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Vancouver Events Guide: check out the best things to do during your stay in Vancouver BC! Curated & crafted by the Victorian Hotel in Downtown Vancouver!

Colin Mochrie and friends

  • Friday, August 21 & Saturday, August 22
  • 7:30p.m. and 10p.m.
  • The Improv Centre on Granville Island

Canada’s best-known improviser, teams up with Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) players for four spirited shows on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2015.

Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyways?, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) was a player at Vancouver TheatreSports™ League for years alongside fellow alumni Ryan Stiles. He has continued to light up the stage and screen as one of Canada’s funniest comedians since. For this rare Vancouver appearance Colin will be spinning comedy gold with a handpicked cast of all-star improvisers.

Featuring all your favourite TheatreSports™ games and inspired by your suggestions, Colin Mochrie will be the comedy event of the year.

Proceeds from Colin Mochrie & Friends go to support the Colin Mochrie Sponsorship Fund and VTSL’s outreach programs.

Can’t come on August 21 or 22?

Colin is performing a special show the night before on August 20th – An Intimate Evening with Colin, which includes a catered pre-show reception by the Lazy Gourmet, a complimentary glass of bubbly, along with a post-performance Q&A with Colin himself.

Regular seats $70; VIP seats $80

An intimate evening with Colin Mochrie

  • Thursday, August 20
  • 7:30pm
  • The Improv Centre on Granville Island

    Legendary improviser, VTSL Alumnus, and all-round laugh genius Colin Mochrie returns to Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL), on August 20th for a very special performance – An Intimate Evening with Colin. In addition to a performance of pure comedy gold, the evening

    includes:

  • a catered pre-show reception by the Lazy Gourmet (see menu below)
  • a complimentary glass of celebratory bubble
  • a post-show Q & A with the improv master himself

    Colin will be joined onstage by some of the stars of the VTSL ensemble for an evening that is sure to tickle your funny bone. Proceeds from An Intimate Evening with Colin go to support the Colin Mochrie Sponsorship Fund and VTSL’s outreach programs.

    If you cannot attend on August 20th, don’t despair, Colin is performing four shows entitled Colin & Friends on August 21 & 22 – check them out.

    Tickets $125

Celebration of Lights 25th Anniversary Countdown Fireworks Shows

Dates: July 1 to 25, 2015
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
More details please go to: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com

Locations:
● July 1, 2015: Canada Place, Vancouver (Canada Day)
● July 2, 2015: Langley (location TBA)
● July 3, 2015: Queens Park, New Westminster
● July 4, 2015: Surrey (location TBA)
● July 5, 2015: North Vancouver (location TBA)
● July 6, 2015: New Westminster (location TBA)
● July 7, 2015: Burnaby (location TBA)
● July 8, 2015: Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam
● July 9, 2015: West Vancouver (location TBA)
● July 10, 2015: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
● July 11, 2015: Richmond (location TBA)
● July 12, 2015: Burnaby (location TBA)
● July 13, 2015: New Westminster City Hall, New Westminster
● July 14, 2015: Burrard Dry Dock Pier, North Vancouver
● July 15, 2015: Moody Park, New Westminster
● July 16, 2015: Langley (location TBA)
● July 17, 2015: Victoria Park, Coquitlam
● July 18, 2015: Port Moody City Hall, Port Moody
● July 19, 2015: Fusion Festival, Surrey
● July 20, 2015: Burnaby (location TBA)
● July 21, 2015: Richmond (location TBA)
● July 22, 2015: Port Coquitlam (location TBA)
● July 23, 2015: Langley (location TBA)
● July 24, 2015: Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam
● July 25, 2015: English Bay, Vancouver (first night of the 2015
Celebration of Light)

Celebration of Light 2015 Fireworks Festival

Dates: July 25, July 29 and August 1
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
Location: English Bay, Vancouver

Participating Countries:
● Saturday, July 25: China by Team Lidu
● Wednesday, July 29: Brazil by Group Vision Show
● Saturday, August 1: Canada by Archangel Fireworks

Improv After Dark at Vancouver TheatreSports League

Things heat up with Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Improv After Dark. This edgy show is 60 minutes of non-stop, fast-paced no-holds-barred comedy for grown-ups. Featuring a roster of all your favourite improvisers, and a fully-stocked bar, Improv After Dark is a great way to cap off your evening.

