Live dangerously—10 shows to take a chance on at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival

Photo of Naomi Vogt from Big Sister by Matt Reznek

The annual Vancouver Fringe Festival runs Sept. 6-16. As usual, there are hundreds of shows at several different venues, most on Granville Island but with a few exceptions.

There are way too many shows to go through individually, so we’ve selected a few based solely on the fact that the people behind the shows sent us emails about their work and, in some cases, images.

So be warned: this is an entirely unscientific (and uncritical) selection. Find out more about the Fringe including showtimes for the pieces listed below at vancouverfringe.com. Click on show title links for tickets.

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Live dangerously—10 shows to take a chance on at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival

Marketing and Branding Smarts From Virgin Group’s Former Global Head of Online – Free Ticket Giveaway!

If you’ve ever wished you had marketing and branding smarts from Richard Branson’s Virgin executive team whispered in your ear, listen up.

London-based Alex Hunter – who served as Virgin Group’s Global Head of Online (overseeing the Virgin brand’s global digital strategy as well as Sir Richard Branson’s personal digital strategy), and who was part of the founding team of the award-winning US Airline Virgin America – will be in Vancouver on September 11th giving a morning talk at The Playhouse Theatre.

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Marketing and Branding Smarts From Virgin Group’s Former Global Head of Online – Free Ticket Giveaway!

Pedal, Stretch and Run Into Autumn – September 2018 Vancouver Wellness Events

Photo Credit: RBC Gran Fondo

Anyone else wondering how it’s already almost September? I definitely am! Here’s my roundup of some great ways to keep active and well in Vancouver. There’s something for everyone, so be sure to check these great events out!

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Pedal, Stretch and Run Into Autumn – September 2018 Vancouver Wellness Events

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Here it is – the last weekend of August! It looks like we’ll be getting some much needed showers, so get out and enjoy the refreshing summer rain with a 5K run in a park, a festival on nearby Bowen Island, a walk along the waterfront to the Bird Expo, or watch the skies at the beach and then stroll through one of Vancouver’s many neighbourhoods.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA to live-score kung-fu classic as part of this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival

Kid Koala.

The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival has announced the appearance of RZA of iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan at this year’s event.

On Oct. 9, RZA will perform a live-score to Lau Kar-leung’s The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Other live-music events include the Oct. 5 and 6 performances of Kid Koala’s Satellite Turntable Orchestra.

See more below.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA to live-score kung-fu classic as part of this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver Flip-Out brings new, vintage games to the Roundhouse for three days of pinball action

Brooklyn-based artist/model Antoinette Johnson is one of the guests at this year’s pinball extravaganza Vancouver Flip-Out.

An early look at a Deadpool machine, vintage wood-rail machines, and special guest pinball wizards are a few of the highlights of this year’s Vancouver Pinball Expo.

The Expo also includes a tournament. Vancouver Flip-Out is the largest pinball tournament in Canada and the only Canadian event in the Stern Pro-Circuit, a series of 20 high-level pinball tournaments.

But you don’t have to be a pinball wizard to knock yourself out at the Expo. Players of all ages and skill levels can try their reflexes on 100+ free-play games at the Flip-Out, which is being held Sept 6-9 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). Food trucks and a beer garden will also be part of the weekend. Read more below.

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Vancouver Flip-Out brings new, vintage games to the Roundhouse for three days of pinball action

This weekend, outdoor parties in Railtown and East Vancouver

Jen Severtson performs as Peach Pyramid at the Cultch Aug. 26.

Looking for a party this weekend—maybe something outside?

If so, you have a couple of different options: an electronica freakout, and an afternoon aimed at families.

On Sat., Aug. 25, the Monstercat Compound Block Party will fill the sky over Railtown with bouncy electro-dance tunes. And the next day, Aug. 26, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre hosts an outdoor/indoor party with Brasstronaut, Peach Pyramid and Mark Mills.

Let’s take a look at the two parties, shall we.

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This weekend, outdoor parties in Railtown and East Vancouver