Historic Orpheum Celebrates 90 Years With Themed Celebration

This November, Vancouver’s iconic Orpheum celebrates 90 years of entertainment. To honour the anniversary, citizens are invited to attend a 1920s themed, Orpheum 90, party presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO).

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Historic Orpheum Celebrates 90 Years With Themed Celebration

Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Reopens

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

After closing for renovations mid-2016, the new Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) north plaza has reopened after a $9 million dollar renovation. The previous design of wood mulch and center fountain are now gone, giving way to a new paved plaza with potted plants, casual seating, and a pavilion on the Howe Street side, offering refuge for commuters in the rainy months and as a potential tourism information centre in the summer.

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Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Reopens

Culture Days 2016: Here’s What Vancouver Civic Theatres Has in Store, Sep 30 – Oct 2

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In celebration of Culture Days, a 3 day-long annual collaborative pan-Canadian movement from Sept. 30- Oct. 2 to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities, Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting three free and fun events.

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Culture Days 2016: Here’s What Vancouver Civic Theatres Has in Store, Sep 30 – Oct 2

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shines Its Spotlight August 11 – 21

Kiki | image courtesy of Out On Screen

Kiki | image courtesy of Out On Screen

By Kendell Yan

It’s a beautiful and inspiring moment when members of a community can come together with the unified purpose to lift each other up, to share a platform to raise each other’s voices, and to help each other shine. The team behind the Vancouver Queer Film Festival have been doing that for 28 years, and this year the spotlight is as bright and wide as it’s ever been.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) is a truly remarkable 11-day event in August that celebrates the very best in independent queer cinema and the myriad of queer lives lived in and through them. Continue reading:
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shines Its Spotlight August 11 – 21

3rd Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance, Aug 4

photo: pci-group.com

photo: pci-group.com

PCI and Ledcor are excited to present the 3rd Annual VMO Live Symphony Performance – a free, family-friendly summer evening of live music inspired by the classics and iconic pop culture.

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3rd Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance, Aug 4

Outdoor Movie Alert: Catch a Public Screening of L’arbitro at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, with the help of Civic Theatres of Vancouver, will be organizing and running a free public event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.  A screening of Paolo Zucca’s 2013 film L’arbitro will be held in the theatre’s outdoor plaza and will be free to the public to attend. Although the movie starts at sunset, the evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with live musical entertainment. There will be food trucks present and the bar, concession, and outdoor patio of the Queen Elizabeth theatre will be open throughout the evening.

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Outdoor Movie Alert: Catch a Public Screening of L’arbitro at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Vancouver Civic Theatres Offers Free Guided Summer Tours of the Historic Orpheum Theatre

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This summer, Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) is offering free guided tours of the Orpheum, one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America.

The Orpheum, a designated National Heritage Site, was built in 1927. Each year the theatre hosts international musicians, popular concerts and unique events; it is also home to the beloved Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres Offers Free Guided Summer Tours of the Historic Orpheum Theatre