The Telus World of Science is transforming into a circus-themed art world this Saturday when the 4th Annual Art World Expo 2014 takes over the building. On May 2, 2014 join art lovers from around the city at Science World to enjoy live art performances, a body painting competition, and 100s of artists showing and selling their original work.


The Art World Expo is a unique 19+ event that turns Science World into a kid-free art gallery. Throughout the night, you’ll have the chance to admire a large assortment of out of the box artists that work in many different mediums, including: acrylic, photography, installation, sculpture, fashion, and more.

It’s a great opportunity for local artists who are looking for more ways to show and sell their work, and art admirers can have the chance to interact with the artists, engage with art installations, and have an inspiring and creative evening.


Four years ago, Art World Expo started out with just 23 artists, and the event just keeps getting bigger and bigger with a red carpet, live music, snacks, interactive art demonstrations, and other suprises.

The theme for the evening is “Circus”, so get out your top hats and clown noses because it’s going to be a wild ride! Tickets are on sale until Friday.

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Wondering where to eat in Vancouver? Look no further.

The winners of the 2014 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards have been announced. Judged by professional food writers and critics, the awards are widely regarded as one on the most authoritative listings of top restaurants in the city.

This year, awards were given out in 34 different categories, broken down by type of restaurant (Italian, French, Chinese, etc.), atmosphere (upscale and casual) and even neighbourhood.

The biggest honour went to newcomer Farmer’s Apprentice (1535 W. 6th Ave.), which took home the award for restaurant of the year.  Tucked away in the Granville Rise neighbourhood, the casual restaurant puts a focus on the freshest, locally sourced meats and veggies, prepared with West Coast flair and served in an unpretentious atmosphere.  The menu changes daily, reflecting whatever is in season and readily available from local markets, farmers and vendors.

Here’s the complete list of winners of the 2014 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards: 


Restaurant of the Year: The Farmer’s Apprentice

Best Casual Restaurant: The Farmer’s Apprentice

Best Upscale Restaurant: Hawksworth

Chef of the Year: Pino Posteraro

Pastry Chef of the Year: Thomas Haas

Bartender of the Year: Jay Jones

Best Upscale French: Le Crocodile

Best Casual French: Tableau Bar Bistro

Best Upscale Italian: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca

Best Casual Italian: Campagnolo

Best Upscale Chinese: Dynasty Seafood

Best Casual Chinese: Top Shanghai Cuisine

Best Dim Sum: Dynasty Seafood

Best Upscale Japanese: Zest

Best Casual Japanese: Kingyo

Best Korean: Hanwoori

Best Thai: Maenam

Best Indian: Vij’s

Best Vietnamese: Phnom Penh

Best Other Asian: Penang Delight Cafe

Best of the Americas: La Taqueria

Best Steakhouse: Hy’s Encore

Best Seafood: Bluewater Cafe and Raw Bar

Best Pizzeria: Via Tevere

Best Noodle House: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Best Coffeehouse: 49th Parallel

Best Casual Chain: Cactus Club Cafe

Best Food Cart: Vij’s Railway Express

Best Downtown: Cactus Club Coal Harbour

Best West End: Nook

Best Yaletown: Bluewater Cafe and Raw Bar

Best Gastown and Chinatown: Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Best West Side: La Quercia

Best East Side: Via Tevere

Hawksworth was named best upscale restaurant. Photo credit: Raj Taneja | Flickr


Did you know that the Vancouver Art Gallery essentially turns into the hippest place in Vancouver on select Friday nights? If you haven’t already heard, FUSE is the monthly party that transforms the art gallery into the place to be for art, music, and live performances.

Since its humble beginnings in 2005, thousands of Vancouverites have gathered at the gallery for this unique adult evening event. FUSE boasts live performances, DJs, eclective gallery tours, and other unexpected surprises.


It’s really no surprise that FUSE has become one of Vancouver’s favourite see-and-be-seen events. Whether you’re there for date night, reconnecting with the gallery, or scoping out the local eye-candy, you’ve got to get to FUSE on Friday, April 25, 2014.


From 8pm to 1am The Vancouver Art Gallery will be hosting A Terrible Beauty. Described as: “expansive beauty and terrible realities coalesce in this night of performance inspired, in part, by the striking photography of Edward Burtynsky. Manufactured landscapes give way to other, performative incarnations of the contemporary sublime: operatic dramas, rock and roll extremes and expressions of spectacular, transcendent ruin populate the galleries.”

