It’s getting spooky out there! Halloween at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Stanley Park Ghost Train

  Stanley Park Ghost Train and VanDusen Glow in the Garden set to entertain again this Halloween. The Vancouver Park Board is celebrating Halloween this year at both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Stanley Park Ghost Train. The Park Board’s long-running Stanley Park Ghost Train operates October 13 to 31. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled…

BALLET BC ANNOUNCES PROGRAM I OF ITS 2017/18 SEASON

  Ballet BC opens its 32nd Anniversary season with an evening of visual storytelling by two celebrated dance artists at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 2-4 at 8:00pm.   Passionate and distinctly talented, Ballet BC’s company of dancers captivate audiences on home, national and global stages. Like never before, each collaboration, each performance punctuates a story…

The 14th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival Wednesday October 25 to Sunday November 5, 2017

  Featuring over 100 events at over 50 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside Tickets and Info: www.heartofthecityfestival.com   ANNOUNCING the 14th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival and twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibitions, mixed media, art talks, history talks…

CELEBRATE DIWALI WITH LAUNCH OF NEW PROVINCIAL INITIATIVE  “DIWALI IN BC” TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 14 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2017 

  FIVE-WEEK EVENT CELEBRATES FEMININE POWER THROUGH THEATRE, DANCE AND FILM, AND SHINES A LIGHT ON WORKS CREATED BY DIVERSE AND TALENTED WOMEN Artistic Director and cultural leader Rohit Chokhani is pleased to launch Diwali in BC – a new provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years. During its launch year, Diwali in BC…

Early Music Vancouver Presents History’s First Great Opera –  Monteverdi’s Orfeo –

  In-Concert Performance of the 1607 Masterpiece Features Vancouver’s Own Colin Balzer in Demanding Title Role   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents the first unqualified masterpiece in operatic history, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, on October 29, 2017 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Often described as a “game changer” in the history of music,…

The Chan Centre presents Tabla Master Zakir Husain with Esteemed Jazz Bassist Dave Holland in Crosscurrents

    Concert Bridges Jazz and Indian Music’s Shared Influences & Intersections   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland on October 28 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world’s foremost tabla…

Gaining a New Perspective: Discussing Our City’s Past, Present and Future 

  Speakers share Vancouver’s stories and history at the Vancouver Lookout   To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, The Vancouver Lookout has partnered with Vancouver Heritage Foundation to present Perspectives: Talks & Discussions. This series will explore stories – surprising, thought provoking, and thrilling – that have shaped Vancouver over time. Inspired by the rich history…

The World’s Most Streamed Classical Composer – Ludovico Einaudi – Performs Program of Favourites at Orpheum Theatre

  Vancouver concert marks first Canadian stop in Italian pianist and composer’s Essential Einaudi North American Tour   Cross Current Music presents one of the globe’s most prodigious and prolific musicians – Ludovico Einaudi – on Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm at The Orpheum Theatre. As part of his ‘Essential Einaudi’ North American Tour, the Italian…

TomoeArts presents the World Premiere of Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited – a Noh Chamber Opera

    Renowned Japanese Artists & Virtuosic Canadian Musicians Join Forces in Re-Imagined Tale of Two Lovers’ Anguish and Enlightenment    TomoeArts presents the world premiere of a provocative and heartrending new work, Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited, a noh chamber opera, October 26 – 28, 2017 at The Cultch. Master Japanese practitioners of noh – Japan’s 14th…

October 14 world-class comedian, mentalist & hypnotist Randy Charach

  October 14 world-class comedian, mentalist & hypnotist Randy Charach will perform his world renowned, highly interactive and hilariously funny show at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, 7 and 9 pm. Randy will share his skills as comedian, mind-reader, and hypnotist in a stunning performance where audience participation lends itself to hilarious comedic interaction! I have attached a press release with more…

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series

  Compañía Sharon Fridman Hasta Dónde…? + All Ways Thursday-Saturday October 12-14, 2017 at 8pm   Post-show talkback October 13 Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver Tickets: $32/$24 students and seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca The work of the sensational Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman comes to the West Coast for the…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Back Renowned Irish Ensemble  The Gloaming

  Folk Supergroup Returns to Perform Evocative Ballads and Sweeping Melodies from Acclaimed Second Album ‘2’   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland’s acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7 pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered…

ARTS UMBRELLA’S ICONIC SPLASH ART AUCTION AND GALA CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

  Raising funds to inspire creativity in young people   Experience the power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella‘s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada’s leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100…

Museum of Vancouver Explores Our City’s Turbulent History of Protests with

  – City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism – Drawing from the Photo Collection of the Vancouver Sun and The Province, this Immersive Exhibition Revisits Moments of Action, Transformation & Detonation   The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) examines our city’s rich history of protest demonstrations with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, a…