- Vader's little princess by Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle Books, 64 pages, $16.95
- Kay Meek Centre's annual fundraising gala featuring Canadian jazz singer Holly Cole, Friday May 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets: welcome reception and show, $129; VIP meet the artist, $159. Box office and info: kaymeekcentre.com
A few weeks ago, Asta Kovanen rolled out a bolt of silk in a little park near St. Georges Avenue and East 10th Street and began pounding flower petals onto the fabric.
WHILE J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot has been crafted for those too young to remember either the baby-boomer television show or the movies, there are certain expectations: you don't have to be a convention-attending devotee to know that anything Star Trek should always be accompanied by a decent dose of kitsch and humour.
AS a preschooler, Matt Robertson wanted to be a camel when he grew up.
A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: From Russia with love. By car.
FOR L.A.'s R5, the opportunity to perform again in Vancouver was something they'd been looking forward to since they played at the PNE last summer.
A group of parents from North Vancouver's Highlands elementary school are mounting a campaign to make sure their kids, along with the rest of the students in the North Vancouver school district, have some shelter from the storm.
IT wasn't a North Shore story when Toronto's controversial mayor was accused of inappropriate touching on March 7 by Sarah Thomson, a former mayoralty rival.
IT appears to be impossible to avoid attending inquest after inquest into the Great 2013 British Columbia Election.
IF you're a registered voter in B.C. there's a 48 per cent chance you did not vote on election day. In 1983, 70 per cent of eligible British Columbians voted in the provincial election. In 2013, only 52 per cent of British Columbians voted. The B.C. Liberals snagged 58 per cent of the seats with 44 per cent of the votes. Does that disparity mean we should ditch first past the post and switch to proportional representation or a single transferable vote system? Or do we just need a better-informed electorate choosing from a higher calibre of candidate?
- Astrolabe Musik Theatre NEWmatica: The Power of Percussion at Britannia Mine Museum (1 Forbes Way, Highway 99, Sea to Sky Highway, Britannia Beach, Saturday, May 25 at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets $25/$18. For more information visit newmatica. brownpapertickets.com.
SHOWING up to a classic British car rally in a German car is a bit like landing a Messerschmitt in the midst of a Royal Canadian Legion reunion. It's a bit cheeky and quite frankly, I can't recommend it enough.
$ Bargain Fare ($5-8) -- $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12)
EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762
Portobello West is the best place to shop for locally made art, clothing, accessories and sweets. On Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 11a.m.-5 p.m. visit Creekside Community Centre in the Athlete's Village to shop new and returning local vendors as well as bid on donated items in a silent auction to support Enterprising Women Making Art, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. Info: : www.portobellowest. com.
Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.ca.
A North Vancouver con man who tried to derail a fraud investigation against him by posing as a police officer to foreign banking officials has managed to get four convictions of impersonation overturned by the B.C. Court of Appeal.
On Friday, April 19 a fire broke out in the apartment building I live in at 358 East Third St.