It’s a nickname donned onto the city by our American counterparts due to the amount of filming done here annually, and it’s the place to be while The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) engulfs the city in a wave of indie movies. The VIFF came to a close last Friday and left the city with a lingering cultural feel.
If you’re cheap like me and looking for something free to do in Vancouver, good luck, chump! Just kidding. But seriously guys, Vancouver is expensive. Have you noticed that it costs like $30 to get into a bar these days? Just for you cheapies like me, I have provided a round-up of free or cheap events going on in Vancouver this fall and all year round.
I had a chance to enjoy one of the ninety shows that are taking place at The Vancouver Fringe Festival this year on Friday September 6th. The show’s title was Fractured, a play about a fictional school shooting that followed an open discussion format for the length of the 75 minute show. Nine kids, who played the part of witnesses to the school shooting, talked about their experience- interacting with both each other and the audience.
Well folks, the weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse and it seems we are heading into rainy season once again. Many may disagree, but as someone who was born and raised in Vancouver, I kind of love the rain. The smell of rain hitting the hot pavement, drinking tea while wearing slippers and watching the rain roll down the window, fuzzy socks. It’s great.
Vancouver Fashion Week is a much anticipated event that occurs twice a year to showcase Spring/Summer Collections and Fall/Winter Collections. I was one of the very few lucky individuals that received an all access media pass for the five day event held at the Chinese Cultural Centre.