All Events

Oct 25 Sat
Free World Poetry Peace and Human Rights Film Festival
Oct 25, 10:30 am–1:10 pm, 10:30 am–1:10 pm
UBC Learning Exchange
612 Main
One day festival celebrating the courage and persistence of young filmmakers. from around the world, including Canada, India and Afghanistan. First time viewings. Wonderful films!
Oct 25 Sat
Sons + Daughters
Oct 25, 12-6 pm
Arts Umbrella
1286 Cartwright
Arts Umbrella, Sons + Daughters, and the fashion, marketing, and merchandising students at VCAD present a child-size New York City featuring a street performer, cotton candy by Petite Puff, and adult beverages by Fentimens and Parallel 49th.
Oct 24 Fri
10th Annual Taste of Yaletown
To Oct 30
various Vancouver venues
Yaletown restaurants showcase their creativity and talent with special set menu options and wine pairings. Lunch and dinner options available. A portion of the profits will go to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Yaletown House Foundation.
Oct 25 Sat
2014 BC Beer Awards Ceremony & Festival
Oct 25, 4-9 pm
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial, Vancouver
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre When: Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 Time: 4-9pm Details Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 19th for $27. Get them early, because on October 10th, the tickets increase to $32 (plus fees & taxes). Each ticket will include 4 drink tokens as well as a 4oz taster glass (yours to take home). Additional tokens are $1.25 each. There is an ATM on site. Visit for tickets. Description Eagerly anticipated by BC beer fans and brewers alike, the 5th Annual British Columbia Beer Awards is the signature event during the 4th Annual BC Craft Beer Month. There will be beer, balloons, glitter, a photobooth and there even may be a crown. Be sure to dress up for the snazziest beer event of the year! One of the most focused beer events in Western Canada, the BC Beer Awards showcases and celebrates the very best of locally made beer. Open to the public, this one-day-only event will be held this year at the Croatian Cultural Centre and will include not only the awards ceremony itself hosted by The CBC’s Stephen Quinn, but also the BC Beer Awards Beer Festival. BC’s best breweries will be on hand, showcasing their talents and doing what they do best - making great beer! Education Classes We’ve put together 4 education classes. For more info and tickets, please click the individual class name. Hops History of Beer Malts Off Flavours Food We’ll have food provided by Biercraft, Croatian Cultural Centre and local food trucks. Charity Our charity of choice is the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. We will be collecting non perishable donations at the door, so please help us help out. As with all of our events, ID will be checked at the door and Serving It Right Rules apply. Sorry, no refunds. Cheers, BC Beer Awards
Oct 24 Fri
2014 Vancouver Writers Fest
To Oct 26
Granville Island
This year, one of the themes of the Vancouver Writers Fest is that of discovery. Every year Festival-goers attend an event to see one author, and leave having discovered someone new. Our 2014 Festival, however, may be unprecedented in terms of the number of international authors you’ve not yet heard of but are bound to become entranced with. Karl Ove Knausgaard, an acclaimed novelist in his native Norway, was unknown to English-speaking readers until his Min Kamp (My Struggle) books, a series of six autobiographical novels, began appearing in translation. Now his work is reviewed widely, he has been compared to Proust, and British novelist Zadie Smith is quoted as saying she needs his next book “like crack.” The Icelandic novelist, poet and lyricist Sjón may not be on your radar, but with fans like Junot Díaz, David Mitchell and A.S. Byatt, you will want to check him out. Dutch author and actor Herman Koch made waves with his novel The Dinner, which was translated into 21 languages and sold over one million copies throughout Europe. He is at the Festival with a new novel, Summer House with Swimming Pool. It took Irish novelist Eimear McBride six months to write her novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, and nine years to find a publisher. Called a “genius” by fellow Irish writer Anne Enright, McBride’s novel won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction this year. In addition to discoveries, you will re-encounter some favourites who’ve joined us at Festivals past, all of whom are back with new works of fiction ready for you to devour. Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jane Smiley, Sarah Waters and Tim Winton are just a few authors whose books you may be lining up to get signed. We’re also hosting a few noteworthy celebrations. This year, Talonbooks will publish Peacock Blue, the collected works of poet Phyllis Webb, and Brian Brett will host a tribute with Phyllis in attendance. Jean Baird has organized a benefit to raise funds for the continued restoration of Al Purdy’s hand-built A-frame cottage, and to support residencies for Canadian writers. And the great British Columbia publishing house Harbour is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an event at the Festival.
Oct 24 Fri
220 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification course
To Mar 14
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Get certified to become a yoga instructor. Register by September 13th. The course runs from September 26 till March 14th. Please submit your application by September 13th. Bursaries and Payment plans are available. For more information please visit or
Oct 24 Fri
2nd Annual Fall Festival of the Arts
To Oct 31
White Rock Centre
15261 Russell Ave
Two-month, community-wide festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, artist auctions, and a gala.
Oct 24 Fri
A Dream Play
To Nov 1
SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Presented by SFU School for the Contemporary Arts by August Strindberg in a new version by Caryl Churchill Directed by James Fagan Tait Abstract and fast flowing, the play replicates the disjointed shape of a dream, following a god's daughter Agnes, and her experience when she descends to earth to find out what it is like to be human.
Oct 25 Sat
A Halloween Carol
Oct 25, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church
1022 Nelson
The Oculus Chamber Choir and the Royal Canadian College of Organists present a ghost-filled tale of a miser who goes on a journey to the gates of Hell.
Oct 24 Fri
A Toi, Pour Toujours, Ta Marie-Lou
To Oct 25
Studio 16
1545 W. 7th, Vancouver
Théâtre la Seizième presents director Craig Holzschuh's version of Michel Tremblay's play about a singer who returns to her family home.