Get in Shape Fast with the 2018 Urban Grind at the Harbour Centre

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Sourced from the Vancouver Lookout website

Hoping to get your butt into shape before the fast approaching summer season? The annual Urban Grind is happening again this March, giving you the change to climb the Harbour Centre stairs to the iconic Vancouver Lookout observation deck.

It’s one heck of a workout and you can do it rain or shine! The Urban Grind will take place between 4:30 – 6:30pm every Tuesday in March (6, 13, 20 & 27) and will include entertainment and a free beer!

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Get in Shape Fast with the 2018 Urban Grind at the Harbour Centre

Renowned glassblower’s work featured in ‘deeply personal’ show

Naoko Takenouchi glass sculptures featured at The Spirit Messenger Show from Feb. 15-March 7 at VisualSpace Gallery.

Opening Feb. 15, the Spirit Messenger Show is a sculpture and art exhibition featuring work by Naoko Takenouchi.

The exhibit includes pieces familiar to fans and collectors of the renowned glassblower. As well, three large installation pieces are featured. The show runs at VisualSpace Gallery until March 7.

According to the artist, the Spirit Messenger Show is deeply personal and tells a story.

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Renowned glassblower’s work featured in ‘deeply personal’ show

Pop-up Bar Created with One Million Lego Blocks Coming to Vancouver this Summer

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Image courtesy of Legobar | Facebook.com

Proving that you can really make anything out of Lego, Vancouver will be hosting a fun, pop-up ‘Legobar’ this summer – constructed from over a million Lego bricks! Organized by the same team behind the upcoming Hot Tub Cinema Club events, the pop-up Legobar will be appearing in Vancouver for a select number of days this June.

This pop-up event is the first of its kind and will consist of over 1 million blocks, transported and assembled in each city it visits. The bar will feature sculptures made completely from building blocks as well as an abundance of blocks for people to shape into their own creations. There will also be local DJ’s spinning tunes all day.

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Pop-up Bar Created with One Million Lego Blocks Coming to Vancouver this Summer

Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

Fifty Shades Fever!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day.

Part One of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 playful activities sure to impress your Valentine’s Day date – whether boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, best friend or favourite family member.

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Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

Get your V-Day on with these special Vancouver events

Lesli Brownlee and Alex Rose in ABB Collective’s production of Sam Shepherd’s Fool For Love.

Dream with the fishes, soak up a heartbreaking two-hander or experience the post-VDay hangover blues with Vancouver’s bluest musical sex comedy performer. Here are a few events that will make this year’s Valentine’s Day (and Day After) one to remember.

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Get your V-Day on with these special Vancouver events

Yoko Ono piece coming to Vancouver

Yoko Ono circa 1967. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection.

A 50-year-old installation by Yoko Ono is coming to Vancouver.

Mend Piece is an “instructional work… Illustrating Ono’s long-standing artistic quest in social activism and world peace,” according to presenter the Rennie Museum.

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Yoko Ono piece coming to Vancouver

Neurons to Nirvana filmmaker returns with two very unconventional works

Amanda Feilding and her pet pigeon.

Oliver Hockenhull’s From Neurons to Nirvana received quite a bit of attention in underground film circles. Now the Vancouver filmmaker is back with two films, one of which is about a pioneering drug reformer who also happens to be descended from British aristocracy and who once drilled a hole in her own head.

I Am My Own Laboratory is an experimental documentary about Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March and amateur trepanner. The other film, Shot On Blood: Kozmikomic Electronica is even more experimental. Both expand upon the themes and ideas of From Neurons to Nirvana, and Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) is screening them on Jan. 28. The screening will include a Q-and-A with Hockenhull. See below for more info on the two films.

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Neurons to Nirvana filmmaker returns with two very unconventional works