2016’s Queen of Burlesque and star boylesque performer headline this year’s Vancouver Int’l Burlesque Fest!

Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2016 Poison Ivory performs at this years VIBF.

It’s festival time in Vancouver. And perhaps no festival is more hotly anticipated than the tassel-touting Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.

This year, the festival is bringing in two top-tier headliners: Reigning Queen of Burlesque Poison Ivory and boylesque dancer Bazuka Joe. But that’s not all, as Canada’s longest-running burlesque festival hosts two nights, The International Cabaret (March 31) and Vancouver Uncovered (April 1), that feature visiting and local performers.

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2016’s Queen of Burlesque and star boylesque performer headline this year’s Vancouver Int’l Burlesque Fest!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver at the 2017 Celtic Village and Street Party

CelticFest - St Patrick's Day Parade | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver is already working to be one of the greenest cities in the world, but this weekend it’s going to get even greener! St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching on Friday, March 17, and there are plenty of chances to celebrate the Irish holiday with a little jig or a glass of green beer in Vancouver.

While there will be no St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver this year, are still plenty of festivities happening around town. Whether you’re after a green beer, a perfectly poured Guinness, or some Irish Dancing, there’s something for everyone this St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Vancouver.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver at the 2017 Celtic Village and Street Party

Vancouver Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter Preview Kicks Off March 20

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Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) has announced details for its 29th consecutive season. The autumn/winter 2017 season will take place from March 20 – 26 in Vancouver.

Presenting a range of national and international designers, VFW has established a global platform, while also maintaining its support for local talent. The shows will be held at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver, where it will open its doors to designers, media, buyers and agents to explore and discover seven days of ready-to-wear from around the globe.

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Vancouver Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter Preview Kicks Off March 20

Poetry – and doughnuts – on the menu at this weekend’s feminist literary festival in Vancouver

Vancouver poet Elizabeth Bachinsky takes part in this year’s Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival.

This weekend, more than 40 local writers and artists will share their words and work during Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival.

Presented by the Vancouver-based magazine Room, the two-day event (March 11-12) features both established writers as well as up-and-coming authors taking part in panels, readings, workshops, special events and unapologetic doughnut consumption. See below for some highlights.

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Poetry – and doughnuts – on the menu at this weekend’s feminist literary festival in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 9, 2017

This weekend, celebrate women, sports, and culture in Vancouver. International Women’s Day continues with a film festival, art, and music. The Rugby Sevens are on, along with wheelchair rugby on Sunday. The Art Gallery is throwing a party on Friday where you can see art by people from Hong Kong and Coast Salish backgrounds, and the MOA has a show about Indigenous South American culture.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 9, 2017

The Competitors Have Been Announced for This Year’s Honda Celebration of Light!

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It’s an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people to the shores of English Bay in Downtown Vancouver’s West End and this year is expected to be no different.

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The Competitors Have Been Announced for This Year’s Honda Celebration of Light!

Five Ways to Get Your Tech On at #BCTECH Pre-Summit in Vancouver

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A young, vibrant, can-do city, Vancouver is proving a fertile hub for the technology and start-up scene. Fast earning its “Silicon Valley North” moniker, the city is gearing up for the return of the #BCTECH Summit, taking place on March 14 and 15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. British Columbia’s largest technology conference, the #BCTECH Summit showcases the province’s latest ideas and innovations in the technology industry.

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Five Ways to Get Your Tech On at #BCTECH Pre-Summit in Vancouver