Last chance to see provocative Vancouver play Foreign Radical!

Milton Lim

Milton Lim plays the host of a theatrical game in Foreign Radical. Robert Dewey photo.

Have you purchased anything online in the last 24 hours? Have you ever been treated unfairly at the border? What civil rights are you willing to give up for a government promise of more security and safety?

These and other questions are at the heart of Foreign Radical, an interactive theatrical experience that ends this weekend.

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Last chance to see provocative Vancouver play Foreign Radical!

Sexy and Sophisticated: Vancouver Burlesque Fest Returns

Garter Girls, performing at the 2015 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Photo sourced from vanburlesquefest.com

Garter Girls, performing at the 2015 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Photo sourced from vanburlesquefest.com

Vancouver is bringing sexy back.

The 10th annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is set to feature some of the top burlesque dancers from around the world in a three-day blowout, April 30-May 2. The event consists of three nights of glittery, gala stage shows in downtown’s Vogue Theatre, where the city’s homegrown burlesque divas will share the stage with international all-stars.

Vancouver has quietly reemerged as a centre for the art of burlesque dancing in North America. During the 1940s, the Chinatown neighbourhood was a hotbed for burlesque. Dancers in theatres and speakeasies would toe the line between artsy and sexy, shaking their thing in choreographed routines with scintillating costumes.  Continue reading:
Sexy and Sophisticated: Vancouver Burlesque Fest Returns

Off to the the races! Hastings Racecourse opens for 2015, Deighton Cup set for July in Vancouver

Photo credit: Hastings Racecourse on Facebook

Photo credit: Hastings Racecourse on Facebook

And there they go!

This coming Saturday and Sunday (April 25 and 26), the thoroughbreds will be off and running as Hastings Racecourse marks its opening weekend in Vancouver.

Whether or not you’re interested in betting, the scenic spot is a good place to enjoy some high-energy excitement on a nice day.

The season’s first stakes races happen this Sunday (April 26): the $50,000 George Royal and $50,000 Brighouse Belles. In 2015, the 50-day meet runs through October 12, with four tentative dates later in October.

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Off to the the races! Hastings Racecourse opens for 2015, Deighton Cup set for July in Vancouver

2015 Verses Festival Celebrates the Art of the Spoken Word

2015 verses festival of words

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This festival, what a spectacle! You’ll enjoy it from your vestibule… Okay, rhyming is pretty hard, but the people who do it well, can do it really well. Vancouver’s Verses Festival of Words is a celebration of those who can put words and sentences together to create amazing works of performance art.

The 2015 Verses Festival takes place from April 23rd until May 3rd at various venues clustered around East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, with a mission to inspire and introduce works that include page-based poetry, spoken word, oral storytelling, and singer-songwriters.

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Solve a Murder Mystery on the Streets of Vancouver on a New Tour

Image sourced from Vancouver Mysteries

Image sourced from Vancouver Mysteries

Ready to solve a murder mystery on the streets of downtown Vancouver?

A  newly updated tour is offering guests a chance to collect clues, track down suspects, decode secret messages and track down a fictional killer – all while getting to know one of the city’s iconic neighbourhoods.

Dubbed Crime in Downtown, the tour is the first offering from the revamped Vancouver Mysteries, now run by Forbidden Vancouver (the company that specializes in “scandalous” historical tours of the city’s dark side). It’s a bit like the board game Clue, but played out on a real-life scale. Tour goers assemble into squads of two-five “detectives” and rendezvous in a secret downtown location for a debriefing.

The premise: Local journalist Jimmy Capello has been found murdered. He had plenty of enemies. Now it’s your job to find out who did it and why. And the clock is ticking.  Continue reading:
Solve a Murder Mystery on the Streets of Vancouver on a New Tour