Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival Marks A Decade of Provocative and Innovative Programming

Image from PROX:IMITY RE:MIX with MACHiNENOiSY (June 25-26, 2018)

For its tenth year, the Queer Arts Festival (QAF) will be a showcasing an array of multidisciplinary artists who offer complex, nuanced, and boundary-challenging work meant to incite conversation.

This year’s QAF will feature performance, panels, curated exhibitions, and parties that will be sure to engage attendees in new avenues of thought and artistic creation.

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Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival Marks A Decade of Provocative and Innovative Programming

Hit movie and Broadway musical Once opens next week

The Arts Club presents its production of the hit musical Once June 14-July 29.

The Arts Club’s version of Once, the surprise 2007 hit movie musical, opens next Thursday, June 14, at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St.).

Made for a mere €112,000, the indie feature went on to become a commercial success. The story of two struggling musicians in Dublin, it starred two musicians who had played together in a band called Swell Season. The result received the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, while the song “Falling Slowly” won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

In 2012, a musical based on the film went to Broadway. The production received 11 Tony Award nominations and won eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. The Arts Club’s production of Once runs until July 29. Read more below.

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Hit movie and Broadway musical Once opens next week

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park Releases Official Schedule for 2018

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Shake out your favourite outdoor blanket and start planning what to bring in your picnic basket because one of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer is coming back to Vancouver this July and August!

Every Tuesday night during the summer, free outdoor movies are screened in the picturesque setting of Stanley Park. Thousands of people flock to Ceperly Meadows (near second beach pool) to gather together, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy the experience of watching a classic movie under the stars on a four-story high inflatable screen.

The schedule for the 2018 outdoor movies in Stanley Park has just been released, and it’s full of family-friendly flicks, classic comedies, and more… Check out what’s in store for the 2018 summer season every Tuesday night from July 3rd – August 21st in the list below:

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Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park Releases Official Schedule for 2018

Cinematheque presents the premiere of acclaimed new Argentine film about European colonialism

A scene from Zama, the latest film from Argentine provocateur Lucrecia Martel. The acclaimed 2017 movie screens at The Cinematheque as part of a career retrospective.

The Cinematheque is presenting the Vancouver premiere of the first film in nearly a decade from the Argentine auteur behind the acclaimed 2008 thriller The Headless Woman.

Zama is the acclaimed latest film from Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel. To coincide with its Vancouver premiere of the 2017 movie, The Cinematheque presents I Feel You: The Films of Lucrecia Martel. The mid-career retrospective features four films from what cinematheque.ca calls “the Argentine auteur’s fiercely-original, highly-sensorial body of work.”

Screenings run June 1-10 at the downtown rep theatre, with opening night featuring a screening of Zama. UBC Film Studies lecturer Dr. Christine Evans will introduce the film. Find out more about the films below.

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Cinematheque presents the premiere of acclaimed new Argentine film about European colonialism

Feel The Rush with a Sea-To-Sky Exotic Driving Experience

This summer, imagine driving up the Sea-to-Sky Highway, experiencing the scenic coastlines and unparalleled beauty of land, sea and mountains. Now imagine that drive with an exotic supercar. It’s a recipe for an unforgettable car driving experience!

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Feel The Rush with a Sea-To-Sky Exotic Driving Experience

Raise your spirits with the final Good Noise Gospel Choir concert of the season

Looking for a spiritual good time? Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its season finale, Jazz Meets Gospel, June 2. The Choir presents two concerts, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral.

Filled with uplifting jazz and gospel numbers, Jazz Meets Gospel features songs made famous by legendary performers like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone and more.

Find out more about the Choir, the shows and guests below.

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Raise your spirits with the final Good Noise Gospel Choir concert of the season

Morgan Freeman Voices Vancouver’s Public Transit Announcements

Have you ever wished Morgan Freeman’s deep and soothing voice could narrate your life? We are one step closer to making that a reality. For a limited time, Morgan Freeman will be the voice of TransLink, making public service announcements at select Metro Vancouver SkyTrain and bus stations.

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Morgan Freeman Voices Vancouver’s Public Transit Announcements