November 28 edition: A Vancouverite plays "Squid Game"

Plus: Seth Rogen, Skinny Puppy, and more

Seth Rogen was in town this weekend. The star was spotted at Little Bird dim sum in Kits, leading to one of those classic feel-good stories about hometown heroes done good coming back to their ol’ stomping grounds and boosting local businesses.

See, Rogen’s just like one of us: he likes Bib Gourmand small plates and Lee’s Donuts!


Commentary: We’re way too focused on pretendians

A spotlight shines diagonally, illuminating smoke in a dark room

Rocky Cree actor Joel D. Montgrand asks, “Why do non-Natives get to be the most talked about Natives?”


How to make our food systems better

Rows of produce are stacked at a grocery store.

Figuring out how to feed a growing population, while reducing climate impacts and increasing access, is complex. Meet the BC thinkers leading the charge.


Win the Ultimate Winter Vacation to Penticton

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What it was really like on Squid Game: The Challenge

A woman with red hair and wearing a zip-up green jacket with 273 on it holds up a game

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Review: Skinny Puppy’s farewell to Vancouver was a dystopian fever dream

A red-cast photo of a stage show with strange shadows and many eager fans

Skinny Puppy’s final Vancouver stop was as much a journey into the depths of their dystopian imagination as it was a critique of our dark future.

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Independent Investment Advice - The way to your future

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The best zero-proof drinks in Vancouver (and where to find them)

Strange Fellow's Never the Less non-alcoholic Pale Ale rests on a blanket by some playing cards.

The non-alcoholic and de-alcoholized drinks market has come a long way. Here are some options that actually taste good (and still ditch the hangover).


Festival of Trees

Experience the magic of Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank this holiday season. More than 30 uniquely decorated trees light up the stunning lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Each tree has been sponsored and decorated by local organizations to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  A family-friendly activity, everyone is encouraged to visit and join in the festive fun to vote for their favourite tree!


Vancouver Civic Theatres visual arts open house at Queen Elizabeth Theatre | November 28 | 5pm 

See works by Tiffany Blaise and Fanny Tang, with an artist talk and musical performance from Jeff Bryant. [Free]

Katie Tupper at Fox Cabaret | November 28 | 7pm 

The Saskatoon singer fuses neo-soul, folk, and R&B. [$23.60]

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy at Massey Theatre | November 28 to 29 | 7:30pm

James & Jamesy bring this British comedy classic to New West as part of their Pacific Northwest tour. [$69+]

s-yéwyáw: Awaken at Vancity Theatre | November 28 to December 7 | Various times

A trio of Indigenous multi-media changemakers document the traditional cultural teachings and legacies of their Elders. [$10.50+]

Orlando, My Political Biography at Vancity Theatre | November 28 to December 6 | Various times

The VIFF hit, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, examines the struggles of trans and non-binary people. [$10+]

In Awe: Transformative Landscapes at Silk Purse Arts Centre | November 29 to December 21 | 12pm to 4pm

A joint exhibition from Shweta Patil and Riitta Peirone displaying contrasting interpretations of familiar mountains and forests. [Free]

The Slackers at Rickshaw Theatre | November 29 | 7pm 

Ska isn’t dead, as this reggae-punk-soul fusion act can attest. [$29.74+]

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our Events Listings.

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