Swipe Right With Vancouver TheatreSports’ OK Tinder

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Anyone with a love-hate when it comes to online dating will appreciate Vancouver TheatreSports™ newest late-night show, OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.

Every Wednesday evening at 9:15 pm, between now and mid-September, catch the city’s best improv comedy crew, with the help of the audience of course, get real when it comes to the good, the bad, and the ugly of digital-dating.

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Swipe Right With Vancouver TheatreSports’ OK Tinder

Vancouver TheatreSports’ NEW Summer Show & Signature Cocktails

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Improv aficionado? Cocktail connoisseur? Here’s something fun to check out this summer. Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL) new show, The Big Picture – An Improvised Movie, is launching signature cocktails to enjoy in the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge beforehand, inspired by our favorite Hollywood flicks. Continue reading:
Vancouver TheatreSports’ NEW Summer Show & Signature Cocktails

Vancouver’s Weirdest Holiday Theatre Tradition Returns: Christmas Queen 2

Image from Vancouver TheatreSports League

Image from Vancouver TheatreSports League

Ho ho … ha? A new improv comedy show in Vancouver is promising to put an off-beat, off-kilter and laugh-out-loud funny spin on holiday theatre this Christmas season.

From the creative minds at Vancouver TheatreSports League comes Christmas Queen 2 – You Better Watch Out, on through Dec. 20 at the Improv Centre on Granville Island. This is the second incarnation of the Christmas Queen saga and has to rank among the weirdest, edgiest and most heartwarming holiday fare on offer in Vancouver this year.

The show is inspired by the venerable tradition of British pantomime or panto. This uniquely irreverent form of theatre is typically performed during the holidays and features plenty of characters in drag, lots of physical humour, plenty of ribald jokes and innuendo, some singing and, of course, a healthy dose of audience participation.   Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Weirdest Holiday Theatre Tradition Returns: Christmas Queen 2

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s TripImproviser has been extended until September 27

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Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) new summer show, TripImproviser, has been extended until September 27. Inspired by suggestions from the audience and TripAdvisor reviews, the new show parodies travel experiences. From city to jungle, bungee jumping to bird watching, the possibilities are endless because it’s completely improvised and totally unpredictable.

Each night, a host interviews audience members to ask where they’re from or to share memorable travel experiences. In addition, the host may search TripAdvisor for inspiration. VTSL’s Mainstage Ensemble re-enacts the action onstage through scenes, songs and montages.

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Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s TripImproviser has been extended until September 27

2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The following article was contributed by Krista Edwardson, Marketing Services Coordinator at Tourism Vancouver.

On October 6th the Mayor’s Arts Awards were held at the Caprice Night Club in the heart of the Granville entertainment district. It was a fitting location to celebrate the Arts with the buzz of the Vancouver International Film Festival filling the neon lit street. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists – from Literary to Culinary Arts, and Visual to Performing arts – as well as four unique awards for contributions to our community.

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2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Featured Vancouverite: Lima Al-Azzeh

Hometown: Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

How long have you been a Vancouverite? 15 years

Occupation:
I’m the Associate Editor for a Vancouver-based website called Suite101.com—it’s an information portal and a freelance writing site. My job is primarily communications based, lots of social media, and blogging (my favourite part). I also write for a few online publications including my blog I,Vancouverite, The Dependent, and The Vancouver Observer.

Favourite place in the city:
Gastown, from taking touristy photos with the steam clock as a kid to discovering its burgeoning boutique restaurant scene as an adult, I feel like I’ve grown up with Gastown and it’s grown up with me.

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Featured Vancouverite: Lima Al-Azzeh