Get Old Schooled at The Imperial September 5th

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The Imperial hosts Gettin’ Old Schooled September 5th with DJ Kemo, Dino Archie and Jay Swing.

On September 5, two local DJs and a sometimes local comedian will attempt to school Vancouverites in music and laughter at Gettin Old Schooled at The Imperial.

DJ Kemo, of original Canuck rap kings The Rascalz fame, and Jay Swing, a veteran of radio and club scene, will play separate rooms while LA-native and sometimes Vancouver resident Dino Archie will act as event MC, dishing out punchlines.  Continue reading:
Get Old Schooled at The Imperial September 5th

5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival

8799490Vancouver’s weirdest theatre fest of the year is back.

The 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival brings nearly 100 off-beat and experimental theatre acts to Granville Island, Sept. 4-Sept. 14.  Over the course of 11 days of over-the-top thespian excitement, they’ll stage more than 700 performances in venues ranging from traditional theatres to cafes and even “site-specific” places, which in the past have included fire escapes and bicycles.

First held back in 1985, the Fringe has grown into one of the city’s largest theatre festivals, drawing more than 30,000 attendees every year. Its unique format (many acts are drawn at random, literally from a hat) gives all artists, from novices to veteran actors, a chance to participate, while bringing new, adventurous and often hilarious theatre to audiences. The price is right, too: All regular-priced tickets are $14.

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5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival

Victory Square Block Party 2014 Celebrates the End of Summer

Image courtesy of Jade Su | Discorder Magazine

Image courtesy of Jade Su | Discorder Magazine

The so-called “end of summer party” is happening on Sunday, August 31st at Victory Square Park (at Cambie and Hastings) in Downtown Vancouver featuring some of Vancouver’s most loved local talent.

Presented by Music Waste and CiTR 101.9 FM, the Victory Square Block Party has eight confirmed acts and 2 DJs to say goodbye to summer with this free, outdoor music festival.

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Victory Square Block Party 2014 Celebrates the End of Summer

Six must-see September concerts in Vancouver

Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour.

Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour. Photo courtesy Chaos Mag.

The summer concert season is nearly over, although you can still catch some outdoor shows before the weather turns. A couple of these are mentioned below. Meanwhile, there are also some big-ticket concerts at Rogers Arena, a Vancouver classic returns to the Commodore Ballroom and a dirty dirty South African novelty act also makes its return. See below for some of the concert highlights we’ve selected for September.

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Six must-see September concerts in Vancouver

Passes on Sale for 2014 Vancouver International Film Fest: Sneak Peek

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Charlie’s Country

The best of world cinema is coming to Vancouver, again.

The 33rd instalment of the Vancouver International Film Festival is just around the corner, Sept. 25-Oct. 10.  The two-week-plus fest highlights more than 300 edgy, thought-provoking, award-winning films from more than 70 countries.  An estimated 130,000 cinema buffs are expected to turn out to see the films at seven theatres across the city, from intimate Cinematheque on Howe Street to the cavernous Centre for the Performing Arts on Homer Street.

All those moviegoers means one thing: You better get your tickets fast.  Festival passes and ticket packs are officially on sale as of Aug. 18 on the Vancouver International Film Festival website.  The full festival program isn’t available until Sept. 4 (when the advance box office opens for individual ticket sales), but organizers have already revealed a selection of Cannes award winners and highlights that will be shown in Vancouver.  Here are a few early can’t-miss picks: Continue reading:
Passes on Sale for 2014 Vancouver International Film Fest: Sneak Peek

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