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.
Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Pearl Jam rocking out Rogers Arena for hours. Daryl Mikulinski was there and caught a moment on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Pearl Jam at Rogers Arena on December 4, 2013. Thanks Daryl.
Ruby Slippers Theatre presents Hotel Bethlehem, an irreverent Christmas play, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street) from December 10 to 22.
Hotel Bethlehem is a holiday satire in the style of Faulty Towers and Monty Python. The play by Drew McCreadie gives audiences a fresh and hilarious take on the story of Christmas, one featuring shepherds contemplating sheep lotteries, Three Kings evading taxation, ridiculous Roman soldiers, and a blind census taker.
This production directed by Diane Brown features Stephen Beaver, Scott Bellis, Tim Carlson, Alex Diakun, Dustin Freeland, Sean McQuillan, John Murphy, Byron Noble, Kris Novak, Gili Roskies, and Alvin Sanders.
There’s been a threat of snow in Vancouver’s weather forecast for a few days.
This is in contrast to my friend’s iPad—no matter how much she wants it to snow on her iPad, it’s forecast to stay clear and bright through the holidays and beyond.
It’s a WordPress.com thing. You know…the free Internet blogging dew-hickey?
My friend couldn’t really think of much to do with her WordPress blog after a friend created it for her. Then she heard about the festive feature to make it snow on a her blog until January 4th.