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Events to check out this week in Vancouver like All That Jazz and Car Free Day

It's a good weekend to live in Mount Pleasant. Two of our top events are both on Main Street and if you've never been to its annual car-free celebration, we suggest you go. It'll be tons of fun with...

Vancouver's arts and culture bleeding out in “steady migration", warn city creatives

As artists flee Vancouver for less expensive lives, are they taking city's future with them?

Hill's Native Art brings Aboriginal culture to international customers

Since the 1970s, the small store-turned-gallery has helped showcase BC's unique history and culture with visitors from around the world.

Beat Nation showcases Indigenous artists from across the continent through a hip hop lens

A mesmerizing and beat-driven exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery until June 3 features a youth-savvy mash-up of politics, tradition and urban realities.

DIGNITY Vancouver Photo exhibition and auction brings social change through breathtaking images

Looking for a social event with a cause? Check out this gorgeous photo exhibition on Thursday, which helps raise funds for non-profit organizations.

Get creative this summer with Emily Carr Continuing Studies

Emily Carr Continuing Studies gives a wide variety of art enthusiasts a place to participate in getting creative and working with their hands in the studio.

Top Vancouver Events May 9 - 15: Eat your way through the weekend with sake, butter chicken and stone soup

Events with food in their names always get our mouths watering.. even if they don't actually serve any food. Laugh at the Butter Chicken comedy show, drink as much as you please at the Sake Social,...

Vancouver artist Jason Young turns the sport of curling into art

At 8 p.m. tonight, Jason Young is set to transform the rooftop of New York's Soho House into a live-action painting, using sculptures, actors, installations, and glowing LED resin.

Top Vancouver Events March 14-20: bus flashmob, DIY and yoga

This week's top events include the intriguing Maker Faire, billed as "the greatest show and tell on Earth". The Electro Swing Club is back with their monthly sassy event. Missed the last one? Read...

Art, food and fun at Late Nite Art

One needn't be the next Picasso or Rousseau, all it takes is an open mind, an interest in meeting new people, eating delicious food and the ability to put a paintbrush or charcoal to paper.