Swap, Jam and Shop at Vinyl, Art and Leisure in Vancouver

Photo credit: Chase Porter

Photo: Chase Porter

By: Jessica Linnay

In days mostly gone by, the record store was a world revolving on its own: secrets were swapped about samples, album drops anticipated by faithful fans who stood by with sweaty bills always ready in their palms, hours upon hours were spent flipping fingers over the tops of record covers, digging through crates like they contained the Holy Grail – sometimes, they did.

Vinyl, Art and Leisure attempts to revive some of this fading vibe; the pop up record shop and listening party pairs the sociable and passionate aspects of music store culture in the first event of its kind in the city. Continue reading:
Swap, Jam and Shop at Vinyl, Art and Leisure in Vancouver

Delhi 2 Dublin at the Commodore Ballroom, Mar 5 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Delhi 2 Dublin was a happy accident born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight up happy dance music. File under… best.

Founded by Tarun Nayar (of Beats Without Borders cred), Sanjay Seran (at the time hailing from live bhangra act Signia), and Ravi Binning (a professionally trained bhangra dancer and dhol player), it was obvious D2D had something people wanted. Continue reading:
Delhi 2 Dublin at the Commodore Ballroom, Mar 5 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

16th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Feb 18 – Mar 13 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Breathtaking dance, discerning theatre, hilarious comedy and globally-celebrated music highlight this year’s festival with world-class performances and workshops by international, Canadian and local artists from February 18 to March 13, 2016.

An eagerly anticipated highlight of Vancouver’s dance season is the Chutzpah! Festival’s Dance Series. The 2016 Festival presents some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers in the world. This year’s performances again offer high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding work including Canadian and North American premieres from Italy’s brilliant Spellbound Contemporary Ballet; the incomparable Israeli dance company Maria Kong performing their much lauded Open Source; New York-based Gallim Dance in their repertory work Wonderland by choreographer Andrea Miller, which Dance Magazine praised as“Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original.”; new to the international scene, New York City’s hot all male company MADBOOTS and a world premiere from our resident dance company, the acclaimed Shay Kuebler Radical System Art (BC) in a spectacular double bill; and Ballet Kelowna presents works by Artistic Director Simone Orlando, James Kudelka, Heather Myers and John Alleyne, with Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music accompanying (Chutzpah!PLUS).

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16th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Feb 18 – Mar 13 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Winter has sure blown into town with some extra-crisp air this week (at least for Vancouver, which is really not that bad, I must admit.) Luckily there are a whole bunch of indoor programs that have begun! Warm up with some dance with Ballet BC’s season starter, step out to catch a First Nations film program, or celebrate Diwali – a Hindu festival of lights!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ryn Weaver at VENUE, November 1 (Ticket Giveaway!)

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Shortly before starting work on her debut album, Ryn Weaver chanced upon an image of the tarot card The Fool: a man optimistically walking off a cliff. So when the California-bred, New York City-based 22-year-old started shaping the songs that would make up her debut, she decided to capture the spirit of that image and use her dreamy lyricism to spin a story of her own wanderings. “So much of my album has to do with running away and refusing to settle in one place,” Weaver explains. “It’s about the good and the bad of going out on your own.”

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Ryn Weaver at VENUE, November 1 (Ticket Giveaway!)

Wacken Open Air, The Biggest Heavy Metal Music Festival in the World, Goes 3D, Oct. 29 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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“It gets your heart pumping, your adrenaline going. It’s definitely by far the best festival in the world for metal.”  — Jeff Waters, Annihilator

You don’t know head banging til you experienced the biggest bang of all.

Award-winning director Norbert Heitker hands you an all access pass to the largest Metal hang in the World – WACKEN, the most iconic festival film since WOODSTOCK.

Imagine what it’s like to be up on stage with DEEP PURPLE, see the curtain rise and feel the vibe of the first few bars of Smoke on the Water. Then imagine floating above an endless sea of people while the thunderous music of this concert takes off.

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Wacken Open Air, The Biggest Heavy Metal Music Festival in the World, Goes 3D, Oct. 29 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Walk through the crisp leaves of many Vancouver neigbourhoods and you can see Halloween has begun! Jack-O-Lanters are coming out and cotton webbing has been woven trough tree branches (as well as some real webbing – those stripey-legged barn spiders are getting huge…)  A host of new spooky events are on this weekend, but that’s not all – there is an ambient music festival, Indian cinema, an animation festival, and even a morning of free movies.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend