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October 17 edition: Your chance to win an incredible staycation

Plus: Wine school, slow fashion, and concert announcements

Want to win a dreamy Vancouver staycation? The prize includes a Saturday evening at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, an amazing dinner experience, as well as tickets to an improv show. 

To enter, all you have to do is  take our short survey. We want to know what you love, what you want more of, and what we’re missing, so that we can write more of the stuff you’re excited to read. Give it to us straight. 


Making wine more chill

Three feminine people stand in a small area with wine behind them. A few seated participants are visible, drinking wine, in the foreground.

Want to get into wine but don’t know where to start? Paloma Pacheco profiles the organizers behind Vancouver’s chillest wine classes and get-togethers.


Commentary: Small biz can help solve
fast fashion problems

A torso showing a slim woman wearing a white crop top and knee-length dark grey denim shorts.

Slow fashion can help deal with clothing waste and sweatshops—if we just commit to it. Adelaide Tiller digs into Vancouver’s ethical fashion scene

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Know Your Local: Curator

A white man in sunglasses stands next to a gallery sign on the street, reading "Outsiders and Others".

Yuri Arajs runs Outsiders and Others, the only gallery in town dedicated to showcasing artists from non-traditional backgrounds.


Review: Måneskin break rules you didn’t know existed

A band stand on-stage, with the lead singer lit by a pillar of fire in front of him and the musicians on a riser behind, with more plumes of fire behind them.

Måneskin frontman Damiano David called YVR “very European” at their show this week. Which is weird, because he’s literally Italian. Maybe the cities on their world tour have blended together as the four-piece continue to break all the rules, in style.


Tickets now on sale for The Biting School's next world premiere

New Works proudly presents Zahak, The Serpent King (World Premiere) by celebrated interdisciplinary performance group The Biting School. Inspired by the Persian myth of Zahak, directors Aryo and Arash Khakpour invite audiences into a mesmerizing world of physical-theatre, dance, and transformation. The Annex, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2023.


Canadian Culinary Championship qualifier cheers chef combat

A crowded room of people dining in upscale surroundings.

Chefs from nine of Vancouver’s best-loved restaurants are battling it out on Wednesday to see who gets to represent the city in the national championships. Knives up!


Women's Fall/Winter Clothing Sample Sale!

Find brands like Pj Salvage, Velvet, Lyla & Luxe, Soia & Kyo, Lack of Color, Chaser, Good hYOUman, Sanctuary, Sister Soeur & more all at wholesale cost! On October 24 and 25 from 10am - 7pm at 101-2245 W Broadway. Cash only.


Suzanne Methot reading and Q&A at Iron Dog Books | October 17 | 7pm

The author of “Killing the Wittigo: Indigenous Culture-Based Approaches to Waking Up, Taking Action, and Doing the Work of Healing” hosts a book party. [Free]

Screening by Natasha Tontey and Riar Rizaldi at Western Front | October 17 to 21 | 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

To complement a showcase of music from Indonesia represented by the Yes No Wave Music label, Western Front will be screening three works on the hour during regular gallery visiting times. [Free]

Jade Music Fest at various venues | October 18 to 20 | Various times

The second annual Sinophone music event that highlights Chinese-language artists in BC and beyond kicks off tomorrow. [Prices vary]

Nature at Every Level at the Silk Purse Arts Centre | October 18 to November 12 | 12pm to 5pm

Four artists illuminate micro and macro perspectives on the natural world in this new exhibition. They’ll be doing an artists talk livestream on October 18 at 7pm here. [Free]

Canadian Culinary Championship Qualifier Vancouver at BC Place Stadium | October 18 | 6pm

Doors open to all guests for the main competition at 6pm for an unforgettable gourmet experience and culinary battle. Guests will savour dishes and paired beverages at each competing chef’s station. [$450+]

Spencer Krug at Fox Cabaret | October 18 | 8pm 

As the Canadian musician behind Sunset Rubdown and Moonface, Spencer Krug has been a major player on over 25 releases within the past two decades, and now performs old and new material under his own name. [$22+]

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our Events Listings.

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