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April 30 edition: Vancouver pastries you won’t find elsewhere

Plus: Craft beer, professional wrestling, and arts announcements

Hello! It might be a balmy (frigid) 12 degrees, but the sunshine makes me want to sit on the beach with a good book. 

My new years’ resolution was extremely unambitious (and therefore achievable): read one book a month. So far I’m on pace for almost double that. Getting books from the library is such a lovely experience—it’s almost unbelievable that it’s free!

— V.
Associate Editor


Commentary: Why local craft breweries are having such a hard time right now

Two people cheers a light lager and a dark ale

Jordan Foss, co-founder of New West’s Steel & Oak Brewing Co., has been in the beer business long enough to know what its regular ups and downs look like. And right now, there’s more of the latter than the former. Between market saturation, rising rents, and increased interest rates on business loans, is the craft brewing bubble about to burst?


Commentary: BC needs affordable energy choices as hydroelectric power dwindles

Electric pylons silhouetted against a setting sun.

BC is facing an energy shortage, as our drought-stricken climate isn’t conducive to the hydroelectric power we rely on—and a patchwork of conflicting regulations isn’t helping matters. BC Coalition for Affordable Dependable Energy director Bill Tieleman argues why he thinks we need a coordinated approach to a renewable energy transition.

  • The Grouse Grind has a brand new trailhead

  • Lower Mainland-raised pro wrestler Kyle O’Reilly on what it means to throw down at Rogers Arena

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rEvolver Festival returns to the Cultch in May

A red velvet curtain in front of a stage

The annual rEvolver Festival is back next month. Exploring the power of creating amidst adversity, Upintheair Theatre brings a slate of contemporary, provocative art to East Van. Check out some of our picks here.

  • Səlil ̕wətaʔɬ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh artist Zoe George explores canoeing in new exhibit

  • Chor Leoni premiere two brand-new works next weekend

  • Kristina Kuzmic arrives to The Pearl on May 5th! Don't miss her stand-up-comedy special that dives into motherhood, mental health and authenticity. Tickets selling fast!*

  • The Improv Centre's comedy shows are looking noice this week.*

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Paparazzi: Opera on the Rocks

Prepare yourself to enjoy one of the most unique theatrical experiences you’ll ever “experience,” when you “experience” acclaimed tenor Luciano Paparazzi for an evening of Operatic Comedy. Yes, finally, opera and comedy TOGETHER as they were never mean to be! Starring Kieran Martin Murphy, Sabrielle McCurdy-Foreman, Bruce Petherick, Emma Thorpe.


Here’s who is playing the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

A saxophonist performs on-stage in front of an outdoor crowd of people

Today is International Jazz Day, so what better time to find out about one of the province’s best jazz festivals? Featuring big-band mainstage artists, a free outdoor stage, an art market, kid zones, and more, Fort Langley Jazz Festival is bringing the grooves this July.

  • Gen Z megastar Billie Eilish is returning to Rogers Arena

  • Producer Porter Robinson will light up Vancouver this November

  • Hailing from the small coastal town of Merimbula, Aussie musician Kim Churchill has made waves with his laidback indie-folk sound. Don't miss Kim's tour in Vancouver on May 4th, get your tickets to see him now!*

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Where to get some of Vancouver’s most unique baked goods

Mochi donuts. Hojicha cookies. Frissants. Want to know where to get some of the most inventive, ingenious, impossibly delicious pastries in Vancouver? Vicki Duong is on the case, with a round-up of the sweetest treats you won’t find anywhere else.


Irish rock ’n’ rollers The Mary Wallopers promise a rip-roaring good time. (April 30 @ Vogue Theatre)

Vancouver’s Writers Fest brings local legend Wade Davis to stage to discuss his new book, Beneath the Surface of Things. (May 1 @ Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema) 

Explorations of interpersonal relationships abound in the group exhibition What Are You Looking At? (May 1 to 26 @ Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver)

Maddie Bautista and Deanna H. Choi challenge fetishization through song, story, and bar games in Love You Wrong Time. (May 2 @ Tightrope Theatre) 

Emerging Filipinx choreographers show their stuff at Lumulutang, part of Morrow’s Asian Heritage Month programming. (May 2 to 5 @ Morrow)

Vancouver Opera’s Carmen has already broken box-office records. (To May 5 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre)

Moonlight & Magnolias is a zany look behind the curtain of producing 1939’s Gone With the Wind. (To May 18 @ Metro Theatre)

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our events listings.

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