You’d have to be crazy to miss Mass of the Fermenting Dregs

Led by unruly frontwoman Kobara Sae, Otori stunned audiences in Toronto in 2015. She’s in Vancouver with the band Oct. 10.

We’ve written at Inside Vancouver before about one of the most cosmic music events to wash up on these shores. Well, we’re excited again to spotlight a new Next Music from Tokyo!

This twice-annual touring bill offers audiences in only three cities in North America (Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver) the chance to see bands from the Far East who might otherwise never perform here. And, if the chance to see bands with names like Mass of the Fermenting Dregs and Paranoid Void wasn’t enough, this latest edition marks the first time a non-Japanese band is touring as part of the lineup.

See below to find out more about Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 13, which comes to the Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St.) on Oct. 10. (Click on band names for videos.)

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You’d have to be crazy to miss Mass of the Fermenting Dregs

Three to see in September—Ira Glass, Chelsea Handler and Fran Lebowitz

September is shaping up to be a great month for speakers in Vancouver.

First, there’s comedian Chelsea Handler, in conversation at the Chan Centre Sept 21, followed by Ira Glass. The NPR host of This American Life presents Seven Things I Have Learned in An Evening With Ira Glass at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sept. 22. Topping this off is New York humourist Fran Lebowitz at Capilano University Sept. 27-28.

See below for more info on each.

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Three to see in September—Ira Glass, Chelsea Handler and Fran Lebowitz

Halloween Mayhem and Decadent Pies Collide in Vancouver’s Gastown

olleen Winton as Mrs. Lovett and Warren Kimmel as Sweeney Todd in The Snapshots Collective’s production of Sweeney Todd

The next time you’re digging into a slice of pie, you might faintly hear a sinister laugh in the distance. You’ll keep on eating but the laugh will get louder and more threatening.

This ghoulish scenario will be part of an upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street that brings together the sweetness of pies and the bitterness of murder.

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Halloween Mayhem and Decadent Pies Collide in Vancouver’s Gastown

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend you can still catch Fringe Festival performances around Granville Island, there’s local music throughout the city as part of the Westward Music Festival and the Accordion Noir Festival, and don’t forget to ready your bicycles and glowsticks for a night bike ride with thousands of bright cyclers.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Kate Atkinson in Conversation with UBC’s Alix Ohlin


Kate Atkinson, international bestselling and award-winning author, will speak with UBC’s Chair of the Creative Writing Program, Alix Ohlin, about her latest work, her inspiration and her career to date on September 29th at St. Andrew’s- Wesley United Church.

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Kate Atkinson in Conversation with UBC’s Alix Ohlin

BC Sports Hall of Fame Set to Unveil Indigenous Sport Gallery

On September 25th, the BC Sports Hall of Fame will unveil an exhibit celebrating and recognizing Indigenous athletes who have made an impact on British Columbia’s sport history.

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BC Sports Hall of Fame Set to Unveil Indigenous Sport Gallery

Market Mexico Brightens up Robson Square this Weekend in Vancouver

Market Mexico Vancouver

Image courtesy of Market Mexico

Market Mexico, a free outdoor market experience is returning to the heard of downtown Vancouver for Mexican Independence Day – Saturday, September 15.

Last year, over 20,000 people attended this free celebration of Mexican culture located in the lower level of Robson Square (near the ice skating rink). For 2018, the market returns from 11:30am until 8:00pm for an immersive cultural experience with food, drinks, music, arts, crafts, and shopping.

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Market Mexico Brightens up Robson Square this Weekend in Vancouver