Calling all artistic risk-takers – Killer Joe brings black humour and a makeshift trailer park to Vancouver

Photo courtesy ITSAZOO Productions.

Photo courtesy ITSAZOO Productions.

Killer Joe, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts, is coming to Vancouver. The hook: the scabrous play about a white-trash family takes place in a makeshift trailer park in the parking lot of the Italian Cultural Centre. And only 37 audience members at a time will be able to take in the play during its April 15 – May 4 run.

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Calling all artistic risk-takers – Killer Joe brings black humour and a makeshift trailer park to Vancouver

Live, Dirty and Dangerous: It’s the Game of Thrones Burlesque at the Rio

Photo credit: Game of Thrones Burlesque

If you thought Game of Thrones couldn’t get any racier, well, think again! The Game of Thrones Burlesque comes to the Rio Theatre this weekend for two nights only. A live interactive Vaudeville show, the show features live music, comedy, burlesque, and everything you love about Game of Thrones.

Based on the popular HBO television series, the Game of Thrones Burlesque is presented by the award-winning troupe, Tourettes Without Regrets. Hailing from Oakland, the show played to sold out crowds in the Bay Area and is now in Vancouver for Friday and Saturday night only. Featuring sweet soul burlesque, circus fire acts, interactive audience contests and live jousting, the Game of Thrones Burlesque promises to be everything GOT – but more dirty, more dangerous and more sexy!

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Live, Dirty and Dangerous: It’s the Game of Thrones Burlesque at the Rio

Hugh Laurie announces West Coast dates, kick-off concert in Vancouver

Hugh Laurie

Actor/ musician Hugh Laurie kicks off his West Coast tour at the Orpheum May 20. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Records.

Actor Hugh Laurie is no stranger to these parts. Last summer, the star of House made an impromptu appearance at a local jazz club. At the time, Laurie was filming the movie Tomorrowland with George Clooney (due for release later this year).

Now Laurie, an accomplished pianist, has announced a West Coast tour in support of his 2013 album Didn’t It Rain. Along with his group The Copper Bottom Band, Laurie will kick off the tour in Vancouver on May 20.

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Hugh Laurie announces West Coast dates, kick-off concert in Vancouver

Geek Show Infographic: Popular Filming Locations in Vancouver

photo: http://fortressgeek.com/blog/geek-shows-shot-in-vancouver/

photo: http://fortressgeek.com/blog/geek-shows-shot-in-vancouver/

Sci-Fi gurus unite!

Click on the infographic to check out all of the popular filming locations in and around Vancouver over the past ten years. From The X-Files to Smallville to Fringe, Vancouver and its surrounding areas have provided the perfect backdrop for these t.v. favourites.

Enjoy Classical Music with Sonic Boom Music Festival

Photo credit: Jim, the Photographer | Flickr

Vancouver Pro Musica presents the Sonic Boom Music Festival, a five-day event celebrating the classical music of BC composers. From March 26th – 30th, contemporary classical music will be showcased in concerts, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and a Master Class for student composers. Sonic Boom Music Festival highlights new compositional works from BC composers with performances by some of the best musicians in Vancouver. This year’s festival showcases new works by thirty-nine composers.

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Enjoy Classical Music with Sonic Boom Music Festival