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3 more films for the holiday season: Little Women, Song of Names and Spies in Disguise
Plus notes on a couple of new arrivals I have not been able to preview
Dec 26th, 2019
Opera Warriors: high energy and visually stunning dance theatre premieres at Queen E
Opera Warriors runs January 5 and 6 only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Dec 9th, 2015
12 Years a Slave, a masterpiece, leads a long list of new movies now playing
Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are sure to be nominated for their superb acting in 12 Years a Slave.
Nov 1st, 2013
Flow into the Filipino martial art of Kali
As you head down the stairs, the hypnotic clack-clack rhythm of the rattan sticks gets louder. Once your eyes adjust from the dark stairwell into the basement studio, you can make out several pairs...
Aug 28th, 2011
Capoeira in the streets: Slideshow
People on Granville Street watched riveted as members of Vancouver's Axe Capoeira performed a demonstration of their acrobatic martial arts on Sunday. Developed in the 1500s by African slaves in...
Jul 3rd, 2011
Top 10 adventures for thrill-seeking women
Vancouver’s fun-loving lifestyle isn’t just limited to zenning out yoga-style or sweating your stuff jogging along the beach. For ladies seeking a little more oomph from their local adventures here...
Oct 7th, 2010