DanceHouse Presents Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Spirit: Win Tickets

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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. Photo by Edward Mulvihill.
Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photo by Edward Mulvihill.

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.

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After Hours Halloween at the Vancouver Aquarium

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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.

For more information follow the Vancouver Aquarium on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Vancouver’s Beanstock Coffee Festival 2019

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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

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

For more information follow Beanstock on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Coyotes in Vancouver

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This month’s guest post is written by Michael Murray, SPES Communications Assistant with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”).

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.  

A coyote in Stanley Park after a successful hunt. Photo: Michael Schmidt/SPES

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.

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The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

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From Carousel Players in St Catherine’s, Ontario comes The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, which is making its BC premiere with Carousel Theatre for Young People on Granville Island (October 30 to November 10, 2019).

Mary Jane Mosquito

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

  • When: October 30 to November 10, 2019 (with relaxed performance at 2:00pm on November 2, 2019)
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Available online now or call (604) 685-6217. The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito is recommended for ages 4 and up.
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TD Tree Days at Glenbrook Ravine, and Beyond

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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

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-in, received 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.

TD Tree Days

“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.

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