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    글/ 사진: 이덕일 기자/ 코리안 뉴스   지난해에 이어 6월 9일부터 6월 19일까지 밴쿠버 아일랜드Comox Valley에서 열리는 수산물 페스티벌/EXPO를 다녀왔다. 벌써 10년째 치러지는 연례 행사이어서 내년에도 개최할 예정이다. 지난해 모습과 다른 점은 우선 규모이다. 작년에 비해 규모가 훨씬 커졌다는 것이다. 참여 기업은 물론 축제에 참여하기 위해 방문한 방문객이 많아졌다는 점이다. 올해는 국제적으로 더

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HIGH END AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT; SEE IT AND HEAR IT TO BELIEVE IT!

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  Vancouver, BC, June 3rd, 2016 – The Vancouver Audio Show 2016 returns to the Hilton Metrotown Hotel, from 24th – 26th June 2016 Listen to a superb selection of the world’s best HiFi & AV systems all in one location, and each one within an individual listening Suite. Sit down, relax and enjoy the

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Vancouver Audio Show Tickets now on-sale, grab your discount online!

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  Chester Group Exhibitions are pleased to announce that the 2015 Vancouver Audio Show details are now live along with online discounted tickets. The show will take place between Friday May 8th and Sunday May 10th. CG will be updating the latest Exhibitor list in the coming days and special event announcements will follow over

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Urban Visions Collide in ‘Char Bagh’

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    As part of this year’s PuSh Festival, experience four methods of storytelling on January 31.   Char Bagh is the Persian term for a quadrilateral garden divided by water and pathways; a space for exchange and contemplation. Digital Handloom is a Vancouver communication and cultural engagement practice by Manjot Bains and Naveen Girn.

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Dine Out™ in January

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  Canada’s largest annual restaurant festival kicks off January 16.   Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, attracting over 100,000 local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.     Now in its 13th year, the festival gives diners the opportunity to select from

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La Dolce Vita: Vancouver’s Italian Film Festival

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  Featuring classics and new releases, the fest runs January 9 to 15. Now in its second year, the Vancouver Italian Film Festival invites you to luxuriate in the glories of Italian Cinema, past and present.   Presented in association with the Italian Cultural Centre, the Italian Consulate, Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and VIFF

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Vancouver on the Verge of a Comedy Coup-

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    With a ‘nobody’s going to get famous’ attitude, BC comics get noticed.   By Sarah Berman, TheTyee.ca   In Little Mountain Gallery on a Tuesday night, the line between comedy show and hanging out at a friend’s place is charmingly blurred. At this show, billed “Ring-a-Ding-Dong-Dandy,” beer comes out of a picnic cooler,

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Hockey Night in Coquitlam

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    Newcomers get a taste of Canada’s favourite past-time thanks to ISSofBC.   What is an offside, a power play and the penalty box? These were some of the questions answered during a Hockey 101 class and multicultural hockey night hosted by ISSofBC in Coquitlam.   The class was part of the preparations for

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Portraits from Nairobi

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    A new photo exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology reveals a century-long transformation of Kenya’s urban culture.   What: art exhibition When: November 25, 2014 through April 4, 2015 Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology, 6393 N.W. Marine Drive How much: $16.75, free for UBC students     First presented in 2009 at the

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Rise of the East Van Cross

New pendants based on the iconic Vancouver sculpture sell for $175 to $325, raising money for legal advocacy in the Downtown Eastside.

    Jewelry project pays tribute to East Van graffiti, raises money for legal advocates.   By Sarah Berman   The East Van Cross is an iconic symbol of Vancouver’s blue collar roots, a time when the timber industry and Hell’s Angels seemingly ruled in equal measure. First seen as a common graffiti tag during

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Cinema Behind the Orange Gate

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    Public Art Installation by Byungseo Yoo November 30- December 30, 2014 Public Storage (Location TBA) Curated by Sojin Kim   Artist Talk/Opening Reception: November 29, 3:00-5:00pm Satellite Gallery 560 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC Public Storage Open Hours: By Appointment Only (contact information below)   Vancouver, BC—For the month of December, Vancouver’s Public Storage

