All Events

Oct 26 Sun
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 26 Sun
2014 Vancouver Writers Fest
To Oct 26
Granville Island
Vancouver
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 26 Sun
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 http://www.sfu.ca or http://www.livewellyoga.ca
Oct 26 Sun
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 26 Sun
Above and Below
To Nov 22
Monte Clark Gallery
2339 Granville, Vancouver
new paintings by Derek Root
Oct 26 Sun
Adi Parker
To Dec 17
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
artist-in-residence Adi Parker creates abstract art from recycled fabrics
Oct 26 Sun
African Children's Choir
Oct 26, 6:30 pm
West Vancouver Baptist Church
450 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver
The African Children's Choir performs children's songs, traditional spirituals, and gospel favourites. Proceeds support the choir's education, care and relief, and development programs.
Oct 26 Sun
Ai Weiwei New York Photographs 1983–1993
To Nov 30
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
1825 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver
227 black-and-white photographs taken by the artist during the decade that he resided in New York City
Oct 26 Sun
AKOS
to Jan 25, 2015
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby, Vancouver
spray-can art by Haida artist Corey Bulpitt
Oct 26 Sun
All Souls
To Nov 2
Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser
Series of events honouring the dead through ceremony and celebration. Includes an opening night (Oct 25, 6-10 pm), a performance by the Threshold Choir (Oct 26, 7 pm), screenings of Harold and Maude (Oct 28, 7 pm and 9 pm), a mourner's tea (Oct 29, 7-9 pm), a sugar-skulls workshop (Oct 30, 7 pm), a community shrine lighting (Oct 31, 6-8 pm), a processional led by Orkestar Slivovicato (Nov 1, 7-9 pm), and an evening of storytelling (Nov 2, 7-9 pm).

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