Make Parq Vancouver your ultimate destination for Chinese New Year celebrations this year. With luminous lanterns and decorative umbrellas on display, vibrant cherry blossom trees and hanging silk
Make Parq Vancouver your ultimate destination for Chinese New Year celebrations this year. With luminous lanterns and decorative umbrellas on display, vibrant cherry blossom trees and hanging silk wisteria and an embellished pop-up photo lounge with life-size zodiac calendars adorning the many corners of Parq Vancouver, guests can be sure to capture the magic of Lunar New Year here.
LUNAR NEW YEAR LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP:
In the spirit of Lunar New Year, The Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival and Family Day, Parq Vancouver will debut its first ever workshop: Lunar New Year Lantern Making. On Sunday, February 17th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the interactive workshop will take place in the art studio on the sixth floor, adjacent to the lobby of the Douglas, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 14th and will be priced at $15.00 a person plus taxes and fees. A family rate of $40.00 plus taxes and fees will be applied to groups of four.
Guests are welcome to join for lessons in calligraphy, sugar painting and riddle solving along with different techniques on how to paint and create traditional cotton lanterns. Let this festivity be part of your family’s celebration for a joyful Year of the Pig!
YEAR OF THE PIG CASH GIVEAWAY
- From Feb 1st – 28th
- 1 winner every night
- Choose 8 out of 15 symbols for a chance to win $888,888
- Monday – Thursday 8pm
- Friday – Saturday 9pm
- Sunday – 6pm
FORTUNE LUNAR NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY
- From Feb 1st – 23rd
- 2 winners every Saturday
The first winner will receive $8,888 in Free play at 8pm and the second will receive $8,888 in Cash.
JADE LUNAR NEW YEAR CAR GIVEAWAY
- From Jan 1st – Feb 28th
- GRAND PRIZE DRAW: FEB 28TH AT 11PM
- 1 winner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for $5,000 in free play plus 10,000 ballots into the grand prize draw: a 2019 Range Rover Velar on Feb 28th at 11pm
- Thursday/Friday 10pm
- Saturday 11pm
TRADITIONAL LION DANCE WITH YEAR OF THE PIG MEMORABILIA GIVEAWAY
- February 5th at 7:00pm there will be a traditional lion dance with a fortune giveaway
January 11 (Friday) 12:00 am - February 28 (Thursday) 12:00 am
The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to remount the award-winning Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchellfrom Saturday, January 12 to Saturday, February 9, 2019.The enduring music of Canadian
The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to remount the award-winning Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchellfrom Saturday, January 12 to Saturday, February 9, 2019.
The enduring music of Canadian icon and renowned singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is reimagined in this energetic musical experience. Conceived and directed by two of Vancouver’s own theatrical powerhouses, Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman,Circle Gamefeatures six quadruple-threat talents including Benjamin Millman, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, Kimmy Choi, Samantha Bourque and David Z. Cohen. Together, they play eighteen instruments, creating modern variations on themes by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.
One of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20thcentury, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Millennial culture celebrates the repurposed and the upcycled. Mitchell’s music stands the test of time and once again she is the voice of a generation. The heartbreak of a failed love affair in “River”, the fear of imminent ecological disaster in “Big Yellow Taxi”, and the promise of a generation gathering to ‘get back to the garden’ in “Woodstock” are topics that resound as heavily today as they did fifty years ago.
“It is great to welcome back the creative team and performers from our production of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell,” says Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer at the Firehall Arts Centre. “This playful and exuberant interpretation of Ms. Mitchell’s music by co-creators Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman wowed audiences when we first produced it in May 2017, and I am certain that audiences of all ages will enjoy it again. Following these performances at the Firehall, we are delighted to be partnering with the Arts Club Theatre Company as part of their Community Touring Presentation program, which will take our production to communities around British Columbia.”
“Circle Game is perfection.”– Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents!
“The freshness and artistry of Circle Game completely won me over.” – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun
“The Circle Game’s effervescent cast explores Joni Mitchell’s themes.”– Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight
“It’s just so playful. And it’s infectious!”– Jo Ledingham, JoLedingham.ca
January 12 – February 9, 2019 |Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova
Opening Night: January 16, 8:00pm
Previews: January 12, 8pm | January 13, 3pm | January 15, 7pm | January 16, 1pm (PWYC)
Performance Times: Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 3pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm | Wed, 1pm PWYC
Tickets: From $25 at firehallartscentre.ca| 604.689.0926
Post Show Talkback: January 17, 24, 31, & February 7
January 12 (Saturday) 8:00 pm - February 9 (Saturday) 10:00 pm
19jan(jan 19)6:30 pm24mar(mar 24)9:00 pmBrain bending paintings expand the mind in Nicoletta Baumeister's exhibit (Jan 19)6:30 pm - (march 24) 9:00 pm Location: Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey
Surrey, BC | Surrey Art Gallery is proud to announce a landmark exhibition for one of Surrey’s most distinguished artists. Nicoletta Baumeister: In the Realm of Perception opens
Surrey, BC | Surrey Art Gallery is proud to announce a landmark exhibition for one of Surrey’s most distinguished artists. Nicoletta Baumeister: In the Realm of Perception opens Saturday, January 19 with her artist talk at 6:30pm and the reception to follow at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Nicoletta Baumeister’s paintings combine profound insights into the nature of reality. In the Realm of Perception is an overview of the artist’s passionate investigation into how the human mind sees, understands, and constructs the world around it. Spanning multiple decades of practice, the exhibition comprises over forty paintings, along with select installations, showing the extraordinary breadth of Baumeister’s art.
