Movie Reviews

I’ve moved my movie reviews to Letterboxd under Chunks.  They are very short there.  My son, Jason Romilly, has reviews there as well – his are very funny.

October 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Oct. 1st –  6th – Kim’s Convenience, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Oct. 1st – 6th – Kamloopa; The Cultch; high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from; thecultch.com

Oct. 1st – 6th – Les Belles-Soeurs; Gateway Theatre, Richmond; by Michel Tremblay and produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre; gatewaytheatre.com

Oct. 1st – 7th – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club;winner of 2015 Tony award for best play; artsclub.com

Oct. 1st-  12th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various venues; viff.org

Oct. 1st – 14th – Incognito Mode; A Play About Porn; Studio58; neworldtheatre.com; ticketstonight.ca

Oct. 1st – 20th – Mustard, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; darkly comic tale about growing up; artsclub.com

Oct 1st  – Dec. 15th – Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel -immersive art installation; https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/event/patricia-piccininis-curious-imaginings-exhibit-at-the-patricia-hotel/

Oct. 2nd – 13th – Testosterone, York Theatre; A funny, fearless, and spectacle-filled exploration of identity, masculinity, and digging deep to find the person within; thecultch.com

Oct. 2nd – 21st – A Vancouver Guldasta, Culture Lab, The Cultch; presented with Diwali; thecultch.com

Oct. 5th & 6th – The Piano Teacher, Kay Meek Arts Centre; “a beautiful meditation on loss and the healing power of music; (Arts Club on Tour production); kaymeek.com

Oct. 10th – 20th – A Brief History of Human Extinction, Historic Theatre, The Cultch; thecultch.com

Oct. 12th – 27th – Rebel Women, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; deepcove-stage.com

Oct. 13th – Ms. Anna Porter, The Ghosts of Europe: The Return of Tyranny, Natonalism, Racism and Denial to Central Europe, Vancouver Institute Lectures; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Oct. 13th – 27th – Kill Me Now; Firehall Arts Centre; firehallartscentre.ca

Oct. 18th – 21st – Vancouver Fall Home Show 2018, Vancouver Convention Centre, West; https://vancouverfallhomeshow.com/

Oct. 18th – Nov. 18th – Sweat, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; “A tough yet empathetic portrait of the America that came undone” —The New Yorker; Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; artsclub.com

Oct. 19th – Nov. 10th – The Wolves; Pacific Theatre; A pack of teenage girls prepares for battle on the soccer field; pacifictheatre.org

tries desperately – and hilariously – to convince his artist daughter Janet to take over the store.

Oct. 20th – How Democracies Die, Professor Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Oct. 20th – Nov. 3rd – The Ones We Leave Behind, Historic Theatre, The Cultch; presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre; thecultch.com

Oct. 27th – Evidence in Medicine:  What is it? How Do We Determine It: How Do We Use It To Help Shape Better Outcomes?  Professor Kay Dickersin, John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Oct. 30th – Nov. 4th – Backbone; Gravity & Other Myths; Vancouver Playhouse; from Australia; an international circus hit; thecultch.com

Coming:

Nov. 7th – Dec. 2nd – Vancouver Jewish Film Festival; http://www.vjff.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

Punjabi Market Tour – Saturdays until Sept. 22nd, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; 6655 Main St.

Sept. 1st – The Stage, The Centre, 777 Homer St.; comedy, martial arts and suspense from Beijing China; ticketstonight.ca

Sept 1st – 2nd – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; various venues; vlaff.org

Sept.1st – 3rd – The Fair, Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Park; https://www.pne.ca/thefair/

Sept. 1st –  22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

Sept. 6th – 16th – Big Sister, Revue Stage, Granville Island; one woman comedy about the relationship of two sisters and what happens when one of them changes; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 16th – Vancouver Fringe Festival. Granville Island and other venues; over 100 different theatre artists and companies; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 16th – The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The Cultch; adaptation of the movie about  fashion designer who becomes obsessed by a model; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 20th – Marion Bridge, Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver; play by Daniel MacIvor; kaymeek.com

Sept. 6th – Oct. 7th – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club;winner of 2015 Tony award for best play; artsclub.com

Sept 7th – 30th – The Life of Galileo; Jericho Arts Centre; by Bertold Brecht; united-players.com

Sept. 7th – Oct. 6th – Kim’s Convenience, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Sept. 8th – Savour Summer Festival, River District; entertainment, market, local food trucks; free; riverdistrict.ca/savoursummer

Sept. 13th – 29th – Japanese Problem; Hastings Park Livestock Building; award-winning, site-responsive experience about the Japanese Canadian incarceration at Hastings Park; japaneseproblem.ca

Sept. 14th – Dec. 15th – Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel – immersive art installation; https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/event/patricia-piccininis-curious-imaginings-exhibit-at-the-patricia-hotel/

Sept. 19th – 30th – Tales of an Urban Indian; Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; phtheatre.org

Sept. 20th – 22nd – Negredo Hotel; The Cultch; modern opera; thecultch.com

Sept. 20th – Oct. 20th – Mustard, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; darkly comic tale about growing up; artsclub.com

