Basia Bulat shares her secrets of the city!

Basia Bulat plays the Fox Cabaret Aug. 12.

Basia Bulat is no stranger to these parts. So we thought we’d ask the Toronto-based singer/songwriter, who plays Vancouver often, about some of her memories of the city, and playing shows here.

Bulat grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario, and first learned to play music on the autoharp. She released her debut album, Oh My Darling, in 2007; her most recent album, Good Advice, came out last year. In a review, the Guardian called Bulat’s latest “a rich and raw return,” and said that, “compared to her first three albums… her latest feels supercharged.”

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Basia Bulat shares her secrets of the city!

Home-made version of Family Feud returns!

A local version of Family Feud was such a success that organizers are bringing it back.

On Aug 9, the Biltmore Cabaret will host the second edition of Mack Gordon’s version of the famous TV game show. The first edition played to a packed and raucous house last June.

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Home-made version of Family Feud returns!

Watch Romeo and Juliet Fall in Love on Vancouver’s Granville Island

Pictured: Company of Romeo & Juliet; Photo by Emily Jane King (sourced from CTYP Facebook page)

Prepare to be swept away with romance and cry tragic tears on Vancouver’s iconic Granville Island. One of my favourite summertime destinations in the city is playing host to Carousel Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s beloved Romeo and Juliet.

It’s outdoors, it’s wonderfully dramatic, and, best of all, it’s free!

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Watch Romeo and Juliet Fall in Love on Vancouver’s Granville Island

Vancouver actor Karin Konoval learns from orangutans for her Planet of the Apes role

A scene from War for the Planet of the Apes. Image courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

War for the Planet of the Apes, the latest in the Apes franchise reboot, is in theatres now. Like its predecessors, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), much of the movie was filmed in B.C.

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Vancouver actor Karin Konoval learns from orangutans for her Planet of the Apes role

Take in the Fireworks While Enjoying a Gourmet Bard-B-Q at Vanier Park

photo: Jason Keel

If you’re looking for a new viewpoint for the Honda Celebration of Light this year, booking one of the Bard-B-Q & Fireworks nights at Bard on the Beach in Vanier Park is the perfect experience for you!

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Take in the Fireworks While Enjoying a Gourmet Bard-B-Q at Vanier Park

The Vancouver Bach Festival Returns with an Exciting Line-Up

Photo Credit: Jan Gates

For the second year, all things Bach (and more) will be taking over the heart of the city this August.

Building on the success of last year’s festival, Early Music Vancouver (EMV) has put together an array of world-class artists who will celebrate Bach’s masterpieces and his impressive legacy, which continues to influence musicians today.

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The Vancouver Bach Festival Returns with an Exciting Line-Up

REQUIOS, Okinawan Kodama: A Celebration of the Heart, Soul and Spirit (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

For the first time in Vancouver, a unique and vibrant presentation of Eisa drum-dancing by REQUIOS will be performed at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre on Friday, August 4th, 2017.

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REQUIOS, Okinawan Kodama: A Celebration of the Heart, Soul and Spirit (Free Ticket Giveaway!)