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Despite how we feel about Vancouver's weather, transit, politics, and everything else, there's no denying that it hosts a ton of interesting events, you just need to look for them! Or you could just read this blog. We vote option B. Enjoy!

ps. It's Lisa's last week curating the blog. She'll miss the writing portion but will not be missing out on all the great future events!

Top Picks

Beyond Saving :: Islam, Rights, and Women's Lives (Miraj’s Pick)
Oct 4 | 7 PM | SFU Harbor Centre | Free

Professor Lila Abu-Lughod of Columbia University will be speaking on the status of women and Islam. How should we think (differently) about the popular North American perception that Muslim women are oppressed and in need of rescue? Professor Abu-Lughod lays out the challenge: to navigate between honest concern about global women’s suffering and our responsibility to take seriously the realities of global politics and the everyday lives of women in Muslim communities.

Lessons from Quebec's student strike: Forum & victory party (Ajay's Pick)
Oct 5 | W2 | $5-10

The forum will highlight what happened in Quebec and also lessons learned from the longest student strike in Canadian history . We hope to be able to build bridges of solidarity with movements in other parts of Canada, ties that are critical to mounting a truly national movement against austerity.

Honourable Mentions

Vancouver International Film Festival
Sep 27 - Oct 12 | Downtown | $11-13

Gangnam Style Flashmob: Dress classy, dance cheesy (Ajay's Pick)
Oct 6 | Secret Location | Free

Gangnam Style is a 2012 K-pop single by Korean musician PSY. It has been highly praised for its humor, catchy rhythm and PSY's unusual dance moves. The song was released on July 15, 2012, when it debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart. The music video has been viewed over 267 million times as of September 24, 2012 (340 million as of Oct 1!), making it YouTube's most watched K-pop video." -source Wikipedia

Legendary Long Weekend 3 Rooms | 3 Sounds (Ajay's Pick)
Sun Oct 7 | Waldorf | $15ish

Vancouver's longest running multi-room long weekend party. This annual Turkey Burner classic at the Waldorf Hotel. This Thanksgiving Sunday, we throw our annual Turkey Burner edition of Legendary Long Weekends at the Waldorf Hotel. For this one, local phenom Vinyl Ritchie headlines in the Tiki Room. We're bringing the love as we host the Anza crew who takes over the Cabaret. (Anza Love!) Finally, in the hideaway, the SHAHdjs takeover

The Girl Effect: Empowering Girls Globally (Miraj’s Pick)
Oct 10 | 6:30PM - 9PM | Vancouver Public Library - Central | Free

A dialogue on the eve of International Day of the Girl Child to discuss The Girl Effect, the positive ripple created inside a community when girls are empowered with access to education, economic independence and healthcare. Civic leaders, social entrepreneurs and child advocates from across Vancouver will share their local/global vision for girls. Thanks Tracy -mk!


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

Splash :: Arts Umbrella 30th Anniversary Gala
Oct 13 | 6.30 PM | CBC Vancouver Studios | $300

‘Conflict Tiger’ : Film Screening with John Vaillant
Oct 17 | 7 PM | SFU Woodwards | $10 (suggested)

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

Slow Bites on The Drive
Oct 20 | Commercial Dr | $55 (incl. meals)

Food Talks Vol 4
Oct 23 | 6:30-9:30PM | Van Urban Winery | $30

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