Rent Cheque 5 Year Anniversary
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Rent Cheque 5 Year Anniversary

What is Rent Cheque?! It's an amateur $trip night @ the A$toria

Rent Cheque is turning 5 years old! For our birthday party we're starting the party super early (doors at 8:30!) and have a couple special guests before the competition starts.

First up around 9:30pm we'll have Baloney Sandwich playing all of Dookie. 
After a sweet little intermission we will be blessed around 10:30 with the stage presences of Tommi Horror! and Cinnamon Winters.

Competition to start somewhere around 11pm

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Vancouver Horror Show (VHS)
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Vancouver Horror Show (VHS)

The 2018 Festival is set to highlight darkly creative work from storytellers all over the world. Fresh as a Daisy Films, formed in 2016 by Lloyd Darling and Connor J. Campbell, is a Vancouver-based production company specializing in short films that explore the fragility of the human condition, and the consequences of neglecting the things we require to truly be alive. The company has an interest in dark drama, thrillers and horror. 

We aim to produce a cultural event for the city of Vancouver, specifically for those who share our love of the macabre and are fascinated by what terrifies us as well as what unites us. Our goal is to celebrate the power of storytelling and provide a platform for emerging talent in the world of independent filmmaking.

The Festival is curated by the programming team including Director of Programming David Taylor, Artistic Director Lloyd Darling; VP of Shorts Connor J. Campbell, Executive Producers Jon McIntyre, Majd Qutob and Meghan Hemingway.

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Wasteland: SAD Mag Trash Issue Launch Party
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Wasteland: SAD Mag Trash Issue Launch Party

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The new kids at SAD Mag are stoked to present their trashiest issue yet at WASTELAND! Join us for bands, beers, stick n pokes, and the unveiling of the TRASH issue. Featuring the musical genius of Kim Gray and Garbage Dreams, local Vancouver bands that will make you want to crush a PBR on your forehead. 

Bring a friend, bring your skateboard, bring your love for local art, artists, and writers. 

The Goods:
KIM GRAY is Trevor Kim Gray, Joon Baek, Thomas Schmidt, and Geoff Thompson
GARBAGE DREAMS is Jay Arner, Jessica Delisle, Adrienne Labelle, and Kuba Wiatrak
STICK N POKES by ALEX JOUKOV

The Venue: 
SBC is located at the former Smiling Buddha Cabaret complete with a sweet-ass skate ramp. The Smilin Buddha Cabaret has hosted many greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, DOA, Art Bergman and the young Canadians. SBC is equipped with an accessible washroom and ramps.

Tickets:
$15 at the door or $12 in advance 

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Ecstatic Expression in Song
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ecstatic Expression in Song

  • 320 East 15th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5T 2R1 Canada (map)
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The Opera Project presents an musical extravaganza featuring stirring arias, traditional costume and an international guest star! Acclaimed Canadian soprano Heidi Klassen leads an all-star cast on a musical adventure from the early music of Bach, Handel and Mozart to romantic highlights by Verdi and Puccini.

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Toward Tomorrow: A Charity Concert
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Toward Tomorrow: A Charity Concert

Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing present an evening of beautiful music for a great cause! In the gala benefit concert Toward Tomorrow, award-winning singers Jacqueline Ko, Brittony LeFever and Lyndon Ladeur and pianist Nina Horvath perform opera, Broadway and more in support of the ME/FM Society of BC.

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Symposium: Resistance Begins at Home
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Symposium: Resistance Begins at Home

  • Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall (map)
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In conjunction with the exhibition Germaine Koh: Home Made Home, learn, discuss and share information on small house living with local artists, planners, historians and activists. The overall symposium highlights creative approaches to housing alternatives and ways cities may develop in the future.

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PechaKucha Night Vol. 45
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

PechaKucha Night Vol. 45

Join us for PechaKucha Night Vol.45 on Tuesday, May 8th as part of the Vancouver Design Week. PechaKucha Night is a fun and informal event where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun. Eleven inspiring minds will be giving unique insight into their latest work and ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds.

