Our writers' reflections on what inspires, amuses, encourages, enthralls, shocks, and even appalls them about living in our village by the sea.
VIFF returns with another phenomenal selection of features from home and abroad, along with its FILMS+ program of conferences, exhibitions, masterclasses, music, and more.
Georgia Straight's guide to the second edition of the Westward Music Festival includes interviews with Rhye, Angel Olsen, Jennifer Castle, and Mudhoney; our picks for six under-the-rad
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.
The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs from September 6 to 16.
Here are a few programs that offer you a chance to reinvent yourself.
A guide to Vancouver's favourite areas to eat, shop, and play
The celebrations start Monday (August 6) and run all week, building up to a massive, free street party next Saturday (August 11).
Here's our guide to Vancouver Pride.
The 2018 edition takes place at Jericho Beach Park from Friday to Sunday (July 13 to 15).
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.
Use the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2018 schedule to figure out who you’re seeing and where they’re playing.
Circle the calendar on Sunday (June 10) for the biggest neighbourhood festival that Vancouver will see in 2018.
Georgia Straight staff have written some articles to get you in the mood for what's to come.
Along with the Press Play and Quietude spotlights, this year's DOXA Documentary Film Festival also includes the Embedded with Extremists series.
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
The Georgia Straight celebrates the best of the season with a guide to all the performing and visual arts
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.
This year's festival runs from January 19 to February 4.
There’s no such thing as the winter blahs in Vancouver
Canada's largest annual food and drink festival comes to Vancouver
Our guide to the 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary celebration of the arts that takes place around Vancouver from January 16 to February 4.
We've got the lowdown on the city's best crafts, musical oddities, edible stocking stuffers, and more.
The coolest of local film festivals kicks off once again on Wednesday (November 29) with Gary Oldman's Oscar-courting performance as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright's
"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving." Mother Teresa
A round up of our favourite holiday gift ideas
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 16 - 19
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
Our guide to TaiwanFest highlights the annual Vancouver festival’s arts, culture, music, food offerings, and philanthropic initiatives.
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.
A round-up of arts & entertainment events to liven up Vancouver this winter.
Your definitive list of the summer's best events, activities, and offerings.
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.
Here's a collection of the Georgia Straight's coverage of women-related issues.
In advance of the global celebration of women, we've prepared some articles focusing on some remarkable women in Vancouver.
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.
The Georgia Straight has prepared a series of articles, tips, and ideas of things to do to celebrate the holiday.
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.
Here is a collection of the Georgia Straight's coverage of mental-health subjects.
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.
A collection of Georgia Straight articles related to climate change and environmental health.
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.
Before you head out to the festival, check out our interviews with filmmakers along with dozens of capsule reviews to help you pick which films to take in.