Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are five events happening in or around Vancouver on Monday, December 29.


American metal band Black Label Society (pictured above) plays the Commodore Ballroom.

Saskatchewan blues-rock one-man band Reignwolf plays Venue.



Samuel Beckett radio play All That Fall premieres at the Cultch.



The Vancouver Canucks are hoping to add to their two-game winning streak tonight in Anaheim.

Ryan Miller is expected to be in goal against the league-leading Ducks.

Anaheim may put Ilya Bryzgalov between the pipes after Frederick Anderson was in the net for the team's 2-1 shootout loss last night against the Arizona Coyotes. 

It will be the third meeting of the year between Ducks centre Ryan Kesler and his former Vancouver teammates.

The Canucks lost five in a row in December before bouncing back with wins against the Flames and Coyotes before Christmas.

This video was created by a guy who calls himself Peladophobian.

(For those who don't know the meaning of that word, it's a person who fears bald people.)

Someone should tell Peladophobian that Kim Jong-un's father was Kim Jong-il, because he got it wrong in his attempt to connect the dots between the North Korean dictator and President Barack Obama.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are five events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, December 28.



The Georgia Straight presents Victoria indie-rock quartet Current Swell (pictured above) at the Commodore Ballroom.

Rolf Kempf, Dave Symington, and Ron Samworth present an evening of world, jazz, and blues music at the Backstage Lounge.


The IMDB website currently  has an 8.1 rating out of 10 for The Interview, which is practically stratospheric.

That's been generated from 80,483 people who posted their evaluations of the controversial new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

Codirected by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who were each born in Vancouver, the film depicts a plan to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Of those who voted on the IMDB site, 63.7 percent gave The Interview a score of 10. Only 13.1 percent gave it a rating of six or lower.

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Day.

Mine started a bit late owing to the fact that I slept in. I knew that most things would be closed—restaurants, coffee shops and bottle depots for example—and I was in no rush to do nothing much.

I thought about getting up several times before I actually did.

My final wake-up call came when a twentysomething woman (I think she said her name was Ashley), bounded into my parkade all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, like a cheerful March hare and offered me three shortbread cookies her mother had baked, a big hug, and the rest of the joint she was smoking.

Barring injury against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday (December 27), Ryan Kesler will lace up the skates on Sunday (December 28) for his third game of the season against his former teammates.

The Canucks will be in Anaheim to play the Western Conference-leading Ducks.

Vancouver is in third place in the Pacific Division, a point behind the San Jose Sharks with two games in hand.

The Canucks won their first game this year against the Ducks on November 9. It came in a 2-1 shootout victory crowned by former Duck Nick Bonino's goal.

In the same game, Kesler hit the post with his shootout attempt, but he had an assist on the Ducks' only goal.

In their second match on November 20, the Ducks defeated the Canucks 4-3 in the shootout.

Earlier this month, the codirector of The Interview, Evan Goldberg, theorized that the infamous Sony hack may have been an inside job.

“For two seconds it was the North Koreans, and then the younger guys in our office who know way more about computers were, like, ‘No way. You’d have to know Sony’s network, it has to be somebody on the inside,’ " Goldberg told the Straight's Adrian Mack.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are five events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, December 27.


The Georgia Straight presents performances by Bend Sinister (pictured above) at the Imperial, with guests Gay Nineties and the Tourist Company.

DJ Trevor Risk presents a motown party at the Fox Cabaret.



The antipatriarchal protest group Femen has struck again.

On Christmas Day, a topless woman with the words "God is woman" emblazoned across her chest ran into the nativity scene at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Her goal? Nothing less than to kidnap the statue of Baby Jesus to demonstrate Femen's opposition to the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality and abortion.

She was promptly arrested.

Femen, which began in Ukraine in 2008, has engaged in these types of demonstrations for several years to protest against patriarchy, organized religion, and political tyranny.