FVDED Presents

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FVDED Presents, 2021’s version of the now iconic FVDED in the Park series, will be at the PNE Amphitheatre (and beyond) September 10-11, 2021.

FVDED Presents

Playing at three locations across Vancouver: the PNE Amphitheatre, Celebrities and Fortune Sound Club, FVDED Presents reimagines the FVDED festival into a celebration of music and culture as a number artists come together for this special series of events.

FVDED Presents

“We are extremely proud of the deep connection the fans have with this festival,” says Alvaro Prol, co-founder of Blueprint, who organizes the event along with partner Live Nation. “FVDED has become one of the most significant urban music festivals in Canada, drawing 50,000 fans each year. FVDED Presents is about connecting the artists, creatives and the music of FVDED with the fans in smaller festival experiences over two days.”

September 10, 2021
Alison Wonderland
Softest Hard
So Sus

September 11, 2021
Black Tiger Sex Machine
Trevor Daniel
Juelz b2b Tails
Eric Reprid
DJ Miko So


Tickets go on sale Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:00am. Those who had tickets for FVDED in the Park (at Holland Park in Surrey) can transfer 2021 tickets to 2022 and still receive the $50 Legends Pack to use onsite for 2022. Organizers will be offering full refunds to anyone that would like them, Front Gate will send a message to fans tomorrow/Tuesday with updated information. FVDED In The Park ticket holders will also have an option to use your tickets to attend the PNE events, otherwise each event will be sold separately.

SPUD Local and Organic Grocery Giveaway

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The other day when my SPUD Vancouver grocery order arrived I received an email receipt and I noticed in the bottom left it told me how far my organic products traveled to get to SPUD’s warehouse: it was 28km. The average distance that products are transported to a typical grocery store in Canada is 2502km. That made me feel pretty good, as did all the plant-based products inside my SPUD bin!

SPUD Local and Organic Grocery Giveaway

SPUD Local and Organic Grocery

It is estimated that we currently put almost 10 kcal of fossil fuel energy into our food system for every 1 kcal of energy we get from our food. Food grown closer to home is fresher, produces fewer transportation emissions, and supports local farmers. As the distance food travels decreases, so does the need for processing and refrigeration to reduce spoilage. Organic, local good is good for us, and good for the planet!

Here are some tips from SPUD that can help us make decisions that are good for the planet:

1. Buy organic

Organic products have less pesticides and they’re fresher, GMO-free, and better for the environment. Look for dairy products labeled ‘pasture raised’ or ‘100% grass fed’ and for pork, chicken or eggs with a ‘certified organic’ label. Swapping conventionally raised chicken breasts for organic chicken is a simple way to get started.  Check out the large variety of organic meats at SPUD.

2. Buy local

Local food reduces food miles—this helps to alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce air pollution, and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. Go support your local community and your environment!  Learn more about local, organic, and certified farmers that SPUD sources from and supports.

3. Opt for plant–based meals 

Minor changes like reducing meals with meat gradually, or having a meat-free day each week, can be simple (and effective!) options for doing your part. There are some great plant-based proteins such as quinoa, soy, seitan, walnut, and amaranth that can provide a rich source of protein and other nutrients without harming the environment. Check out the range of plant-based options they offer.

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Bard on the Beach Festival’s 32nd Season & Feature Film

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival‘s 2021 Season has online programming designed to engage both its existing Festival community and reach out to new audiences across Canada and beyond. The 2021 lineup is highlighted by a bold new venture for Western Canada’s biggest Shakespeare festival – the world premiere of a new play, Done/Undone, commissioned by Bard, produced as a feature film and available on demand on a state-of-the-art digital platform. 

Bard on the Beach
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Bard on the Beach Festival’s 32nd Season

The Festival’s 32nd Season, dubbed Press Play!, features the Shakespeare-themed film and artist Talkbacks, along with Bard Explored – livestreamed conversations with SFU’s Paul Budra and four of the world’s most celebrated Shakespeare scholars; a BC-focused wine-tasting event hosted by Artistic Director Christopher Gaze and Vancouver International Wine Festival Executive Director Harry Hertscheg, and A Shakesperience – a new film for students to be released in September. There is also a series of exclusive digital events programmed for Bard’s Members. 

