Family activities at this weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver

With BC Family Day long weekend approaching, what better way than to spend it with nerds of all ages at the annual Fan Expo Vancouver? There are family rates, and kids under six get in free (kids from six-10 too, just go to the end of the post to see how you can get a coupon).

This year’s event takes place from Feb. 15-17, Sat-Mon, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It features a full range of celebrity guests and comic-book creators (find out more here), cosplayers, exhibitors and more. Read on to learn about the Family Zone and see some great pics from previous Fan Expos.

Continue reading:
Family activities at this weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver

Sonic the Hedgehog to Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

In 2010, the Richmond Olympic Oval hosted some of the fastest athletes in the world. In 2020 the Oval will welcome the fastest hedgehog on the planet; SONIC THE HEDGEHOG!

Continue reading:
Sonic the Hedgehog to Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

Five reasons to visit the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in February

This Saturday, Feb 8, the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre presents Nikkei Mubi: Japanese Canadian Home Movies from the 1930s-70s.

The screening offers a rare glimpse into the personal and public lives of Japanese Canadians from the 1930s to the 1970s on the West Coast, throughout Canada, and abroad.

But that’s only one reason to visit the museum this month. Find out more below.

Continue reading:
Five reasons to visit the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in February

Opening tomorrow: a Lego fan’s dream, Towers of Tomorrow

More than half a million little plastic bricks and over 2,400 hours. That’s how long it took Ryan McNaught and his team to construct the 20 skyscraper replicas going on display at Science World (1455 Quebec St.) beginning tomorrow, Jan. 24. During the show, on until Sept. 7, visitors can create their own buildings from over 200,000 loose LEGO® bits and pieces.

So which skyscrapers will you see? And what scale are they built on?

Continue reading:
Opening tomorrow: a Lego fan’s dream, Towers of Tomorrow

10 free things to do in Vancouver this January

Free Vancouver events activities February 2013

Free snowshoeing trails on Cypress Mountain. Photo credit: T. Jerven

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend less money (and, let’s be honest, we’ll all need that after the holiday season) it doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun!

While we could fill a list of free things to do easily with the abundance of walkable nature trails in Vancouver (or snowshoeing, like Hollyburn Mountain pictured in the image above), we wanted to include some other ideas incase the rain sticks around for awhile.

So, if your purse strings are drawn a little tighter lately, check out this fabulous list of 10 FREE things to do in Vancouver for January.

Continue reading:
10 free things to do in Vancouver this January

Die Hard? Really? Where to see that and other holiday movies in December

Looking for some big-screen Christmas action? Vancouver movie theatres are rolling out some of the perennials as well as a few left-field ringers. (Are we confusing our sports metaphors yet?) Below, you’ll find what kind of holiday movies are screening at the Rio, Vancity, and Cinematheque. You can also catch Home Alone with the VSO Dec. 18 and 20 at the Orpheum. Though again, we have to ask: what, no Bad Santa?

Continue reading:
Die Hard? Really? Where to see that and other holiday movies in December

Handel’s Messiah, Chor Leoni’s Angels Dance and more seasonal concert offerings in Vancouver

L.J. Mounteney with Van Django.

Looking for some seasonal favourites, musically speaking? This month, we have festive concerts ranging from gypsy jazz to choral to folk-roots and indie-pop. Check out some of Vancouver’s December musical offerings below.

Continue reading:
Handel’s Messiah, Chor Leoni’s Angels Dance and more seasonal concert offerings in Vancouver