Swipe Right With Vancouver TheatreSports’ OK Tinder

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Anyone with a love-hate when it comes to online dating will appreciate Vancouver TheatreSports™ newest late-night show, OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.

Every Wednesday evening at 9:15 pm, between now and mid-September, catch the city’s best improv comedy crew, with the help of the audience of course, get real when it comes to the good, the bad, and the ugly of digital-dating.

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Swipe Right With Vancouver TheatreSports’ OK Tinder

Art on Screen

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Love art but hate museums? Or just want to know more about great artists and their inspirations? In its Art on Screen series, which runs Aug. 9 – Sept. 20) Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) is screening a number of documentaries about painters and their work.

Renoir, Hockney and Bosch are highlighted in respective docs. But there is also a film about the Group of Seven (of course) and one called Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. And the films are more than just still images on a big screen.

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Art on Screen

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience coming to Vancouver

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Fans of Game of Thrones can experience the magic of the HBO fantasy series in an immersive concert experience. The concert is coming to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way) April 1 2017. Tickets for the tour go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 13 at LiveNation.com.

So what can you expect from this large-scale creation?

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Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience coming to Vancouver

No non-fans allowed; a Fleetwood Mac party aims at the ’emotionally charged’

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A Fleetmac Wood show in Australia. Colm Moore photo.

Fleetmac Wood isn’t your typical tribute show.

Yes, it’s a (four-hour!) celebration of the music one of the most popular acts of all time. And yes, if you go to the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) Aug 12, you are likely to hear “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way” and other songs by the band that has become synonymous with seventies California rock.

But the LA-based DJ act doesn’t just play the hits. It also features remixes and obscurities from a discography that goes back to the late sixties, when Mick Fleetwood and a bunch of his British blues-playing buddies formed the first incarnation of the band that would bear his name (kind of), Fleetwood Mac.

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No non-fans allowed; a Fleetwood Mac party aims at the ’emotionally charged’

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