November 14 edition: Which iconic venue is turning 115?

Plus: Culture crawl and cruise ship crisis

The first day back in the office after a long weekend always feels like a bleary return to reality. Except now with the added pressure of getting five days’ work done in four days. 

Did you rest? Drink some soup? Watch the wind storm knock over a powerline? Stay up too late and have trouble readjusting to the waking world of a nine to five? All great ways to spend a long weekend. Or, as it should be known, a regular-length weekend. When will we finally make Garfield proud and abolish Mondays?


Celebrities Nightclub marks 115 years of nurturing Vancouver’s nightlife scene

A lak and white potofrom 1923 shoing a crowded room full of people in the venue now knon as Celebrities

Today marks 115 years since the club now known as Celebrities first opened. Check out its history with photos through the ages.


People are taking cruises to Vancouver in record numbers, and our ocean is paying the price

A cruise ship at least six levels high sits in the water by the Vancover Convention Centre.

There are 1.25 million cruise passengers a year coming through Vancouver, and experts say cruise ships are wrecking BC’s waters.


Spread holiday cheer for a great cause!

The Annual Christmas Market hosted by Japan Market at UBC Robson Square will be held on December 2 Sat and December 3 Sunday from 10am-5pm.

It's the perfect time to shop for unique Japanese-style Christmas gifts from over 90 vendors! There will be food, crafts, art, apparel and a wide variety of Japanese goods .

There will be Japanese cultural entertainment and workshops such as sword fighting and taiko drumming collaboration, Kimono show, music and dance workshops.

You can purchase discounted tickets in advance online here. The first 50 people to enter the market will receive a $10 Japan Market vouchers on both mornings on December 2 and 3. Samurai will be around all day on Saturday and Sunday to pose for photos!

Follow Japan Market on FB and IG @japanmarketvancouver for updates!


Can’t-miss artists at the Eastside Culture Crawl

A Black hand holds a white hand agaist a navy background in an oil painting. White text reads, "you feel like home."

There are almost 450 artists taking part in this year’s Culture Crawl. Here are eight to get you started.

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Review: Moneen are happy with who they are right now

A man plays keyboard on stage, with whte streaks of light from behind him.

Canada’s emo godfathers Moneen celebrate 20 years of break-out album, Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?.

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Grab tickets for The Biting School World Premiere

'Zahak, The Serpent King' tells the story of Power, Passion, and the Quest for Freedom. Inspired by this Persian myth, directors Aryo and Arash Khakpour invite audiences into a mesmerizing world of physical theatre, dance, surrealist imagery, slippery snakes and transformation. Don't miss this upcoming World Premiere - grab tickets now!


Eating my way through Lebanon helped me process my grief

A cup of coffee in a white patterned cup without a handle, on a purple fabric background.

Karla Jubaily reflects on her first trip back to Lebanon without her father, and how food helped her heal.


UBCP/ACTRA Awards celebrating Canadian talent

The UBCP/ACTRA Awards honour outstanding achievements in film, television, and radio by Canadian performers. Recognizing excellence in acting, these awards celebrate the talent, dedication, and creativity of actors, bringing together industry professionals to applaud exceptional performances. We highlight the diverse and vibrant contributions of Canadian artists to the entertainment world.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Centre for Performing Arts | To November 18 | Various times 

Max the Dog narrates this touring Broadway adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story. [$59.50+] 

Tragedy, Slander & Wine at The Nest | To November 19 | Various times

The lives of one small BC town's residents are upended when a sensational tragedy strikes their beloved community theatre. [$7+]

Join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Cormorant Books in celebrating the launch of Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing with editors CE Gatchalian, Teodoro Alcuitas, and Patria Rivera. [Free]

VIMFF Fall Series at various venues | November 14 to 19 | 7pm 

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival brings six shows, five speakers, and 25 films to the Centennial Theatre and the Rio Theatre. [$15]

Gifted Holiday Artisan Market at Silk Purse Arts Centre | November 15 | 2pm to 4pm 

Check out handcrafted wares from local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, decor, apparel, cards, soaps, homewares, and more. [Free] 

Cowboy Mouth with live music after-show at Waterfront Theatre | November 15 to 19 | 6pm 

Watch Sam Shepard’s and Patti Smith’s Cowboy Mouth (1971) followed by local live music from a different artist each night. [$28.52]

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