Indigenous Summer Stage in Downtown Vancouver

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The Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver Civic Theatres, and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival are hosting the Indigenous Summer Stage at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza) on June 24th. The free and lively outdoor stage will feature Indigenous artists spanning multiple genres and nations.

Indigenous Summer Stage in Downtown Vancouver

Indigenous Summer Stage in Downtown Vancouver

Hosted by Elaine Bomberry the lineup includes Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) at 4:30pm; Zach Saunders at 5:05pm; Eden Fine Day at 5:40pm; Caitlin Goulet at 6:10pm; Norine Braun at 6:40pm; and Murray Porter at 7:10pm.

The Talking Stick Festival is known as the premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America. From June 12 to July 3, 2022. Performances are a mix of Full Circle-produced events and partnerships with other notable local performing arts organizations. Other events inlucde:

View the Talking Stick Festival event calendar online for more!

Beyond King Tut in Vancouver Giveaway

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Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience is coming to Vancouver in October, and we’ll be the first Canadian city to host the highly anticipated exhibition! Developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

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Beyond King Tut in Vancouver

  • When: October, 2022
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place)
  • Tickets: Available online now
    • Tickets are timed and dated, and advance purchase is strongly encouraged with sellouts expected. Prices start at $31.99 for adults and $23.99 for children ages 5-15 (plus ticketing fees). Package rates for families, seniors (on Tuesdays) and groups are available, as well as VIP Tickets, which include a flex ticket for entry, merchandise and entry to the award-winning “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” VR companion experience voiced by Hugh Bonneville.

National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut will take visitors on a time-traveling journey flooded with sight, sound and intrigue through the world of King Tut—the boy who reigned as pharaoh of Egypt more than 3,000 years ago—and the discovery of his tomb and treasures in 1922.

The discovery of the intact tomb of King Tut captured the imagination of the world, and the mysteries surrounding the tomb still resonate today. Drawing from the storied archives of the National Geographic Society, the exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery made possible with state-of-the-art projection mapping to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before.

Beyond King Tut is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and Immersive Experiences. Paquin Entertainment Group’s exhibition portfolio includes the acclaimed Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet exhibitions that have attracted more than 3 million visitors around the world.

The North American debut of the award-winning virtual reality experience “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” will be presented alongside Beyond King Tut as an optional add-on experience. Created by immersive cinematic storytelling company CityLights and voiced by lauded English actor Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), the groundbreaking experience whisks guests through a photorealistic version of King Tut’s tomb and all its treasures, just as archeologist Howard Carter and his financier Lord Carnarvon found it when they first peered inside in 1922.

In addition to the premiere of Beyond King Tut, National Geographic is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in November 2022 with content including a documentary and a National Geographic magazine feature.

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Beer by the Pier Supports Family Services of the North Shore Programs

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This Saturday Family Services of the North Shore (“FSNS”) is excited to once again host Beer by the Pier, welcoming friends and neighbours to come together to sip, snack, mingle, and most importantly, raise funds to support those in the community that need access to critical mental health services. 

Featuring local craft breweries, delicious wine, amazing food, a silent auction, and live music, funds raised at the event will support vulnerable children and youth on the North Shore struggling with their mental health.

Beer by the Pier Team
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Beer by the Pier Supports Family Services of the North Shore Programs

Our business loves everything about Beer by the Pier and the ways we were able to align our business objectives while helping our community.”  Oliver Webbe, CEO, Presenting Sponsor Darwin Properties Ltd.

Beer by the Pier is raising funds for FSNS’s Child and Youth Programs which include their Thrive Family Programs, PROUD2BE LGBTQ2S+ support, Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program, and Child & Youth Counselling.

If you weren’t able to get a ticket to the event you can still support the cause through the online auction, which is now open, and donations are also accepted.

Family Services of the North Shore is committed to making a deep and lasting impact, with the vision of a healthy community where everyone can live full and meaningful lives. They fulfill this through counselling, support, education, and volunteer engagement opportunities. Their programs and services include: 

  • LGBTQ2S+ counselling, groups, and support for children and youth, parents and caregivers through PROUD2BE 
  • Counselling for all ages and stages of life with our caring, experienced therapists 
  • Resources and support for eating disorders and disordered eating through Jessie’s Legacy 
  • Free drop-in programs for parents and caregivers with children 0-6 years through Thrive Family Programs 
  • Regular connection, resources, and grief support for family caregivers and seniors through Seniors and Caregivers Connect 
  • Holiday gift baskets, grocery support, and connection through the Christmas Bureau 

For more information, visit the Family Services of the North Shore website and follow the Beer by the Pier Instagram account for event updates.

Miss604 is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Free Outdoor Movies in Downtown Vancouver

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A few summers ago, John and I were walking back from a sporting event at BC Place at dusk. The city was buzzing with activity and we came across the free outdoor movies in Downtown Vancouver. Folks were seated at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square with their food truck fare enjoying the film surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city at night. It was a really cool scene that made me appreciate where I live.

Thanks to the Downtown Vancouver BIA, you can experience summer movie nights in the city every Thursday from mid-July to mid-August.

