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.”
Ever-intrepid Ping-Pong advocate, ace drummer-for-hire, and recent Georgia Straight cover star Dustin Bromley Instagrammed a photo of himself offering up autographs at Car Free Day this weekend.
"Set up my station at #carfreeyvr !!" he wrote alongside a shot of him sitting in a chair in the middle of the street with a pile of Straights on his lap.
Last week we ran a feature on Bromley and Michael Unger's DJ-amped Ping-Pong club nights and forays into the Chinatown Night Market. Glad to see Bromley working his newfound fame.
Goethe Satellite Vancouver in cooperation with Dance Troupe Practice, Windsor House School, Public Dreams, and Revised Projects presented the Unlearning Weekenders. This series of workshops led by Catherine Grau and Zoë Kreye invite the public to cocreate new rituals as a way to challenge invisible social structures, shake up hierarchies, and strengthen community bonds—in a sense, “unlearning” social concepts.
The Unlearning Weekenders series kicked off with the Dance + Movement Workshop on June 2 at Public Dreams, where the public was invited to explore movement, and the connections between body, mind, and shared movement. A Prop + Costume Building Workshop followed on June 8 and 9, where attendees could help assemble props and costumes for the procession.
Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver presents the 24th annual Festival d’Été Francophone de Vancouver, a francophone music, arts, and culture festival from June 13 to 21. This year, the gala event will kick off the festival with performances by Zachary Richard and Kevin Parent on the Air Canada Stage (West 7th Avenue between Granville Street and Fir Street) on Saturday (June 15) at 7 p.m.
So, judging by how viral Conversations With My Two Year Old has gone—at last check over 5.6 million hits!—you've probably checked out the hilarious, and yes, vaguely creepy, Vancouver-made video.
Filmmaker Matthew Clarke and comedian-actor David Milchard were inspired to re-enact real conversations—or actually, more like power struggles—Clarke had with his toddler daughter CoCo. They realized how twisted the talks would play when they were held between adults. It helps that one of them, the deadpan Milchard, is wearing a heart locket and barrette in the first episode. In the second, a bedtime battle and tickling match that has also reached past the 1.5 million hits mark, he's in his gonch.
Vancouver celebrates drawers, doodlers, and scribblers of all ages during the fourth-annual Vancouver Draw Down on Saturday (June 15). The day-long even feature 35 free workshops at various locations across the city, including community centres, parks, schools, art galleries, cemeteries, and more.
Highlights of this year’s festival include Collaborative Strathcona Dragon Drawing, which takes place at the Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Janice Wu will help lead a community drawing workshop that will result in imaginary dragons.
For those who live there, there's no reason to leave the Drive area all weekend long. With sun in the forecast, here are five things we'll be heading to over the coming days--and not one of them could really be found anywhere else.
1. Italian Day: On Sunday (June 9) from noon to 8 p.m., organizers plan to bring it Venetian Carnevale style. Think masked entertainers, packed outdoor patios, risotto balls and spaghetti marinara, fashion shows, and folkloric dance. Grape-stomping and pizza- and pasta-eating contests are all there too. For the first time, the event is introducing cooking demos throughout the day. Yes, we'll be waddling home a few pounds larger.
Grab a blanket and head over the Jericho Beach Park from July 19 to 21. The 36th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival is gearing up for three days of live music featuring 65 artists and groups from around the world.
This year, the festival will kick off with a mix of local and international musicians on its main stage on Friday (July 19) night. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will share their afro-beat rhythms, while Ontario’s Delhi 2 Dublin will mix the sounds of Bhangra with Celtic music. Also on the main stage on opening night, Canadian singer-songwriters Hayden, Kathleen Edwards, and local rising star Hannah Georgas.
Nowadays it seems like I get the majority of my humour from animation and cartoons—or animated cartoons, if you will. Archer, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, that trustry standby The Simpsons—there's no shortage of chortle-inducing material out there if you're wealthy enough to afford cable.
The Museum of Vancouver presents Foncie’s Fotos: Man on the Street starting today (June 6). The exhibit will feature some of the 15 million photos taken by Vancouver’s most prolific street photographer, Foncie Pulice.
Pulice shot from locations along Granville and Hastings for over 40 years, capturing a diverse range of ages, ethnicities, and classes in Vancouver. While Pulice claimed that he destroyed all of his negatives, he did not. The exhibition will include projected images from a surviving reel of more than 10,000 negatives.