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Compared to the early autumn months of September and October with its fresh falling leaves and crisp air, November feels like a gloomy month. Halloween is over, Christmas is still a month away, the fallen leaves are soggy, the days are rainier, the trees are barer and the atmosphere is solemn. But there’s much to…

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Boo! There are plenty of Halloween-themed events, parties and festivals happening throughout the Lower Mainland this month. But if you’re not into the spooky season, not to worry, there are many other cultural events to attend, from art openings to musical concerts, film festivals, evening conversations and more. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!…

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! There is indeed much to be thankful for in this diverse city, with plenty of events, festivals, conferences, talks, shows and exhibits happening this month. Plus, Halloween is coming soon, so why not check out some of the city’s costume shops and wear your favourite cosplay outfit to…

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Ah, autumn. The smell of turkey, pumpkin pies and sweet potatoes in the crisp fall air adds to this season’s charm. For me personally, autumn is my favourite season: summer can get too hot, winter can get too cold and spring is allergy season. Autumn strikes that right balance. And, of course, there are plenty…

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Mid-September officially ushers in the start of autumn, with its falling leaves, cooling temperatures and shorter days. The days of summer may be over, but the events continue! From art gallery openings and literary readings to movie nights and youth fests, there are plenty of festivities, celebrations, exhibits, conversations, roundtables and performances to check out…

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, filled with mementos, memories and fun! Alas, all good things must come to an end. September signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall (and school for many!). But why not squeeze in some late summer festivals before the season ends? Here are some cultural events…

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Put on some shades, lace up some comfortable shoes and get out of the house! There are plenty of activities to see and do right here in town. Art galleries, music festivals, theatrical productions, film screenings and cultural celebrations are just a small sample of the many events and festivals happening in and around Vancouver.…

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With the beginning of July, school is out and summer is in full swing! From Canada Day celebrations to summer-long dancing, poetry readings and theatre festivities, there is plenty to see and do. Mark these events on your calendar. Here’s a taste of what’s happening around town. * * * Bard on the Beach June…

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The summer solstice begins on June 20 in Vancouver, signifying the beginning of summer and as a result, there are many more events and festivals to attend. From watching independent film to listening to vocal music to practicing yoga and cheering on dragon boaters, there’s something for everyone both indoors and out. June 19 is…

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 30–June 5 Granville Island www.childrensfestival.ca Granville Island is once again the host of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, an all-ages festival that will delight audience goers with art, dance, performance and more. Spend the day interacting with performers, participating in the on-site activities and much more. * * * Music…

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It’s already May in Vancouver and there is no shortage of cultural events to attend. Please do enjoy the amazing weather outside, but if you are looking for some events to attend, why not check out some of the following around town. From art galas to dancing and public salons to festivals, there’s something for…

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  Artist Talk with Sonny Assu April 21 Surrey Art Gallery 13750 88th Ave., Surrey Presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival, artist Sonny Assu will talk about his exhibition 1UP, as well as his Longhouse, Chilkat and Interventions on the Imaginary series. Assu’s work often focuses on the issues and rights surrounding Indigenous…

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Generation Axe April 6 Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver   If you love guitar then there is no way you can miss this concert. Five of the top hard rock and metal guitar players in the world will combine for a surefire memorable experience. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and…