On September 5-7, Trev Deeley Motorcycles (1875 Boundary) is hosting the Women's Motorcycle Exhibit, a collection of photographs of female motorcyclists taken by Portland-based photographer Lanakila MacNaughton.

MacNaughton describes her work as a way to "change the way women are perceived not only in the motorcycle world, but in society in general”.

The exhibit is free and open during store hours (September 5, 5-8 pm; September 6, 8:30 am-5 pm; September 7, 10 am-4:30 pm). 

Also marking the occasion is an artist meet-and-greet session, an open house, a lady-led motorcycle ride to Deep Cove, and photo shoots with MacNaughton.

Fight Night: Academie Duello at Bard on the Beach takes place at the BMO Mainstage at Vanier Park (1695 Whyte Avenue) on September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Academie Duello, the world’s largest school of European swordplay, will descend on Bard on the Beach for a night of martial arts, including sword fights from Shakespearean plays, a demonstration of how fight choreography is created, and an authentic historical prize fight.

The night will feature Academie Duello director Devon Boorman, stage and screen program head David McCormick, Academie Duello senior students, historical novelist CC Humphreys, and Bard on the Beach’s artistic director Christopher Gaze.

The 30th Vancouver Fringe Festival takes place September 4 to 14, 2014. 

This year's festival kicks off with an opening night fundraiser at Performance Works on Granville Island on Tuesday, September 2, at 6 p.m., with one of the Fringe’s most well known artists, TJ Dawe, in the Vancouver premier of Marathon, as well as a performance by Seattle-based bluegrass rockers, the Cave Singers.

Before TJ Dawe hits the stage, he will join fellow Fringe alumni and ticket purchasers in a pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres, treats, and beverages courtesy of Dockside Restaurant, the Keg, Camino, McAuslan Brewing, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and the Liberty Distillery.

The third annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday (August 30 to 31) on the 200 block of Carrall Street, between Water and Cordova Streets, and is set to be its biggest and best yet. 

The all-ages food and entertainment event is hosted by the Blarney Stone. This year, over a dozen Gastown restaurants will be participating in the festival, including Gringo, Peckinpah, The Hastings Warehouse, Deacon’s Corner, Tuc Craft Kitchen, The Charles Bar, Stateside Craft, Irish Heather, Chill Winston, Lamplighter, Railtown Cafe, and Calabash Bistro.

The 25th annual TAIWANfest takes place downtown Vancouver from August 30 to September 1. Canada’s largest Mandarin- and English-speaking event is hosted by the Asian Canadian Special Events Association and includes music and dance performances, films, visual arts, food, and lectures, workshops, games, and more.

This year, several Taiwanese performance troupes will be showcased during the festival. The Elite Artist Trio is one of the most sought-after chamber music groups in Taiwan. The award-winning artists include pianist Sherry Chen, violinist Wen-Chuan Lin, and cellist Ya Limu.

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.

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