The Museum of Anthropology at UBC is presenting an exhibit celebrating Peruvian history and culture titled Luminescence: The Silver of Peru.
The exhibit is the first of its kind in Canada to trace Peru's long and illustrious history of silverwork-from the pre-Columbian era to the modern age.
The exhibit's featured objects d'art include regalia, sculptures, jewelry, painting and masks drawn from pre-Columbian, colonial, republican and contemporary eras. Luminescence: The Silver of Peru was curated by MOA director Anthony Shelton and organized by Patronato Plata del Peru with support from Pan American Silver Corp. Patronato Plata del Peru is a non-profit association dedicated to Peruvian culture. More than 140 precious artifacts on loan from private and public museums, as well as Patronato Plata del Peru, will remain on display until Dec. 16 at the Museum of Anthropology, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
Journalist and documentary filmmaker Paula Stromberg recently spent two months in Cambodia collaborating with the 6,400-member sex workers union, Women's Network for Unity.
The result is two mini-documentary films, "Sex Workers Hurt by Rescue in Cambodia" and "Sex Workers' Voices," produced to expose Cambodia's anti-sex trafficking laws and Raid and Rescue policies funded and promoted by international aid organizations, churches and foreign governments, which Stromberg says harm adult, voluntary sex workers and their impoverished families. The free screenings take place Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the SFU World Art Centre, 149 East Hastings St.
The Hellenic Community of Vancouver presents "It's All Greek to Me! Vancouver's Original Greek Food Festival."
This is the 35th anniversary of the festival, which celebrates the tastes, sights and sounds of Greece. Guests will enjoy authentic Greek food such as roast lamb, gyros and the famous "loukoumades," Greek honey donuts. Entertainment includes traditional folk dance, an art gallery, crafts corner and a marketplace offering Greek products. Money raised at the festival helps support the Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus St., the location of the festival, which takes place Oct. 19, 20 and 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Canuck Place Children's Hospice has released its first collection of musical favourites on a lullaby album called Nestled in Dreams.
In a news release, CEO Margaret McNeil said the pediatric palliative care program at Canuck Place offers more than nursing support and clinical care. It also provides opportunities for children and families to express themselves through music and play therapy. Music therapy is integrated into the programming at Canuck Place to support a wide range of needs.
There are some real children's classics on the CD, including Baby Beluga, Over the Rainbow and Return to Pooh Corner. Proceeds from the sale of Nestled in Dreams will benefit care and services provided by Canuck Place for children and families facing life-threatening illnesses. These programs include 24-hour nursing care, grief and bereavement support, an in-house school program, spiritual care, social work and expressive therapies. To purchase a copy of Nestled in Dreams visit canuckplace.org.
The Eighth Annual Taste of Yaletown event takes place Oct. 17 to 27 and features some of the area's best restaurants offering guests exclusive three-course tasting menus for set prices of $25, $35 and $45. A portion of the profits from each participating restaurant will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
This year, Taste of Yaletown has added two soirees to the mix- a premiere event and Shake Up Yaletown. For updates on participating restaurants visit yaletowninfo.com.