DanceHouse, in partnership with Dancers of Damelahamid, will launch its 2019/20 season with Australia’s acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre in the Canadian Premiere of Spirit.
Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Spirit
When: October 25 & 26, 2019 at 8:00pm Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver) Tickets: From $35 available online or by calling (604) 801-6225
Australian dance company fuses traditional Indigenous culture with contemporary movement in a powerful exploration of ceremonial storytelling
Choreographed by Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page and former Assistant Artistic Director Bernadette Walong-Sene, the retrospective piece is a visionary fusion of nine of the company’s celebrated Indigenous and contemporary works that boldly bridge past and present.
If there’s one place in the city that’s full of creepies, crawlies, and things that go bump in the night it’s the Vancouver Aquarium. Join them for the next After Hours Halloween event on October 31st.
After Hours Halloween at the Vancouver Aquarium
When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:30pm and 11:00pm Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park Tickets:Available Online with proceeds supporting ocean conversation
Dress yourself up (or come as you are) and wander the galleries, cocktail in hand, scouting out slithery snakes, spiky sea urchins and potentially hungry piranhas. Are the anemones in the wet lab stingers?
Buy your tickets in advance, come with your romantic partner or friends, and compete to win the costume and trivia contests. Watch A Reef Reborn: 4D. Revisit (and reassess) your fear of sharks as you listen to an interpretive talk about these cartilaginous creatures of the deep. Do the Monster Mash, whether or not our DJ spins the tune that goes with it.
Please dress in ocean-friendly fashion, without sequins, glitter, balloons, feathers, straws/stir sticks, bubbles, confetti, sparklers, beaded necklaces, glassware, glow sticks, real or fake weapons.
The Beanstock Coffee Festival invites coffee lovers from Vancouver and beyond to convene and connect with local micro-roasters, sample some of the best craft coffee in Western Canada, and learn about the importance of socially responsible brew.
Beanstock Coffee Festival
When: Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3, 2019 Where: Performance Works on Granville Island Tickets:Available Online
Coffee is the world’s favourite beverage with more than 2.2 billion cups consumed around the world each day – but not every cup is created the same. Particularly in recent years, third wave coffee – a movement towards high-quality, transparent and fair trade alternatives – has skyrocketed with speciality growers, traders and roasters uniting to improve each stage of production, from farming and processing techniques, to distributing the final product.
Beanstock was created by a team of industry professionals committed to expanding public awareness of third wave coffee and local micro-roasters, while also advocating for a more sustainable future for coffee.
The festival will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island, featuring 30 independent micro-roasters, including Agro Coffee Roasters, Luna Coffee, Prototype Coffee, Pallet Coffee Roasters, and Rooftop Coffee Roasters.
Fall is a great time of year to shine a light on some of the spookier species that call Stanley Park home. While owls and bats certainly get most of the attention at Halloween, there is another creature of the night prowling the forest and howling at the moon: the urban coyote.
Coyotes in Vancouver
Coyotes are native to western North America but can now be found throughout the continent and have even migrated as far south as Central America. They are a relatively new species to Stanley Park having first come to the City of Vancouver in the 1980s.
Located on a hill looking east across the Fraser River, Glenbrook Ravine is tucked back between houses and apartment buildings, where down a garden path the noise of the city is replaced by the rustling of leaves in the wind. On Saturday, October 5th, children’s’ laughter was added to the landscape as 75 volunteers, and 30 local Cub Scouts and Girl Guides, planted 450 trees in the New Westminster park ecosystem for TD Tree Days.
TD Tree Days at Glenbrook Ravine
“This is my fourth event,” said Tracy Keckalo
who is the Branch Manager of the TD Canada Trust Sapperton branch. She was at
the registration tent where volunteers who signed up online checked-inreceived
t-shirts and were given instructions for tree planting. Tracy has been a
volunteer previously, with TD and with the Girl Guides, and this year she took
over as the organizer of the Glenbrook Ravine event.
“It’s about engaging with the community but like, who knew this park was here? I work down the street and I didn’t know. What a beautiful ravine!” Tracy said that it’s important to have places like this in the city, and for volunteering, this event is great for families because you can bring your kids and do this activity together in nature.