5 Cozy Ways to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox in Vancouver

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Photo: Tourism Vancouver/ Clayton Perry

This year’s autumn equinox is on September 23 and with the trees showing off their fiery colours, Vancouver is the perfect place to celebrate. Cooler temperatures mean it’s time to get cozy, so here are five ways to celebrate the equinox in your autumn best!

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5 Cozy Ways to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox in Vancouver

Restored (and in one case somewhat redeemed), two movies by writer-director Elaine May at the Cinematheque

Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty on a camel in Elaine May’s 1987 movie Ishtar.

Elaine May is a gifted American comic performer, screenwriter, and filmmaker. This month, Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)  is screening two films by May—including Ishtar, a feature that was a notorious bomb upon its release. Despite, or because, of the fact that she was one of the only women directing features in Hollywood in the 1970s and ’80s, both films happen to be buddy pictures.

Cinematheque is screening the two movies, both in restored versions, Sept. 13–15. Find out more about these two films, and May, below.

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Restored (and in one case somewhat redeemed), two movies by writer-director Elaine May at the Cinematheque

Six acts to catch at this year’s Westward Music Festival (starts today!)

Harlequin Gold, a new local band, plays the Rickshaw Theatre Sept. 14 as part of Westward Music Festival. Photo: Spencer Watson.

For the third year in a row, Vancouver has its own multi-band, multi-venue music festival. Westward Music Festival returns Sept. 12-15. Some of the acts include Black Mountain, Owen Pallett, Joseph, and Titus Andronicus.

Concentrated mostly in downtown Vancouver, Westward takes place at various venues. This year, promoter MRG Concerts has partnered with the Yaletown Business Improvement Association expand the event into the Yaletown district. Westward Yaletown will be a FREE outdoor concert series running Friday and Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

For more info, and some suggestions, see below.

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Six acts to catch at this year’s Westward Music Festival (starts today!)

Get in the Seasonal Spirit with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Courtesy Dean Buscher/Netflix

Fall is coming, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! If you haven’t indulged in a ghostly session of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, now is the time: this spooky series set in Vancouver takes inspiration from classic spine-tinglers like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. Fans can plunge into Sabrina’s world by taking a spin to the real-life Metro Vancouver locations pictured in the show!

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Get in the Seasonal Spirit with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Photos from a century of British Columbia sports collected in new book

Lui Passaglia is lifted onto his teammates’ shoulders at the 1994 Grey Cup. Arlen Redekop/Province [PNG Merlin Archive].

Over the last century, BC has been home to some of Canada’s best Olympic athletes, speed skaters, hockey and football players and more. A newly published book provides, for the first time, a pictorial history of accomplishments by the province’s most prominent athletes.

Written/collated by sports librarian/archivist Kate Bird, Magic Moments features nearly 500 photos spanning 100 years. Find out more below.

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Photos from a century of British Columbia sports collected in new book

Flow Into Autumn: Yoga Styles and Studios in Vancouver

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Photo: Semperviva Yoga

Autumn is just around the corner, bringing with it slightly cooler temperatures, and for most, the desire to bring healthy living activities—like yoga—indoors.

Yoga is a fantastic way to unwind after a hectic day of travel and also an ideal way to start or finish your day. And if you’re new to your practice*, want to try a different style, or just want to get on the mat, you might be wondering where you can take a class in Vancouver.

Today, I’m breaking down five popular yoga styles available in Vancouver, what to expect, and where to unroll your mat in the city. Stretch, relax, strengthen and tone your mind and body with yoga in Vancouver!

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Flow Into Autumn: Yoga Styles and Studios in Vancouver

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)

Cast of The Shipment, coming later in September to the Firehall Arts Centre. Jens Kristian Balle photo.

Well of course there’s the Vancouver Fringe Festival. From Sept. 5-15, the multi-limbed monster will be gobbling up most of the oxygen in the local theatre scene. There is however lots of other productions happening, especially towards the end of the month. Read on. (Note: this post has been updated Sept. 4 2019)

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)