Find Out What’s Going On During Vancouver’s Entertainment Season And Enter To Win Your Stay

Photo: TOTORORO.RORO | Flickr

Photo: TOTORORO.RORO | Flickr

The winter showers can’t keep this city inside – in fact, Vancouver’s Entertainment Season is when we illuminate the streets, the parks and the gardens with glittering decorations. This is also the launch season of many of Vancouver’s arts events such as the symphony, ballet, and theatre productions. The food gets rich, the cocktails and craft beer flow, and the festivities are diverse. Find out what’s going on from now until the New Year.

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Find Out What’s Going On During Vancouver’s Entertainment Season And Enter To Win Your Stay

Vancouver writers come out fighting!

Sara Bynoe is one of the judges of Literary Death Match, a contest that pits local writers against each other. Literary Death Match takes place this Friday night (Nov. 4) at the Fox Cabaret.

Sara Bynoe is one of the judges of Literary Death Match, a contest that pits local writers against each other. Literary Death Match takes place this Friday night (Nov. 4) at the Fox Cabaret.

In the international phenomenon Literary Death Match, writers are pitted against each other and judged according literary merit, performance and “intangibles.” The competition is returning to Vancouver to present four local wordsmiths, who will read from their works and vie for the crown of… well, Literary Death Match champ.

The latest Vancouver iteration takes place this Friday, Nov. 4 at the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.). Let’s take a look at the competitors.

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Vancouver writers come out fighting!

Where to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Sebastian Dooris | Flickr.com

With the recent re-imagining of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (starring Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black) receiving mixed reviews from TV critics, it will just feel right to watch the original Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vancouver. The one we all know and love, the original Tim Curry masterpiece… Okay, maybe not a masterpiece. But a unique and memorable movie with a catchy soundtrack that always gets stuck in your head. (Just TRY to not start singing along after “it’s just a jump to left“).

With Halloween quickly approaching, you know that the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be making appearances on multiple TV stations on the dial this weekend. But, if you want to experience it as it was meant to be experienced (surrounded by a bunch of new friends dressed up in strange costumes), the Rio Theatre is the place to be.

Are you ready to do the Time Warp… again?

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Where to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vancouver

Prepare to be terrified at Hidden, a roaming play at UBC Botanical Garden

Sourced from ITSAZOO

Sourced from ITSAZOO

You’re deep in the forest, in utter darkness, except for the dull glow of your flashlight. You thought you were all alone in the wilderness, but suddenly, in the distance, you see three people arguing. They’re young, gesturing wildly as they scream at one another. A menacing  figure lurks in the bushes behind them. You get a sick feeling in your stomach that bloodshed awaits.

No, this isn’t the latest horror, slasher flick. It’s the newest site-specific play by Vancouver’s ITSAZOO Productions, which specializes in highly immersive, dynamic theatre. If you’re looking for a fun and original date idea, you should definitely check out this performance.

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Prepare to be terrified at Hidden, a roaming play at UBC Botanical Garden

Burlesque tributes to Alice Cooper and Prince, and a musical salute to Amy Winehouse

Local musicians celebrate the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black.

Local musicians celebrate the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black.

In the coming weeks, Vancouver performers are paying tribute to three artists- two, sadly, no longer with us, and another who is but probably deserves a tribute because it’s Halloween or something.

Anyway, we’re talking about Amy Winehouse, Alice Cooper and Prince. Two of the shows combine burlesque and song, while one is straight-up music.

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Burlesque tributes to Alice Cooper and Prince, and a musical salute to Amy Winehouse

Arts Club Theatre Company’s Bakersfield Mist Hits the Stanley Theatre

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Photo David Cooper

Check out some live theatre while you’re visiting Vancouver in the autumn. Bakersfield Mist, by Stephen Sachs, is the latest play to hit the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, from October 20 – November 20. Continue reading:
Arts Club Theatre Company’s Bakersfield Mist Hits the Stanley Theatre

Scream Therapy: Haunted Houses in Vancouver for Halloween 2016

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The days are getting dark and stormy, there’s some sort of strange teenage craze of dressing like evil clowns… Halloween must be creeping closer! One thing is for certain, Halloween just doesn’t feel like Halloween if you don’t find yourself cowering in the corner of a haunted house at least once this season.

Halloween in Vancouver is definitely done well by folks in and around the city. I mean, we’ve got an entire theme park devoted to scaring you silly. Whether your weakness is evil clowns, zombies, or just an irrational fear of children who stare at you from dark corners of creepy rooms and laugh to themselves… there’s something to scare the pants off everyone this Halloween in Vancouver. Check out some of the haunted houses in Vancouver for 2016 to see which ones you can handle this year:

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Scream Therapy: Haunted Houses in Vancouver for Halloween 2016