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Wordless Wonders

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    A man. The moon. A most peculiar love story.   The team behind a popular Vancouver play called Grim & Fischer returns with a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! In their signature full-face mask style which has been described as “pure magic” by the CBC, the Wonderheads

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There Goes the Internet

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  Actor, activist and online sensation George Takei is coming to Vancouver November 18.   Who: George Takei What: speaking tour When: November 18, doors at 8:00 p.m. Where: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, How much: $25 to $199 With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role

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All the Ai Weiwei Fit to Print

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    Along with a months-long exhibition of the artist’s photos, comes an iconic documentary about his house arrest in China.   Guidebook’s September issue featured a photo spread of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s photos from his time in New York City during the ‘80s and ‘90s (see above and below). We were proud to

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What’s Your Perspective?

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  This year’s Vancouver Asian Film Festival stretches from India to Singapore, all the way to the back of your fridge. Film descriptions courtesy of VAFF.org. A Leading Man (USA) Directed by Steven J. Kung November 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. International Village Cinemas   Everyone is happy for rising actor GQ—everyone except GQ himself.

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Event listings November

  Friday Night Film Series – White Rock First United Church 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue White Rock, BC October 31, 2014; November 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.   The White Rock Social Justice Film Society presents screenings of Miss Representation (Oct 31), and The World According to Monsanto (Nov 28).       The Tale of the

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The Art of Metrotown

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    When you don’t have the money to shop, check out these free local artist exhibitions.   By Aurora Tejeida   The Burnaby Art Gallery is hosting two off-site exhibitions of work by local artists—one of them at the Bob Prittie library in Metrotown and the second one in the McGill library. Both exhibitions

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The Legacy of Cuban Music

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    At Vancouver’s annual Cuban Music Festival, see what influenced today’s chart-topping dancehall and salsa-infused club hits. Begins October 16 at Performance Works.   By Aurora Tejeida   In many ways Cuban music is the result of two cultures clashing together, predominantly Spanish folk music and West African rhythm. But what many music lovers

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The Dalai Lama Speaks in Vancouver

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    The Buddhist teacher will speak at UBC campus on compassion as a path to inner happiness. The event raises money for Tibetan resettlement to Canada.   Who: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, with anthropologist Wade Davis What: “Avalokiteshvara Empowerment” When: October 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., doors open at 8:00 a.m.

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Is Vancouver a Happy City?

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    Urban experimentalist Charles Montgomery shares his findings from around the world at his TEDxVancouver talk October 18.   By Abeer Yusuf   At some point in all our lives, we’ve been stuck at the h-word: happiness. Wondering if you truly are happy, if your partner and job is making you happy, and what

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British Alt-Rockers in Vancouver (Again)

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    Reflections of a fan who can’t afford to attend every single Alt-J show.   By Aurora Tejeida   The first time I saw Alt-J in concert was in April 2013. The British band was playing at the Commodore and I had probably listened to their first album at least 24 times during the

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Snapshots From the World’s First Peoples

Australia: Simon visits one Aboriginal tribe defending their ‘Song Cycle’ and way of life as government and corporations attempt to develop natural gas fields around them.

    Guidebook gets a sneak peek from a documentary series now airing on Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN).   Native Planet is a six-part documentary series airing on APTN that explores the relationship between humanity and nature through the indigenous lens. The series makes apparent the struggles aboriginal peoples are going through in the

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Meet a Maker: Mixed Media Artist Soledad Muñoz

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    The Canadian-Chilean visual artist who started an all-girl music label.   By Aurora Tejeida   Soledad Muñoz likes living in the fringe. She doesn’t consider herself a Canadian, but she also doesn’t feel 100 per cent Chilean. She’s a knitter, a musician, a producer, a videographer, sculptor and one of the visual installation

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Immigrant Expo Returns to Vancouver

  A free day-long career, education and settlement fair takes place October 6.   Thousands of immigrants arrive in Metro Vancouver yearly with ambitions for their family’s future. However, many have little knowledge of the reality of Canadian living—from continuing education to obtaining employment and getting settled.   Canadian Immigrant magazine and Scotiabank, in association

