Sword-fighting, burlesque and local celebs in Game of Thrones Live

The cast of Game of Thrones Live.

Going through Games of Thrones withdrawal? Disappointed over the last season, but still hankering for some dragon-y Westeros action?

On June 14 and 15, the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) brings back Oakland, California’s variety vaudeville troupe Tourettes Without Regrets with a revamped version of its notorious and popular Game of Thrones burlesque. Game of Thrones Live: Fire & Ice, Ice Baby! features dozens of characters played by underground vaudeville and burlesque performers from the award-winning Tourettes Without Regrets as well as local Vancouver stars. According to Rio Theatre owner Corinne Lea, “This year is going to be off the hook!” A huge Night King battle, choreographed by a pro film fight choreographer, is planned, she says. “Plus Burns the Dragon has gone all out and created an incredible costume! This show is really a labour of love for the entire cast so they are going all out for the grand finale!”

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Sword-fighting, burlesque and local celebs in Game of Thrones Live

Carly Rae kicks off her Canadian tour this summer in Vancouver; tickets on sale tomorrow

Hometown heroine Carly Rae Jepsen kicks off Canadian tour dates in support of her new album in Vancouver Aug. 28 and 29. Markus & Koala photo.

Hometown (by way of Mission BC) heroine Carly Rae Jepsen kicks off her Canadian tour in Vancouver with shows at the Commodore Ballroom Aug. 28 & 29.

The pop singer behind the multiplatinum smash “Call Me Maybe” is touring behind her latest album, Dedicated. Tickets to the shows go on sale to the general public Friday, May 30.

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Carly Rae kicks off her Canadian tour this summer in Vancouver; tickets on sale tomorrow

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in June

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this June? We’re glad you asked!

Along with ongoing shows like Matilda the Musical and Cake, there’s the return of the hit Straight Jacket Winter as part of a theatre festival, a stage memoir of a punk rock/BDSM life lived, and a family drama set in South Africa. See below for more info.

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in June

Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Returns with Two Beloved Musicals

L-R: Image of Sheryl Wheaton as Rosie, Lori Zondag as Tanya and Caitriona Murphy as Donna in Mamma Mia! with Adam Charles as Jack, Caleb Lagayan as Race and Graeme Kitagawa as Mush in Disney’s Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott

A Vancouver summer tradition is fast approaching once again: ever-popular Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS).

In the heart of Stanley Park, audiences have been gathering at Malkin Bowl for 79 years in order to experience TUTS’ spirited musical theatre productions. This year’s season promises to be full of exuberance, talent, and fabulous singing and dancing.

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Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Returns with Two Beloved Musicals

Six concerts to see in June in Vancouver

Graftician (aka Roxanne Nesbitt).

It’s a big month for local music fans, as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 21-July 1) gets underway. Meanwhile, there are lots of other shows happening, including a 20th anniversary tour for a classic Americana album, a sort-of comeback by a British chanteuse who’s collaborated with Eminem, and a local singer/songwriter with a penchant for exciting visuals. Here are six concerts to check out in Vancouver in June.

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Six concerts to see in June in Vancouver

The Chan Centre and Early Music Vancouver Announce Exciting 2019/20 Line-ups

Sydney – January 22, 2017: A scene from Huff, showing at the 2017 Sydney Festival (photo by Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival). At the Chan Centre October 30, 2019

Concert venues and arts organizations in the city are now unveiling their 2019/20 season programs. It promises to be another fabulous year for music, theatre, dance, and fine arts in the city.

Mark your calendars for the following performances:

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The Chan Centre and Early Music Vancouver Announce Exciting 2019/20 Line-ups

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Launches Global Puppetry Exhibition

String puppets. By unknown makers (Sinhalese). MOA Collection: Eh149, Eh147, Eh164, Eh144, Eh142. Photo by Alina Ilyasova, courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Although puppets seem like simple creations, they have a rich and complex history across a variety of cultural traditions.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is presenting a new exhibition that offers a fascinating and comprehensive look at the world of puppetry, including the art and its theatrical experience.

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Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Launches Global Puppetry Exhibition