Gastown Cabaret Presents March Magic, March 14

With St. Patrick’s Day and the start of Spring coming down the pipe, the magic is very much alive in March! Get ready to add even more excitement to this magnificent month with Gastown Cabaret.

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Gastown Cabaret Presents March Magic, March 14

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 7: Oyster Loyalty

Photo: Narcity

Photo: Narcity

Hey Vancouver! I’m Britanny, and I’ve been calling Vancouver home for a just couple of short months. After what I’ve been told was one of the gloomier Vancouver Octobers, I can confidently say I’m here to stay. It was absolutely tolerable. In fact, I loved every fresh, rain-smelling minute. I’ve come to realize a whole lot of things about this city since arriving, many of them seafood related, of course!

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A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 7: Oyster Loyalty

Denim Vest: A Sweaty Queer Dance Party for the People, Oct. 1

Denim Vest: Femme Edition / Image by Tiare Lani Kela Jung

Denim Vest: Femme Edition / Image by Tiare Lani Kela Jung

By Casey Stepaniuk

When I first heard about Denim Vest, I was ridiculously excited; I mean, what doesn’t sound awesome about a self-described sweaty queer dance party? It turns out it’s one of those events that’s even better than it sounds.

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Denim Vest: A Sweaty Queer Dance Party for the People, Oct. 1

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 2 – Job Dropping

Photo: fineartamerica.com

Photo: fineartamerica.com

Hello Vancouver! My name is Britanny, and I’m a Vancouver newbie. I’m from Canmore, Alberta, I went to university in Calgary, after that I moved to Montreal, and now I’ve landed here in Vancouver. Though I’m a fresh Vancouverite, I’ve already come to adore this city and I’m proud that I now get to call it home. Follow me and my column, New-B, as I get to know Vancouver and, inevitably, fall in love with it.

Throughout my travels I’ve come across a whole lot of people who just can’t wait to tell me what they do for a living. By this I do not mean they are so passionate that they just want to share. What I mean is that they want to rattle off their verbal resumes to seem impressive in social situations whenever possible. Continue reading:
A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 2 – Job Dropping

Discovering Vancouver’s Trivia Scene

Photo Credit: o5com

Photo Credit: o5com

“This plant, whose name is derived from the Latin word for ‘milk’ is known for its milk-like juice and edible leaves. What is it?”

Know the answer?  I’ll give you a second.

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Discovering Vancouver’s Trivia Scene

Discovering Vancouver’s Karaoke Scene

Hip Hop Karaoke Photo Credit: Mark Gutknecht

Hip Hop Karaoke Photo Credit: Mark Gutknecht

Sooner or later, everyone— even the most reserved of us— is overrun with the compulsion to go to a bar, pick up a microphone, and rattle the eardrums of a room full of strangers. I’m talking, of course, about karaoke.

I was struck by this urge not long after my September move to Vancouver. One might expect that after embarrassing myself with a rendition of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend in Beijing, China (a story for another time), I might never take the stage again. But as I settled into my new life on Canada’s West Coast, my vocal chords once again began to hunger for a decibel range unacceptable for anywhere but a karaoke night. Tom Taylor’s inner rock star, to the chagrin of everybody in a one hundred kilometer radius, was getting antsy. And so began my exploration of Vancouver’s thriving karaoke scene.

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Discovering Vancouver’s Karaoke Scene

5 Reasons You Should Go to a Burlesque Show in Vancouver

Burlesque in Vancouver

Image courtesy of Dance Photographer – Brendan Lally | Flickr.com

Burlesque in Vancouver has recently surged in popularity, with weekly shows and monthly extravaganzas put on by world-famous performers. To top it all off, there’s even an annual International Burlesque Festival (in May) that brings performers from all over the world to shake their ta-tas in our beautiful city.

So, what’s the draw? Why are hundreds of Vancouverites flocking to the weekly and monthly burlesque shows that are taking place in venues across the city? Simple. Burlesque is fun, flirty, sexy, and a little geeky all at the same time. It’s different from simply seeing a stripper, and it is an entertaining and empowering scene that is thriving in Vancouver.

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5 Reasons You Should Go to a Burlesque Show in Vancouver