Major Artists Sign Up to Fill Saudi Arabian Desert Valley with Massive Art Installations

Major Artists Sign Up to Fill Saudi Arabian Desert Valley with Massive Art Installations

Saudi Arabia is taking a big step in its longer plan to become an international art destination by inviting major artists, including James Turrell and Michael Heizer, to permanently install monumental pieces in its northwestern desert over the next couple of years. From a mirrored installation that mimics a mirage to a labyrinth town made … Read more

40 things to do in Vancouver this week, June 27 to July 1

MONDAY: Denver doom-metal band Primitive Man plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Mortiferum, Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void, and Elizabeth Colour Wheel. MONDAY: Second Chances is a fundraising concert by Danielle Schroeder, with all proceeds to the Anderson Lodge Healing Centre for Women. MONDAY: the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio performs at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts … Read more

Looking for Broccoli as Digital Art? Just In Case You Are, It Will Soon Be Available.

LONDON — Art collectors might be tiring of jaded apes and other digital works, but Adrian Boswell is betting there’s still a strong market for broccoli, whatever else is happening with crypto assets. “You just have to know your audience,” the street artist said, spray-painting another batch of the plaster-cast broccoli heads he hangs up … Read more

Vancouver police release video of suspect in downtown sexual assault

According to Vancouver police, a 26-year-old sexual-assault victim did everything right late at night on June 11. It occurred near the intersection of Hornby and West Hastings streets just after midnight. On June 24, the VPD released video of the male suspect, who had grabbed the woman from behind. “She fought off her attacker, got … Read more

Balmoral Hotel’s huge neon sign to be removed Sunday

The distinctive neon sign affixed to the front of the Downtown Eastside’s Balmoral Hotel (159 East Hastings Street) will be taken down Sunday (June 26). The announcement on the City of Vancouver website said the decision to remove the sign prior to the building’s planned demolition is “due to the [sign’s] deteriorating condition and risk … Read more

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Alyson Hannigan Lists L.A. Home for $18 Million

Actress Alyson Hannigan and her husband, Alexis Denisof, are listing their home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles for $18 million.  Alexis Denisof and Alyson Hannigan in 2018. Photo: F. Sadou/AdMedia/ZUMA PRESS The “How I Met Your Mother” actress and her husband bought the roughly 3.25-acre property in 2016 for $7.95 million, according to … Read more

Former Toronto club kids are paying homage to lost venues in the coolest way

If you’ve ever made memories at one of a handful of now-shuttered Toronto nightlife venues, there’s a new and unique way that you can commemorate them and keep a part of them with you always, even if the actual businesses are long gone. Two former members of the industry, themselves reminiscing on old times in the city, have launched … Read more

Five acts to make your TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival experience even more memorable this 2022

If there’s one cultural event that sends a message we’re truly and finally back to something resembling normal, it’s the return of the sprawling TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Over the next 10 days you’ll have the chance to see over 700 artists in 200 shows spread across the city. You already know about the … Read more

Rigorous curiosity at the core of Dancing on the Edge’s glint triple bill

Dancing on the Edge has never been afraid of taking chances with talented local choreographers. So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that the festival has brought together three new works this year in an unusual triple bill. It’s called glint and it will be available at the Scotiabank Dance Centre over five-hour periods … Read more