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A Taste of Wines from Italy

  The Terminal City Club was the host for the Italian Trade Commission this week for their “A Tasting of Wines from Italy” event. The event featured producers and vineyards from virtually every region throughout the country along with a detailed 200-page guidebook to help you navigate the room. The Italians take their wine seriously…

The 25th Annual Port and Chocolate Tasting Event

  Last Thursday Liberty Wines held another of its ongoing events that support local charities. This time it was a milestone 25th Annual Port and Chocolate Tasting Event featuring some of world’s best Port and Dessert wines, and world-class chocolatiers from BC. All proceeds from their signature “Tasting-in-the-Park” event went to benefit the Vancouver Rowing…

Handel and His Rivals with Amanda Forsythe – Review

  If you’re a classical music enthusiast in search of a refreshing change from the widely performed operatic classical and romantic repertoire, you quite possibly found yourself at Christ Church Cathedral this past Friday evening. An authentic display of traditional baroque instrumentation joined by world-class soprano Amanda Forsythe, Early Music Vancouver prepared an engaging program…

The Vancouver Mural Festival

Art takes over this summer! Vancouver’s biggest celebration of public art is happening this Saturday, August 20th. Local and international artists will be creating 35+ brand new permanent murals all along Main Street between Prior St and 16th Ave. Art, music and community events will take place throughout the day including public markets and a street…

Manu Chao at Highlife Records

  Join Marc Fournier for a convivial talk on French/Spanish/World Traveler musician Manu Chao. Manu Chao is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and…

CubAfrica Dance Party at Backstage Lounge

CubAfrica debuts Sat Aug 20 with guests DJ Julio Montero and percussionists Yoro Noukoussi & Jack Duncan. It’s a dance party celebrating the sonic connections between Cuba and Africa. “Virtually all Cuban music has been influenced by African rhythms,” says DJ Marc Fournier. “Cuban popular music has strands from both Spain and Africa, woven into…

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