January 16 edition: A Q&A with the mysterious @seabusmemes

Plus: The top cafes in every neighbourhood

Hey there. How was the Arctic outflow for you? 

Hopefully you stayed safe, warm, and well. And maybe you even found some time to enjoy the magic that cold weather brings, if you could brave the wind chill. 

Today’s meant to be the last of the super-cold times (for now), with maybe some snow tonight. Which means we’re going to be getting another edition of “Vancouver drivers can’t deal with snow” pretty shortly. We love a sequel!

— V.
Associate Editor


A Q&A with Vancouver’s memelord @seabusmemes

A meme. Top text reads: "BC millennials when they see any of these tattoos: crosed arrows, trees, wave, mountains, bear. Image: a composite of Ja Rule singing "put it on me!" with tattooes edited onto him.

Everyone’s favourite unofficial representative of life in BC tells all—except, of course, who he is.


Commentary: Our ever-growing tipping culture is a sign of deeper problems

A white person, wearing a denim jacket, reaches for a bottle of wine in a liquor store.

When retail workers have reached the point of asking for tips to help stay afloat, something’s gone sideways.

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New original musical by Kate MacColl

That Was Then tells the story of life-long friends… Sarah is feverishly trying to meet the deadline for her master’s thesis when her marriage hits the rocks. Emotions are running high, adding considerable strain to the already volatile relationship between her and her daughter, Anne, who has just completed university and is working out what she wants her young adult life to look like.

The same weekend, Emily’s estranged mother unexpectedly makes contact, forcing her to consider reconciliation and forgiveness. And what’s so urgent that Mary begins repeatedly calling? Emily and Sarah have each other to lean on, but is their friendship strong enough to withstand these pressures?

An emotional, open look at the relationships between mothers, and daughters, and the people who love them. Get tickets here.


By The Hour Comedy is about much more than sobriety

A white man stands in a colourful stairwell, by a sign for By The Hour Comedy and with a table of non-alcoholic cans.

Conor Levesque’s new alcohol-free stand-up night serves something different.

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Can’t-miss Vancouver concerts in January

A mid-torso photo of four men in colourful suits, in soft pink lighting. The men are memers of Imagine Dragons.

All the artists coming through town for the rest of the month.

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Independent Investment Advice - The way to your future

Free weekly email newsletter full of investment suggestions along with estate and retirement planning ideas published by Dave Nicholson. Regulated by CIRO and a member of CIPF.

"Solid work Dave! For anyone who doesn't know Dave is a honest guy. If you're anything like me you care about that" - Ben Sarma


Vancouver’s best cafes and coffee shops, by neighbourhood

A street shot of Hunnybee in Strathcona

Where to get your java on in every part of town.


MUSIC: Pianist Francine Kay takes the stage for two daytime shows in West Van. (Jan. 16 @ Silk Purse Arts Centre) 

COMEDY: F.A.R.C.E.-ical stand-up and after-party. (Jan. 16 @ The Lido)

THEATRE: Stand-up comedy with dance breaks, Pants cuts to the heart. (Jan. 17 to 20 @ Firehall Arts Centre)

FILM: Cannes Jury Prize winner Fallen Leaves provides deadpan comedy. (Jan. 17 to 26 @ Vancity Theatre)

VISUAL ART: Artists ponder reality in Particles + Paradoxes. (Jan. 17 to Feb. 17 @ Kay Meeks Arts Centre)

MUSIC: Don black eyeliner for the local Underground Emo Showcase. (Jan. 18 @ The Cobalt)

MUSIC: Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky presents a tribute to diva Maria Callas. (Jan. 18 @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts) 

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

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