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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

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.

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Venus in Fur

VENUS IN FUR By David Ives A Kinky Comedy Young actress Vanda wants to land the lead in Venus in Fur, a new play based on the infamous novel that inspired the term "masochism." During her charged audition for Thomas, the demanding writer-director, the role-playing turns into an erotically charged game, shifting the power dynamics and blurring the line between fantasy and reality. Quic... 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

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

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

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

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Miyuki Shinkai and Jeff Wilson District Foyer Galler

  • Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Time: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm / Opening Reception: Thu, Sept 5th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Location: District Hall
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2D Jeff Wilson: Paintings Jeff is a self-taught realist acrylic painter exploring a range of Canadian & Scottish urban & rural narratives.  Typical subjects include heavy machinery, signage, utility poles and alleyways, interspersed with rural themes, such as the coastlines, forests & mountains. Subjects are characteristically cropped, to give dynamic & asymmetric composition... 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.

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee's Chinatown Haunted House

October 24-31, 2013 Every 10 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm The experience is roughly 30 minutes long. Your ticket is valid for the whole evening, so if you make it to the exit ALIVE you can always line up to enter again. WARNING: Not for young children or the faint of heart! THIS HALLOWEEN...... the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden...... is HAUNTED. Join us again this year at Vancouver's fastest growi... Visit Website

Sin Peaks Presents: License To Sin

“In a dangerous world filled with dangerous people, dangerous government agencies can stop at nothing to protect the innocent from danger. Facing a crisis of budget, two intelligence agencies must band together to prevent some of the worlds greatest criminal minds from acting on their insane plans of world domination. Will the agents crack the nefarious plots hatched by some of the most ... 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

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Charles Edenshaw Exhibition

Charles Edenshaw (October 26, 2013 to February 2, 2014) Charles Edenshaw was recognized in his time as an exceptional Haida artist and remains an iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. With over 200 pieces assembled from public and private collections from around the world, this first major survey of Edenshaw's work features the full range of objects that he produced. Haida art and culture is r... Visit Website