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…

Museum of Vancouver Zooms in on Key Moments from the City’s Coming of Age with New Exhibition – Vancouver in the Seventies –  

  Photos from the archives of the Vancouver Sun focus on the decade that changed the city   The Museum of Vancouver (MOV)  is pleased to present a fascinating new exhibition about an era of political upheaval, economic prosperity, and cultural blossoming. Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City – on view…

Interview With Indie Artist ROYAL

  Edgy indie-pop singer, ROYAL has emerged as an exciting artist with her new single, “Wild.” After making the top 12 of The Peak’s Performance Project out of Vancouver, BC, ROYAL has transformed from a folksy indie singer, to a romantic and strong pop artist. A Vancouver release show is scheduled for October 2nd at Studio…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Next Generation of Classical Stars in -Concerto Extravaganza-

Prestigious Program Spotlights Winners of Province-Wide Competition    The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) season begins with Concerto Extravaganza, an inspirational showcase of young, upcoming talent, on October 16, 2016, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. This concert celebration will feature the six winners of the 2016 Orpheum Theatre Concerto Competition, some of BC’s best & brightest musicians, performing…

Russia’s Revered Piano Maestro, Denis Matsuev, Makes Anticipated Return

   International sensation treats audience to monumental program at the Chan Centre   Show One Productions proudly presents Russia’s unequaled piano virtuoso, Denis Matsuev, in his hotly anticipated return to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, October 20, 2016 at 8pm. The internationally celebrated soloist, famed for his inimitable interpretations of esteemed…

A SECOND MUSICAL BLOODBATH HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CATCHY

    District 13 presents CATCHING FIRE: THE MUSICAL by Mark Vandenberg September 23 – October 1, 2016 District 13 presents Catching Fire: The Musical by Mark Vandenberg. In this hilarious pop culture parody sequel to last year’s smash hit Hunger Games: The Musical, Katniss Everdeen continues to defy the Captiol, play with Peeta’s heart and belt out songs…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE…

  7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site

   Beloved Event’s Relocation and Expansion to Jack Poole Plaza Offers More Than 50,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation    A treasured holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Vancouver Christmas Market announced today that it will be moving from its original site at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza to its new, expansive seaside…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Trump Card – Winner Takes All

  From now through November, everyone’s attention will be glued to a high-stakes game that will affect the world for generations to come – the US election. Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) ups the ante with its own improvised election interpretation, Trump Card – Winner Takes All, running September 28th through November 19th at The Improv…

VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON

  Vancouver Cantata Singers launch their 59th season of concerts with four innovative programs. The national award-winning choir begins their 2016-2017 season on November 5th with Chichester Psalms: Bernstein, before and beyond. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is music for a modern era with a compelling blend of lyrical and intimate styles. “We are thrilled to…

The Boys are Back in Town: Les Ballets Trockadero Return to Vancouver by Popular Demand

  New York’s All-Male Ballerinas Are Back With More Highbrow Hilarity  Following 2015’s Sold Out, Smash Hit Appearance    Show One Productions presents the return of world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on January 20 & 21, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Returning by popular demand following Vancouver’s 2015 sold out smash…

  Beijing People’s Art Theatre Conjures 50 Years of Political Turmoil & Social Upheaval in Epic Drama – Teahouse –

  National Theatre Company Returns 30 Years After Expo 86 to Remount Signature Masterpiece   Canada-China Cultural Development Association (CCCDA) presents Beijing People’s Art Theatre in Lao She’s Teahouse – an epic drama of Chinese culture, history, and politics, November 10 & 11 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street). The…

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Host Highland Homecoming, a Free Public Event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Celebrate  Return to Armoury after Four Years of Renovations 

  The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Vancouver’s Infantry Regiment, www.seaforthhighlanders.ca, invite all to attend Highland Homecoming, on Saturday, September 24th. This day of celebration will include a parade, ceremonies and a military tattoo, as the Regiment returns home to the Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street, after four years away. The day’s festivities will begin with a march led…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on September 9 – 16

  Now is the time to enter our Giveaways GIVEAWAY – Vancouver Home + Design Show   TICKET GIVEAWAY Beckon Audiences Away from the Light with – James & Jamesy in the Dark   British Columbia’s Dynamic Women Craft Fundraising Wine for Women’s Education   Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival   Catch the…

  West Coast based Fiveleft Leathergoods celebrates  10 years of leather bag and accessory designs with free, public runway show

All are invited to attend the Fiveleft Leathergoods runway show and after party celebrating 10 years of designs, on Saturday, October 1st from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Waterfall Building, 1540 West 2nd Avenue in Vancouver, BC.  Two runway shows, featuring a decade of designs, will be followed by an after party.  Tickets are free and on…

 Shakespeare Unchained Presents: aux.la.more By Kara Nolte  Sept 9th-13th 

  Slow dance with someone, at the Vancouver Fringe Shakespeare Unchained presents: aux.la.more- a solo performance by dance artist Kara Nolte which investigates the idea of intimacy and how we show ourselves to others. Using elements of poetry, original text, movement, repetition and transformation as tools, the work leans into nostalgia while sharing joyful moments…

Metro Vancouver Celebrates Culture Days With Free Community Events

  Metro Vancouver residents will join the thousands of Canadian communities participating in this year’s Culture Days festivities, September 30, October 1 and October 2. Culture Days embraces local arts, culture and heritage initiatives by offering free, hands-on, interactive and community organized activities to the public (see Community Highlights below). Culture Days aims to promote direct interaction between creators…