Smart Saver Vancouver

Are you a fan of arts and culture? Then is here your chance to enjoy Vancouver’s arts scene and save some money at the same time!

The Cultch, an innovative arts and cultural hub, offers great deals closing out their season. You can visit the show “The History of the World Based on Banalities” at York Theatre until May 5th. It is a story about a boy who looks back on his mother’s life and discovers small and seemingly meaningless banalities that tie them together. Best part of it: if you are between 13 and 26 years old, you pay only $5 for your ticket! Just type in the promo code WORLD online and you receive the discount. Check the other shows out as well, but be fast. “World Without Us” and “The Explanation” are only playing until April 29th.

A must-see for all art fans is of course the Vancouver Art Gallery. Best time to visit the gallery is Tuesday night between 5 and 9pm. In these hours, you can save a lot of money, because the ticket is sold by donation. Current exhibitions are “Bombhead”, “Living, Building, Thinking: art and expressionism” and ‘Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg”. Next time it rains on a Tuesday night, you will know what to do.

IMG-20180412-WA0023But what if the sun is shining and you do not want to spend your time inside? Luckily, Vancouver offers many opportunities to explore art in the street. Just keep your eyes open and take a look into small side streets, surprises are waiting for you around every corner. Here are my top street art places that I have discovered so far. I would suggest you to take a walk around the building of the company “Hootsuite” in the Mount Pleasant area. Next to the colourful house itself, you can find some beautiful paintings there. You can spot another popular photo location at Burrard and West 4thin Kitsilano. In July 2017, the artists Steve and Sandy Pell were asked to create an interactive public art piece that inspires values like connectedness, positivity and freedom. It worked out! Many people have already posed in front of the huge gold and black wings. #KitsWings has already been used 1,500 times on Instagram. It is really impressive, you should definitely check it out.

Last but not least, you will find a very colourful area around the corner Davie and Bute Street in West End. There are colourful crosswalks and beautiful wall paintings all around. What a pretty place!

I hope you can now enjoy arts without spending (much) money in Vancouver. See you tomorrow at The Lamplighter!

– Kerstin

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Join us this Saturday, July 13 in the Khatsahlano Music + Arts Festival!

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12 stages, more than 50 concerts, 10 blocks of music, food stands, local artisans, street performers and much more … and it’s FREE! The plan is the next one:

Firstly, meet in The 340 (Downtown) to drink something. It’s only $10,50 a jug of beer! After a couple of hours we will go to Kitsiliano, to see  the festival and enjoy the concerts. We have the opportunity to watch some of the best Canadians groups! Take a look to the main artists!

THE PACK A.D.

 

BASSTRONAUD

 

GOLD & YOUTH

 

I already told you that it’s FREE? I don’t know if you already have plans for the weekend but this is definitely better!

– WHEN: Saturday, July 13

– WHERE: The 340, 340 Cambie Street MAP

 

See you there!!!

Clara.

 

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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Save Vancouver

Ok, all the people know, Vancouver is an expensive city. But with our “Smart Saver” guide, you can take notes about our little tips to keep your budget safe.

We have prepared for you a cultural issue… not all in Vancouver is only beautiful landscapes… this city has a wide range of museums and arts galleries. So, today: Admission by donation to the Vancouver Art Gallery! It’s not free but almost free.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the most important art centers in the city, in fact, the largest gallery in Western Canada. Not enough important? Well, maybe you don’t know that the territory of Western Canada is more than twice as large as the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal combined. A spacious lawn area surrounds it, and is a meeting point at the same time. There, take place a lot of gatherings like flash mobs, the Zombie-Walk and the Critical Mass.

There are a lot of exhibition to see, however, there is one that you have to visit before leave Vancouver: “Art SpiegelmanCO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps”. Art Spiegelman is the author of probably, the most famous comic nowadays:  MAUS, the history about a Holocaust survivor. This book was the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. Sounds amazing, not? You can visit it until June 9, 2013.

  • WHEN: every Tuesday, from 5 pm to 9 pm.
  • WHERE: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, MAP.

Enjoy!

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

It’s such a beautiful day!

OMG! It isn’t supposed that Vancouver is a raining city? Today the sun is shining more than ever and the rest of the weekend will get better, as we can see at the weather forecast.

