15 Apr 2018

Chasing Blossoms

This weekend – in the no-go hours before 8 am – we woke to people shouting in the street. They weren’t staggering home from an all-nighter or chasing down a runaway doberman. These beautifully dressed interlopers were arguing about which cherry blossom tree would be best for their family photo.

08 Apr 2018

Spirits Of The Realms

If it’s your first visit to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in a while, you might be surprised to discover a new mural on Beatty Street: Spirits of The Realms. Installed last summer by the City of Vancouver as part of Canada 150+, the mural was created by artists Haisla Collins,

06 Apr 2018

Take 6 Night

If you’re pitch-sensitive and like a well-rounded a cappella sound with complex harmonies, you’ll be thrilled to know that Take 6 – the Grammy-laden group based in Nashville – are at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight. Last we checked, there were still tickets left. This is a much-revered group that

30 Mar 2018

AP: Brand

Vancouver artist Andre Petterson is celebrated for his striking mixed media work. Now, from April 14th to 28th, his photography-based series, Brand, will be on exhibit at the Bau-Xi Gallery. ~ “I’ve been taking photos such as these for years,” Petterson tells us. “I’ve never shown them publicly. I’ve never worked on

27 Mar 2018

Brown Paper Balmain

In 2011, when the talented, 24 year old Olivier Rousteing signed on with Balmain, the fashion world took notice. He was the youngest Creative Director to hit Paris since Yves Saint Laurent. Now, he has 4.8 million Instagram followers and vocal fans that include Rihanna, Kendell Jenner, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Gigi Hadid. As

16 Mar 2018

Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market

With the cherry blossoms peeping out and full stretches of day with no rain, it’s easy to get in the spring mood. If you want to be out and about with other thawing Vancouverites, try the Nat Bailey Winters Farmers Market. On Saturdays from 10 till 2, kitty corner to

13 Mar 2018

A Time For Making

Gabriola Island – with its rocky ocean scenery, rich First Nations history and more than 70 known petroglyphs – has naturally attracted artists over the decades. Now dubbed ‘Isle of the Arts’, Gabriola and nine of its artisans are the subject of a new film: A Time For Making. We spoke to

18 Feb 2018

Love Balls On 4th

If you’ve been walking Kits on 4th Avenue since Valentine’s Day, you will have noticed Big Love Balls in store windows up and down the street. Light pink, fuschia pink, purple, white. The heart-happy balls are the work of local artist, Wendy Williams Watt.~ ~ ~ Williams Watt, who is also

09 Feb 2018

Toy Boat Tipping

‘It’s hull near full, its sail soaked, the little toy boat looked like it would sink. How it missed the boy!’ Yet, in this wonderful 2007 board book – written by Randall de Sève and illustrated by Loren Long, whose drawings you know from The Little Engine That Could –

02 Feb 2018

The Dome

If you’re strolling the seawall on the night of February 8th, take a look over at the Science World dome. You’ll see its 391 lights and 766 triangles rippling with colour – the Fireworks display – in honour of the Science of Cocktails charity event happening inside. This Sunday, the