February 21, 2017

CINEMA | Post-Racial Horror – Jordan Peele Screams 'Get Out'

"Black is in fashion."
Daniel Kaluuya Jordan Peele | Get Out

Key & Peele co-creator/star Jordan Peele brings his immense talent for deconstructing race and social situations to the horror genre by superbly commenting on interracial relations in the vein of The Stepford Wives by way of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Get Out, his directorial debut, is much funnier than it is scary as most of its horror elements derive from a socially relevant script playing on genre expectations and commenting on our flawed ideals about race and class.

February 20, 2017

IMBIBE | Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre West

Waterfront—(February 18, 2017) The 39th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival recently wrapped up after taking over the city with their special imbibing events anchored by the multi-day and night International Festival Tasting Room inside the Vancouver Convention Centre West ballroom.

February 16, 2017

IMBIBE | Science (World) of Cocktails 2017

Science of Cocktails 2017 | Science World Vancouver

False Creek—(February 9, 2016) Science World's second annual charitable cocktail fundraiserScience of Cocktails, once again brought together over twenty of Vancouver's finest bartenders and over fourteen-hundred guests all in support of their Class Field Trip Program.

February 13, 2017

CINEMA | 'The Lego Batman Movie' Assembles A Family

"All important movies start with a black screen."
Will Arnett Chris McKay | Warner Bros. Animation | The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie was so successful in reinventing Batman as a comedic foil and goofy supporting character, it inspired his own feature animated spin-off. Comedy filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller return to produce the Warner Bros. Animation adapted version of the DC Comics superhero once voiced again by a very gruff Will Arnett. The Lego Batman Movie is ultimately about celebrating the Batman character and its long history in popular culture as much as it is about Danish construction toys or using your imagination.

February 9, 2017

GATHER | Edible Museum of Canadian Food & Wine

Edible Museum of Canadian Food & Wine | The Permanent Vancouver

Downtown—(February 8, 2017) Tonight's one-night only Edible Museum of Canadian Food and Wine event looks to be a multi-sensory, two-storey pop-up created to take patrons on a unique journey through Canada's epicurean history inside The Permanent building.

February 6, 2017

CINEMA | Keanu Reeves Blasts 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Keanu Reeves Chad Stahelski | John Wick: Chapter 2

The surreal John Wick: Chapter 2 knows exactly what it is and unabashedly celebrates action genre filmmaking at its finest. Keanu Reeves returns as the titular ruthless hitman to settle his unfinished business from the first film. Reeves' Wick continues to wear nice clothes, drive fast cars, and shoot a helluva lot of bad guys all with style.

February 2, 2017

TREAT | Beta5 Chocolates x Valentine's Pop-Up x Cambie

Beta5 Chocolates Pop-Up | Cambie Street, Vancouver

Cambie—(February 1, 2017) Strathcona sweets and cream puff makers Beta5 Chocolates have opened a pop-up shop for Valentine's Day alongside unveiling their new seasonal chocolate collection. To make the affair special, the temporary shop features interesting touches like a striking mural from local artist Scott Sueme, a display from Woodreform, as well as chocolate bar collaborations from The Juice Truck and Matchstick Coffee Roasters.