TAKE 6 a review by Judy Robb

 The Queen Elizabeth Theatre was vibrating with energy and sound on Friday evening, thanks to a phenomenal concert by “Take 6”, a Grammy Award winning a cappella sextet presented by Chor Leoni as part of its fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit. From the first note to the last, their enthusiasm, unique arrangements of pop,…

From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington Vancouver Opera Festival Special Tribute Concert Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm Vancouver Playhouse

  To recognize Jonathan Darlington’s extraordinary partnership with the VO Orchestra, join us for a special evening full of surprises!   To pay tribute to Jonathan Darlington’s extraordinary fifteen-year music-making partnership with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra a special concert entitled From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington will be one of the highlights of the…

Tickets on Sale for Bard on the Beach’s 29th Season

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival launches its 29th Season with a lineup of four exciting play productions and a range of entertaining special events, in the spectacular waterfront setting of Vanier Park. Tickets for all performances and special events, scheduled from June 6 through September 22, are now on sale.   The Festival opens…

The Railway Stage & Beer Café set to celebrate its 85th Anniversary with weekend-long celebration

The historic Railway Stage & Beer Café will celebrate its 85th Anniversary from April 6th-8th with three days of special events including shows by local heroes Said The Whale and Hey Ocean!, and a four-band showcase night headlined by Friction Project.   It’s rare for bars and clubs to make it to their 10th anniversaries,…

  Osoyoos Faire returns to Osoyoos Desert Park Racetrack May 19 and 20, 2018

This May long weekend, Osoyoos Desert Park Racetrack will once again be transformed in to a Medieval arena filled with jousting Knights, Old World Games, award winning performers and traditional foods fit for a King. Already recognized as a great event for families, organizers have added some new acts to the program and extended the…

Vancouver Welcomes Vibrant Proponents of Cuban Music, Vocalist Daymé Arocena and Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Havana’s Finest Solo Artists Perform a Double-Bill of Dynamic Afro-Cuban Fusion   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca in an exhilarating co-bill on April 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These…

VO PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL, Presented by BMO April 28 to May 6, 2018

Two dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 6, 2018.   Under the banner of the Russian White Nights, the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival celebrates Russia’s luminous midsummer “white nights” with Eugene Onegin – a beloved Russian lyric opera, and the much-anticipated…

Vancouver Welcomes Vibrant Proponents of Cuban Music, Vocalist Daymé Arocena and Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Havana’s Finest Solo Artists Perform a Double-Bill of Dynamic Afro-Cuban Fusion   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca in an exhilarating co-bill on April 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These…

WEE/Francesco Scavetta (Norway/Italy) Hardly Ever Thursday-Saturday April 5-7, 2018 at 8pm

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series WEE/Francesco Scavetta (Norway/Italy) Hardly Ever Thursday-Saturday April 5-7, 2018 at 8pm Post-show talkback April 6 Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver Tickets: $32/$24 students and seniors: Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca Presented with the support of Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre The innovative Norwegian…

Queer Arts Festival Marks Ten Years of Transgression & Transcension with 10th Anniversary Celebrations: DECADEnce

Festivities Feature More Than a Dozen Exhibitions, Performances, Parties, and Panels, Giving Platform to Often Unheard Voices and Stories   Queer Arts Festival (QAF) marks its landmark tenth anniversary with the multi- disciplinary summer celebration DECADEnce, running June 16 to 28, 2018 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. The annual festival, which also commemorates…