Jillian Harris and Erin Cebula Kick Off Inside Vancouver’s Celebrity Instagram Takeover Series

inside-vancouverPicture-perfect selfies meet stunning scenic shots: Jillian Harris, co-host of HGTV’s Love it or List it Vancouver, is the first in a series of local ambassadors who will “take over” our official Instagram feed, @Inside_Vancouver.

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Jillian Harris and Erin Cebula Kick Off Inside Vancouver’s Celebrity Instagram Takeover Series

Salvador Dali Sculpture Exhibit Comes to Vancouver

Dali's sculptures, including a version of Profile of Time (above) are on display in Vancouver.  Photo credit: Julo |Wikimedia Commons

Dali’s sculptures, including a version of Profile of Time (above) are on display in Vancouver. Photo credit: Julo |Wikimedia Commons

You’ve seen his paintings of dripping clocks and surreal dreamscapes. But how about his sculptures?

A series of original bronze sculptures by Salvador Dali are on display now in Vancouver. The Definitely Dali exhibit, through May 12 at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery on South Granville Street, features 10 sculptures from the master of surrealism.

Step inside the gallery and you’ll see many of Dali’s familiar painterly tropes, now in three dimensions.  There are, of course, several dripping clocks, hung from the branches of trees.  Another sculpture consists of a giant snail with wings, a tiny warrior poised on its back.  There’s a piano with can-can dancer legs, a metre-high thumb with branches sprouting from the tip and a bevy of angels in ecstatic poses.

The collection at the gallery represents 10 of 29 sculptures in the Dali Sculptural Collection.  All were made using an ancient technique known as the lost wax process, which gave Dali the flexibility to mould his subjects into unconventional shapes.

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Salvador Dali Sculpture Exhibit Comes to Vancouver

Fred Armisen live in Vancouver (sort of) for day-long Portlandia fest

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The Rio Theatre has just announced that Fred Armisen is coming to Vancouver – via Skype. The actor/comedian will take part in a live q-and-a during Portlandiapalooza, a daylong festival featuring screenings of seasons 1-3 of the hit series Portlandia at the Rio.

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Fred Armisen live in Vancouver (sort of) for day-long Portlandia fest

Trapped! (for fun): Asian-style Escape Game Rooms Come to Vancouver

Would you pay to escape from prison? (Pictured here: a cell from the former State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho) Photo credit: Mr.Thomas | Flickr

Would you pay to escape from prison? (Pictured here: a cell from the former State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho) Photo credit: Mr.Thomas | Flickr

Would you pay $92 to be locked in a prison cell with three friends for 45 minutes?

That’s the premise behind Exit, Metro Vancouver’s first “escape gaming” experience. Popular in Japan and China, escape rooms force participants to solve elaborate clues in order to break out of their confinement.  The rooms themselves are often elaborately decorated to look like scenes from the past or horror movie sets.

Exit, located in an unassuming strip mall in Richmond, brings the phenomenon to Canadian shores.  It offers guests four different themed rooms to choose from: the prison cell, an Ancient Egyptian tomb, a lost ship and a mad scientist’s laboratory with blood-spattered walls.

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Trapped! (for fun): Asian-style Escape Game Rooms Come to Vancouver

7th Annual Nifty for Fifty Indie Designer Blow Out Sale This Sunday

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It’s a blow out sale like no other, one that’s full of beautifully designed goods and apparel made by local indie designers in Vancouver, selling off their one-of-a-kind items for deeply (deeply!) discounted rates… It’s the Nifty for Fifty Sale, coming back to Vancouver this Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11am-8pm at the Heritage Hall on Main Street.

Last year the line up for this event wrapped around the block, this year frugal fashionistas will likely be doing the same thing, itching to get their hands on some of the hottest local designs available for sale.

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7th Annual Nifty for Fifty Indie Designer Blow Out Sale This Sunday