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Blind Date: A Sealed Bid Art Auction

Thu, Oct 19

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3, Canada map

Please join us for an evening in celebration and support of Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver’s only artist-run centre dedicated to print culture! New this year, we’ve changed the format of our fundraiser. Guests will bid on donated artwork by filling out a bid sheet and placing it in a sealed box. You will not see what others have bid. The highest bidder wins. We will be featuring a wide selection of art on paper (prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, collages, etc) by Vancouver’s top artists. Please refer back to this page for information about our donor artists and their work.
Donating artists include Allyson Clay, Andrea Taylor, Ben Skinner, Bernadette Phan, Dan Starling, Deborah Koenker, Derek Dunlop, Donato Mancini, Fabiola Carranza, Heather Passmore, Jack Shadbolt, Jeff Downer, Jeremy Hof, Jesse Gray, Michael Drebert, Richard Tetrault, Gabi Dao, Khan Lee, Mike Grill, Renee Van Halm, Scott Kemp, Stephen Waddell, Sonny Assu, Steve Hubert, Torrie Groening, and more to come…
Enter promo code “BLINDDATE” for 25% off before August 31
Music, hors d’oeuvres, prizes!
* Please note: Your name will be added to the guest list at the event. No physical ticket is needed for entry.

Sing Along Grease: A Fundraiser for ACNW & RCMT

Thu, Oct 19

Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2, Canada map

Grease is coming to the Massey Theatre on Thursday, October 19. Sing-a-Long Grease is a screening of the classic Olivia Newton John and John Travolta film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!

The Royal City Musical Theatre and the Arts Council of New Westminster are proud to present this glorious event, with proceeds going to future programming and services.

There will also be a silent auction, costume contest with prizes and fun bags to encourage audience participation.

Go to www.ticketsnw.ca to register.

Dance to the Coming End

Thu, Oct 19 - Fri, Oct 20

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, Canada map

Join artist, musician, and writer Leanne Dunic as she reads from her remarkable debut book, To Love The Coming End, amidst original art works from the Open Book Art Collective. After, join Dunic and her band, The Deep Cove, for an immersive evening of music at Performance Works.

River District – Halloween Drive-In at River District

Fri, Oct 20 - Sat, Oct 28

River District Drive-in Movie – at 3650 East Kent Avenue South map


For two weekends at the end of October, get ready to scream, shriek and shiver at the return of Canada’s only HALLOWEEN DRIVE-IN movie series at Wesgroup’s River District in South Vancouver!

Get ready to get scared right in the comfort (and safety?) of your own car for a non-stop outdoor drive-in Halloween scare-o-rama you won’t ever forget! Just keep repeating: It’s only a movie… it’s only a movie… it’s only a movie!

State of Newton

Fri, Oct 20

7327 137 St, Surrey, BC V3W 1A4, Canada map

You’re invited to the inaugural State of Newton! This will be an opportunity for the business community to engage in a dialogue that showcases the upcoming investment opportunities for Newton. The presentation outlines the Newton BIA’s proposals and policy directions for the upcoming year, as well as a detail of the achievements of 2017.

A Mount Pleasant Demise

Fri, Oct 20

195 E 26th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2G8, Canada map

Grad School Improv Presents:
In the Kingdom of Vancouver, the Queen (Amy Shostak) rules supreme. But when her life is threatened, opportunity arises for the powerful to claim the throne. What would a prince, a merchant, a dowager, and a general do to snatch the crown for themselves?
In the first episode of this two-part mini-series, our characters find themselves with an opportunity when the Queen’s life is at risk. Everyone wants to take the throne, but only one will succeed. Inspired by Game of Thrones and Shakespeare, local improviser Amy Shostak joins Grad School Improv in this improvised production of high-stakes comedy, dramatic suspense, and a captivating story. Set in a fictional, alternate-reality Vancouver, please enjoy Grad School Improv’s high-stakes period drama: A Mount Pleasant Demise.
-A Mount Pleasant Demise guest star Amy Shostak
-Other guests TBA
LITTLE MOUNTAIN GALLERY – Friday, October 20, 2017
DOORS @ 7:30PM / $5 online (with service fees) / $7 at the door
Online Tickets Available:
A Mount Pleasant Demise Schedule:
Episode One – October 20, 2017
Episode Two – November 17, 2017

The French Symphonic Organ

Fri, Oct 20

646 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A3, Canada map

French organist Jerome Faucheur performs music by Boely, Franck, Vierne, Saint-Saens, Guilmant, Dupre, Litaize, Demessieux, and Langlais on the Cathedral’s magnificent Casavant organ. A specialist in French 19th and 20th century organ music, Faucheur won first prize for organ peformance in the French National Television Network’s national competition, and has given nearly 400 concerts in Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia, and the USA. Performance visible on a giant screen at the front of the Cathedral.
Tickets, adults $20, students and seniors $15, available by phone (604 682 6774), at the Cathedral office (646 Richards), and at the door on the evening of the concert.

Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Coutesan

Fri, Oct 20 - Sat, Nov 4

1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6, Canada map

HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a testament to the humanity and lives of sex workers; a mother’s plea for her daughter’s life and her honour; a story of the struggles of an unlikely family. See Mumbai’s red light district — the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home — come to life through the versatile and award-winning performance of Dipti Mehta. When Rani, who was born and brought up in the Mumbai Brothel, falls in love she stirs up the ire of the community. What does her future hold? Will she escape her fate?
Oct 20, 8PM: Opening Night
Oct 21, 24 – 28, 31, 8PM
Oct 22, 2PM
Oct 29, 7PM
Nov 1 – 4, 8PM
Ticekts from $35. www.thecultch.com/tickets

2nd Annual Raptor Rendezvous Gala

Sat, Oct 21

Our very own, Thor Diakow is hosting O.W.L.’s Second Annual Gala, held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond, BC from 5:30pm-11pm. A fundraiser for the over 600 birds of prey that we receive each year. Come meet some of O.W.L.’s raptor ambassadors, check out our amazing auction items donated by some of our awesome sponsors, and have a wonderful buffet dinner! Enjoy live music by saxophonist Eli Bennet and James from Absolut DJ. Go to our website for more details and to secure your tickets, only 130 seats available.
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Meals on Wheels 50th Anniversary

Sat, Oct 21

Westin Bayshore Hotel map

Join us as we celebrate 50 Years of Meals on Wheels deliveries across Vancouver and Richmond. Our fundraising event includes dinner and entertainment from the Fab Fourever (Canada’s Best Tribute to the Beatles) as well as silent and live auctions. Visit our website – www.carebc.ca – for more information or to make a donation in support of Meals on Wheels.

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