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Tasting Sake for Charity

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    Tonarigumi hosts a tasting night to raise money for seniors’ services.   By Miwa Takita   What: Tasting more than 40 different kinds of sake When: October 4, 2014 7:00p.m to 9:30p.m Where: The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel How much: $80   13th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night hosted by The Japanese Community

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Study Hard, Play Harder

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    On Friday, September 12, UBC’s Party Calendar hosted a night of beats and bass at Fortune Sound Club celebrating the long-awaited return of the students. Globally-minded acts Cogeta, Made in Arcade and SRGNZ (pronounced “surgeons”) performed upbeat sets to a packed crowd.   It was a sizzling reunion of friends after a long,

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Event listings October

  The Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver Various locations around Vancouver Ongoing until Friday, October 10, 2014   The VIFF is one of the five largest film festivals in North America. Acclaimed as “an unspoiled celebration of world cinema,” VIFF showcases over 300 films from 60 countries around the world.The international line-up includes the

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Art Project: Jordan Abel’s Un/inhabited

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    Award-winning First Nations poet navigates language and land   Who: Poet Jordan Abel What: reading from Un/inhabited, his second poetry collection When: Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. Where: Paper Hound Books, 344 West Pender How much: free   This month, Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel releases a special limited-edition artist book published by Project

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‘Dragons & Tigers’ from Both Sides of the Pacific

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    Local stories ‘Everything Will Be’ and ‘The Vancouver Asahi’ will play alongside both heavy-hitters and up-and-comers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.   By Sarah Berman   As one of the biggest film festivals in North America, VIFF has built a reputation “introducing the most exciting

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Russell Peters vs. The World

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    His tour may be called ‘Almost Famous’ but we’re pretty sure legendary Canadian comic Russell Peters is all-the-way famous.   Comedian Russell Peters will bring his friendly brand of comedy to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on September 27. Growing up in Toronto, Peters has spent the past 25 years building a career as one

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Pop Opera

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  By Aurora Tejeida   If you’re looking to pick up an interest in the fine art that is the opera or just looking to impress a date, you’re in luck. The Vancouver Opera 2014-2015 season is about start, and the first show, Carmen, is perfect for anyone looking to pop their opera cherry.  

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Zef in the West

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  South African rap-ravers Die Antwoord are coming to Vancouver September 23, promoting their new record Donker Mag.   Ninja, formerly known as Waddy Jones, is very chill considering he’s the leader of a South African rap-rave band. In 2012 the performer and producer from Johannesburg told the New York Times he doesn’t even drink.

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Ludmila’s Film Feast

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  With the Vancouver International FIlm Festival fast-approaching, Guidebook asks film marathoner Ludmila Khmelnitsky what tops her list this year.   By Sarah Berman     Ludmila Khmelnitsky hasn’t been to all the Vancouver International FIlm Festivals, but for the 15 years she’s attended, she’s seen more screenings in three weeks than most people see

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War Canoe Racing on the North Shore

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  A look inside the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s annual paddle racing festival.   Photo by Carlos Tello     War canoe racing season begins in May and lasts until August. Each year the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (pronounced Tslay-wa-tooth) hosts a summer festival celebrating this traditional sport in the Burrard Inlet.     This year the Whey-ah-Wichen Canoe

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Event listings September

  Ilze Bebris, ‘Bust!’ – North Vancouver City Atrium Gallery North Vancouver City Hall 141 West 14th Street Until September 8, 2014 Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   This installation considers the vocabulary of marks and symbols used in map making and how we negotiate or fail to negotiate this complex

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Ai Weiwei: Newcomer in New York

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    The world-renowned art star arrived in NYC in 1983. What he saw is coming to UBC’s Belkin Gallery on September 4.   Who: artist Ai Weiwei What: photo exhibition Where: Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, 1825 Main Mall, UBC campus When: Reception: Thursday, September 4 at 8:00 p.m., runs to November 30, 2014

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Theatre for Everyone!

