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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: BHARTI KHER: Matter WHEN: July 9 – Oct. 10 WHERE: Vancouver Art Gallery WHY: The first major retrospective in North America of New Delhi based artist Bharti Kher, this exhibition brings together sculptures and paintings that represent the diversity of Kher’s practice and articulate the perceptions and realities of being female today. From the unique language of her bindi paintings and abstract sari sculptures to the provocative animal-human hybrid figures, this comprehensive selection of works speaks about...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: South Granville ArtWalk WHEN: June 18; 10am – 6pm WHERE:Various South Granville Art Galleries WHY: South Granville has long had the largest concentration of art galleries in Vancouver.  In just a few blocks, there can be seen a huge variety of art local and international, conceptual and realist, modern and classic; canvas to sculpture to photography.  On June 18, visitors have an opportunity to see it all 5th annual South Granville ArtWalk.  With over 13 art exhibitions, wine and cheese tastings, and artist...

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LONG LIVE THE KING!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in happy hour, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on LONG LIVE THE KING!

LONG LIVE THE KING!

  It is the epitome of sophistication and class; feelings of regality and privilege. This is how I feel when I'm engrossed in the majesty that is Bordeaux.  For me there is nothing better than "experiencing" a fine bottle of Bordeaux and that what it is, an experience. It'll change your life, trust me! Bordeaux is a wine making area steeped in history and tradition, synonymous with elegance, prestige and sophistication.  For me, this is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot at its...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Truck Stop Concert Series  WHEN: June 11, 4-10pm WHERE: Red Truck Beer WHY: Featuring the Canadian debut of the reformed Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, the first stop in the Red Truck Stop Concert Series promises to be one massive musical party in the (hopefully) sun.  Taking place at Red Truck Beer this Saturday, the six hour fest also features the soulful sounds of Dawn Pemberton and the hip-shaking sounds of the Ballentynes, plus much more.  And, yes, there will be beer.  Two more...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Bard on the Beach WHEN: Ongoing to September 24 WHERE:Vanier Park WHY: Two words: Wiliam Shakespeare.  As in the greatest writer…ever.  That's right, Vancouver, it is time to get your Shakespeare on again at the Bard on the Beach Festival.  Bard on the Beach has grown into a bona fide Vancouver cultural institution, and one of the top Shakespeare festivals in the world.  This year's selection of plays is the usual mix of the famous and the relatively obscure: Romeo and Juliet, literature's...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Billy Elliot: The Musical WHERE: Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre (2750 Granville St.) WHEN: To July 10 WHY: Based on a heart-warming British film, and featuring music by Sir Elton John, this one is a bit of a no-brainer.  For those who are not familiar with the movie, Billy Elliot tells the story of an 11 year old kid from a rough British working class neighbourhood, who discovers a love and talent for ballet, taking him places he had never imagined.  Yes, it a classic tale of the underdog, and it tugs at both the...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHO: The Violent Femmes WHEN: May 15 WHERE:Commodore Ballroom WHY: Although best known for the 80's anthem, "Blister in the Sun," the Violent Femmes actually have 8 full length albums under their belt, and an insanely loyal following.  Following a number of breakups and reunions, they have releases a new album, We Can Do Anything, and have embarked on a world tour, which brings them to the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday, May 15.  A notoriously ferocious live band, this may be the final time we get to see this...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Evita WHEN: April 30 – May 8 WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre WHY: A full-scale adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical about the turbulent life of Eva Peron?  What's not to love?  From poverty to the presidential palace to tireless defender of the poor and working class, Eva Peron is one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century.  Set amid the turbulent times of 1930's and 1940's Argentina, Evita has won numerous awards, and is considered one of...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT:Verses Festival of Words WHEN: April 21 – May 1 WHERE: Various venues WHY: Now in its sixth year, the Verses Festival is one of Canada's premier alternative literary events.  As you might expect, the festival is all about words – storytelling, spoken word, music, poetry slams, and more.  It's also about pushing the boundaries of poetry, the written word and the spoken word.  Featuring artists such as Amber Dawn, Ivan Coyote and Wayde Compton, the event takes place all around our fair city as...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: EDAM Dance: The Secret Lives of Trees WHEN: March 10, 11, 12 WHERE: Roundhouse Performance Centre WHY: Do trees have senses?  Can trees communicate?  It is these questions, and more, that The Secret Lives of Trees attempts to answer in the form of original dance and choreography.  Presented as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, The Secret Lives of Trees takes its inspiration from West Coast rainforests, and the trees that dwell there: from the roots to the tops.  It is a highly orginal and...

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