May 23 edition: What the PNE has in store

Plus: A hockey post-mortem and a swanky new cocktail bar

Hi there. Summer might still be a month away if you trust anything as official as a standardized Gregorian calendar, but it’s never too soon to start feeling the vibes. 

Summer is a state of mind. Drink that pina colada. Go for that swim. Stay up late listening to bops. We’ve all earned a little unwind time.

— V.
Associate Editor


PNE summer fair programming includes extreme pogo and dueling pianos

A view of the various food stalls lining the PNE summer fair

Get ready to gorge yourself silly on beaver tails, pet some farmyard animals, and bake in the August sun. The PNE has announced its summer fair entertainment, which includes some kid-friendly favourites (like Blue’s Dance Party), flashy spectacles (Remix Inferno - A Pyro Music Spectacular), and stunning drag (For the Love of Drag) in amongst the Summer Night Concerts and all the other good stuff you can only find at Vancouver’s long-running open-air fair.


Vancouver lost the series against the Oilers, but maybe Canucks fans also (finally) won

Canucks player Quinn Hughes skates on the ice during a game

As much as no one in the hockey world expected the Canucks to beat the Oilers, Vancouver fans did. Because this season, where the team wasn’t even projected to make the playoffs, was full-blown magical for the most part. So how could that magic not continue? Well, that’s where the disappointment comes in. But, Mike Usinger writes, perhaps there’s a silver lining: a good core team with plenty of room to grow.

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Mark Your Calendar: Authentic Flamenco makes its return to Vancouver

A female dancer in a white dress swoops two huge fringed fans

Four days of flamenco are coming to town. From July 11 to 14, renowned dancer Patricia Donn is bringing her Authentic Flamenco show to the York Theatre, promising vibrant costumes, traditional Spanish music, and an appreciation for the culturally crucial artform.

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Review: Charlotte Day Wilson took us where we wanted to go

Charlotte Day Wilson and her band stand on stage at the Vogue Theatre, bathed in red light

Canadian Charlottes are having a moment. French-Canadian chanteuse Charlotte Cardin swept the Junos; and Charlotte Day Wilson swept away Vancouver when she played at the Vogue Theatre last week. As she played keyboard and sax alongside haunting vocals, the theatre practically smouldered.


Get a sneak peek at Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s new bar, Prophecy

A ollection of drinks in different glasses, joined by a succlent in a skull-shaped planter

Vancouver’s newest cocktail bar opened last night. Prophecy takes over the old Prohibition spot beneath Rosewood Hotel Georgia, with an extensive cocktail program inspired by lore, stories, and anecdotes. Step into the gold-accented and velvet-draped space and think about what prophecy you’re most likely to fulfil.


Tap dancer Danny Nielsen is In Conversation with jazz piano. (May 23 to 24 @ Scotiabank Dance Centre)

Mixed media works meditate on grief and joy in Dream Threads. (May 23 to 26 @ Slice of Life Gallery)

A Life Sentence grapples with trauma and the heavy pursuit of justice. (May 23 to 26 @ Historic Theatre)

City Opera’s The Hafu Project explores the struggle for identity with Japanese, Swedish, and Canadian touchpoints. (May 25 to 26 @ Russian Hall)

Botanical landscape exhibition The Sun and the Soil uncovers what makes us bloom. (May 24 to June 29 @ Cityscape Community Art Space, North Vancouver)

Short king Drew Lynch brings his skewed stance on modern life. (May 25 @ Vogue Theatre)

Inaugural Ourofest celebrates 10 years of Ouro Collective with a four-day street dance extravaganza. (May 25 to 28 @ SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts)

Tour (and taste) Odd Society Spirits with a master distiller to learn how its libations get made. (May 26 @ Odd Society Spirits)

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our events listings.

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