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    Vancouver Fringe Festival turns 30, features more than 700 performances.   by Miwa Takita   Who: local and international artists What: over 700 performances When: September 4 to 14, 2014 Where: Granville Island, various locations How much: $5 and up   The Vancouver Fringe Festival is coming soon to Granville Island and a

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Pick of the Fringe

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  Three Asian-Canadian actors to watch at this year’s theatre festival. An Asian Pacific Post report.   “Versus” is an offbeat, funny play written, directed and produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s Artistic Associate, Andrea Yu.   Opening at the Vancouver Fringe Festival on September 4, 2014, the play follows the trials of a playwright

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VIVA VLAFF!

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    What to see at this year’s Latin American Film Festival.   By Aurora Tejeida   Can’t wait for VIFF to get here? Well, there’s still a week left to check out Vancouver’s Latin American Film Festival, which runs until September 7. It’s your chance to learn about Latin American culture through the lens

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Last chance to see Vancouver’s Celebration of Light!

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  Third and final installment of the annual fireworks festival represents Japan on August 2.   Thousands will gather in downtown Vancouver to view the third and final performance of the 2014 Honda Celebration of Lights on August 2. Japan competes against France and the United States for this year’s title.   If you’ve missed

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For ‘Little Mosque’ Creator, ‘Everything is Copy’

Writer Zarqa Nawaz speaks at the Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver July 9. Photo by Nick Siu.

    Zarqa Nawaz gives Islam the Nora Ephron treatment at Vancouver’s Indian Summer Festival.   As it turns out, Ramadan is not an ideal time for a book tour.   Between readings, travel, media appointments and the occasional time zone shift, fasting from dawn until dusk every day adds an extra strain to the

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Chile Out

Venezuelan film “Bad Hair” screens at the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

    Chilean filmmakers featured at Vancouver’s 12th Latin American Film Festival.   The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, running from August 28 to Sept 7, announced its 2014 film lineup last week. The 12th annual festival features 73 films, including 36 feature-length films screened in three venues in downtown Vancouver.   The program’s Panorama

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Local indie games spotlighted at SIGGRAPH

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    World’s best computer animation conference returns to Vancouver August 10 to 14.   By Sarah Berman   Back in April, Guidebook went inside Vancouver’s independent video game industry to ask how newcomers can break into the city’s competitive design and development scenes. We learned that much of Canada’s $2-billion gaming industry is based

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Event listings August

  Vancouver Queer Arts Festival Various Locations Ongoing until August 9, 2014   QAF’s 2014 theme, ReGenerations, is a defiant reframing of the Nazi term “Degenerate Art,” the banner under which they banned artists who were avant-garde, Jewish, or queer, saying their work posed an imminent danger to society.  QAF 2014 embraces the premise that

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Dog Days of Summer

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  Six highlights from Vancouver’s Queer Film Festival, which runs August 14 to 24.   When Vancouver’s Pride parade finishes its colourful journey through the downtown core, it certainly won’t be the last opportunity to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities this summer. Opening on August 14, Vancouver’s Queer Film Festival will showcase

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After the Cup

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  Three ways to ease your FIFA World Cup withdrawal.   By Ian Holliday   So the World Cup has ended. Germans everywhere are celebrating their first title since the reunification of their homeland, and the rest of us are suffering from pretty severe soccer withdrawal.   After weeks of being able to plan our

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YUNA-MANIA

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    Malaysian pop sensation Yuna makes a stop at Vancouver’s Imperial Theatre on August 29. Guidebook chats with the singer about touring, fasting and feeling anonymous in North America.   By Abeer Yusuf   If you happened to follow New York music blogs in 2011, you may have noticed the much-hyped FADER label picked

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‘Theatre Under The Stars’ goes blonde (again)

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    Legally Blonde: The Musical plays at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl every other night until August 23.   By Tanvi Bhatia   “Ohmigod, ohmigod you guys!” The opening song to Legally Blonde: The Musical sets the tone for the entire show. Fun and upbeat, the Theatre Under The Stars’ production of Legally Blonde stays

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Rain and Shine at Vancouver’s Folk Fest

