Get ready for a wild science fiction ride in Vancouver this weekend!

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the York Theatre this weekend, April 30-May 1. Photo by The Robot Planet.

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the York Theatre this weekend, April 30-May 1. Photo by The Robot Planet.

A wild live science fiction theatre presentation like nothing you’ve ever seen before is coming to the York Theatre in East Vancouver this weekend, April 30-May 1.

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Book One: Target Earth is an old-style radio drama set in 1933 with three voice actors onstage, performing against a backdrop of comic-book-style illustrations. A Foley artist, that is a sound effects person, provides all the necessary (and perhaps comedic) auditory enhancement to bring this multi-media show to life.

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Get ready for a wild science fiction ride in Vancouver this weekend!

Top local comics make fun of wrestling clips!

Hulk Hogan Mr. Nanny

One of Vancouver’s best-kept comedy secrets is back. Wednesday night (April 27) at China Cloud (524 Main St.), two of Vancouver’s top comics make fun of wrestling in the semi-regular evening Ring a Ding Dong Dandy.

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Top local comics make fun of wrestling clips!

Vancouver Screen Scene: From ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ to LGBT rights series ‘When We Rise’

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by Craig Takeuchi

Vancouver’s screen industries have been enjoying a busy time with numerous projects heading into town. Fulfilling our reputation as Hollywood North both on and off set, there’ve been plenty of celebrities in tow, with sightings around the city being reported by citizens and paparazzi alike. If you’re either lucky or savvy enough (or both), you might even be able to snap a celebrity sighting yourself as a souvenir.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: From ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ to LGBT rights series ‘When We Rise’

What do Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna have in common? Tribute nights in Vancouver!

Boss Project

Some local musicians are getting together to salute the music of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss Project: Songs of Bruce Springsteen is an album project that challenged participants to record a Springsteen song in one take, using one microphone. To celebrate the release, several of those musicians will perform their songs live at the Cobalt (917 Main St.) Tuesday, April 19.

And Springsteen’s not the only one getting the cover treatment this week – some local cats are also covering songs by sultry Top 40 maniac Rihanna.

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What do Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna have in common? Tribute nights in Vancouver!

Almost Famous as you’ve never seen (or heard) it before

Part of the cast of the Feminist Live Reading of Almost Famous Vancouver

Part of the cast of the Feminist Live Reading of Almost Famous, including Kimberley Starmer Sustad, Caitlin Howden, Julia Sarah Stone- Actor, Marci T House, Kisik Papamohtew, Kristin Lehman and Luey MaGuire.

An all-star cast of local actors give a new spin to a classic rock ‘n’ roll movie tonight (April 11) at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway).

Diana Bang (The Interview), Julia-Sarah Stone (TIFF Rising Star ’14), Erica Carroll (Supernatural), Kristin Lehman (Motive), Katharine Isabelle (Hannibal, Ginger Snaps), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) are among the performers who are staging a live table reading of the Oscar-winning screenplay for Almost Famous. The twist: they’re all women.

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Almost Famous as you’ve never seen (or heard) it before

Can ballet help heal a nation? Going Home Star opens tonight in Vancouver

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Going Home Star.

Liang Xing and Sophia Lee in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star. Samanta Katz photo.

A new, acclaimed ballet that honours the stories of First Nations residential school survivors opens in Vancouver today.

Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation is a new classical ballet from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, running at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St.) April 7 – 9.

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Can ballet help heal a nation? Going Home Star opens tonight in Vancouver

10 reasons to see music legend Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando plays the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver April 9.

Tony Orlando plays the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver April 9.

While his name might not mean much to millennials, Tony Orlando is sure to be remembered by anyone who listened to the radio or watched TV in the ’70s. But there are lots of other reasons besides his many pop hits and his groundbreaking TV series (with Dawn) to see Mr. Orlando when he plays the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam) April 9.

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10 reasons to see music legend Tony Orlando