Expect to be entertained all night with an evening full of art, music, and performance with guests that include: Film in Music, J.R.R. Tokin, Elizabeth Milton, and more.

Tickets are $20 for the event, but entrance is free for gallery members. There will also be alcohol available for purchase.

FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery is taking place on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8pm to 1am.

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It’s no secret that Vancouver is a city in transition.  Dozens of cranes dot the horizon and quaint older neighbourhoods are being reborn as hip urban centres.

But the price of those changes is lost heritage and history.  Heritage Vancouver just released its annual list of the top endangered sites in Vancouver.  The report warns that “heritage character homes are disappearing at an alarming rate,” while earthquake-readiness upgrades are being used as “an opportunity to demolish our heritage schools.”

Here are the Top 5 Endangered Sites in the city as identified by Heritage Vancouver. Each entry identifies a particular building under threat, a whole class of structures being lost or both.


1) Hollywood Theatre and Community Cultural SpacesBuilt in 1935, the Art Deco Hollywood Theatre at 3123 W. Broadway on Vancouver’s West Side is one of the city’s last intact neighbourhood theatres.  A current proposal would gut the interior and end its use as a community cultural space, a trend happening citywide.

2) Shaughnessy MansionsSince 1982, 51 character homes have been demolished in Shaughnessy, the ritzy neighbourhood of historic and, increasingly, newer mansions on Vancouver’s West Side. While the city is planning to restrain development in the area, for the moment the pace of demolition has only accelerated as homeowners seek to remodel before real constraints are enacted.

3) Kerrisdale Baptist Church and Heritage ChurchesThe 1912 Kerrisdale Baptist Church at 5870 East Boulevard, with its soaring roof and stucco facade, has been sold recently and is slated to be replaced with a six-storey residential building.  Across the city, heritage churches are being sold off and replaced with condo developments at an alarming pace.

4) Morrisette Farm House and Historic Vancouver FarmsThe 1912 Morrisette Farm House at 5503 Blenheim St. in the Dunbar neighbourhood is a reminder of Vancouver’s not-too-distant agricultural past.  The home now stands empty and deteriorating, one of many historic agricultural structures whose demise seems imminent.

5) South Vancouver High Schools and Heritage Public SchoolsA cluster of stately historic school buildings in South Vancouver dating to the early and mid 1900s are currently facing the prospect of demolition, including Lord Selkirk (1750 E. 22nd Ave.), Sir Sandford Fleming (1401 E. 49th Ave.) and John Oliver (530 E. 41st Ave.). Heritage schools across Vancouver are under threat, as the Vancouver School Board moves forward with seismic (earthquake) mitigation – a critical process but one that is so invasive that complete tear downs are often cheaper than renovations.

You can see the complete Top 10 List of Endangered Sites in Vancouver on the Heritage Vancouver website.

Photo sourced from Heritage Vancouver




Vancouver cyclists know that on a sunny day downtown’s famous seawall can turn into a bit of a traffic jam.  Runners, walkers, rollerbladers and throngs of bikers make cycling the scenic route feel like a ride through rush-hour traffic.

For the path less traveled, head south to the Vancouver suburb of Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay Regional Park.  Boundary Bay – so named because it marks the border between British Columbia and Washington State – embraces dramatic mudflats, salt marshes and dunes and sandy beaches.  Best of all, it offers great biking, minus the crowds.

Check out Boundary Bay’s 20.4-kilometre Dyke Trail.  The flat, gravel path rims nearly the entire northwestern side of the bay, running from Tsawwassen into Delta and concluding in Surrey at Mud Bay Park.  Start the journey at Tsawwassen’s Centennial Beach, situated about a one-hour drive south of Vancouver along Highway 99.  On a sunny afternoon, the beach can be busy with families having picnics and couples taking long walks on the sandy flats exposed at low tide.

The first, four-kilometre section of the Dyke Trail (referred to as the 12th Avenue Dyke Trail) works its way through low dunes set just back from the waterfront.  This time of year, sandpipers, seagulls and all kinds of ducks can be seen along the shoreline.  In fact, Boundary Bay is regarded as one of the critical stops for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway.  During migration, more than 100,000 birds can flock to the bay.

