A&E Reviews

Film

When I was a little girl, I didn’t have a perception of what bodily changes are. I was a skinny, energetic kid who couldn’t care less. One time at...

As an ongoing transitional space, The Wolf House by Cristobal Leon and Joaquin Cocina provides a hypnotic cinematic experience through an...

Once again, CJSF made it's way to the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival. Check out some of the film reviews from our contributors:

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What does it mean to be a conspirator in times of ecological terror? For Benedikt Erlingsson’s Woman at War, the answer doesn't arrive easily, but...

In short, Roads in February is quite realistic. Seemingly, nothing much happens. However, it captures subtle but crucial moment in life.

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Music

On February 28, relative newcomers, Mellowhaunt, headlined Red Gate Arts Society to celebrate the release of their debut full length album, Love...

On Thursday, February 13th 2020, Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist, musician and arts facilitator Tonye Aganaba performed as a part of MOA’...

Most every quasi-metalhead is familiar with the prolific, power prog-rock trio, Rush. The majority however, are not so in tune with the legendary...

On August 31, the Wise Hall, a small venue sitting on the outskirts of Vancouver, hosted the eager and excited fans of young local LGBTQ+ and...

The late-Sex Pistol bassist Sid Vicious once quipped “everything is bollocks apart from The Ramones” and in the early spring of 1980 I tended to...

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

Styled as a club-ready country girl from the early 2000’s, complete with big hair and loud mouth, the charismatic Tabby, played by Emma Slipp,...

What better way to spend the depressing end of Summer than at an improv show on Granville Island?

Running from awning to awning under and...

Originally written by Japanese playwright Yukio Mishima, Sobato Komachi and Hanjo are two modern Noh plays. Yukio Mishima reinvented the plays to...

On a cool Thursday night, my friend and I bussed down to commercial drive to hit up the historic Clutch theatre for a fun night of local...

In a children’s nursery amid balls and books, and sailing ships, Margery Williams’ timeless tale of The Velveteen Rabbit comes to life. Under the...

Literary Arts

It used to be tradition — entire communities coming together and learning from the stories that boasted centuries in age, sometimes millennia....

Way back, when the mullet was KING, teenaged photographer Julian David Stone was documenting the 1980’s Rock scene, by sneaking his camera into...

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...

Visual Arts

Nestled within Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Paul Wong's Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah (2019) immediately exudes a warm intimacy. The exhibition's opening on...

What do you get when you take a clown away from the circus? That seems to be the question that Camille Boitel wanted to pose, if not to answer...

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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Other

 This was my very first ever Fan Expo, and not only was it my first expo, it was the first time I ever had the absolute pleasure of pinning on my...

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...