2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview, Coming Sept 10-20

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The Wonderheads, performing at the Fringe Opening Night Party on Sept. 8. Image sourced from vancouverfringe.com

Which Vancouver theatre festival highlights dating disasters, meth labs, sea-monkeys, sexy clowns, circuses, a dead grandma and more?

The Vancouver Fringe Festival, of course. Fringe is back for its 21st annual instalment, Sept. 10-Sept. 20, and packed with more weirdness, brilliance and unfettered creativity than ever. This year’s festival features more than 100 different acts, many literally drawn from a hat, performed over the course of 11 days on Granville Island. More than 40,000 theatregoers are expected to turn out for the unique event, which gives all types of artists – from novices to veterans – a chance to try out groundbreaking new works. Continue reading:
2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview, Coming Sept 10-20

Things to Do In Vancouver This Weekend

title2015.08Make the most of the final week of August with music! You can learn about music in film and video games, you can tap along to it at the Tap Dance Festival, advocate for it with a motorbike ride, celebrate the culture of musicals of the 1930s, or simply go to one of the many concerts happening across the city.

 

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Things to Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Girl On the Train author and other guests announced for Vancouver Writers Festival

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, is one of the guests with this year's Vancouver Writers Festival.

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, is one of the guests with this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival.

It seems that you can’t get on a plane (or a train, for that matter) without seeing someone clutching a copy of the latest bestseller from one of the guests at this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival.

In fact the festival, now in its 28th year, has scored one of its biggest literary fish yet. Paula Hawkins, author of the psychological thriller The Girl on the Train – basically, the Gone Girl of 2015 – has been announced for the annual celebration of all things literary.

But there are many other authors to get excited about. Here are just a few writers whose panels and readings you’ll want to check out at the festival, which takes place on Granville Island Oct. 20 to 25.

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The Girl On the Train author and other guests announced for Vancouver Writers Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hey, it’s still summer! Keep on riding it – and ride it is exactly what you can do this weekend: At The Fair at the PNE, which opens this weekend to get in all of your swings, spins, animal pettings and fried foods; on your choice of THREE party cruises that celebrate beer, salsa dance, or French electro; and you can ride down a giant slip n’ slide!

 

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2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Fest Preview: 5 Can’t-Miss Movies

kac3ad-04-gael-garcc3ada-bernalThe largest Latin American film fest in Canada is coming to Vancouver.

Nearly 17 films from 16 countries are set to be showcased at the 2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Sept. 3-Sept. 13. Since 2003, the festival has brought the best feature films, documentaries and short works from the Spanish-speaking world to Vancouver’s theatres.

This year’s festival will shine a special spotlight on Mexico – currently in the midst of a second “golden age” of cinema – while also showing the latest award-winning films from throughout Latin America.  Here’s a peek at 5 can’t-miss movies at the 2015 Latin American Film Fest:  Continue reading:
2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Fest Preview: 5 Can’t-Miss Movies