With Spring Break right around the corner, I know we can’t help but think back on all those years we were able to escape town for the week and head out on a family vacation or hanging out with friends, avoiding thinking about the midterms you have waiting for you when you get back. For me, Spring Break was usually the last hockey tournament or the first tournament of my softball season. Being in University now, I can say that I’m going to be taking full advantage of doing absolutely nothing except for applying for practicums, figuring out transfer credits for continuing my education, updating my website and I think I might just catch up on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Maybe I will be having a busy Spring Break. For those of you that might be having a “Spring Breakdown” as Luke Bryan says, there are still a few things you can get out and do with your tight bubble or household.
The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) has just launched BRIGHT Downtown which is a light show on The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. It’s featuring 3D animations and using the hotels structure for the bright optical illusions. They are suing this joyful imagery to help “Light Up Your Night” creating a positive, uplifting feeling for this year. The theme “Tangled” which is exploring the relationship between art and community by showing how art is involved in every step of the human experience. The lights will be on every half and hour for fifteen minute intervals and it’s free. Unfortunately, BRIGHT ends Sunday, so get there quick.
Cypress Mountain has a one-kilometre snowshoe trek, Lights to the Lodge, which leads to the historic Hollyburn Lodge through a self guided trail in the Old Growth Forest. Open from 4pm-9:30pm, the trail lit up with bright LED lights that are strung along the forest of trees. The whole family can come and enjoy a midday activity and you can get yourself the perfect Instagram photo infront of the hanging lights with the caption “après-ski”. At the lodge, guests are able to endugle in the delicious food and drinks which are perfect for a post snowshoe meal.
Tickets for Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition opening March 19, went on sale in January but quickly sold out but recently they have recently added additional tickets and expanded their hours. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the exhibition features over 200 of Van Gogh’s paintings that are being projected onto surfaces allowing got visitors to reconnect with his incredible work. Annabel Mauger and Julien Baron are behind this exhibition and also were the collaborators on shows at Cathédrale d’images in Les Baux-de-Provence. They have used “advanced techniques of multi-projection and immersive audio to add emotional depth to each image, allowing us to live and feel the creative energy of the esteemed artist.”
My mom has brought up going to Imagine over the past few weeks, so I just bought the two of us tickets to go and check it out. Winning brownie points over here.