Your Guide to Spring Adventure
Welcome to another issue of the Georgia Straight. This week, the Straight's online and print editions feature your guide to spring adventure, including cycling, snowshoeing, and a gondola planned for Squamish. Don't forget to check out Straight.com for daily news and views on everything Vancouver.
Social Feed's communal meals make dinner a party in Vancouver
Since it started last May, Social Feed has held more than 40 events in Vancouver, each one with around 20 people, each one selling out.
Vancouver Opera's The Barber of Seville goes Hollywood
Figaro is a film hairstylist, his love Rosina a starlet, in Vancouver Opera's playful rejig of The Barber of Seville on a 1940s movie set.
The Magnetic Fields are electronic but still sardonic
The Magnetic Fields have embraced synthesizers again, but you won't hear them at the band's shows.
Things to do
|Music||The Magnetic Fields||Vogue Theatre||March 18, 2012|
|Sports||Vancouver Giants vs. Kelowna Rockets||Pacific Coliseum||March 16, 2012|
|Movies||Hugo the Hippo||Pacific Cinémathèque||March 18, 2012|
|Theatre||The Importance of Being Earnest||Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage||To April 15, 2012|
|Et Cetera||Irish Ceili Dance||Victoria Drive Community Hall||March 17, 2012|
Comment of the Week
B.C. has the lowest per capita provincial arts funding as well as the lowest per capita federal funding in the nation. No matter how much artists sacrifice and audiences value their work, too many politicians do not value their contributions. Perhaps, for example, some of the many millions of tax dollars paying for the Premier's Office could be redirected to solve this financial crisis. [read story]
> Submitted by Colin Miles, 2012-03-09 19:25