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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

Songhoy Blues with Special Guest Ndidi Cascade

Fri, Oct 27

Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver, BC V5T 0B5, Canada map

Songhoy Blues are four talented, hungry, sharp and outward-looking young men from a part of the world that has had more than it’s share and pain and conflict in recent years. But it has given far more than its share of music and joy to the world in return over the past four decades. That place may seem strange, alien and ‘exotic’ to some but deep down, Songhoy Blues are a familiar proposition: four young men, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, driving rhythms, big hearts and a story to tell.
Through their music bears elements of contemporary rock and hip hop, at its heart is Songhoy Blues, deep attachment to the homegrown songs and dances of Mali. Songs like “Irganda” and “Al Hassidid Terei” see Songhoy Blues blending the traditional and the modern, the homegrown and the foreign, the youthful and the ancient.

Family Support Institute’s 10th Annual Trivia Night

Fri, Oct 27

2702 Norland Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 3A9, Canada map

Get ready for a spook-tacular event! You don’t have to be an Einstein, music junkie or trivia buff for this game! Join a fun-filled night with amazing friends, great costumes, prizes, snacks and more! Come and help raise funds for a great cause…the Family Support Institute! Excellent team building event!
Details at: http://familysupportbc.com/whats-new/
Tickets at: https://familysupportbc.com/events/trivia-night

A Night of Miracles gala

Sat, Oct 28

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown map

The Event:
On October 28, more than 400 business leaders and philanthropists from the South Asian community will gather at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel to celebrate the 9th annual A Night of Miracles gala. The black-tie event, which is co-presented by Fasken Martineau and Rogers Communications, has raised $4.2 million for BC Children’s Hospital over the last eight years. This has gone toward cutting-edge equipment and programs that ensure our frontline care providers have what they need to save children’s lives.

The Cause:
Every year, more than 48,000 critically ill and injured kids rely on BC Children’s Hospital for 24/7 emergency care for medical and surgical conditions, as well as trauma. This year’s gala is supporting an innovative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program within the new Ledcor Children’s Emergency Department. Using portable ultrasound technology at the bedside, the program will help us diagnose life-threatening conditions faster and more accurately. We’ll also help to minimize the discomfort of painful procedures.

For more information:
604-875-2444 ext. 6702

Heritage Halloween

Sat, Oct 28

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2, Canada map

You’re invited to Mackin House for a ghoulishly good time. Make your own witch or wizard broom from corn husks, enjoy baked goods, hot apple cider and then grab a bag of popcorn to enjoy a marionette show by Beth Agosti titled A Play on Words. Ghouls, goblins, witches, and monsters of all sizes are welcome!
Shows at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
A Play on Words
Funny Adventures are bound to happen when Escape Goat, Donkey Odie and Sissy-Fuss bump heads with a nod to classic literature. Beginning with a narrow escape, this clever trio stir up spoonerisms and roll with the puns to perform heroic rescues, outwit a troll and eventually realize their destiny.
By Donation. No registration required.

Halloween Trick or Treat

Sat, Oct 28

36800 BC-99, Squamish, BC V0N 3G0, Canada map

The Sea to Sky Gondola welcomes costume-clad trick-or-treaters of all ages for an afternoon of seasonal surprises, face-painting and Trick or Treating.
Admission is free with gondola lift tickets or a valid season/annual pass. Upon arrival, visit the Basecamp Cafe and then head up the gondola for trick or treating on the Alpine Alley Trail to visit our favourite characters

North Delta Pumpkin Party

Sat, Oct 28

11285 Bond Blvd, Delta, BC V4E 1N3, Canada map

The Advantage Home Team invites you to come out & celebrate Halloween at the North Delta Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 28th at Sunshine Hills Park. This fun-filled, fundraising event brings together the community for a spooktacular day with live music, entertainment & activities for the whole family to enjoy! Come dressed in your favourite costume, pick up a pumpkin, a Halloween treat bag & a fall-themed family photo souvenir.
The public event is being hosted by the Advantage Home Team with all proceeds going to Deltassist Family and Community Services Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of the people of Delta. Halloween Pumpkins are available by donation & non-perishable food is appreciated to support the annual Deltassist Annual Food Drive.

Halloween Monster Match

Sat, Oct 28

1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada map

Celebrate the season of goblins and Jack-O-Lanterns at our SPOOKtacular event – Halloween Monster Match featuring costumed performers in two head-to-headless competitions where all but one ghoul will perish. The Improv Centre is transformed with HAUNTing décor into an eerie sepulchre worthy of any Demon or night-loving Vampire. Guest’s will be TREATED to two on-stage matches plus you can shake your bones to the BLOODCURDLING DJ beats at the DANSE MACABRE . Have your palm read by Madame Improvo or visit Poe Corner, where the spectre of a long-dead poet will SPELLBIND you with improvised POEms that The Raven itself would find beguiling. Mix and mingle with Denizens of the Dark (roving performers) who’ll delight you with their TRICKy antics. You’ll find DEVIL MAY CARE specials on potions and poisons at VTSL’s Neil Macrae Bar and Lounge. Join the Costume Parade – the audience votes for the best costume with the winner receiving an invitation to every VTSL opening night for a year.

Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland: Crosscurrents

Sat, Oct 28

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada map

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC welcomes Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland in Crosscurrents, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world’s foremost tabla master, and Holland, an all-star bandleader, composer, and 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist, unite to explore the shared influences and intersections between jazz and Indian music. Performing alongside a stellar quintet—including New York’s illustrious saxophonist Chris Potter and renowned Bollywood film composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan—these virtuosos will bridge two styles seemingly worlds apart in one brilliant collaboration.
For tickets and info, visit chancentre.com

Celebrate the Night

Sat, Oct 28

11900-22498 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC map

Maple Ridge’s Town Centre becomes a festive gathering place for “Celebrate the Night” that marks Halloween and seasonal cultural celebrations on October 28. This free, family friendly festival transforms Memorial Peace Park into a magical night wonderland with lanterns, lighting, art installations, music, puppets, dance, pumpkin carving, storytelling, crafts, games, costume parade and much more. This year’s theme will honor Diwali and First Nations. The evening’s finale is a fireworks display on top of the ACT Arts Centre! Join us for a unique cultural experience and complete the year long Canada 150+ celebrations.

Vancouver Baby & Family Fair

Sat, Oct 28 - Sun, Oct 29

999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada map

This year, our 16th annual Vancouver Baby & Family Fair is going to nudge the newborns, teach the toddlers and prep the parents!

We provide today’s intelligent consumers with the platform to investigate and inform themselves on today’s healthy choices for their family. We have expanded our reach and have more products & talent than previous years!
Our show offers an extensive selection of exhibitors, seminars and hands-on demonstrations! With the latest information, innovations, products and services for the whole family, we invite you to join us and indulge in an incredible shopping experience!

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