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Hosts:
Marianne Amodio - Principal Architect, MAAStudio
Caroline Boquist - Co-owner, WALRUS

Presenters:
Angus An - Chef / Owner, MaenamLongtail KitchenFreebird Chicken ShackFat Mao NoodlesSen Pad Thai
Alex Beim- Founder / Creative Director, Tangible Interaction
Renee Black - Executive Director, PeaceGeeks
Stella Cheung Boyland and Andrea McLean - Co-Founders / Co-Owners,The Aviary
Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett - Co-Founders, Modacity
Joseph Fry - Principal, Hapa Collaborative
Melissa Higgs - Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design
Abi Huynh - Type Designer, Abi Huynh - Type & Graphic Design
Ko Júbilo - Creative Director / Industrial Designer, Ko Júbilo Studio
Jamie Smith - Artist / Founder, Thrive Studio
Jim Smith - Co-founder / Artistic / Executive Director, DanceHouse

 

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Kaja Silverman: The Three-Personed Picture
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Kaja Silverman: The Three-Personed Picture

This Capture Photo Fest speaker series event is not one to miss! Kaja Silverman—one of today’s most exciting critical thinkers in the field of photography, whose work informed the curatorial premise of The Blue Hour, the 2018 Feature Exhibition—gives a lecture based on her forthcoming book. See you there!

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Cherry Blossom #AfternoonTEALEAVES in the Garden
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

Cherry Blossom #AfternoonTEALEAVES in the Garden

TEALEAVES and UBC Botanical Garden welcomes you to delve into the intricate world of cherry blossoms with the Douglas Justice, Associate Director and Curator of Collections himself, and discover the significance of hanami wth Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival founder, Linda Poole. Renowned Japanese ceramic artist, HiDe Ebina, will also reveal his creative process and inspiration for his art under the delicate blossoms. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstrated by the Urasenke Foundation, then walk among the delicate blossoms while enjoying TEALEAVES Cherry Blossom Green blend alongside small bites.

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Che Malambo at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Che Malambo at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Che Malambo is an all male Argentinian dance company presenting their international dance sensation at the QET on April 11th. Known for lightning-fast footwork and smoldering intensity of flamenco and tango, Che Malambo thrusts into the spotlight the art of the ‘gaucho’, South America’s answer to the cowboy.

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Erin Siddall and John O'Brian: Art in the Atomic Age
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Erin Siddall and John O'Brian: Art in the Atomic Age

How have artists approached the atomic in their work? How do the intertwining histories of nuclear power and photography affect artistic production? As new threat of nuclear action looms today, what responsibilities does art have to address this topic? Together Siddall and O’Brian trace the influence of the nuclear on artistic expression in the atomic age and of art on nuclear activity. Part of Capture Photo Fest's speaker series.

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Best of the Fest on the Shore
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Best of the Fest on the Shore

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and the Centennial Theatre are proud to present The Best of the Fest on the Shore, a screening of three VIWIFF award-winning films. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the feature film that swept awards night, Dark Blue Girl (Germany) along with winner of "Best Short Film" The World in Your Window (New Zealand), and one of the Matrix award-winning BC short films, The Curtain (Vancouver, BC), at the Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver) at 7 PM on Saturday, March 24th.

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Left Uncertain.... New Work by Serge Serum
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Left Uncertain.... New Work by Serge Serum

“Left Uncertain…” examines a body of work through a period of time where I am living life filled with change, uncertainty, insecurity and excitement. I feel that with change comes growth and that is why I am in Vancouver. I want to make an effort to explore places and areas in my work/life where I am most uncomfortable. I believe that this will help me grow not only as an artist but also as a person. The pieces shown here are an examination of identity, personality and wretched emotions uncovered and portrayed through characters. A lot of the subjects are people of androgynous or non-binary figures. By doing this I hope to have the viewer feel questioned and wondrous in effort to create a personal narrative/ dialogue with each piece.

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Real Vancouver Writers' Series 8th Anniversary Extravaganza
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Real Vancouver Writers' Series 8th Anniversary Extravaganza

  • 750 Hamilton Street Vancouver, BC, V6B Canada (map)
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Come and celebrate Real Vancouver Writers Series' anniversary with 6 AMAZING local writers and the usual DELIGHTFUL bouquet of friends and flaneurs.

FEATURING: 

Doretta Lau
David Chariandy
Grant Lawrence
Justine Lorica
Sam Shelstad
Samantha Marie Nock

Dina Del Bucchia and Sean Cranbury hosting.

