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Saturday October 19th, 2019

Hey, Hey! It’s the Garbage Sisters Improv Show!

Sep 20 - Sep 20

The world-famous Garbage Sisters return to Little Mountain Gallery for another magical night of comedy and trash talk! That’s right, everyone’s favourite tough-talkin’ broads who haul junk and also do improv are zipping up their finest orange XXXL coveralls and hitting the stage with a night of fast-‘n’-furious comedy. Starring Denea Campbell and Stacey McLachlan… Full details 

Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival

Sep 21 - Oct 31

Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival is a fun, family friendly event in support of 3 local charities and groups – O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society), Inclusion Langley Society, and The Versatile Society of Entertainers. The event kicks off with a full day festival on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 10am to 4pm and includes a… Full details 

Cats & Dogs

Sep 22 - Jan 5

The exhibition with the paws-itively adorable science behind pets. Cats & Dogs, presented by White Spot restaurants, is the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to our furry friends. You will discover what we know about our canine and feline companions—scientifically, sociologically and culturally. The science of animal behaviour has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent… Full details 

Transits and Returns

Sep 28 - Feb 23

The Vancouver Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, presents an exhibition exploring the dynamic between place and movement in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific. Transits and Returns looks at the work of artists whose practices are deeply rooted in their homeland and culture while considering… Full details 

Bill Reid Gallery: Royal Portrait — October 1, 2019–January 19, 2020

Oct 1 - Jan 19

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Royal Portrait, a solo exhibition of carvings, jewellery, and portraits by Morgan Asoyuf (Tsm’syen) on display from October 1–January 19, 2020. Honouring the Indigenous matriarchs in her life, Asoyuf challenges the classical definition of the “royal portrait” with new photographs of activists wearing crowns, frontlets, and… Full details 

Hidden Wonders the Speakeasy Magic Experience

Oct 4 - Oct 26

EXTENDED RUN! Hidden Wonders is a speakeasy-style performance venue hidden behind a fake business facade in Vancouver’s Chinatown and is the brainchild of two-time world champion of magic, Shawn Farquhar. The idea is part of a new trend in magic entertainment that focuses less on grand-scale illusions and more on intimate experiences that leave the audience awestruck and… Full details 

Pacific Splendor by Mat Holmstrom

Oct 11 - Nov 7

Pacific Splendor is a glimpse into the ever-expanding creative world of Vancouver artist Mat Holmstrom. This exhibition presents ideas of balance, harmony, transition, beauty and power on a variety of supports including canvas, paper and ceramics. Holmstrom has actively sought to create a diverse collection of imagery that embraces the spirit of French and Canadian… Full details 

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”

Oct 11 - Oct 26

An immersive production of “Company,” the tale of Bobby’s life as a bachelor, told in the context of his 35th birthday, which he’s celebrating at home with his closest friends. Small audiences enjoy the musical in a Mount Pleasant apartment, with the option to dig in to birthday cake in a mason jar by Bluebird… Full details 

Halloween at the Vancouver Aquarium

Oct 14 - Oct 31

Feeling brave? Come face-to-face with all of the Spooktacular creatures here at the Vancouver Aquarium, including spiders, snakes and bats. Check out our special Halloween programs and learn all about the world’s creepiest creatures. • 50% off for youth and children at admissions just for wearing a costume* so dress to impress on October 26… Full details 

REPLAY: A BUNCH OF GREAT PLAYS-AGAIN

Oct 15 - Oct 26

Staircase Theatre is proud to announce an exciting festival made of a collection of our favourite shows and artists from this year’s Fring-from Vancouver, and beyond! We’re excited to bring back Didn’t Hurt written and performed by Rodney Decroo, directed by TJ Dawe, Where the Quiet Queers Are by Amplify Choral Theatre, Ragamuffin Productions Legoland,… Full details 

