Filming in Vancouver: Anna Faris’ Overboard, Jason Alexander’s Hit the Road, Liam Neeson’s Hard Powder

Anna Faris will star in a remake of the 1987 comedy Overboard.

In this roundup of what’s shooting in town, it’s time for action and thrills to move over as laughs take to the streets.

This week, a Hollywood romcom remake and a TV comedy series start shooting in Vancouver just as an action-thriller blockbuster calls it a wrap.

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Filming in Vancouver: Anna Faris’ Overboard, Jason Alexander’s Hit the Road, Liam Neeson’s Hard Powder

Vancouver rocks this Wednesday night with five bands from Japan

Yukueshirezutsurezure (YSTZ for short) is a little bit pop, a little bit hardcore/screamo.

Now in its 10th iteration, Next Music from Tokyo is a treat for music fans unlike any other. The semi-annual event is the passion project of Steven Tanaka, an anesthesiologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto. For each edition of NMfT, Tanaka brings some of the most exciting Japanese underground, indie-rock bands to Canada for exclusive showcases in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

It’s a mini-festival of bands that we most likely would never see otherwise outside of Japan or, perhaps, a major music festival like South by Southwest. Next Music from Tokyo vol. 10 features five acts at the Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St.) this Wednesday (May 24), at one incredible low price – only $14! The bands include a returning favourite, an all-girl quartet that mixes pop and hardcore/screamo, and a group that Tanaka says puts on “one of the craziest, LOUDEST and most awe-inspiring shows around.” Here are the bands.

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Vancouver rocks this Wednesday night with five bands from Japan

#YaletownHeartsCanada: Celebrating the Nation’s 150th Birthday

Sourced from Yaletown BIA website

As a general rule, my celebration of Canada Day (July 1) tends to be fairly low-key. I might don some red clothing, attend a backyard party, or, when I’m feeling more energetic, attend the fun festivities at Canada Place.

However, this year is going to be different, as July 1, 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, when the Dominion of Canada was officially proclaimed (British Columbia joined later in 1871). Leading up to the big day, gatherings of various scales will be occurring across the city and across the nation.

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is organizing and sponsoring a number of events, as well as a contest, as part of Canada’s 150th birthday. They’re calling the entire initiative #YaletownHeartsCanada.

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#YaletownHeartsCanada: Celebrating the Nation’s 150th Birthday

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 18, 2017

Happy long weekend, for which we can thank the birth of Queen Victoria, who was once quoted saying “give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.” So if you’re looking to avoid a revolution, and re-live the age of Queen Victoria at the same time, Fort Langley is the place to go this weekend for their Beer + Food festival. There’s also a comic festival, Twin Peaks cabaret, comedy, and symphony that is dedicated to altered states of mind.


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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 18, 2017

Vancouver’s Favourite Outdoor Swimming Pool Opens this Weekend

Kits Pool Opening Date

Kits Pool at 6am | Photo courtesy of Biggs | Flickr.com

The upcoming May long weekend in Vancouver kicks off a flurry of summer time activities as we head into (hopefully) warmer weeks ahead into June. While you may not be interested in taking a (very) refreshing dip into the ocean just yet, you can still get a taste of outdoor swimming this weekend when Vancouver’s best outdoor pool opens for the season on May 20.

Kitsilano Pool (more commonly known as ‘Kits Pool’) is a heated salt water pool adjacent to Kitsilano Beach and it is a stunning place for some swimming and sunbathing this summer.

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Vancouver’s Favourite Outdoor Swimming Pool Opens this Weekend

Meet the Minions from Despicable Me 3!

Jerry and Dave, the lovable Minions are travelling to Vancouver to promote their latest movie – and you’re invited to join the fun. The Minions will be bouncing around several different venues in and around Vancouver over the Canada Day weekend, and are happy to pose for photos, and engage in all kinds of silliness. Drop by to say hi, then gear up for their epic new adventure Despicable Me 3, which hits theatres on June 30.

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Meet the Minions from Despicable Me 3!

Storytelling champs mingle with locals at The Moth

Lisa Charleyboy is one of the storytellers at The Moth this Saturday night (May 20) at the Vogue Theatre.

 

The acclaimed storytelling series The Moth comes to Vancouver this Saturday, May 20.

Regarded as one of the premiere podcasts for great storytelling, The Moth is also a touring, live event, which brings a few Moth vets together with local talent.

For the Vancouver edition, at the Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St.), organizers have asked the five performers to tell tales based on the theme “Between Worlds” – as press materials have it, “leaping before you look: a breath on the brink before plunging into the deep end. Neither here nor there, metamorphosis or masquerade, the space amidst and among.” Scroll down for more info on the storytellers.

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Storytelling champs mingle with locals at The Moth