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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


Coming Up


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

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