Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Get ready for a weekend of interactive theatre, drunk science, paintings of kittens, and your choice of folk music or psytrance – and that’s just Friday! There is much in the works to tire out all the people training for the Sun Run well before Sunday. Good luck to all the runners out there from all of us on the sidelines and… from those of us soundly sleeping in.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Van Gogh, Cezanne and Other European Masterpieces Come to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Vincent van Gogh Tarascon Stagecoach, 1888 (La diligence de Tarascon) oil on canvas The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum

Vincent van Gogh, Tarascon Stagecoach, 1888, (La diligence de Tarascon), oil on canvas
The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum

The van Gogh hanging in the Vancouver Art Gallery shows an ordinary stagecoach set along an otherwise barren street. It’s a commonplace scene (or at least it was in 1888 when it was painted). But in the swirling lines of the paintbrush and in the vivid contrast between ochre walls, blue sky and red coach, there’s the unmistakeable signature of a genius.

Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Manet and other European masters are currently on display as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Cezanne and the Modern exhibition, which opened Feb. 14. It’s a rare treat to see one or two European “masterpieces” hanging on the walls of the gallery; to see so many in one exhibition is an opportunity not to be missed.

The paintings are drawn from the legendary Pearlman Collection, normally housed in the Princeton University Art Museum. Continue reading:
Van Gogh, Cezanne and Other European Masterpieces Come to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Lots of festivals and shows this weekend for the whole family!  How many events will you attend?  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ride Translink free – and take in some art!

MadeIn Company's Physique of Consciousness, 2013 Installation at Lyon Biennale, 2013 performance and 35 display cases. Photo: Biennale de Lyon 2013.

MadeIn Company’s Physique of Consciousness, 2013 Installation at Lyon Biennale, 2013 performance and 35 display cases. Photo: Biennale de Lyon 2013.

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Ride Translink free – and take in some art!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
The forecast says no fog for this weekend!  Get out there and enjoy everything from comedy and improv to art and farmers markets.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend