This year's festival runs from January 18 to February 3.
By the looks of what’s hitting stages this year, Vancouver is a sometimes traditional, sometimes serene, and sometimes warped place to spend the holidays.
Here are a few programs that offer people young and old a chance to reinvent themselves.
Your guide to the 23rd annual Eastside Culture Crawl: East Vancouver's visual arts, design & craft festival.
A guide to the vendors at the 47th Annual Circle Craft Market
Running from October 21 to 27 at venues clustered on Granville Island and scattered around town, the Vancouver Writers Fest’s latest edition brings a signature mix of fast-emerging and big-name authors.
Our writers have fun highlighting what they feel is the best of Vancouver.
Your guide to fall's hottest shows in theatre, music, dance, comedy, and visual arts.
VIFF returns with another phenomenal selection of features from home and abroad, along with its FILMS+ program of conferences, exhibitions, masterclasses, music, and more.
The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs from September 5 to 15.
Our guide to TaiwanFest highlights the annual Vancouver festival’s arts, culture, music, food offerings, and philanthropic initiatives.
The 2019 edition takes place at Jericho Beach Park from Friday to Sunday (July 19 to 21).
Here's our guide to Vancouver Pride.
Use the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2019 schedule to figure out who you’re seeing and where they’re playing.
Wondering what to do during the hot season in Vancouver? We've got you covered.
Circle the calendar on Sunday (June 9) for the biggest neighbourhood festival that Vancouver will see in 2019.
They're causing many of us to rethink the way things have traditionally been done in the city.
In advance of this day, the Straight has highlighted three educational initiatives in Vancouver are promoting greater understanding between people from very different backgrounds.
Over 11 days starting on May 2, see films on such topics as Indigenous justice, how social media has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, the craft of beekeeping, and that lingering question, who let the dogs out?
The featured titles for this season range from terrifying tech giants to the comforts of home cooking.
Here is an archive of Georgia Straight articles about missing people from Metro Vancouver and B.C.
In advance of the global celebration of women, we've prepared some articles focusing on some remarkable women in Vancouver.
Here's a collection of the Georgia Straight's coverage of women-related issues.
The Georgia Straight celebrates the best of the season with a guide to all the performing and visual arts
The Georgia Straight has prepared a series of articles, tips, and ideas of things to do to celebrate the holiday.
We've got the lowdown on the city's best crafts, musical oddities, edible stocking stuffers, and more.
Seasonally appropriate music videos
Portland’s Best Music Venues
Welcome to the most interesting place in the world to enjoy cannabis.
Your guide the best views and trails in Portland.
In case you didn’t know, Portland is an odd place. Here are a few of the places making sure it stays that way.
Whether you’re looking for rare vinyl, hot threads or taxidermied animals, you can find it in Portland.
A glance at the glitziest features of Portland’s new luxury hotels. Every time you look up, Portland’s skyline seems to get fancier.
No matter if it’s a dive, brewpub or dance club, you’ll fi nd the soul of Portland in a good bar.
Portland is a food-lover’s heaven. Here are seven ways to reach nirvana.
Portland is one of the greatest cities on the West Coast.
Our writers' reflections on what inspires, amuses, encourages, enthralls, shocks, and even appalls them about living in our village by the sea.
The Georgia Straight's guide to the Westward Music Festival includes interviews, our picks for under-the-radar acts that you shouldn't miss, and more.
Your complete guide to theatre, visual arts, classical music, comedy, and dance.
Voters across Metro Vancouver will go to the polls on October 20 to elect mayors, councillors, school trustees, and, in the case of Vancouver. seven park commissioners.
The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Father John Misty, Arkells, Metric, St. Vincent, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many other acts will be converging on Vancouver's fabulous Stanley Park for the first SKOOKUM from September 7 to September 9.
