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Impro Allegro welcomes poet and musician Jess Tollestrup for a comedy mashup on January 23

Laughter is music for the soul! Come enjoy the best of both worlds on January 23 when we welcome Jess Tollestrup to Improv X Music aka Impro Allegro at Cafe Deux Soleils!

Jess Tollestrup

Jess Tollestrup is a travelling musician and poet currently based out of Vancouver. They had a busy and successful 2017, including the release of their debut EP “The Pluto Year” and chapbook “Metafesto”, receiving a scholarship for the Hornby Island Blues Workshop, touring from Victoria to Peterborough, and performing poetry on a national and international stage.

At the Edmonton Fringe Festival in August, Jess performed with comedy troupe “Sorry Not Sorry” for their three shows, including a heart-wrenching gut-busting 5-day completely improvised DnD campaign.

We’re teaming up with Jess for a variety of musical games and improv formats on January 23, and you’re invited to join the fun at Cafe Deux Soleils! Doors at 7:30 pm, and The Comedy Mashup Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

Impro Allegro

Ask Me Anything: Lesley and Ann from Womyns’ Ware and Your Open Closet join us on January 16!

The first Ask Me Anything Improv of the new year is on January 16 at Cafe Deux Soleils! Our special guests this month are Lesley and Ann from Commercial Drive favourites, Womyns’ Ware and Your Open Closet! They’re also bringing some fun prizes to give away to lucky audience members!

Womyns' Ware

Womyns’ Ware Inc. was founded in March 1995, and provides services and products for the celebration and empowerment of women’s sexuality (and all genders are welcome). The store offers toys, lubes, harnesses and more items to warm up your winter nights.

Your Open Closet

Your Open Closet opened in the fall of 2017, and offers Body Positive Undergarments for all genders. Whether you want to push up or bind, show a whole lot or just a little, have it all snug or let it all hang out, wear it lacey or dress it down, they’ve got you covered!

We’re excited to chat with Lesley and Ann about their work in the women’s sexuality business, plus get tips for how to make the upcoming Valentine’s Day the hottest one yet! Come get Intimate & Interactive with us on Tuesday, January 16! Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm, and tickets just $7 or $5 for students!

9 New Year’s Resolutions to inspire you for 2018

Looking for some inspiration to craft your own perfect New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Here are some great ideas we collected at Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils from our amazing audience members! Life goals, career dreams, and family wishes!

1) Paintings in a Gallery.

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Surrealism, Pop Art, or Abstract – whatever it is, we’ll be there!

2) That’s a paddlin’.

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The great outdoors is calling!

3) Work up a sweat.

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Plus the polar bear swim is just around the corner.

4) Never too early to start planning.

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365 days to figure out the perfect resolution!

5) Rhyme time.

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Haiku Battles with the Prime Minister is the backup plan.

6) Two’s company…

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Love comes in many shapes and sizes!

7) Be Brave

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Time to finally watch It.

8) Cut it out.

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Bye Felicia.

9) Family Dinner is very important.

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Whatever your plans for 2018, we hope you make The Fictionals part of your weekly routine! Catch us every Tuesday at Cafe Deux Soleils, back at the Rio Theatre with Improv Against Humanity, and at great events all over Vancouver! Come laugh with us!

Calvin and Hobbes