Dine Out and Spend the Night in Vancouver for Less

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Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest food and beverage festival, is on until January 31st, and it’s not only restauraunts offering one-of-a-kind menus and killer deals on 3-course meals. Part of a real roaring night out is not having to worry about getting home, am I right? A bunch of hotels have paired up with the festival, and they have got you covered:

Special Room Rates

Just like the three-tiered dining menus, 11 hotels are offering special rates at three tiers. Rates start at $80 ($55 USD), and there are also rooms available at $110 ($76 USD) and $140 ($96 USD).

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Dine Out and Spend the Night in Vancouver for Less

Dear Rouge, Mother Mother among headliners at this year’s SingItForward

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The annual SingItFwd charity event has announced the lineups for both nights.

Typically, the artists for the concerts – at the Vogue Theatre – aren’t announced until the day of the shows. But for this year’s, the final instalment, the names have been released early. And the roster is impressive.

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Dear Rouge, Mother Mother among headliners at this year’s SingItForward

Beware of the Heathers! They’re coming to Vancouver…

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Generation X nostalgia alert!

A local theatre company is bringing a live version of the movie Heathers to the stage.

Originally performed in Los Angeles and then Off-Broadway in New York in 2013, Heathers: The Musical delivers the characters, situations and lines we know and love from the 1988 film, then adds musical numbers. The show stars a multi-racial cast of local talent and will run at the York Theatre on Commercial Drive Jan. 6-17.

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Beware of the Heathers! They’re coming to Vancouver…

New Year’s resolution? See more Dirty Dancing!

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The story of Johnny Castle and Baby comes to the Vancouver stage in January.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is the live musical version of the 1987 hit movie Dirty Dancing, which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as, respectively, the hot dance instructor and his innocent protege. The film gave the world the hit song “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life,” and has also generated a devoted following worldwide. The stage version riffs on the original story, with the same songs and even more dirty dancing.

According to London’s Sunday Express, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

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New Year’s resolution? See more Dirty Dancing!

Vancouver Date Idea: The Force Awakens at the Dunbar Theatre

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I’ve been going to the Dunbar Theatre (4555 Dunbar St) ever since I was a kid. I grew up near quaint Dunbar Village and even though I now live in Fairview, it still feels like home. The other night when my boyfriend and I decided to see the new Star Wars movie, there was no question that we were going to the Dunbar Theatre. After all, I once spotted Ryan Reynolds pre-Scarlett Johansson with Alanis Morissette there. Maybe he and Blake Lively would be at the theatre this time?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Dunbar Theatre, here’s why it’s my go-to destination for movie dates.

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Vancouver Date Idea: The Force Awakens at the Dunbar Theatre