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Penn and Teller at the River Rock

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 — 12:57pm PDT
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For over forty years Penn & Teller have defied labels by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. On Friday, September 27, they will bring their renowned show to the River Rock Casino Resort for one unforgettable performance.

Penn And Teller

Penn and Teller at the River Rock

When: September 27, 2019
Where: River Rock Casino 8811 River Rd, Richmond
Tickets: Available online starting Friday, May 24, 2019, with prices starting at $119.50 (plus service charges). Overnight packages also available.

With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV Specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to The Stephen Colbert Show, Modern Family to The Big Bang Theory, comedy’s most enduring team shows no sign of slowing down.

After an amazing eight wins as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their 18-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them the longest running and one of the most-beloved headline acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.

Currently, they host the hit series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for The CW Network, on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo’s hit Las Vegas stage show.

For more information follow the River Rock Casino on Twitter and Facebook for more show info.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

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Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Lynn Valley Days 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 — 12:37pm PDT
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It was over a hundred years ago, in 1912, that the Lynn Valley Day celebrations first took place. It became an annual event in 1972 and one that the Lynn Valley Lions are proud to continue.

Lynn Valley Days Maypole Dance

Lynn Valley Days 2019

Gala Evening
Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5:30pm to late
Lynn Valley Park (3590 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver)
Cocktails, chef stations, dessert bar, lounge furniture just to highlight a few AMAZING features of this year’s Gala 2019. Come in your best dress and enjoy a stylized evening in a beautifully decorated tent. Schmooze, mingle and dance the night away! Get your tickets today »

Festival Day
When: Saturday June 22, 2019
Where: Lynn Valley Field
Lynn Valley Days includes many family friendly activities such as a pancake breakfast from 8:15am to 9:45am, games, maypole dancing, face painters and live entertainment. Local community groups and businesses showcase their work in booths from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A beer garden is also open to those 19+ (with a $5 entrance fee).

Lynn Valley Days Parade

When: June 22, 2019, begins at 9:30am
Where: Begins at Mollie Nye Way
The Lynn Valley Parade is a long standing Lynn Valley tradition that marks the start of Lynn Valley Days. Follow the parade to Lynn Valley field, where there will be local exhibitors, rides, live music, hot food and more.

For more information follow the Lynn Valley Lions Club on Twitter and Facebook. Miss604 is a proud sponsor of Lynn Valley Days.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Nando’s Party Pack Giveaway from Nando’s on Davie and Howe

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 — 12:24pm PDT
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Win a Nando's Party Pack from Nando's on Davie and Howe

Nando’s on Davie and Howe, home of the legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, wants to fuel your summer picnic so they’ve partnered with me to offer up two Party Packs to give away.

A Nando’s Party Pack is perfect for 6 people (for your next game night, family meal, or picnic). The Party Pack includes 2 whole chickens, 3 Nando’s size sides (like PERi-PERi Fries, Macho Peas, Spiced Rice, and more) and garlic bread.

About Nando’s: Nando’s was hatched in South Africa in 1987 when Fernando Duarte invited his friend Robbie Brozin to a humble Portuguese eatery in the heart of Rosettenville, South Africa to try some mouth-watering PERi-PERi marinated and basted chicken. It wasn’t just the best chicken Robbie had ever tasted; it was love at first bite! The rest, as they say, is history.

Nando’s Party Pack Giveaway

I have two Party Packs to give away! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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The winners can pick up their gift certificates for Party Packs (value $65) at Nando’s at 828 Davie Street (at Howe) in Downtown Vancouver. I will draw both winners at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

UPDATE: The winners are Selina and CJ!

Parking on Granville Island: New System in Place June 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 — 10:07am PDT
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CMHC-Granville Island announced today that it is moving forward with a new parking system for Granville Island that will see all parking on the Island be free of charge in mornings and evenings, with pay parking in effect for all parking stalls during the busy midday period.


New Parking System On Granville Island

Every day beginning on June 1, the new parking system will be as follows:

  • Free Parking: 6:00pm to 11:00am
  • Pay Parking: 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Pricing:
    • $3/hour in summer (May 1 to September 30)
    • $2/hour in winter (October 1 to April 30)

Currently on Granville Island, some parking spots are free while others are pay. Under the new system all parking spaces will operate under the same pricing model, removing the incentive for drivers to circle the Island searching for a free spot.