Please note: these shows are rated NC17 (you must be 17+ to attend). Persons aged 17 & 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reference: Images and Content by Darren from Vancouver TheatreSports League

Improv After Dark

Throne and Games at Vancouver TheatreSports League

Throne and Games is an elimination comedic improv format inspired by HBO’s wildly successful Game of Thrones and the book series it is based on, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

The Iron Throne of Games sits empty. Three improv families descend on the Throne, each family feeling it has a rightful claim. Throne and Games is an improvised parody filled with betrayal, death, eliminations, unlikely alliances, and above all, humour.

Laughter is coming…

Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm

Reference: Images and Content by Darren from Vancouver TheatreSports League

Throne and Games by Vancouver TheatreSports

 

Vancouver Events ListingFree Outdoor Movies at Stanley Park

Movies are shown every Tuesday night in July and August at Second Beach in Stanley Park. All movies start at dusk. Please come early for best lawn seating selection.

 Victorian Hotel

Car Free Day Vancouver

Westend (on Denman St from Georgia to Davie)
Saturday, June 20th
12 noon – 6pm

Main Street (Broadway to 30th)
Sunday, June 21st
12 noon – 7pm

Commercial Drive (The Drive from Venables to Grandview)
Sunday, June 21st
12 noon – 7pm

now in its 11th year, takes over three Vancouver neighbourhoods this weekend with events on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st. This annual multi-site arts and culture festival reclaims traffic thoroughfares as community-focused public spaces, engaging residents, artists, performers, artisans, nonprofits, and businesses.

 

National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver

  • Canada Place
  • Saturday, June 20th
  • 11am – 5pm

The event will provide opportunities for guest of all ages to engage with and learn more about Aboriginal culture and will feature a traditional Coast Salish welcome followed by a variety of performances and activities, including drum making, drumming and dance workshops, storytelling, carving and live music.

Art Gallery Walk South Granville

  • Gallery Row South Granville St
  • Saturday, June 20th

The special events organized for this one-day-only affair draw art enthusiasts and collectors alike out to admire works by seasoned masters and to discover emerging young talents.

Vancouver Events ListingVancouver Mini Maker Faire

PNE Showgrounds

  • Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th

www.makerfaire.ca

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is truly a collaborative and community-driven event. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

  • Sunday, June 7th at 1pm – 6pm

www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com

Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s Festival is now the biggest craft beer festival in Canada, with over 100 breweries and up to 400 beers to sample!

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Riley Park, Kitsilano

  • Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th

www.eatlocal.org/markets/kitsilano

Everything fresh, local and organic. Come and check out the Farmers Markets until Sunday June 7th.

International Summer Night Markets

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond

  • Friday 6pm to 11pm
  • Saturday 6pm to 11pm
  • Sunday 7pm to 10pm

The famous International Summer Night Markets are back on again for 2015! With a free shuttle bus from Bridgeport Skytrain Station, this market has over 60 Asian cuisine and 200 retail stands.

Vancouver Events ListingRichmond Night Markets

  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond BC
  • When: Fri & Sat 6pm to 11pm, Sun 7pm to 11pm
Check out the Richmond Night Market this summer! The famous Richmond Night Markets are back on again for 2015! With a free shuttle bus from Bridgeport Skytrain Station, this market has over 60 Asian cuisine and 200 retail stands.

Vancouver Events ListingPlayland

  • Where: PNE Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
  • When: Saturday, May 16th – All Day!
  • Price: Starting from $32.50
It’s Playland season again with ticket prices starting from $32.50. With over 30 rides and attractions you’ll have plenty to do and see including the new thrill ride ‘The Beast’.