CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER

  The final week of Classic Chic’s Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather Take a cinematic classic full of one-liners, memorable characters and unite it with all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy and you have one enjoyable evening of theatre. Neatly woven into an 80 minute act, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather brings us into the Corleone’s…

There’s Excitement Brewing on Vancouver’s East Side 

  Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver’s East Village To Launch Passport Reward Program   There’s excitement brewing on Vancouver’s east side. On Friday, February 24, 2017, six artisanal breweries and one small-batch distillery, all located in Vancouver’s most concentrated craft beer and spirits district, are hoisting their glasses to toast the launch of their self-guided…

Vancouver TheatreSports presents #NoFilter

  #NoFilter Crushes the LOL of TMI   Starting March 2, late Thursday nights at The Improv Centre on Granville Island are going to be ‘so lit.’ #NoFilter, Vancouver TheatreSports’ newest show, uses the spontaneity of improv comedy to delve into our fleeting, over-shared digital world. From Snapchat to Instagram, Weibo to Facebook and everything…

Second Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

  I’m fascinated with cocktails, and the talented people who make them. There’s an art, a mystery to these concoctions. And of course, there’s science – and the second annual Science of Cocktails brought all of these elements together in an event that exceeded everyone’s expectations. A record-breaking crowd of 1500 thirsty cocktail lovers and…

Vermouth Enjoys a Spirited Revival in East Van

  Odd Society Spirits Presents The Renaissance of Vermouth on February 23 Known for their innovative European liqueurs, Odd Society Spirits is collaborating with local drinks expert Shaun Layton to present an evening exploring vermouth. On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Odd Society’s cocktail lounge will pay homage to the delightful tapas bars of Spain with The Renaissance…

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

    VanWineFest’s Highest Honour presented to Harry McWatters   The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the wine industry, has been credited with building…

Burn Up the Slopes, Chill by the Fireplace:  Canada’s Quails’ Gate Winery Offers Dream Winter Getaway

    Quails’ Gate Winery’s Ultimate Winter Okanagan Package is the perfect antidote to the seasonal blahs:  you’ll ski like an Olympian, drink like a connoisseur, feast like a king, and sleep like a log!  The special offer includes access to local ski hills, a private wine tasting, dinners at one of the Okanagan’s best…

“The Future of Cities” with Mayor Jonathan Coté

  With constant traffic reports informing us of car accidents as well as the varying levels of road rage that you experience on a day-to-day basis; we operate with the general understanding that getting into a car is one of the most harrowing things that you will do in a typical day. (Assuming, that is,…

STELLAR ALL-FEMALE CHEF AND WINEMAKER LINE-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. All profits will be donated to The Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.  This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley…

La Pentola Welcomes Back its Family Supper Series 

Celebrate “All Things Piedmont” with a nine-course feast on February 19 Yaletown’s Italian-inspired culinary gem, La Pentola will be celebrating “All things Piedmont” at its next Family Supper Series on February 19. Chef Travis McCord has created a special nine-course menu ($65pp) in homage to the historic Italian region, which is known for its rich…

Barn Burner BBQ Kicks-Off the 2017 BBQ Season

  Mark your calendar for the third annual Barn Burner BBQ (BBBBQ). Hosted by owner and BBQ champion Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned, this year’s BBBBQ is co-presented by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. Kick off the BBQ season with this free event on Sunday, April 9 (10am-4:30pm) at the Farm Store (4540 Simmons Road, Chilliwack, B.C.). This family-friendly…

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy

  Renowned dancer Soledad Barrio returns with one of the world’s foremost flamenco companies in this spellbinding interpretation of an ancient classic   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the…

#Friday Favourites – where to take your Valentine

  LA SAINT-VALENTIN: CELEBRATE LA FÊTE DES AMOUREUX IN FINE STYLE AT AU COMPTOIR WITH EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE   IN FULL BLOOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE FLOWER-THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICES   DECLARE YOUR LOVE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SETS THE MOOD THIS FEB. 14 BY HOSTING GOURMET VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE…

Mamie Taylor’s Lets the Good Times Roll

  Chinatown restaurant celebrates Mardi Gras beginning Feb. 17 Mamie Taylor’s is bringing at little of the Big Easy to Vancouver for Mardi Gras.   Imported to La Louisiane by French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville in 1699, Mardi Gras is time of excess and celebration before the fasting of Lent. Since the…