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    Guidebook enjoys a few international acts at Jericho beach during the city’s 37th annual folk music festival.   Story and photos by Aurora Tejeida   This year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival included acts from Canada, the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Italy and Korea, to name a few. This is probably one of

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Free movies in Stanley Park

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    30-year-old classics like Footloose and The Karate Kid are coming to a big, inflatable screen every Tuesday.   What: weekly outdoor movies When: every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2, beginning at dusk Where: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach) How much: Free     The Lego Movie (2014) July 8, 2014

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‘A Slow Awkward’ at Dancing on the Edge

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    A local choreographer shows off new work at a contemporary dance showcase July 10 and 12.   Who: Ziyian Kwan, Dumb Instrument Dance What: contemporary dance performance When: July 10 and 12, 7:00 p.m. Where: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E Cordova Street How much: $30   “steamy, hyperphysical, even suspenseful….” —Michael Crabb, The

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Canadians compete for the Cup (despite not qualifying)

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    This country doesn’t have a team in Brazil’s tournament, but it’s still a great year for Canucks at the World Cup. A Canada Day special report.   By Ian Holliday   Canada’s best—and still, so far, only—performance at the FIFA World Cup came in 1986. The nation lost all three of its group

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FIFA fans unite at Carnaval del Sol

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    There is no better crowd than Latin American soccer fanatics. Celebration heats up July 5.   By Aurora Tejeida   Last Friday Facebook announced that a total of 141 million people had commented about, liked or shared posts about the World Cup. In comparison, the Super Bowl  got some 50 million people commenting

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Where to Watch

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    As an international student or newcomer to Canada, nobody will blame you for skipping the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs. However, finding a restaurant or sports bar that will show the sports you actually want to see can sometimes be a challenge.   If you’re as excited as we are, you’re already making plans

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Seeking Sâo Paulo

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  A dispatch from the World Cup in Brazil.   We couldn’t resist. The draw of the FIFA World Cup was too great. Guidebook contributor Steven Sang Eun Lee traveled down to Brazil to get a taste of the action. We can confirm: it’s bananas down here. Body paint, firecrackers and raised voices are out

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One more week to enter Guidebook’s reader contest!

A game ball from Brazil’s 1962 World Cup victory over Czechoslovakia. / Photo by Steven Sang Eun Lee

  Think you know who is going to take home the Cup? Guidebook readers are already sending in picks for our FIFA World Cup draw. The prize? A chance to win up to $200 in gift certificates. Plus bragging rights, of course.   All you have to do is send an email to sarah@theguideboo.ca with

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Event listings July

  Food Cart Fest – Vancouver 215 West 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. until September   Food Cart Fest is a gathering of over 20 of Vancouver’s top food carts presented by Arrival and The Streetfood Vancouver Society. Join us every week in the summer for food, fun, and

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Worlds Apart

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    This year’s folk festival lineup includes legends of Americana alongside Afrobeat royalty.   By Sarah Berman   Ahead of the 37th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival beginning July 18, Guidebook brings you six highlights from the beachside concert series. From Bob Dylan’s ex-lover to Fela Kuti’s youngest son, it’s a chance to get

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A Midsummer Night’s Stage

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    The Shakespeare festival Bard on the Beach turns 25 with the return of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   By Tanvi Bhatia   It’s no secret that William Shakespeare is the most famous name in the book when it comes to theatre.   Vancouver is lucky enough to not only have a large variety

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Free Jazz

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    As part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, fiery hip-hoppers from Montreal Nomadic Massive played a free show at Robson Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on June 22. Billed as “music without borders,” the group threw down funky jams in five languages.   Ethiopian-born Israeli singer Ester Rada also graced

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Portrait of a Megalopolis

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    Award-winning author Rana Dasgupta will discuss his first non-fiction book about Delhi at the Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver.   Who: Rana Dasgupta, author of Capital What: Speaking during the Indian Summer Festival When: Friday, July 4, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Where: SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings Street How much:

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YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