TheatreSports Summit

Oct 15 - Oct 20

A part of the International TheatreSports Festival, happening October 15-20, which includes improvisers from around the world. See five nights of TheatreSports matches featuring the original four companies to perform Keith Johnstone’s legendary format. SUMMIT SCHEDULE: All TheatreSports Summit shows take place at The Improv Centre. TheatreSports: Seattle Style (Unexpected Productions) | Tuesday, Oct 15… Full details 

Presenting Kyo-Kaiseki by Chef Ryusuke Nakagawa

Oct 16 - Oct 24

Hailing from the historic city of Kyoto, Japan, Chef Ryusuke Nakagawa studied traditional Kyo-Kaiseki under Michelin Star Chef Murata Yartoshihiro. For seven evenings, Chef Nakagawa brings a one-of-a-kind Kyo-Kaiseki dining experience to Miku Toronto’s Kaisen Bar. This Kaiseki dinner will include 15 spectacular courses; meticulously prepared and exquisitely plated with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each evening… Full details 

Maestro Impro

Oct 16 - Oct 19

A part of the International TheatreSports Festival, happening October 15-20, which includes improvisers from around the world. A crash-and-burn elimination style show where audiences help to determine the improv ‘Maestro’ of the night! Created by Keith Johnstone. SCHEDULE: Wednesday, October 16 – 7:30p.m. | Waterfront Theatre Price (online): Adult – $20 Student/Senior – $17 Friday,… Full details 

Gorilla Theatre

Oct 16 - Oct 19

A part of the International TheatreSports Festival, happening October 15-20, which includes improvisers from around the world. An advanced improv format with a ‘live gorilla’ where improvisers direct scenes for ‘bananas’ from the audience. Playing at The Waterfront Theatre October 16 and 19, and at The Improv Centre on October 18. SCHEDULE: Wednesday, October 16… Full details 

Vancouver Opera Presents – La Traviata

Oct 17 - Oct 27

La Traviata, a glorious work that deserves to be revisited time and again, was last performed eight years ago at Vancouver Opera. This perennial favourite has been given a brand-new look and features a terrific cast. And, in an unprecedented collaboration, five Canadian opera companies have joined forces to produce lavish sets and costumes inspired… Full details 

Open House – British Columbia Genealogical Society

Oct 18 - Oct 19

British Columbia Genealogical Society invites everyone especially those interested in their family history to an open house Oct. 18th, 10:00am to 3:00pm to see the newly renovated and expanded Walter Draycott Memorial Library and Resource Centre, 211-12837-76 Ave., Surrey BC There will be short presentations through out the day on the library collections, maps, digitization… Full details 

19th Annual West Coast Women’s Show

Oct 18 - Oct 20

WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST AND MOST POPULAR WOMEN’S SHOW IS BACK FOR ITS 19TH YEAR 3 days of non-stop fun, fashion, food, shopping, show specials, pampering and an unmatched celebrity line-up! The West Coast Women’s Show returns to TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, October 18, 19 & 20. At the once-a-year ‘Ultimate Girl’s Weekend’… Full details 

Haney Farmers Market

Oct 19

Here’s what’s happening this week at the Haney Farmers Market! The fall bounty is upon us and there are some many delicious things to be had at the market! We’ve got tons of veggies to be had this week including some gorgeous fall squashes and pumpkins. It’s all happening this Saturday, October 19, from 9-2!… Full details 

Kits House Autumn Fair

Oct 19

The Kits House Autumn Fair is back again for its ninth year! For one day only, on Saturday October 19th from 11am to 4pm, Kits House is going to transform into a busy marketplace with a ton of family-friendly activities. To sum it up for you they’ll have: • The Colour of Real Estate Haunted… Full details 

Be the Ultimate Brawler!

Oct 19

This Saturday October 19, join the battle and play against other Bakugan brawlers at your local Toys”R”Us store. Each participant will receive a FREE* Bakugan Poster and could also enter for a chance to win** a SUPER RARE Bakugan Starter Pack. *Max. 50 per store. Parental supervision required at all times. **Enter in-store during event… Full details 

The Toys Strike Back!