A guide to Vancouver's favourite areas to eat, shop, and play
Follow this series for tips and advice on how to make banking simple and convenient, while achieving your financial goals. Sign up now to become a member of Coast Capital Savings and receive a $200 bonus.
The celebrations start Monday (August 6) and run all week, building up to a massive, free street party next Saturday (August 11).
Legendary Indian musician Hariprasad Chaurasia headlines a list of guests that includes CBC's Jarrett Martineau, novelist Amitava Kumar, scholar Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Sandeep Johal, Debra Sparrow, Rup Sidhu, Aja Monet, Vikram Chandra, and more.
Georgia Straight staff have written some articles to get you in the mood for what's to come.
In our guide to the citywide event that runs from April 3 to 30, you'll see photography taking a mindblowing array of forms.
Mother Mother's Ryan Guldemond is one of several local musicians who've received nominations.
Our guide to Western Canada's biggest laugh extravaganza, which runs in Vancouver from March 1 to 10
Check out our guide for spring’s hottest shows in theatre, music, dance, comedy, and visual arts.
Passionate, funny, and spellbinding—this extravaganza has it all from February 15 to March 15 in Vancouver.
Grassroots will be a unique opportunity for past, present and future cannabis users to connect with and learn from experts, local businesses, manufacturers, and growers.
Canada's largest annual food and drink festival comes to Vancouver
The 2017 Whistler Film Festival takes place from November 29 to December 3.
"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving." Mother Teresa
At the 2018 Eastside Culture Crawl, female sculptors break the mould, wood artists go against the grain, and textile artists weave their magic.
Featured artists and studios from the Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov 15 - 18
In our fall Urban Living guide, we bring you the latest on the new Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver and much more.
There's lots to read about in our latest look at staying well.
Here's our yearly, wide-ranging look at some of the coolest authors and books of the moment.
For better or worse, VIFF 2017 is asking us to look at how far Vancouver has come.
Find out what some local luminaries think about our city.
Celebrate the Best of Vancouver with these winners
Eight Straight retail picks for Spring!
How will you celebrate Canada's 150th sesquicentennial?
Treat yourself or someone special with these goodies from the Valentine's Day Gift Guide.
It's Vancouver's ultimate summer entertainment guide.
Here's a collection of our coverage of addiction-related issues.
Explore the city's diverse design community with studio tours, talks, tastings, and other events meant to engage the creative mind.
Sixteen days of fully staged works, concerts, panel discussions, workshops, art installations, and more
On Wednesday (April 19), there will be more than 1,700 free screenings across the country, including more than 30 in Vancouver.
Check out the winners dining guide to celebrate the 20th Annual Golden Plates.
The latest edition focuses on late-winter sports, the Wellness Show, improving the health-care system, and Justin Trudeau's recent visit with frontline responders to the fentanyl crisis.
Here's a collection of the Georgia Straight's coverage of vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based food, products, and issues.
Here's a collection of the Georgia Straight's coverage of men-related issues.
The Georgia Straight offers its annual roundup of the year’s best in cinema.
Discover how the city's tight rental market is affecting everyday people.
Or at least the ones our critics liked, including ones by reunited rap crews and a dearly departed icon
Let the Georgia Straight take gift-giving stress off your shoulders.
The 19th annual European Union Film Festival features film titles from 23 EU countries.
This year's visual-arts extravaganza takes place in East Vancouver from November 17 to 20.
The snow is almost flying, so our annual winter issue is here to give you the latest in style trends, a comprehensive charts of B.C.'s ski hills, and lots of outdoor features.
We ask badass Vancouverites about the talented artists, indelible stories, and, at times, questionable antics behind their most treasured tattoos.
All dressed up with no one to scare?
In our annual feature, the Georgia Straight shines a spotlight on titles and authors to underline on your seasonal reading list.
Running every Thursday, Vancouver Weekend spotlights five Straight-approved places around the city worth discovering.
The Straight asks comedians about their life-changing shows, favourite comedy albums, and a time they bombed on stage.
