Above we have “Mr. Invisible”.
He was panhandling in his own fashion Tuesday morning in front of the McDonalds on West Broadway, near Granville Street.
Last we saw him, he was about two kilometres east on Broadway in front of the Michaels Arts & Crafts store; he was cocooned in a sleeping bag with the word “invisible” written on a slip of paper pinned to the bag. He was panhandling then, also.
His technique apparently works—Tuesday morning I watched his inert form suddenly come to life and pop up like a slice of toast when a woman offered him a $20 bill. ‘Tis the Season to be a panhandler!
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death today, many tributes mention how the South African anti-apartheid visionary served as a source of inspiration or as a role model.
In a July 2011 satellite-phone interview with the Straight from the bridge of the Steve Irwin in the Shetland Islands’ Lerwick harbour, Paul Watson, the founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, invoked Mandela when asked how he remained positive in his decades-long struggle against the whaling industry and in his defence of the world’s oceans.
J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic gets just a little more catty with this video mashup that combines The Hobbit with 2004 Lindsay Lohan vehicle Mean Girls. Surprisingly, the two works actually complement each other fairly well.
And if this isn't enough Hobbit hype for you (the next film is released December 13), Denny's has resurrected its Middle-earth-inspired food and beverage offerings. From what I've seen of the menu, it's at least as gut-bombingly mediocre as the restaurant's previous attempt.
We used a long lens and got right in Jason Priestley's face at the red carpet opening gala of the 13th annual Whistler Film Festival.
The local actor-director was at the mountain festival last night (December 4) to premiere his theatrical directing debut, Cas & Dylan.
Priestley was accompanied by iconic American actor Richard Dreyfuss, who receives a special hour-long tribute at the festival on Friday.
I've been lucky enough to have seen ZZ Top a number of times over the years, the first being at the Pacific Coliseum back in 1976 or so. I think it was on the Fandango tour, but I can't find any mention of that gig anywhere online. Anybody else see that show, before the big-beard period? Pretty sure I didn't imagine it.
I also saw them at the Coliseum at the height of their popularity, on the Eliminator tour of '84. OMG was it a zoo in there. I'd never seen such a roiling mass of bodies on an arena floor.
Nothing dampens the holiday spirit like losing all of your prized possessions—and maybe even a loved one—in a fire.
Luckily, you can take steps to prevent a tragedy from happening in your home.
Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services sent out these nine tips for a safe holiday season:
The 13th Whistler Film Festival kicked off its annual cinematic celebration of screens on the slopes on December 4 with celebrity style.
Hollywood stars Richard Dreyfuss and Jason Priestley walked the red carpet for the Western Canadian premiere of the comedy-drama Cas & Dylan. Priestley’s crowd-pleasing directorial debut stars Dreyfuss as a terminally ill doctor who embarks upon a cross-Canada roadtrip to Vancouver Island with a 22-year-old chatterbox of a hitchhiker (Tatiana Maslany).
Bah! Humbug! returns for a fourth year with Juno Award-winning musician Jim Byrnes as Ebenezer Scrooge. The seasonal benefit for community arts in the Downtown Eastside runs from December 12 to 14 at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Bah! Humbug! is a twist on the classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, as Scrooge own a pawn shop on Hastings Street. This all-ages show highlights the parallels between the economic disparities of Victorian-era London and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Along with Byrnes, the Max Reimer-directed production features First Nations actor Margo Kane, gospel and blues singer Tom Pickett, and actor Steve Maddock.
Vancouver vocal ensemble musica intima presents light for the Child, a holiday concert, from December 14 to 21.
Performances are scheduled for December 14 at Knox Presbyterian Church (403 East Columbia Street, New Westminster), December 16 at West Vancouver United Church (2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver), December 20 at Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard Street), and December 21 at Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th Avenue). All performances start at 7:30 p.m.
Light for the Child includes timeless holiday classics, such as Benjamin Britten’s Jesu, as thou art our saviour, and contemporary works. Rare pieces by Kristopher Fulton, Michael Conway Baker, and John Burge will also be featured.