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Shawn Conner

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Five reasons to check out Word Vancouver

Word Vancouver. When: Sept. 19-27. Info: → Read More

Solo cinema: Neil Webb’s one-actor, one-writer, 18-character thriller

Neil Webb’s Armour is remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that he plays all 18 parts himself. → Read More

Five reasons to check out the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

Article content Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival When: Sept. 4-5 Where: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and 1. All-Star Blues Show. For its third year, the annual summer festival includes more than a dozen livestreamed and pre-recorded concert performances. Two livestreamed shows are ticketed (with a limited number of tickets for the actual live performances): an… → Read More

Five reasons to check out The Case of the Hotel Detective

Vancouver Mysteries owner Tanya Bennett redesigns, rebrands a game that can be played in your living room, backyard, office or hotel suite. → Read More

Tap Dance Fest goes online with workshops, residencies and oral histories

Presented by the Vancouver Tap Dance Society, the fully live-streamed program includes residencies, weekend workshops, and a summit that features researchers and artists spreading knowledge about the history of the art form. → Read More

Five reasons to check out this year’s Vancouver Mural Festival

This year, there’s no street party, but the five-year-old event is expanding its reach to nine neighbourhoods. → Read More

Fighting over the Metamucil in the time of COVID

Comedian Stuart Jones dishes on his new record, comedy in the time of COVID-19, and working clean. → Read More

Five reasons to check out the West End audio tour

Aaron Chapman hosts a new audio walking tour WE Live Here, brought to you by the folks at Carfree West End. → Read More

Show Me the Honey looks for the Zen of beekeeping on a Fraser River houseboat

Former VANOC exec Dave Doroghy talks beekeeping and his new book Show Me the Honey: Adventures of an Accidental Apiarist → Read More

Five reasons to check out Torn: Dark Bullets

Torn: Dark Bullets’ plot seems inspired by today’s headlines → Read More

Real live jazz concerts coming back to the Italian Cultural Centre

Cory Weeds dishes on his upcoming shows and his new album → Read More

Piano doc scores a mountain-size victory

Piano to Zanskar follows 65-year-old piano tuner Desmond O’Keeffe in his quest to transport a 100-year-old, 80-kilogram piano to the Indian Himalayas. → Read More

BIPOC students receive a warm Welcome at Blind Tiger

Ronald Dario, Blind Tiger’s co-diversity coordinator talks about The Welcome initiative, teaching comedy on Zoom, and what diversity brings to improv. → Read More

Five reasons to check out Meowfest

Featured guests for this year's Meowfest include Hannah Shaw, a.k.a. “Kitten Lady" → Read More

New initiative lets Arts Club talent continue to create

Arts Club artistic director Ashlie Corcoran dishes on a new initiative to provide jobs for artists who are out of work due to COVID-19. → Read More

Five reasons to support The Plop

“We’re excited to offer content that makes kids laugh, and that’s a screen-free alternative." — Lauren Bercovitch, production head at Vancouver creative studio Kelly&Kelly. → Read More

Five reasons to check out e-Volver Festival 2020

Upintheair Theatre’s first e-Volver Festival presents a series of nine shows by local and national companies, all performed live on digital platforms. → Read More

Five reasons to check out Music in the Key of the World

Five reasons to check out Music in the Key of the World → Read More

Five vendors to check out at Got Craft? Virtual Market

Five vendors to check out at Got Craft? Virtual Market → Read More

Five things to check out at Kids Fest Pop Up

Vancouver International Children’s Festival goes online with Kids Fest Pop Up → Read More