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‘Deanna Dikeman: Leaving and Waving’ Photography Exhibit Opening at The Polygon, Jan. 19th

Getting out of the house and treating your eyes (and mind) to some art is a great winter activity. This is one photo exhibition that we think looks well-worth hoisting yourself off of the couch (and peeling your eyeballs off of your home screens) for...

‘Deanna Dikeman: Leaving and Waving’ Photography Exhibit Opening at The Polygon, Jan. 19th

Leaving and Waving 7/1991. Photo credit: Deanna Dikeman via thepolygon.ca

Getting out of the house and treating your eyes (and mind) to some art is a great winter activity. With that in mind, there’s a photo exhibition opening at The Polygon Gallery on Thursday, January 19th, that we think looks well-worth hoisting yourself off of the couch (and peeling your eyeballs off of your home screens) for…

Deanna Dikeman: Leaving and Waving is a collection of personal photographs by Iowa-born and Missouri-based photographer, Deanna Dikeman, spanning nearly three decades (1991-2017) of visits to her parents’ home in Sioux City. The result is a sort of photo-documentary told through a compilation of “goodbye” moments. Captured is the bittersweet stuff of life (and death): growing up and aging, sadness and sorrow, the decline of mental and physical health, family. No small subject matter.

Plan an afternoon or Thursday evening trip to North Van with a friend or family member to take in the art and the harbour views directly behind the gallery, and then chase it with a stimulating walk along the water to one of the many nearby craft breweries (Shaketown, House of Funk, La Cerveceria Astilleros) to debrief over a pint – or, if a cider or cocktail is more your jam, Windfall Cider and Copperpenny Distilling are both also within easy walking distance and can hook you up with something tasty. The Polygon Gallery is open to the public by donation Wednesdays & Friday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, Thursdays from 10am to 8pm. Find out more.


The Polygon Gallery
101 Carrie Cates Court
Shaketown Brewing
288 East Esplanade Ave.
House of Funk
350 Esplanade East
La Cerveceria Astilleros
226 Esplanade E
Windfall Cider
#101 - 250 E Esplanade
Copperpenny Distilling Co.
103-288 Esplanade East

Four Super Tasty Spots to Catch a Canucks Game in East Van

It’s been over a decade since there’s been “can’t miss” hockey in Vancouver! As the playoffs approach, here’s a list of a few of my favourite spots with great food and full-volume sound to catch a game.

Merci Bakery is Now Open for Business

This popular Farmers Market staple is now ready to open doors at their new brick-and-mortar Commercial Drive location.

Get Into the Free Economy Spirit at The Burrow’s Brunch & Bazaar, Feb. 9th

This isn't your average brunch or shopping event: besides nourishing your body affordably and replenishing your closet (for free!), this is also the opportunity to find new homes for your old, gently used threads, have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community.

Hit The Magnet for Their ‘Island Darlings’ Tap Takeover, Feb. 10th

A change of scenery is nice, but sometimes the turnaround is just too short to justify the ferry trip. This weekend, we recommend forgoing the hassle of logistics in favour of a one-stop Vancouver Island brewery tour at The Magnet.