What’s on Weekend – August 30 – September 1, 2012

Holy cow! Summer is almost over! How did that happen?
What are you going to for your Long Weekend? Here’s some ideas

Ongoing Activities:
– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism.  Meanwhile the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation.  Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer.  Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with the last week of the exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Arts Club Theatre’s Revue Stage wraps up this weekend on September 1st
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing

Thursday Aug 30
– the last weekend of the PNE wraps up with some great entertainment, check out Shawn Desman in the afternoon, Chad Brownlee is onstage in the evening and much more entertainment throughout the day.
– at the Biltmore Cabaret, Alela Diane is onstage with Case Studies
M. Ward is at the Commodore Ballroom
– L.E.D Bar #FFWDWKND has Ken Loi performing
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90?s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub

Friday Aug 31
– shifting from Deer Lake Park to the Orpheum Theatre, Gotye takes the stage.
– at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre a very different show as Jane’s Addiction performs
– The Fair at the PNE’s Family Fun Series welcomes Les Noces Gitanes in the afternoon then Canadian Rockers Trooper take over for Summer Night Concerts
Socielle Local Love at Ginger 62 is a special birthday night for host Ruby with tunes by Johnny Omega and Nestor Delano
– Celebrities’ Stereotypes Friday has DJ set by Sharam
Oasis Ultra Lounge has Symone’s Dressing on The Side followed by DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Fag Friday

Saturday Sept 1
– PNE Family Fun in the afternoon is up n coming pop band R5 while the evening has retro rockers Prism wrapping up the Summer Nights Concert
Night Beats is playing at Biltmore Cabaret
B You Saturday at Celebrities presents Stephen Grondin
– Five-Sixty welcomes power vocalist Wynter Gordon to Glitter with DJ Adam Dreaddy
– Junction Pub welcomes Carlotta Gurl for her Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous Saturday night show
Oasis is peachy keen with Peaches and DJs Kasha Kennedy & Kasey Riot
– late night head to Gorg-O-Mish for United:Labour Day with DJ Eddie Biaz from NYC with DJ Landon James opening up

Sunday Sept 2
– PNE wraps up the Family Fun Series with Princess Jubilation! A Musical Celebration for your little princess, the Summer Concert Series features Lifehouse
– singer/songwriter Missy Higgins performs at Commodore Ballroom
– Celebrities celebrates the long weekend with Netsky with Dynamite MC
Joan@TheJunc has the everyone’s fave diva Joan-E performing at The Junction

Monday Sept 3 – Labour Day
– The PNE closes for another year with the iconic Olivia Newton-John for the final Summer Nights Concert
– Brit piano band Keane is onstage at The Centre for Performing Arts In Vancouver

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What’s On Weekend – August 23 – 25, 2012

Ongoing Activities:
– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism.  Meanwhile the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation.  Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer.  Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with the last week of the exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Arts Club Theatre’s Revue Stage until September 1st and Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story is rocking and rolling the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until August 26th
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing

Thursday Aug 23
Vancouver Canadians are home at Nat Bailey for a weekend of baseball against Boise Hawks
– rock out at Venue with Winger (yes, that Winger) and guests Kick Axe
– L.E.D Bar #FFWDWKND has No_ID  performing but don’t forget your ID.
– PNE Summer Night Concerts welcome Our Lady Peace to the stage
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90’s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub

Friday Aug 24
– pack your gear and head up the Sea To Sky and get ready for Live At Squamish music festival getting underway for three great days of music in a beautiful setting.
– Rock icons Metallica will look to raise the roof at Rogers Arena for the first of two nights
– 80’s pop star Rick Springfield looks for Jessie’s Girl at the PNE
Socielle Local Love at Ginger 62 has Zak Santiago and Meesh
– Celebrities’ Stereotypes Friday has Adventure Club
Oasis Ultra Lounge has Symone’s Dressing on The Side followed by DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Fag Friday

Saturday Aug 25
Himilayan Bear + Bankrobber are at Biltmore Cabaret
Metallica rock Rogers Arena for the second night
– fantastic singer-songwriters Colbie Caillat and Gaving Degraw play together at the Summer Night Concert at PNE
– Junction Pub welcomes Carlotta Gurl for her Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous Saturday night show
BYOU Saturday at Celebrities welcomes Sultan and Ned Shepard
Oasis is peachy keen with Peaches and DJs Kasha Kennedy & Kasey Riot

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What’s On Weekend – August 16 – 18, 2012

Ongoing Activities:
– 
mountain biking, music and a whole lot of adrenaline is in order as the final weekend of Crankworx happens in Whistler 
world, classical and jazz music abound as MusicFest Vancouver wraps up its closing weekend all around the city
– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism.  Meanwhile Beat Nation showcases the Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, and the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation.  Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer.  Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with the last week of the exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Arts Club Theatre’s Revue Stage until September 1st and Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story is rocking and rolling the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until August 26th
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing

