January 11 edition: Housing in slow-mo

Plus: Our guide to Vancouver’s best general stores

Hey there. Anyone else itching to go do things?

Everything shuts down over the holidays, and it can be slow to start up again. It feels a bit like the arts scene is in snowmelt mode: we’ve got the first green shoots happening now. Soon, it’s going to be in full bloom. 

There’s so much good that comes from rest.

— V.
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Commentary: Vancouver’s housing crisis is going nowhere fast

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Tiny homes won’t solve the housing crisis—especially if it takes three years to build 10.


Vancouver’s best general stores: a guide

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Bits and bobs, odds and ends, knicks and knacks: here are the stores where you can get ‘em all.

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Save on internet in 2024

Undoubtedly, prices in Canada are going up - heating bills, subscription services, $8 for cabbage (yikes). But, just because prices are increasing on everything else, doesn’t mean your internet should too. 

Here to save more than just your wallet this year is oxio internet, the first internet provider you’ll actually like. 

Say no to price hikes with oxio’s fixed prices and sustainable internet plans. Hikes are meant for the outdoors, not your monthly bills. With affordable plans starting as low as $40 per month, you’ll have more to celebrate this year than just the new you


VIFF Centre’s Pantheon series screens “the greatest films of all time”

An old-fashioned two-reel projector shines a light in a smokey room.

Time to watch some cinematic greats (and argue about them afterward).

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Five Vancouver concerts to catch this week

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West coast metal, Louisiana folk, and Swedish house: who to grab a ticket for this week.

  • Sublime Tibetan vocalist-composer Yungchen Lhamo's music conjures a singular fusion of Buddhist chant, Indian trance, Tibetan folk and cool jazz at BlueShore CapU on January 25.*

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Dance, disease, revolution: The Dance Centre and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present Tangaj Collective in Ramanenjana

Ramanenjana is an innovative docufiction performance about a ‘dance epidemic’ which swept Madagascar in 1863. This witty and intriguing trio was co-created by Simona Deaconescu (Romania) and Gaby Saranouffi (Madagascar).

Three shows only from January 19-21, at Scotiabank Dance Centre: get your tickets here.


Dine Out Vancouver reveals 2024 restaurant lineup

An assortment of Mexican dishes agaist a blue tablecloth, including corn tortilla chips, small bowls topped with seeds and lime, and plates of colourful heritage corn.

Magic City Hippies Return to Vancouver this February!

Miami's alt-pop psych-funk party starters Magic City Hippies return to Hollywood Theatre on February 15 with The Palms and Josh Fudge! Their engaging and energetic live show takes even the most dance-stubborn attendee and persuades a hypnotically voluntary participation. Dance away those winter blues and get your tickets today!


ART: AI imagery raises questions in Hope Refuse. (Jan. 12 to 21 @ August Studios)

ART: Aporia (Notes to a Medium) considers our crises of faith. (Jan. 12 to April 14 @ Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery)

MUSIC: Elevate Music Project hosts its second battle of the bands. (Jan 12 @ Biltmore Cabaret)

DANCE: Dog Rising shows for one night only. (Jan. 12 @ Roundhouse Community Centre)

MUSIC: Fabián Panisello guest conducts Turning Point Ensemble. (Jan. 12 and 13 @ Orpheum Theatre)

ART: Shuyu Yin’s Observing the Growth of Life opens this week. (Jan. 13 to Feb. 29 @ Lipont Gallery)

ART: Dani and Sheilah ReStack’s Feral Domestic examines desire during disaster. (Jan. 13 to April 6 @ Western Front)

COMEDY: Rachel Ruecker celebrates her birthday with Capricorn Baby. (Jan. 14 @ the MOTN)

SOUND BATH: Ascension’s mindfulness comes with “full-spectrum gong immersion.” (Jan. 14 @ St. James Community Square)

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

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