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Special Events for November 2005

 

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November 1, 2005 until January 2006
No Place For A Lady.  Based on the 2002 book (available in English and French) of the same name by Barbara Hodgson, this exhibition explores the experiences of 18th and 19th century European women travellers as they encountered exotic corners and people of the world. Using the Museum's eclectic collection of world treasures, No Place For A Lady re-creates the feel of the exotic lands that lured women travellers, and communicates the circumstances of travel and travel-writing in the 18th and 19th century. Follow women travelers as they packed their great adventures (from the single worn carpetbag carried by 50 year old Ida Pfeiffer, to Alexiane Tinne's heap of luggage loaded onto 102 camels); as they dressed to travel (some well upholstered in stylish 19th century travelling costumes, others knitted for adventure in Alpine hiking costumes or modified Arabian dress); as they employed all forms of transport from the "diligence" (or stage coach) to sedan chairs, to feluccas on the Nile; as they struggled to stay alive, keeping sickness at bay with various means of fumigation and doctoring; and finally, as they recorded their adventures (often for profit) in the letters, diaries, and travel accounts we can still read today.  Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, 604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

November 1, 2005
Cafe Philo presents FRANCOPHONE ACTIVISM OUTSIDE QUEBEC.  Quebec has a long history of political activism to ensure that the Francophone cultural reality is protected and fostered. However, its not often that we hear about activism in the Francophone community outside Quebec, except in the case of high profile cases in the media like the Montfort Hospital, or the struggle for French language rights in the education sector or in other service sectors. In what other spheres of activity should the Francophone community outside Quebec be vigilant about protecting French language rights? What are the problems that need to be addressed and what improvements need to be made? What role can activism play in helping Francophones to preserve their identity? How should we define activism and what means are at the disposal of the Francophone community outside Quebec? These are some of the questions that participants will attempt to answer along with Rjean Beaulieu, the discussion leader for this Caf Philo.  Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver, www.lecentreculturel.com

November 1, 2005
Diwali, Fesitval of Lights.  The Indo- Canadian community is celebrating Diwali, Festival of Lights on November 1, 2005. On request of the community, the Vancouver City Hall Lights have been switched on to join in the celebration. The lights will stay up for one week. Information about the festival will be available in the foyer of City Hall. The City Hall Lights Program is an initiative to acknowledge significant cultural and religious dates that are celebrated by Vancouver's diverse communities. The program is about recognizing and sharing the many different important dates celebrated by members of our community throughout the year. Community organizations are invited to request a display of lights on the two large trees outside City Hall on West 12th Avenue and provide informational materials in the lobby of the building during the period of their celebration or event.

November 1, 2005
Ross Leckie - City Poets.  Ross Leckie reads from his newest collection.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia, Peter Kaye Room, (604) 331-4044.

November 1, 2005
Roundhouse Community Centre presents RANGOLI WORKSHOP.  In a traditional Hindu home, rangoli, are made by women in the family on a daily basis. Rice paste, powdered rice, coloured rice, flowers, and coloured spices and powders are common materials out of which these ephemeral ritual floor paintings are made. At the end of each day these patterns are swept up, the rice paste feeding insects which convey the offering to the deities.  Roundhouse Community Centre, www.roundhouse.ca,

November 1 - 6, 2005
Firehall Arts Centre presents A FABULOUS DISASTER.  Back by popular demand and rave reviews, Denise Clarke returns with her tragic comedy of dance and theatre for five performances only. A beautiful, funny show about the world and one persons place in it. A performance not to be missed. Firehall Arts Centre, http://www.firehallartscentre.ca/.

November 1 - 30, 2005
2005 Remembrance "Lest we forget" Display.  Visit Mackin House Museum for the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Come and explore the experiences of the men and women who served at home and abroad. Read and see the personal stories of local veterans, their families at home, and the effects on the community. See our uniformed mannequins, model War planes, military artifacts and photos. The contributions of Coquitlam?s residents are greatly appreciated and acknowledged with gratitude and respect by Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum volunteers.  Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam; 604-516-6151. 

November 1 - 30, 2005
Snow Goose Month at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.  For more information, please call the Reifel Bird Sanctuary at 604-946-6980, http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com.

November 2, 2005
"TAKE OUR KIDS TO WORK DAY". The Langley School District urges business owners and employers to take part in the District's 9th Annual "Take Our Kids to Work Day"! Hundreds of grade 9 students will be going to work with moms, dads, aunts, uncles, neighbours or friends on November 2nd. For additional information on this important day visit the Career Education portion of the District's website under Programs and Services: www.sd35.bc.ca.

November 2, 2005
Diwali Festival Celebration. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Join us to celebrate this Festival of Light with traditional decorations, entertainment and lavish South Asian cuisine. All are welcome. Please preregister; sorry no refunds. Free admission. Wednesday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Edmonds Centre, 7282 Kingsway Burnaby; 604-525-1671.

November 2, 2005
House of Blues Concerts Canada presents American Idol's Clay Aiken live in concert on his Joyful Noise Tour. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Tickets 604-280-3311.

November 2, December 7, 2005; January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, 2006
STORIES AROUND THE WORLD.  Kids Around the World Children's Museum Society presents local poet Jacinda Oldale as she shares stories from here, there and everywhere! Each session will end with a sleepy-time story and a snack to send the little ones off to dream land...7 pm (kids can come in pajamas so they can go straight to bed after!).  Hastings Branch Library, 2674 Hastings Street, Vancouver; 604-708-2298, http://www.kidsaroundtheworld.ca

November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005
Artist / Curator Dialogues.  Every Thursday evening in November, join Vancouver Art Gallery curators and artists in discussions on the work in Classified Materials: Accumulation, Archives, Artists. Vancouver Art Gallery - 750 Hornby Street,  604-662-4700.

