Chim Chim Cheree – Mary Poppins is back at the Stanley!

mary-poppins-128 The family-feel-good Broadway musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film returns to the Arts Club’s Stanley Theatre. Continue reading:
Chim Chim Cheree – Mary Poppins is back at the Stanley!

Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

There’s an unspoken collective agreement that December is the time where you get to gorge yourself on as much as you want, which makes it an especially wonderful time to share great food and beverages among all the people you like best. The diversity of the ingredients and of the people in our corner of the world makes shopping anything but local totally unnecessary – so while you’re thinking of treats and decadent dinners, why not have all that blissful gluttony also support creative locals who are super passionate about feeding it?

WestCoastFood.ca reaches across the Lower Mainland from Metro Vancouver to The Fraser Valley to tell food stories about the ingredients, the place, and of course, the growers, makers, and business owners that make it all thrive together. You can find pretty much anything you’re craving made right here.

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Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

Vancouver Screen Scene: The Mountain Between Us, Imposters, Dead Shack, and more

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Idris Elba might be dining at a Vancouver restaurant table near you.

Vancouver is one of those place that when you’re out on the town in this city, you never know who you might run into—or who might be enjoying a meal at a neighbouring table.

After all, they don’t call this city Hollywood North for nothing.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: The Mountain Between Us, Imposters, Dead Shack, and more

What Colour is Your Umbrella? – Vancouver’s Rainy Days

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Photo: Rob Weiss

Last weekend, attempting an early start on my Christmas shopping, I visited Vancouver’s downtown core for a day of commerce and exploration.  Braving the elements, I ventured along the busy city streets in search of whimsical trinkets and treasures. Worn-out after hours of pounding the pavement, I decided to enjoy a well-timed, and well-earned coffee break in one of Vancouver’s welcoming corner cafes.  Savouring my drink, enjoying the warmth and ambiance and biding my time, I began to people watch.

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What Colour is Your Umbrella? – Vancouver’s Rainy Days

Vancouver-made docudrama about Canada’s forgotten Evel Knievel opens today

Aim for the Roses is a 2016 docudrama that tells the story of Canadian stuntman Ken Carter.

Aim for the Roses is a 2016 docudrama that tells the story of Canadian stuntman Ken Carter.

A new Vancouver-made documentary about an obscure but ambitious Canadian stuntman begins its Vancouver theatrical run today, Dec. 2, at Vancity Theatre.

Aim for the Roses has been described as “Errol Morris and Philip Glass meets Super Dave Osborne” – that is, a film that combines the vision and/or investigative abilities of an incisive documentarian with the musical acumen of a neo-classical composer brought to bear on the subject of a semi-amateur, showboating daredevil/stuntman. We’re not sure about that. What we do know is that, to some, Ken Carter – the film’s subject (and not to be confused with the American basketball coach) – is the Canadian Evel Knievel, and filmmaker John Bolton’s docudrama tells his story, as well as the story of one of his biggest fans.

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Vancouver-made docudrama about Canada’s forgotten Evel Knievel opens today

Psyche-rock rescue mission this weekend!

Black Mountain at Levitation Vancouver 2015. Audrey Alexandrescu photo for thesnipenews.com.

Black Mountain at Levitation Vancouver 2015.
Audrey Alexandrescu photo for thesnipenews.com.

This Sunday offers a rare chance to see some of Vancouver’s top indie musicians on one stage, in a Dec. 4 benefit to raise money for one of their own.

Black Mountain is an internationally acclaimed psyche-rock unit from Vancouver. But, as the band learned on a recent European tour, glowing 7.5 reviews from music authorities like pitchfork.com are no protection against malfeasance and theft.

On a tour stop in Gothenburg, Black Mountain were dealt a major setback when thieves made off with a bunch of the band’s gear, including synths, guitars and more. To help out, musician friends of the group are taking part in a benefit at the Cobalt (917 Main. St.) to raise money for the band.

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Psyche-rock rescue mission this weekend!

Where to Indulge Your Holiday Sweet Tooth in Vancouver

Cookies from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Cookies from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Memories of the holiday always bring up the heavenly taste of shortbread, gingerbread, chocolate, and stollen – all paired with glasses of rich egg nog. And of course, sweets are even better when they’re shared (or hoarded all to yourself if you’re feeling Grinch-like).

Happily, the calibre of Vancouver’s pastry chefs has grown exponentially in the last few years, with them dreaming up all sorts of decadent goodies for this Christmas season.

Here are two places in the city where you can share your favourite course – dessert – together over a lovely hot beverage or a winter cocktail or two.

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Where to Indulge Your Holiday Sweet Tooth in Vancouver