Since 2008, the Vancouver park board has marked International Women’s Day by honouring local women who have made significant community contributions with its “Remarkable Women” poster series.
This year, there are 12 honourees (picked from over 100 nominations), who reflect the theme of the Year of Reconciliation. Here they are, as described in a news release (we've added links to the posters):
Realwheels Theatre presents Whose Life is it Anyway? at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from March 11 to 22. Brian Clark’s Tony Award-winning play tells the story about a sculptor who, paralyzed from the neck down after a car accident, fights for the right to die.
Looking to help keep Vancouver green and have some fun in the process?
In time for Arbor Day, the TreeKeepers organization is offering up juvenile trees for Vancouver residents at the low cost of $10 each.
Working towards the Greenest City 2020 initiative with TreeCity, the Environmental Youth Alliance, the Vancouver Parks Board, Environment Canada, and the Vancouver Foundation, TreeKeepers is offering up 18 types of trees.
With maple, ash, spruce, and pine available—as well as fruit-bearing apple, plum, and fig trees—there’s a tree suitable for almost every urban outdoor space.
China’s Guangdong Modern Dance Company and Vancouver’s Goh Ballet collaborate on Select Works/Mustard Seed, a world premiere as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Performances take place March 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street).
Mustard Seed, a large-scale work that features dancers from both companies, was choreographed by Guangdong Modern Dance Company resident choreographer Liu Qi. The production’s name refers to a Buddhist metaphor, in which a grain as tiny as a mustard seed can reveal the wonders of the universe.
One of North Vancouver's raw vegetarian joints is on the move.
But Café by Tao isn't going far. The organic and wheat-free eatery is relocating a couple blocks over, from 120-260 West Esplanade to 131 West Esplanade in Lower Lonsdale.
Tao Organics, the food product line owned by Café by Tao's Agathe Mathieu, announced the move in its latest e-newsletter:
We're so thrilled, we have started the reno of our new location for the cafe! No worries, we remain open at our current location until the end of March. We have an outstanding crew totally committed to have Cafe by Tao's new home ready by the end of March.
The ninth annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival takes place at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) from Thursday to Sunday (March 6 to 9). The festival includes screenings, workshops, and panel discussions.
The festival will open with Vancouver director Karen Lam’s supernatural thriller Evangeline. Other B.C. features at the festival include Lisa Jackson’s documentary How a People Live, which portrays the resurgence of a First Nations community after forced relocation; as well as director Michelle Ouellet’s Vancouver-made drama After Party, which stars Ali Liebert; and Anne Wheeler’s documentary on Bbz Chula, Chi.
Environmentalist and biologist Alexandra Morton is one of the loudest voices in the fight against open-net fish farming on the B.C. coast.
Morton recently posted this video showing what happens when wild Pacific salmon and farmed Atlantic salmon are cooked side by side.
The obvious difference? The fat content.
That's not all. On her blog, Morton says there's other health risks.
Live Nation has announced that Los Angeles-based duo Rhye will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, July 4, as part of the Straight Series.
Rhye—comprised of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal—is the product of two synced paths crossing at the right time and place. The two artists had been fond of each other's work for some time, and it was when one member was working on a remix for the other that they started to collaborate.
The result is the critically acclaimed, R&B-influenced debut album, Woman.