November 17, 2015 Skeptics in the Pub Downtown

Join us on Tuesday, November 17 at 7pm for another evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation in the Railway Club‘s back bar. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends. As always, if you arrive late and they’re collecting a cover charge at the door, just tell them you’re with the skeptics’ group to get in for free.

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Upcoming events:

Thu. Nov. 14
  • Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine
    Thu. Nov. 14, 7:00pm at Science World

    Join us on Thursday, November 14 at Science World at TELUS World of Science for the inaugural Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine. Mingle with winemakers, viticulturists and chefs as you taste a number of hard-to-find, award-winning wines from five Iconic Wineries. Enjoy the ambiance of a sparkling wine lounge. Sample wine pairings with culinary delights prepared by the Okanagan’s finest chefs. Participate in fun, hands-on activities developed by the Science World team along with winemakers and viticulturists as we uncork the science behind the incredible wines we all enjoy.

    Your admission to Uncorked includes tastings of a wide variety of hard-to-find, award-winning wines from five Iconic Wineries and a sparkling wine lounge. You’ll also enjoy food stations for wine pairings, featuring culinary delights from the chefs of Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate and Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery. Wine plus science-focused, hands-on experiences, demonstrations, programming and a silent auction will ensure this is an unforgettable evening.


    Uncorked is presented by Iconic Wineries of British Columbia in partnership with Science World. Uncorked will support Science World's On The Road program, which last year brought live science performances to 41,500 students who might not otherwise have had a chance to visit Science World at TELUS World of Science.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/741101009671673/


  • Qwalena: The Wild Woman That Steals Children
    Thu. Nov. 14, 7:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Join us as Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly (3 Crows Productions) brings the scary story of “Qwalena: The Wild Woman That Steals Children” to life in the planetarium star theatre.

    In this unique theatrical performance Yellowfly blends Oral Tradition, multimedia and a bit of humour to explore the intergenerational impact of Indian residential schools, and to create a better understanding of the Indian Act.

    Dallas Yellowfly is a member of the Siksika First Nation, who was born and raised on Sto:lo territory practicing coastal cultures. After completing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology, he pursued both stand up comedy and music professionally. Dallas blends his experience in stand up comedy, music, and film making to create engaging multimedia storytelling performances.

    Recommended for ages 13+. This performance contains some coarse language and mature subject matter.

    Tickets available online through Eventbrite until 12:00pm on November 14th.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2289671811160380/


Sat. Nov. 16
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Nov. 16, 11:00am at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada

    Join us on the third Saturday of the month for brunch at the back of the nerdtastic Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W. Broadway, a block and a half west of Granville. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Nov. 19
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Nov. 19, 7:00pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant & Sports Bar, 433 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2, Canada

    Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for an evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation in Yagger's back room, at 433 W. Pender St. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Thu. Nov. 21
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Nov. 21, 7:00pm at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre, 9666 King George Blvd A1, Surrey, BC V3T 2V4, Canada

    Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm for drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere with Surrey/Langley area science enthusiasts who value critical thinking and skepticism. It's a great place to meet local skeptics, make new friends, and get involved and informed about new events and activities. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


  • Science World After Dark
    Thu. Nov. 21, 7:00pm at Science World

    Hypothesis: There must be a night out for adults that is a little bit out of the ordinary.

    Experiment: Bring your friends to a Science World After Dark evening.

    Methodology:

    • Explore Cats & Dogs, our feature exhibition
    • Watch Superpower Dogs on the world’s largest dome OMNIMAX® screen
    • Explore six permanent galleries
    • Wet your whistle with a cold beer or glass of wine
    • Grab your favourite childhood dinner in Triple O’s
    • Experience exciting live science shows at Centre Stage

    Peer-Reviewed Analysis of Data: “Loved every minute!” – Science World After Dark guest

    Results: It’s not rocket science—close to transit and close to downtown, join us for Science World After Dark and make your evening iconic!

    Add an OMNIMAX film to the equation!

    Enhance your evening by upgrading to an ultimate combo ticket that includes the film Superpower Dogs. Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs. You'll discover the astonishing science behind their amazing abilities, and never look at your best friend the same way again! Narrated by Chris Evans. Showtime: 6pm.

    Early bird pricing available until November 11.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2804443793175350/


Tue. Nov. 26
  • November Café Sci with Koby Michaels on Science Communication
    Tue. Nov. 26, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    Dear Café Scientifiquers,

    Our next café will happen on Tuesday, November 26th at 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger's Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Koby Michaels.

    Building a Better World Through Science Communication

    Science communication is in the spotlight in recent years as science realizes the power of well-communicated science. As science-focused issues like climate change become more central to everyday life, science communication is an increasingly important field of practice and study.

    But science communication is still finding its footing in the modern world and has big questions to answer. What is the best way of communicating science? What's the role of science communication in solving pressing global issues? Can science stories change attitudes and correct misconceptions?

    Join Koby as he screens recent work. Learn the basic principles of science communication, explore a case study of science communication done right (and wrong), and try your hand at communicating science.

    Koby Michaels is a science communicator, educator, and filmmaker. Despite his best efforts to become a scientist, The Ubyssey hooked Koby on storytelling, where he founded its science section. Koby has travelled across Canada and the Arctic, filming and editing stories about science, education, and Indigeneity for Canada's leading STEM outreach organization, Actua. Koby teaches science communication to scientists and students through SciCATS, a Vancouver-based science communication collective. Koby has worked with WBUR, NPR, UBC, and the University of Alberta.

    You can find Koby on Twitter and Instagram @kobymichaels, and at his website, kobymichaels.com

    We hope to see you there!

    • Your Café Sci Vancouver Organizers

    @cafescivan blogs.ubc.ca/cafesci/ facebook.com/groups/cafescivan/ cafesci.vancouver@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1003547476659542/


Thu. Nov. 28
  • Cosmic Nights: Dark Energy
    Thu. Nov. 28, 6:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Grab a friend and join us for Cosmic Nights – Dark Energy. Explore the mysteries of the dark energy that is said to permeate all of space and accelerate the expansion of the universe. Learn more about current missions and hot topics in astronomy and space exploration in this fun evening of science and socializing. We’ll have a custom planetarium show and guest lecturer, drinks, science demonstrations and trivia at this 19+ event.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1631984920272360/


Wed. Dec. 4
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Dec. 4, 6:00pm at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada

    Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse. The nerd trivia contest starts at 7pm and is put on by Storm Crow Alehouse and hosts Eric Fell and Mister Nickel. A few Vancouver Skeptics will arrive early to get a table and form a team, and then we'll combine our wits to compete against the other teams. All skill levels welcome. If you can, please arrive early to help us get a big table for our group.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Dec. 10
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Dec. 10, 6:00pm at Queens Cross Pub, 2989 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7N 3J3, Canada

    Join us in North Vancouver on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm for another evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation at Queen's Cross Pub. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.