November 2 edition: Saving trees, saving the world

Plus: Farewell to Vikram Vij’s My Shanti


Another print edition is upon us! 

There’s so much doom and gloom in the world: the climate crisis, the affordability crisis, the inequity crisis, all leading into the “oh god the world is doomed” mental health crisis. But maybe there’s a way to fix things.

No promises, but reading our lil’ free newspaper (which you can find in boxes later today) might just bring you a snippet of hope. 

The front cover of The Georgia Straight, volume 57, number 2852. An illustration of a pair of Black hands hold up binoculars with a trippy, colourful world behind them. Headline: "this is how we save the world". At the bottom: "Food security - Psychedelics - Green aviation"

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Commentary: Good news for old-growth forests

A man wearing a blue jacket looks up at an old-grwoth tree, surounded by forests and ferns.

New provincial funding for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas is set to massively increase how much of our forests are legally protected. Long-time old-growth campaigner Ken Wu explains how.


Have your say on the West End waterfront plans

A view of the Engagement sculpture at Sunset Beach, looking out over the water with some contaier ships in the distance.

The City of Vancouver is inviting the public to weigh in on its new design plans for the West End waterfront.

  • Well Read: What’s Waubgeshig Rice been reading?

  • Homes For The Holidays is Vancouver’s quintessential festive event! Immerse yourself in a holiday wonderland, and support youth mental health. Get tickets.*

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Zahak, The Serpent King brings a Persian myth to life

A torso shot of two figures, one with a clenched fist, and the other with an open hand.

The Biting School’s fraternal choreographers, Aryo and Arash Khakpour, tell us about the world premiere of their latest dance project.

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Blü Eyes sings through big feelings

A woman with brown hair and blue eyes lies on a pile of notebook paper looking at the camera

They say sharing your struggles is healing. Californian singer-songwriter Blü Eyes has created a dedicated community doing exactly that.


23rd Annual Chutzpah! Festival

The Lisa Nemetz Festival of International Jewish Performing Arts: November 2 - 23.

The Chutzpah! Festival returns with an exciting and dynamic lineup of performances, presenting music, theatre, comedy, dance and multimedia arts, connecting communities and celebrating the vibrancy of our stories. For over two decades the Chutzpah! Festival has been an eagerly anticipated and annual highlight of Greater Vancouver’s arts season.


Vikram Vij’s My Shanti closing after nearly 10 years

A spread of Indian dishes, including a biryani, creamy tomato-based curry, and raita.

Vikran Vij’s Surrey restaurant My Shanti has announced it’s going to be closing down the kitchen later this month.


The dynamic world premiere of Accumulation

Accumulation, running November 9 – 11, is a transcontinental project by Co.ERASGA Dance, in collaboration with participating artists from the USA, Canada and France. Body, dance, movement, sound, costumes, sculpture and visual objects were all components in the making of this unique and creative live performance event.


Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing at Firehall Arts Centre | November 2 to 5 | Various times 

Take part in a cultural gathering dedicated to bringing together Indigenous and Western knowledge on climate justice. [$15+]

How Black Mothers Say I Love You at Historic Theatre | November 2 to 12 | Various times

The play provides a compelling look at family dynamics, strife, tenderness, and love. [$29+]

Music on Main’s Modulus Festival at various venues | November 3 to 6 | Various times 

Check out the experimental festival with shows running all weekend at venues across Vancouver. [$20+]

Luminous Hours opening reception at The Gallery George | November 3 | 6pm

Alissa Kim Tjen’s first solo exhibition in Vancouver curates her lyrical, colourful landscapes. [Free]

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival at The Pipe Shop | November 4 | 3pm, 6pm, 7pm

Check out dozens of artisanal products in this curated tasting event. [$85+] 

Phoebe Robinson at Vogue Theatre | November 5 | 7pm 

Comedian, author, actor, and publisher Phoebe Robinson brings her Messy AF tour to Vancouver. [$34.50+] 

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