Vancouver Screen Scene: Supergirl saved, Ross Lynch gets a Status Update, and more

Its true—Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist will be flying from Los Angeles to Vancouver.

Youthful energy has been filling up Vancouver production scene and, consequently, this week’s roundup as well.

From saving superheroes to saving the future, here’s a look at what’s in town (or coming to shoot on a street near you) these days.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: Supergirl saved, Ross Lynch gets a Status Update, and more

Where Local Families Play Outside: 5 Scenic Spots In Steveston

Steveston Marina | Photo: TOTORORO.RO (Flickr)

Steveston Marina | Photo: TOTORORO.RO (Flickr)

While the quaint seaside village of Steveston has reached peak popularity thanks to fans of ABC’s Once Upon A Time – who visit the spot looking to scope out the real-life version of the town where the show’s story takes place, the village is loved by locals for the real-life magic that the whimsical town has to offer. While the heritage fishing village of Steveston  features the perfect combination of modern, eclectic shops, diverse dining options, and historic sites, it is also an ideal destination for picnic lunches and frolicking in the sun while soaking up the surrounding scenery.

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Where Local Families Play Outside: 5 Scenic Spots In Steveston

Vancouver’s Smash + Tess Pop-Up Shop, May 20-21

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All photos Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography

Launching their online boutique with a pop-up shop at Little Mountain Shop, Vancouver sleepwear label Smash + Tess are hosting two special shopping days. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Smash + Tess Pop-Up Shop, May 20-21

FIRST-EVER AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES HITS VANCOUVER THIS SUMMER

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This summer, thousands of amateur athletes from around the world are expected to travel to Vancouver for the first-ever Americas Masters Games (AMG). The nine-day event is designed to complement the World Masters Games (the world’s largest multi-sport event), offering an opportunity for sports enthusiasts and athletes of all skill levels 30 years of age and older to compete in the Americas region.

With less than 100 days until the opening ceremony, here’s what you need to know about Americas Masters:

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FIRST-EVER AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES HITS VANCOUVER THIS SUMMER

Mind-blowing, adult 1973 Japanese animated feature comes to Cinematheque

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Considered by cinephiles to be one of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, Belladonna of Sadness was never officially released in North America. But a beautifully restored 4k digital restoration is currently making the rounds of the arthouse cinema circuit, with screenings at the Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) in Vancouver from June 3-8.

Belladonna of Sadness was produced by Osamu Tezuka, the godfather of Japanese anime and manga, but directed by his long-time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto. The film unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolour paintings inspired in part by Gustav Klimt. But the 1973 mindblower also reflects the freewheeling spirit of other seventies animated features like Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards and Rene Laloux’s Fantastic Planet. It’s also an adult-oriented flick that is filled with violence and explicit sexuality.

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Mind-blowing, adult 1973 Japanese animated feature comes to Cinematheque

Five Date Worthy Vancouver Patios

Sourced from Brix & Mortar website

Sourced from Brix & Mortar website

With the weather warming up, it’s time to start taking advantage of Vancouver’s many fabulous patios. To up the romance of your next date, how about throwing in a scenic view, pretty surroundings, well-crafted drinks, and delicious food?

Here are my top picks for patios in the city that are date friendly:

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Five Date Worthy Vancouver Patios

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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This long weekend we celebrate the first-ever queen of Canada, the late five-foot-tall, outspoken monarch who was shot at several times and who had a scandalous relationship with her butler – Queen Victoria. Hey, I’ll take it for a stat holiday. Take in a rodeo, a threesome of musicals, art, music, or get outside for some walking tours this long weekend.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend