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Whether it’s the rain, the early-closing night clubs, the high cost of rent, or stricter parking regulations, we all have our beef with Vancouver. It’s a tough relationship to maintain, and as any relationship counsellor would attest: it’s just not healthy to keep those feelings inside.


In a unique two part evening, the Museum of Vancouver will help attendees process their feelings. Arrive early for a drink and some classic ‘misery loves company’ at the Ranters Lounge.

This event is inspired by Object(ing), the MOV’s exhibition of art and design work by Tobias Wong. The last piece that Wong created before his death in 2010 was a riff on the LCD Soundsystem song, “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Wong wove that message in Morse code into the structure of a floor-to-ceiling bead pendant. The message embodied the ambivalence that so many of us feel for the cities we love.

Rants of Vancouverites worked together with Scottish performance artist and urban therapist Adrian Howells to bring this evening to our fair city.

Ranters Include:
– Stephen Quinn, host of CBC’s On the Coast
– Watermelon, nudist, comedian, and purveyor of licorice and good times
– Kevin Chong, author, horse racing fan
– Scott McIntyre, publisher of beleaguered Douglas & McIntyre
– Tami Knight, mountaineer, yogi, circus performer
– Brandon Yan, urbanist and mega-tweeter
… and more!

Together, we will achieve catharsis. For the truth may hurt, but it may also make us laugh until we hurt!

Vancouver I Love You But…

Date: January 25, 6 pm
Venue: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $15; $12 MOV members; available online

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