James Bond Week in Vancouver!

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Classic Bond, not-so classic Bond and laughable Bond make this a week to remember at the Rio Theatre.

The East Vancouver moviehouse is screening a bunch of Bond movies between July 7-10th. This is a rare chance to see Ian Fleming’s creation on the big screen, so if you’re a fan of 007 you’ll want to see at least one or two of these vintage adventure films.

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James Bond Week in Vancouver!

Alice in Wonderland, flamenco-style this weekend in Vancouver

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Karen Flamenco dancers. David Cooper photo.

There is no end to the possibilities of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. With so many colourful characters and incidents to draw, the classic keeps inspiring artists in all media.

This weekend, a Vancouver flamenco company is offering its take on the work with Alice In Wonderland 2015, a re-imagining of the tale with a Spanish influence.

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Alice in Wonderland, flamenco-style this weekend in Vancouver

Canada Place hosts free outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen, and free zumba

Photo courtesy of Canada Place

Photo courtesy of Canada Place

Canada Place is always a hub of activity on Canada Day, but the action also continues throughout July and August. Take a walk alongside the sails and you’ll find free entertainment–as low-key or as lively as you want it.

Every Thursday night starting July 9, the Fresh Air Cinema gets into gear. A three-story-tall inflatable screen will be erected at the north point of Canada Place; in this giant space, around 1,000 people can kick back and watch a movie. It’s a spectacular setting, with the ocean and mountains as the backdrop.

The films are free, and you can bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable: blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Popcorn and beverages will be available to purchase, and there’s no alcohol or smoking permitted as it’s a family-friendly event.

Each film features Canadian talent. Here’s the line-up:

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Canada Place hosts free outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen, and free zumba

Pokemon Symphony Coming to Vancouver this July

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And now for something completely different… If you thought going to the symphony was a bit on the boring side, we’ve got some exciting news for you. On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 theme music from the popular Pokemon TV show and video game series will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Vancouver.

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Pokemon Symphony Coming to Vancouver this July

Star Wars burlesque returns

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Photo courtesy Zemekiss Photography.

A popular burlesque take-off on one of pop culture’s most enduring franchises returns for a run this July.

A Nude Hope is a tribute to Star Wars featuring Luke Skywalker and company in a way you’ve never seen them. From a Death Star dance to a roller-derbying R2D2 and a biker chick Chewbacca, the production entertains with a show that has been described as “Star Wars meets Moulin Rouge and the Muppet Show.” A Nude Hope, which premiered at the Rio Theatre in East Vancouver two years ago, is coming back for an 11 performance run at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre July 8 – 19.

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