In the painted world of Nicoletta Baumeister, reality is never as it seems. In the Realm of Perception includes a selection of key pieces from earlier in her career: vivid watercolours of minerals, plants, and landscapes rendered in extraordinary detail. Through visual tricks and illusions, these works question the truth of what the viewer is looking at.
A large body of newer acrylic paintings shows the artist’s shift inwards to a more meditative approach. Brilliant fields of colour and geometric patterns collide with each other, expand, and recede from the surface of the canvas, illustrating the mind’s internal processes. There are conflicts between intuition and logic, collisions between the past and the present, and the unfolding of a single thought.
“The world is a fantastic, awe-inspiring place, and we are invited to take part in it through the portals of our senses,” says Baumeister. “Visual art is well suited to reflect and convey not only the appearance of things, but also their sense. Combining layers of content in my work, I strive for a balance between object and meaning, beauty and possibility.”
Weaving together memory, history, and time, Baumeister’s paintings are a thought-provoking foray into the processes through which the brain generates meaning.
The opening reception will also celebrate Surrey Art Gallery’s other winter exhibitions: an ultimate jigsaw puzzle for visitors to interact with in Colette Urban: Gambler, and thought-provoking stories connected to African diasporic experience in the short film Triangle Trade: Camille Turner, Jérôme Havre, and Cauleen Smith. Crescent Beach Photography Club’s group exhibit Impressions is also on display in our lobby.
On Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., visitors to the Gallery can accompany Nicoletta Baumeister on an exhibition tour to learn more about the relationship between cognitive psychology and art in her paintings. Her exhibition catalogue In the Realm of Perception will also be available to purchase.
About the Artist | Nicoletta Baumeister is a painter interested in exploring the human act of making sense out of sensation. Her quest is to understand the gaps between seeing, perceiving, and understanding a thing. Her artwork, rooted in hyperrealism, has permuted into abstract work in the last fifteen years. Using mainly rectilinear forms and stripes, she explores the structure of reality-for example, the difference between what one sees and what one thinks one sees. She holds a Dip.FA (Honours) from Langara College, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), and a Specialization in Goldsmithing (Germany). She has been painting, exhibiting, and winning awards since 1984, as well as teaching students since the late 1990s.
About Surrey Art Gallery | Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey, is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.
January 19 (Saturday) 6:30 pm - March 24 (Sunday) 9:00 pm
Produced by Nasty Women Comedy, the inaugural Smash Comedy Festival is a three-day comedy festival spotlighting Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans*/femme/plus performers. Smash Comedy Festival is guaranteed to
Event DetailsProduced by Nasty Women Comedy, the inaugural Smash Comedy Festival is a three-day comedy festival spotlighting Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans*/femme/plus performers. Smash Comedy Festival is guaranteed to be a magically hilarious time, combining wildly funny, feminist-forward comedy from an elite squad of sketch, improv and stand-up comedians, PLUS writing and improv workshops, and a ‘90s dance party! It’s going to be a very special weekend featuring some of the city’s funniest and hardest working individuals, all in support of sending underrepresented kids to Improv Camp for the upcoming 2019 season! Here’s the low-down: THURSDAY NIGHT A very special edition of Nasty Women’s monthly comedy show at the Biltmore Cabaret will kick off the weekend, followed by dancing all night long to a Carly Rae Jepsen-heavy setlist. FRIDAY NIGHT We start the early evening off with a Jam Show (by donation) for all of Vancouver’s WTF performers, and then get right into two hot shows at Little Mountain Gallery featuring an all-star cast of Vancouver’s WTF comedy world. (Also featuring fun snacks and an even FUNNER after party!) SATURDAY DAYTIME Inspiring workshops from some of the city’s sharpest improv performers and writers, taking place at Little Mountain Gallery. SATURDAY NIGHT Two MORE hot shows with another amazing crew representing the city’s finest in comedy, PLUS a not-so-secret late-late musical comedy show to keep everybody laughing well past bedtime. For more information, like and follow @smashcomedyfest on Facebook and Instagram! Links to purchase tickets: Opening night only: https://bit.ly/2RPLWsL Other tickets: https://bit.ly/2ROwo8p
january 24 (Thursday) - 26 (Saturday)
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