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SAD Comedy Vol. 6
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

SAD Comedy Vol. 6

SAD COMEDY is back for Vol. 6! Join us for independent publishing's hottest comedy night with a star-studded line-up of some of Vancouver's funniest folks! Join Graham Clark (of Stop Podcasting Yourself!, Laugh Gallery, CBC's The Debaters), Morgan Brayton (The Lady Show, outtv's Morgan Brayton and Other People, also CBC's The Debaters), Aaron Read (Sunday Service, also ART and MUSIC), Tin Lorica (Windows 95 comedy show, Fox Hole Comedy), Savannah Erasmus (Fox Hole Comedy) and Abdul Aziz (LMG News, Sprout Lore podcast) for an evening of laughter and merriment. Hosted by Jackie Hoffart! 

PLUS delicious beer from Four Winds Brewing Co. 
& cool tunes, as usual!

Doors at 7:30PM show at 8:30PM

Poster by Ashley Visvanathan

** Accessibility notes from the HiVE's website: "HiVE is located on the second floor of our building, up one flight of stairs with sturdy
handrails. We apologize, but there is no elevator in this space. There are both gender neutral and gendered washrooms available."

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FourPlay: New Work By Excited Writers
Mar
14
to Mar 25

FourPlay: New Work By Excited Writers

Studio 58/Langara College presents FourPlay, a popular festival of one-act plays created by Studio 58 students. All tickets are only $15, and can be purchased at Tickets Tonight! The plays are the original work of Studio 58 students and recent graduates, created under the guidance of award-winning playwright Aaron Bushkowsky. Check them out!

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PechaKucha
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

PechaKucha

Join us at Vancouver Playhouse on Thursday February 15th for a night of ideas, creativity, inspiration and good times. We're curating a great group of speakers and should have the full list released next week. Stay tuned! What better way to crawl out of your winter slumber and spark that inspiration for an awesome 2018!

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From Fine Art to UX with Jamie Currie, Amazon
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

From Fine Art to UX with Jamie Currie, Amazon

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Looking to advance your career growth with UX Design skills? Join us February 15th for an intimate discussion with one of Canada's leading UX designers.

Amazon Design Manager Jamie William Currie will present on his background in Fine Arts (printmaking & drawing) and his transition into digital creative tools. This flowed into a career in visual & print design, UX/UI design for web & computer games followed by online retail & e-commerce. 

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East Van Choir Collective – Wish Fundraiser
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

East Van Choir Collective – Wish Fundraiser

Three East Van rock choirs. One annual fund rasier! Proceeds go to WISH drop-in center, a resource for women in the DTES. 

***Kingsgate Chorus****
*******ESCHOIR**********
*********MPRIS************ 

All-original arrangements of songs by Sufjan Stevens, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sylvan Esso, Sade, This is the Kit, and more! 

Followed by a set of dancing tunes by DJ Pancakes. 

DOORS at 7:00, MUSIC at 8:30

Tickets available at Red Cat (Hastings AND Main street), High Life, and online
https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1595221-keep-it-all-year-proceeds-vancouver/


19+ (sorry no minors)

There will be the traditionally magnificent raffle, featuring incredible prizes from local businesses. BRING CASH FOR RAFFLE TICKETS!

WE LOVE SINGING FOR YOU!
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www.facebook.com/MountPleasantRegionalInstituteOfSound/

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Space Odyssey: The SAD Mag Space Issue Launch
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Space Odyssey: The SAD Mag Space Issue Launch

  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (map)
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From the cozy confines of your favourite local place to the far reaches of the galaxy, join us for an exploration of that majestic, magical, mind-bending concept of SPACE in the latest edition of SAD Mag. We’re going on a cosmic journey together to celebrate this new issue and we want you to join us! 

Our 24th issue features work from more than 60 Vancouver artists, writers, and film photographers, exploring the topics of outer space, personal space, creative space, contested space, shared space, and taking up space. And what better place to celebrate this issue than a party at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre? 

We’ll have your Friday night favourites - live music and cheap drinks - plus some astronomical (and astrological) delights, hot-off-the-presses magazines, and some special surprises.

More details on performances, exhibitions, and surprises to come! Get your tickets for a galactic good time now!

Featuring performances by Prado and Devours!

Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Art Book Fair.

Tickets are $12 in advance / $15 at the door!

 

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