What to see at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival

Karissa Barry performs in Three-Tone, part of Dusk Dances with the 2015 Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 2-11). Robin Toma photography.

Karissa Barry performs in Three-Tone, part of Dusk Dances with the 2015 Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 2-11). Robin Toma photography.

This year, Canada’s longest running dance festival features over 30 dance shows around the city. Free outdoor performances are also part of the 2015 Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 2-11).

Outdoor performances include Dusk Dances at Portside Park, Wreck Beach Butoh, and Fortier Danse from Montreal’s solo performance in secret locations around Granville Island.

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What to see at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival

Broadway Musicals in Stanley Park: Theatre Under the Stars is Back for 2015

97fc10ce4468953d2b2f48ce9f73-660x474It’s a campy musical with a deeper message that’s anything but corny: racial justice in the American South.

The Broadway hit Hairspray – about an awkward teen who dreams of TV fame and gets more than she bargained for – is making its way to Vancouver’s Stanley Park for the 2015 instalment of Theatre under the Stars, starting July 10. It’s joined by another classic, Oliver, The Musical – the stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ever-popular Oliver Twist.

Staged outdoors at dusk, Theatre under the Stars is a unique Vancouver tradition. Since 1940, nearly 70 seasons of plays, musicals and operettas have been performed, featuring everything from the old-time classic South Pacific to the contemporary hit Footloose. While the performers and technicians are amateurs in training, the results are anything but.   Continue reading:
Broadway Musicals in Stanley Park: Theatre Under the Stars is Back for 2015

Canada Place hosts free outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen, and free zumba

Photo courtesy of Canada Place

Photo courtesy of Canada Place

Canada Place is always a hub of activity on Canada Day, but the action also continues throughout July and August. Take a walk alongside the sails and you’ll find free entertainment–as low-key or as lively as you want it.

Every Thursday night starting July 9, the Fresh Air Cinema gets into gear. A three-story-tall inflatable screen will be erected at the north point of Canada Place; in this giant space, around 1,000 people can kick back and watch a movie. It’s a spectacular setting, with the ocean and mountains as the backdrop.

The films are free, and you can bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable: blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Popcorn and beverages will be available to purchase, and there’s no alcohol or smoking permitted as it’s a family-friendly event.

Each film features Canadian talent. Here’s the line-up:

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Canada Place hosts free outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen, and free zumba

Run Fast, Eat Donuts at the Inaugural Donut Dash at the PNE!

Vancouver Donut Run 2015

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We’ve had runs themed around dirt, mud, neon, colour bombs, music, and moustaches. It seems only natural that one would be coming up that is themed around donuts. Yes, donuts.

The inaugural PNE Donut Dash 5KM fun run will be taking place at the PNE fair grounds from 9am – 11am on August 23, 2015. Seemingly going against all the principles of running (eating healthy, etc…) this 5K run will have snack booths along the course that will include mini donuts, cotton candy and more. Awesome!

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Run Fast, Eat Donuts at the Inaugural Donut Dash at the PNE!

Jogging in Beautiful Vancouver

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An interesting perspective on Vancouver through the sight and sounds of a jogger.

This video was created by the people at dvisionfilms.ca.