Thursday Aug 16
Vancouver Canadians take on Everett Aquasox on the first of a three game homestand at Nat Bailey
– Italian singer-songwriter/rapper Jovanotti is on the Commodore Ballroom stage
Polica plus guests take on the Biltmore Cabaret
– DJ/Producer Gareth Emery is spinning at Caprice
– – Chocolate Milk! Vancouver’s classic house and dance night is Thursday nights at Shine
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90?s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub

Friday Aug 17th
– it’s sold out but if you can get a ticket, The Beat Beach Ball looks to be a great time as K’naan, Shawn Desman, Raghav, Dirty Radio and Stef Lang hit the Commodore Ballroom.
– pop duo Teengirl Fantasy hit the Waldorf Hotel with Gatekeeper and Thunderhorse
– Portland’s mini orchestra Pink Martini are onstage at Orpheum Theatre as part of MusicFest
Wymond Miles is at Biltmore Cabaret
Socielle Local Love at Ginger 62 has DJ’s Harvard Law and Christian Alvarez
– Celebrities’ Stereotypes Friday has Lucky Date + Dank

Saturday Aug 18th
– the century old summertime tradition kicks off again as The Fair at the PNE gets underway.
– kicking off a great line-up of entertainment at the PNE on the WestJet Family Fun series of afternoon shows is the PNE Star Showdown amateur competition.
– in the evenings the PNE Summer Nights Concert Series gets underway with the legendary ladies of Heart
– Junction Pub welcomes Carlotta Gurl for her Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous Saturday night show

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What’s On Wednesday – August 9 – 11, 2012

Ongoing Activities:
– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism.  Meanwhile Beat Nation showcases the Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, and the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation.  Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer.  Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with the last week of the exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Arts Club Theatre’s Revue Stage until September 1st and Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story is rocking and rolling the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until August 26th
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing

Thursday Aug 9th
Dead Can Dance are at the Orpheum Theatre
– The ‘ska-mazing’ English Beat are at Rickshaw Theatre with Los Furios
The Rocking River Music Fest starts 3 days of music for country fans featuring headliners like; Aaron Pritchett, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Bachman, Blue Rodeo and George Canyon
– the final weekend of Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver brings arts, crafts and music to the North Shore
– pop over to Biltmore Cabaret for Ping Pong Club Night
Chocolate Milk! Vancouver’s classic house and dance night is Thursday nights at Shine
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90?s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub

Friday Aug 10th
– the legendary Bonnie Raitt is on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage
Whoopi Goldberg brings the laughter to River Rock Show Theatre
– it’s friday Socielle at Ginger 62 with Pleasurekraft and Tyler Johnson
– the fabulouse Symone glams up Oasis on Davie for some drag, dinner and Dressing On The Side followed this week by DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Fag.Friday
The hilarious Ryan & Amy how laughs it up at Five-Sixty for two nights benefiting Canadian Cancer Society
– this weeks Stereotypes at Celebrities it’s Funkagenda
East Van Social Club is at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday Aug 11th
Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest at Deer Lake Park is a full day of music with Indigo Girls, Jimmie Vaughn and Meshell Ndegeocello
– the Lululemon SeaWheeze Marathon is a new race around the Vancouver Seawall wrapping up with a free concert with Hey Ocean! at Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver Canadians start a 5 game home stand against Yakima Bears
– Whoopi Goldberg moves the laughs over to the Red Robinson Theatre in Boulevard Casino

What’s On Wednesday – July 26 – 28, 2012

Ongoing Activities:
– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism.  Meanwhile Beat Nation showcases the Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, and the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation.  Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer.  Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with their ongoing exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
get on your rollerskates for some camp good times at Xanadu at the Arts Club Theatre until August 4th. The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Revue Stage until September 1st and Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story is rocking and rolling the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until August 26th
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing

Thurs July 26th
Vancouver Canadians wrap up a long home stand against Eugene Emeralds
Price is Right Live with Jerry Springer moves on to Coquitlam’s Red Robinson Show Theatre at Boulevard Casino
– Fighting Chances Productions’ RENT is raising money for Friends For Life with tonight’s performance at Waterfront Theatre
Neon Trees are on stage at the Commodore Ballroom
– Steam Whistle Brewing, Georgia Straight & Solidarity Rocks presents the Unsigned Indie Music Series at Biltmore Cabaret
Chocolate Milk! Vancouver’s classic house and dance night is Thursday nights at Shine
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90?s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub

Fri July 27th
– at Ginger 62 it’s Friday Socielle
– the fabulouse Symone glams up Oasis on Davie for some drag, dinner and Dressing On The Side followed this week by the return of DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Fag.Friday in it’s new home.
– this weeks Stereotypes at Celebrities has Lazy Rich & Hershee.

