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From the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 to the Festival of Lights in late December, festivals and other exciting events are happening all the time in Vancouver.

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"Honouring Women, Every Woman, a Life Story to Tell" by JAZMIN SASKY

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013 - Sunday, November 10, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Centre
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“Honoring Women: Every Woman, a Life Story to Tell” , an exhibition of new artwork by artist Jazmin Sasky opens October 10th at the Zack Gallery at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver. Through interviews with 40 women with ties to the Jewish community, Sasky painted 14 large format portraits representing her artistic renderings of women’s personal stories. The... Visit Website

9th Annual Taste of Yaletown

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Varies
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9th Annual Taste of Yaletown October 16 - 27, 2013 Taste of Yaletown returns this year as Vancouver's premier foodie event, showcasing the talents of chefs and culinary treasures of the best dining district in Vancouver.   For two weeks in October, Yaletown kitchens will offer VIP menus, special tastings and innovative pairings to tempt the most adventurous foodie. With a fresh approach ... Visit Website

A Call for Justice Exhibit Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Sunday, December 29, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
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Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988) September 22 – December 29, 2013 (closed December 23-28) A Call for Justice tells a story of human rights and the enduring perseverance of the Japanese Canadian community who suffered so much from 1942-1949. In honour of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Redress Agreement with the Government of Canada in 1988, the Nikkei Nation... Visit Website

A Marco Polo Bridge Exhibition

A MARCO POLO BRIDGE: IAIN BAXTER : VENICE / SUZHOU / VANCOUVER As the first European to have visited Suzhou (in 1276), Marco Polo was positioned to make the first "Occidental" report concerning the now world-famous classical Chinese garden traditions in that city. From June 1 to November 30, 2013, as a link to crucially important Venice/Suzhou cross-cultural conjunctions, the Sun Y... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Armstrong's War

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Saturday, November 09, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Theatre
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ARMSTRONG'S WAR By Colleen Murphy A Battle of Wills PREMIERE Spirited Halley Armstrong is a 12-year-old Pathfinder, eager to earn all her badges. When she volunteers to read stories to a young soldier injured in Afghanistan, he responds with his own shocking story-one that throws Halley's cherished beliefs about life and hope into question.

Bill Reid Gallery presents - Sky Blanket exhibition

Sky Blanket features the work of Haida-Kwakwaka'wakw-Irish textile artist, Meghann O'Brien. Meghann explores the emergence of the human spirit face in Raven's Tail textiles, evoking memory and the importance of objects in constructing the past, present, and future. Inspired by her ancestors' works, ideas about gifts from the spirit world and lineage, and the mountainous landscape of sky and sno... Visit Website

Capture 2013

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Location: various locations
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Vancouver's first annual city-wide photography festival launches October 1st, 2013. Capture, a not-for-profit festival, is dedicated to celebrating local and international photography and lens-based art. The festival aims to foster emerging talent, encourage active community participation, and initiate public conversation about photography as an art form, as a means of communication, and as a mode... Visit Website

East Meets West by Terry Sasaki

SERENITY MOVEMENT BALANCE Exhibition: October 1-October 31, 2013 Opening Reception & Fashion Show: Saturday October 5th 2013 from 2:00-4:00pm Hall of One Hundred Rivers at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Over the past 20 years Terry Sasaki has been creating unique paintings incorporating elements from his Japanese roots with his experiences of living in Canada. Long fascina... Visit Website

Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii

Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii, Exhibition July 20, 2013 to March 9, 2014 Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii, designed to complement both the James Hart: The Dance Screen and Charles Edenshaw exhibitions, presents some of the important oil paintings which resulted from Carr's trips to Haida Gwaii. Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7 Info Line: 604.662.4719 Administration: 604.66... Visit Website

Fright Nights 2013 at the PNE-Playland

2013 Fright Nights at PNE Face Your Fears October 11 to November 2 6 Haunted Houses 12 Rides The Monsters of Schlock Grusesome comedy Act A favourite among locals, Fright Nights at the PNE transforms Vancouver's Playland into a haunted amusement park complete with six haunted houses, 12 rides, a rickety wooden roller-coaster, roaming bands of scarers and terri... Visit Website

Grave Tales

The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Spine-chilling stories are depicted at night by our expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village. Get your tickets in advance! Dates: October 12 (7 & 8 pm); October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 (7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm); Oct 28, 29, 30 (7 & 8 pm). $15.10 per person. Age 17+ only. NEW! Grave Tales "Youth Edition"... Visit Website

Halloween at FlyOver Canada!

