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Dracula: The Panto is geared towards the faint of heart because it's not scary - it's funny. "You're going to walk out of there laughing your head off," said producer Liz Gruber.

AT THE MOVIES: SpongeBob's fans will be satisfied

Is nautical nonsense something you wish? Here you go Children under 15, their parents and assorted hipsters of all ages will be very familiar to this man of the sponge. For all others here's a quick rundown.

Christmas carols, cheer and tales at BAG

Christmas spirit is spreading through the wooden walls of the Brackendale Art Gallery on Monday (Nov. 29).

Crazy Canucks and climbs

Mastering the Stawamus Chief is the challenge in one of the films at the Whistler Film Festival. A film called Vertically Challenged will be screened at the festival. It's about a quadriplegic man named Brad Zdanivsky.

AT THE MOVIES: After the Sunset entertaining but not illuminating

Although After the Sunset has a lot of good elements going for it, the audience is still left in the dark about the motivations behind the characters.

American Beauty beautifully coloured

A little bit of over-the-top humour and tacky costumes can go a long way and the students performing American Beauty at the Eagle Eye Theatre this week used both. The costumes were pulled out of the worst of the 80s.

The hills are alive

The Sea to Sky Hotel is alive with the sound of frantic last-minute rehearsal. But the end result will be one of the biggest dramatic undertakings in Squamish history.

AT THE MOVIES: Incredibly fun

The Incredibles is an incredible feat of creativity. The movie follows in the Pixar tradition of A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo, using computer animation to create a convincing, but not quite real world.

AT THE MOVIES: Ray is solid gold

It's far easier to trash a film then to praise it. With Ray there's no easy way out: - it's all gold. The curtain opens and we're in 1951, Ray's 21 and heading for Seattle to play a lounge club.

One Canada, two concerts

The Festival of Canadian Arts, featuring local performers and Canadian content, returns for the 12th year with two very different events. Presented by Howe Sound Performing Arts Association, Youth in Performance opens the Festival on Thursday, Nov.
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