The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, better known as PICA, presents the 12th annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) from September 11 to 21 at various venues throughout Portland, Oregon.

The TBA Festival features artists from Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, as well as France, Australia, Canada, the Philippines, Japan, and Sweden. Events include live performances, visual installations, concerts, experiments in film and music, pop-up galleries, and more.

Vancouver-based DanceHouse will present five exciting shows at various Vancouver venues during its 2014-15 season, which runs from September 26, 2014 to April 11, 2015.

Their season kicks off with Wayne McGregor/Random Dance in FAR on September 26 and 27 at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street). This show by England’s most celebrated choreographer is a fascinating creative journey that draws on a radical cognitive research process. FAR includes jaw-dropping visuals, including a computerized pin board of over 3,000 LED lights.

The 12th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival takes place August 28 to September 7 at various Vancouver venues, includes The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street), SFU’s Goldcorp Centre of the Arts (149 West Hastings Street), and Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street).

This year’s festival will feature over 70 films, with a focus on cinema from Chile. The festival will be attended by six Chilean filmmakers, and VLAFF will host a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli, who will also be in attendance.

Argentinian romantic comedy Lion’s Heart, directed by Marco Carnevale, will open the festival. Anina, an animated film from Uraguay, will close the festival.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, B.C.'s award-winning Quails' Gate Winery is holding a weekend-long event at its estate vineyards in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

As part of the festivities, acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood will perform an anniversary harvest concert on an open grass area overlooking the Okanagan Lake on Saturday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are priced at $60, but concert-goers can upgrade their tickets to include a canapé and wine reception ($100) or a pre-concert dinner at the winery's Old Vines Restaurant ($170). 

Live Nation has announced that Canadian guitar-rock group Sloan will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, October 18, in support of its upcoming studio album, Commonwealth

Consisting of Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott, Sloan has released 10 albums and more than 30 singles throughout its two-decade-plus career.

With Commonwealth, the group has taken an exceedingly democratic approach—the double album will see each member stake out a single side as his own.

The Mosaic Music Series at the Fair at the PNE starts Saturday (August 16) and runs until the Fair’s closure on September 1. The live musical performances take place nightly at the Chevrolet Performance Stage.

The Mosaic Music Series features local, cultural, and iconic acts, including Dal Richards, Spirit of the West, Hey Ocean!, and more.

Live Nation has announced that Toronto-based indie-rock group Tokyo Police Club will play two concerts at the Commodore Ballroom--an all-ages early show and a 19+ late show--on Saturday, November 15, with guests Said the Whale and the Pack A.D.

Consisting of vocalist/bassist Dave Monks, keyboardist/vocalist Graham Wright, guitarist/percussionist Josh Hook, and drummer/percussionist Greg Alsop, Tokyo Police Club formed after the group's previous project disbanded. 

The band is touring in support of its fourth studio album, Forcefield, which includes the summery single "It's Hot Tonight". 

The Korean Cultural Heritage Festival takes place August 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium. The 13th annual festival organized by the Korean Cultural Heritage Society celebrates Korean arts and culture as well as the dynamics of modern Korea.

This year’s festival will launch with an opening ceremony that includes a 100-person traditional drum dance performance and a traditional king and queen marriage ceremony re-enactment.

On Saturday, September 13, the 25 member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association will gather for the Okanagan's wine and food event of the fall season.

The 1950s-themed Naramata Bench Wineries Association Tailgate Party will take place at Poplar Grove Winery from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Tailgate partygoers will enjoy wine from the Naramata Bench wineries, a menu of gourmet local cuisine created by seven talented chefs from Naramata Bench restaurants, and live '50s music in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Naramata-shot film, My American Cousin

The 22nd annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival takes place at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds from August 15 to 17. The festival is the largest music festival in B.C.’s Interior.

This year’s festival will be headlined by Mavis Staples, an iconic American R&B and gospel singer. She is best known for her family’s band, the Staple Singers, but has forged an admirable career as a soloist as well. In 2010, her 13th studio album, You Are Not Alone, won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.

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