New Big Fun comedy festival breaks up the November blahs with laughs a-plenty

Jena Friedman.

Big Fun is a new week of comedy and drag. (The media release also promises music, art and food, though details are scarce). The inaugural event takes place Nov. 20-24 with over 15 events at various Vancouver venues.

Headliners include Eugene Mirman and Jena Friedman. Other performers include Trixie Mattel, Zack Fox, Puppyteeh, Claude von Stroke, Mixed Gems, and more. Special events include a “flipped script” show in which drag performers read the script for an episode of the TV series Friends. For more info, see below.

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New Big Fun comedy festival breaks up the November blahs with laughs a-plenty

Christmas for Free in Metro Vancouver

Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

The Christmas season is all about spending. But I’m not talking about money; I’m talking about spending quality time with friends and family. The bottom line is there’s no need to max out your credit cards if you’re looking for festive fun in and around our city––you just need to know where those experiences are. Continue reading:
Christmas for Free in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Showcases the Subversive Potential of Ceramics

Flower Series #1, by Ying-Yueh Chuang (2011). Collection of the artist. Photo courtesy of the artist.

British Columbia is well known for the quality of its local ceramics. Most people, however, tend to view ‘pottery’ as decorative or practical items for serving food or displaying flowers.

A new upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC aims to unsettle this perception by exploring the ability of ceramics to make powerful statements about pressing social issues, like economic inequalities and systemic discrimination.

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Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Showcases the Subversive Potential of Ceramics

Thousands of twinkling lights on display as Canyon Lights returns to the Capilano Suspension Bridge

canyon lights 2019

Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge

The most dazzling display of the winter season is coming back this Friday, November 22, 2019, when the Capilano Suspension Bridge opens its gates for Canyon Lights!

On until January 26th, the Canyon Lights Winter Festival will feature hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights decorating the entire park. You’ll also get the chance to see the “eight tallest Christmas trees in the world!

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Thousands of twinkling lights on display as Canyon Lights returns to the Capilano Suspension Bridge

5 Diverse Must-See Artists at the Culture Crawl

Artwork by Andrea Alcaraz

By Rachel Rosenberg

If you’ve never been to the Eastside Culture Crawl, you are missing out on a perfect opportunity to discover the work of some of Vancouver’s most talented and unique artists. It can be a dizzying experience — 471 artists, featuring various forms of arts, design and crafts. Along with viewing their work in the space where it’s created, you have the opportunity to meet the people themselves. Set across 67 buildings located in the Commercial-Sunrise Hastings area, it is a maze of talent.

You can access the program online, and the page also gives a map of pick up locations for print copies. For more information about the festival, which is from November 14-17, visit their site.

Below, I’ve chosen five artists that you should definitely drop in on.

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5 Diverse Must-See Artists at the Culture Crawl

Filming in Vancouver: Arrow to complete filming of its final season

Arrow will come to an end with Season 8.

This year will mark the end of an era for the Vancouver screen scene on two fronts.

One is the forthcoming conclusion of the extremely long-running TV series Supernatural—but that won’t happen until this spring.

Something that will happen much sooner—this week, in fact—will be the end of the filming of the TV series that’s at the centre of the Arrowverse.

Here’s a quick look at the show that launched a whole universe of superhero TV shows shot in Vancouver.

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Filming in Vancouver: Arrow to complete filming of its final season

Share Joy and Sparkle at the VanDusen Festival of Lights

VanDusen festival of lights

Are you ready to jump into the holiday season? Mark your calendars to share the joy and wonder of the VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights sparkling around VanDusen Botanical Garden from November 30 to January 5.

A beloved holiday season event for Vancouverites, the Festival of Lights is back for another year of holiday cheer. I’ve been attending since I was a child, and it’s 100% my favourite holiday season tradition. Here’s what to expect for 2019!

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Share Joy and Sparkle at the VanDusen Festival of Lights