Impossible to stay at home, not? Well, start to preparing your shorts and sunglasses because we have a lot of plans for you!

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

Do you like burlesque? I think Vancouverites love it, judging by the strange customs that the people use to wear during a typical Monday at 14:00 in the middle of Grandville St.

The burlesque, a kind of cabaret or variety show, nowadays, has emerged from the pubs in the suburbs to become a very famous fashion due to celebrities like Dita Von Teese. If you would like to attend it, you can buy the tickets in the following link.

  • When: May 2-4, 2013
  • Where: Depends on the day. Check the website for more info (click on 2013 schedule).

Visit the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG)

If a large number of semi-naked woman are too much for you, here you have a more relaxing plan: visit one of the most important art galleries in Vancouver. The CAG it’s a free space with international recognition, which advocates for news talents and the public access to art. One of the most awesome exhibitions is As It Comes for the Canadian artist Raymond Boisjoly. The title of this exhibition is the title of the one of his pieces too, which appears at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station as you can see at the picture below.

  • When: Tuesday to Sunday 12 – 6 pm, FREE.
  • Where: 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia MAP.

Take advantage! It’s such a beautiful day!

Kisses,

Clara.

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The Culture is waiting for you in Banff !

Hey INTERNEX People in Banff! You thought we forgot you? Not at all! We have some good news for you! As from August 19 to August 30, one of Banff’s most popular yearly events, the Summer Arts Festival takes place.

“Over 160 events featuring visual arts, dance, music, opera, readings, film screenings, art walks and more take place over the course of the festival.”

Friday, August 20

Saturday, August 21

Sunday, August 22

For more information and to get the all program, click here to go on the official website.

-Nathalie


Toronto Jazz Festival – June 25 to July 4

Just a reminder that the Toronto Jazz Festival is coming up!

Late June signals not only the start of summer, but also the arrival of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it takes over the city for 10 incredible days. Local clubs, restaurants, venues and even a church or two will be playing host, creating a festival network that includes over 40 participating stages all over the city. Now, that is a lot of jazz! We don’t forget about you guys in Toronto, and really want you to experience a great Canadian event – make sure you don’t pass this up!

For the past 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has produced the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival as well as many other events and programs to further develop jazz talent and audience appreciation. Toronto Downtown Jazz is a registered charity and over the years has come to be recognized as one of North Americas premier jazz festival producers, while the organization itself has been used by other arts organizations and festivals as a model for community involvement, artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Fast Facts

In 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has:

  • Presented over 20,000 artists, 85% of whom were Canadian
  • Presented over 1,500 free public events
  • Contributed over $250 million to the GTA economy
  • Been blessed with over 50,000 hours contributed by volunteers
  • Welcomed over 6 million people to the Festival

For more information on this event, artists, and venues, click here!

That’s all for now guys! Make sure you book off a few days to take in some great performances!

– Laura

Toronto Jazz Festival – June 25 to July 4

Just a reminder that the Toronto Jazz Festival is coming up!

Late June signals not only the start of summer, but also the arrival of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it takes over the city for 10 incredible days. Local clubs, restaurants, venues and even a church or two will be playing host, creating a festival network that includes over 40 participating stages all over the city. Now, that is a lot of jazz! We don’t forget about you guys in Toronto, and really want you to experience a great Canadian event – make sure you don’t pass this up!

For the past 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has produced the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival as well as many other events and programs to further develop jazz talent and audience appreciation. Toronto Downtown Jazz is a registered charity and over the years has come to be recognized as one of North Americas premier jazz festival producers, while the organization itself has been used by other arts organizations and festivals as a model for community involvement, artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Fast Facts

In 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has:

  • Presented over 20,000 artists, 85% of whom were Canadian
  • Presented over 1,500 free public events
  • Contributed over $250 million to the GTA economy
  • Been blessed with over 50,000 hours contributed by volunteers
  • Welcomed over 6 million people to the Festival

For more information on this event, artists, and venues, click here!

That’s all for now guys! Make sure you get the chance to take in some great performances, stay tuned for a possible meeting spot with INTERNeX!

– Laura