Where can you see half-naked Stormtroopers this spring in Vancouver?

Star Wars Burlesque at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 23 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Star Wars Burlesque at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 23 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo.

A new Star Wars movie can only mean one thing. Well, actually, it can mean a lot of things.

But one of the side-products of The Force Awakens, the hugely successful 2015 addition to the Star Wars movie canon, is burlesque routines inspired by the adventures of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. And it looks like April is going to give fans plenty of opportunity to see half-naked Stormtroopers as both a local company and a U.S.-based troupe bring some raunch to the family-friendly franchise.

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Where can you see half-naked Stormtroopers this spring in Vancouver?

Amanda Palmer’s #ninjaTED Vancouver 2016 Edition

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Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, for #ninjaTED 2015, Mar. 18 2015. Kirk Chantraine photo for thesnipenews.com.

This year’s TED conference takes place in Vancouver Feb. 15-19. Tickets require a full written application and cost $8,500 a pop. But there’s a way you can enjoy some of what TED has to offer without breaking the bank.

Singer/songwriter/author Amanda Palmer is hosting her third annual #ninjaTED event. The Vancouver 2016 edition promises to, as the poster puts it, “entertain you once again with a bunch of random people.” Going by previous events, lucky ticket-holders for the Feb. 17 event could be in for a treat.

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Amanda Palmer’s #ninjaTED Vancouver 2016 Edition

Dear Rouge, Mother Mother among headliners at this year’s SingItForward

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The annual SingItFwd charity event has announced the lineups for both nights.

Typically, the artists for the concerts – at the Vogue Theatre – aren’t announced until the day of the shows. But for this year’s, the final instalment, the names have been released early. And the roster is impressive.

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Dear Rouge, Mother Mother among headliners at this year’s SingItForward

Goose-bump-raising choral indie-rock from Vancouver’s Coastal Sound Youth Choir this Sunday night!

The Coastal Youth Sound Choir will perform as part of Indiekör at the Vogue Theatre Sunday night.

The Coastal Youth Sound Choir will perform as part of Indiekör at the Vogue Theatre Sunday night.

The rubber meets the road this Sunday when a youth choir takes on songs from popular pop and indie-rock bands at the Vogue Theatre.

The fourth annual Indiekör features an evening of music by acts such as Stars, Bon Iver, The New Pornographers, Patrick Watson, The Zombies, Florence and the Machine, as well as Vancouver artists Hey Ocean! and Dan Mangan, not to mention Canadian choral composer Imant Raminsh, and even classical heavy-hitters like Sergei Rachmaninoff and Claudio Monteverdi. The music will be performed by the Coastal Sound Youth Choir, which features 65 singers aged 14-22.

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Goose-bump-raising choral indie-rock from Vancouver’s Coastal Sound Youth Choir this Sunday night!

Is Dan Mangan’s new album the first great Vancouver record of 2015?

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith released Club Meds this week.

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith released Club Meds this week.

Is Club Meds the first great album out of Vancouver for 2015?

It certainly looks that way, as singer/songwriter Dan Mangan’s third full-length garners acclaim both here and oversees. So what makes Club Meds different from the singer/songwriter’s previous releases?

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Is Dan Mangan’s new album the first great Vancouver record of 2015?

Where to watch holiday movies in Vancouver

Vancity Theatre is showing The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Vancity Theatre is showing The Muppet Christmas Carol Dec. 21.

Vancouver movie theatres are opening up their screens once again this holiday season. This year’s crop of special Christmas-y type screenings include a selection of free movies at the Vogue Theatre, a tussle between Vancity and Scotiabank to lure in people who can’t get enough of It’s a Wonderful Life, and perhaps the most faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol ever attempted – by Muppets. But what we want to know is – who’s screening Bad Santa?

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Where to watch holiday movies in Vancouver

2014 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival announces guests

Perle Noire, from NYC, will be a special guest at this year's Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Photo courtesy VIBF.

Perle Noire, from NYC, will be a special guest at this year’s Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Photo courtesy VIBF.

The 9th Annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is heading our way, with guests ranging from the woman crowned Miss Nude Universe two years running in the 1970s to the current King of Burlesque.

The three-night event (May 1-3) features a different lineup of local and international burlesque talent, live music and variety artists each night.

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2014 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival announces guests