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Pub­lic Salon

En­joy a fast-paced evening of en­ter­tain­ment, in­spi­ra­tion, and ed­u­ca­tion as eight peo­ple share their thoughts and pas­sion with the au­di­ence • Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. • $18.99/$30, tick­et­stonight.ca

SFU Philoso­phers’ Cafés

Why is a sense of be­long­ing so fun­da­men­tal? Feb. 8, 7 p.m., VPL Joe Fortes Branch • Do re­li­gion and the church still have roles to play in Western mu­sic? Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m., VPL Oakridge Branch • Sa­cred and pro­fane: op­po­sites in your every­day ex­pe­ri­ence. Feb. 9, 5 p.m., VPL Carnegie Branch • Where would you live any­where in the world? Feb. 10, 3 p.m., VPL Hast­ings Branch • Free, vpl.ca/events

Mu­sic Talks with Neil Ritchie

The hu­man voice is the most per­sonal and emo­tive in­stru­ment in mu­sic. Join long time CBC pro­ducer Neil Ritchie as he cel­e­brates the unique styles of dif­fer­ent vo­cal su­per­stars in­clud­ing Yves Mon­tand, Dolly Par­ton, Fred­die Mer­cury and Mar­i­lyn Horne. • Fe­bru­ary 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • West Van­cou­ver Me­mo­rial Li­brary, free, west­van­li­brary.ca

Nec­es­sary Jour­neys: Be­ing Cari­bou to Bring­ing Back Buf­falo

Join award-win­ning au­thor and wildlife bi­ol­o­gist Karsten Heuer as he re­counts his 3,000-km-long trek fol­low­ing an en­dan­gered cari­bou herd across the Arc­tic and ex­plains how the ex­pe­ri­ence led to his lat­est en­deav­our: bring­ing buf­falo back to Banff Na­tional Park. Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided, and par­tic­i­pants are el­i­gi­ble for a door prize.• BCIT, Town Square A, SE02, 3700 Willing­don Ave., Burn­aby • Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. • $12/$15, ser-at-bcit.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com/

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