November 4, 2005
Hopscotch Festival - Vancouver's 9th Annual Whisky and Premium Beer Festival; http://www.hopscotchfestival.com

November 4, 2005
Roundhouse Community Centre presents TALL TREES GALA.  Join like-minded environmentalist as they celebrate 25 years of success, longevity and wilderness preservation. The evening will feature music, entertainment, first nations catering, an art exhibition and silent auction of wilderness photography taken over the last 25 years. Multi-media presentation and personalities of the environmental movement will highlight the over 40 wilderness areas that have been saved in British Columbia. The Tall Trees Gala can not missed.  www.roundhouse.ca

November 4, 2005
Vancouver Public Library presents HOMEFRONT AND BATTLEFRONT.  The VPL presents Sylvia Crooks reading from her new book, Homefront and Battlefront: Nelson, BC in World War II. This is the story of the total commitment during World War II of a small Kootenay city that devoted all its energies and millions of dollars to help make victory possible. The book recounts the stories of its young men and women who went off to war, and the seventy who did not come home. It is the Canadian experience of the Second World War, seen through the eyes of this one BC community.  VPL - Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

November 4 - 5, 2005
2005 Canada West Men's Soccer Championships.  Four of the best men's soccer teams in Canada will converage on the campus of Trinity Western University to decide who will represent the Canada West at this year's CIS national champsionships in P.E.I. This 2-day event is an excellent chance to bring family and friends to see some of the best university soccer of the year, right in your own backyard. Family and team rates are available for amazingly affordable prices. If you love soccer and you love getting tremendous value for you entertainment dollar, mark you calendar and come on out to Trinity Western University, just of Glover Road in Langley for the 2005 Canada West Men's Soccer Championships. We'll see you on the pitch!  Trinity Western University, in Langley, www.twu.ca/athletics

November 4 - 5, 2005
Coquitlam Season Premiere Craft Sale.  65 crafters have been busy creating wonderful gifts for your friends and family and beautiful things for your home decor. Admission - Adults 1.50 Seniors/ch. $1.00 This year we are offering free demos for decorating your home for Christmas and a whole new holiday look for you!  Poirier Community Centre, 604-469-9669.

November 4 - 6, 2005
Port Moody Art Association presents 38TH ANNUAL ART SHOW.  You are cordially invited to attend the opening Friday, November 4th 2005 from 7:30 to 10pm. Framed original paintings by member artists will be showcased. Artists will be in attendance. The show continues on Saturday, November 5th from 10am to 5pm, and on Sunday, November 6th from 10am to 5pm offering additional unframed paintings. www.myartclub.com/port.moody.art.association

November 4 - 6, 2005
Snowmobile Show.  All West Canada and BCSF are hosting the 2nd annual snowmobile show in the Agriplex, Show Barn and Cover All on the Cloverdale fairgrounds.  http://www.snowmobile.ca/mha_internal/article.php?mode=flat&sid=311

November 4 - 6, 2005
WARREN MILLER'S HIGHER GROUND. Willie Vogl and Associates proudly presents sports filmmaker Warren Miller's latest release featuring legendary athletes such as big mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Seth Morrison, Ski-BASE jumping innovator Shane McConkey, and the sport's hot-dogging icon, Glen Plake, as well as up and coming stars like five-year-old phenom Bridger Gile.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.ca) WWW.SKITHEWORLD.COM (HTTP://www.skitheworld.com)

November 4 - 9, 2005
Circle Craft Gallery presents HEARTS FROM MY HANDS.  Circle Craft Gallery, 1-1666 Johnston Street Granville Island.  www.circlecraft.net

November 4, 5, 10,11,12, 18,19, 2005
Heritage Valley, A Christmas Survival Guide.  A heartfelt musical tribute to the holiday season. A series of songs, familiar and not-so-familiar, with some hints on how to survive and even enjoy Christmas!  ?Ho-Ho Hilarious! By far the funniest Christmas revue around! A clever and irresistible bon-bon that serves up the holiday with a mischevious wink! ... The perfect antidote to combat seasonal stress!? -NewYork Press.  The Fraser Valley Fine Arts Centre. All events are by reservation only, call today: 604-864-8888, toll free: 1-866-864-8887, email: events@heritagevalley.com

November 5, 2005
Afro-Latina Productions presents CUBAN MUSIC SPECTACULAR.   "La Charanga" ---as they are known to their fans around the world--- are a 14-piece non-stop dance machine who play the supercharged style of Cuban music known as Timba. Led by visionary music director David Calzado, La Charanga Habanera ---with their street-wise attitude and torrid live performances--- have stayed at the top of the competitive Cuban music scene for over 15 years.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, www.afrolatinaproductions.com

November 5, 2005
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at St. John's Church, Port Moody; 604-936-7762.

November 5, 2005
Christmas Craft Fair at Minoru Seniors Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8450

November 5, 2005
Computer Swap Meets, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Capitol Hill Community Centre, Burnaby;

November 5, 2005
Craft Fair at Renfrew Park Community Centre.  This is our third annual Craft Fair, book your table early, space is limited. FREE Admission; 604-257-8388.

November 5, 2005
Cuong Vu Trio.  Born in Vietnam and raised in Seattle, trumpeter Cuong Vu is definitely one of a new brand of innovative musicians. A distinctive musical voice, Cuong has collaborated with a broad range of artists such as Dave Douglas, Cibo Matto, Gerry Hemingway, Myra Melford, and Bill Frisell. Since settling in New York in the mid '90s, Cuong has been active leading various groups, most notably the Cuong Vu Trio, with Stomu Takeishi bass and Ted Poor drums, who will perform in Vancouver at The Ironworks; 604-872-5200.

November 5, 2005
Diwali Family Day.  Surrey Public Library & Surrey Parks & Recreation present Diwali Family Day on Saturday, November 5th, 1 - 4 pm at the Newton Community Centre with doors opening at 12:30 pm.  The Centre is located at 7120 - 136B Street, near the Wave Pool.  Enjoy this afternoon of Free Family Fun including: music, dance, bhangra for kids, carnival games, Kumba the elephant, Buttercup the clown, face painting, mehndi, rangoli, diva making & other crafts, food & more!

November 5, 2005
Flea Market. Here?s your chance to clean out your cupboards or find yourself a bargain! More than 50 tables of pre-loved items on display to comb through. Note to vendors: Please register in person at Confederation Centre and choose your table (maximum of one table per person plus one table for a friend). Table rental: $15.00. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, November 5. Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Phone: 604-296-70110 or 604-294-1936.

November 5, 2005
From Baghdad to Peace Country.  n 1999, a life-altering journey to Baghdad changed the focus of Deryk Houston's work. The Victoria artist embarked on a unique art project designed to call attention to the situation of the children of Iraq. With footage from his trips to Baghdad and Scotland, the documentary follows the artist and his young son. Deryk composed the largest and most challenging of his works: a permanent mother and child sanctuary located in the Peace River country of north-eastern British Columbia. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Necessary Voices Society.)  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, Alice MacKay Room, 7:30 pm; (604) 331-4044, www.necessaryvoices.org (http://www.vpl.ca)

November 5, 2005
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presents MUSIC WITH MARNIE.  Back by popular demand Music with Marnie will be playing in the H.R. MacMillan Space Centres Planetarium Star Theatre delighting us with new music from her new CD Groovin Through the Neighbourhood.  www.spacecentre.ca, www.musicwithmarnie.com

November 5, 2005
Paleontology Show: Fifty million year old fossils of insects and marine invertebrates from BC rivers and lakes. Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188

November 5, 2005
Top Ranked Wrestling.  At the Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale;  604.556.1964.

