Thrill the World Vancouver 2017: Annual Zombie Dance Flashmob (Yes, you read that correctly)

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It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking from the dark… It’s one of the world’s most recognizable dance numbers and one of October’s standout events… Thrill the World Vancouver is coming to Olympic Village Square on October 28, 2017!

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Now’s your chance! Thrill the World is an annual dance event in which participants simultaneously emulate the zombie dance seen in the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller’!

The annual performance is a world-wide phenomenon and takes place on the same day in locations such as England, Italy, Japan, America, and more. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the global community while dressing up like a zombie and dancing… Best of all, anyone can join the fun!

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Thrill the World Vancouver 2017: Annual Zombie Dance Flashmob (Yes, you read that correctly)

Where to celebrate the life and music of Gord Downie in Vancouver

Gord Downie. David Bastedo photo.

Even non-Canadians probably noticed a pall over the country these past couple of days.

On Oct. 17, we lost one of our greatest poets and chroniclers. Gord Downie, frontman for Kingston band the Tragically Hip, was 53 when he passed away from brain cancer.

Fans of the singer and the group he helped form over three decades ago were, and still are, bereft. There have been gatherings and impromptu musical tributes to Downie, in his hometown of Kingston and across the nation. Fans are still coming to terms with their grief. No doubt we can expect many tributes to Downie and his music in the weeks and months to come.

In the meantime, there are a couple of events in Vancouver that will allow people to grieve together, to share stories, memories and music. One is a screening of the new documentary about the Tragically’s Hip’s final tour; another is a chance to sing one of the band’s greatest songs with others.

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Where to celebrate the life and music of Gord Downie in Vancouver

Top 5 Features at the Vancouver Fall Home Show (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Looking for some design inspiration? New DIY projects to try? The show for every home returns to Vancouver, with top home, design, and DIY experts!

The Vancouver Fall Home Show is back October 26-29, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West for its 34th year, and we’ve got the top 5 reasons why this is one show you will not want to miss.

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Top 5 Features at the Vancouver Fall Home Show (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Oct. 19, 2017

It may be grey outside this weekend, but under the cover of concrete, brick, wood, aquarium glass and big top tents, the city shines bright. Shed those damp layers to watch emotionally-driven contemporary dance, dazzling circus, art, and music. Or, let your mind light up the room with creativity at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Oct. 19, 2017

Quiet please? An army of electric guitars at the library, and more with World New Music Days 2017.

The Bozzini Quartet performs as part of ISCM2017.

ISCM World New Music Days is the world’s foremost festival of new music. This year, Vancouver is hosting the annual event, which is overseen by the International Society of Contemporary Music.

ISCM2017 features over 30 new music events, over 135 composers, and music from 50 countries. From Nov. 2-8, at various venues in Vancouver, music lovers will have a chance to see what’s new and what’s next in the worlds of new and neo-classical music. The seven-day celebration promises to provoke, excite, and engage audiences long after the final note has sounded.

Besides the concerts, ISCM World New Music Days is also hosting special events including a series of talks, a festival hub and streaming video. Here are some highlights.

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Quiet please? An army of electric guitars at the library, and more with World New Music Days 2017.

Night of the Living Barbs: A Drag Halloween Inquiry

By Kendell Yan

Last year’s eerie and totally wonderful 80s-nostalgia-fueled Netflix series Stranger Things returns to laptop screens this October, and the resounding question on every one’s mind is clear: what happened to the red headed lesbian heart-throb, Barb?

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Night of the Living Barbs: A Drag Halloween Inquiry

Are You Afraid Of The Deep? Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Photo: Dragon Moray

Explore the dark side of the ocean this Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours event on Tuesday, Oct. 24. When the lights go down, the intrigue goes up as guest witness the nocturnal habits of the 50,000+ aquatic creatures during this adults-only spooky soiree.

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Are You Afraid Of The Deep? Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours