A&E Reviews

Film

On September 7, I attended the Indie Filmmakers Lab premiere screening at the Cinematheque. The theatre was already filled up...

It was my first time coming to Cinematheque movie theatre, and upon...

I told myself that my two teachers, both middle-aged Chinese gentlemen, were the last people I'd take to see Tampopo. I told my brother as much,...

A popular topic amongst many of the films at VIFF this year is mental health. Whether characters are learning to live with the complications of...

Victoria is many things: high-octane heist-thriller, transnational drama, triumphant experiment in technique, and a 'True Berliner' wunderkind....

Music

The bands performing for the night were Club Sofa, On Planets, Schwey, Dead Soft, and of course, Peach Pit.

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The first act I saw was Tomato Tomato. This husband and wife duo can really hold a show. With Lisa on the washboard and John...

As irrelevant as it may seem, the first thing that struck me when Teenage Fanclub took the stage was their age. They looked like a band made up of...

When I heard that Two Door Cinema Club would be headlining in Vancouver, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. Like many fans who...

Every once in a while, I’ll hear a song in a totally unexpected environment that immediately grasps my full attention, and...

Dance

The opening night of Ballet BC's "Grace Symmetry" on February 20, 2014 buzzed with first night excitement and anticipation, as two new dance and...

The audiences at the January 30th performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by Rudi van Dantzig with...

As the lights come up on a threadbare stage,

a wooden chair awaits its dance partner

an upright bass awaits the dance

and a...

Becoming Burlesque is a two-month intensive workshop whereby our newbies go beyond simple striptease and learn the basics: from movement, to...

It makes me want to feel, and move, and stretch. It shows me the richness of being female:  to hold and abandon, to intimidate and lead, to fall...

Theatre

Going into An Arrangement of Shoes, I knew nothing, neither about the Fringe Festival, nor about the play itself: what is it about? how many...

In the one-man show The Incompleat Folk Singer, Victoria-based actor Mark Hellman gives a solid performance in his rendition of the life and times...

Where there is a will for reconciliation there is a way. And where there is an opportunity to speak the truth there is Drew Hayden Taylor. As an...

In the world premier of the musical Miss Shakespeare, The Escape Artists take to the stage at Granville Island’s Performance Works giving a solid...

On Friday February 20th I had the opportunity to see the local improv group, The Benjamins, at the Little Mountain Gallery. If I could describe...

Literary Arts

CJSF sponsors the Verses Festival of Words on now until April 12. Verses celebrates the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung....

How many dead Elvises does it take to make one good story? Mesopotamia by Arthur Nersesian Reviewed by Gerilee McBride is available through...

CJSF volunteer, Frieda Werden reviews Roy Innes' West End Murders...

Roy Innes is a brave writer.  The West End Murders is only his second...

Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist has just released his new book, “Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of...

On Tuesday October 30th, Scott Wood, host of the interview show, came to see Henry Rollins holler at the Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts...

Visual Arts

International is supposed to be a key word here. Unfortunately, the festival lacked diversity with the prevalence Japanese and Chinese national...

OMG! The second installment of OMG Art Bar happened last Saturday, July 6th at the On MainGallery. Paul Wong, the Artistic Director of the space...

CJSF volunteer Jay Peachy attended the Open heArt exhibit at the Met on December 21st, this is what he had to say about the event...

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CJSF volunteer examines and discusses Migration Patterns the latest exhibit by Lisa Walker showing at Gallery Gachet.

On the last...

Frieda Werden, Spoken Word and Current Affairs Director at CJSF, adds to the CJSF review by Kate Lerman...

To read Kate's original review...

Other

On Saturday, February 13, CJSF will celebrate World Radio Day by premiering eight documentaries funded by its Making Time for Radio Project grant...

CJSF 90.1FM is Calling for Proposals to fund four radio documentaries in the first of four funding rounds; Deadline for applications is August...

CJSF Pride Programming Marathon 2015

Tune in Wednesday August 5th for the CJSF 90.1 FM LGBTQ Pride Programming Marathon from 6am to...

If you’re the type that is the faint of heart and don’t like offensive jokes, you would have either left Comed Shocker’s 6ick 6ick 6ick show ten...