November 5, December 3, 2005
Blacksmithing for Beginners.   Over 4 hours, learn about the history of the trade and blacksmith shop safety, proper tool use and forging techniques. Participants will have ample time at the forge under the guidance of an experienced Museum blacksmith and will each produce a dinner triangle with their newly acquired skills. Steel-toed boots must be worn.  Googles, aprons and all materials are aprovided. Instructors: Jeff Chenatte or Lorne Gray, $50.00, 1 session; Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

November 5 - 6, 2005
Best of The West Antique Expo.  Dealers from across Canada will be featured at this 5th annual fall show.  This show presents 70 dealers with a super variety of quality items, such as rare books, figurines, estate jewelry, militaria, vintage fine art, furniture, sculptures, high end art glass, antique tools and much more.  For further information contact the show producers at 1 800 667-0619, or visit their web-site at www.antiqueshowscanada.com

November 5 - 6, 2005
Falling into Fibre, Annual Artisans' Sale presented by Langley Weavers & Spinners Guild.  10am - 4pm. Admission is $2. Hourly draw prizes and silent auction. Hand-crafted items include fibre arts, weaving and spinning, glass, clay, metal, wood, sheepskin. etc.  Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Fort Langley;

November 5 - 6, 2005
 FALLING INTO FIBRE.  The Langley Weavers & Spinners Guild invite you to attend their Annual Artisans' Sale to be held at the Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Fort Langley. Show hours are 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Admission is just $2.00. Hourly draw prizes and silent auction. Hand-crafted items include fibre arts, weaving and spinning, glass, clay, metal, wood, sheepskin etc.

November 5 to December 3, 2005
Metro Theatre presents A BENCH IN THE SUN.  A delightful comedy about two longtime friends who spend their days ona bench in the garden of a retirement home, mainly bickering. A once-famous actress moves in, giving them something new to argue and compete over. www.metrotheatre.org

November 6, 2005
8th Annual Salmon Homecoming Celebration!  Bear Creek Park (King George Hwy & 88 Ave., Surrey).  Come celebrate the return of the salmon at Surrey's Bear Creek Park.  There will be live music, entertainment, games, fun activities, information about pacific salmon and spawning salmon of course!  604-501-5121 or visit www.environment.surrey.ca

November 6, 2005
History of Kitsilano Talk by Jan Pierce.  Jan Pierce, curator for the exhibit Kitsilano 100 years: People and their Places, will give a free talk about the history of Kitsilano and her research connected with the photographs in the exhibit. The exhibit, now on display at the City of Vancouver Archives, features photographs of individuals and groups who have contributed to the Kitsilano neighbourhood we know today.  City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut Street, 2 pm; 604-736-8561.

November 6, 2005
Lest we forget (2pm): Local Veterans share stories of their experiences and their reflections on Canada at war. Richmond Museum, 604-270-1812

November 7, 2005
Anne Brevig and Martin Vennesland present a talk and slide show on their unique around the world adventure in a small sailboat.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia, Alice MacKay Room, 7:30 pm; (604) 331-4044

November 9, 2005
Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades: Talk by Ron Dart. It is 50 years since the East Coast beats (Kerouac & Ginsberg) met the West Coast beats (Rexroth, Snyder & Whalen) at Six Gallery in San Francisco. Thomas Merton corresponded with the East and West Coast Beats before and after the historic Six Gallery reading. Ron Dart will discuss the nature of the relationship between Merton and the Beats. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Thomas Merton Society of Canada.)  7:30 pm, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, Peter Kaye Room. (604) 331-4044.

November 9 - 13, 2005
Circle Craft's Christmas Market, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre; http://www.circlecraft.net

November 9 - 19, 2005
Uncle Randy Productions presents CABARET.  Set in the 1920's at the Kit Kat Club, a Berlin night club. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show.  Centennial Theatre Centre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, 604.984.4484, www.unclerandyproductions.com

November 10, 2005
AN EVENING WITH SHARI ULRICH.  The Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association (CJI) is celebrating 20 years of Restorative Justice with a special fundraising event. You are invited to attend a very special, intimate evening concert with BC's very own Shari Ulrich accompanied by Bill Runge and Julia Graff. Enjoy great music, a delicious buffet dinner, and bid on exceptional silent auction items. All proceeds benefit CJI, a registered charity and non-profit society offering Restorative Justice based programs and services since 1985. To purchase tickets for this event which will be held November 10, 2005, call 604-534-5515 or visit the CJI office Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (101-20678 Eastleigh Crescent). Location: Newlands Golf & Country Club, 21025 48 Avenue, Langley. Tickets: $60 each or $450 for a table of 8.

November 10, 2005
Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic Tour, Canada vs Russia.  Some of the hockey legends taking part are: Steve Shutt, Dale Howerchuck, Lanny McDonald, Bryan Trottier; Pacific Coliseum, 604-280-4444.

November 10 - 13, 2005
Canadian Ski Patrol, Winter Extreme Ski Board Swap.  100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. By participating in the Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap, you are financially supporting the people who are prepared to rescue you and your family when there is a need.  Ag-Rec Building, Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford;

November 10 - 13, 2005
Cornucopia, Whistler's Food & Wine Celebration.  Join us for gourmet dining, wine tastings, food and wine seminars, and special events. Cornucopia showcases the talents and trade secrets of the region's leading chefs and winemakers. Fifty top wineries from California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia and an array of industry experts participate in gala grand tastings, winemaker dinners, food and wine seminars, and a wrap-up gourmet brunch. www.whistlercornucopia.com (http://www.whistlercornucopia.com)

November 10 - 14, 2005
13th Annual Christmas on the Farm.  Location: Dried Flowers by Judy, Yarrow (Chilliwack); 604-823-6274, http://www.driedflowersbyjudy.com

November 10 - 26, 2005
First Impressions Theatre presents DEAR SANTA.  Santa Claus tries to fulfill a childs special Christmas wish while his staff attempts to overcome a supply shortage at the North Pole.  Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver, 604.929.9456, www.firstimpressionstheatre.com

November 10 to December 17, 2005
Annual Christmas Boutique -?Positively Petite? ? Miniature Exhibition & Sale.  Place des Arts? annual Christmas Boutique and Miniature Exhibition offers everyone the chance to browse and purchase hand-crafted treasures made by artisans from across the Lower Mainland.  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam; 604-664-1636.

