This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Rue Hippolyte Maindron. Alberto GIACOMETTI, Swiss painter and sculptor, at his studio. Alberto Giacometti in his studio, 1960. Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos.

More Than 130 works showcase the genius of Alberto Giacometti in A Line Through Time. The Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) presents this special exhibition of work from June 16 – Sept. 29.

Along with work by the renowned artist, the VAG will feature examples of  “ancient inspirations” and work by his contemporaries. See below for more details.

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This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Koutei Camera Girl Drei

Twice a year, music fans in Vancouver (and Montreal and Toronto) are treated to some of the wildest underground musical talent Japan has to offer. Next Music from Tokyo comes to Canada courtesy Toronto music fan/anaesthesiologist Steven Tanaka, who makes annual scouting pilgrimages to the country and then brings the best of what he sees back home.

This latest edition, Vol. 14, features five acts, one back by popular demand and a few new ones. The showcase comes to the Biltmore May 20. Tickets are only $15 at eventbrite.ca. Find out more about the bands below (click on names to watch a video).

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Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

Andrew James McKay, Large Entanglement, acrylic, ink+graphite on 36″ by 48″ panel. 2018.

Vancouver’s biggest free art exhibition returns May 4-19. The Emily Carr University annual grad show, aka The Show, features original works by more than 300 graduating art students from the world-renowned art school. Work is by graduating students from across the school’s degree programs, including Fine Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The work will be exhibited on all four floors of the campus.

Find out more about The Show below.

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Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

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Photo courtesy of Yasmine Hardcastle

A city girl through and through, Vancouver is my place. But I also love to take day trips to play tourist and explore nearby areas and attractions — it’s so easy! Our location is not only ideal for its urban and outdoor scenery and activities, it is also a short drive, seaplane flight, or ferry ride away from the city’s neighbouring municipalities, beautiful outdoors, and relaxing island getaways. Here are eight day trip ideas for you to experience more of our beautiful province!

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8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

Celebrate Women’s Day tomorrow at Vancouver’s premiere talent show!

Nasty Women Comedy. Nolan Sage photo

Celebrated on March 8 every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

Celebrated monthly, Paul Anthony’s Talent Time presents a variety show consisting of musical, comedic, and other kinds of talent, mostly from the Lower Mainland.

On March 7, these two forces come together in a nonstop rollercoaster of empowered entertainment: Paul Anthony’s Talent Time: Celebrate Women’s Day! Let’s see what Mr. Anthonly has in store at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) event.

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Celebrate Women’s Day tomorrow at Vancouver’s premiere talent show!

Vancouver Art Gallery announces new building and a new name

West Georgia Street at night. Rendering © Herzog & de Meuron.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is several steps closer to getting new digs.

Long in the planning, the relocation is one step closer to reality. Yesterday, Jan 23, the gallery announced the design for its new home.

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Vancouver Art Gallery announces new building and a new name

Bronze is Best… Canada ranked as Third Best Country in the World!

Vancouver’s Canada Day Parade. Photo: Stuart Davis, PNG via The Province

On the most part, Canadians are known to be nice, polite, and humble. But, when you’re country is consistently ranked one of the best in the world, it finally feels like something to boast about!

In a recent list published by US News & World Report, Canada ranked in the 3rd position of best countries, just falling behind Japan and Switzerland.

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Bronze is Best… Canada ranked as Third Best Country in the World!