Thrill the World Vancouver 2017: Annual Zombie Dance Flashmob (Yes, you read that correctly)

thrill the world vancouver 2017

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It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking from the dark… It’s one of the world’s most recognizable dance numbers and one of October’s standout events… Thrill the World Vancouver is coming to Olympic Village Square on October 28, 2017!

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Now’s your chance! Thrill the World is an annual dance event in which participants simultaneously emulate the zombie dance seen in the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller’!

The annual performance is a world-wide phenomenon and takes place on the same day in locations such as England, Italy, Japan, America, and more. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the global community while dressing up like a zombie and dancing… Best of all, anyone can join the fun!

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Thrill the World Vancouver 2017: Annual Zombie Dance Flashmob (Yes, you read that correctly)

It’s Entertainment Season – Enter to Win a Stay in Vancouver

Photo credit: Rishad Daroowala

The season of rainfall, cozy layers and colourful gumboots has arrived in Vancouver and, when the natural light dims, Vancouver takes advantage of long nights by turning up the lights, volume, and entertainment indoors and out! Shake off the precipitation, leave your umbrella at the door, and step into sparkling theatre, passionate dance, roaring sport, and concerts that rattle the floorboards.

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It’s Entertainment Season – Enter to Win a Stay in Vancouver

Where to celebrate the life and music of Gord Downie in Vancouver

Gord Downie. David Bastedo photo.

Even non-Canadians probably noticed a pall over the country these past couple of days.

On Oct. 17, we lost one of our greatest poets and chroniclers. Gord Downie, frontman for Kingston band the Tragically Hip, was 53 when he passed away from brain cancer.

Fans of the singer and the group he helped form over three decades ago were, and still are, bereft. There have been gatherings and impromptu musical tributes to Downie, in his hometown of Kingston and across the nation. Fans are still coming to terms with their grief. No doubt we can expect many tributes to Downie and his music in the weeks and months to come.

In the meantime, there are a couple of events in Vancouver that will allow people to grieve together, to share stories, memories and music. One is a screening of the new documentary about the Tragically’s Hip’s final tour; another is a chance to sing one of the band’s greatest songs with others.

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Where to celebrate the life and music of Gord Downie in Vancouver

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – October 20, 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 – October 20, 2017

Girleen, the Irish teenage bootlegger gives as good as she gets in Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West

Cave Canem’s production of The Lonesome West at Pacific Theatre opens tonight.

The production of a new Martin McDonagh play is always cause for a celebration—at least, by fans of the Irish playwright.

McDonagh, whose work has been called “scabrous,” “morbid” and “depraved” by the press, tends to be a polarizing figure. Then again, critics are loving his new movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (In a five-star review, the Guardian called it a “violent carnival of small-town America.”)

The Lonesome West (1997), which opens tonight (Oct 19) and runs until Nov. 11 at Pacific Theatre (1440 12th Ave. W) is the third in McDonagh’s trilogy of plays set in the Western Ireland town of Leenane. (The other two are The Beauty Queen of Leenane and A Skull in Connemara). In The Lonesome West, two brothers express grief over their father by more or less trying to kill each other.

The play is the first production from new local theatre company Cave Canem. We talked to Vancouver actor Paige Louter about her role as Girleen, the teenage bootlegger.

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Girleen, the Irish teenage bootlegger gives as good as she gets in Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West

Top 5 Features at the Vancouver Fall Home Show (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Looking for some design inspiration? New DIY projects to try? The show for every home returns to Vancouver, with top home, design, and DIY experts!

The Vancouver Fall Home Show is back October 26-29, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West for its 34th year, and we’ve got the top 5 reasons why this is one show you will not want to miss.

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Top 5 Features at the Vancouver Fall Home Show (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Vancouver TheatreSports League Crowns The Laugh Jedi

Sourced from VTSL’s website

With the new Star Wars trailer now released, anticipation is growing for the movie’s big screen debut in December.

In the meantime, you can indulge your Star Wars geekery in the Vancouver TheatreSports League’s (VTSL) latest show: Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi.

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Vancouver TheatreSports League Crowns The Laugh Jedi