September 29, 2016

Dance the Night Away

Make like Jay Gatsby and Daisy with a free invitation to the Orpheum. Put on your flappers, cuffed trousers, and two-toned shoes for an enjoy a free evening of dancing and entertainment. It begins with a guided tour of the historical venue, followed by live music with Victoria and The Secrets and the Myrtle Family Band. You'll have a chance to view and learn the Lindy Hop with Rhythm City Productions, strike a pose in the photo booth, interact with a special work of art by Peter Forde, and be amazed by Matt Johnson's magic tricks. Minimum age is 19 years. The event is free to a maximum capacity of 200 people. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets available on a first come, first served basis.

September 26, 2016

Launch Party + Live Music + Fashion Show

Immerse yourself in a vibrant display of Afro pop culture at the One Nation Entertainment Launch Party & African Couture Fashion Show. The evening features live music and beats by Ndidi Cascade, Oluwa Toni, K-Star, Jeffery Armstrong, Yvonne Kushe, Kayode, G'Doz and B Kenyan. View the latest in original Afro couture and multicoloured prints from Vancouver fashion designer and African Cultural Village co-owner Lillian O'Brien. Along with the lively music and vivid fashion, you can enjoy authentic African cuisine and beverages. It all makes for an entertaining and social evening at the Tom Lee Music Concert Hall. Sample the music and get tickets here.

September 25, 2016

Take a Neighbourhood Tour, Write Your Own Ending

In what might be called a literary scavenger hunt, the Active Fiction Project invites readers to explore a Vancouver neighbourhood while playing the part of the protagonist in a literary fiction. Part self-guided tour, part storytelling exercise, writers create short, fictional stories featuring the reader as the central character. Story chapters are installed in public spaces for readers to discover by walking or biking through the neighbourhood where the story takes place. The current story installation runs until Oct. 2. Click here details.

September 7, 2016

Cinematheque Screens A Clockwork Orange

For those who love a good dystopia, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange offers a futuristic, violence charged look at a highly regulated social order. Brilliantly adapted from Anthony Burgess’s notorious 1962 novel (with "Nadsat" street slang intact) the film follows teenage sociopath Alex (Malcolm McDowell) as he and his doped up gang of "droogs" brutally rob, rape, and murder across a bleak, futuristic London. Arrested and sent to prison, Alex is selected for aversion-therapy treatment to “cure” him of his sadistic impulses. Even after 45 years, the film visualizes a frightening and freakish view of dystopian society. Three screenings in September at Cinematheque.

September 6, 2016

Art in the BAG

A new exhibition of works by mixed media artist and Emily Carr University teacher Keith Langergraber opens with a reception on September 8 at 7pm in the Burnaby Art Gallery. Betrayal at Babylon explores the temporary nature of language and the complexity of human myth making. A short film tracks a gang of meteorite hunters as they traverse a surreal western landscape. On until October 23 with admission by donation.

August 15, 2016

See Purple Rain in Stanley Park

August 16 is Prince night at the Evo outdoor summer movie series with a screening of Purple Rain outdoors at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Admission is free with festival seating. The movie starts after sunset at around 8:30. Come early and bring blankets and chairs. Get more info here.

August 9, 2016

Picasso's Women

Image result for picasso seated womanPicasso: The Artist and His Muses looks at the the lives and personalities of several women who inspired Pablo Picasso artistic development. The exhibit introduces visitors to the lives and personalities of Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque, all key figures in Picasso’s personal life and career. Picasso’s innovations in painting, drawing, print and sculpture are conveyed through recurring motifs such as the seated woman and reclining nude. At the Vancouver Art Gallery until Oct. 2.