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Montage of the ANU Journey by founder Jabbar Al-Janabi

Top events in Vancouver this week include the Work Less Party Masquerade Ball, Hope in Shadows exhibition and ANU 9. Have no idea what these events even are? That's what we're here for. Read on for all the best events of the week happening in Vancouver.


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Work Less Party - Masquerade Ball
Oct 15-16 | 8 PM-2 AM | 487 Alexander St | $20/$15 w/costume

We know what you have been wishing for... and it's very, very bad.
It's kind of extremely crazy and a little completely over the top. Dress Code: Masquerade Ball. (Thanks Conrad).

Official opening of 2011 Hope in Shadows exhibition
Oct 13 | 6-8pm | Pendulum Gallery | Free/Donation

Hope in Shadows is a unique project based around a photography contest for residents in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The annual exhibition features the top 40 photographs from the 2011 contest. More than 4,000 images were submitted and 38 images will be exhibited.  Photos were taken on single-use recyclable cameras by members of the Downtown Eastside community. The project also results in the production of the 2012 Hope in Shadows calendar which local low-income people sell for a profit.

ANU 9 . Survive
Oct 14 | 8-10pm | Roundhouse Community Centre | $12-15
ANU is an annual gathering of established and emerging, contemporary and traditional, multicultural artists from the local music, dance, spoken word and visual art scenes of a given city. Exploring a theme, artists perform in a guided improvisation where bursts of light lead to spontaneous creation, artistic freedom, chaos, symphony and surrender. The concept was founded by Iraqi Visual Artist Jabbar Al Janabi in 2001. We are all One.

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