Join us Thursday, March 10 for the third annual Savour Our Neighbourhood event at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street). Savour Our Neighbourhood features a sampling of bites from a variety of local restaurants (including Nuba), paired with local craft beer and wine. A collective of Vancouver’s finest musicians will be providing tunes for your listening pleasure, and there’s a silent auction full of unique items. Proceeds from this is 19+ only event will support of the Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society, who provide child-centered programs that nurture healthy growth and development for all families. Savour Our Neighbourhood Thursday, 10 March 5:30PM – 9:30PM Purchase tickets here: www.savourourneighbourhood.ca
Fall is upon us, so cinema lovers in Vancouver know what that means: it's time for the Vancouver International Film Festival. Running from September 24 to October 9, VIFF will once again be screening some of the world's finest films. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the largest film festivals in North America, and one of Vancouver's marquee cultural event. With movies from more than 70 countries showing on nine screens, including choice selections from the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems, there is bound to be something for everyone at this year's installment of VIFF.
Attention cinema lovers: the lights will dim and the curtain will raise for the Vancouver Queer Festival on Thursday, August 13 and run until Sunday, August 23. Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is our city's second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. In addition to great movies, the festival also hosts a variety of performances, workshops, panels, and parties, facilitating a unique community space for 11 days. This year, the festival boasts over 30 films that illuminate the transformative moments in the lives of queer people, which means there are over 30 opportunities to munch on popcorn while enjoying cinema the way it was meant to: in a theatre. (Besides, you've already burned through season 3 of Orange is the New Black... in one sitting.)
For listings and to purchase tickets, visit, www.queerfilmfestival.ca
For all of July, Nuba in Gastown is participating in EAT. GIVE. GROW.—a fundraising campaign to promote and support Growing Chefs. Growing Chefs' mission is to teach children, families, and the community about healthy food and healthy food systems. For every feature menu item you order at Nuba, one dollar will go directly to funding their Classroom Gardening Program, which takes place in 43 classrooms, and gets kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating healthy food. Over 140 volunteer chefs engage the students with games, lessons, and activities focusing on plant growth, local and urban agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition. The students even get to grow and harvest their own vegetables, which chefs then show them how to cook delicious, healthy meals with. So come on out to Nuba in Gastown to EAT while helping support EAT. GIVE. GROW.
To learn more about Growing Chefs and all their great initiatives, visit www.growingchefs.ca
The Firehall Arts Centre produces and presents theatre, dance, and inter-disciplinary works that engage the soul, stimulate the mind, entertain the spirit, and reflects the cultural pluralism of Canada. On Thursday, June 18, join them for EAT. DRINK. PLAY., a delectably artful celebration of local food, drink, and performance that will help them continue their mission to bring cutting edge theatre and dance to the heart of Vancouver. Created to highlight the foodie revolution happening in the Firehall's own backyard, EAT. DRINK. PLAY. will take over the entire building—pairing an incredible assortment of live performance with the best food and drink the neighbourhood has to offer. There will be craft beer samples, small-batch spirits, and samples from Nuba and 10 other great restaurants from the neighbourhood, and a silent auction bursting with prizes. Click here for full details and to purchase tickets.
TEDxYouth@Granville is tailored to the youth of Greater Vancouver between the ages of 12-18. Their goal is to foster the spread and application of wonderful, local ideas and to promote TED-style talks in the Vancouver region. This year, a diverse group of students from all walks of life, will gather and be provided with a platform to inspire, and be inspired. Run entirely by a group of local high school students, the conference is truly made for youth, by youth. The conference will be held at the Dance Centre on 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, on June 28, 2015. Limited to around 100 selected attendees from the Greater Vancouver area, it will truly be a personal and interactive experience, where everyone will get a chance to discuss their personal opinions of each talk. Follow them online as they will be announcing details on how to attend this year's event. shortly. www.facebook.com/tedxyouthgranville www.twitter.com/tedxgranville www.tedxyouthgranville.ca
Join us Thursday, March 26 for the second annual Savour Our Neighbourhood event at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street). Savour Our Neighbourhood features a sampling of bites from a variety of local restaurants (including Nuba), paired with local craft beer and wine. A collective of Vancouver's finest musicians will be providing tunes for your listening pleasure, and there's a silent auction full of unique items. Proceeds from this is 19+ only event will support of the Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society, who provide child-centered programs that nurture healthy growth and development for all families. www.mpfamilycentre.ca Savour Our Neighbourhood Thursday, 26 March 5:30PM - 9:30PM Purchase tickets here
Nuba proudly supports the Vancouver Turkish Film Festival, which is happening from January 23-25 at Vancity Theatre. The VTFF has deemed it a mission to introduce the best of Turkish Cinema to Vancouver – not only constituting an international platform for Turkish filmmakers to showcase their work, but also to bridge the cultural and artistic gap between Canada and Turkey by bringing together cineastes and cinephiles from both countries. The is the first instalment of the festival—which is sure to become a yearly tradition for film lovers—so come on out and enjoy internationally acclaimed Turkish films. For tickets and showtimes, visit the VTFF website. www.vtff.ca
Join us October 2 at the Edgewater Casino’s Stadium Club for Shimmy Showdown, a fundraiser for the Dixon Transition Society. This event will include a stellar line up of belly dance performances, a silent auction, and a raffle to raise funds for the Transition House. Serving the community since 1973, Dixon Transition Society serves women and children survivors of domestic violence by providing a safe haven through their Transition House and continuum of comprehensive services. When women and children arrive at their Transition House they often have nothing but the clothes they are wearing. When staying with them we cover the cost of food, clothes, medication and bus tickets for the families. They rely on fundraising to be able to provide our comprehensive services and create a home away from home for the women and children that stay with them.
Join us this fall for New Forms Festival, which runs from September 18 to 21. Hosted by the New Forms Society and currently in its 14th year, the New Forms Festival bridges art and music in an interdisciplinary platform that includes performances, screenings, exhibitions, talks and installations by a wide range of both national and international artists. Taking place in Science World's iconic geodesic dome, this years festival will commence with presentations from Morton Subotnick (co-founder of the San Francisco Tape Music Center), Stan VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome (1963-66), and a lecture from Gerd Stern of the media art collective USCO. In addition, NFF14 will feature performances by Madlib, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, copeland, Visionist, Helena Hauff, Jacob Korn, Young Braised, and many more. To purchase tickets or see detailed lineup information, visit www.newformsfestival.com