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The Montreal band Yamantaka // Sonic Titan get a lot of genre labels thrown at them: art-rock, metal, progressive, alternative, psychedelic, experimental…   Jazz is not often one of them, but for Jazz Fest’s opening night on June 20, they share a lineup with legends of the genre Charles Lloyd and Cassandra Wilson, not to

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Taipei Cinema

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  Six award-winning films from Taiwan are coming to the Vancity Theatre. Here’s what you need to know.   Who: UBC Literature Etc. What: Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival When: June 27 to 29, 2014 Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street How much: $8 (afternoon), $10 (evening)   The Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival returns for its

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Wu-Tang Clan

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    New York rappers to perform in Vancouver for the first time ahead of new album.   By Sarah Berman   Who: NYC rappers Wu-Tang Clan What: reunion concert Where: Orpheum Theatre When: June 28, 2014, 8:00 p.m. How much: $65 to $180 at northerntickets.com   Attention hip-hop fans: the most anticipated show of

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Eyes in the Dark

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    A short story by Sadhu Binning Illustrations by Alisha Davidson   His wife Kulvir and his new-born daughter were both sleeping, and the nurse told Parminder that they would probably sleep through the night. He decided to leave, but it was early Friday evening and he didn’t want to go home. He stopped

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‘Indie Music’: A Canadian Definition Explained

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  The CBC Music Festival in Deer Lake, Burnaby offers a crash course in Canada’s indie bands.   By Aurora Tejeida   I’ve always had an issue with the term “indie music.”   Short for “independent,” it originally referred to any music not produced by a major commercial record label. But in recent decades, the

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Sounds from the Underground

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    Equipped with a skateboard, phone camera and a hand-drawn treasure map, Guidebook investigates Vancouver’s exciting new bands at Music Waste.   Review and photos by Andrew Reeves   It is testament to the resilience of Vancouver’s underground music scene that the Music Waste festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.   Music Waste

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Faces of Humanity

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    Photo exhibition aims to put a face on inequality.   Who: artist David Bong What: photo exhibition When: until June 28, 2014 Where: Pendulum Gallery, HSBC Building, 885 West Georgia How much: free   Faces of Humanity is the first of a series by photographer David Bong. Using the street as his backdrop,

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How much is a World Cup team worth?

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READER CONTEST

    Think you know who is going to take home the Cup? Tell us what team you think will win the tournament before July 4 and you will automatically be entered into a draw for up to $200 in gift certificates.   Send an email to sarah@theguidebook.ca with the subject line “FIFA CONTEST” containing

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Event listings June 12th

  ‘Out of the Earth’ art exhibition – North Vancouver Seymour Art Gallery 4360 Gallant Avenue North Vancouver, BC Until July 5, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Residents of Salt Spring Island, Thompson and Olivier work to capture the essence of nature using two distinct artistic media. Thompson weaves natural materials into standing

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A Stitch in Time

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    Sola Fiedler unveils her tapestry of Vancouver—before the Olympics came.   Story and photo by Shannon Pidlubny   When Sola Fiedler’s intense blue eyes spots a second hand sweater in a thrift store bin, she does not think of its practical winter uses. Instead, she sees fir trees in Stanley Park, white snow

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Space Jam

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    New Surrey Night Market to launch on July 4 featuring a Star Trek simulation.   Who: Satbir Cheema, PICS What: Surrey Night Market When: July 4 to August 30 on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds at 6050 176 Street How much: $2 admission, free parking.

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A Team for Every Fan

    From the best nickname to the most harrowing backstory, Guidebook offers suggestions for which team to get behind.   By Ian Holliday   So, you’re super excited for the World Cup. You should be! It only happens once every four years, and when it does, the whole world drops what it’s doing to

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City of Bhangra celebrates 10 years

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    By Tanvi Bhatia   This year marks the tenth anniversary of the City of Bhangra Festival in Vancouver. Bhangra is a style of Punjabi folk dance, song and rhythm.   For ten years now, City of Bhangra has been celebrating the dance with a showcase of bhangra acts of all different styles, featuring

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Music Waste Turns 20

Happy Birthday Music Waste, love Phantoms Again.

