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2012 Special Events at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Vive les voyageurs Winter Festival January 28-29 Historic Boot Camp & Historic Half Marathon February 18-19 Spring Break March 10-25 Easter Egg Hunt April 8; Easter Egg Hunt 1 pm Victoria Day May 21 Learn to Camp Weekend June 16 (pre-registration required) Aboriginal Day at Fort Langley June 23 Canada Day July 1 Parks Day July 21 The 2012 Prospera Valley Granfondo July 22 Ride into History Jul... Visit Website

A Tomb with A View

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: October 25 - 27 & October 30 - November 3: 8pm. October 28: 2pm
  • Location: The Studio (Festival House)
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The Addams Family meets Agathie Christie in this classic 1978 murder mystery by acclaimed playwright Norm Robbins. A sinister old library presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad eyed old man. There, a dusty lawyer reads a will to an equally sinister family. One member has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga like Julius Caesar and a third is a gentle old lady with a p... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents She Stoops to Conquer

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identities abound in Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners. When shy-with-the ladies Charles Marlow sets off to the country to meet his blind date, Kate Hardcastle, a practical joke convinces him that Hardcastle manor is a luxury inn. Treating one's prospective in-laws as hired help is hardly advisable, but when it appears that Charles is quite a charmer with women... Visit Website

Awkward Stage Productions presents Dracula: The Musical?

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Chapel Arts
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Dracula: The Musical?  By Rick Abbot   October 24 - November 3rd Nightly @ 7:30 and 2pm matinees Sat/Sun additional 'Trick or Treaters' performance 5pm Oct. 31   Dracula/Jonathan:    Xavier de Salaberry Mina Seward:                         Ranae Miller Sophie Seward:          ... Visit Website

Axis Theatre Company presents The Number 14

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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One Show Added! Sunday, Nov 18 @ 7:30PM. THE NUMBER 14 20th Anniversary! October 23 - November 18, 2012 The Number 14 is a Canadian success story extraordinaire! In an amazing theatrical tour-de-force, six of Vancouver's finest performers strut, swing, sing and talk their way in and out of adventures aboard Vancouver's #14 bus that is part Monty Pythonesque, part Mr. Bean and wholly engaging.... Visit Website

Fall Used Book Sale at Vancouver Public Library

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Sunday, October 28, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Oct 25 10AM-9PM, Oct 26 & 27 10AM-6PM, Oct 28 11AM-5PM
  • Location: Central Library, held in the Moat (Lower Level)
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Join the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library for its annual Fall Used Book Sale. Gently used donated books at great prices! For more information visit http://www.vpl.ca

Family Fright At The Fort

Fort Langley Historic site will be crawling with creepy creatures, haunted by ghostly campfire stories, and overcome with a hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, and Trick-or-Treaters. Bring your best costume, your imagination, and your appetite! For additional information and tickets please contact 604.513.4777 or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley  

Firehall Arts Centre presents Chelsea Hotel

Leonard Cohen's powerful and inspirational music and lyrics are the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an illusory world full of enchantment, desire, passion and love. Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a Writer checks into New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face ... Visit Website

Grave Tales at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Join Fort Langley's expert storytellers for 90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrain, rain or shine as you weave through the village of Fort Langley from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire. Ag... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: SCARY FAIRY TALES

  • Friday, October 05, 2012 - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park FEE FI FO FUN! The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost train presents SCARY FAIRY TALES!!!  Scary Fairy Tales The train has left the station and there's no turning back! You're in the deep dark woods now! Might as well just bite the apple, hang on to your beanstalk and spot as many golden eggs as you can. Come see what's crawling up Rapunzel's hair?...and why... Visit Website

Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum

  Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum Gravediggers and trolls and witches, oh my! 'Tis the season for ghoulish residents to take over the Burnaby Village Museum. Visitors can wander the village (circa 1925), trick-or-treat at quaint shops and enjoy unlimited carousel rides. Admission is $14 for adults, youth and seniors, and $9 for children (ages 2 to 12). The Haunted Village is o... Visit Website

Museum of Anthropology presents Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

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The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a rich & radiant exploration of Peruvian history and culture in its new exhibition Luminescence: The Silver of Peru. The first-of-its-kind in Canada, the exhibition traces the country’s long history of silverwork – from the pre-Columbian era to the modern age - and the fascination with the metal’s luminescent qualities. For ... Visit Website

North Shore International Film Series

  • Monday, October 01, 2012 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 14
  • Location: Park & Tilford Cineplex
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents The North Shore International Film Series.  All films are screened at Park and Tilford Cineplex, 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver. Please see http://nvartscouncil.ca/events/north-shore-international-film-series for complete film bios and preview.

