Where to see Academy Award-nominated films this weekend

Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas’s One Small Step is nominated in the Best Animated Short category at this year’s Academy Awards.

As of this writing, the 91st Academy Awards are just a few days away. Fortunately, if you’re not caught up, Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) and the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway at Commercial) are both screening some of the nominated films. See below for more info (and click on theatre names for tickets).

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Where to see Academy Award-nominated films this weekend

Free jazz this weekend on Granville Island

Tonya Aganaba performs Saturday night Feb. 23 at Performance Works on Granville Island.

Catch some free live music this weekend on Granville Island.

Programmed by Coastal Jazz, the folks put on the Vancouver International Jazz Festival each year, Winter Jazz on Granville Island features four free concerts from Feb. 22-24. The music includes improvised jazz, classic jazz, and some funk/soul, all at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.) See below for more details.

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Free jazz this weekend on Granville Island

Dutch Master Painter To Be Celebrated in Dance at the Vancouver Playhouse

Photo : Sylvie-Ann Paré; Dancers : Carol Prieur, Morgane Le Tiec, Valeria Galluccio, Leon Kupferschmid, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Paige Culley, Megan Walbaum, Lucy M. May, Scott McCabe

Vancouver audiences are in for a mesmerizing visual spectacle of dance as Montreal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard brings a critically acclaimed performance to the Vancouver Playhouse next month.

Fans of the Dutch painter Hieronyus Bosch will particularly want to catch his canvases come to life on the stage.

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Dutch Master Painter To Be Celebrated in Dance at the Vancouver Playhouse

Hanging Out with Howie Mandel

“Vancouver is one of my favourite places to hang out,” says Howie Mandel during his speech at the launch party for Just For Laughs Northwest. The show biz mogul opened the festival with “Howie Mandel & Friends”, an LOL-worthy performance at the Orpheum Theatre featuring comic pals such as Roy Wood Jr., Deanne Smith and Matteo Lane.

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Hanging Out with Howie Mandel

Golden Girls puppet show comes to Vancouver this Wednesday night!

Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche are back—as puppets.

The four sharp-tongued characters from the hit show Golden Girls star in a show called Thank You For Being a Friend. There are two local performances, one at the Vogue Theatre Wednesday Feb. 13 and another (sold-out) show at Surrey Arts Centre Feb. 16. Find out more below.

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Golden Girls puppet show comes to Vancouver this Wednesday night!

Five Romances to Binge this Valentine’s Day

Cupid’s arrows are ready to fly and flower shop owners are singing hallelujah. Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and whether you’re celebrating with your S.O., BFF, your mom or yourself, we can’t think of any better way to spend the night than diving deep into a heartfelt romance (wine and chocolates optional). We’ve selected five of our favourite movies and TV shows that celebrate love – and each one is filmed in Vancouver. What’s not to love about that?

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Five Romances to Binge this Valentine’s Day

See ‘an exorbitant amount of computer-generated cats’ this Saturday at Vancity Theatre!

Sandrine Pinna plays an imperial consort in Legend of the Demon Cat.

Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymoure St.) is screening the blockbuster The Legend of the Demon Cat this Saturday, Feb. 9.

A “cavalcade of lush decor, extravagant coloring, and a delightfully exorbitant amount of computer-generated cats” (mubi.com), the film is a 2017 Chinese-Japanese co-production. Find out more below.

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See ‘an exorbitant amount of computer-generated cats’ this Saturday at Vancity Theatre!