After a few kilometres, the bike trail leaves the beach and exits onto Beach Grove Road. This quiet back street offers a nice contrast to the otherwise undeveloped sections of the Dyke Trail.  Big trees shade the lavish, beachfront homes that line the street, Tsawwassen’s equivalent of Millionaires’ Row.

A sharp right turn brings you back out to the bay and the main, 16.4-kilometre stretch of the Dyke Trail.  The path is perfectly flat and pretty much free of potholes, which leaves plenty of time for admiring the scenery. In the distance, the bay is backed by the snowy peaks of the Cascade Mountains. To the south, you can make out the enormous, glaciated cap of Washington’s Mt. Baker.

Closer at hand, there’s plenty of wildlife to admire.  Pull off and grabb your binoculars to take a closer look at a bald eagle, perched on a branch hanging over the trail.  It can be close enough that youI could make out its curved beak and yellow eye, scanning the bay for its next meal.

The trail continues past Boundary Bay Airport – a small regional airport – and then threads into the rich farmland of Delta.  You will rumble past flat, newly plowed fields extending away from the bay. (Judging from the smell, the fields were also newly fertilized.) Here and there a copse of low trees in the fields offer shelter for nests of great blue herons.  The giant birds seemed to fly to and from the bay nearly non-stop, casting dark shadows over the bike trail.

At a junction where the trail joins Delta’s 72nd Street, you will  notice a new type of animal – birdwatchers … and lots of them.  Birders carrying giant camera lenses clustered along the trail, waiting patiently for shots of harrier hawks and other raptors that zoom over the marsh in search of food.  As you continued on, you can  count at least a dozen hawks, flying just a few metres off the ground, then landing suddenly, talons bared.

The one thing you won’t encounter along the Dyke Trail is crowds.  A solitary bike might whizz by now and then. You’ll pass a few older couples and young families out for a walk.  But mainly you’ll have the trail to yourself. You will eventually reach the Delta Heritage Air Park, a tiny, bayside air strip whose grounds are filled with vintage planes, including rickety, sheet-metal models that look like they might have seen service in World War I.

You can find a bit of grass opposite the park. Hop off the bike and sit back to soak up the view.  The mud flats of Boundary Bay stretched out for miles. Beyond, you can see the distant mountains rising on Vancouver Island. Other than that, there is nothing – no cars, no boats, no people – as far as you can  see. For urban cyclists, this might be the rarest luxury of all.

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr


Nature lovers know Vancouver has more than its share of exceptional parks and gardens, from 1,000-acre Stanley Park to the tiny .3-acre Dr. Sun Yat-SenClassical Chinese Garden.  But there’s one garden that even the most dedicated of outdoor buffs tend to overlook: the Nitobe Memorial Garden on the University of British Columbia campus.

The 2.5-acre garden, tucked away near a set of campus dormitories, happens to be regarded as the best traditional Japanese garden in North America, and one of the finest in the world.

Inside the gates, the garden – a circular pathway around a small lake, all set in the B.C. coastal forest – doesn’t look like much, at least at first glance.  But on closer inspection (and with a little help from the handy brochure), it becomes clear that the traditional Zen garden has been meticulously designed, right down to every leaf and stone.  A stroll through the garden, which takes around 20 minutes, is meant to be a highly symbolic journey.  You’re not just admiring nature; in fine Shinto tradition, you’re gaining instruction and insight on the world and your place in it.  While the garden can be interpreted in many different ways, one popular interpretation is that it represents the journey of life itself.

A rushing mini-waterfall and set of slippery stepping stones embody the early perils of infancy.  Bridges over the lake reflect important junctures on life’s journey, like marriage and spiritual growth.  Stone lanterns placed strategically along paths represent light dispelling darkness, helping the seeker gain perspective on the challenges ahead.

Of course, you don’t need to get so deep to enjoy the garden.  It’s a quiet, peaceful space (apart from the occasional car passing by on Marine Drive, just beyond the garden walls) shaded by towering western red cedars and hemlocks.  The ground is covered almost entirely by soft, green moss.  And throughout April, the cherry trees are in bloom, sending blossoms cascading into the lake and along the paths.

The garden is also extremely popular on weekends (especially with families with small children and camera-toting travellers).  So be sure to visit during the quieter weekdays for a true Zen experience.

Nitobe Memorial Garden is located at 1895 Lower Mall on the UBC campus, just a short walk from the UBC Museum of Anthropology. It’s open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., from April-October. Adult admission is $7.  

