Filming in Vancouver: Katie Holmes, Heather Graham, Robbie Amell, Ruby Rose, and more

Katie Holmes

In this week’s look at what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene, we’ve got two TV pilots starting up.

One is poised to become the first live-action superhero TV series featuring an openly gay character while the other delves into intrigue as a woman becomes fascinated by her boyfriend’s stalker.

Meanwhile, a new high-tech–inspired TV series gets underway and a horror feature film about a super creepy doll is finishing up over on Vancouver Island this week.

So for our rundown of who and what’s coming and going from the streets of Hollywood North, we’ll see you after the jump…

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Filming in Vancouver: Katie Holmes, Heather Graham, Robbie Amell, Ruby Rose, and more

Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Poly Queer Love Ballad

Image by Emily Cooper

By Rachel Rosenberg

Poly Queer Love Ballad will definitely resonate with romantics. A self-described “slam musical”, it sold out at Vancouver Fringe Festival last year before being snapped up by the Queer Arts Festival. Premiering March 5, the show’s narrative follows Nina and Gaby as their passionate coupledom develops.

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Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

No Need to Reign it In at the Pride Society’s Annual Unicorn Ball

By Kendell Yan

Winter blues got you feeling dull and washed out? Need a dose of fluttering flamboyance and shimmying shine to put that pep back in your step? Then on February 2nd, you’ve got to prance on down to the third annual Unicorn Ball, presented by the Vancouver Pride Society!

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No Need to Reign it In at the Pride Society’s Annual Unicorn Ball

Love and Legacy with Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Coming to Vancouver this January

By Rachel Rosenberg

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole is an award-winning singer and hula dancer, who has appeared on stage with her family since the age of three. Descended from seven generations of activists and artists, all of whom continue to inspire her, her love-infused performances utilize an incredible range that blends baritone chanting with Hawaiian-style falsetto. As a modern transgender Hawaiian, her spellbinding performances unify traditional Hawaiian culture with contemporary sensibilities. We spoke to Kaumakaiwa about what inspires, recharges, and excites her.

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Love and Legacy with Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Coming to Vancouver this January

Greenlandic Mask Dancing, Folk Music and Mythologies Meet at this PuSh Festival Performance

Image by Jeremy Mimnagh

By Rachel Rosenberg

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Evalyn Parry have created an enthralling multimedia dialogue that weaves folk music, storytelling, live video and uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing). After a sold-out Toronto run in 2018, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools, which is coming to the PuSh festival in January, explores the relationship between Canada’s North and South using personal stories, historical documents and traditional mythologies.

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Greenlandic Mask Dancing, Folk Music and Mythologies Meet at this PuSh Festival Performance

Locally Made, Body-Positive, Gender-Inclusive Undergarments: Get Them in Vancouver

Credit: Kay Ho Photography

By Kendell Yan

Feeling confident in your own skin can be an overwhelming challenge that marginalized bodies struggle with on a daily basis, especially when it’s so hard to find affordable clothing that fits well AND makes us feel good. Enter Tina Ozols, founder and sole producer of Oona Clothing in Vancouver’s Eastside, a company that aims to clothe all bodies with sustainability and affordability.

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Locally Made, Body-Positive, Gender-Inclusive Undergarments: Get Them in Vancouver

5 Beautiful Places to Get Married in Vancouver

Fun and beautiful places to get married are not scarce in Vancouver, so how do you decide–weighing not just the backdrop for photos, but the staff, options, food, and all the rest? One person who knows Vancouver’s locations inside and out is co-producer of the Union Wedding Show and long-time wedding planner, Cristie Rosling.

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5 Beautiful Places to Get Married in Vancouver