Last chance to see Educating Rita!

Holly Lewis and Scott Bellis in the 2013 Western Canada Theatre Production of Educating Rita. Murray Mitchell photo.

Holly Lewis and Scott Bellis in the 2013 Western Canada Theatre Production of Educating Rita. Murray Mitchell photo.

This week is your last chance to see Educating Rita on Granville Island. The Arts Club Theatre production stars Holly Lewis as the street-smart Rita who wants to learn about literature beyond her well-worn copy of Rita Mae Brown’s bestseller Rubyfruit Jungle.

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Last chance to see Educating Rita!

Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by its over 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall that snakes around downtown and Stanley Park connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline  display how much our city is linked to the waterfront in some form.

This weekend, expect to see crowds celebrating the waterfront at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities that will explore the waterfront, including guided boat tours, cycle tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, bird walks and art workshops.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

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

2014 Vancouver Writers Festival guests announced

Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, is one of this year's guests at the Vancouver Writers' Festival.

Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, is one of this year’s guests at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival.

The lineup for this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival (Oct 21-26 at various locations on Granville Island) has been announced. As usual, there’s a handful of heavy-hitters among the usual roster of Canadian nonfiction, crime and kids’ lit authors. Here are some highlights.

Emma Donoghue – Now living in Ontario, Donoghue is an Irish writer who gained traction for her suspenseful 2010 novel Room. Her historical fiction includes her latest, Frog Music.

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2014 Vancouver Writers Festival guests announced

7-Storey Graffiti Mural Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island

Photo sourced from Vancouver Biennale

Photo sourced from Vancouver Biennale

If you’ve been on False Creek lately, they’re hard to miss.

Those giant concrete silos on Granville Island – the ones that tower 70 feet above the water at the Ocean Concrete plant – have gotten a dramatic facelift.  They’ve been painted a rainbow of reds, yellows, pinks, blues and greens as part of one of the largest public art projects the city has ever seen.

World-renowned street artists Osgemeos are using the silos as a 23,500-square-foot canvas for their latest work.  It’s all part of this year’s Vancouver Biennale, the outdoor sculpture and art exhibition that sees dozens of monumental works of art installed on the street, parks and buildings of Metro Vancouver.

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7-Storey Graffiti Mural Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island