November 11, 2005
A Conversation with Meredith Monk: Dancing Voice / Singing Body.  Meredith Monk is a legendary composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, musical theatre works, films and installations. A pioneer in interdisciplinary performance work, Monk makes art that thrives at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies and memories for which we have no words. She has alternately been proclaimed as a ?voice of the future? and ?one of America?s coolest composers.? During a career that spans more than thirty-five years, she has been acclaimed by audiences and critics as a major creative force in the performing arts. Presented in partnership with LIVE 2005, Vancouver?s Performance Art Biennial and International Arts Initiatives; 604-662-4717.

November 11, 2005
Kerrisdale Community Centre Concert Series: We are delighted to have the popular duo Bobs & Lolo here to perform music from their new CD, Sea Notes. They will be singing about your favourite ocean creatures, such as jellyfish, belugas and sharks. Bobs & Lolo will be creating instruments and making crafts with participants before the musical performance. Come and join us for some under-water themed fun! $4.00 per person or $15.00 for a family of four. Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard; 604-257-8100.

November 11, 2005
Rememberance Day

November 11, 2005
Remembrance Day Fun Fly at Gary Point Park, Richmond.  British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/

November 11, 2005
SFU Theatre presents 40TH ANNIVERSARY ELECTROACOUSTIC CONCERT.   2005 marks not only the 40th anniversary of SFU, but also of the Electronic Music Studios on campus, which were the third such studios to be founded in Canada. Over the years SFUs reputation in the international music world as an important site for electroacoustic music & soundscape composition continues to grow. To celebrate these years of achievement this multi-channel electroacoustic concert will feature the work of award-winning composers, some who started their careers as SFU students and some who are currently faculty; 604.291.3514

November 11, 2005
Stawa'mus Traditional Veterans Pow-Wow.  An invitation is extended to the general public to witness the rich culture of our First Nations here in the Squamish Valley. Watch the Dancers, from all over Canada and the U.S. compete in various dances and age groups. Enjoy the traditional festival and "Bridge the Gap for All People Alike in the Sea to Sky Corridor and throughout Canada." We ask the community to bring a non- perishable item for Squamish's food bank; (604) 898-4863.

November 11, 2005
The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, The Vancouver Sun, CKNW and CityTV proudly present this annual Remembrance Day concert hosted by Dal Richards and his Orchestra and featuring a nostalgic mix of music, songs, poetry popular during WWI & II performed by Hall of Fame members. Proceeds benefit the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Orpheum Theatre, Tickets 604-280-3311.

November 11, 2005
WE'LL MEET AGAIN: MUSIC AND MEMORIES OF THE WAR YEARS. The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, The Vancouver Sun, CKNW and CityTV proudly present this annual Remembrance Day concert hosted by Dal Richards and his Orchestra and featuring a nostalgic mix of music, songs, poetry popular during WWI & II performed by Hall of Fame members. Proceeds benefit the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.  Orpheum Theatre. Tickets 604-280-3311.

November 11 - 12, 2005
Nickelodeon Theatricals, Clear Channel Entertainment and Jeff Parry Promotions presents Dora the Explorer, the no. 1 preschool show on commercial television. Join Dora, her cousin Diego, Boots the monkey, and the rest of their friends as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Queen Ellizabeth Theatre, Tickets 604-280-3311.

November 11 -13, 2005
Chor Leoni presents CIRCLE OF COMPASSION.  Valour, sorrow, comfort, and compassion all loom large in 2005, which has been designated by the Federal Government as the "Year of the Veteran." This year's Remembrance Day performances feature works from all parts of the world, showing various societies' expressions of grief and loss through music. Come and experience music from as far away as Australia (Sarah Hopkin's amazing Past Life Melodies) and as near as Vancouver (Rupert Lang's beloved Kontakion). Various Venues, 604.280.3311, www.chorleoni.org

November 12, 2005
German Lost Lagoon Lantern Festival.  Procession:  Above Lost Lagoon Nature House.  Festival will take place in the Vancouver Aquarium!  Live music, Magic Show, raffle prices, & more! Refreshments will be sold ? pretzels & hot drinks! 604 728-2465, http://www.dkvsociety.com

November 12, 2005
Model Competition.  Interested in modeling? Register today for Team Fashion's workshop and model competition. Learn new skills and have a chance to win a professional photo session and an invitation to meet with clients, casting directors and international agencies. For registration detail, e-mail teamfashion@rogers.com.

November 12, 2005
Open Vancouver Sacred Sites Tour.  Don?t miss the Open Vancouver Sacred Sites Tour! A one day, self-guided tour of eight of Vancouver?s most interesting spiritual sites. Special events at each site include: Labyrinth walks, organ concerts, iconography discussion and guided tours of stained glass windows. Saturday November 12 10am-4pm. Tickets are $10.00 each or $25.00/family of any size. Order securely online at www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org or by calling 604-264-9642.

November 12, 2005
Skinnydipper Family Nude Swim Night, Renfrew Community Pool, 604-484-7957, http://skinnydipper.ca

November 12 - 13, 2005
West Coast Christmas Pet Fair, Agriplex, Cloverdale; 604.534.2344 or visit www.brookswoodshepherds.com

November 13, 2005
6th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival, Port Coquitlam; 604-941-2176.

November 14, 2005
Vancouver Public Library presents THE WORLD POETRY READING SERIES. VPL - Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

November 16, 2005
Joan Rivers. Classic comedian and rabble-rouser on the Oscars red-carpet.  River Rock Casino, 604-280-4444.

November 16 - 20, 2005
Disney On Ice Presents Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo.  Join the ocean-sized adventure of the curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded yet lovable pal Dory as Disney On Ice immerses you in a vibrant aquatic work in Disney On Ice Presents Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo. Follow alongside Marlin and Dory on a daring search of the big blue. Ride the current with "suer-dude" turtle Crush and make waves with Nemo's new friends -- the Tank Gang -- as they plot an escape from the dentist's aquarium in this whale of a tale full of laughter and fun! For more formation, check out www.disneyonice.com (http://www.disneyonice.com).  Pacific Coliseum.