Halloween is quickly approaching, and what better way to enjoy it than with a unique, Canadian experience from Vancouver's newest attraction, FlyOver Canada! See Canada like never before at Vancouver's new must-see attraction! At its core, FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, all-ages, flight simulation ride like no other! You will take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection and r... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: MONSTER MOVIE MASHUP

  • Friday, October 11, 2013 - Saturday, November 02, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park Travel through the silver screen into the world of CLASSIC HORROR MOVIES! Take your velvet seat on the Halloween Ghost Train and journey back to a time when moving pictures unearthed the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds. Awake Dracula! Awake Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Phantom of the Opera. Crawl out from your coffins, slither fr... Visit Website

Halloween Hissteria at the Ecology Centre

  • Sunday, October 27, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013
  • Time: 12:00(noon) - 4:00PM
  • Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
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Are you hissterical about reptiles? On Sunday, October 27th, the Westcoast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles will visit the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Join to meet reptiles from around the world and learn about these amazing animals.  This drop-in community event is by donation. For more information, visit www.dnv.org/ecology  or phone 604-990-3755.

Haunted Village

The 2013 Experience Spirits be haunting, spectres be creeping, and banshees be wailing. Wear your ghostly garb and come join the fun. children - wear your costumes Dick Cadaver hosts "The Bone Shaker Ball" on Main Street savour tasty toes at the Butcher's Block Cafe make a withdrawal at the Blood Bank enjoy the Circus Sideshow and ride the carousel Admission 2013 rates Ad... Visit Website

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Jelly Invasion at the Vancouver Aquarium

This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there's a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! Daily, May 16, 2013 - November 12, 2013 Vancouver Aquariu... Visit Website

KIMSOOJA Unfolding

KIMSOOJA Unfolding - Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery (October 11, 2013 to January 26, 2014) KIMSOOJA Unfolding is the first retrospective exhibition to assess the thirty-year career of the Korean-born, Paris- and New York-based artist, and offers an unprecedented opportunity to trace the development of the artist's practice from her earlier works to her more recent production. Kims... Visit Website

MOV presents An Evolutionary Look into Vancouver Street Photography

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Sunday, January 26, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Four contemporary Vancouver photographers examine and respond to Foncie Pulice and his body of work in this photographic exhibition, done in collaboration with Vancouver's Capture Photography Festival. Artists include Lincoln Clarkes, Brian Howell, Angela Fama, and John Goldsmith. Admission Rates All prices include applicable sales tax. Adult        &nb... Visit Website

MOV presents Play House: The architecture of Daniel Evan White

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Sunday, March 23, 2014 Daniel Evan White knew exactly how to play with houses. The modest Vancouver architect drove innovation along the west coast from 1960 to 2012, creating homes that his clients claim were life changing. Discover his remarkable work in this first retrospective of his career. Play House Exhibition ventures through Daniel Evan White's mind, ha... Visit Website

Museum of Anthropology presents THE MARVELLOUS REAL: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011

MOA at UBC invites visitors on a twisting, mind-expanding journey with The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011 featuring works from luminary artist Frida Kahlo, Betsabeé Romero, Dr. Atl and more. Drawn from the prestigious FEMSA Collection and curated by Nicola Levell, the exhibition features 54 artworks that encapsulate Mexico’s particular, fantastic form of magic realism... Visit Website

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Christine Breakell-Lee (Exhibition)

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: District Library Gallery
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September 18 - November 12, 2013 Opening Reception: Sat, September 21, 2:00-4:00pm District Library Gallery Lynn Valley Main Library 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm Christine Breakell-Lee Christine's paintings evoke a spectrum of emotion, often pulling from personal experience that she realizes through her process of abstraction, spontaneity a... Visit Website

Offsite: Mark Lewis, Exhibition

Offsite: Mark Lewis, Exhibition October 18, 2013 to March 30, 2014 The silent moving images of Mark Lewis' latest film project captivate a mobile audience at Offsite, the Vancouver Art Gallery's outdoor public art space. Using the formalist language of cinema to explore our experience of urban and natural environments, Lewis' films both contrast and complement the surrounding cityscape. Van... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre and Ruby Slippers Theatre present Communion

  • Friday, October 25, 2013 - Saturday, November 09, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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COMMUNION by Daniel MacIvor Oct 25-Nov 9 Leda is a recovering alcoholic whose daughter burns down abortion clinics. When her therapist does the unthinkable and offers concrete advice, Lida acts on it - and all three women find their convictions are on a collision course with their all-too-human need for certainty and connection. A guest production by Ruby Slippers Theatre.

RezErect: Native Erotica

The Bill Reid Gallery presents Rez Erect: Native Erotica, a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality. The exhibition features works by 27 mid-career and internationally recognized First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast and central Canada. Co-curated by Haida Artist Gwaai Edenshaw and Curator/Programmer, Kwiaahwah Jones, this exhibition celebrates that essenti... Visit Website

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