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Third Realm

Date: September 4 to November 8
Venue: Polygon Gallery
thepolygon.ca

Get your fix of the cool, the creepy and the complex at this eclectic exhibition of contemporary art from Asia. Third Realm covers a vital period of artistic production from 2006 to 2013, and has film, photography and installation—including work from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose improvised fine art videos provide a unique look into everyday Thai society.

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Bard on the Beach Wine Wednesdays

Date: September 2 and October 7
Venue: Online
bardonthebeach.org

The show can’t go on, but the wine can. Bard on the Beach artistic director Christopher Gaze and Vancouver International Wine Festival executive director Harry Hertscheg are hosting monthly virtual tastings with optional charcuterie plates (delivered to you when you order in advance). Huzzah!

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Date: October 22 to 25
Venue: Online
thecultch.com

In these times, solo shows are the way to go, and Veda Hille has perfected the one-woman production. The East Van pianist will be streaming her musical memoir (think autobiography plus Bach) live from the Cultch this fall.

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Vancouver Writers Fest

Date: October 19 to 25
Venue: Online
writersfest.bc.ca

It’s the classic fest, rewritten: over 65 authors will virtually share their conversations, interviews and collabs, with a select few being filmed in advance in front of a small, physically distanced audience. Read up on the festival’s official list, featuring local authors like Billy-Ray Belcourt, Cicely Belle Blain and Ian Williams.

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Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Date: November 5 to 8
Venue: Online
vaff.org

Lights, camera, distanced action. Canada’s longest-running Asian film festival has a fitting theme this year: “What’s Your 20?” It’s film-speak for where are you, and it’s an idea worth exploring in a time when locations are more than loaded with meaning (for example, “two metres away”).