  • Bard Explored –Simon Fraser University’s Paul Budra talks with some of the world’s leading literary scholars: Oxford University’s Emma Smith (This is Shakespeare, Pelican), actor and academic John “Ray” Proctor (Tulane University), Paul Yachnin (McGill University) and Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe). Livestreamed on Saturdays at 11:00am PT on August 7, September 11, September 25 and October 2. 
  • Wine Wednesday – hosted by Artistic Director Christopher Gaze and Vancouver International Wine Festival Executive Director Harry Hertscheg. Join them online to sip and savour a variety of BC wines, with special guests from the wine industry October 6. 
  • A Shakesperience – a new film, conceived and scripted by Bard Director of Education Mary Hartman and directed by Dean Paul Gibson. This lively, engaging introduction to Shakespeare will be available for free on-demand viewing beginning in September. More details released in August.
Bard on the Beach Festival’s 32nd Season Done UNdone
Photo caption: Charlie Gallant & Harveen Sandhu, Done/Undone (2021). Photo & Image Design – Emily Cooper

Feature Film

The season’s feature film, Done/Undone, was originally commissioned by Bard as a stage play. When the impact of the pandemic forced the Festival to transition to a digital 2021 season, playwright Kate Besworth and Bard’s artistic team transformed the production to become a feature film, shot in multiple spaces at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Directed by Vancouver theatre artist Arthi ChandraDone/Undone stars Charlie Gallant (Shakespeare in Love, 2019) and Harveen Sandhu (As You Like It, 2018). The two accomplished actors play a range of characters, including a pair of battling scholars, two cast-members in a Hamlet production, a theatre-going couple who are far apart on Shakespeare’s appeal –and the Bard himself (played by Sandhu).  

The film’s viewing platform, OVERTURE+, offers high-quality playback across all devices, as well as closed captioning in multiple languages to expand the film’s reach to diverse new audiences. 

Available on demand until September 30, 2021. Join members of the artistic team as they have conversations about the film’s themes and take attendees’ questions August 24 and September 21, 2021.

Follow Bard on the Beach on Facebook for their latest updates this season and beyond.

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival 2021 Giveaway

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The lineup for the Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival has been released and there are three ways to enjoy this experience September 2-5, 2021. Book your tickets for headliner shows, enjoy free outdoor performances, or stream online from home!

Fort Langley Jazz Festival 2021

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

  • When: September 2-5, 2021
  • Where: Chief Sepass Theatre, at the Fort Langley Community Hall, online
  • Tickets: Buy online now!

Ways to Watch

  • Live, in person, ticketed
    • To headliner shows at the Chief Sepass Theatre
  • Live, in person, free outdoor shows & activities
    • Outside the Fort Langley Community Hall on Saturday, September 4
  • Ticketed online streaming shows
    • From your home, your backyard, or anywhere you want to enjoy the joy of jazz
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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend August 13-15

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Visual arts, summer theatre, outdoor festivals, murals, installations, films and more! This weekend you can choose your own adventure around Metro Vancouver whether you’re staying in (to stream Vancouver Queer Film Festival programming) or going out (to view new Vancouver Mural Festival pieces). Miss604 is a sponsor of Summer at Burnaby Village and you can find this and more fun things to do around Metro Vancouver listed below.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Sunflowers

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, August 13, 2021
Sponsored by Miss604: Burnaby Village Museum
Glitter is Forever: Closing Party @ QAF 2021
Abbotsford’s Sun & Soil Concert Series
UNINTERRUPTED VR from a City Bridge
Pop-Up Concerts in Mount Pleasant Park
Yoga Fridays at the Farm
Repair Cafe West Vancouver
Instagram Live: Stolen Cultures
Shipyards Live Festival in North Van
Vancouver Mural Festival
Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story
Electric Company Theatre’s Magic Hour
Music in the Courtyard at the Firehall Arts Centre
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Carnaval del Sol Festival 2021
The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood
Gather: Stories in Nature by Shayna Jones and Cameron Peal
Summer Theatre Troupe: Youthless: It’s a bit Grimm
Summer Stages Performances in Burnaby
Squamish WIND Festival for the Arts
Second Annual Small File Media Festival
Vines Art Festival
Burrard Arts Foundation Together Again
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts 2021
Stanley Park Train
The Da Vinci Experience at Tsawwassen Mills
Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience

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