March 20, 2017
Experience the magic of musician/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) during his 1972 European concert tour, performing many of his classics (Suzanne, Sisters of Mercy, Chelsea Hotel, Famous Blue Raincoat, So Long, Marianne). Directed by Tony Palmer this long-lost movie captures Cohen in concert and backstage, gamely enduring press interviews, balking at encores, self-deprecatingly funny, and humbly assessing life on the road. A portrait of a deeply reflective, yet always genial artist, at his creative peak. March 20 & 22 at VanCity Theatre.
March 14, 2017
A celebration of all things Celtic features live music and dance, family activities, artisan vendors, food trucks, and beer gardens. Performers include Delhi 2 Dublin, the Paperboys, Tiller's Folly, Wheat in the Barley, Pat Chessell Band, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Jocelyn Pettit Band, and Sharon Shannon. See details here.
March 9, 2017
March 8, 2017
March 6, 2017
Canada on Screen is a year long retrospective of Canada’s moving-image heritage. Coinciding with the country's 150th birthday, it boasts a roster of 150 titles drawn from feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, experimental films and videos, moving-image installations, music videos, TV shows and commercials. To help celebrate the country's sesquicentennial, The Cinematheque is screening many of the films, videos and animations with free admission. View more info for Canada on Screen.
February 15, 2017
The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival continues until Feb. 18 with amazing adventures captured on film. Traverse some of the toughest hiking terrain in Canada on a multi-day hike, take a wild trip by foot and paraglider across North America's highest mountains, ski the European Alps and U.S National Parks, and take an incredible journey from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean in a self-made, bicycle powered boat. See these and other films this week at VIMFF.
February 10, 2017
Inspired by a real life experience (or nightmare), playwright and performer Karen Hines serves up a timely tale of buying real estate in an overheated market. Guests are invited to join host Hines in a dreamy re-incarnation of her hellish little house in a hip neighbourhood as she entertains Scheherazade-style. But, rather than language steeped in poetry, history and philosophy, this darkly comic play offers up the vernacular of floor plans, cut-lines from MLS one-sheets, and erotic incantations inspired by Pottery Barn catalogues. See it at The Fishbowl, Granville Island until Feb. 18.