Sept. 25th – 30th – The Book of Mormon, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Broadway Across Canada; outrageous musical comedy; ticketmaster.ca

Sept. 25th – Oct. 6th – Kamloopa; The Cultch; high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from; thecultch.com

Sept 26th – Michio Kaku, Why physics is pretty much the key to everything; Chan Centre, UBC, University of BC Lecture Series – Connects; ubc.ca/ubcconnects

Sept. 26th – 29th – Beckett 18: it all…ah well; Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC; showcases four pieces from Beckett; theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Sept. 27th – Oct. 6th – Les Belles-Soeurs; Gateway Theatre, Richmond; by Michel Tremblay and produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre; gatewaytheatre.com

Sept. 27th – Oct. 12th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various venues; viff.org

Sept. 27th – Oct. 14th – Incognito Mode; A Play About Porn; Studio58; neworldtheatre.com; ticketstonight.ca

Sept. 29th – Sr. Santa J. Ono, President of UBC – The Art of the Cello: Recital and Lecture, UBC Old Auditorium, 8:15, The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

 

 

 

 

 

August 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

Every week to Aug. 21st – Evo Summer Cinema: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadow, Second Beach; free lawn seating; freshaircinema.ca

Movies at Sundown, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza; bring lawn chair and a blanket; free; downtownvancouver.net/movienight

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza; films start at dusk; free; vancouvercivictheatres.com

August 1st – 12th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

August 1st – 17th – 6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival; Jericho Arts Centre; ensembletheatrecompany.ca

August 1st – 18th – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) – Cinderella and 42nd Street alternate, 8:00 pm; tuts.ca

August 1st – Sept. 22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

August 4th – 5th – Powell Street Festival; Powell Street area;  http://www.powellstreetfestival.com/2018-powell-street-festival-lineup/

August 5th – 40th Annual Pride Parade – 12:00 – 3:00 pm; Robson, Denman Streets and Beach Avenue; activities at Sunset Park.

Aug. 9th – 19th – Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts; spotlight on South Asian theatre; monsoonartsfest.ca

Aug. 9th – 19th – Vancouver Queer Film Festival; more than 70 films from 15 countries; queerfilmfestival.ca

Aug. 11th – Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Deer Lake Park; 3:00 pm; livenation.com

Aug. 11th – Shipped Waterfront Festival; The Shipyards, North Vancouver; noon – 10 pm; four stages of live entertainment; free; shippedfestival.com

Aug. 11th – Vancouver Mural Festival, The Park Show, Jonathon Rogers Park; livenation.com

Aug. 11th & 12th – Harmony Arts Festival, Ambleside, West Vancouver; a variety of free events and activities; craft booths; harmonyarts.ca

Aug. 11th, 25th & Sept. 8th – Savour Summer Festival, River District; entertainment, market, local food trucks; free; riverdistrict.ca/savoursummer

Aug. 15th – RCMP Musical Ride; Swanguard Stadium, 5:00 to 9:00 pm; burnaby.ca

Aug. 15th – 29th – Coal Harbour Music Festival; PAL Studio; performances by jazz artists; Theatre;ticket.artspoints.com/events; palstudiotheatre.com

Aug. 16th – 25th – Tremors Festival of Emerging Talent; Italian Cultural Centre; 3 exciting Canadian playwrights presented by Rumble Theatre; rumble.org

August 18th – Sept. 3rd – The Fair, Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Park; https://www.pne.ca/thefair/

Outside of Vancouver but worth the trip:

August 16th – 19th – Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt (one ferry ride); http://writersfestival.ca/

 

 

July 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

July 1st – July 29th – Once, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; A Dublin street musician is struggling through heartbreak and frustrated with his songs when he chances upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream; artsclub.com

July 1st – August 12th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

July 1st – August 18th – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) – Cinderella and 42nd Street alternate, 8:00 pm; tuts.ca

July 1st – Sept. 22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

July 5th – 15th – Indian Summer; venues across Vancouver; comtemporary multi-arts festival; indiansummerfest.ca

July 7th – Khatsahlano Street Party from Burrard to Macdonald, 11:00 am; khatsahlano.com

July 7th & 8th – Sondheim’s Side by Side, Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street; pay-what-you-can; eventbrite.ca

July 8th & 22nd – Ladner Village Market -from 10:00 am – best farmer’s market around; https://ladnervillagemarket.com

July 8th – Pakistan Festival 2018; Vancouver Art Gallery, 12:00 pm; stalls, booths & tents, handicrafts, music, cuisine; pakistanfestival.com

July 10th and every week to Aug. 21st – Evo Summer Cinema: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadow, Second Beach; free lawn seating; freshaircinema.ca

July 10th – Hycroft en Blanc, 1489 McRae Avenue, 6:00 pm – wear white, $55/$60; uwcvancouver.ca

July 10th – 15th – Les Miserables, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; ticketmaster.ca; vancouver.broadway.com

July 12th – August 17th – 6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival; Jericho Arts Centre; ensembletheatrecompany.ca