Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

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By Casey Stepaniuk

This November, my absolute dream queer literary event—and possibly yours too—is coming to Vancouver. Local storyteller Ivan Coyote and Toronto-based artist Vivek Shraya are teaming up for a multi-disciplinary show called Pretty Good, combining their various talents as writers, poets, storytellers, and musicians. It’s a short-running show, visiting only Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton, as if it’s some sort of special gift for western Canada! Pretty Good will feature these two talented artists as “they revisit family origins, sing about scars and skeletons, and perform brand new material from their new books.” Another queer Vancouver author, Amber Dawn, will be joining Ivan and Vivek as a guest.

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Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

Waldorf Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash, Oct 28 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Included with every WALDORF HAUNTED HOTEL ticket, you’ll gain immediate access to the entire themed hotel. From chill eclectic music and custom cocktails at the main floor’s two bars to the main stage in the basement, the Waldorf brings its best as you party alongside witches, vampires and the inevitable Wes Anderson-inspired characters.

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Waldorf Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash, Oct 28 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Keys to the Streets: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session, July 11th

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Keys to the Streets / Facebook

Music will fill the atrium at Woodward’s for the inaugural Keys to the Streets: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session on Monday, July 11. From 6 – 8 pm, an incredible line-up of local musical artists will gather to tickle the ivories and raise their voices in support of Keys to the Streets, a three-year old program that places painted pianos on the streets of Vancouver for everyone to encourage play over the summer.

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Keys to the Streets: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session, July 11th

Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Downtown Jazz Weekend, June 25-26

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The following article was submitted by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

Downtown Jazz kicks off the opening weekend of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest featuring 29 ensembles on 3 stages.

The widely beloved Downtown Jazz Weekend is back at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza June 25 & 26 as a part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Downtown Jazz Weekend, June 25-26

Rock of Ages Hits Vancouver’s Granville Island Stage

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Photo by Emily Cooper

Always dreamed of fronting your own 80s tribute band? Yup. We get it dude. But even if that ship has long ago sailed, you can live vicariously through The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages, at the Granville Island Stage. Continue reading:
Rock of Ages Hits Vancouver’s Granville Island Stage

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!)

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