“We are implementing this new system in order to improve parking availability, better manage demand, and improve the visitor experience,” says Sebastian Lippa, Manager of Planning & Development at CMHC-Granville Island. “We want to ensure that visitors who choose to travel to Granville Island by car can find a parking spot”.

Under the new system, drivers will be able to purchase parking time for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or in one-hour increments. And by using the Honk, EasyPark or PayByPhone app, drivers will be able to add time without having to return to their car.

Visitors are also encouraged to consider using other forms of transportation to travel to Granville Island such as walking, biking, riding on public transit or taking a ferry. A free bike valet service for cyclists is also being offered on Granville Island until Labour Day.

The new parking system was developed in consultation with Granville Island tenants, visitors and community stakeholders and is in line with the Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future report’s strategy of improving access to Granville Island.

For more information, follow Granville Island on Facebook and Twitter. To get to the Island my preferred way, follow False Creek Ferries for route info.

PNE Summer Concerts Lineup for 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 — 8:28am PDT
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Summer in Vancouver means a trip to the PNE with the family and no experience is complete without checking out the amazing entertainment lineup that the fair offers each year. This year is no exception with a roster of exciting PNE Summer Concerts announced this week.

PNE Summer Night Concerts

PNE Summer Concerts

The Summer Night Concerts, free with your Fair admission, will run nightly at 8:30pm in the PNE Amphitheatre.

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019: Blue Rodeo
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019: ZZ Top – 50th Anniversary Tour
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019: 98 Degrees
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Burton Cummings and Band
  • Thursday, August 22, 2019: Vince Neil the Legendary Voice of Mötley Crüe. Performing All The Mötley Crüe Hits
  • Friday, August 23, 2019: Smokey Robinson
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019: Now’s The Time Tour – Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019: STYX
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019: UB40 – For The Many – 40th Anniversary Tour
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Colin James
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019: I Love the 90s featuring VANILLA ICE, MONTELL JORDAN, BIZ MARKIE, ROB BASE
  • Friday, August 30, 2019: Hammer’s House Party – MC Hammer with Special Guest Bobby Brown
  • Saturday, August 31, 2019: Billy Idol
  • Sunday, September 1, 2019: The Beach Boys
  • Monday, September 2, 2019: TLC – 25th Anniversary Tour

Seating & Reserved Tickets

A minimum of 2,000-4,000 general admission tickets will be available FREE with admission, for each show, available both onsite at the PNE Amphitheatre Box Office at no cost and online (with a $3 service fee) on show days beginning at 11:00am. Reserved tickets start at $25 and will go on sale Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00am. Reserved seat tickets do not include Fair Gate admission.

Entertainment and Attractions

Experience Game Changers – the evolution of video games, Snap Happy: A Do-It-Your-Selfie Experience, and Dinosaur Stomp: A Roaring Adventure. In the newly reimagined Revel District, indulge your wild with an expanded food offering, mechanical bull riding, and live shows from strong woman Mama Lou, zany comedian Mike Wood, and Tuck Entertainment’s drag superstars.

The SuperDogs are back for a magical new show and the Knights of Valour live jousting show returns by popular demand. The Legend of Reveen continues with The Superconscious Experience, nightly at the Pacific Coliseum.

The Fair will run from Saturday August 17, until Monday September 2, 2019. Open 11:00am until late (weather permitting). Follow the Fair at the PNE on Facebook and Twitter for daily info.

Seven Tyrants Theatre Presents A Steady Rain: Win Tickets

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 — 2:22pm PDT
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Seven Tyrants Theatre, Vancouver’s Jessie Award-winning independent theatre company, concludes their first season in their new theatre space with a remount of last season’s award-winning production of A Steady Rain by Keith Huff, Directed by Bill Devine and starring Seven Tyrants co-founders Daniel Deorksen and David Thomas Newham with live music provided by Kurt Schindelka.

Seven Tyrants Theatre A Steady Rain

Seven Tyrants Theatre Presents A Steady Rain

Where: Tyrant Studios (1019 Seymour St, Vancouver)
When: May 23 to May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays
Tickets: Available online now for $29

A dark duologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A Steady Rain explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. The result is a harrowing journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes.

The play will be performed in Tyrant Studios, the rarely opened private rooms above the historic Penthouse Nightclub. Recently converted to a studio theatre, these upstairs rooms once hosted exclusive parties and performances by music legends like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr, and Frank Sinatra.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. Follow Seven Tyrants Theatre on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

UDPATE The winner is Serena!