January 25 edition: Surrey gets screentime

Plus: Seth Rogen’s ceramics show

Hey there. It’s time for a general introduction that mentions something pertinent to the present moment. Like rain, or melting snow, or the fact it’s the birthday of Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene member) Emily Haines. Many happy returns, Emily Haines!

Haines showed up in the recent Netflix series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, which is one of about four TV shows I watched last year. It makes sense that such a Toronto-core band shows up in the most internationally-beloved franchise about the GTA. But Haines also briefly attended UBC in the early ’90s. You know what that means: we get to claim her as our own. 

So happy birthday to former-Vancouverite Emily Haines. See you on the next tour!

— V.
Associate Editor

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Allegiance puts Surrey in the spotlight

a South Asian woman in a police uniform and bullet proof vest stand in front of a police car.

CBC’s new cop drama looks at the hard questions around policing—right here in the Lower Mainland.


Farewell to Vancouver’s goldsmith mural

A photo of the Randall building on West Georgia Street, showing a mural based off an engraving of a goldsmith.

Why has West Georgia’s Randall Building lost its iconic mural?

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Seth Rogen’s The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown does Vancouver proud

Seth Rogen sits on a high stool in a pottery workshop, surrounded by benches and tools

Our favourite pot-loving potter hosts a new ceramics show with plenty of Rain City connections.

  • Canadian premiere alert 1: The Uproar celebrates feminist pioneer Isabelle Eberhardt with opera

  • Canadian premiere alert 2: An Intervention examines the age of outrage


Lydia Loveless is in their villain era

A white femme leans their head backward. They have shrt curly blonde hair, red lipstick, a nose ring, and a tattoo of a crossed-out heart just visible on their chest

The alt-Americana outlaw isn’t afraid to be the bad guy.

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BC distillers shine at the Canadian Whisky Awards

Two bottles of Odd society peat & smoke whisky sit among leaves and branches on a forest floor.

Check out which local distilleries scooped some prizes.

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The 39th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival

On February 10 – 15, 2024 The Jewish Book Festival brings community together in a warm embrace during challenging times with fascinating writers from across Canada, USA, Israel and England. The authors, events and audience represent a diversity of cultures and lived experiences that defy narrow categorization. The festival brings forward universal themes whether it’s a written, illustrated or performed word.

Find the festival at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and other Lower Mainland venues. Click here for the festival schedule.


Please note that events may not be going ahead as planned due to the weather. Check Instagram profiles and websites for the latest information on specific events.

COMEDY: Stunt magician Wes Barker mixes amazing tricks and hilarious bits. (Jan. 26 @ Biltmore Cabaret)

MARKET: Find some sunshine at the Summer in January market. (Jan. 26 to 27 @ Pacific Arts Market)

MUSIC: Ukrainian Lights: Glowing Hope highlights exceptional Ukrainian classical musicians and composers. (Jan. 27 @ Tom Lee Richmond Music Experience Centre) 

VISUAL ART: Intersecting Orbits celebrates abstract pioneers Joan Balzar and Michael Morris. (Jan. 27 to May 5 @ Griffin Art Projects)

COMEDY: Helen Hong brings the big laughs. (Jan. 27 @ Granville Island Stage)

MUSIC: Ché Aimee Dorval blends soul, alt-rock, and folk. (Jan. 27 @ WISE Hall)

PERFORMING ARTS: Johnnie McNamara Walker performs his new solo show, The Heterosexuals. (Jan. 27 @ Massey Theatre)

COMEDY: Abbas Wahab and Jordan Policicchio join forces for the Lethal Comedy Tour. (Jan. 27 to 28 @ The MOTN)

FILM: Dr. Gabor Mate presents a screening of documentary Invisible No More. (Jan. 28 @ Rio Theatre)

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

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