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Photo courtesy of the Downtown Vancouver BIA

Free Outdoor Movies in Downtown Vancouver

  • When:  Every Thursday from July 7 – August 18, 2022
    • Activations start at 4:00pm each night, with the film screenings starting at sundown
  • Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)
  • Admission: Free!

“The return of Summer Movie Nights marks the beginning of an exciting event-filled summer,” says Nolan Marshall III, President & CEO of the DVBIA. “Our Placemaking and Public Spaces team is committed to creating vibrant and inclusive events and activations that will enhance the downtown core and its community. We have welcomed thousands of movie-hungry visitors to the square in previous years, and we expect to exceed those numbers this year.” 

Activations include hula-hooping, mini-golf, stilt walkers, drum circles, choirs, and more. Thursday, July 28 will feature a special pride take-over by Van Vogue Jam with drag performances, go-go dancers, and music by DJ Black Cat from Toronto. Food trucks will be on-site every week, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating. 

Film Schedule – Every Thursday

  • July 7, 2022 Mean Girls 
  • July 14, 2022 Jumanji (1995)
  • July 21, 2022 Spiderman: No Way Home 
  • July 28, 2022 (PRIDE) Moulin Rouge 
  • August 4, 2022 Space Jam (1996
  • August 11, 2022 Jurassic Park (1993) 
  • August 18, 2022 (Audience Vote Night) – Dune or Godzilla vs. Kong 

Follow the Summer Movies Nights Instagram account for updates.

Related: Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park 2022

The Jessie Awards 2021-2022 Celebrating Vancouver Theatre

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The Jessie Awards (The Jessies) will take place June 27th, celebrating the very best of Vancouver theatre from the 2021-2022 season.

The Jessie Awards 2021-2022 Celebrating Vancouver Theatre

The Jessie Awards 2021-2022

  • When: Monday, June 27th at 7:00pm
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Tickets: Join the mailing list to get access to the Zoom link

The Jessie Richardson Award Society is a non-profit charitable organization that exists to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre community by producing the annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. The society was formed in 1997, and took over the production of the Awards Ceremony from the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, who had presented it since its beginning in the 1982-83 season.

Nominees

  • You can view the full list of nominees online here. They include, but are not limited to:

Large Budget Division

  • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING DRAMATIC ROLE
    • Craig Erickson Wakey, Wakey Pacific Theatre
    • Genevieve Fleming Clean/Espejos Neworld Theatre
    • Alexandra Lainfiesta Clean/Espejos Neworld Theatre
    • Sarah Roa Mary’s Wedding Firehall Arts Centre
    • Ensemble Cast ‘da Kink in my Hair Arts Club Theatre Company
  • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING COMEDIC ROLE
    • Sam Bob White Noise Savage Society & Firehall Arts Centre
    • Columpa Bobb White Noise Savage Society & Firehall Arts Centre
    • Farren Timoteo Made in Italy Arts Club Theatre Company
    • Ensemble Cast A Broadway Holiday Gateway Theatre
    • Ensemble Cast Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol Arts Club Theatre Company
  • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION – PLAY
    • Clean/Espejos Neworld Theatre
    • Made in Italy Arts Club Theatre Company
    • Wakey, Wakey Pacific Theatre
  • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION – MUSICAL
    • ‘da Kink in my Hair Arts Club Theatre Company
    • Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol Arts Club Theatre Company

Small Budget Division

  • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING DRAMATIC OR COMEDIC ROLE
    • Aaron Craven Snowflake Mitch and Murray Productions
    • Pippa Mackie Juliet: A Revenge Comedy Monster Theatre
    • Emma Slipp Bunny The Search Party
    • Elizabeth Thai we the same Ruby Slippers Theatre
    • Ensemble (Ivy Charles, Melissa Oei, Tracy Jennissen) Beautiful Man Pi Theatre
  • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORT DRAMATIC OR COMEDIC ROLE
    • Ghazal Azarbad Bunny The Search Party
    • Natasha Burnett Snowflake Mitch and Murray Productions
    • Nathan Kay Bunny The Search Party
    • Richard Meen Beautiful Man Pi Theatre
    • Carly Pokoradi Juliet: A Revenge Comedy Monster Theatre
  • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION – PLAY
    • Beautiful Man Pi Theatre
    • Bunny The Search Party
    • Juliet: A Revenge Comedy Monster Theatre
    • Snowflake Mitch and Murray Productions
    • we the same Ruby Slippers Theatre

Theatre for Young Audiences

  • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
  • Samantha Levy Le merveilleux voyage d’Inès de l’Ouest Théâtre la Seizième
  • Melissa Oei Like It or Not Green Thumb Theatre
  • Matheus Severo Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls Carousel Theatre for Young People
  • Rae Takei Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls Carousel Theatre for Young People Ensemble (Anis Pellin & Isabelle Bartkowiak) Clementine – A (True) Story Kleine Compagnie Theatre Society
  • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
    • Clementine – A (True) Story Kleine Compagnie Theatre Society
    • Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls Carousel Theatre for Young People
    • Le merveilleux voyage d’Inès de l’Ouest Théâtre la Seizième

The Society has previously announced that the awards will be on pause after this event and will be on hiatus until further notice. Find full details about the awards on the Jessies website and follow the society on Facebook for updates.

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