Cheap Date Night Idea: 2016 PNE Free Summer Concert Series

PNE 2016 Concerts

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The PNE opened up its gates for the festival of the summer this weekend, and we’ve already been treated to a few days of fun. One of the highlights of the PNE has got to be the free summer concerts that are held every night at 8:30pm.

It’s a unique venue and a unique opportunity to watch some of your favourite bands perform for free with fair gate admission ($17 at the gate or $13 online)! Without having to pay the cost of a concert ticket, you’ll have even more extra cash on hand to buy a couple extra bags of delicious mini donuts!

This year’s lineup for the 2016 PNE Summer Concert Series lineup includes:

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Cheap Date Night Idea: 2016 PNE Free Summer Concert Series

Free Tragically Hip Viewing Party at the Vancouver Playhouse, Aug 20

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Join Vancouver Civic Theatres as they celebrate the Tragically Hip!

If you didn’t manage to get tickets to one of the shows this summer – or if you just want to relive it – you’re invited to come rock out at the live broadcast screening of the CBC and the Tragically Hip’s ‘The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration’ at the Playhouse on Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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Free Tragically Hip Viewing Party at the Vancouver Playhouse, Aug 20

Explore 20 Fascinating and Quirky Collections at the Museum of Vancouver

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

If you’re looking to escape the heat into an air-conditioned, educational space, the Museum of Vancouver’s new exhibit, All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds, is just the activity for you.

I’ve gone to all of MOV’s recent exhibits and, honestly, this one is my favourite so far. It’s incredibly cool, there are tons of things to see and do, and the history and culture of Vancouver are intertwined throughout the many displays.

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Explore 20 Fascinating and Quirky Collections at the Museum of Vancouver

Swipe Right With Vancouver TheatreSports’ OK Tinder

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Anyone with a love-hate when it comes to online dating will appreciate Vancouver TheatreSports™ newest late-night show, OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.

Every Wednesday evening at 9:15 pm, between now and mid-September, catch the city’s best improv comedy crew, with the help of the audience of course, get real when it comes to the good, the bad, and the ugly of digital-dating.

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Swipe Right With Vancouver TheatreSports’ OK Tinder

Art on Screen

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Love art but hate museums? Or just want to know more about great artists and their inspirations? In its Art on Screen series, which runs Aug. 9 – Sept. 20) Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) is screening a number of documentaries about painters and their work.

Renoir, Hockney and Bosch are highlighted in respective docs. But there is also a film about the Group of Seven (of course) and one called Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. And the films are more than just still images on a big screen.

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Art on Screen

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience coming to Vancouver

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Fans of Game of Thrones can experience the magic of the HBO fantasy series in an immersive concert experience. The concert is coming to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way) April 1 2017. Tickets for the tour go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 13 at LiveNation.com.

So what can you expect from this large-scale creation?

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Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience coming to Vancouver

No non-fans allowed; a Fleetwood Mac party aims at the ’emotionally charged’

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A Fleetmac Wood show in Australia. Colm Moore photo.

Fleetmac Wood isn’t your typical tribute show.

Yes, it’s a (four-hour!) celebration of the music one of the most popular acts of all time. And yes, if you go to the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) Aug 12, you are likely to hear “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way” and other songs by the band that has become synonymous with seventies California rock.

But the LA-based DJ act doesn’t just play the hits. It also features remixes and obscurities from a discography that goes back to the late sixties, when Mick Fleetwood and a bunch of his British blues-playing buddies formed the first incarnation of the band that would bear his name (kind of), Fleetwood Mac.

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No non-fans allowed; a Fleetwood Mac party aims at the ’emotionally charged’