Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Announces 40th Edition Festival Lineup

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) celebrates its 40th edition with a vibrant festival program that includes more than 110 feature films, 77 shorts, and 20 events. All films will be presented in-cinema, in strict compliance with provincial COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and select titles will be available for streaming across the province and Canada-wide on the festival’s online streaming platform, VIFF Connect.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Announces 40th Edition Festival Lineup

Vancouver Aquarium Welcomes Visitors Back with Favourite Exhibits and New Features

Vancouver Aquarium Reopening Event; Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

When the beloved Vancouver Aquarium closed its doors in September 2020, the whole city was heartbroken. The news that the Aquarium has been saved and is now open again is very exciting, both for locals and visitors to Vancouver.

Fortunately, the best of the Vancouver Aquarium is returning, along with some new features that will educate and fill you with wonder about the vibrant marine life found in the world’s oceans.

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Vancouver Aquarium Welcomes Visitors Back with Favourite Exhibits and New Features

Vancouver Biennale Presents: Voxel Bridge, the Biggest Blockchain-Based Augmented Reality Experience

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With Voxel Bridge, the Vancouver Biennale takes Contemporary Art to the epicenter of blockchain innovation. The underside of the south end of Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge is being transformed by artist Jessica Angel into a 19,000 square feet (1,765 square metres) public art installation that comes to life as the biggest blockchain-based augmented reality experience of its kind.

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Vancouver Biennale Presents: Voxel Bridge, the Biggest Blockchain-Based Augmented Reality Experience

Music on Main Presents: Summer Pop-Up Concerts with Music on Main

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Music on Main is thrilled to gather in-person for music in the park at their Summer Pop-Up Concerts series.

As the world starts to re-open, now is the chance for audiences to listen together once again to beautiful music. And why not connect in shared musical moments with your favourite Vancouver artists in Mount Pleasant Park? Join us for a variety of top-flight musicians and soul-stirring repertoire that invites you to simply listen. Bring a blanket or chair to Mount Pleasant Park and escape the hustle and bustle with some beautiful music.

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Music on Main Presents: Summer Pop-Up Concerts with Music on Main

The 6th Annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

Karima Essa. Photo: Monsoon Festival

The South Asian Arts Society announced the dates and program schedule for the sixth annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts, online from August 1 – 31.

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The 6th Annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

33rd Annual Queer Film Festival

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Out On Screen announced today the program for the 33rd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), taking place virtually this summer from Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 22. Tickets and Passes are available online at www.queerfilmfestival.ca.

VQFF will be presented online in a video-on-demand (VOD) format, with a few small in-person events. Most films will be available throughout the 11-day celebration, with all content available to stream across British Columbia. The Festival will continue to follow the guidance of Public Health in order to offer audiences a COVID-safe viewing experience of the best independent queer cinema, along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, and a few fun surprises.

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33rd Annual Queer Film Festival

Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

Emily Molloy. Photo: Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre (VIM) are pleased to present the 2021 Music in the Courtyard series this summer from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, September 5. Performances for the second edition of this series will take place outdoor in the courtyard at The Firehall Arts Centre Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm, with the exception of the concert on Sunday, August 1st, which is scheduled for 7:00pm.

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Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard