Bard on the Beach Much Ado About Nothing never ceases to amaze and amuse!

  Shakespeare wrote seventeen comedies, most involving romance, and in his day, the romance always ended in marriage of the partners. In the current production of Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach, comedy, conflict, intrigue and romance blend to create a perfect production with the appropriate happy ending. Brilliantly directed by John…

Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler will welcome Rising Stars from June 25 to July 4 with support of Stingray Digital Group Inc.

    The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is making the final preparations to welcome 90 participants for the 2017 VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER. The immersive, ten-day training program returns to the Resort Municipality of Whistler for a third year, where Rising Stars of the classical music world will share this unique opportunity to live…

TESTING THE LIMITS OF FRIENDSHIPS: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA JOINS THE 28TH SEASON OF BARD ON THE BEACH

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Directed by Scott Bellis, Shakespeare’s early romantic comedy is a lively tale of friendship, love and loyalty, with two very funny clowns and a loveable Basset hound that just might steal the show! The Two Gentlemen of Verona…

Osoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

  Canada Day celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and more On Saturday, July 1, the town of Osoyoos celebrates our country’s 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 am with a Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Square, followed by the Cherry Fiesta Parade on Main Street…

TUTS presents 2017 Season of High-Flying Hilarity with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

  Perfect pair of Broadway blockbusters make for a music-filled summer at Stanley Park’s scenic Malkin Bowl Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) injects a delightful dose of magical entertainment into summer with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 7 – August 19, 2017 at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. On alternating evenings, audiences…

FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES ITS 35th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

  For 35 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has been a cultural beacon for the Vancouver arts community, producing and presenting provocative, thought-provoking, compelling, and highly entertaining pieces of work in the heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore. Artistic Producer Donna Spencer announced today its 2017/2018 season. “For our 35th anniversary season, the…

Summer Sounds Community Gathering: Reviving a Neighbourhood Tradition

Music & Community Return to Alexandra Park Event: Summer Sounds Community Gathering Venue: Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park (1755 Beach Avenue) Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 Time: 12 to 8 p.m.    The Event: English Bay’s historic Haywood Bandstand will once again ring with music as the West End Arts Society (WE Arts) presents the second annual Summer Sounds Community…

GIVING VOICE – 13 Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Celebrating Musical Diversity and Creating A Cross-Cultural Musical Experience

Haida-Tsimshian musical duo Sister Says have teamed up with the Bill Reid Gallery and Christ Church Cathedral to present, Giving Voice, a cross-cultural musical experience on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Christ Church Cathedral at 7pm. This all ages event showcases 13 Indigenous and non-Indigenous performers combining the sounds of soul, blues, and hip-hop.   This musical celebration will…

Firehall Fetes Neighbourhood Food, Beverage & Art with Annual Celebration: – Eat. Drink. Play. –

  Signature Firehall Fundraiser Pairs Tastings from Gastown & East Van’s Hottest Brewers, Distillers, and Restaurants with Local Performance   The Firehall Arts Centre presents Eat. Drink. Play. on June 22, 2017, with doors opening at 7pm. Created to celebrate the incredible food and drink happening in the Firehall’s backyard, the event brings together the…

POWER AND PREJUDICE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE JOINS THE 28TH SEASON OF BARD ON THE BEACH

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with a provocative interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. Playing on the Howard Family Stage from June 22 to September 16, the production shines a spotlight on themes that are particularly relevant in 2017, including religious prejudice and discrimination and the use and abuse…

Museum of Vancouver Seeks Stories to Trust in a Post-Truth World with Thought-Provoking Exhibition  – Unbelievable – 

Rare and Amazing Artifacts Reveal Sensational Stories & Secrets of Vancouver The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) poses provocative questions about our perception of stories with Unbelievable – a new exhibition on display June 24 – September 24, 2017. Diving deep into the vaults of MOV, this quirky exhibition assembles iconic artifacts, storied replicas, and contested objects for…

TUTS Announces 2017 Season of High-Flying Hilarity with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

  Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) injects a delightful dose of magical entertainment into summer with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 7 – August 19, 2017 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940. (single tickets on sale May 16).   Perfect pair of Broadway blockbusters…