Here’s looking at the VSO play Casablanca

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Casablanca — The Film with Live Orchestra

“The most famous Hollywood movie of all time” gets the orchestral treatment with the VSO performing Max Steiner’s fantastic score live while the movie plays on the big screen above. Watch Bogart and Bergman in their doomed love tale deliver some of the most iconic movie quotes of all time.

When: Nov. 1 to 2, 8 p.m.

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Where: Orpheum, 884 Granville St.

Parade of Lost Souls

So what if Halloween is on a Thursday night this year? That doesn’t stop the fun, thanks to the annual Parade of Lost Souls, which will wind its way down a top-secret route (revealed at midnight the night before) with costumed merriment for all. This year’s parade is marine-themed, so be ready to float through the city into the night.

When: Nov. 2, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Location to be revealed the night before


Enjoy 25 interactive light installations at four locations that will sparkle and shine in the night sky, including some that will remain in place the rest of the season. Public Disco will hold a free outdoor dance party each night, and a trolley will transport attendees of this free community event from site to site.

When: Nov. 1 to 3, 5 to 10 p.m.

Where: English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, Lot 19, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery)


Back for a second, and expanded, installation two years after its inaugural event, Vancouver’s coffee festival Beanstock will be brewing up some seriously caffeinated fun. The event will be full of everything a coffee lover would need, from unlimited coffee tastings to bean samples for home brewing, swag and equipment for sale, live music and craft beer and food.

When: Nov. 2 to 3, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St.

Swine Out Vancouver

Get ready to go whole hog at the second annual Swine Out Vancouver — an event that pairs artisan-made charcuterie with local craft beers, featuring a lineup of local and visiting chefs.

When: Nov. 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.




















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