Vancouver TheatreSports Celebrates its Maiden Improv Voyage

If you love cruise ship vacations or are just dying to go on your first sea voyage, you’ll want to test your sea legs on Vancouver TheatreSports’ inaugural “comedy cruise ship.”

For one night only, the hilarious crew at VTS will be recreating the antics, rituals, and fun of a cruise ship environment in an immersive and interactive comedy night.

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Vancouver TheatreSports Celebrates its Maiden Improv Voyage

ECCW Ballroom Brawl is Back and Ready to Rumble this Weekend at the Commodore

Image from ECCW | Facebook.com

For some reason, watching two (or more!) people beat each other up has long been a popular form of entertainment. Since the days of Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock (before he was a famous movie star) and now with a re-emerging popularity – perhaps, in part thanks to Glow on Netflix, wrestling is making a comeback.

You don’t need to tell the stars from the ECCW that. Otherwise known as the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling, the ECCW is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere indie wrestling federation – and it’s coming to the Commodore Ballroom this weekend. Yes, you read the correctly, a wrestling match in a ballroom! Get ready for one riotous night out!

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ECCW Ballroom Brawl is Back and Ready to Rumble this Weekend at the Commodore

Catch the Guo Pei Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery Before It Closes

Guo Pei, One Thousand and Two Nights, 2010, silk cloak embroidered with metal thread and silk-
and 24-karat-gold-spun thread and adorned with silk bows and fox fur, Photo: Courtesy of SCAD


The final dates for two ground-breaking exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery are fast approaching. If you have a penchant for breathtaking, over-the-top fashion, and/or multidisciplinary Indigenous art, head to the Gallery as soon as you can.

As well, new, exciting exhibitions are slated to open in their place, giving you plenty to look forward to at the Gallery this year.

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Catch the Guo Pei Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery Before It Closes

There’s Still Time to Experience Canyon Lights in North Vancouver

Sourced from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park website

Christmas may be over, but you can keep the magic of the holidays alive by catching holiday displays around town that are still ongoing. The VanDusen Festival of Lights runs until January 6, 2019, as does Holiday Heights at Bloedel. Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum goes until January 4, 2019, and Bright Nights in Stanley Park doesn’t close until January 5, 2019. The inaugural Aurora Winter Festival wraps up December 30, 2019, Glow Gardens in Langley ends January 5, 2019, and Grouse Mountain’s The Peak of Christmas is on until January 6, 2019.

In short, there are still many festive things to do in the city. Most particularly, there’s a month left to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Canyon Lights (on until January 27, 2019) and experience its magic.

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There’s Still Time to Experience Canyon Lights in North Vancouver

What’s happening in theatre in Vancouver in January

Here comes 2019, like two seniors in a car. Image from The Full Light of Day.

What’s going on in theatre in January? We’re glad you asked. Actually, it’s probably the last thing on your mind in the post-Christmas haze.

Still, what better way to bring in the New Year than with some theatre? Below we have choices ranging from a big-deal world premiere to a New Zeland production to a Joni Mitchell feelings-fest. Find out more below.

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What’s happening in theatre in Vancouver in January

A Tale of Real Estate Corruption and Family Turmoil Presented at the Vancouver Playhouse

Photo Credit: Don Lee

After the happy flurry of holiday activities, January can feel like an impending quiet time. The solution: plan to take advantage of one of the city’s top-notch arts and culture events.

Coming early next year is the world premiere of The Full Light of Day, a technological marvel that melds film and theatre in order to tell a story of one family’s corruption, despair, and ultimate redemption.

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A Tale of Real Estate Corruption and Family Turmoil Presented at the Vancouver Playhouse

East Van Panto Delights in a Satirical Holiday Laughathon

Photo Credit: Emily Cooper

Have you ever seen a play that left you giggling for days after, to the extent that family and friends think that you must be possessed by the devil of silliness? Has a production ever made such an impression on you that you burst out laughing every time Rachel Notley’s face is on the news?

If not, you’re in luck because the East Van Panto’s latest production, Wizard of Oz, is sheer ludicrous, satirical merriment.

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East Van Panto Delights in a Satirical Holiday Laughathon