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Great stuff to do in Vancouver this week

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Talking Stick Festival (Kelly’s Pick)
Feb 19 - Mar 3 | Location, cost and time vary by show

From a Powwow, to theatre, dance, spoken word, music and a multimedia performance, Talking Stick Festival will give everyone something to talk about. Taking place from Feb. 19 - March 3rd, the festival will showcase established and emerging artists, coming both nationally and internationally, from all areas of the performing arts.

The festival provides an opportunity to experience and explore Aboriginal culture through the arts in a wide range of traditional and contemporary disciplines. Read more....

 

Made to Pleasure: DIY Design & Talk (Kelly’s Pick)
Feb 21 | 6PM | Museum of Vancouver | Free (members) $10/$12

My ears perk at the sound of an 18+ event, which explains why this pick made the cut.

This event provides an opportunity to learn about the history of sexual satisfaction and the construction of social pleasure, while giving you a hands-on experience that won’t earn you a scolding! Start by designing and creating a prototype of a vibrator from plasticine with advice from the pros from Standard Design and guidance from Vancouver's own Womyns’Ware Inc. Then bolster your knowledge with a special talk by Rachel Maines, whose book, The Technology of Orgasm, inspired the movie Hysteria (released last year). Maines uses rich (and sometimes hilarious) stories to reveal the surprising connection between technology, culture, sex, and the law.

 

A Evening of Debauchery with The Hive (Kelly’s Pick)
Feb 21 | 7:30 PM -12 AM | The Vinyl Retro Club 455 Abbott St | $39

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