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

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo

Fri, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 13

Oct 11-13, 2019, the6th annual Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is a festival inspired bycomics, anime, video games and mythologies. Your favorite superheros and mythcharacters will be summoned by artists using amazing costumes and props.Attracting more than 100,000 spectators, the parade turns downtown Vancouverinto the world’s largest Cosplay stage with floats, marching bands and specialeffects. For more information, please visit our website VanHalloween.com

Drive-In Cinema Under The Stars

Fri, Oct 11 - Sat, Oct 26

Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 BC-99, Squamish, BC V0N 3G0, Canada map

(Paid) Outdoor Drive-In Movies in Squamish, all October long!
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Fall ‘Whale of a Book Sale’

Sat, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 13

5151 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V7C 3K8, Canada map

October 12 and 13,Saturday (9 am – 5 pm), Sunday (9 am – 3 pm) at Thompson Community Centre, 5151Granville Ave, Richmond

Friends of the Richmond Library is hosting its fall “Whale of a BookSale” at Thompson Community Centre on October 12 (Saturday) and October 13(Sunday). A great selection of quality English and Chinese books, used and somelike new, with many topics and genres will be on sale at low prices. Pleasebring your own bags or boxes. CASH ONLY. All proceeds benefit Richmond PublicLibraries.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stock up your favorite reads!

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Sat, Oct 12

Vancouver’s longest running farmers market! Shop fresh weekly for seasonal fruits & vegetables, local meat, eggs, & dairy,sustainable seafood, craft beer, wine & spirits, artisanal prepared food and handmade craft. Food & coffee trucks onsite. Located at the edge of John Hendry Park at 13th Ave & Lakewood Drive. Market runs Saturdays,9am-2pm until October 19. More info at eatlocal.org

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Postcards from Afar

Sun, Oct 13

Come herald VAMSO’s2019/20 season with an exciting opening bound to captivate the imagination,starting with Strauss’ Overture to ‘Die Fledermaus’ and the beautiful, sweepinginterplay of melody and harmony in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1. Filledwith warm harmonies and engaging melodies, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4transports you to the bright and sunny landscapes of Italy bursting withyouthful energy

China Doll

Thu, Oct 17 - Sat, Oct 26

Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 3V4, Canada map

Written and Directed by Marjorie Chan
Performed in English with Traditional and Simplified Chinese surtitles

October 17 – 26, 2019 • MainStage
Tickets from $29

Bound by tradition, Su-Ling’s world is closing in around her. Her grandmotheris determined that she will marry well and bring prosperity to them both. Butwhen she learns to read, Su-Ling’s mind is opened to new possibilities, settingher on a dangerous path to independence.

Your ticket also includes same-day entry to our special events such as PizzaPreview, Wine Wednesday, Gateway Forum, Tea Matinee, Talkbacks and more!
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Vancouver Opera presents – La Traviata

Thu, Oct 17 - Sun, Oct 27

La Traviata, aglorious work that deserves to be revisited time and again, was last performedeight years ago at Vancouver Opera. This perennial favourite has been given abrand-new look and features a terrific cast. And, in an unprecedentedcollaboration, five Canadian opera companies have joined forces to producelavish sets and costumes inspired by the decadent music hall scene of 1920sParis. Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and alife- threatening illness, is sung by Canadian Emily Dorn. Tenor Andrew Haji,who delighted audiences as Nemorino in last year’s production of L’Elisird’amore, is the love-struck Alfredo.

Thursday October 17th 7:30pm
Saturday October 19th 7:30pm
Thursday October 24th 7:30pm
Sunday October 27th 2:00pm

Tsawwassen Mills Monster Maze

Thu, Oct 17 - Thu, Oct 31

Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 0B3, Canada map

The Tsawwassen Mills’Monster Maze, the mall’s biggest event, promises fun for the whole family.Capitalizing on the successes from years prior, the Monster Maze will belarger, spookier, and feature more thrills fit for all ages.

The 1600 sq. foot indoor attraction will offer a pumpkin patch with proceedsfrom the sale of the pumpkins going to the Delta Hospital and Community HealthFoundation, as well as contests and activations with prize winnings totallingover $10,000.

Wrapping up on the 31st, Tsawwassen Mills will finale the 14 day Halloweenevent with a costume contest, trick or treating course, and further contestsand promotions. The Monster Maze is not to be missed.

For more information of the Monster Maze and Tsawwassen Mills, please visit – https://www.tsawwassenmills.com/en/

Feast: Asian Dining Festival

Fri, Oct 18

Richmond, BC Various Restaurants map

Feast: Asian Dining Festival is in its second year and is Metro Vancouver’s newest dining event. On from Oct 18 – Nov 18. Visit asianfeast.ca for more details.

For more information:
Website: Asianfeast.ca
Facebook: Feast: Asian Dining Festival
Instagram: feast_asian
Twitter: Feast_Asian

Meditating Clown Workshop

Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20

Have you ever wanted to be more relaxed on stage?

Join Avyen von Waldenburg in the “Meditating Clown Workshop”. In this class we will explore the subtleties of Clowning utilizing meditation sitting and Mary Overlie’s “The 6 Viewpoints” and Laban Shapes as tools to access and communicate with ourselves & the audience.

One of the most important things for a performer is to be aware of what is happening and it may not be what we expect. Using elements of Clown we will learn techniques on “Reading the Room”, the difference between Doing and Being, seeing and playing the audience as a piano (with embodied awareness), and we will touch upon the techniques of “How to Fail Better” aka the value of nothing.

October 18th, 19th, 20th – Fri, Sat, and Sun 6-10pm

$150-200 Sliding Scale

Any questions about the class please email april.teaches@alumni.ubc.ca

To secure your spot send deposit to

Bring comfortable clothing, notebooks (to track progress), an open heart and mind, and willingness to play and sit.

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