Urban Visions Collide in ‘Char Bagh’

Odell Hussey Photography

    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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Vancouver on the Verge of a Comedy Coup-

Vancouver comedian Graham Clark gets by with a little help from his friends. Photo via Graham Clark’s Facebook

    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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Wordless Wonders

WONDERHEADS present LOON_web

    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

Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu aboard the Starship Enterprise.

  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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The Dalai Lama Speaks in Vancouver

Photo: kris krüg / Flickr

    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?

Charles Montgomery by Tilo Driessen lrez

    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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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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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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A Midsummer Night’s Stage

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Photo by Davide Blue / Bard on the Beach

    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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TED talks happening in Vancouver March 17-22

Bill Gates: “If you gave me only one wish for the next 50 years, it’d be to invent the thing that halves the cost energy with no CO2. This is the one with the greatest impact.” Speakers like Gates will be televised on the jumbotrons at BC Place from March 17 to 21, 2014. / Photo via Wikipedia.

  The tech, art and design conference celebrates its 30th anniversary with Bill Gates, astronaut Chris Hadfield and more. Select schools, libraries and non-profits will be screening the talks live.   For the first time ever, the world-renowned technology, entertainment and design conference known as TED Talks will be hosted in Vancouver. The bad news

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Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak to a Vancouver audience leading up to International Women’s Day

Photo by Harald Dettenborn

Who: Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street   In honour of International Women’s Day, the Vancouver Board of Trade is bringing Hillary Rodham Clinton to Vancouver, as part of its Women’s Leadership Circle

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