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Nov 16, 2022
After Hours: Winter arts events featuring small businesses
By the Editors

Some 265 small businesses will be on display at Make It! The Handmade Revolution. The event, held at Vancouver’s PNE Forum, runs from December 7-11 and highlights some of the city’s most inventive makers of all things, including food, drinks, crafts...

Sep 30, 2022
Indigenous voices highlighted in 7th annual Sustainable Production Forum
Nathan Caddell

The seventh year of the Sustainable Production Forum will look quite different from years past. That’s partly due to the fact that the most recent couple of years have seen the conference, which focuses on accelerating sustainability in the motion...

Sep 26, 2022
Courtenay's Sid Williams Theatre Society kicks off its Blue Circle Series with "something for everyone"
Rushmila Rahman

There’s an old movie theatre in Winnipeg, the Park Theatre, that Deborah Renz used to frequent as a kid. Now it’s become one of the busiest live performance venues in the city, and Renz feels a little cheated since she...

Sep 22, 2022
After Hours: This Polygon Gallery exhibit is going to be a riot
By the Editors

If you’re a Vancouver Canucks fan, now might be the time to look away. North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery presents acclaimed artist Stan Douglas’s 2011 ≠ 1848, a photographic exhibit that depicts four different protests and riots from 2011. The ones...

Sep 8, 2022
The Vancouver International Film Festival lineup just dropped, here are 10 films that caught our eye
Nathan Caddell

For some people (yes, I’m talking about myself), the falling of leaves and the fading away of summer brings with it a special time of year: Oscar season. Sure, Will Smith’s right hand left an indelible mark on an awards...

Jul 14, 2022
After Hours: Things to do in August 2022 if you like cats and technology
By the Editors

Cat people, this one is for you. Meowfest is the largest feline-focused event in the country—the last pre-COVID fest welcomed 3,000 attendees. The full-day, non-profit festival benefits local cat rescues, and highlights include a vendor marketplace (look for Vancouver-based kitty...

Jul 7, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can Lions Gate Entertainment rewrite the stock market narrative?
Michael McCullough

The stock: The ongoing stock market rout may have you seeking some escapism, some diversion to take your mind off your portfolio’s troubles. One thing that can be said for entertainment stocks like Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A, LGF.B) is they...

Jun 14, 2022
After Hours: Summer 2022 features Hamilton and Cirque du Soleil
Nick Rockel

American Evolution This smash hit has enjoyed a long stay on Broadway, picking up armloads of awards, and now it’s finally our turn for a visit. The touring production of Hamilton: An American Musical, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, takes the stage at...

Jun 10, 2022
How two Indigenous entrepreneurs are using the retail and music industries to get land back, for real
Alyssa Hirose

Most recording artists can point to a specific moment in music that changed their lives. For Dakota Bear, it was the premiere of 8 Mile, the 2002 hip-hop drama starring Eminem. “I didn’t really listen to hip-hop until I watched...

May 13, 2022
Vancouver-based theatre company launches the first national queer and trans playwriting unit in Canada
Alyssa Hirose

“I think what the pandemic has taught us is that in Canada, mobility is the problem, not distance,” says Cameron Mackenzie, artistic and executive director of Zee Zee Theatre. The local company’s new national queer and trans playwriting unit will bring...

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