Date Idea: Watch Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story Under the Stars

Sourced from TUTS

Sourced from TUTS

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is set to launch a brand new season, which the not-for-profit theatre company is calling the “Summer of Love.”

From July 6 to August 20, Vancouver’s TUTS will be running two well-known and swoon inducing musicals on alternating nights: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story. My boyfriend and I will be definitely going to at least one of the shows! 

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Date Idea: Watch Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story Under the Stars

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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This weekend we celebrate Canada, Vancouver-style, with waterfront fireworks, parades, yoga, park parties, the last weekend of the Jazz Festival, Inuit art, and an extra day off to enjoy all the sunny activities you can squeeze into three days.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Evidence of Trail Fairies: An Art Gallery in the Trails of North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour

Alex and Maddy were among the first to discover the trail while walking their dog. This note became a special keepsake for Martin and Penny.

Alex and Maddy were among the first to discover the trail while walking their dog. This note became a special keepsake for Martin and Penny.

The following article was submitted by Euan Forrester, photographer and nature enthusiast.

I spent 9 months photographing 2 trail builders as they built a new mountain bike trail from scratch. Here’s a little bit about my project.

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Evidence of Trail Fairies: An Art Gallery in the Trails of North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour

Get set for some adult fun with acclaimed burlesque musical Shine this July!

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A musical theatre romp that has been called “A stellar example of the new burlesque” (by Vancouver theatre critic Colin Thomas) is returning to Vancouver.

Shine: A Burlesque Musical is an original production about the fight to save an old theatre. With Broadway-calibre songs and charismatic talent, the show is designed to bring some adult fun and sexy sizzle to Vancouver’s theatre scene this summer.  at the WISE Hall ( ) July 6-16.

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Get set for some adult fun with acclaimed burlesque musical Shine this July!

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Very Canadian Ways To Celebrate Canada Day

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Canada’s 149th birthday is just around the corner, and with hundreds of local events and activities scheduled to celebrate the occasion, choosing where to don your red-and-whites can be a challenge.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate with a crowd, or enjoy some quiet festivities with your family, these 5 “very Canadian” ways to celebrate the nation’s birthday are sure to get you buzzing about the True North, and all that Canada has to offer.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Very Canadian Ways To Celebrate Canada Day

Top 5 Waterfalls to Visit in and around Vancouver

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There’s something about hiking to a waterfall that’s extremely rewarding. They make for great photographs, they provide a spectacular backdrop for a picnic, and they sometimes even provide an opportunity for a refreshing cool-down shower.

In Vancouver and the surrounding areas, there always seems to be a waterfall at the end of most trails. Whether it’s large and intimidating or picturesque and silky smooth, waterfalls are always a great ending to a hike in Vancouver.

There are over 15 waterfall hikes in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area, so to make your choice a little easier of which one to visit (although you should try and see them all!), I’ve got a list of the top 5 waterfalls that are worth the walk. Check it out below:

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Top 5 Waterfalls to Visit in and around Vancouver

Unforgettable dance performances coming with Dancing On the Edge fest!

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Frédérick Gravel and Étienne Lepage’s THUS SPOKE is among the works presented at this year’s Dancing On the Edge festival.

Frederick Gravel created a buzz in Vancouver in 2014, with his show Usually Beauty Fails at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. In July, the Montreal choreographer brings a new piece to town as part of the 28th Annual Dancing on the Edge festival (July 7-16 at various venues).

Gravel’s Thus Spoke…, which premiered in 2013, blends monologues with movement, concert-style lighting and the acid-rock stylings of Jim Hendrix (watch a preview here). Described by the choreographer as “philosophical, with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe,” Thus Spoke… is among the highlights of the festival, which presents both full-scale productions and works-in-progress that push the boundary between performance and contemporary dance. Here are a few more.

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Unforgettable dance performances coming with Dancing On the Edge fest!