Sat July 28thl
– get out an run with Vancouver Frontrunners’ Pride Run & Walk
Collective Soul is playing the River Rock Theatre Show Theatre
Beirut takes to the Orpheum Theatre’s stage
#BeYouSaturday at Celebrities brings out Cedric Gervais
– Junction Pub welcomes Carlotta Gurl for her Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous Saturday night show

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What’s On Wednesday – July 19 – 21, 2012

Ongoing Activities:
– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism.  Meanwhile Beat Nation showcases the Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, and the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation.  Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer.  Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with their ongoing exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
get on your rollerskates for some camp good times at Xanadu at the Arts Club Theatre until August 4th. The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Revue Stage until September 1st and Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story is rocking and rolling the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until August 26th
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing

Thursday July 19th
– at the River Rock Theatre is the site for The Price Is Right Live, hosted by Jerry Springer, wrapping up on Sunday
– head out to Mission for music from 6 continents and the 7 seas at the Mission Folk Music Festival, on until Sunday.
– The Neanderthal Arts Festival and The Tomorrow Collective present Brief Encounters, at The Cultch, an interdisciplinary performance series designed to fuse genres and push artistic boundaries
– The Vancouver Canadians start a 5 game homestand against Spokane Indians
Strung Out is at the Biltmore Cabaret
Chocolate Milk! Vancouver’s classic house and dance night is Thursday nights at Shine
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90?s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub

Friday July 20th
Richmond International and Media Arts Festival gets underway with a 3 day city-wide celebration of arts and culture through film, music and multimedia performances.
BC Lions celebrate Brent Johnson night as he’s honoured with the Ring Of Honour before they take on the Edmonton Eskimos
– The Biltmore Cabaret hosts an early show with The Spits onstage
Three Inches of Blood will have the music flowing at The Vogue Theatre
– hopefully the sun gods continue to reign as Florence & The Machine perform at Deer Lake Park (provided her vocal injury allows her to continue)
– watch for a haze in the air around the Commodore Ballroom as Snoop Dogg plays an early and late show.
– at Ginger 62 it’s Friday Socielle  with Tristan Garner
– the fabulouse Symone glams up Oasis on Davie for some drag, dinner and Dressing On The Side followed this week by the return of DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Fag.Friday in it’s new home.
– this weeks Stereotypes at Celebrities it’s Tristional

Saturday July 21st
– enjoy some summer fun on the 2nd Annual Van City Buzz Boat Cruise
– Vancouver Pride activities are starting off this weekend with the annual Picnic In The Park
Youth Lagoon are at Venue for an early show
– The legend Neil Diamond is at Rogers Arena
– another early show happening at The Biltmore welcomes King Tuff
The Coathangers (Atl, GA) and Pleasure Cruise are at The Waldorf along with Dead Ghosts
Los Furios with Easy Big Fella are at The Cobalt 917 Main Street
– Junction Pub welcomes Carlotta Gurl for her Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous Saturday night show

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Broadway Across Canada – Mary Poppins

20120717-233908.jpgChim Chim Cheree! Everyone’s favourite nanny stops by Vancouver this week, no not Supernanny but Mary Poppins. Broadway Across Canada‘s touring production of Disney’s Mary Poppins opened tonight and plays until Sunday July 22nd at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Adapted from the family favourite 1964 Disney movie, Mary Poppins features the same familiar score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Step In Time” plus new numbers, written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, specifically for the stage musical.
The movie and musical are based on the like-titled series of children’s books by P.L. Travers which tell the story of the Banks family who needs a new nanny for their children, Jane and Michael. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their problems, but in ways they’ve never imagined.
The touring show stars Rachel Wallace as Mary Poppins, Case Dillard as Bert, played on opening night by understudy Con O’Shea-Creal, Michael Dean Morgan as Mr. Banks and Elizabeth Broadhurst as Mrs. Banks. The real star of the show is the set, it was an amazingly creative way to show the whole Banks house, from basement to rooftops, opening up like a storybook to reveal the interior. The nearby park was a magical place that allowed the cast and audience to be swept away in the classic songs and story. For some numbers the large company filled the stage creating a much grander scale than the Queen E stage would appear to allow.
The entire company was very good vocally and the sound was well done, no opening night glitches except for some missed light cues. The addition of the new songs and changes to the story, kept the musical running smooth and flowing while simplifying some of the heavy special effect numbers from the movie. The changes also make the story new and keep it fresh for everyone, overall it’s a fun, nostalgic trip to Victorian London and our childhood memories of the original Super-calafragalisticexpialadoshus Nanny.
Mary Poppins runs until July 22nd at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, visit Broadway Across Canada for tickets.