Mînowin mesmerizes with Indigenous dance in a multi-media setting

Mînowin is the latest interactive dance show from Dancers of Damelahamid. The Indigenous dance company is known for combining traditional West Coast dance with eye-popping staging, projections, and lighting.

Since premiering the piece in September as part of the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre’s inaugural year, the troupe has been touring Eastern Canada and Mexico. Now, they’re bringing it all back home for a run at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre Nov. 20-24. Find out more below.

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Mînowin mesmerizes with Indigenous dance in a multi-media setting

Irish coming-of-age film Metal Heart and five more to see at this year’s European Film Festival

A scene from the Irish film Metal Heart.

From Nov. 22-Dec. 2, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) presents its annual European Film Festival. Among the more than two dozen films, the selections include a ghost story from Malta, a political comedy from Croatia, and a coming-of-age story about two fraternal twins from Ireland. See more about these films and others below.

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Irish coming-of-age film Metal Heart and five more to see at this year’s European Film Festival

New Big Fun comedy festival breaks up the November blahs with laughs a-plenty

Jena Friedman.

Big Fun is a new week of comedy and drag. (The media release also promises music, art and food, though details are scarce). The inaugural event takes place Nov. 20-24 with over 15 events at various Vancouver venues.

Headliners include Eugene Mirman and Jena Friedman. Other performers include Trixie Mattel, Zack Fox, Puppyteeh, Claude von Stroke, Mixed Gems, and more. Special events include a “flipped script” show in which drag performers read the script for an episode of the TV series Friends. For more info, see below.

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New Big Fun comedy festival breaks up the November blahs with laughs a-plenty

True crime and dark tales from Canadian history part of this year’s Vancouver Podcast Festival

Folks from the Allusionist will be at this year’s Podcast Festival. Baranduin Briggs photo.

Podcast hosts from The Allusionist, Dark Poutine, Secret Life of Canada and more will be at this year’s Vancouver Podcast Festival, Nov. 7-10.

Along with performances, the second annual edition will feature classes. Do you dream of having your own podcast? Who doesn’t? Sign up now.

See below for more info on some of the folks coming to town with the festival.

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True crime and dark tales from Canadian history part of this year’s Vancouver Podcast Festival

Peter Pan, Pinocchio and pies—what’s happening in theatre in Vancouver in November

Rene Cervantes photo.

It’s an incredibly busy month in Vancouver’s theatre world. From Broadway hits (The Sound of Music, American Idiot, Waitress) to kids’ shows (Mary Jane Mosquito, Peter Pan) to experimental short plays (The Array: The Shape of the Universe), there’s a lot going on in local theatres. See below for a mostly complete listing. (Updated Nov 8 2019)

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Peter Pan, Pinocchio and pies—what’s happening in theatre in Vancouver in November

6 of the spookiest Vancouver-based ghost stories

haunted vancouver ghost stories

Image by Colton Sturgeon from Unsplash

Halloween is approaching faster than you can say BOO, so what better way to celebrate the spookiest season of all with a few reminders of Vancouver’s creepiest ghost stories.

There are actually quite a few haunted places in and around Vancouver that have a history of ghostly apparitions and odd, unexplainable sounds. Whether these stories are truthful or mere figments of imagination, we’ll never know…

Want more information than the snippets below? Check out the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour for a more involved experience ;)

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6 of the spookiest Vancouver-based ghost stories

Passion, sex, love and despair fuel Jacquie Somerville’s One Woman After Dark

“It’s a true story of intense passion, explosive sex, heartbreak, and the deepest unconditional love,” reads the media release about Jacquie Somerville’s story of falling in love with a younger man at the age of 46. The Vancouver-raised, Los Angeles-based author (My Fat Little Rule Book, My Scandalous Little Rule Book) brings her show One Woman After Dark home to the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St.) Nov. 2. Find out more below.

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Passion, sex, love and despair fuel Jacquie Somerville’s One Woman After Dark