Vancouver’s MOA Launches New Exhibition, Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia

Hisao Yugami, Mikazuki, Crescent, 2015
Sumi ink on gasen paper mounted on wood panel

Lately, calligraphy has been experiencing a resurgence of interest as more people rediscover the art, craft, and expressive potential of this form of writing. In this digital age, both the ephemerality and permanence of words are intriguing.

One of my favourite museums in the city, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, is launching a new exhibition that focuses on calligraphy, as well as other ways of capturing language. As someone who teaches literature and has had a lifelong obsession with words, this exhibition is definitely exciting and worth going to.

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Vancouver’s MOA Launches New Exhibition, Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 11, 2017

Feast on a festival of spot prawns, marvel at a program of ballet, revel in a talk from an astronaut, and learn to weave from a Coast Salish Chief. You could to absolutely every one of these things this weekend – and more. This is also the last weekend of the Opera Festival, Vancouver Bird Week, and DOXA – so catch them while you can!

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 11, 2017

Your Guide to the 2017 Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Richmond Night Market 2017

Image courtesy of Richmond Night Market | Facebook.com

It wouldn’t be a summer in Vancouver without a trip to a night market. We’re lucky to be spoiled with choice in our city with three amazing and diverse night markets to choose from – all a short distance from Downtown. If it’s exotic food you’re looking for, the Richmond Night Market has over 100 booths to tempt your tastebuds. Partial to food trucks and beer gardens? North Vancouver might have your new favourite Friday night hang out. Rather see a market that truly lights up the night? The Illumination Night Market may be what you’re after.

We’ve put together the essential details you’ll need to know about each night market below. If you can’t decide which one to go to, why not check them all out!? But hurry, you only have three more months of summer left! (You know those months are going to fly by). Check out your guide to the 2017 summer night markets in Vancouver below:

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Your Guide to the 2017 Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Free concerts and more at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

American singer/songwriter Lady Wray performs a free concert at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival has announced 150 free concerts along with headlining artists and ticketed concerts.

Among the free events is the Downtown Jazz Weekend. Typically held at Vancouver Art Gallery/Robson Square, the weekend shows will benefit from recent redesign of the north Georgia Plaza. A bigger viewing space and improved sightlines for the hot (and free) jazz action June 24-25 will draw hundreds if not thousands to outdoor concerts on the first weekend of the 11-day Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 22 – July 2).

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Free concerts and more at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

LGBTQ2-Inclusive Comics Coming to Vancouver Comic Arts Fest 2017

By Casey Stepaniuk

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival—or Van CAF for short—is a really rad event. Last year when I was there I noticed that there was an especially great group of LGBTQ2 creators, who I just stumbled upon while wondering aimlessly. This year I decided to do some real research before going about which creators are LGBTQ2 and/or which ones are telling LGBTQ2 comics stories. Here’s the fruit of my labours!

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LGBTQ2-Inclusive Comics Coming to Vancouver Comic Arts Fest 2017

4 Unique Ways To Spend Mother’s Day With Mom In Vancouver

Handmade cards are lovely, and a personal phone call is perfectly sweet, but there are more exciting ways to show your mama you care on Mother’s Day. Luckily for you, Vancouver is filled with special offers and activities to help you plan your surprise as the special Sunday approaches.

From tantalizing her tastebuds, to trying something entirely new, we’ve got a list of some fun (and unique) ways to honour your mother this Mother’s Day. Check out our list of 4 ways to spend the day with mom in Vancouver, and make her special day a day to remember.

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4 Unique Ways To Spend Mother’s Day With Mom In Vancouver

Everything, Everything – Advance Screening in Vancouver!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes the romantic drama “Everything, Everything,” directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

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Everything, Everything – Advance Screening in Vancouver!