See Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons: Daily Tix on Sale for Squamish Valley Music Fest

Photo credit: VMCanada | Wikipedia

Photo credit: VMCanada | Wikipedia

Want to catch Sam Smith, Drake or Mumford & Sons live this summer? Now’s your chance to nab some tickets.

Daily tickets are on sale (starting Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m.) for the Squamish Valley Music Festival, Aug.7-Aug. 9.  This is the sixth instalment of the three-day outdoor blowout in the town of Squamish, approximately one hour north of Vancouver.  More than 100,000 music fans are expected to converge on the town, known for its soaring mountain backdrop and idyllic setting on Howe Sound.

Single day tickets will set you back $149.50, plus service charges. Alternately, three-day passes are available starting at $300. There’s also optional onsite camping for pass holders, with sites for four people going for $350 for three nights. Festival grounds include multiple stages and cover more than 80 acres.   Continue reading:
See Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons: Daily Tix on Sale for Squamish Valley Music Fest

Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

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Vancouver will slip into darkness this Saturday, March 28 at 8:30pm, as residents and businesses across the city switch off their lights for Earth Hour – the largest environmental event in the world.

Given that Vancouver a) knows how to celebrate, b) plans to be the world’s Greenest City by 2020, and c) is the 2015 National Champion for the “We Love Cities” Earth Hour City challenge, there’s no shortage of ways to spend Earth Hour here.

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Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

Beyoncé art show in Vancouver!

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Beyoncé! Art by Rob Levesque.

 

Beyoncé has everything – multiple Grammys, nice clothes, a family, a career, etc etc. But now she’s getting the ultimate tribute – a locally-sourced art show dedicated to her!

For Flawless, Vancouver artists (and non-artists) are banding together to contribute their own original pieces in a visual celebration of the pop music icon.

So what can we expect from Flawless? Judging from past, similarly themed shows in Vancouver, there’ll be some pieces ranging from “that’s rather odd” to “hmmm, interesting” to “wow, I didn’t know humans were capable of such things!” And don’t expect just drawings and paintings, either – past shows have featured work done in a variety of media, from drawings to paintings to sculpture to life-size replicas.

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Beyoncé art show in Vancouver!

Sexy is Coming to Rio Theatre next Weekend with Game of Thrones Live

Game of Thrones Live Vancouver

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Winter is coming (again!) to the Rio Theatre on March 27, 28, 29 when Oakland-based troupe Tourettes Without Regrets bring back their Game of Thrones Live show to Vancouver. Game of Thrones Live: Hodor’s Revenge promises to be an outrageously wild night of fire and blood, interactive vaudeville, audience games, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy, slam poetry, live music, and more.

This live event is perfectly timed to get you excited about the upcoming season 5 premier of the beloved Game of Thrones show that will be happening on April 12th on HBO.

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Sexy is Coming to Rio Theatre next Weekend with Game of Thrones Live

Vancouver International Auto Show Weekend Getaway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: The world's only 100% electric Bigfoot monster truck

photo: The world’s only 100% electric Bigfoot monster truck / facebook.com/vias

All auto buffs should take note that not only is the Vancouver International Auto Show starting on March 24th in all its gleam and glory, but several hotels in the proximity are offering packages so you can attend the show and make a mini-getaway out of it. Once you check-in to your hotel with the great package price, you get your admission passes for the whole family as part of the experience.

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Vancouver International Auto Show Weekend Getaway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)