Hot Tub Cinema Club Coming to Vancouver in May 2018

Hot Tub Movies Vancouver

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If you love hot tubs and movies, have we got some news for you! An Australian-based group has announced that they will be holding an exciting event in Vancouver in May of 2018 that combine hot tubs and movies for one extra special evening.

Essentially, the idea of the “Hot Tub Cinema Club” is to allow for you and four friends to enjoy drinks in a comfy, padded hot tub. While you are lounging in your personal hot tub, enjoying a movie on the big screen, you will also be surrounded by other people who are also lounging in their respective hot tubs. What’s not to like!?

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Hot Tub Cinema Club Coming to Vancouver in May 2018

Vancouver albums 2017 part II

Vancouver metal band Bison released what may be its best album yet.

Welcome to Part II of Vancouver Albums You Might Have Missed in 2017. For more info on the rules of the list, see Part I.

In this post, we look at full-length records released by Vancouver artists between July 1 and Dec. 31 of this year.

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Vancouver albums 2017 part II

Year-end round-up—Vancouver albums you might have missed part I

Chamber-pop band Gentle Party released Jouska in March.

In what has become an annual tradition, Inside Vancouver has tried to dig up as many below-the-radar releases from Vancouver artists as possible. We found quite a few—so many that we’re dividing this post into two parts. The first, this one, covers albums released between January and June of this year. The second, which goes live Dec. 29, covers the second half of the year.

The list skews heavily towards rock, pop, country and folk. There are probably many electronica, hip-hop and metal records that we’ve missed. If you know of any, please let us know in the comments section.

The main qualification for making this list, besides relative obscurity and a release date between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2017, is length. The release must be either at least 10 songs or over 30 minutes. Otherwise, the list would be overrun with EPs, which are more plentiful than full-length albums. Thanks to all who suggested albums, including Mark Bignall, Ford Pier, Nancy Lanthier, and David Rust.

We have however included a few EPs, mostly based on the fact that we were already aware of them. We’ve also included a list of higher-profile reissues, as well as a couple of re-releases. We hope you enjoy the list and discover some new Vancouver talent.

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Year-end round-up—Vancouver albums you might have missed part I

Card game makes fun of Vancouver traditions like _______ and __________.

The Fictionals committing Improv Against Humanity. Photo courtesy Zemekiss Photo.

One of Vancouver’s hardest-working improv troupes has released a new party game that makes fun (with love, of course) of our fair city.

Created by the Fictionals Comedy Co., Cards Against Vancouver is a spin-off of the hugely popular Cards Against Humanity game. The Fictionals recruited dozens of Vancouver comedians and comedy fans to create the game, which is free to download, print and play. And the troupe will officially launch the game Dec. 20 at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) as part of its monthly show Improv Against Humanity.

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Card game makes fun of Vancouver traditions like _______ and __________.

Tickets for added Betroffenheit performance on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 8!

Betroffenheit. Michael Slobodian photo.

Since its unveiling last year, the made-in-Vancouver dance piece Betroffenheit has met with universal acclaim.

Earlier this year, as part of its 2017/18, DanceHouse announced three more performances in March. All three have sold-out, and now the presenter has added a fourth show on March 14. Tickets for additional performance, at Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St.) go on sale tomorrow, Friday Dec. 8, at 10 a.m.

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Tickets for added Betroffenheit performance on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 8!

YVR Airport Launches Dog Therapy Program to Help Make Travel a Little Less… Ruff

YVR Airport Therapy Dogs

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Feeling anxious about your next flight? Perhaps spending a few minutes gushing over a dog would do you good? To the delight of everyone with aviophobiaYVR Airport has just announced a new dog therapy program!

The program, aptly named “LASI” (Less Airport Stress Initiative) brings Ambassador Dogs from St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dog Program into the YVR terminal to help manage anxiety associated with travelling, work and general stress.

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YVR Airport Launches Dog Therapy Program to Help Make Travel a Little Less… Ruff

‘Hilariously bad dates are rampant in Vancouver’—and Tinder Tales proves it

Swipe right! Performers share their tales from the world of online dating at the Fox Cabaret Aug. 4.

As any jaded single urbanite will be the first to tell you, it’s a jungle out there. In fact, a number of people will take the stage at the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) Aug. 4 to tell us just that in the latest instalment of Tinder Tales.

We talked to organizer Suzy Rawsome about the event, and how she finds people who want to share their stories of dates gone horribly awry in this modern age of hookups.

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‘Hilariously bad dates are rampant in Vancouver’—and Tinder Tales proves it