3 Places to Prost to Oktoberfest in Vancouver

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Time to dress up in your best lederhosen and dirndl, it’s Oktoberfest time in Germany and Vancouver is tipping its hat to the best drinking event in the world by hosting three spectacular parties full of beer, bavarian pretzels, and more beer!

The first keg will be tapped this Saturday in Munich, kicking off 16 days of drinking and partying. If you’re not looking to spend the $2000 for a ticket to Germany, you can get your Bavarian fix by celebrating Oktoberfest at some of the great parties being held around Vancouver.

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3 Places to Prost to Oktoberfest in Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Return of cutting-edge music & arts festival

Helena Hauff, one of the performers at this year's New Forms Festival. Fabian Hammerl photo.

Helena Hauff, one of the performers at this year’s New Forms Festival. Fabian Hammerl photo.

This weekend, New Forms Festival returns for its 14th year. From Sept. 18-21, the groundbreaking cultural event will once again bridge the gap between art and music via an array of  performances, screenings, exhibitions, talks and installations by a wide range of both national and international artists.

Mirroring the event’s forward-thinking concepts, the New Forms Festival takes place in the iconic geodesic dome of Science World. Three nights of music will be held in two rooms of the attraction, with installations throughout the venue. There will also be three separate, ticketed events in the venue’s Omnimax Theatre, as well a free event Sunday at Creekside Park on the outdoor grass area adjacent to Science World.

So who are some of the artists involved?

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2014 TEDx Vancouver Tickets on sale now

TEDx Vancouver returns October 18.

TEDx Vancouver returns October 18. Photo Credit: Flickr || Cathy Browne

If you missed the TED talks held earlier this year in Vancouver, then perhaps you can find a some local ideas worth spreading October 18 at TEDx Vancouver.

Professional traveller Robin Esrock, beloved punk rock journalist Nardwuar and local philanthropist Joel Solomon have all graced the stage during past TEDx Vancouver events. This year, a retired MLS Soccer player, a sexologist and a close friend of the Dalai Lama will wow audiences on October 18 at TEDx Vancouver, an independently organized TED Event that will feature Vancouver speakers and artists.

The TEDx Vancouver theme for 2014 is TILT. Event organizers hope that the TILT theme will explore how people are challenging the status quo and engrained patterns of the human pysche.  Continue reading:
2014 TEDx Vancouver Tickets on sale now

Citizen Ship Burn It Down!

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Inspired by the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale’s theme, “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver,” and by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Indian artist Sajan Mani will engage the public through his street performance Citizen Ship Burn It Down!

Sajan will walk from the Roundhouse Community Centre along the seawall to Stanley Park.  He will wear a black dress and mask covered with black paper boats, handmade by the artist as well as by local community members.  As night falls, the piece will end as Sajan lays down on a rock in the ocean, an offering to the water.

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Citizen Ship Burn It Down!