Northwood Jazz Vespers

  • Sunday, October 14, 2012 - Sunday, December 09, 2012 (Recurring every 2 weeks Sunday)
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Northwood United Church
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A one hour long Jazz Vespers service with leading jazz musicians of the Lower Mainland. Held on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:00 PM. By Donation. For mor information please call 604-599-5990

ROCKtoberfest 2!

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Sunday, October 28, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: October 27th and 28th 10am to 5pm
  • Location: Kyle Centre
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The wonders of the geological world can be seen at ROCKtoberfest2! On display at this family event, are private collections of fossils, crystals, and unique rock creations. Show activities include demonstrations, spin & win, rocksmash, and chances to win hourly door prizes. Check out rock dealers from around the province selling one-of-a-kind specimens, holistic crystals, jewellery, craft ite... Visit Website

Rogers Arena Tours

  • Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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For 15 years, Rogers Arena has been thrilling and entertaining fans. For 15 years, our Vancouver Canucks have battled on the ice in the race to capture the title of Stanley Cup Champions. For 15 years, we have staged the best entertainment the music industry has to offer. We have opened our doors and welcomed over 21 million people. We have even reveled in Olympic gold when the Canadian women's a... Visit Website

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee and the Chinese Garden Murders

A haunted house like no other in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown WARNING: Not for young children or the faint of heart! THIS HALLOWEEN...... the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden...... is HAUNTED. In a distant Chinese town, you're hot on the heels of a cold blooded killer. You make your way through the narrow streets as chaos erupts among the frightened citizens. Barbarians outside the walls... Visit Website

TEA FOR TWO AT THE VANDUSEN GARDENS

Truffles Café at VanDusen Botanical Garden is now serving a ‘proper' Afternoon Tea complete with three-tier tray of goodies, ceramic tea pots and cups, organic and private label teas. Afternoon Tea in the Garden is offered for $35.00 for 2 OR $60.00 for 4 and includes: Choice of daily sandwich Freshly made scone Large croissant Coconut macaroons and shortbread cookies ... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Cozy Catastrophe

Horrific events are overwhelming the entirety of human civilization. Four strangers must decide what to do with what could be their final hours. Should they pray? Fight back? Repopulate the earth? Or just get to know each other a little better? Cozy Catastrophe is a dark comedy about ordinary folks bound together by extraordinary circumstance.

The Cultch presents Gold Mountain

David Yee is trying to piece together the broken jigsaw of his father's life. In an epic journey from a small village in China, to war-torn Liverpool, through the horrors of the Atlantic convoys, follow Yee Lui's story of friendship, addiction, and adversity. This stunning production features breath-taking imagery, engaging film, moving music, and extraordinary soundscapes.

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Damian Moppett, an offsite exhibit

Damian Moppett's artistic practice uses a wide variety of media to question ideas of mastery, craftsmanship and value. Drawing on broad references from the history of modern art, Moppett uses the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and video, often in relationship to each other, as a meditation on the activity of making art. At the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite location West Geo... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Ian Wallce: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography

Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography is a major survey exhibition of the work of one of Canada's most significant contemporary artists. Based in Vancouver, Wallace has played a critical role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s. His early experiments with monochromatic painting, his production of large-scale photographic tableaux and his juxtapositio... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Sunday, January 20, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM; Tuesdays 10:00AM-9:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Art Gallery
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September 29th, 2012 marks the opening day of the Vancouver Art Gallery's TRAFFIC exhibition, featuring Conceptual Art in Canada from 1965-1980. For more detailed information visit http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_traffic.html