Arts & Entertainment

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Theatre review: Musical Once is Bill Millerd's exquisite swan-song

<b>Once</b><b>When:</b> To July 29<b>Where:</b> Granville Island Stage<b>Tickets & Info:</b> From $29; www.artsclub.comFor his swan song after nearly half a century leading the …

Ireland

B.C. 15 bestselling books of the week of June 16

<i>1. 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia —</i> Stephen Hui <i>(Greystone Books).</i><i>2. Whitewater Cooks: More Beautiful Food —</i> Shelley Adams<i></i> …

Books

Jennifer Twiner McCarron is new CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment

Thunderbird Entertainment, the Vancouver-based studio behind Blade Runner 2049, has a new chief executive officer.Jennifer Twiner McCarron has been …

Blade Runner 2049

5 things to know about Maciej Obara Quartet

<b>Maciej Obara Quartet</b><b>When</b>: <i>June 26, 1:30 p.m.</i><b>Where</b>: <i>Performance Works</i><b>Tickets and info</b>: <i>Free</i>One of the great things about the TD Vancouver International …

Trumpeter

Bard on the Beach highlights women with Timon of Athens and Lysistrata

Timon Of Athens<b>When</b>: <i>June 26 to Sept. 9</i>Lysistrata<b>When</b>: <i>July 6 to Sept. 13</i><b>Where</b>: <i>Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park</i><b>Tickets and info</b>: <i>From $24,</i> …

Gender Equality

5 things to know about Gordon Grdina's The Marrow

In the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the oud is an instrumental fixture. The lute-type instrument with 11 or 13 strings is pretty rare in jazz. …

Flute

Movie Minute: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reviewed in 60 seconds

It’s dino time as this week’s Movie Minute with Postmedia film critic Dana Gee and Arts & Life editor Aleesha Harris is all about Jurassic World: …

Jurassic World

X-Files creator Chris Carter to visit Vancouver for gallery meet and greet

The truth is out there. And next week, the man behind that famous TV slogan will be out here.Chris Carter, the creator of the X-Files, will be in …

The X-Files

Town Talk: Multibillionaire duke visits local holdings

UP WITH THE DUKE: Affluent individuals are five a penny in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Reflections Lounge. But they were eclipsed recently by …

Siblings

The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Friday, June 22

<i>Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Friday, June 22.</i><p>Playland Nights<p>The adults-only Playland Nights returns …

Western Canada

Exhibition tells the fateful story of the Titanic through 120 artifacts

In a travelling exhibition of artifacts from the Titanic, one of most haunting has to be a collection of white serving dishes.In a display case, …

North Atlantic

The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, June 21

<i>Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Thursday, June 21.</i>Dylan Moran – Grumbling Mustard TourYou probably …

Mark Hughes

This Vancouver kid taught Bollywood actor Salman Khan the Boom Floss

Da-Bangg The Tour – Reloaded<b>When:</b> Sunday, July 1<b>Where:</b> Pacific Coliseum<b>Tickets and info:</b> $69.35- $378.65, goldspade.caFor Abir Matta, the Boom Floss …

Bollywood

Fierce Girls focus on female First Nations superheroes

<b>Fierce Girls</b><b>When</b>: <i>June 21</i><b>Where</b>: <i>fiercegirls.tv</i>Fierce Girls is the first Indigenous superhero series created for Indigenous girls. The transmedia …

Social Media

Q&A: Daniel Szabo talks raising funds for LGBTI scholarship

Sweet Bubbling Nights<b>When:</b> <i>June 23, 8 p.m.</i><b>Where:</b> <i>Vancouver Playhouse</i><b>Tickets:</b> <i>from $35.25 at ticketstonight</i>Soulful Productions is putting on its first …

Aretha Franklin

Classical music: A ball of a Bacchanalia bubbles up at Hycroft

Bacchanalia: Musical Entertainment and Revelry<p><b>When:</b> Sunday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.<p><b>Where:</b> Hycroft (1489 McRae Ave.)<p><b>Info and tickets:</b>playersandsingers.com<p>As …

Flute

Five reasons to see Carly Rae Jepsen with the VSO

<b>Carly Rae Jepsen with the VSO</b><b>When:</b> June 25<b>Where:</b> Orpheum Theatre<b>Tickets:</b> starting at $55 at vancouversymphony.ca<b>1. She’s more than Call Me Maybe.</b> …

Carly Rae Jepsen

Classical music: A ball of a Bacchanalia bubbles up at Hycroft

Bacchanalia: Musical Entertainment and Revelry<b>When:</b> Sunday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.<b>Where:</b> Hycroft (1489 McRae Ave.)<b>Info and tickets:</b> …

Flute

Hamilton's stage return a search for elementary particle, missing sister

Acceleration<b>Where:</b> Pacific Theatre<b>When:</b> June 27-30 at 8 p.m.<b>Tickets:</b> $12 at tickets.pacifictheatre.orgFor actor Tamara Hamilton, performing in an …

Physics

The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Wednesday, June 20

<i>Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Wednesday, June 20.</i><p>M. Ward<p>Singer/songwriter M.Ward brings his brand of …

Western Canada

Vancouver will screen free outdoor movies in art gallery plaza

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s north plaza, recently renamed the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, will host an outdoor movie night every Wednesday this …

La La Land

Theatre review: Bard on the Beach opens with a super-intense Macbeth

<b>Macbeth</b><b>When:</b> Until Sept. 13<b>Where:</b> Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park<b>Tickets & Info:</b> From $24; http://www.bardonthebeach.orgThis summer’s Bard on the …

Macbeth

Which Canadian city reads the most? Vancouver, Kelowna and Langley near top of list

Kingston, Ont. is the newest city to hit the top spot on Amazon’s annual Canadian cities that love to read list. The list is based on sales data from …

Canada

Seven things to do in the Lower Mainland from June 22-28: Jeremy Dutcher, Bonobo, Kamikaze Girls, more

<b>Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Maliseet Songs)</b><b>When</b>: June 27, 7 p.m.<b>Where</b>: Roundhouse Performance Centre<b>Tickets and info</b>: From $20 at …

Film Festivals

Michelle Kim becomes triple threat with new Surrey-set Y/A novel

Do you remember your first best friend? You’re hopefully smiling right now thinking about that person.It’s that relationship that is at the heart of …

Middle School

Meggs reels in the racist, toxic times of salmon strikes on the Fraser

<b>Strange New Country: The Fraser River Salmon Strikes of 1900-1901 and the Birth of Modern British Columbia</b><b>Geoff Meggs</b> | <i>Harbour Publishing</i><i>$22.95, 224</i> …

Ice Age

Immigrant and refugee women — and their shoes — tell moving stories

There is something about shoes — first shoes, school shoes, dancing shoes, running shoes. Our stilettos, our work boots, our worn out soles and …

Human Rights

Mormon Tabernacle Choir visits Vancouver for first time in 32 years

It’s been more than three decades since the Mormon Tabernacle Choir last visited Vancouver.The world-renowned, 360-member choral group has performed …

Flute

Book review: Gathie Falk’s memoir paints a portrait of a world-class artist

Apples, etc.<i>By Gathie Falk with Robin Laurence</i><i>(Figure 1 publishing, 232 pages)</i>In her new memoir, Vancouver visual artist Gathie Falk describes a …

Book Reviews