Category Archives: Music

City Lights- Pangea Day

This is something I had thought about for ages and didn’t realize had actually been done. How awesome. Pangea Day is a four hour program of short films, live music, and visionary speakers. The event is broadcasted live from six nations worldwide, in seven languages, to millions of viewers all over the globe who experience it […]

City Lights-REM, Modest Mouse, & the National

Here we revisit one of the greatest gigs to have started off Summer ’08. Our Host Sarah Westwood talks to the crowds out at REM, Modest Mouse, and the National about their favourite band there and their opinion of the Vancouver music scene.  For the very first time, REM, Modest Mouse, and the National are […]

Seeing Eye to Eye

Ryan Lowe and City Lights are out at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown for the show, Seeing Eye to Eye, a charity event where all the proceeds go towards Operation Eyesight, an organization that focuses on eye health in the developing world. Seeing Eye to Eye is an evening full of our favourite things: […]

Burn The Floor

Shauna Baker and City Lights are out at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to watch the production, Burn The Floor, a phenomenal display of Ballroom dance that takes the energy of a rock show, the glamour of a Broadway show, mixes in a few hours of “So You Think You Can Dance” type TV shows to create […]

Rain- the Beatles Experience

Paul Anthony is infiltrating the River Rock Show Theatre in order to get close and personal with Rain, the first ever Beatles tribute band started in 1975, and still going. First however, Paul discovers more about the lore of the River Rock Show Theatre. Howard Blank of the River Rock Show Theatre, describes it as, […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2008

Shauna Baker, City Lights, and 300,000 people are out in the cold on a December 7th afternoon to participate in the holiday extravaganza that is the Rogers Santa Claus Parade.  2008 is the fifth year of the Santa Claus Parade, and spectators are lined up thick along the parade route, starting at Boughton and Georgia […]

Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Cara Yeates opens this clip by describing how the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, “showcases some of Canada’s most exciting theatre works.” This event is where the finest of contemporary English speaking theatre can be found: form bending, ground breaking acting and story telling, the best of this country together as one roving troupe.  “Vancouver has […]

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The TD International Jazz Festival in Gastown is one of Vancouver’s most anticipated yearly events. With 1800 performers, 400 concerts, and 40 different venues in 2008, all free, its easy to see why. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is one of the best of its kind, as quoted on the Coastal Jazz and Blues website, “If […]

Car Free Day- Main Street

Cara Yeates is on Main Street amidst crowds of thousands for its annual Car Free Day. Billy Collins, Event Co-ordinator, describes Car Free Day as, “a Vancouver wide event that originated from the Commercial Drive fest four years ago. The idea this year was the organizers of the Commercial Drive event decided to expand the […]

Kitsilano Showboat

Fun times are had at Showboat, a local tradition here in Vancouver since 1935 when a stage was put up along Cornwall Avenue and local performers, musicians, and actors could do their thing in front of an enthusiastic audience. The Showboat is a beautiful open-air amphitheatre with the ocean and mountains providing a natural backdrop. Throughout the […]