    A guide to getting ‘wasted’ during the city’s favourite underground music, art and comedy festival.   By Sarah Berman   For Vancouverites that can remember the first Music Waste Festival, its 20th birthday in 2014 comes as a surprise. Even though the independent music, art and comedy festival may technically qualify as a

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See What’s Growing in Vancouver

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    Why locals love their farmers’ markets.   By Abeer Yusuf   They appear like mushrooms every spring and summer, forming an important fabric of the Vancouver identity—the weekly farmers’ market.   A way of bridging the gap between the farm producers and the end customer, farmers’ markets are the perfect weekend activity that

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Event listings May 30th

  Gu Xiong, a journey exposed – North Vancouver Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art 2121 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC Daily until August 23 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (604) 998-8561 Gu Xiong: a journey exposed takes viewers on a global journey of interconnected waterways, food production, and environmental incidents while also relaying Xiong’s

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Sites, Rites, and Gratitude

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    Carving out a new, inclusive Chinatown through art and language.   By Meghan Mast, Megaphone Magazine   Amidst Chinatown’s bustling grocery and teashops, a small gallery is packed with adult pupils. People sit in chairs facing a hand-painted blackboard. Lips form into “O’s” as they say “good morning” to each other: “jóu sàhn.”

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Footie Films

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  The season is upon us, and if you’re a hardcore football fan, chances are you’ve watched most of the films on this list. But on the offside chance that you haven’t, and are looking to watch movies that’ll put you in the right mood, Guidebook has you covered.   By Abeer Yusuf   Maradona,

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Event listings May 16th

Vancouver’s Favourite Artisan/Craft Fair, a wide variety of local goods ranging from Fashion, Jewelry, Accessories, Art, Sweets, Baby & Kids items, and more.

      International Summer Night Market – Richmond 12631 Vulcan Way Richmond, BC www.summernightmarket.com Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 p.m. to midnight Sundays 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The International Summer Night Market runs from Friday, May 9 to Sunday, September 14 for the 2014 season. The International Summer Night Market is just as big

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Sweet Dreams

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    The Richmond Night Market kicks off the summer with ‘Candyland’ theme   By Abeer Yusuf   What: Official Richmond Night Market When: May 16 to October 13, 2014, Friday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sundays and holidays from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, close

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Award-winning Venezuelan films at SFU Woodwards

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    Who: Venezuelan Canadian Society of B.C. What: Screening Brecha en el Silencio (Breach in the Silence) and El Silencio de las Moscas (Silence of the Flies) When: Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: SFU Woodwards – Goldcorp Center for the Arts (149 W Hastings Street) How much: $10

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Hip-hop meets beer hops at Vancouver’s Craft Beer Week

Vancouver’s much-loved Hip-Hop Karaoke All Stars will kick off Craft Beer Week.

    This year’s Craft Beer Week runs from May 30 to June 7 at various restaurants and bars across Metro Vancouver. It’s a nine day annual festival that showcases the best local and international craft beers.   This year’s theme? Hip-hop. Also: beer hops. You know, that bitter, floral taste that’s trending in recent

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Douglas Coupland’s first-ever solo art exhibition

Public sculpture “Digital Orca” by Douglas Coupland

    Hailing from West Vancouver, Douglas Coupland is celebrated around the world for defining a generation. Literally. His very first novel, the 1991 bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture gave us an entire lexicon to match an Internet-hungry age—complete with words like “McJob” and, of course, “Gen X.” Coupland has since written

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Polandia

  Martin Scorsese presents ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ at the Cinematheque   By Sarah Berman   What: Classic Polish films restored When: May 22 to June 3 Where: Pacific Cinematheque How much: $11 plus $3 membership   The famous director Martin Scorsese has selected 21 Polish films he says were an inspiration and an influence

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Geeky Weekends

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    May is full of snob opportunities! Record collectors will swap vinyl and top ten lists over the May long weekend, while comic nerds are planning a free get-together the following weekend.   By Sarah Berman   For those who identify as comic nerds and/or music snobs, Vancouver’s got plenty of opportunity to show

