Week in Review – February 16
Museums to Ban Selfie-Sticks
New progress has been made in the never-ending war on vanity, as various museums across America have decided on a ban against Selfie-Sticks. Fearing damage to priceless works of art and those who have come to see them, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its decision to forbid the picture-taking tool, following the same prohibition from museums in Washington and Houston. But don’t get too worked up – regular, hand-held selfies will remain legal.
Chutzpah! Festival Kicks off with Maria Kong
The 15th annual Chutzpah! Festival celebrated this year’s debut with Maria Kong, opening the international performing arts fest at Red Room Ultra Bar. Based in Tel-Aviv, Israel, the multidisciplinary team of performers stunned audiences with BACKSTAGE. This immersive experience of dance, music, and technology has set Chutzpah! up for yet another amazing year.
SNL 40th Anniversary Special Dominates Ratings
Staring a star studded comedy cast – Justin Timberlake, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Bill Hader, and Tina Fey, to name a few – SNL took over Sunday night TV for a three-and-a-half hour 40th anniversary special. With an audience of over 23.1 million viewers, the NBC show earned ratings only surpassed by the SuperBowl.
Squamish Valley Music Festival Unveils Line-up
Announcing it’s highly anticipated 2015 line-up this week, Squamish Valley Music Festival was proud to say that they landed mainstage headliners Sam Smith, Drake, and Mumford and Sons. Alongside another 70+ incredible acts will be Vancouver talent Mother Mother, The Funk Hunters, and Dear Rouge. Tickets go on sale February 26 at 10AM.
Yaletown Warehouse to host Warhol Exhibit
Popping up in Vancouver from March 1st to 30th are 80 prints and paintings from Andy Warhol, exhibited alongside Warhol’s private Polaroid collection. Staged with free admission at 1280 Homer Street in Yaletown,11AM – 6PM, this never-been-housed together exhibition presents the rare chance to see the worlds top-selling works in person.