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Commercial Drive’s House Festival is Back!

Commercial Drive’s House Festival is Back!
... spoken word and lots, lots more showing off the amazing talent that exists in Vancouver.  It’s a time for Vancouver’s rich variety of cultures, artistic disciplines and communities to come together for a heart-warming, fun weekend of fantastic talent.  And it all happens in the living rooms and backyards of Commercial Drive in Vancouver’s East End. The shows include “Europe at Your Feet” by Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars; “First Things First” with...
June 4th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Wonders of Kuala Lumpur

The Wonders of Kuala Lumpur
... buildings it is an architect’s dream and offers the visitor old-world charm, a fascinating history, unique cuisine and a melding of various cultures. My hotel, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental (map) was right next door to the famous Petronas Towers (map)owned by the Petronas Petroleum company. These towering edifices, designed in Islamic architectural style as an eight point star, are built of steel and glass and stand 452 meters high, each connected to the other by a sky-bridge mid-way up. Sandwiched...
June 1st, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: city tours, culture, sight seeing, top-feature

Minho in Lisbon

Minho in Lisbon
Downtown Lisbon will be filled with joy and culture with the biggest cultural event from Minho region, outside that area. You will be able to see folklore music and dancing from Minho. Minho is the ancient province that stands along the littoral to the north of Porto, up to Galicia, Spain. Next 5th and 6th of June, Praça da Figueira (map) will welcome the traditional folklore culture from the north of Portugal. Also, along the sides of the square you will meet their local handicraft. ...
May 27th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: culture, dancing, festival, folklore, music

Nightwalk: A Look at Street Life in Old Delhi

Nightwalk:  A Look at Street Life in Old Delhi
... Contact Amit at 011-29522112 or 9818705715.  Please consider a donation to the Jamghat group, if you can. Image Credit: SXC Tags: culture, featuredarticle, People, Tours ...
May 25th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
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Mong People, Thailand

Mong People, Thailand
... throughout the streets of Thailand’s larger cities selling handicrafts, marked by their unique dress. 2010 Copyright, Jennifer Campos Tags: culture, featuredarticle ...
May 23rd, 2010 | jcampos | Read More | Comments: 0
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OutJazz, Sunday Jazz sessions at the parks

OutJazz, Sunday Jazz sessions at the parks
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May 12th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 1
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Enjoy Dozens of Folk Cultures at the Washington Folk Festival

Enjoy Dozens of Folk Cultures at the Washington Folk Festival
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May 12th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Exploring Paris

Exploring Paris
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May 7th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 2
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Tapas & Sangria: A Touch of Spain at La Bodega

Tapas & Sangria: A Touch of Spain at La Bodega
... Monday to Friday 4.30 pm to Midnight, Saturday 5.00 pm to Midnight, and Sunday 5.00 pm to 11 pm. Photo by W. Ruth Kozak Tags: culture, Restaurants & Bars ...
May 6th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Celebrate May with Burlesque, Bhangra and Mariachi

Celebrate May with Burlesque, Bhangra and Mariachi
... in the 14th-15th centuries. It was a harvest dance when farmers would celebrate a great crop by dancing. It’s still a big part of the India culture, performed by young and old.  Highlights of the week-long event include a free outdoor concert at the Georgia Street Plaza, Georgia and Howe Sts.(map) (May 7), Performances by international act Delhi2Dublin at the Commodore Ballroom (map) (May 7) The sixth annual Coast Capital Bhangra Competitions (May featuring eight of North America and India’s...
May 6th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 1
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Hamams in Istanbul: Not Only for Bathing!

Hamams in Istanbul:  Not Only for Bathing!
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May 3rd, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 2
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Vancouver’s Pot Culture

Vancouver’s Pot Culture
... beach, accompanied by a police escort.  So is marijuana smoking legal in Canada?  No, it’s not.  But Vancouver has a thriving marijuana culture that includes political, medicinal, agricultural and cultural aspects of the popular plant.  There are a couple of safe spaces for smoking cannabis in the city including the BC Compassion Club Society which distributes medicinal marijuana. While marijuana sales and grow-ops are illegal in Canada, possession of a small amount is a summary conviction...
May 2nd, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: culture, Events, featuredarticle, News

Hawaiian culture program offered at the Keauhou Beach Resort

Hawaiian culture program offered at the Keauhou Beach Resort
... and the public. The resort’s recently launched Huaka`i department offers numerous opportunities for people to immerse themselves in the history, culture and landscape of the area. Property tours, Hawaiian language classes, ancient Hawaiian games, lessons in hula `auana (modern) and hula kahiko (ancient), lei making, ukulele lessons, arts and craft demonstrations by area kupuna (elders), and monthly arts and craft fairs are some of the regularly scheduled free activities that are available to...
April 19th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Big Island, culture, featuredarticle

iFest: Houston International Festival

iFest: Houston International Festival
... the Caribbean,” so on April 17-18 and again on April 24-25 Houstonians and visitors alike can experience the art, food, and culture of the Caribbean. iFest is a non-profit organization and the festival helps provide funding for arts and education programs in the Houston area.  Each year a curriculum is developed based around the region being celebrated, and children in and around Houston spend the year learning about that place, its people, and their customs.  Almost one million school...
April 17th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: culture, featuredarticle, festival, The Arts

Night on the Town in Dublin: Irish Film Institute

Night on the Town in Dublin: Irish Film Institute
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April 15th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre

Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre
... of Kingsway and Sperling in Burnaby B.C. (map) is a multi-use facility that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of Japanese Canadian culture and heritage. On Saturday, April 24, noon until 3 pm the Centre celebrates Spring in the beautiful Japanese Canadian garden.  The FREE event will feature Japanese taiko and dance performances,  make your own haiku and crafts (origami, sumie ink painting, paper cherry blossom, kites) and much more.  There will be food vendors with Japanese...
April 14th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Almoneda: Antique and Art Fair

Almoneda: Antique and Art Fair
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April 12th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 0
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Antique clothes – a very special shop in Istanbul

Antique clothes – a very special shop in Istanbul
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April 10th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 2
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Celebrate Persian Art at Norooz Art Festival

Celebrate Persian Art at Norooz Art Festival
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April 1st, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Holy Week Celebrations in Madrid

Holy Week Celebrations in Madrid
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March 31st, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 4
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