Vancouver TheatreSports League Launches Their New Trump Improv Show

Sourced from VTSL

Sourced from VTSL

With 46 days left to go until US Election Day, speculations about the next American President are growing exponentially. Tensions are high given the implications of voters’ choice for the American, as well as the global populace.

My boyfriend and I have different political views and usually try to adhere to the general rule of leaving politics out of our date nights. However, Vancouver TheatreSports League’s new show offers a lighthearted way to address US (and world) politics with an improvised election game that’s bound to have everyone collapsed in laughter.

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Vancouver TheatreSports League Launches Their New Trump Improv Show

Best of the Fringe Fest announced!

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Cheyenne Mabberley and Katey Hoffman star in The After After Party.

Each year, the Fringe Festival holds over a few of the more than 100 shows featured during the event. This year’s selections for Pick of the Fringe were announced over the weekend. From Sept. 21-25, theatregoers will have a second kick at the can when these six productions come back for one more show at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.) on Granville Island. Tickets are $25 online (see below for link) or, if they don’t sell out, at the door.

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Best of the Fringe Fest announced!

An all-star Vancouver tribute to a classic David Bowie album

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Later this month, some of Vancouver’s finest musicians will pay tribute to one of the most revered rock ‘n’ roll albums of the seventies.

On Friday, Sept 30 and Saturday, October 1, the Capilano Global Roots series and the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver presents The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust: A Vancouver Celebration.

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An all-star Vancouver tribute to a classic David Bowie album

What to see at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival pt. 1

Millennials grappling with adult responsibilities in How to Adult at this year's Fringe Festival.

Millennials grappling with adult responsibilities in How to Adult at this year’s Fringe Festival.

It’s Fringe time, and that means trying to decide what to see among over 100 shows.

Here are a few possible highlights, culled from the emails we’ve received from performers, producers and publicists, with special consideration given those who supplied decent (and indecent) images. The Fringe runs Sept. 8-18. For a list of important Fringe-related dates, go here.

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Cheap Date Night Idea: 2016 PNE Free Summer Concert Series

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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