Or you can just wait around in Vancouver for a bunch of concerts to hit town.
There's about a dozen dinosaurs heading this way, but they aren't all ready for extinction.
Author and educator Bill McKibben is beloved by many environmentalists for ensuring that so many people understand the perils of climate change.
But until I saw a tweet from McKibben today, I never knew that his dog was also a force for good in the world.
Live Nation has announced that British synthpop artist Charli XCX will perform at Venue Nightclub--with guests Kitten--on Friday, August 30, in support of True Romance.
Armed with dark and catchy pop songs and a growing legion of fans, Charli XCX (stage name of Charlotte Aitchison) is a sensation-in-the-making, with singles like "Stay Away'" and "Nuclear Seasons" creating buzz both on and off-line.
Tickets for the 19+show are priced at $15 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10 a.m. on the TicketWeb website.
Live Nation has announced that American folk-rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom--with guest Joshua Radin--on Sunday, September 22.
On Nathanson's latest album, Last of the Great Pretenders, the artist creates a cinematic atmosphere with songs such as the first single "Mission Bells".
Radin is a word-of-mouth success story whose big break occurred when a friend handed a demo featuring his first composition, "Winter", to a TV producer for the sitcom Scrubs. His songs have since been heard over on various TV shows, commercials, and films.
EDIT: The House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act with a vote of 228-196 today (June 18).
The U.S. House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote on HR 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
The act, which would essentially ban all abortions after 20 weeks of a pregnancy, is an astounding attempt to further shame, harass, and force women into carrying unwanted fetuses to term.
What is the justification this time around? Apparently fetuses feel pain. (We'll get back to that in a minute.)
Vancouver’s Chinatown is undoubtedly becoming less and less Chinese. A recent surge in restaurants, shops, art galleries, and real estate developments point towards a revitalized neighbourhood that’s aimed more towards 20-something hipsters, and not the Chinese folk who immigrated here in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Bestie (105 East Pender Street), a new restaurant that opened June 17, is part of this growing trend. Owners Clinton McDougall and Dane Brown have brought currywurst—a German street food favourite consisting of sliced bratwurst sausage topped with hot curried ketchup—along with sauerkraut, pretzels, and beer to their casual Chinatown eatery.
The 31st annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards—also known as the Jessies—takes place at the Commodore Ballroom (888 Granville Street) on Monday (June 24) at 6:45 p.m.
“The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society is proud to honour and celebrate achievements in Vancouver professional theatre,” Meredith Elliott, president of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, stated in a news release. “We are privileged to have such an accomplished community of artists, each year creating an exciting and eclectic body of work for Vancouver audiences to enjoy.”
From Mean Streets to Goodfellas, Casino and now The Wolf of Wall Street—nobody does the totally wired, sprawling crime and redemption opera with giddy, smartass voice-over quite like Martin Scorsese.
The trailer for the new film, which reunites the director with Leonardo DiCaprio for their fourth movie together, was released yesterday.
Those of us who blinked through 2011’s Hugo waiting in vain for somebody’s head to be put in a vice will cheer, especially when DiCaprio—as real life Gordon Gekko turned reluctant FBI snitch Jordan Belfort—appears to throw his butler over the side of a building. Like they do on Wall Street.
The film, based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name, hits theatres in November.
Police drill at UBC The RCMP is conducting a major emergency response exercise at UBC this morning (June 18) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The university is warning people that they should expect to hear loud noises including sirens and gunfire. Volunteers acting as victims and bystanders are also being employed as part of the drill.