Last chance to Monet!

Les Roses, representative of Monet’s late-career work.

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s popular exhibit of Claude Monet works, Secret Garden, is in its last days. Due to demand, the VAG (750 Hornby St.) has extended its operating hours in these, the last few days of the show.

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden features 38 paintings from the collection of the MusΓ©e Marmottan Monet, Paris. It’s the most comprehensive exhibition of the French painter’s work in Canada in two decades. The show closes this weekend, but first-timers, last-chancers, and those wanting a second (or third) look will be able to check out the work from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. today (Wednesday), tomorrow (Thurs, Sept 27) and Saturday (Sept 29). The show is on until Oct. 1, but Friday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Last chance to Monet!

Experience the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this Saturday

renfrew ravine moon festival 2017

Image from Still Moon Arts Society | Facebook.com

The festival season isn’t over quite yet! This Saturday, the 15th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is returning to Vancouver for a night you won’t soon forget.

An event packed full of family-fun, lantern parades, vegetable competitions, and lots of fun, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival has something for everyone! Co-produced by the Renfrew Park Community Association and the Still Moon Art Society, the festival celebrates the first full moon of the fall.

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Experience the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this Saturday

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

In 2017, the Vancouver International Film Festival continues to expand the frame to create multi-experiential streams that include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

Toronto’s Bloody Marys, Portland’s Broke Gravy among this year’s Vancouver Improv Festival guests

Toronto’s The Bloody Marys.

Improvised TED Talks, naughty puppets, twisted sci-fi dystopia and more are on the docket of this year’s Vancouver International Improv Festival.

Out-of-town performers include The Future from Philadelphia, Broke Gravy from Portland, Rapid Fire Theatre from Edmonton. Local improv stars such as Hip.Bang! and The Fictionals are also taking part.

All told, the 19th edition of the festival, has 40 performances scheduled during its Oct. 11-14 on Granville Island. Here’s a look at some of the acts.

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Toronto’s Bloody Marys, Portland’s Broke Gravy among this year’s Vancouver Improv Festival guests

Canadian picks at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival

A scene from the BC-shot Suck It Up.

While the Toronto International Film Festival premieres many of the high-profile, Oscar-baiting Hollywood releases, the Vancouver International Film Festival has carved a niche for itself by emphasizing Canadian and foreign releases. This year’s Canadian slate includes feature films and documentaries in the True North program as well as films by emerging filmmakers in the Future//Present series. Here’s a look at a few of the more notable Canadian releases screening at the fest, which runs Sept. 28-Oct 13 at various theatres in town.

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Canadian picks at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival

Ballet BC opens its new season with themes of ‘awakening and change’

Ballet BC Dancers Gilbert Small and Kirsten Wicklund. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

The North American debut of a piece by internationally acclaimed European choreographer Johan Inger will kick off the 2017/18 season of BC Ballet.

Along with a new work from Ballet BC Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto, Inger’s B.R.I.S.A. forms Program I, which opens the new season Nov. 2-4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St.).

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Ballet BC opens its new season with themes of ‘awakening and change’

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 21, 2017

This weekend you can dine on top of a mountain or down by the Fraser River, watch innovative dances, get up close with Salvador Dali sculpture, create Amazonian-style beadwork, and celebrate Saturn. It’s also your last chance to catch Bard on the Beach!


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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Sept. 21, 2017