Free Performances of Much Ado About Nothing on Vancouver’s Granville Island!

Darquise St. Germain, Isaac George-Hotchkiss, and Isaac McAndless-Davis. Photo by Faye Campbell.

Darquise St. Germain, Isaac George-Hotchkiss, and Isaac McAndless-Davis. Photo by Faye Campbell.

“How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!”
~ Much Ado About Nothing

One of my favourite Vancouver summer rituals is watching Shakespeare for free outdoors (yes, for free!) in a gorgeous Granville Island setting. Tomorrow night, Carousel Theatre for Young People launches their annual production of one of the Bard’s plays.

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Free Performances of Much Ado About Nothing on Vancouver’s Granville Island!

Enchanted Evenings of Live Music Return to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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Get ready for a romantic night of music in a gorgeous Ming Dynasty-styled Chinese garden. The 23rd annual S.K. Lee Enchanted Evenings Concert Series at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is in full swing, with different artists appearing every Thursday night until August 25, 2016.

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Enchanted Evenings of Live Music Return to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Picnic and a Piccolo: Free VSO Symphony in the Park this Sunday

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For years, composers have admitted to being inspired by nature when writing some of their most famous symphonies. For example, Beethoven once confessed that he often preferred the company of a tree to that of a man, and some of his best ideas came to him on his daily outdoor walks (the “Pastoral” Symphony among them). Mozart composed everywhere from a stage-coach to a workroom but his favorite workspace was an open garden.

So, it is no surprise that the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra likes to take it outside every once and awhile. In fact, they’ve been hosting their free Symphony in the Park events for 27 years (!), delighting local audiences in one of the best outdoor concert venues in the Lower Mainland.

This Sunday, July 10, 2016 the Vancouver Symphony will be returing to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby for their annual free Symphony in the Park concert, which is sure to attract huge crowds of music lovers to Burnaby for an evening of excellent entertainment.

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Picnic and a Piccolo: Free VSO Symphony in the Park this Sunday

DeadPool 2 – Coming Soon!

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Photo: ww.foxmovies.com

Spotted today on Ryan Reynold’s (@vancityreynolds) Instagram account:

Ahhhhh, @mutant101. Isn’t this a felony?

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Date Idea: Watch Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story Under the Stars

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Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is set to launch a brand new season, which the not-for-profit theatre company is calling the “Summer of Love.”

From July 6 to August 20, Vancouver’s TUTS will be running two well-known and swoon inducing musicals on alternating nights: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story. My boyfriend and I will be definitely going to at least one of the shows! 

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Date Idea: Watch Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story Under the Stars

Get set for some adult fun with acclaimed burlesque musical Shine this July!

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A musical theatre romp that has been called a “stellar example of the new burlesque” (by Vancouver theatre critic Colin Thomas) is returning to Vancouver.

Shine: A Burlesque Musical is an original production about the fight to save an old theatre. With Broadway-calibre songs and charismatic talent, the show is bringing some adult fun and sexy sizzle to Vancouver’s theatre scene this summer.

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Get set for some adult fun with acclaimed burlesque musical Shine this July!

Honda Celebration of Light Announces New Summer Line-Up for Vancouver

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Even if it’s not in your love life, everyone needs a little fireworks in their lives. Now in its 26th year, Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light is the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition and BC’s largest public event, with approximately 400,000 spectators along Vancouver’s English Bay each evening. Continue reading:
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