Video Games Live
Video Games Live is a project created by composer Tony Tallarico to bridge the gap between more classical forms of music and video game scores. The project had one of its first performances in Vancouver, and since then Tallarico and his crew have travelled around the world on a run of successful shows. Featuring scores from popular video games like Mario and Final Fantasy performed by the Plastic Acid Orchestra, the show adds synchronized lighting and video for the bonus “cool” factor.
Main Street Vinyl Fair
The sixth of its kind, the Main Street Record Fair is a gathering place for vinyl vendors and enthusiasts alike. Record shops fill bins with their best bargain deals, and attendees can browse through records to the groovy tunes of the Knights of the Turntable. For only two bucks, vinyl lovers get access to the goods from six local record shops and get a free 10% discount card for records across the city. For The Link’s inside scoop on the Vinyl Fair, see Main Event on page 12.
Roundhouse Community Centre
Get some indie cred and catch the early days of this festival before it gets big! The Vancouver Memory Festival explores the curious phenomenon of memory through live readings and photography exhibits by local artists.
Described as an “ongoing inquiry into public and private memory,” the festival features a One-Sentence Memory contest, where anyone can send in their memorable Vancouver experience summed up in (you guessed it) one sentence. Whether to reminisce with fellow Vancouverites or giggle at people’s run-on sentences, this festival is worth checking out.[hr]