Goose-bump-raising choral indie-rock from Vancouver’s Coastal Sound Youth Choir this Sunday night!

The Coastal Youth Sound Choir will perform as part of Indiekör at the Vogue Theatre Sunday night.

The Coastal Youth Sound Choir will perform as part of Indiekör at the Vogue Theatre Sunday night.

The rubber meets the road this Sunday when a youth choir takes on songs from popular pop and indie-rock bands at the Vogue Theatre.

The fourth annual Indiekör features an evening of music by acts such as Stars, Bon Iver, The New Pornographers, Patrick Watson, The Zombies, Florence and the Machine, as well as Vancouver artists Hey Ocean! and Dan Mangan, not to mention Canadian choral composer Imant Raminsh, and even classical heavy-hitters like Sergei Rachmaninoff and Claudio Monteverdi. The music will be performed by the Coastal Sound Youth Choir, which features 65 singers aged 14-22.

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Goose-bump-raising choral indie-rock from Vancouver’s Coastal Sound Youth Choir this Sunday night!

Vancouver’s disability community demonstrate their Super Voices this weekend

Realwheels Super Voices cast and Jeffrey Renn.

Realwheels Super Voices cast and Jeffrey Renn.

What is a superpower?

Traditionally, we think of superpowers as abilities like flight, invisibility, X-ray vision and (if you’re me) the ability to find free parking downtown.

But “superpowers” can be defined in other ways.

Superhuman patience, compassion, alternate modes of communication and resilience in the face of adversity are all powers that are just as extraordinary – perhaps more so – than the ability to run at superhuman speeds or pilot an invisible plane.

This weekend, a group of folks from Vancouver’s disabled community will share their special powers in two performances of a multi-media show at the Roundhouse Performance Centre.

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Vancouver’s disability community demonstrate their Super Voices this weekend

Exclusive Vancouver preview of new cabaret-style dance performance

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This June, performers with one of Vancouver’s premiere music-and-dance series are going to Ottawa as part of the 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. To prepare for the occasion – one of the biggest in its 10-year history – Dances for a Small Stage is presenting an exclusive preview of the show they’re taking to Ottawa for Vancouver audiences June 2 – 4 at The Emerald.

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Exclusive Vancouver preview of new cabaret-style dance performance

Cinematheque spotlights the man behind Alien, H.R. Giger

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Cinematheque shines a spotlight on the man responsible for one of the most horrific creatures to ever come to the big screen.

From May 28-31, the theatre is screening a documentary about the Swiss surrealist who terrorized millions with his design for the creature in Alien, alongside the original 1979 movie itself. This double-bill is a treat for anyone who is a fan of horror, science fiction, and fantasy art – especially if their taste runs towards the perverse.

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Cinematheque spotlights the man behind Alien, H.R. Giger

Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver for Five Days Only!

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For five days only Cirque du Soleil is returning to Vancouver and bringing their astounding acrobatics, costumes, and gravity-defying tricks to the city in their show Varekai

Opting for something more concrete than the usual multi-coloured tents set up below the skytrain near Main Street, Cirque du Soleil will instead be performing at the at the Pacific Coliseum from May 20th – 24th with multiple shows running throughout the day.

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Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver for Five Days Only!