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Now that reading break is done, there is only one thing to look forward to: Block Party. Well the gods must be smiling down upon us because the announced lineup seems like it will be a lit time.

I stopped going to Saturday school when I was 12, but many Chinese cultural traditions — the story behind firecrackers during 农历 新年 (Lunar New Year) and the reason we eat noodles or fish on certain holidays — were ingrained in me there.

Back for its second year and bigger than ever, Smash Comedy Festival is here to make space in the comedy world for those who are often sidelined. The festival looks to promote women, Trans and femme comedians in an industry often dominated by cis white men.

This third iteration of Transits and Returns showcases the works of 21 Indigenous artists from around the Pacific, ranging from local First Nations to Alutiiq territory in the north, Māori lands in the south, and the many mainland and island Nations in between. Two prior showings were held in Brisbane and Auckland. The works explore themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation.

It’s a new decade at UBC which means nothing less than a new exhibition at the Hatch gallery. For 2020, we’re starting off with the annual Visual Arts Students’ Association exhibition, called Quick! a last show before I go off my rocker.

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