15 Jan 2021

The Poetry Project

It’s been a tough year for live art exhibits. But, ever enterprising, artists and gallery owners have been looking for new, safe ways to keep the show going. One such 2021 exhibit asked scholarship students to write poems inspired by a locally created work of art. We hear more about

01 Jan 2021

Yellow Flowers + Full Skin Potatoes for 2021

Come New Years Eve day in Peru, you’ll find families dressed in yellow as they bedeck their houses with yellow flowers, streamers, confetti. Yellow is said to be the colour of good luck. You might also find Peruvians placing three potatoes in reach, but out of sight. Perhaps under a

29 Dec 2020

Happy Land

Though the PNE’s amusement park opened in 1910, it didn’t get its first name until 1926: ‘Happy Land.’ Located near the Hastings Track, Happy Land’s rides, such as the Giant Dipper, battled for space with new stretches of racetrack. When Happy Land moved to its current, bigger site in 1958, it

15 Dec 2020

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Vancouver Art Gallery is now envisioning what the next generations of their collection will look like as we move deeper into the 21st Century. Part of that future focus is a new exhibit running until May 30th, 2021: Where do we go from here? The exhibit was created by

08 Dec 2020

Singalong Messiah

Is singing along to Handel’s Messiah once of your favourite traditions? Perhaps you do so every year with Vancouver’s Bach Choir, now in its 90th year. Well, tonight at 7 pm you can join the Bach Choir online for a Messiah livestream: ‘We’ll be safely gathering a small group of

06 Dec 2020

Christmas With Chor Leoni

It’s been a long standing tradition in our family. At the end of years joyful and trying, three generations have bundled up to head downtown and, amidst the candles and stained glass, officially mark the start of the Christmas season with Chor Leoni’s stunningly beautiful Christmas concert. Founded by the

01 Dec 2020

The Toque Craft Fair

It doesn’t get much more Canadian than the toque. Or tuque. Or touque. Even the Oxford Dictionary agrees. ‘Toque. Canadian. A close-fitting knitted hat, often with a tassel or pom-pom on the crown.’ Some of you might even remember SCTV’s uber-Canadians Bob and Doug McKenzie – played by Rick Moranis

27 Nov 2020

Goh Ballet + Nutcracker 2020

Every December, families crowd downtown to watch the Goh Ballet’s wonderful production of The Nutcracker. It’s a professional showing that brings together Goh Academy protégées and Principal Dancers from professional, international ballet companies.. Vancouver’s Goh Ballet was founded in 1979 by Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh, both originally

19 Nov 2020

Andre Petterson’s Clime

i. I am: a multi discipline artist who works with photographs, paint, assemblage, sculpture.   ii. On a ‘typical’ day during pandemic life, you’ll find me: Juggling activities such as painting the entire main floor of our house and making art. Being busy is good.   iii. Some shows, books

17 Nov 2020

Chutzpah! Festival 2020

i. Artistic Managing Director: Jessica Mann Gutteridge ii. The name of our upcoming festival is: The Chutzpah! Festival of International Jewish Performing Arts. iii. My role in the festival is: Artistic Managing Director. I oversee all programming and operations of the festival and the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. .