Photo credit: Phillip Jeffrey | Flickr


This weekend in Vancouver, don’t be surprised if you see a fully-costumed Iron Man chatting up Zelda, or a Star Wars Storm Trooper fake fighting with Spiderman and Pikachu. It’s just that time of year again, the blossoms are blooming and thousands upon thousands of geeks, nerds, and comic book aficionados will be descending upon the Vancouver Convention Centre for Fan Expo 2014.

It’s a weekend of comic books, cosplay, and celebrities—Vancouver’s very own Comic Con, located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, taking place from April 18-20, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.


If you have never had the chance to experience Fan Expo Vancouver, it’s definitely an experience not to be missed. The event boasts 3 days of shopping, celebrity meet & greets, Q & A sessions, and lots of photo opportunities with people in amazing costumes. Even if you’re not willing to buy tickets to the event, it’s worth hanging around the Convention Centre to spot some of the people playing dress-up for the day.


Tickets to Fan Expo Vancouver are on sale online until Thursday, April 17th and you are advised to buy them ahead of time, as the lineup to get inside is usually quite long. Tickets for the expo are $20 for Friday, $35 for Saturday, $30 for Sunday, and $69 for all three days.

What can you look forward to? This year, Fan Expo Vancouver is packed with tons of attractions, including:

  • Easter themed events: Easter egg rolls with stormtroopers, egg hunts, and a live reading of an easter tale by voice star Christian Potenza… Easter is pretty awesome at the Fan Expo. Plus, kids 12 and under can get in for free with this coupon.
  • Rue Morgue Festival of Fear: The country’s largest horror expo. An extravaganza of celebrity guests, autograph signings, Q&A sessions, seminars and workshops, and a colossal selection of movies and movie memorabilia, not to mention books, comic books, toys, video games, trading cards, posters and tons more! (more info)
  • Masquerade: If you’ve never been to a masquerade or cosplay, THIS is the one to attend! This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. (more info)
  • Celebrity autograph & photo sessions: Meet your favourite celebrities up close and personal and get something signed, or grab a professional 8 x 10 photo of you with a star! Participating celebrities include: Tom Felton, Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Boyd, Charisma Carpenter, Bruce Campbell, and many more.
  • Retailer Area: Specializing in comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and horror, the Fan Expo Vancouver retailers are bringing the newest and most rare goods on the market today. Find the missing book or DVD in your collection, or get a complete set at prices you’ll never find elsewhere.

Fan Expo Vancouver kicks off this Friday, April 18, 2014 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and continues through Saturday (10:00-7:00 p.m) and Sunday (10:00-5:00 p.m) at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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The long-awaited Sea to Sky Gondola is finally set to take its first passengers.

Situated in Squamish, about one hour north of Vancouver, the gondola will begin whisking visitors from sea level to a height of more than 885 metres on May 16.

The $22-million facility is situated on a strip of land between the famous Stawamus Chief Provincial Park (better known as “the Chief”) and Shannon Falls.  After a 10-minute ride in plush, eight-person gondola cars, passengers disembark on a mountain peak situated high above Howe Sound.

Up top, there’s an entire adventure centre tucked away high in the Coast Mountains.  A 9,000-square-foot lodge offers visitors a place to grab a beer or bite to eat and enjoy the views from multiple viewing platforms.  Meanwhile, a network of walking trails provide access to the kind of alpine scenery usually accessible only to serious hikers.

Hop on the Panorama Trail for a 1.6-kilometre trek through woods and across cedar bridges to a one-of-a-kind viewpoint, a special, cantilevered platform extending right off the side of the mountain.  For a taste of local First Nations culture, explore the 400-metre Spirit Trail, which offers an interpretive account of the local aboriginal community, the Squamish Nation.

In addition, there’s a wobbly suspension bridge hung across a deep gully separating two peaks (at 100-metres-long, it’s only a bit shorter than the world famous 140-metre Capilano Suspension Bridge).  Plus, more experienced hikers can also access serious backcountry trails from the top of the gondola.

While the project has not been without some controversy (including opposition from activists who fear the impact on nearby Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and its iconic, 700-metre granite dome), it’s also being lauded as a way for people of all ages and skill levels to experience a pristine piece of mountain scenery.  The gondola is expected to provide some 60 full-time jobs and inject $3 million into the economy of Squamish, the so-called “Outdoor Capital of Canada.’

