What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this month

Kate Dion-Richard, Matthew Macdonald-Bain, and Carmela Sison star in Christmas at Pemberley. Costumes designed by Amy McDougall. Photo by David Cooper

A double dose of Jane Austen, a post-apocalyptic samurai drama, the return of East Van Panto (this time with Dorothy, Toto and those ruby slippers) and more make November an eclectic month for theatre in Vancouver. Scroll below to see what’s happening.

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this month

Little Chamber Music’s fall commemorative events

Begun in 1990, The Little Chamber Music Series That Could Society became highly regarded as an innovative presenter of new music in Vancouver. After shutting down in 2005, the series was reactivated in 2012. The society’s mandate is “to invite new audiences into contemporary performances through the ‘hook’ of a great story told with warmth, and by producing inspiring events that challenge audiences and artists to re-evaluate their relationship to the arts.”

This fall, Little Chamber is producing three events, all at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (5455 Fraser St.). See below for more info.

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Little Chamber Music’s fall commemorative events

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, here’s what that means for you…

legalized weed in vancouver

Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash

It’s official! After years of protests, false promises, thousands of illegal pot shops, and the notorious 420 festival, cannabis is officially legal today – October 17, 2018.

Whether you plan on smoking up or not, this will have a pretty major impact on life in Canada as we know it.  If you have questions about what legalization may mean for you, whether you’re a local, visitor, or just curious, read on to discover some quick facts for legal weed in Vancouver.

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Cannabis is now legal in Canada, here’s what that means for you…

Take a stroll in vanishing (East) Vancouver

On Sept. 29, urban explorers are invited to take a self-guided photo walk in one of Vancouver’s changing areas.

Clark Drive in East Van has long been an industrial zone and truck route. But the neighbourhood, which is also central to the annual Vancouver East Cultural Crawl, is gradually shifting into a more walkable area, with small artist-run spaces and craft breweries popping up. ClarkWalk will feature photo-documentation and new music to accompany participants. Read more below.

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Take a stroll in vanishing (East) Vancouver

9 Essentials Every Visitor Needs for Autumn in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Though it’s not officially autumn until later in September, the leaves are turning in and it’s definitely time for locals and visitors to carry a pumpkin spice latte instead of an iced tea while out and about in Vancouver! It’s my favourite season, and as we segue into crisper, cosier temperatures, every Vancouverite knows it’s important to have the essentials. Here’s what you need to pack for a fall visit to Vancouver:

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9 Essentials Every Visitor Needs for Autumn in Vancouver

Six artists to check out at ArtBreakers Illustration Market 2018

Art director/visual development artist Alexia Tryfon will be a guest at this year’s Arbreakers Illustrators Market. Art by Alexia Tryfon, ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons’.

Vancouver is fortunate to be home to many animation, gaming, and movie studios. That means we have a lot of artists who work at those studios and, in their off-time, create their own porjects.

Now in its second year, ArtBreakers Illustration Market is a two-day exhibit of work meant to highlight work by some of these artists. This year, over 40 illustrators, concept designers, comics artists and illustrators, many based in Vancouver, will attend. Many will debut and sell original prints, books, shirts, bags and enamel pins.

The Market takes place at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Sept. 22-23 and is open (and free) to the public. Here are a few of the more than 40 artists scheduled to attend.

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Six artists to check out at ArtBreakers Illustration Market 2018

Stretch It Out – 9 Easy and Effective Stretches for Travellers

Photo Credit: Jana Josue

Welcome to Vancouver! You’ve been in a plane, train, or automobile for a while and it’s time to get moving and exploring. Or maybe get to your first meeting/workshop at the Convention Centre. But first, let’s get out all the kinks – travel is hard on the body!

You know what I mean. Stiff neck from sleeping at a weird angle (even with a neck pillow!) Sore back and shoulders from sitting in the awkward seats. Tight legs and hips from sitting too long. Hands and feet feeling heavy. The interesting thing is that you can feel much of the same after playing tourist and being on your feet all day. Go figure.

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Stretch It Out – 9 Easy and Effective Stretches for Travellers