The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series

Mandala Arts and Culture Thursday March 15, 2018 at 12 noon Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver Tickets $14/$12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca   The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series features the complexity and beauty of the classical Indian dance style…

VANCOUVER OPERA ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON AND 3rd ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL

  Vancouver Opera announces their 2018—2019 Season & Festival – with a full season of fanciful delights opening with an Art Nouveau-inspired comedic operetta, Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe), and concluding with a “Fairytales & Fables” themed 2019 Vancouver Opera Festival featuring Gounod’s devilishly exciting masterwork, Faust.   The Vancouver Opera Honorary Festival…

MOA Brings Together Five Indigenous-Run Cultural Centres in Premiere Collaborative Exhibition – Culture at the Centre –

   First Nations cultural centres & museums across BC join forces to share and explore their innovative work & diverse cultures in one space   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents first-ever collaboration between six First Nations communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display from March 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018. Coordinated by…

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018…

11th Annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Showcases Indigenous Stories, Song & Dance from Pacific to Scandinavia

Signature Festival Offers more than 25 Ancestral and Innovative Performances Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, announce the 11th Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad, February 27 – March 4, 2018 at MOA’s Great Hall. Audiences will…

New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts to Headline 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Gather in Vancouver for Highly-Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education  The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2018 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of…

Early Music Vancouver Presents Canadian Superstar Angela Hewitt In Virtuoso Piano Performance of J.S. Bach’s –Goldberg Variations–

  Concert by World-Renowned Pianist and Celebrated Interpreter of Bach’s Keyboard Works is Part of EMV’s Ongoing ‘Goldberg Experience’ Series   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Goldberg Variations – Angela Hewitt, on March 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Hailed as “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time”…

Leap into your imagination this spring with Carousel Theatre for Young People’s The Velveteen Rabbit

    This spring, the charming tale of The Velveteen Rabbit leaps onto the stage at Waterfront Theatre to celebrate the boundless imagination and the power of believing. With a dash of magic, the three actors Steffanie Davis, Victor Mariano, and Amanda Testini transform their playspace into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a…

Zee Zee Theatre Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Remount of Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning My Funny Valentine

  Taking inspiration from a tragic 2008 hate crime, this powerful and celebrated one-man tour-de-force explores a community in mourning   In honour of its 10th anniversary, Zee Zee Theatre proudly presents the remount of its heartrending masterwork My Funny Valentine, February 7 – 18, 2018 at The Dance Centre. Hailed as “exceptionally beautiful” (Vancouver…

SHIT A Firehall Arts Centre Production – a review by Judy Robb

  “SHIT” A Firehall Arts Centre Production   The intertwined stories of three incarcerated young women explode on the stage during the brilliantly acted 50 minute production of “SHIT” by Patricia Cornelius, now playing at the Firehall Arts Centre. Assisted by a minimal stage, very creative lighting and some well placed heavy metal music, the…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Puts the ‘Ha-ha’ in Ha-ha-happy Valentine’s

  Whether boy meets girl, girl meets girl or boy meets boy, everyone knows that romance thrives when sprinkled liberally with laughter. There’s no better place for a little romance and a lot of laughter than at a Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) show. Did you know that The Improv Centre is one of Cupid’s favourite hangouts?…

Bard’s New Look: Vancouver’s Biggest Theatre Festival Gets a Visual Rebrand

  Bard on the Beach unveiled a fresh new visual brand that is inspired by both its legendary Shakespearean roots and the way the Vancouver theatre organization is seen and valued by the community today. The comprehensive rebranding project has been made possible through an exciting new partnership between Bard and the award-winning Vancouver graphic…

JFL NORTHWEST ADDS A FLURRY OF FUNNY TO FESTIVAL LINEUP 

  2018 FESTIVAL, TAKING PLACE MARCH 1-10, WELCOMES BILL BURR FOR A THIRD PERFORMANCE, THE LUCAS BROTHERS, AUNTY DONNA, STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF, VANCOUVER COMEDY AWARDS, RETAIL NIGHTMARES, B-SIDES WITH CHRIS GORDON, AND ADDITIONS TO THE BEST OF THE WEST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 10am AT JFLNorthWest.com  Vancouver’s comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a…

Vancouver Opera presents Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

  An evening of Love, Laughter & Magic Potion a Review Anita Neufeld Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 2:00pm matinee Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm   As we experienced a rare break from the relentless rain of late, I was struck again with appreciation for…

  The Chan Centre presents Rare Tribute to Legendary South African Ensemble: The Jazz Epistles

  Jazz Epistles Alumnus Abdullah Ibrahim with Prodigious Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Revisits Iconic Catalogue of Apartheid-Era Works The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents The Jazz Epistles: Abdullah Ibrahim with guest Terence Blanchard in a rare tribute concert, February 18 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert…