#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend and the week ahead

  East Side Beer Fest 2016   Take a Walk on the Road to Dublin starting March 1   UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR LAUNCHES NEW  WORLD CLASS HAPPY HOUR     Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up   VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s   International Artists – Local Dance…

Vancouver Bach Choir closes 85th Season

Vancouver Bach Choir Closes 85th Season with Namesake’s Towering & Magnificent – St. Matthew Passion – VBC, VSO and acclaimed soloists, perform one of sacred music’s most triumphant masterpieces, overflowing with sweeping harmonies and colossal power Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its monumental 85th anniversary season with J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, March 19, 7:30pm at The Orpheum. Celebrated as a pinnacle accomplishment in music history,…

Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Going Home Star

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Poignant Tale of Hope and Understanding in Vancouver Premiere of Going Home Star   Heartrending Ballet Pays Tribute to the Experiences of Residential School Survivors and Opens Important Dialogue About Truth and Reconciliation Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed and deeply moving classical…

Chan Centre presents – Words in Motion

The Chan Centre Presents Words in Motion An Evening of New Dance Works Inspired by Acclaimed Texts Celebrated BC-based authors and choreographers present three distinctive visions  weaving narrative with movement The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. This…

Ravens, Eagles and Polka Dots: Haida Heritage Hits the Runway

Two years ago, Dahlia Drive owner/designer Wendy Van Riesen and her husband met internationally-renowned Haida artist Reg Davidson in the workshop outside his home in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii. The visit developed into a rich friendship and resulted in the Ravens, Eagles and Polka Dots clothing collection unveiled at the beautiful Skwachays Lodge Hotel and…

Bollywood Ball Raises More Than $1 Million for Retinal Surgery and Research

On February 13, Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation’s inaugural gala, the Bollywood Ball, was held at the Hellenic Centre in Vancouver, BC, in support of the Project Eye initiative to combat blindness. The sold-out event exceeded all expectations, raising more than $1.2 million to equip BC’s newest and most advanced retinal operating room within the…

Memory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos

VIDF Presents Hotly Anticipated Canadian Premiere of Two Action-Packed Works born from Swedish/Cuban Cultural Exchange  Visionary co-productions from Sweden’s Memory Wax and Cuba’s Danza Teatro Retazos challenge perception of time, space, and belonging The 2016 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of two illuminating, richly complex works, co-produced by international collaborators Sweden’s…

Murder, Mayhem and Mystery on Granville Island

I’William Deverell, Ian Hamilton, Gail Bowen, and 18 Other Writers On Trial  March 11 – 13   Event: The CUFFED International Crime Writers Festival Venue: Performance Works on Granville Island Dates: March 11 – 13, 2016 Admission: $20 for most events; $50 for the Linwood Barclay Workshop; $49 for any three events; $99 for a Festvial Pass (advance only). Tickets: Online…

Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Honours Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up   Illuminating array of Indigenous stories, songs and dances brought to life in the Great Hall at MOA Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), showcase an enlightening weeklong celebration of the distinct stories, songs, and…

VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement

Compagnie Virginie Brunelle Makes West Coast Premiere at VIDF with Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Physically Complex Work Explores Perilous Pitfalls of Love and Infidelity as Three Dancers Journey Through Seduction, Temptation & Disillusionment    The Vancouver International Dance Festival ( VIDF ) presents Compagnie Virginie Brunelle’s primal Foutrement from March 3-5, 2016 at 8pm at Roundhouse Performance…

GRAMMY Award-winning artists

Share a stunning musical homage to New Orleans with Grammy Award Winning Artists   The Chan Centre Presents Jazz Giants Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield and…

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s

House of Dreams Offers Multimedia Immersion in Music & Art     Early Music Vancouver presents a multimedia concert, pairing masterpieces by Baroque European painters with excerpts from Baroque musical composition   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) hosts the anticipated return of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, as they present House of Dreams on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30pm at Vancouver…

EXPLORE ABORIGINAL CULTURE

TALKING STICK FESTIVAL – EXPLORE ABORIGINAL CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS   FEBRUARY 18-28, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia    Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 15th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 – 28, 2016. Full Festival program guide and information can be found at talkingstickfest.ca The Talking Stick…

#FridayFavourites – My Van City suggestions

#FridayFavourites – what are you doing this weekend? My Van City suggestions. We picked some of our favourite happenings to help you make your next week a favourite! Enjoy!   SALT TASTING ROOM Gastown’s premier destination for wine, cheese and cured meat is kicking off 2016 with a bang. Following on the heels of the successful…

Transcendental Meditation Centre

Grand Opening of Vancouver Transcendental Meditation Centre   The Vancouver Transcendental Meditation Centre is proud to announce the grand opening of its long-awaited new facility in the Cambie-Broadway Neighbourhood at 328 West 8th Avenue. Join them on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10am for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Between 11am-3pm, they will have an Open…

Surrey Hospital Gala – Bollywood Ball

Bollywood Ball Looks to the Future   Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation to complete Project Eye initiative with first-ever gala On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Project Eye, a campaign to prevent blindness from retinal disease, will culminate in the inaugural Bollywood Ball, presented by Bausch + Lomb. The object of Project Eye is to equip BC’s newest…

Kokoro Dance Reveals Lasting Legacy

Performing Arts and DTES Communities receive a lasting legacy from Kokoro Dance with Unveiling of New Woodward’s Studios this Spring   Renovation project will see portion of historic Woodward’s Building re-purposed into state-of-the-art dance studio and performance space    Kokoro Dance is thrilled to announce the unveiling of their new home located in the heart of the…