11th Annual Garlic Festival in Vancouver features unique, garlic-inspired dishes from local chefs

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Do you like garlic? Like… really like garlic? This is one event that Dracula is going to want to miss! (Had to get a vampire joke in there somehow…)

This Sunday, August 18, 2019, you’re invited to celebrate the “stinking rose” at the 11th annual Garlic Festival in Richmond! With locally grown garlic for sale, kid-friendly activities and entertainment, and some delicious food with recipes that are heavy on the garlic, any fan of garlic are not going to want to miss this legendary, annual event.

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11th Annual Garlic Festival in Vancouver features unique, garlic-inspired dishes from local chefs

WIN TICKETS to the Ultimate Rugby Test Match: Canada vs USA

Long-time rivalry renewed – CANADA VS USA

International Rugby returns to Vancouver, presented by Rugby Canada & DHL. Canada’s Men’s National Team will host its rivals from south of the border, USA, in an international test match on September 7th at BC Place.  This will be the final warm-up match for both teams before heading to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup!

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WIN TICKETS to the Ultimate Rugby Test Match: Canada vs USA

Review: Deep Into Darkness Ramps Up the Victorian Horror

Sydney Doberstein (left), Laura Carly Miller (centre), Leah Beaudry (right); Photo Credit: Taylor Kare

The world premiere of Deep Into Darkness, an immersive theatre experience at The Cultch (1895 Venables Street), is now running until August 25, 2019.

The production, centred on the final crazed days of writer Edgar Allan Poe, takes audiences on an uncanny journey into the nooks and crannies of the theatre space.

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Review: Deep Into Darkness Ramps Up the Victorian Horror

Join William Gibson and Johnnie Christmas for a special launch of their book Alien 3!

In the mid-1980s, producers Walter Hill and David Giler commissioned Vancouver-based science fiction author William Gibson to write a sequel to Aliens. The screenplay was never produced, but last year Dark Horse Comics began publishing William Gibson’s Alien 3, a comic-book adaptation by Vancouver comic artist Johnnie Christmas.

To celebrate the release of the series in book form, both Gibson and Christmas will discuss the adaptation and sign copies of their work Aug. 15 at VFS Café (390 W. Hastings St.) from 7 – 9 p.m. Find out more about the event and the book below.

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Join William Gibson and Johnnie Christmas for a special launch of their book Alien 3!

LocoMotoArt presents S.P.A.C.E = Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes

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LocoMotoArt will present their inaugural summer themed Artists in Community event at McBride Park Fieldhouse and park area August 16, 2019, blending visuals and sound works under the theme of S.P.A.C.E: Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes.

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LocoMotoArt presents S.P.A.C.E = Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes

Don’t miss out: ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ available at White Spot for one day only on August 14!

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Yarrr… International “talk like a pirate day” isn’t until September 19th (seriously), but you can feel like a pirate on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, for White Spot Restaurant’s annual ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ day!

This annual event not only gives you the chance to feel young again by eating out of a paper pirate ship, but it is also an excuse to give back to an amazing cause.

For the uninitiated, the Pirate Pak is a classic children’s order from White Spot that features a hamburger (or another dinner item) placed in a fancy cardboard pirate ship. Sounds silly? You’ve obviously never enjoyed the thrill of finding pirate treasure (i.e. a gold chocolate coin) in the hull of a cardboard ship!

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Don’t miss out: ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ available at White Spot for one day only on August 14!

Filming in Vancouver: WWE’s The Main Event, Christmas Chronicles 2, and more

WWE’s Corey Graves will star in The Main Event.

The Vancouver screen scene is in a perpetual state of flux, where everything is constantly coming and going.

Such is the case with this week’s roundup of what’s filming in the city.

While a new TV series and a movie are calling it a wrap this week, there’ll be a new TV series and another movie coming this way next month to fill the gap.

From WWE wrestling stars to Santa Claus, and from a talking emotional-support dog to a ghostly rock band, it seems like the projects shooting in the city have covered quite the hodgepodge of subject matter.

Well, that’s Vancouver for you.

And for more details about all of this, see you after the jump.

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Filming in Vancouver: WWE’s The Main Event, Christmas Chronicles 2, and more