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

Twenty One Pilots With Guests Robert Delong and Sirah at Venue, Nov. 4 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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About twenty one pilots: The duo that is twenty one pilots – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun – has earned widespread applause for their energetic live sets and distinctive fusion of piano-driven schizoid pop and lyrical uplift. No strangers to the road, Twenty One Pilots has built a fervent national following via their electrifying live performances at innumerable headline shows and tours. The band made its Fueled By Ramen debut with a new EP titled Three Songs released Summer 2012 and was followed by a full-length album titled Vessel available now.
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Twenty One Pilots With Guests Robert Delong and Sirah at Venue, Nov. 4 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Stimulate Your Senses this Saturday at Hawkers Market

Hawkers Market Vancouver

Image courtesy of Hawkers Market

The fourth ever Hawkers Market in Vancouver is being held this Saturday, September 28th at 870 East Cordova. What is Hawkers Market? Local food and loud music. Delicious drinks and drunken dancing…

Created just a few months ago, The Hawkers Market is a monthly recurring “underground” food marketplace that takes place at East Van Studios to support local food entrepreneurs.

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Stimulate Your Senses this Saturday at Hawkers Market

Matt Nathanson with Guest Joshua Radin at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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About Matt Nathanson:
On his latest album, Last of the Great Pretenders acclaimed artist, Matt Nathanson has succeeded in creating a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing. Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill The Lights,” “Kinks Shirt,” “Sunday New York Times” and first single “Mission Bells” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.

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Matt Nathanson with Guest Joshua Radin at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Hanni El Khatib at the Electric Owl, Sept. 22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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When Hanni El Khatib started out, he was just a skater kid playing the world’s worst guitar and singing by himself. Inspired by a long line of determined do-it-for-themselves musicians winding back through punk and psychedelia to rock ‘n’ roll and early r&b and finally the first scratchy years of the blues, he’d record song after bare-bones song—in between day jobs and night life—just because he had things he wanted to sing about. Then in 2010 from a chance meeting, up-and-coming indie label Innovative Leisure recognized that there was something huge hiding in those little songs. And so El Khatib made his official full-power soul ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll debut (on vinyl too) in 2010.

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Hanni El Khatib at the Electric Owl, Sept. 22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Unleash your Inner Picasso at Vancouver’s Raw Canvas Art Lounge

photo: briefed.ca

photo: briefed.ca

Wine, cheese and paintbrushes?

That’s the premise behind an unconventional resto-lounge in Vancouver’s historic Yaletown warehouse district. Pleasing both palette and palate, Raw Canvas offers diners an opportunity to eat, drink and make art.

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Unleash your Inner Picasso at Vancouver’s Raw Canvas Art Lounge

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium

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The following article was contributed by Tourism Vancouver staffer Andrew Budreski

Last week’s After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium was the first of its kind.  This sold-out event allowed for 500 visitors to come to the aquarium between 6-10pm, and experience the exhibits at night, without the crowds.  Almost every exhibit was open for viewing, including the 4d theatre.  This 19+ licensed event also provided a unique opportunity for experiencing the aquarium in an adults-only atmosphere.  The event was such a success that another After Hours event is already planned for June 27th, 2012. Continue reading:
After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium