Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

There are no shortage of epic performances this weekend in Vancouver. Want to sing along with some of Queen’s greatest hits? No problem. Prefer to be transported back in time to the Anglo-Saxon and Germanic tribes of the Northern Europe? We’ve got you covered. Out for a laugh, or just want to dance your socks off? You can do that too! All this and more at some of this weekend’s upcoming events.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Summer 2020 BC Parks Reservations Open Soon

Group of people having a campfire

Photo credit: Mike Erskine on Unsplash

It’s still winter outside, but summer camping season will be here before you know it. In 2019 over 3 million people camped at a BC Park. If you want to camp this year, now’s the time to start planning and making reservations.

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Summer 2020 BC Parks Reservations Open Soon

Cinematheque’s Best of the Decade kicks off today

Haven’t seen Toni Erdmann yet? Check out the 2016 German-Austrian comedy as part of Cinematheque’s Best of the Decade film series.

Can you name your 10 favourite films from the last decade? Cinematheque programmers Jim Sinclair and Shaun Inouye have picked theirs, and the theatre is screening them from now until Feb. 17.

Among the selections, perhaps the biggest surprise is David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, an 18-hour epic that aired in 2017 in hour-long episodes on Showtime. Other titles you might recognize, or perhaps have never heard of—and that’s exactly what lists like these (and the Cinematheque’s programming) is for.

See the selections below (click on titles to view trailers). And no, Avengers: Endgame did not make the cut.

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Cinematheque’s Best of the Decade kicks off today

All Male-Ballerina Troupe Set to Twirl Again in Vancouver

La Vivandiere​ by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Photo by Sascha Vaughn.

In these often serious times, a bit of levity can be extremely welcome. While art has the earnest potential to uplift and inspire, it can also poke fun at itself, revealing a playful and intentionally ludicrous side.

The return of “the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company” for a one-night performance will treat audience in Vancouver to plenty of hilarity and impressive en pointe technique.

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All Male-Ballerina Troupe Set to Twirl Again in Vancouver

5 fun runs and races in Vancouver to sign up for this Winter/Spring

Photo: Vancouver Running Company

If your New Year’s resolution had something to do with trying to run a bit more, you’re in luck – Vancouver has a huge running culture and it seems like there’s always something going on to keep you motivated.

Whether you’re into trail running, road running, or just walking a little quicker than usual, these races are some of the top events happening this Winter/Spring season to get you eased back into the running mode after a few too many turkey/tofurkey dinners.

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5 fun runs and races in Vancouver to sign up for this Winter/Spring

Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival

By Rachel Rosenberg

Coming up, bundle up with a warm scarf and tuque before heading out for The Smash Comedy Fest. Produced by the Nasty Women Comedy troupe, this is the festival’s second year and it lasts for three days from January 23-25. The various events highlight “Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers”. It sounds like it will be delightfully funny and will feature “feminist-forward comedy from an elite squad of sketch, improv and stand-up comedians…writing and improv workshops, dance parties and killer drag performances”. This is a burgeoning festival that should not be missed.

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Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival

Filming in Vancouver: Charmed, The Good Doctor, Supergirl, When Time Got Louder, and more

Michelle Monaghan stars in Every Breath You Take

A belated happy new year to all!

Yes, we’re back in action for 2020—as is Vancouver’s screen scene.

After all the seasonal festivities and whatnot, more productions are getting back on set this week.

We’ve got a list of them, as well as a Canadian dramatic feature that starts shooting later this week.

So if you’re game, take a look at this quick rundown of what’s happening this week on the streets of Vancouver this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Charmed, The Good Doctor, Supergirl, When Time Got Louder, and more