The Sea to Sky Gondola officially opens on May 16.  Adult tickets are $34.95, with discounts for seniors, youth and family groups.

Photo sourced from Sea to Sky Gondola.


One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous mysteries is coming to Granville Island.

It’s only right. With the English TV series Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch) and the American show Elementary, interest in the world’s most famous detective is at a fever pitch.

Thankfully, Bad Dog Productions’ The House of the Baskervilles doesn’t modernize the early 20th-century characters or story, but it does play up the laughs. Originally a UK production, this entertaining and funny take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s third Sherlock Holmes novel had a successful run last fall in Surrey. The Vancouver remounting runs April 22 thru May 3 at Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St.) on Granville Island, and it promises to be fun for the whole family.

This theatrical version of The House of the Baskervilles was originally created by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for an English theatrical company. It’s had a successful run in the U.K. Bad Dog’s 2013 production was the Western Canadian premiere.

In Canny and Nicholson’s version of the 20th century crime classic, the laughs are played up while the story stays true to the original’s plot. Scenery, character and costume changes come swiftly, and all the roles are handled by just three actors - James Rowley, Mark Carter and Michael Charrois.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is suitable for  all ages.

James Rowley, Mark Carter and Michael Charrois in Bad Dog Productions The Hound of the Baskervilles.


It’s Vancouver’s dirty little secret: Wine in restaurants can be just a wee bit on the pricy side.

But oenophiles in Vancouver have their own secret weapon: BYOB.  For the last two years, wine drinkers have been able to bring their own bottles to select area restaurants and pay a special “corkage” fee for the right to drink it on premises.

Before you head to your next dinner reservation with your favourite vintage, however, keep in mind that these corkage fees also tend to be rather high, generally in the $20-$30 range.  In other words, in many cases it costs as much to bring your own bottle as to buy one off the restaurant’s wine list.

But there are some important exceptions.  Several restaurants across the city – well known to budget wine aficionados – have either set their corkage fees extremely low or offer discounted rates on certain nights of the week.

There are even websites dedicated to hunting down and posting Vancouver’s best corkage deals.  BC Corkage Fees and Vancouver Foodster both offer comprehensive lists, with dozens of restaurants in Vancouver and beyond.  Meanwhile, the website Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver lists restaurants with super low corkage fees, from $15 all the way down to $0. (Unfortunately, it’s not clear how up-to-date any of these sites are.)

Recently, Globe and Mail restaurant writer Alexandra Gill even dedicated an entire column to showcasing Vancouver’s best corkage deals.

In no particular order, here are 5 corkage deals you won’t want to miss in Vancouver, compiled from these different resources:

  • Thai House Restaurant Group (Urban Thai, Thai House, Pink Elephant Thai) – $12: Thai food may not be the most traditional cuisine to savour with a glass of wine, but these restaurants make it an enticing proposition with their budget corkage fees.
  • Wallflower – $15 (free on Tuesdays): This eclectic “modern diner” on Main Street is a hidden haven for wine lovers (max two bottles per table; one bottle on Tuesdays).
  • Fleuri Restaurant in the Sutton Place – free (read fine print): For budget oenophiles seeking a fine dining experience, check out Fleuri, where the corkage fee is waived when you purchase a bottle of wine from the adjacent Sutton Wine Merchant. For all other bottles, the fee is $25.
  • Vera’s Burgers – $2: “Burger and wine” may not have the same ring to it as “burger and a beer,” but the price is right at this Vancouver franchise.
  • Pidgin – $1 on Sunday and Monday: One of Vancouver’s hottest new restaurants (and one of the Top 10 in Canada last year, according to enRoute Magazine), Pidgin lures in wine lovers with its off-night specials. The fee is $30 all other nights.
  • Photo credit: alexbrn | Flickr

Vancouver is on its way to becoming the first municipality in Canada to officially offer gender-neutral washrooms in public buildings.

The Vancouver Park Board is taking the lead and is currently drafting plans to install or retrofit washrooms to accommodate transgender people in park facilities. “For some transgender people, going to a public washroom can create anxiety and fear,” explained Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Trevor Loke in an interview for the CBC.

The design of the washrooms themselves is unlikely to be revolutionary. They will probably take the form of single-occupant facilities with a locking door, similar to offerings currently available at select community centres around the city. What’s attracting more debate at the moment, however, is the signage used to designate them.

