Community-led Initiatives to Take Part in From Home

Vancouver is powered by people, and this week we’ve lived up to our collaborative reputation with an amazing show of creative community-led initiatives, from within the city, and even from across Canada as a whole. As we practice social distancing, here are some community-based actions to get you through this time, whether you need groceries, a work-out or just a daily dose of cuteness, we’ve got you covered.

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Community-led Initiatives to Take Part in From Home

Vancouver-made Harpoon and the Irish thriller The Perished are highlights of this year’s Badass film festival (postponed)

A promotional image for the Vancouver-made Harpoon, one of the movies screening at Badass 6.

Looking for the latest and weirdest in genre films? Badass 6 has your backside.

A privately-funded film festival, Badass showcases features and shorts in genre cinema from around the world. Now in its sixth year, the festival takes place March 27-29 in East Vancouver, at four Commercial Drive-adjacent locations: the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway), Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Dr.), and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables St.), along with the Legion Branch 179 (2205 Commercial Dr., for the March 27 launch party).

In all, there are 12 events, including eight features, 50+ shorts, and the Genre Film Awards gala closing show which will include reptiles, fire burlesque, and circus sideshow acts. See below for some highlights from Badass 6—if you dare. (Click on film titles to view trailers.)

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Vancouver-made Harpoon and the Irish thriller The Perished are highlights of this year’s Badass film festival (postponed)

Review: Laughter & Heartfelt Tears in Talking Sex on Sunday

Photo Credit: Reznek Creative

You’ll leave the Firehall Arts Centre feeling energized, uplifted, and most of all, thoroughly entertained.

A new musical has launched in Vancouver, and there’s still time to catch it before it closes.

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Review: Laughter & Heartfelt Tears in Talking Sex on Sunday

What’s happening in theatre in March: Pooh for kids, Mine for teens, Tailbone for adults and more

Mine. Claire Haigh photo.

A new play that looks at mother-son relationships through a gaming perspective is among the theatre highlights for March. Also, look for the Arts Club’s production of the award-winning Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave, about the devastation wrought by the 2004 tsunami.

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What’s happening in theatre in March: Pooh for kids, Mine for teens, Tailbone for adults and more

A feast for Americana music fans in March with Wilco, Amanda Shires and Drive-By Truckers

Americana and roots-rock fans have a joyous month ahead, what with the returns of Drive-By Truckers and Wilco, and a show by singer/songwriter Amanda Shires. There’s plenty more going on, as you’ll see below as we present our picks for six concerts to check out in Vancouver in March.

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A feast for Americana music fans in March with Wilco, Amanda Shires and Drive-By Truckers

Le NoShow Vancouver: Art Versus Entertainment (Review)

Photo Credit: Gaëtan Nerincx

There are so many amazing attractions in Vancouver, and you have a limited amount of time and resources to do them all. How do you choose? How do you prioritize them? Should art be free?

A playful and interactive show is currently running that will get you thinking about these questions, and then reaching for your phone to text your answers.

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Le NoShow Vancouver: Art Versus Entertainment (Review)

Six movies to see at Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Black Conflux.

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival presents world and Canadian premieres of First Nations and culturally diverse films. The festival takes place from March 3-8 and celebrates cinema created by women. Along with screenings, the festival presents panels, seminars, special guests, artist talks, pitch sessions, a screenplay competition, receptions, and an awards gala. See below for highlights.

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Six movies to see at Vancouver International Women in Film Festival