25th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Kicks Off January 22

By Kendell Yan

Shake off the winter blues as the bears (and others) come out of hibernation at the 25th annual Whistler Pride celebration! Whether you’re a dancing queen, a ski bunny, or a fire-side cub, there’s something for everyone under the LGBTQ2+ spectrum, including all-ages fun.

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25th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Kicks Off January 22

Come Soar Over China at FlyOver Canada (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

See Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back!

FlyOver Canada is proud to bring back Flight of the Dragon. For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price!

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Come Soar Over China at FlyOver Canada (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: Jan. 12, 2017

This weekend the winter festivals that began with Solstice and Yule in December continue with Maghi on Friday, celebrated across India for the winter harvest. Friday the 13th is looking anything but unlucky, with art shows, a film festival, a drag show and a virtual flight with a dragon starting up. You can end the weekend with some comedy, symphony, or hockey on Sunday with some David Bowie tributes and wrestling in between on Saturday.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: Jan. 12, 2017

Watch Canadian 2016 Olympic Bronze Soccer Medalists play Mexico this February & Enter to Win!

For the first time since winning their 2016 Bronze Olympic Medals in Rio, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team is back on their home soil on Saturday February 4th! With over 5,000 tickets already sold during the group pre-sale window there are still tickets as low as $20, but comment on this post and you could win a pair of tickets, along with scarves and t-shirts to wear to the game.

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Watch Canadian 2016 Olympic Bronze Soccer Medalists play Mexico this February & Enter to Win!

JFL Northwest comedy festival profiles – Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler hosts The Alternative Show Feb. 24 & 25 at the Rio Theatre as part of JFL Northwest 2017.

Andy Kindler might be considered a comedian’s comedian, if so many comedians wouldn’t just as soon see him retire.

Actually, “retire” might be too weak of a word. When you’re as critical of your fellow comics as Kindler is – folks like Adam Carolla, Bill Maher and Dane Cook have been recipients of his on- and off-stage barbs – then you’re bound to make some enemies.

Besides his stand-up routines, Kindler is also known for his annual state-of-the-industry address at Just for Laughs in Montreal, as well as for hosting Hulu’s stand-up series, Coming to the Stage. He’s done voicework for Bob’s Burgers and played a fictional version of himself in the series Maron. At this year’s JFL Northwest comedy festival, Kindler will host the Alternative Show (Feb. 24 & 25) at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway St.), which features a lineup of favourites from the festival. Among other things, we asked the L.A.-based stand-up about how he handles awkward backstage encounters with fellow comedians.

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JFL Northwest comedy festival profiles – Andy Kindler

Updated: sing along with ‘Rebel Rebel’ and other David Bowie tributes in Vancouver

The loss of David Bowie has left a void in the hearts of many. To commemorate both his death and birth – Bowie was born Jan 8 1947 and died on Jan 10 last year – Vancouver musicians and music fans are paying tribute to the late British rock star this month with events devoted to his music.

Update: we have added three more events, Impromptu Rock Choir’s three-night Bowie singalong.

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Updated: sing along with ‘Rebel Rebel’ and other David Bowie tributes in Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: January 5, 2017

Happy 2017! It’s time to dig yourself out of the pile of cheese rinds, chocolate wrappers and wine bottles (if you want, I’m not judging) and head out for the first weekend of the year. ‘Tis the season for outdoor ice skating – either at Robson Square or up on Grouse Mountain, the holiday lights are still up at Capilano Suspention Bridge, and the Vancouver Italian Film Festival begins.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: January 5, 2017