Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival Returns September 30

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Cheese & Meat Festival | Facebook.com

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

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 14, 2017

The Westward Music Festival, a Flamenco dance festival, a film about rats, the singing Von Trapps, drinking wine on top of a mountain and performances by the water are all happening this weekend in Vancouver. And that’s just Friday.


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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 14, 2017

Who’s who at this weekend’s Asian pop music festival

South Korean pop star Kim Tae-yeon plays the Albatross Music Festival this weekend at Hastings Racecourse.

Albatross Music Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival happening this weekend (Sept 14-15) at Hastings Racecourse. What’s unusual about this music festival—which happens the same weekend as the Westward Music Festival—is the lineup, which is predominantly Asian.

The musicians come from as far away as the Philippines, Hong Kong and South Korea, and as near as Vancouver and Surrey, B.C. Genres run the gamut from hip-hop to K-pop to traditional Mongolian music. For more info, including the complete lineup and ticket info, visit the Albatross Music Festival Facebook page.

In the meantime, here’s a brief rundown of some of the acts coming to Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.) this weekend.

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Who’s who at this weekend’s Asian pop music festival

Free Mexican Market Takes over Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver this Saturday

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Image courtesy of Market Mexico

A little taste of Mexico will be transforming UBC Robson Square (800 Robson Street) in Downtown Vancouver this weekend with Market Mexico, a free outdoor Mexican-inspired market being set up on Saturday, September 16 from 11:30am to midnight.

This all-day market will provide an immersive Mexican cultural experience with food, drinks, music, film, arts, crafts, and shopping. With almost 20 local food vendors taking part in the event, you’re going to want to come to this cultural experience with an empty stomach!

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Free Mexican Market Takes over Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver this Saturday

UFO death cult thriller, Mexican wrestlers, restaurant mayhem in VIFF’s Altered States series

Friendly Beast is the debut feature from Brazilian filmmaker Gabriela Amaral Almeida.

Amidst all the kitchen-sink foreign dramas, big-name Hollywood blockbusters and poignant, thought-provoking documentaries, the Vancouver International Film Festival also makes room for mind-bending, compelling and sometimes just weird genre (and genre-bending) movies.

This year, the VIFF (Sept. 28-Oct. 13) is once again presenting its Altered States film series. The series features 10 movies that don’t fit in with the regular, more mainstream (read: less gory/perverse/violent) fare. This year’s 10 Altered States run the gamut from UFO death cult thriller (The Endless) to surreal relationship drama (Animals) to weird domestic nightmares (Housewife, Bitch).

Here are five Altered States films that look particularly intriguing. (Note: click on film titles to watch trailers.)

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UFO death cult thriller, Mexican wrestlers, restaurant mayhem in VIFF’s Altered States series

World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Vancouver

In the blink of an eye the world will change. On September 23rd, hundreds of thousands will gather in cities and villages around the world to simultaneously share the magic of eye contact with each other in public spaces to rebuild our sense of human connection.

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World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Vancouver

Six Festivals to Watch Out For This Fall in Vancouver

photo: Vancouver Whisky Festival

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

Fall in Vancouver may not be synonymous with festivals, but we think you’ll change your mind after you check out these six festivals in the city this year:

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Six Festivals to Watch Out For This Fall in Vancouver