November 17, 2005
Sustainability and Drinking Water.  Jennie Moore will talk about the GVRD Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI) and the critical role it plays in managing our drinking water. Stan Woods will elaborate on how the SRI has impacted our Drinking Water Management Plan and what that means for Lower Mainland residents.  Lectures will be held in the LSCR Learning Lodge, 604-987-1273.

November 17 - 20, 2005
Christmas Craft Market, Chilliwack Heritage Park; 604-824-9927.

November 17 - 26, 2005
Cap Theatre Series presents CHARLOTTE'S WEB: THE MUSICAL.  Award-winning children's writer Joseph Robinette and Broadway master Charles Strouse create this delightful family musical with whimsical songs like Some Pig and Charlotte's Spinning Song. From the Arables' farm to the county fair, follow Wilber's big dilemma - how can this pig avoid ending up as Sunday dinner? Will Charlotte, the little spider, be able to pull off a miracle to save Wilber? Will Farmer Zuckerman be tricked? This is a story of true friendship, bravery and selfless love tol dby heart-warming and humorous farmyard animals; www.capcollege.bc.ca/theatre

November 17, 2005 to January 15, 2006
Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  Winner of the 1994 Tony Award for Best Musical, the most beautiful love story ever told comes to life on stage. Brilliantly adapted from the Academy Award?winning animated film, this much-loved spectacle will thrill you with its show-stopping musical numbers, astonishing sets, and lavish costumes. Belle, a feisty young woman confined in her small, provincial town, meets the Beast, in reality a young prince whose lack of compassion has trapped him under a spell. Can Belle teach the Beast to love? Can the spell be broken?  Stanley Theatre, (604) 687-1644.

November 17, 2005 to January 3, 2006
19th Annual Festival of Trees.  Every year, the Festival of Trees transforms the lobby of Vancouver's Four Seasons Hotel into a forest of wonderfully decorated trees, to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital. The Festival is open to the public, who are invited to browse through the festive display and cast a ballot for their favourite tree. www.bcchf.ca/getinvolved/events/festivaloftrees

November 18, 2005
Roundhouse Community Centre presents Hip Hop Night/Youth Dance.  Tickets will only be sold at the door - no pre-sale. Join the youth4youth and slam down in a Street Dance with a professional DJ (Spin Doctor Productions). No alcohol/drugs/weapons/violence - bring your High School Student Go-Card or valid picture ID. www.roundhouse.ca

November 18 - 19, 2005
See what folks around the Lower Mainland have spent all year creating! The perfect holiday gift is out there waiting for you! Only new, personally handcrafted items can be sold. Admission to craft fairs is free for buyers. Craft Fair: Friday, 2:00-7:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm. Table registration: Saturday, September 10. Pick up a number at 7:30am, return at 9:00am, and your registration will be processed in numerical order. Table rental: $15.00/table (Friday), $17.00/table (Saturday) (limit two per person). Bonsor Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue. Phone: 604-439-1860.

November 18 - 19, 2005
Tanglebank Country Gardens, An Old Fashioned Christmas.  On Friday the fair will take place from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday the hours will be from 10:00M TO 3:00PM. There will be hot baked potato handwarmers as well as apple cider, hot chocolate and spice cookies. As well come and enjoy the demonstrations on making garlands, and wreaths with fresh greenery and even chocolate making demonstrations. Santa will be here along with a wonderful group of crafters and vendors. And of course on Friday night the garden will be all lit up like a christmas winter fairyland.  Tanglebank Country Gardens, 29985 Downes Road, Abbotsford; For more information call: 604 856-9339 or check their website at: www.tanglebank.perennials.com (http://www.tanglebank.perennials.com)

November 18 - 20, 2005
Eastside Culture Crawl.  Three days, two dozen buildings, almost 200 artists. The annual eastside culture crawl officially began in 1997 with 45 artists in 3 Strathcona area studio buildings and was attended by a few hundred people. By 2002 the event had grown to over 200 artists and was attended by thousands.  The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 3-day November/December event that involves artists who live in Vancouver's Eastside in an area bounded by Main St., 1st Ave., Commercial Drive, and the Waterfront. Painters, jewellers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame... these are just a sampling of the exciting talents featured during this unique chance to meet local artists in their studios; http://www.culturecrawl.bc.ca/

November 18 - 20, 2005
You are invited to come soar with the eagles and participate in the tenth Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. The theme of this year's spectacular event is celebrating the biodiversity of the Fraser Valley.  Every fall, 800 to 1,200 bald eagles return to the Fraser Valley to over-winter. These majestic birds can often be seen perched in tall cottonwood trees, feeding on spawning salmon or soaring overhead.  The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is an educational event that all can enjoy, from children to seniors. The weekend focuses on the lifestyles of the Pacific Salmon and the natural habitat of the Bald Eagle, as Harrison Bay and Harrison Mills provide the third largest population of over-wintering birds in North America. http://www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

November 19, 2005 to January 1, 2006
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum. The whole site is beautifully decorated with lights and period ornaments for the festive season. Footlight Theatre?s seasonal hijinks are sure to please. There are traditional crafts for children, schoolhouse storytime, Christmas baking in the Farmhouse, children?s entertainers, choirs, demonstrations and exhibits. No trip to the museum is complete without a visit with Father Christmas and a ride on the carousel. Regular admission rates apply. November 19-December 14, 12:00noon-5:30pm, December 15-23, 12:00noon-8:00pm, December 24-25 closed, December 26-January 1, 12:00noon-5:30pm. Burnaby Village Musuem, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone: 604-293-6500.

November 19, 2005
A Night for Owls, Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

November 19, 2005
A night for owls: A live presentation from O.W.L. followed by an outdoor search for resident owls. Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188

November 19, 2005
Annual Equestrian Christmas Market & Carnival.  100 booths of unique items crafted by the best in BC. Artists, artisans and crafters along with a great selection of kid's carnival booths provide entertainment for all ages. Child Care available!  Langley Banquet Center;

November 19, 2005
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents AFRICAN GUITAR SUMMIT.  A star-studded collective uniting the finest guitarists of African origin in Canada today - the 2005 Juno Award-winning African Guitar Summit comes to the Chan Centre. The compelling grooves of Guinean guitarist and singer Alpha YaYa Diallo, elder Ghanaian guitar-master, Pa Joe, and the bluesy guitar of Burundi/Rwanda's Mighty Popo, lead top-notch band of Canada's finest African-Canadian players. "The Summit" wowed crowds at Live 8; this is your chance to catch them as they create musical magic in Vancouver!  Chan Centre for the Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC; www.chancentre.com

November 19, 2005
Eagle Watch Training .  Dress warm for outdoors and bring a lunch. Learn more about the Bald Eagles of Brackendale for personal interest or as a volunteer with the Eagle Watch group. No experience necessary.  West Coast Railway Heritage Park, morning session will be 8:45 am - 12 and at Eagle Run Dyke & North Vancouver Outdoor School in the afternoon; 604-892-0343 for more information.

