The 2014 DOXA Documentary Film Festival takes place May 2 to 11 at various Vancouver venues. This year, film screenings will take place at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street), Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street), Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway Street), and Vancouver Playhouse (600 Dunsmuir Street).

This year’s DOXA festival will feature over 90 films and 78 screenings, taking audiences into the unknown—from encounters with mountain gorillas to cartoon ponies and the men who love them, wild boars, roller derby girls, young agrarians, and stick insects.

What’s the capacity of the Rickshaw Theatre? Six-hundred-and-fifty, or so? That’s roughly how many horny people walked out after Goat’s performance in Vancouver last night (April 15). I hope the orgies commenced in all corners of the city.

Goat, if you don’t know, is a “collective” hailing from that noted centre of voodoo magic, northern Sweden. The music is a kind of afro-psyche hybrid if it was distilled through the roughest parts of Detroit in 1975 (ie. not northern Sweden). But more importantly, Goat is all goofy costumes and masks with the heaviest sex-cult vibe this side of Yahowha 13 and the Source Family. Only the music’s better, even if the set-opener “Goatman” (was it? I was drunk) came off more technically impressive than heat-inducing.

Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m., we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.

Today’s offering: Chances are, like us, Christmas has left you so goddamn bankrupt, you are now reduced to being a window shopper. Not only that, you're standing on the street mad as fuck, looking at all the shit you can't buy. If so, this one is for you, even though Curtis Jackson doesn't seem overly sympathetic to your plight.

A wise person once noted that the truly fortunate on this earth have twigged into the fact that it’s better to collect experiences than things. When you are sitting around with friends at the bar, or people you’ve just met at a party, no one wants to hear the tale of how you bought a 92-inch flatscreen plasma television on Boxing Day.

The story of how you spent 24 hours on the Mekong Delta wrangling snakes, hi-fiving barefoot kids on passing fishing boats, and drinking home-made rice whiskey with a dude who looked like Kill Bill’s Pai Mei, however? Gold, and not just because that experience will help you instantly connect with others who are also happiest when anywhere but home.

Painters take note: the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is now open and accepting submissions. One winner from all of Canada will receive $25,000, and the two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each.   The prize is awarded to a promising Canadian artist to help kick-start their career with both recognition and funding. The winners are chosen by a panel of three jury members, one each for Eastern, Central, and Western Canada.   The award, started in 1999, has been given to two Vancouver artists in the past: Colleen Heslin and Rebecca Brewer.

Although Fan Expo Vancouver is looming large on local geeks' radar this week, the burgeoning Metro Vancouver geek scene has more to offer than the three-day celebration of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, and gaming.

Tonight (April 16), the Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity, a live comedy show based on the amusingly politically incorrect game Cards Against Humanity. Be advised, this is the show that almost guarantees strong language, sexual content, and mature themes.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo at the Commodore. RecordSlave was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Chromeo at the Commodore Ballroom on April 15, 2014. Thanks RecordSlave.

Just in time for warmer temperatures, HUB Bike to Work Week returns to Metro Vancouver from May 26 to June 1.

HUB encourages cyclists of all levels to participate in Bike to Work Week by offering online tools to track commutes and a chance to win prizes, including seven brand new bicycles. During the week-long event, participants can visit HUB celebration stations for free coffee, bicycle tune-ups, and daily giveaways. Start an office team and challenge your co-workers to get some fresh air and exercise on their daily commute.

There's been a lot of rumour and speculation flying around the music world in the last few days regarding the status of legendary Aussie earbusters AC/DC.

Some media outlets were actually reporting the band's demise, claiming that rhythm-guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young had suffered a stroke recently and would never be able to perform again.

Then today the band made this announcement on its website and Facebook page:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

Beautifully fashioned clothes that are meant cherished, appreciated, and passed down generation to generation. That’s the concept behind RELIC atelier, a line of formal and bridal wear designed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) fashion student Aileen Twa.

Inspired by "slow fashion" and nature, Twa’s garments embrace the regeneration of antique costumes, while remaining stylish for today.

RELIC atelier will be unveiled at The Show, presented by Tamoda Apparel, on April 24 at the River Rock Casino. Thirty-six other lines by Kwantlen Polytechnic University fashion students will also be showcased. See for event details.