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The art and politics of the world's most imaginative circus troupe

Cirque du Soleil presentation of OVO. Photo by  Ed Schipul
Cirque du Soleil presentation of OVO. Photo by Ed Schipul

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Firdaus Kharas: Animating public service and social justice

Firdaus Kharas' The Three Amigos was a series of 20 short PSAs that stressed the value of condoms in the battle against AIDS.

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Music Review: Carole Pope returns with new album

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Grande dame of the Canadian art rock scene Carole Pope returns with a new album.

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5th Annual Seniors' Multicultural Festival

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:30pm

Location

South Granville Seniors Centre
1420 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 15' 38.2572" N, 123° 8' 11.796" W

Join us to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that exists in our community. Cultural groups representing lands near and far will showcase their unique traditions of celebration through music, dance and food.

Enjoy a jam- packed program of exciting performances and an international food fair for a taste of another world.

Also, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a dialogue to connect First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Immigrant communities at 2:30pm. 

 

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James Alan and Mike Close on wonder in the 21st century

February 15, 2015
| Taped in front of a live, enthusiastic and thoughtful audience from the Centre for Inquiry I chatted with two magicians about magic, wonder and reason in the 21st century.
Length: 57:18 minutes (65.59 MB)
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The loss of public values at CBC begins with management

Photo: Paul Gorbould/flickr

Amanda Lang had her Leslie Roberts moment this week, as Roberts had his Peter Mansbridge moment a week before. Lang is CBC's "senior business correspondent" (titles matter to these people, Lang lovingly repeats hers). She was found taking money for speeches from banks she reports on.

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MAWO's year-end film & cultural night!

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location

Joe's Cafe (In large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 26.2632" N, 123° 4' 10.308" W

Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) invites you to: 
MAWO’S YEAR-END FILM & CULTURAL NIGHT!

SATURDAY December 13
7pm
Joe's Cafe (In large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St
Vancouver, BC 

Films!  Live Music!  Poetry!

Wrap up 2014 with an evening of documentary films, rhythms and rhymes against war and occupation! Join Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) as we come together and reflect on the last year of organizing as the leading antiwar, anti-occupation coalition in Canada.

Dwellings Talk Series: Urban design

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 2:30pm

Location

ArtStarts Gallery
808 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 48.0324" N, 123° 7' 4.6488" W

Each month, the Dwellings Talk Series invites you to join a conversation about the idea of "dwellings" from three distinct perspectives: urban ecology, housing matters and urban design. Engage in this knowledge exchange with the rest of our community and join the conversation after the talk.

WHERE: ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street
WHEN: The 2nd Saturday of every month, 2:30pm-3:30pm
WHO: Everyone! Admission is free!

StART Festival

Thursday, January 29, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, February 1, 2015 (All day)

Location

Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS
Canada
44° 39' 11.7108" N, 63° 35' 5.8632" W

The StART Festival showcases brief original pieces by student artists working in a variety of disciplines. It runs Jan. 29-Feb. 1 and lives at the Bus Stop Theatre.

Submit your entry by Dec. 16 here.

Get more info here

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