November 19, 2005
Kids Swap Meet.  Shannon Hall & McKay Building, Cloverdale; 604.588.9919.

November 19, 2005
Spectacular Saturday Night.  DMT Entertainment and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia invites you to join a full entertainment night with INDONESIAN IDOL 2004! Get a taste of Indonesian Culture! Croatian Cultural Center, (778) 858-0187, www.DMTentertainment.com.

November 19, 2005
The Winter Wonderland Market. Haney Farmers Market Society invites all vendors to our winter fund-raising event in Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street. The cost is $20.00 per space (10? x 10?) pre-paid. This is an outdoor market so you will need to bring your own supplies (For list of supplies please phone Marilyn at 604-467-3912) also bring warm clothes and a bright smile! Anyone is welcome to attend the wonderful Winter Wonderland Market!

November 20, 2005
21st Century Flea Market.From shabby chic to 50's kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia to vintage kitchenalia, 175 tables of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque!  Croatian Cultural Centre, 604-980-3159.

November 20, 2005
7th Annual Family Series at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.  Motus O presents Petrouchka. In this magical world, created by Igor Stravinsky, there lives the Wizard and his three marionettes: the Strongman, the Ballerina and the unlikely hero Petrouchka. Petrouchka is in love with the Ballerina but his clumsy attempts to impress her takes him on an outrageous adventure. Join Petrouchka as he outwits the Strongman, tames a bear, dances with a feather, juggles bowling balls, goes fishing and avoids the anger of the Wizard and then in a spectacular finale saves the Ballerina's life.  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, 604-927-6555, http://www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca

November 20, 2005
Leopoldville/Clayoquot: Death of Christmas Eve.  On December 24, 1944, two U-boats in the Atlantic are still at work late on Christmas Eve. Off the coast of France one sinks the American troop ship, Leopoldville, sending over 800 GI?s to their grave. The other, in an effort to close the convoy ports of North America, sinks Clayoquot, four miles off the shore of North America. Join The Sea Hunters as they dive the depths and tell the story of what happened and what didn?t happen on Christmas Eve, 1944.  Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue, 604 257-8300, http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/

November 20, 2005
Miss Canada Teen Global.  Vancouver, Lower Mainland, BC ? Once again hosted by Global TV?s Steve Darling and awarding $30 000 in scholarship prizes, this years show contestants hope to outdo the $9000 raised last year for the BC?s Children Hospital. Downtown Vancouver will host the third annual Miss Canada Teen Global charity competition at the chateau Granville and the Century Plaza Hotel, from November 16-19, 2004. The pageant show is put on by Upstage This! Bell Performing Arts Centre, 604-315-4433,  www.misscanadateenglobal.ca

November 20, 2005
Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver.  The Second Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade takes to the streets on Sunday, November 20th at 10:30 a.m. Produced by Rogers Video, Rogers Wireless and Rogers Broadcasting, the 2005 Rogers Santa Claus Parade will make its way along a new downtown route that is twice as long as last year's. The parade will run east along Georgia Street from Broughton, then south along Howe Street to Burnaby. You are invited to participate in the world's largest sing-along when Vancouver welcomes Santa back to town. Remember to bring toys and food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and help share the Spirit of Giving.  More info at http://www.rogersvideo.ca/promo/features/parade2005.html

November 20, 2005
Sports Card Shows , Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby; 604-945-9345.

November 21, 2005
AT HOME ALONE!  For youth 10 years and up who will be spending time home alone before or after school due to your work schedules. This workshop is designed to prepare children to look after themselves during these times. Important skills are learned through interactive lessons and role play that help make both you and your child more confident when they are at home alone. Taught by authorized Kid Proof Canada Instructor - Bobbi Symes; 604-927-7970

November 23, 2005
Jane Siberry with opening guest Leslie Alexander.  We're thrilled to present an intimate night of music with Canadian chanteuse and 5x Juno-nominated vocalist,musician and composer Jane Siberry. She has a unique artistic personality that makes itself heard across all the many genres in which she has worked. Whether cast in a mold of pop, jazz, dance music, or semi-classical ambient soundscape, Siberry's songs convey an ethereal lyricism that's all her own, with vocal and choral harmonies providing a rich palette of sounds and moods.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

November 24, 2005
CSÁRDÁS - The Tango of the East. Over 200 years ago, in the mysterious villages of Transylvania, the rocky Carpathian Mountains and the rolling plains of Hungary, a thrilling new dance fashion called the 'CSÁRDÁS' was blossoming. Its fiery passion inspired a cultural genesis that would enter the hearts of Hungarians and Slovaks and their neighbors - Romanians, Poles, Croatians - and radically change the way the world danced.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

November 25, 2005
Buy Nothing Day.  Abstaining from consumerism one day a year, a tiny step we can all take toward changing our culture. Conceived by Vancouver's own Adbusters. First Friday after American Thanksgiving each year (the busiest shopping day in the States). See more at http://www.adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/

November 25 - 27, 2005
Elsie Murray Canine Centre Society Dog Show.  Agriplex and Show Barn, Cloverdale; 604-530-1389,

November 26 - 27, 2005
Roundhouse Community Centre presents URBAN ARTISANS JURIED CRAFT FAIR.  This year, turn your holiday shopping into an exploration and discovery of the finest work that local artists and craftspeople have to offer! Shop for the holidays while enjoying the ambiance of Vancouvers oldest heritage building. Admission to this event is FREE; 604.713.1800, www.roundhouse.ca

November 26, 2005 to January 1, 2006
Enchanted Garden Drive-Through Christmas Light Show, Minter Country Garden Centre, Chilliwack; 604-792-3799, http://www.mintergardens.com

November 26, 2005
3rd Annual Burnaby Edmonds Santa Claus Parade. Join in the fun along Edmonds Street from Canada Way to Linden Avenue. Saturday, 10:00am, November 26. Phone 604-525-1671 to enter the parade.

