While it promises to entertain and deliver lots of laughs, Self-ish also makes a statement about the complexity of being human by showcasing a fully fleshed out Asian Canadian woman, flaws and all — a rare occurrence in the entertainment industry today.
Body Language, curated by UBC alumnus Dion Kaszas (Nlaka’pamux), displays a collection of photographs, art pieces, and tattooing and piecing tools related to the traditional practices of Indigenous body art culture.
Arriving at Main Street during peak sun hours, with no sunglasses or water but good company, I started my self-guided tour around the new murals being created for this year’s Vancouver Mural Festival.
In the context of this eco-art, Tomkinson’s concern lies with noise pollution in Vancouver and protecting the silent spaces we are still fortunate to have.
ROVE is a free art walk, started in 2013 by UBC alumni Jamie Smith, to showcase hidden gems of talent and support the artist community.
With bright colours, provocative lettering and breathtaking artwork, Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America tells several stories of injustice and how art has responded to and challenged them.
Vancouver: No Fixed Address, directed by documentarian Charles Wilkinson, portrays the worrying realities of the Vancouver housing crisis.
Recently, UBC was selected as the chosen organization to acquire dozens of letters written by interned Japanese-Canadian teenagers during the internment period of 1942.
The Rio, a treasured Vancouver landmark and all-around badass indie theatre, plays host to a quirky homegrown game show titled Story Story Lie.
For Mathew Mackenzie - playwright and director of Bears, bear country becomes the supernatural backdrop for one man’s journey to understanding his identity, his politics, and the importance of protecting the land that shapes it.
This year’s Persistence of Vision film festival was the UBC Theatre and Film Department’s 28th annual occurrence of this event, showcasing the final short films of students in the UBC Film Production program.
The Muslim Student Association (MSA), which serves as a home and representative body for Muslim students at UBC, maintains that administrators have been helpful. However, the group still has concerns as they continue to grow.
CiTR Docs kicked off its third annual season on April 23. This year, the audio documentary series from UBC’s student radio station, CiTR, is releasing a set of 10 episodes that examine current affairs within the Lower Mainland from alternative perspectives.
POV28 is a student-organized event that showcases a collection of films produced by the third and fourth-year students in the UBC film production program. With twenty-one films on display, this year’s POV explores a variety of genres and topics.
Tucked away off of Main and King Ed, Little Mountain Gallery is unassuming. If it weren’t for the sandwich board proclaiming “Jokes Please! $5! Tonight!”, you’d never have guessed it was there. From the outside, the venue seems to almost blends right into the wall.
Featuring a lineup of 12 acts — from rap groups, to indie rock bands to DJs — Goosehunt was the lo-fi show that UBC desperately needs but didn’t know it wanted.
After winning this year’s Last Band Standing and earning a performance slot at Block Party, the four-piece rock band Marine Drive has made a reputation for themselves within UBC’s music community.
When Shawry was attending high school in Nairobi, Kenya, he and three other friends decided to form The Afrolution, a rap collective named after a combination of “African” and “revolution.” But according to Shawry, whose real name is Eric Cauri, The Afrolution is not just about music — it’s also a movement.
Having been a resident of Vancouver for the past three odd years, I’ve remained woefully ignorant of its local music scene. Early one evening, I dragged a couple friends downtown and got lost around East Hastings.