18 Jan 2022

Hot Chocolate Festival ’22

Need to get out of the house and warm your innards? The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, now in its 12th year, offers a delicious way to support local entrepreneurs, many of whom have had a tough past two years. It is also a fundraiser for Growing Chefs – which

15 Jan 2022

Strung With Poet Sinews

In The Two Gentlemen of Verona, William Shakespeare wrote: ‘Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears Moist it again, and frame some feeling line That may discover such integrity: For Orpheus’ lute was strung with poets’ sinews, Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones, Make tigers

07 Jan 2022

VPL Recording Studios

Do you have a digital project that you would like to take to the next level? Podcast, video or audio-recording? First episode of your new YouTube series? Check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab. It’s 7,500 square feet, it’s stocked with the latest recording technology and it’s free for use with

02 Jan 2022

Vancouver Reads Through It

Have your reading and watching habits changed during the last two years? If yes, are you more likely to dive in and learn all you can about each new horror as it arises? Or does your waking and sleeping brain yearn for some light-hearted escape? Overall, what did Canadians –

31 Dec 2021

Mystery Portraits

This week, City of Vancouver Archives posted an intriguing portrait of an unidentified man from the early 1920s. It made us wonder how many other such unnamed portraits sit in our city vaults. As it turns out: lots. Who are these unidentified people? What were their life stories? Our header

07 Dec 2021

Travelling Sistine Chapel Exhibition

“Ssssssh.” “Sssssssh.” Having been enticed by the beauties of Rome, exhausted by the lines outside the Vatican, and stunned by the sculptures within, the crowds start to burble as they push their way into the Sistine Chapel. “Woah!” “Regardez!”  “Venga!” When –  in the face of Michelangelo’s four and a

05 Dec 2021

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the this fountain then that as he strolls by. Give those pipes and pumps a break when the Sun King is out of sight. But, the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be

28 Nov 2021

Legendary Student Art Sale @ ECU

Are you interested in discovering some of Vancouver’s up-and-coming artists? If so, today is the last day to check out the 2021 Legendary Student Art Sale at Emily Carr University. Emily Carr, founded in 1925, has a long list of artist alumni – count the acclaimed Stan Douglas and Sonny

12 Nov 2021

Eastside Culture Crawl. Tiffany Blaise

The Annual Eastside Culture Crawl starts tomorrow – this weekend by appointment, November 18th to 21st with safety-compliant, open studios. Now in its incredible 25th year, this year’s Crawl features more than 400 artists over 60 buildings. 25th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl . We’re delighted to talk to one of

07 Nov 2021

The Vancouver Seawall

The quintessential Vancouver experience? Well, you’ll get a lot of debate there. But it’s hard to argue against: a) powering your food and caffeine stores on Denman Street, b) walking over to Stanley Park, c) following the Seawall through downtown, all the way over to Science World, d) then walking