With the festival set to run from Wednesday to Sunday (September 21 to 25), we asked authors to tell us about their finest reading experiences.
Find out what some local luminaries think about our city.
Vancouver’s top talents tell us about the local music they love, and the local musicians they’d love to love.
Everything you need to know about Whistler's premier adventure race for women.
Meet some young adults who shatter prevailing media stereotypes about their generation.
Here's our guide to all things queer and dear, both on screen and off.
In LGBT communities, entertainers play a special and often unique role.
Tips, tricks, and ecofriendly product recommendations that help you lead an environmentally minded lifestyle.
Nearly a half-million shoppers visit these local gathering places every year.
This it the time of year when there's no longer any excuse to remain a couch potato.
Get ready for rocket-powered daredevils, dissident Vancouver artists, and more in Canada's leading documentary festival.
Find your true feline soulmate on Felindr.
In our special section, we shine a light on why the Oliver to Osoyoos region in the South Okanagan has become such a vibrant wine region.
Here's a collection of the Georgia Straight's video coverage of local arts and culture.
Video features of interesting folks from around town to list off, among other things, their favourite performers, rituals, live gigs, and singers. And, of course, their favourite thing.
The go to guide for finding the best spots to eat, drink and shop in Vancouver, BC, Canada, as selected by Vancouverites
It's also known as the Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival
Your guide to making the most of the season.
Here's a collection of Georgia Straight articles about exercise and fitness-related issues.
Over the years, it's thrilled, enraged, educated, and enlightened Vancouverites.
Here are a few unusual stories that caught our attention during the past year.
Georgia Straight articles on First Nations
The Georgia Straight probes the minds of Vancouver's most colourful DJs.
Find out which albums helped get our intrepid reviewers through the last 12 months.
As if its industry wasn't impressive enough, half of the films at this year's Vancouver Turkish Film Festival were made by women.
Straight to the Pint taps those on the frontlines of our booming local craft-beer industry for stories about biggest brewing successes, dream vacation spots, and which brand was always in the family fridge.
Buy the Glass is a neighbourhood-focused tour designed to catch up with those behind the wine program at notable Vancouver restaurants and get a recommendation from their by-the-glass wine offerings.
It’s only taken 18 years, but with Malta onboard for the first time, the European Union Film Festival finally features submissions from all 28 member states
All of the Georgia Straight's Asian- and Asian Canadian– related coverage, including anything related to East, Southeast, and South Asian people and cultures.
Our extensive section looks at making fitness fun, predicting longevity, natural healing, the evolution of health care, spices that boost wellness, and choosing organic foods.
Disparate forces are banding together to boost Vancouver young-voter turnout this federal election. Plus, a look at a strategic national initiative to oust Stephen Harper.
In our fall food issue, local chefs such as Elizabeth Bryan of Dock Lunch and Peter Isacu of Seasons in the Park say that turkey doesn't have to be predictable.
It’s the definitive guide to city life, and it offers a wealth of information for newcomers.
Vancouver acts share their favourite albums, the year’s best gigs, and where they’d eat on a tycoon’s dime
Back-to-school bookworms take note: designer frames are going far beyond the nerd look.
Not sure which films to see? Get ready with our guide to this year's cinematic offerings.
In our outdoor dining issue, we look at a multitude of communal dining options, including Vancouver's Dîner en Blanc; plus Food Cart Fest, some of the city's best patios, and practical picnicking.
Check out our interviews with some of this year's talented performers.
Summer's here. Drink up!
Bokanté, Donny McCasllin, Antibalas, and Jim Campilongo are among dozens of artists who will bring joy to Vancouver from June 22 to July 2.
We started asking film folk what their recommendations are for obscure, underrated, or simply strange Canadian cinematic gems.
Our beer issue includes articles on how craft breweries are changing neighbourhoods, the best local beers for summer, and the growth of brewpubs in the Okanagan.