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Spring is here and a lot of events happening around town are focusing on the beauty and importance of our environment. Check out the cherry blossoms at this year’s Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Experience a visual feast of wildlife and nature, conservation and the environment, through the lens of international and local filmmakers at the…

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On April 1, be wary of reading or hearing about something unusual or weird going on at work or on the Internet. That’s because it’s April Fool’s Day, a day where strange or jokey occurrences are passed off as real. Last year for example, Virgin Airlines announced a canine flight crew, Google introduced a gnome…

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You might have heard the saying, “Beware the Ides of March,” somewhere before. This ominous expression comes from William’s Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, where a fortune teller warns the Roman consul that something bad will happen in the middle of the month of March, which the Romans called the Ides of the month. Well, just because something bad…

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The days are getting longer, and the weather a bit warmer; spring is just around the corner. Soon you will be able to frolic outside while the cherry blossoms are in bloom, the warm spring sun shines down on you and the allergies return. But, there’s one more month of winter left, and it’s not…

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Family Day, Valentine’s Day, Black History Month and the Lunar New Year are all happening this month! Celebrate these occurrences by exploring the many musicals, roundtables, film fests, theatre plays and storytelling happening throughout the city. * * * Next to Normal Feb 7–17 Studio 16, Vancouver www.explorasian.org Next to Normal is a 2010 winner of…

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I trust everyone’s 2018 is coming along nicely and hope many of you are keeping your new year’s resolutions? If one of your resolutions is to get more cultured, why not check out some of the cultural events and activities happening in the next couple of weeks. * * * My French Film Festival Jan.…

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Welcome everyone to 2018. I hope this year finds all of you well! Start your new year off right by attending some of the many events and activities taking place around the city. Don’t let the chilly, cold weather keep you from attending an art gallery opening, a theatre play, a documentary screening or a…

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Time flies, doesn’t it? The festive season is back already, and there are so many indoor and outdoor holiday events to attend. Catch a short film from Italy, watch illuminated lanterns at the PNE and Yaletown, and usher in the new year in style at the many New Year’s Eve parties happening around town. There…

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It’s cold out there, so warm yourself up at the many indoor activities happening these days. There are film festivals, dances, live performances, inspiring evenings, holiday markets and many other events and festivals going on around town. Here are few to check out and add to your calendar! * * * Eleventh Biennial Dance In…

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I hope everyone is having a great November so far. The weather may be cold and wet, but there is still much to see and do this month. Honour our veterans and fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day ceremony, get cultured at an art exhibit, attend a movie festival, watch some live performances and, for…

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“By the pricking of my thumbs,” as William Shakespeare once wrote, “Something wicked this way comes!” It is Halloween once again and there are many haunted houses to visit, ghosts to see, and pumpkin-spiced lattes to drink. But if you’re not into the spooky season, that’s okay: there are many other cultural events to check…

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! There is indeed much to be thankful for in this diverse city, with plenty of events, festivals, conferences, talks, shows and exhibits happening this month. With autumn in full swing, there is a lot to see and do. Why not check out some of the events below?  …

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Autumn is here! Looking for interesting ways to kick off the crisp autumn season? There are many events, festivals, art exhibits, plays and conferences to check out around the city. Consider letting out your inner art critic at Z Gallery Arts’ latest exhibit, Intimacy. Perhaps later, lay out your lederhosen and attend the celebratory Oktoberfest…