Want to learn American Sign Language in a safer space committed to accessibility and social justice? These weekly classes are specially focused for queer and trans people, and for people with no experience of ASL. 6–8:30pm Thursdays. SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St. Also available 11am–1:30pm Sundays, and a few more time slots. Classes are run on a set donation scale. More info on Facebook. Diana Bang and Ryan Steele head up this night of silky-smooth comedy at the China Cloud.
Someone may get fired for this, but they booked Darcy for not just one, but six shows this week. I saw Darcy when he opened for Wanda Sykes and he slayed the crowd, even more so than Wanda. If you haven’t been to his show before, don’t miss this chance. 8:30pm tonight, 8 and 10pm Friday and Saturday. The Comedy Mix, 1015 Burrard St. Tickets $15–$20 at The Comedy Mix. Time to stop telling people that you’re retaining water and admit it’s a whole turkey still in your belly.
One of the best shows in our little Village never ceases to amaze; last year’s trashy party girls have now blossomed into trashy party cougars. See them now, since this will probably be the last time any of them will be sober during this year’s fun filled New Year’s Eve weekend. 11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $6. More info from Junction Pub. Anyone who has had the pleasure of eating at Carlotta’s — dinner that is — knows this feeling all too well from her home cooking.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".