November 26, 2005
Basil and Thyme Jazz Society presents SWEET BASIL JAZZ.  St. Andrew's Wesley Church, 1012 Nelson Street, Vancouver; www.foodbank.bc.ca

November 26, 2005
Christmas Craft Fair. See what folks around the Lower Mainland have spent all year creating! The perfect holiday gift is out there waiting for you! Only new, personally handcrafted items can be sold. Admission to craft fairs is free for buyers. Craft Fair: Saturday, 10:00am-3:30pm. Table rental: $10.00/per table & up (limit two per person). Cameron Complex, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby. Phone: 604-421-5225.

November 26, 2005
City of Port Moody, Christmas Craft Fair.  A fabulous variety of handmade crafts with over 70 tables to choose from. Free Admission, Concession available. Tables sold out.  Social Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Road; 604-469-4556.

November 26, 2005
Comic & Toy Shows, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Capitol Hill Community Centre, Burnaby;  (604) 521-6304.

November 26, 2005
Craft Fair at the Steveston Community Centre, 604-718-8080.

November 26, 2005
Harry Jerome Christmas Craft Fair, Mickey McDougall recCentre - 200 block East 23rd St. North Vancouver, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 125+ Crafters & Artisans, Concession, Prizes and more! $1 Admission. Crafters & Artisans: Please Call 604-987-PLAY (7529) for more details and to reserve a table today!

November 26, 2005
North Shore Celtic Ensemble.  The Ensemble performs lively orchestral music in a celebration of youth. Featuring the Celtic Children's Choir and dance. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

November 26, 2005
Richmond Temples of Faith trip (10:15am-4:15pm): Experience the rich diversity of cultural traditions in Richmond on this tour of places of worship. Richmond Museum, 604-231-6460

November 26, 2005
St Judes Christmas Craft Fair, 2953 East 15th Ave, Vancouver; quijano_2@yahoo.com

November 26, to December 1, 2005
21st Annual Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival.  The Jewish Book Festival is an opportunity for the general public to attend an incredible range of literary programs. Over the years, the book fair has transformed into a writers? festival with a reputation for its innovative and eclectic programming.  All performances and presentations will be held at the Jewish Community Centre at 950 West 41st Avenue. The opening and closing nights will be held in the Norman Rothstein Theatre at the JCC.  604 736 4939, www.jccgv.com

November 26 to December 24, 2005
The Playhouse Theatre Company presents the sexy and sophisticated, A Little Night Music, a musical based on the book by Hugh Wheeler and suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman, about three mismatched couples who waltz through a weekend in the country in search of their perfect partners, featuring music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim. A tribute to the foibles of love, Sondheim?s most cherished musical romance weds unforgettable songs with a penetratingly witty script told through a cast of 15 actors accompanied by live musicians. For dates and times check with the Playhouse Theatre Company at 604-873-3311.

November 27, 2005
Grey Cup Vancouver 2005, B.C. Place Stadium.  The Province of British Columbia will welcome the 93rd Grey Cup, Canada's largest annual professional sporting event, on November 27, 2005. The Grey Cup Festival will celebrate the City of Vancouver and the spirit of Canadian football and will include numerous events for people of all ages. The Grey Cup game will kick-off at 3:00 PM on Sunday. More info at http://www.2005greycup.com/

November 27, 2005
Petrouchka (Motus O Dance).  In this magical world there lives the Wizard and his three marionettes ? the handsome but cruel Strongman, the beautiful Ballerina and Petrouchka, small, awkward and the unlikely hero of this tale. Petrouchka is in love with the Ballerina and his clumsy attempts to impress begin an outrageous adventure that unfolds with no end of calamity. Ivor Stravinsky?s original score completes this high-energy, enchanting and provocative tale.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

November 27, 2005 to January 2, 2006
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village.  Come and experience a traditional Christmas. Our beautiful village is decorated with lights and traditional ornaments. Have a visit with Father Christmas. Take in a vaudeville melodrama by the Footlight Theatre Company and enjoy the performances of storyteller Jack Winter. Be sure to sample Christmas baking in the farmhouse. As well, daily children's entertainers, choirs, and exhibits are featured in this step back in time. Burnaby Village Museum, (604) 294-7201 or www.burnabyparksrec.org (http://www.burnabyparksrec.org)

Ongoing until November 5, 2005
SFU Theatre presents UNCLE VANYA.  One of Anton Chekhov's most emotionally expressive works, Uncle Vanya is a psychologically complex play underscored with delightfully subversive humour. Considered a masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives, this thought-provoking piece probes the inner life of several characters locked in a kind of self-imposed stasis on a Russian country estate during the last days of the 19th century; 604.291.3514, www.sfu.ca/sca

Ongoing to November 9, 2005
Megakins Productions presents ALLEY CATS.  Alley Cats begins with Hilda Heckarott (Lea DeLaria) in the gambling lair of "Big Kitty". Hilda owes "Big Kitty" $50,000. and she's told to pay up or else. Hilda leaves and "Big Kitty" calls in Lee who she orders to collect the debt. Lee heads over to the alley behind Hilda's caf called "Bettykins". Lee first meets Eunice and Estelle and mistakes them for Hilda and her waitress, Betty. Eunice and Estelle run a cat ministry from the alley and get quite excited when they incorrectly believe that Big Kitty is their new cat food sponsor.  Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver, http://www.alleycats.ca

Ongoing to November 12, 2005
Arts Club Theatre Company  presents Mom's the Word. After 10 years of international success, the creators of Moms the Word are back. Older and wider, this time they bring their tales of torment and teenagers! The Moms tackle trickier tests and raging hormones with intense humour, bringing everyone back into the fray of the worlds oldest unpaid profession.  Arts Club Granville Island Stage, http://www.artsclub.com

October 6 to November 12, 2005
Mom?s the Word 2: Unhinged.  After 10 years of international success, the creators of Mom?s the Word are back. Older and wider, this time they bring their tales of torment and teenagers! The Moms tackle trickier tests and raging hormones with intense humour, bringing everyone back into the fray of the world?s oldest unpaid profession. And don?t worry if you haven?t seen the first Mom?s the Word-or if you aren?t a mom. You?ll still find that you only relate to EVERYTHING!  Granville Island Stage, (604) 687-1644.