Options under consideration include an upside-down rainbow triangle, an “all-inclusive” gender symbol and simple icons representing a toilet, with no gender designation.  The park board ultimately hopes to expand its gender-neutral offerings to include not only washrooms but change rooms, as well, in all of its facilities.

While other regions across Canada do offer gender-neutral facilities – including PEI, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Alberta – Vancouver became the first municipality to pass a motion to amend building codes to accommodate gender-neutral washrooms in public buildings last September.

The amendment, for “single-stalled washrooms that don’t have to be specified by gender,” is intended to benefit a broad range of users, including transgender people, parents of young children of the opposite sex and caregivers with clients of the opposite sex.

The final report and recommendations on the washrooms is to be presented to the Park Board on April 28.

Photo credit: iampeas | Flickr


You’ve seen his paintings of dripping clocks and surreal dreamscapes. But how about his sculptures?

A series of original bronze sculptures by Salvador Dali are on display now in Vancouver. The Definitely Dali exhibit, through May 12 at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery on South Granville Street, features 10 sculptures from the master of surrealism.

Step inside the gallery and you’ll see many of Dali’s familiar painterly tropes, now in three dimensions.  There are, of course, several dripping clocks, hung from the branches of trees.  Another sculpture consists of a giant snail with wings, a tiny warrior poised on its back.  There’s a piano with can-can dancer legs, a metre-high thumb with branches sprouting from the tip and a bevy of angels in ecstatic poses.

The collection at the gallery represents 10 of 29 sculptures in the Dali Sculptural Collection.  All were made using an ancient technique known as the lost wax process, which gave Dali the flexibility to mould his subjects into unconventional shapes.

The sculptures on display are genuine Dali originals, though not necessarily one-of-a-kind pieces.  Each sculpture is part of a limited edition of 350. Once all 350 copies are made, the original cast is broken and the sculpture is never reproduced again.

One of the undisputed masters of surrealism, Spanish-born Dali created highly imaginative, visually arresting works throughout much of the 20th century.  His most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, features the image of a pocket watch melting like a piece of “Camembert cheese” (as the artist explained) in the sun.  Beyond painting and sculpture, Dali also dabbled in other media, including printmaking, fashion, filmmaking and writing.

While you’re checking out the Dali sculptures, you can also gaze upon a few works by Picasso, Matisse, Rembrandt, Chagall and others. Tucked away on an unassuming stretch of South Granville Street, Chali-Rosso exhibits the largest private gallery collection of European masters in Canada. And many of the masterpieces on display – including all of the Dali sculptures – are for sale. Just don’t forget your cheque book.

Definitely Dali is on display at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery (2250 Granville St.) through May 12.  

Dali's sculptures, including a version of Profile of Time (above) are on display in Vancouver.  Photo credit: Julo |Wikimedia Commons


PILLOW FIGHT!!! This Saturday, embrace your inner child and get ready to giggle with the 9th annual Pillow Fight Flash Mob being held at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 3:00-3:30pm this Saturday, April 5, 2014.


The premise is simple, you show up at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson Street side) with a pillow hidden somewhere, whether in your shirt or stuffed into a backpack. Then, you wait around and avoid eye contact with other participants.

Once 3:00pm hits — IT’S GO TIME! Grab your pillow and whack whoever dares to stand near you. At the Vancouver pillow fight flash mob, get out some aggression, have a blast, and witness a feather snowstorm in April.

The rules are pretty simple:

  1. “Don’t talk about [Pillow] Fight Club!”
  2. Don’t be in location until the exact minute.
  3. Hide your pillows.
  4. Rush in screaming “PILLOW FIIIIIIGHT!!!!!”
  5. After 15mins of excruciating fun, leave.
  6. Stay off the road and sidewalk. (don’t make this a police issue)
  7. Do NOT hit anyone with out a pillow! (this includes but is not limited to people with cameras, bystanders, civic authorities, cars, use common sense!!)
  8. “If this is your first [time] at [Pillow] Fight Club, you have to fight.”

The Vancouver pillow fight will be happening on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 3:00pm rain or shine. RSVP to the Facebook event, and get there a bit early so you can experience for yourself the exciting anticipation that occurs before a flash mob.

Vancouver pillow fight flashmob 2014

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