Citizen Ship Burn It Down!

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Inspired by the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale’s theme, “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver,” and by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Indian artist Sajan Mani will engage the public through his street performance Citizen Ship Burn It Down!

Sajan will walk from the Roundhouse Community Centre along the seawall to Stanley Park.  He will wear a black dress and mask covered with black paper boats, handmade by the artist as well as by local community members.  As night falls, the piece will end as Sajan lays down on a rock in the ocean, an offering to the water.

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Citizen Ship Burn It Down!

See Travel Legend Rick Steves in Vancouver, Oct. 26

photo: seniorguidebook.com

photo: seniorguidebook.com

He’s guided you through the castles and cathedrals of Europe with his PBS specials. Now you can meet him live in Vancouver … and learn a few travel secrets he hasn’t shared on TV.

Legendary travel personality Rick Steves swings into Vancouver for a special travel seminar, Oct. 26. Known best for his Rick Steves’ Europe TV series, Steves has also authored more than 50 guidebooks and branched out into radio, newspapers and even smartphone apps in recent years.

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See Travel Legend Rick Steves in Vancouver, Oct. 26

Pick of the Fringe 2014 announced

Roller Derby Saved My Soul is one of this year's Picks of the Fringe.

Roller Derby Saved My Soul is one of this year’s Picks of the Fringe.

Sorry you missed this year’s Fringe Festival? Or just didn’t get enough of one of Vancouver’s premiere theatre events? Not to worry, friends. As in years past, some of the best of the many plays, playlets, musicals and assorted other theatrical productions from this year’s Fringe will have another kick at the can. The Public Market Pick of the Fringe runs at Performance Works (1412 Cartwright St. on Granville Island) from Sept. 17-21. Here’s what’s coming back (based on box-office popularity).

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Pick of the Fringe 2014 announced

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 The forecast is looking fantastic for another beautiful Friday through Sunday.  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Power, corruption and lies – new book on Vancouver history digs deep

A man and woman walk across the still-relatively-new Lions Gate Bridge, 1939. City of Vancouver Archives. CVA 260-995. Photograph by James Crookall.

A man and woman walk across the still-relatively-new Lions Gate Bridge, 1939. City of Vancouver Archives. CVA 260-995. Photograph by James Crookall.

It’s likely that even most Vancouverites won’t know the facts or even the names behind many of the stories collected in a forthcoming book on the city and its history. Anvil Press’s Vancouver Confidential, to be published Sept. 15, collects essays by a variety of writers on unknown and obscure stories from the fringes of Vancouver.

Police corruption, blinkered courts, a murder/suicide in Chinatown and the case of the Lovers’ Lane Marauder are all here, featured in a book the publisher promises will “honour the chorus line behind the star performer, the mug in the mugshot, the victim in the murder, the teens in the gang and the ‘slum’ in the path of the bulldozer.”

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Power, corruption and lies – new book on Vancouver history digs deep