Oct 19

A part of the International TheatreSports Festival, happening October 15-20. A thrilling improvised performance based on the toys and stories that kids bring to the show. Created by Det Andre Teatret of Norway. Matinee performances on October 19 at 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Full details 

Kids Up Front: More Than a Movie

Oct 19

“More Than a Movie” is a community based event where families and individuals can purchase tickets for the unique experience to see Toy Story 4 on the Big Screen at BC Place and provide the same experience to a child in need with your purchase! There will be on-field activities before the movie, so wear… Full details 

2019 Annual Cayford Gala

Oct 19 - Oct 20

This phenomenal night out is the annual fundraiser to support Forward Foundation in providing experiences of connection for terminally ill young adults age 18-39 years. Terminally ill young adults have little to no financial supports for any desired extras. Please buy a ticket and join us for a red carpet night of fabulous entertainment, delicious… Full details 

TriCity International Wine & Food Festival

Oct 19

2019 welcomes the 3rd annual TriCity International Wine & Food Festival showcasing some of the World’s best wines along with both local and international foods. We are on the move! The festival is thrilled to be hosting the October 19th, 2019 event in Coquitlam at The Show Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. The… Full details 

Immer Kleiner – Always Smaller Concert

Oct 19

Have you ever seen or heard music performed where the clarinet shrinks down to just the mouthpiece? This intriguing concert explores clarinet and piano repertoire that is off the beaten path, with a definite accent on lightheartedness. Played by Trang-Tina Nguyen on piano and Francois Houle on clarinet, the works are highly entertaining, offering a… Full details 

Esteemed Pianist Libby Yu Plays Chopin Concerto No. 2

Oct 19

Dear Friends, Come and enjoy some great classical music up close with about 40 fellow music lovers. We will provide complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks. Tickets ($25-30): https://www.mymusicfriends.com/concert/75 Distinguished pianist Libby Yu will make her most dramatic appearance yet in our series, collaborating with the Arietta String Quartet to present a chamber version of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F… Full details 

National Theatre Live – Allelujah!

Oct 20

General $19.50 Youth $15 Suitable for 15+Yrs (strong language) Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre this celebrated play tells the story of The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital, threatened with a cost-saving closure. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric… Full details 

Sunday Night Movie Series: Beetlejuice

Oct 20

Fraserhood beer hall Bells and Whistles gives cinephiles front-row seats to classic flicks every Sunday at 9 p.m. during its Sunday Night Movie Series, which continues this fall with Shaun of the Dead (Oct. 13), Beetlejuice (Oct. 20), The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Marathon (Oct. 27), Airplane! (Nov. 3), Pineapple Express (Nov. 10), Men in… Full details 

Vancouver Civic Theatres Gallery Open House

Oct 21

open house with paintings by Enda Bardell and Ewan McNeil Enda Bardell – Vancouver Reconstructed There are negative spaces amidst the positive spaces, there are overlapping angles, repetitive patterns and a geometry of shadows cast by buildings upon each other. When painted from this perspective, the horizontal lines of balconies and fenestration, juxtaposed with vertical… Full details 

Repair Cafe, Port Coquitlam

Oct 22

Get expert help to fix household items for free! Extend the life of products you already own and reduce waste going from our community to landfills. Our next Cafe is taking place on Tuesday, October 22nd, 4 – 7pm at 1737 Broadway St. Port Coquitlam (PoCo Works Yard). This event celebrates International Repair Cafe Week,… Full details 

Monster Matches

Oct 22 - Oct 30

Monster Matches pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless short-form scenarios to see who eeeks out the most laughs. Will the werewolves defeat the witches, or zombies overcome the vampires? In this fast-paced roller-ghoster, the winner is determined by audience judges. See Monster Matches on October 22, 23, 29, and… Full details 

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