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Newcomers Vancouver Fair

      What: Vancouver Newcomers Fair When: Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver How much: Free if you pre-register on the site, $10 at the door   It is never easy to come to a new

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2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL: Players to Watch

FIFA World Cup 2014 Live

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Guidebook will be keeping our eyes on these guys. By Raian Farooq Lionel ‘’Leo’’ Messi (Argentina)   Some dub him ‘’La Pulga Atómica’’ (The Atomic Flea) while others affectionately call him ‘’Messidona’’ as a tribute to their favorite Argentinian maestro of yesteryears whom Messi takes after. All

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BIG SCREENS

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    Brazil’s FIFA World Cup is less than a month away. Do you know where to watch?   As an international student or newcomer to Canada, nobody will blame you for skipping the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs. However, finding a restaurant or sports bar that will show the sports you actually want to see

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Appreciating Vancouver’s art legacy

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      Vancouver Art Gallery Celebrates the month of Emily Carr in February with special $100 admission and complimentary art prints   What: Emily Carr’s Deep Forest exhibition When: Now until February 28 Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street How much: $10   To celebrate the Vancouver Art Gallery’s enormously popular exhibition Emily

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You’re a Star!

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      A Guidebook to going out: karaoke songs from around the world   Do you ever dream of one day becoming a pop star? Standing on top of a stage, singing to thousands of adoring fans?   Maybe the stage isn’t for you, but you like to relive the hits of your youth

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Live the Olympic Experience

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    With the 2014, Sochi Olympic Winter Games just days away, we on Canada’s west coast are reminded that just four short years ago, British Columbia welcomed the world to the 2010 Winter Games.   The spirit of 2010 lives on in Olympic venues that brought the games to life. The Whistler Sliding Centre’s

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Vancouver Art Gallery presents the first retrospective exhibition of Kimsooja internationally acclaimed artist

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        Ongoing at the Vancouver Art Gallery to January 26, 2014, KIMSOOJA Unfolding is the first retrospective exhibition to assess the thirty year career of the Korean-born, Paris- and New York–based artist, whose powerful and provocative work has earned her a prominent position as one of the most innovative artists working today.

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Emily Carr at VAG

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  New acquisition strengthens Gallery’s collection   Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the latest acquisition for its growing permanent collection. This work by Emily Carr, titled Emily and Lizzie, is generously donated by philanthropists and long-time Gallery supporters Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa, making it the fifth Emily Carr portrait in the Gallery’s

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Ga Ting (Family)

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  A play by Minh Ly   Richmond Cultural Centre 7000 Minoru Boulevard Richmond, BC March 28 and 29 at 8:00 p.m. March 29 and 30 at 2:00 p.m.   A young Asian man is dead.   His parents and his boyfriend now meet for the first time.   This is the premise of Ga

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Feeling old?

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  A new book features portraits of the oldest living things. Spoiler alert: none of them are grandmas.   There are some facts in this world that make you feel old.   For example: the Spice Girls are in their 40s, the blonde kid from Home Alone is over 30, and, as we found out

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Event listings April 25th

  Skills Connect for Immigrants – Vancouver ISS of BC 333 Terminal Avenue Vancouver, BC Every Wednesday (April 16, 23 and 30) 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (604) 684-2561, extension 2123   Come and learn about Skills Connect for Immigrants, a dynamic initiative that helps ease the transition of skilled immigrants into the Canadian workforce

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Lan Tung sets out to redefine “Chinese music”

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    The musician and improviser puts her eclectic tastes on display with the first-ever Sound of Dragon Festival beginning May 1.   By Sarah Berman   Many people have asked Lan Tung why there’s never been a Vancouver festival celebrating Chinese music. “There are so many Chinese musicians here, it’s natural to think it’s

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REED: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka

    What: Documentary film screening When: May 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Where: 101-42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC www.explorasian.org   Fumiko Kiyooka tells the story of her father, Japanese Canadian artist Roy Kiyooka (1926-1994). He was an internationally renowned artist who fascinated many, while remaining enigmatic to most. For Fumiko, making the film

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