Fringe-ing, Fringe-ing & more Fringe-ing!
If you weren’t at the Georgia Straight Fringe-for-All last week and you were following along while we live tweeted it, were you really not there? The Georgia Straight Fringe-for-All was held last Wednesday, September 6 at Performance Works and it was as popular as ever. In fact, the 250 seat capacity sold out before the doors even opened!
The two-hour event was brilliantly hosted by multiple Pick of the Fringe winners Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross of the Fringe famous duo Chris & Travis. Their quick wit kept the show going, the acts moving, and more importantly the audience laughing. And with 40 shows moving on and off the stage–it really was quite the feat! And the 40 shows did not disappoint. Some memorable moments of the night: I Am For You had a fist fight on stage, Stupid Cupid threw an entire box of condoms into the audience, Good Game in “Gung Ho!” fired their horse lifeguard, and Interstellar Elder was put through a garburator!
Roundhouse Radio is known for their hyperlocal content, engaging storytelling, and intelligent discussion. They are so hyperlocal, in fact, that their radio station is a fixture in Railtown, located right on the fringes of Downtown Eastside. “We’re the only radio station on the street,” says Roundhouse Radio chief executive Don Shafer in the Globe and Mail. “We can see the best and the worst of what happens on a day-to-day basis. It is admittedly confronting to be on the street like we are, but it’s real and it’s why we’re here.”
Their mission to be local and inclusive means they highlight community groups they believe are making a real difference to Vancouver. This month, that charity is us! For every new subscriber in the month of September, Roundhouse radio will donate $1 to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. So not only do you gain admission to station events, invitations to exclusive Roundhouse performances, and access to Roundhouse Radio podcasts, but you will also support the largest non-juried, uncensored theatre Festival in BC! What’s not to love about that? Sign up for a Roundhouse Radio membership and join the Fringe family today! Or check them out at the Fringe Bar tonight (Sept. 9) and learn more about them in person.
Have you been on, are on, or are interested in being on a Theatre Board? Now’s your chance! The Vancouver Fringe Festival is holding the annual networking event at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar! Come and join the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society, the producers of the Vancouver Fringe Festival and Theatre Wire, and other arts boards for a casual evening to get to know each other. We’ll provide the drinks, snacks, and door prizes, and you provide the conversation! Just be sure to RSVP so we know you’re coming. Then stay for Sarah Jane Scouten and Square Dancing with Paul Silveria and the Wooly Bears! We’ll see you Monday, September 11 from 6pm to 8pm at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar!
We drew the winners of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Early Bird Raffle at the September 7 Opening Night Party! Darren Ainsley (ticket #30098) won the 3rd place prize: a Fringe Fest Kick Ass Pass, Susan Webber (ticket #30482) took home the 2nd place prize: a gift certificate to Fresh Prep, and Al Costello (ticket #30433) won the 1st prize: a two night stay at the Granville Island Hotel during the Fringe!
Missed the Early Bird Raffle? Don’t worry! The Final Raffle Draw has three more prizes to be won! There’s still a Costa Rica Quest for Two provided by G Adventures, a Whistler Package for Two provided by the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa and Nita Lake Lodge, and a Floathouse subscription!
You learned a lot about our Costa Rica prize in our last newsletter but this newsletter we’re delving into our Whistler Package prize which includes four nights at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa! With four nights you could visit Whistler Village, head to the Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, AND enjoy what Luxury Travel Guide voted the Luxury Resort & Spa of the Year for British Columbia in 2016 & 2017! And once you’re tired of that, you can head over to Nita Lake Lodge for two 60-minute Swedish massages at the Spa. Such luxury! And yours with a raffle ticket!
Go to our website and buy a ticket or visit the Raffle Centre in the tent next to the Box Office at 1398 Cartwright Street or in the evenings at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar! Tickets are one for $10 or three for $20. We’re holding the Final Raffle Draw on September 17 at 9:30pm at Awards Night at Performance Works at 1218 Cartwright Street. You do not have to be present to win—we will contact you if your ticket is drawn!
Tickets may be only sold and purchased in British Columbia.
Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older. If a winning ticket bears a minor’s name, the prize will be lawfully delivered on behalf of the minor parent, legal guardian, or trustee.
Prizes have no equivalent cash value.