Ongoing to November 12, 2005
Pacific Theatre presents THE ELEPHANT MAN.  1884. John Merrick is rescued from the brutalities of a London freak show. As this gentle monstrosity becomes the toast of Victorian society, his ambitious saviours are confronted with the deformities of their own souls. A searching classic of the contemporary stage.  Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver; http://www.pacifictheatre.org/season0506.html

Ongoing to November 18, 2005
Bridges, Ranjan Sen.  Ranjan Sen was born in West Bengal, India, in 1941. He has studied at the Universities of New Delhi, Manitoba, and Pennsylvania State, and has received many awards, scholarships and gold medals. He has illustrated great works of Eastern and Western literature such as Easop?s Fables, The Hymn of Creation (Rg Veda), the Rubayat of Omar Khayyam, Dante?s Divine Comedy, The Song of Song and the Gita Govinda. For the last thirty years he has made his home in Vancouver, where his series of paintings of the Lotus was chosen to adorn the new Hall of a Hundred Rivers at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for its gala opening in June 2004. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

Ongoing until November 20, 2005
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presents JEFF WAYNE'S THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, www.thewaroftheworlds.ca

Ongoing until November 30, 2005
The Manchu Era.  This exhibition examines various aspects of art produced during Manchu rule, showing Manchu influence, as well as the continuance of Chinese art style. The exhibition will largely be divided into four parts: costumes, ceramics, painting, and calligraphy scrolls; and miscellaneous art such as jade, ivory, amber, bamboo carving, cloisonne, and bronze artifacts. Today, the porcelain of the Qing dynasty is held in high esteem throughout the world, and to some experts they are considered the most splendid ceramics ever crafted by mankind. Highlights of the exhibition include a huge two wheel horse cart of the 18th century, recently donated by Joey and Toby Tanenbaum; two large Imperial kesi (cut silk) tapestries; early unpublished Chinese paintings of European ships coming to China; large blue and white porcelain chargers, and a large painting of the Summer Palace c. 1890 donated by T. Rankin.  Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, 604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing until December 16, 2005
Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre: 11:00 Mystery of the Nile, 12:00 Vikings, 1:00 Cosmic Voyage, 2:00 Vikings, 3:00 Mystery of the Nile, 4:00 Vikings, 5:00 Cosmic Voyage (Sat/Sun/holidays), 7:30 Sunday Evening Double Feature: Mystery of the Nile & Vikings; Science World, 604-443-7443, http://www.scienceworld.bc.ca

Ongoing until December 18, 2005
Surrey Art Gallery presents SURREY SCENES.   How do artists see Surrey? This selection of photographs, sculptures, paintings and prints express a range of experiences of Surrey. For example, Bill Rennie recalls the house and yard where he grew up in Newton, in a miniature ceramic landscape. Stella Weinert's photographs document Surrey teens in places they prefer to hang out. Scott Massey's photograph, shot with long exposures at night, captures a landscape just prior to suburban development.  www.arts.surrey.ca

Ongoing to December 31, 2005
Museum of Anthropology presents DEMPSEY BOB.  Consisting of 14 panels of text and photographs, this exhibit also features three of this world-renowned Tahltan artists most recent bronze sculptures; http://www.moa.ubc.ca

Ongoing to January 2, 2006
CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: Accumulations, Archives, Artists.  In a world characterized by an abundance of information that circulates rapidly through a complex set of networks, the processes of assembling and ordering materials hold a distinctive resonance as the basis for artistic activity. This exhibition examines some of the ways in which artists employ, transform or challenge the processes of ordering and classifying through which conceptions of the world, and our individual positions in it, are deeply embedded. Classified Materials spans two floors of the Gallery and combines an extensive selection of works from the collection with contributions by more than 45 internationally regarded contemporary artists from Vancouver, Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4700.

Ongoing to January 15, 2006
Protean Picasso: Drawings and Prints from the National Gallery of Canada. Picasso's monumental fame will be forever linked to his development of the abstract style that came to be known as Cubism. As a constant innovator, Picasso worked in numerous artistic styles of his own invention, resulting in the creation of many iconic masterpieces that were made famous for their break with aesthetic traditions. This fall, the Vancouver Art Gallery will launch a remarkable Picasso project that brings together the full scope of the artist's career through examples of his drawings, prints and paintings. For the project, the Vancouver Art Gallery will jointly present Protean Picasso: Prints and Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada and Selected Paintings from International Collections, a rare grouping of eleven Picasso paintings, which have been loaned to the Gallery from a number of international collections.  Vancouver Art Gallery - 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, 604-662-4700.

Ongoing until June, 2006
Jericho Hill Community Drum Circle, lead by Lyle Povah - 8th Year! An intergenerational, multicultural and weekly rhythmical celebration, all ages and stages welcome, first-time-beginner-friendly, wheelchair accessible, drums and instruments provided. Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 West 4th Avenue, Sundays drop-in (September-June), 3-5 p.m. Adults $5, 4-18 years and seniors $3, under 4 years free. Info 604 736-6487 or lyle_povah@codacom.com

Ongoing
Family Fun at the UBC Museum of Anthropology: Poles of the Northwest Coast.  This program is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm. MOA welcomes families and individuals interested in learning more about NWC First Nations cultures. This new program is free with admission to the Museum. Family admission of $25 includes two adults and up to four children. The program lasts 90 minutes and is suitable for children 6-12 years. For more information visit: http://moa.ubc.ca/programs/index.php

Ongoing
MOMS WANTED! Ever feel under-appreciated? Does someone you know think they have a better idea of how to raise your own children? How would you like to put them to the test? Put that know-it-all family member or special friend in your shoes while you enjoy a weekend getaway! Paperny Films is looking for moms (or dads) with multiple children to star in "Crash Test Mommy", an insightful and entertaining television series for Life Network on the realities of parenting. If you know a mum (or dad) who really deserves a break and who has something to prove, call 604 228 1960 or e-mail us at mum@papernyfilms.com for more information.

Ongoing
You Say You Want A Revolution.  Groove on Vancouver as the hippie capital of Canada. Visit the hippies? communal house, try on some macrame finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s. Look for your mom or dad, or yourself, in swinging footage of the Stanley Park Be-In and the Retinal Circus nightclub. Follow the action as Vancouverites ?both hippie and straight - fought the freeway and saved their neighbourhoods.  Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, 604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Imprentice. The Imprentice isnt about Money, Money, Money, Money its about Funny, Funny, Funny, Funny when an all-powerful host, with impossibly bad hair, runs a competition where a group of improvisers must employ all their formal training, their street-smarts, their improv-chutzpah in this ultimate boardroom battle. Who will hear those dreaded words Youre fired! and which one will be hired to be the Improv Apprentice. It is a 100% non-scripted show that relies on audience suggestions to move the show to its final conclusion. New Revue Stage,  www.vtsl.com
 







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