and tickets were quick to sell out.

However, there is a rumour that some extra passes will be made available to those on the waitlist for evening tickets. Additionally, if you post on the Event Facebook page, there’s a good chance that people may be willing to sell their tickets if they’re no longer able to go to the actual event. If all else fails, you can start planning your trip back to Vancouver for the 2018 Cheese & Meat Festival!

This year, The Cheese and Meat Festival will be hosted in Vancouver on September 30 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown (181 Roundhouse Mews).

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Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival Returns September 30