Filming in Vancouver: Beyond, Supergirl, and Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are wrapping up Season 12 of Supernatural.

This week’s roundup of what’s shooting in Vancouver is all about TV series.

While two series are wrapping up, another one starts shooting its second season. But hey, such is the world of Hollywood North so let’s take a look at which stars are coming and going.

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Filming in Vancouver: Beyond, Supergirl, and Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Vancouver – BC’s Self-Propelled Adventure Capital

Photo: Rob Weiss

Victoria may be the capital city of our gorgeous province, but I contend Vancouver is the Self-Propelled Adventure capital of Super Natural British Columbia.  What do I mean by self-propelled adventure? In truth, there are no rules or classifications, however, to be recognized as a self-propelled adventurist, you must embark on a journey that is solely human powered.  Bike, hike, paddle, run, walk, glide, or skate. The only limit is your imagination, and maybe your fitness level.

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Vancouver – BC’s Self-Propelled Adventure Capital

Ute Lemper brings Last Tango in Berlin to the Vancouver Opera Festival

Ute Lemper. Steffen Thalemann photo.

One of the special events at this year’s inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival is a performance by Ute Lemper.

The 53-year-old singer, who lives in New York with her family, will perform her show Last Tango in Berlin May 4 at the Orpheum Theatre. With a bar stool, microphone, and trio (piano, bandonen, and bass), the multilingual song stylist delves into cabaret ballads by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, chansons by Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, tangos by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, and other songs cherry-picked from her other current repertoires.

Reviewing the show in the New York Times, Stephen Holden described a 2013 performance as “a stream of consciousness in several languages, mostly German, French and English, in which Ms. Lemper interweaves songs, song fragments, personal reminiscences and social commentary into an impressionistic historical tapestry. Wearing a gleaming black cocktail dress, her eyes narrowed to slits, her sleek blonde head thrown back, she embodies the Marlene Dietrich archetype of a forbidding continental temptress who has seen it all.”

Here’s a partial transcription of our interview with the divine Ms. L.

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Ute Lemper brings Last Tango in Berlin to the Vancouver Opera Festival

Learn How to Tune-Up at Vancouver Bike Co-ops’ Queer, Trans, and Women’s Nights

By Casey Stepaniuk

It’s that time of year again, Vancouverites: spring! One of my favourite things about spring is getting outside on my bike again. I know some of us are hard-core bikers that cycle right through the long rainy winter—and this year, a surprising amount of snow—but I consider myself more of a fair weather biker and usually don’t get my bike outside until the sun is shining more often and the temperature warms up a bit.

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Learn How to Tune-Up at Vancouver Bike Co-ops’ Queer, Trans, and Women’s Nights

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – Apr. 21, 2017

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos from @Inside_Vancouver!

The talented photographers who snapped these shots have either tagged us in their post or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – Apr. 21, 2017

Vancouver Bike Rave 2017 Returns to Illuminate the Night on April 29

Image from Vancouver Bike Rave

Picture this: a nighttime parade of cyclists lit by glow-sticks, bike lights, and neon tubes. This gives you a a small glimpse into the excitement that is a Vancouver Bike Rave.

Each year, this unsanctioned event pops up May or April to get everyone geared up for a summer of long nights spent cycling around deserted streets free of cars. The Vancouver Bike Rave has had a few different hosts leading the charge each year and 2017 is no different.

This year, the first bike rave of the season is scheduled for April 29, 2017. It is sure to be a fun, friendly time (if weather permits). So, if you’ve ever wanted to see what all the fuss is about, get a few glow-sticks to join in on the party!

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Vancouver Bike Rave 2017 Returns to Illuminate the Night on April 29

Circle Game: A New Joni Mitchell Musical in Vancouver

Andrew Cohen, Anna Kuman, David Z. Cohen, and Sara Vickruck (clockwise from top left); Photo Credit: Tyler Branston

“We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game” ~ Joni Mitchell “The Circle Game”

I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell, through both good and bad periods of my life. Especially at moments of heartbreak, questioning, and vulnerability, I would turn to her songs as moving solace. The iconic Canadian songstress has inspired generations of fans due to the continued relevance of her music and lyrics to the shifting times. This month, Firehall Arts Centre is launching a new Joni Mitchell musical that is sure to thrill those, like me, who have long loved the singer, as well as those new to her material.

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Circle Game: A New Joni Mitchell Musical in Vancouver