Live Nation has announced that British synthpop artist Charli XCX will perform at Venue Nightclub--with guests Kitten--on Friday, August 30, in support of True Romance.
Armed with dark and catchy pop songs and a growing legion of fans, Charli XCX (stage name of Charlotte Aitchison) is a sensation-in-the-making, with singles like "Stay Away'" and "Nuclear Seasons" creating buzz both on and off-line.
Tickets for the 19+show are priced at $15 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10 a.m. on the TicketWeb website.
Live Nation has announced that American folk-rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom--with guest Joshua Radin--on Sunday, September 22.
On Nathanson's latest album, Last of the Great Pretenders, the artist creates a cinematic atmosphere with songs such as the first single "Mission Bells".
Radin is a word-of-mouth success story whose big break occurred when a friend handed a demo featuring his first composition, "Winter", to a TV producer for the sitcom Scrubs. His songs have since been heard over on various TV shows, commercials, and films.
The 31st annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards—also known as the Jessies—takes place at the Commodore Ballroom (888 Granville Street) on Monday (June 24) at 6:45 p.m.
“The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society is proud to honour and celebrate achievements in Vancouver professional theatre,” Meredith Elliott, president of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, stated in a news release. “We are privileged to have such an accomplished community of artists, each year creating an exciting and eclectic body of work for Vancouver audiences to enjoy.”
The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has announced that on August 24 and 25 they will host two days of festivities in celebration of Stanley Park's 125th anniversary.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson said in a press release that "Stanley Park is a place of remarkable significance to Vancouver's past, present, and future. It was recently ranked again as one of the world's most stunning urban parks. This summer's Celebrate! Stanley Park festivities will showcase the Park's best ecological, cultural, and historical attributes, with a special focus on First Nations experiences and stories."
Live Nation has announced that Amercian singer-songwriter Sam Beam (aka Iron and Wine) will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday, November 3, in support of his fifth studio alum, Ghost on Ghost.
For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records, 2007's The Shepherd's Dog and 2011's Kiss Each Other Clean. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.
Tickets for the show are priced at $38.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.
The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present the return of Best of Hot Docs, a weekend of documentary screenings at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) from Friday to Sunday (June 21 to 23).
Live Nation has announced that Canadian singer-songwriter Matthew Good will perform an all-ages show--with guests Gentlemen Husbands--at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, November 28, in support of his upcoming 13th studio album, Arrows of Desire.
Formerly the lead singer of alternative rock group the Matthew Good Band, the multi-instrumentalist has pursued a solo career since 2002.
Tickets for the show are priced at $29.50, $39.50, $55.00 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website. VIP packages exclusive to Canadian tour dates go on sale on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m.
Goethe Satellite Vancouver in cooperation with Dance Troupe Practice, Windsor House School, Public Dreams, and Revised Projects presented the Unlearning Weekenders. This series of workshops led by Catherine Grau and Zoë Kreye invite the public to cocreate new rituals as a way to challenge invisible social structures, shake up hierarchies, and strengthen community bonds—in a sense, “unlearning” social concepts.
The Unlearning Weekenders series kicked off with the Dance + Movement Workshop on June 2 at Public Dreams, where the public was invited to explore movement, and the connections between body, mind, and shared movement. A Prop + Costume Building Workshop followed on June 8 and 9, where attendees could help assemble props and costumes for the procession.
Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver presents the 24th annual Festival d’Été Francophone de Vancouver, a francophone music, arts, and culture festival from June 13 to 21. This year, the gala event will kick off the festival with performances by Zachary Richard and Kevin Parent on the Air Canada Stage (West 7th Avenue between Granville Street and Fir Street) on Saturday (June 15) at 7 p.m.
Live Nation has announced that Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist KT Tunstall will perform at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 17, in support of her latest album, Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon.
Tunstall's fifth studio album straddles either end of 2012, the year her world was rocked following the death of her father and split from her musician husband.