Category Archives: Arts

Chinese New Year Celebration

Shauna Baker is reporting for City Lights down at the Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Gardens to celebrate the Chinese New Year, welcoming in the Year of the Ox.  “The history of the garden is actually a scholar’s home, and this was built 23 years ago. Everything here is brought from China so it is a very unique […]

City Lights- Pangea Day

This is something I had thought about for ages and didn’t realize had actually been done. How awesome. Pangea Day is a four hour program of short films, live music, and visionary speakers. The event is broadcasted live from six nations worldwide, in seven languages, to millions of viewers all over the globe who experience it […]

City Lights- Movers & Shapers Exhibit

Ishra Sharif is at the Vancouver Museum to check out last year’s exhibit, Movers & Shapers 2008. Movers & Shapers was exhibited in both 2004 and 2007. 2008’s exhibit was the culmination of the two previous years; it profiled twice as many designers as in previuos years, twenty, and the designers’ spaces were larger, with more events surrouding […]

City Lights-The Sunday Service

“We do a weekly show here at the Hennessey at 9 pm on Sundays where we take suggestions from the audience and we make up comedic scenes on the spot,” says Kevin Lee of the Sunday service.  “We weave the audience’s words into a tapestry of gold.”  “We have a bit more of an alternative […]

Brian Howell-Wrestling: One Ring Circus Exhibition

Odessa Bennett is reporting for City Lights on Novus TV at the opening reception of “Wrestling: One Ring Circus,” a photography exhibition by award winning editorial artist and photographer, Brian Howell. Welcome to the world of Canadian minor league wrestling.  “I went out of curiosity, much like anyone looking for a story would do. I […]

City Lights-Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival-2008

Heather Bissonnette and City Lights are loving up Shakespeare in the summer of ’08 down at Vanier Beach. Christopher Gaze, the Artistic Director behind Bard on the Beach, explains what makes the event so special. “What we did here at Vanier Park, essentially what was different from other places was to open the back. I’d […]

Seeing Eye to Eye

Ryan Lowe and City Lights are out at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown for the show, Seeing Eye to Eye, a charity event where all the proceeds go towards Operation Eyesight, an organization that focuses on eye health in the developing world. Seeing Eye to Eye is an evening full of our favourite things: […]

Burn The Floor

Shauna Baker and City Lights are out at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to watch the production, Burn The Floor, a phenomenal display of Ballroom dance that takes the energy of a rock show, the glamour of a Broadway show, mixes in a few hours of “So You Think You Can Dance” type TV shows to create […]

City Lights-1000 Stories

In this segment City Lights and Paul Anthony catch up with Vancouver writer, Kevin Spenst, who had been writing a short story every day for the past three and a half years. At the Carnegie Centre we poke our nose into a documentary film showing the process involved when trying to make it as a […]

City Lights- KRAZY! Exhibition

Krazy! The Delirious World Of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art was the first exhibition of its kind, in that it combined all the mentioned mediums into one exhibition, at the Vancouver Art Gallery this fall. Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator at the VAG, describes it in this manner,”There was a number of things […]