Thrilling hand-to-hand combat – between puppets? That’s one thing to expect at the Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival, which comes to the Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Drive) Nov. 4-9. The festival features two visiting puppetry groups, including Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe and the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre, in performances that will bring the excitement of traditional Taiwanese puppetry to audiences of all ages.
With an uncertain future, it seemed to everyone that the Parade of Lost Souls would be ending on a high note last year with thousands of revelers celebrating life and depth. Luckily, this year, the parade is back again with the event being organized by the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society–an artist collective of professional and emerging artists based in East Vancouver.
The Parade of Lost Souls is an alternative option to the typical Halloween parties that happen around October 31st. The annual tradition has been a Vancouver mainstay for the past 20 years, however this year it is being run for the first time without it’s founders (Public Dreams Society). It’s a celebration of light, music, fire, and death, being held on Saturday, November 1st from 7-10pm at a secret location!
Do you enjoy an occasional single malt? Then this is the event for you.
Hopscotch – the festival devoted entirely to whisky, with some beer and other spirits thrown in – returns to Vancouver, Nov. 17-Nov. 23. Now in its 19th year, the festival has expanded from a simple tasting event to an entire week of whisky-paired dinners, master classes, cigar smokes, music parties and more.
The main event is the aptly named Grand Tasting Hall, Nov. 21-Nov. 22, in the cavernous PNE Forum. Continue reading:
300 Kinds of Whisky (and other spirits), 1 Room: Hopscotch Vancouver returns Nov. 17-23
It seems to come and go so quickly, this Vancouver Writers Festival. And with only two days – Saturday and Sunday – left, you may be worried you’re going to miss it entirely. Not to fear – not everything’s sold-out, and there are still some great events you can attend. Here’s a look at five possibilities (all on Granville Island).