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Just for Laughs Festival
When: Until February 23
Where: Various venues
Cost: $ 10 up
JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, is back February 2019 to deliver 10-hilarious-days of your favourite stand-up, podcast, improv and sketch performances, alongside the breakout stars you didn’t even know you loved in the Best of the West series!
Talking Stick Festival
WHEN: Tuesday Feb 19 – Sunday Mar 3
TIMES: Mon-Fri 9am-9:45pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4:45pm
WHERE: Exhibition Hall, Performance Centre,
Roundhouse Community Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews [near Davie and Pacific]
COST: Some pay-what-you-can events, some cost
About the festival:
As Western Canada’s premier Aboriginal performing arts festival, the Talking Stick Festival features extraordinary Indigenous performance and some of the best emerging and established Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Providing a stage for artists from theatre, storytelling, writing, music, spoken word, and dance, the festival celebrates the traditional performance of many communities and the contemporary art and interdisciplinary work of Indigenous creators.
About Full Circle First Nations Performance:
Traditionally, in the Indigenous world, art is not separated from the community. It is integral to a happy and healthy way of life. Full Circle First Nations Performance believes in rooting art back into the community, where it was traditionally and where it is intended to be. Through creating opportunities for Indigenous artists to express their life experiences and engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, we share these values with as wide scope as possible so that people of all races and ages have a better understanding of First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture.