What's hot in Vancouver this week?
EastVanLove Tweetup Vol 6.5 (Ajay's Pick, we wonder why)
Sept 27 | Tobys | Free
These informal gatherings are a great way to get to know others from across Vancouver that share their love for East Van. This edition will feature the likes of Myriam Steinberg (Artistic Director of In the House Festival) and Derek Weiss (Manager of Community Engagement, Union Gospel Mission). Musical guests includes Kristie Yung and DJ Jeremy Lim.
The Homegrown Series: Outdoor (Kelly's Pick)
Sept 29 | 3-9PM | Waldorf Hotel
Imagine this: A sand covered dance floor, three live bands, two DJs, and yummy cocktails on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Wait, it's real! Check out my boy Ian's event at the famous Waldorf Hotel this Saturday for the craziest luau limbo party to wrap up the Summer in style.
Feeding Hearts & Minds (Miraj's pick)
Sept 30 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Lakeview Multicultural United Church | By donation
Feeding Hearts & Minds is a monthly community dinner and dialogue, hosted by Spirited Social Change. It’s a chance to reconnect with people, to sing together, to remember what feeds your work, and to re-engage in strategic and fulfilling ways. It's intentionally inter-cultural, inter-spiritual, and inter-generational. So show up with your whole self - and bring your grandparents, neighbours, kids, and friends. thanks Christine!
Sep 27 - 30 | Heritage Hall + Roundhouse CC | $15-35
For four days, the Modulus Festival lets you connect with leading musicians and composers in intimate, fun settings filled with great music.
Vancouver International Film Festival
Sep 27 - Oct 12 | All over | Various
CofFREE Day (Kelly's Pick)
Sept 28 | 7-10AM | 7 Eleven | Free
Large 20 ounce cups of coffee for free? You bet! 64% of Canadians drink it on a regular basis and 7Eleven wants to celebrate the fact that we're coffee guzzlers by giving you some for free. Take it or leave it but I wouldn't turn down free java.
Backstreet Boys Flash Mob Dance Party
Sept 28 | 4PM | West Trek Office on Granville St | Free
Join a bunch of outgoing Vancouverites as they "out of the blue" perform a choreographed dance to "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys. Check out the sweet moves by the West Trek boys in their video.
Cleanweb Hackathon Vancouver
Sep 29 | 8 AM - 8 PM | Hive Vancouver | $25
Cleanweb Vancouver Hackathon challenges developers, designers and others to hack together engaging apps that address address sustainability issues in a scalable way. Participant teams have 12 hours to create a powerful solutions by working on problem sets contributed by leading academics, VCs, politicians etc. Mash-up resource-focused big data sets, bleeding-edge APIs, mobile and social platforms and create big change! thanks Nicole!
Andrew Grassie | Collected Works
Sep 29 - Jan 26 | Rennie Collection at Wing Sang
Rennie Collection presents the first solo North American museum exhibition of Scottish artist Andrew Grassie. For this exhibition Grassie will be unveiling new works created from two special projects commissioned by Rennie Collection. Following the museum's programming from its 2009 inception, Grassie conducted `field recordings', creating paintings from its previous five exhibition installs.
Reel Causes - Rebelle
Sep 30 | Empire 7
Presenting one of Canada's best 2012 films so far. We hope to see you all at this very special event. --> Thx Muhammad for this pick
Stack the Rack Fundraiser for Qmunity
Oct 1 | Old Boneta Space | $135
--> Thx Dara for this pick
Sprout Up Vancouver
Oct 2 | 6 - 10 PM | Waldorf Hotel | $12
Sprout Up is a networking event for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to gather and mind-meld. A great chance for startups to get friendly, discuss current trends, and learn from one another in a casual, open, and focused setting. Kunal Gupta, Founder and CEO of Polar Mobile is the guest speaker for the first ever Sprout Up Vancouver! thanks Erin
Peace Talks: from captive to captivating - the story of Capoeria
Oct 3 | Calabash | Free
--> Thx Renee for this pick
Oktoberfest at Alpen Club
Oct 5-20 | 8PM | Vancouver Alpen Club | $25
The Girl Effect: Empowering Girls Globally
Oct 10 | 6:30 PM - 9 PM | VPL - Central | Free
Toast to the Coast
Oct 12 | 7:3PM | Vancouver Aquarium | $95
"Vino & Forte" - A Classical Fusion Duet
Oct 12 | Pyatt Hall | $25
Seed Event :: presented by Banyen Books
Oct 13 | 10 AM- 10 PM | The PNE Forum | $49-$149
Beyond Body, Beyond Mind :: Vancouver Book Launch
Oct 18 | 7 PM | HR Macmillan Space Centre | $50/$40
8th Annual Masquerade Ball
Oct 20 | Japanese Hall | $15-20
Food Talks Vol 4
Oct 23 | 6:30-9:30PM | Van Urban Winery | $30