Take an hour and take in BULL!

  They say that if you are stirred emotionally by the play, the actors have been successful at their craft. if so, BULL, by Mike Bartlett, playing at the Italian Cultural Centre as part of Tremors from the Rumble Theatre is very, very successful. To put it mildly, I became totally involved! I was so…

Early Music Vancouver Starts Season on a High Note with – Handel and His Rivals –

  Renowned American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling programme of 18th century opera arias   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Handel and His Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm. GRAMMY Award-winning soprano, Amanda Forsythe, will join Music Director Alexander…

On Stage for One-Night Only: Joe Ink Presents the Critically Acclaimed 4OUR Following Sold Out Premiere in 2015

    Emotionally resonant 4OUR features Vancouver debut of Dora Award-nominated dancer Jarrett Siddall   Back by popular demand, following its sold out run in 2015, JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin present 4OUR, onstage for one-night only, September 19, 2016 at 8pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Hailed as “eclectic and deeply personal”…

Mercedes Amaya Company Showcases Flamenco’s Gypsy Roots in Sizzling Vancouver Premiere

    Spanish & Mexican Artists Led by Lineage of Legendary Carmen Amaya Headline Vancouver International Flamenco Festival    Vancouver International Flamenco Festival proudly presents the local debut of Mercedes Amaya Company, September 16 & 17, 2016, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Helmed by the niece of legendary Gypsy flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, this ensemble of…

Opera & Arias: The Magic Flute Mondays – August 29 and September 5 at Bard on the Beach • Under the Tents in Vanier Park

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing Mozart’s beguiling music to life with a costumed concert staging of excerpts from his ever-popular opera, The Magic Flute. Enjoy the 27th season of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of this delightful piece, complete with memorable…

Colin Mochrie, Canadian Comedy Icon, Returns to Vancouver for Two Shows, September 23 + 24 

  Colin Mochrie, Vancouver TheatreSports™ alumnus, and star of Whose Line is it Anyway, returns this September to Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) for two laugh-packed shows. COLIN MOCHRIE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL The first, on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 pm takes place at The Improv Centre, VTSL’s home on Granville Island. Seating only 186 people…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 12 to 18

  Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   The Cascade Room Presents the Main Street Cup Aug 16   BC BREWERIES GET CRAFTY FOR A CAUSE   ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE MENU   Torafuku BURNING BRIGHT   Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over…

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival Announces Fiery 2016 Lineup of Local & World-Renowned Artists

  26th Annual Celebration of Contemporary & Traditional Flamenco  Honours Art Form’s Spanish Gypsy Roots The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival announces its spellbinding 2016 lineup of local and international flamenco artists, September 10 – 20, 2016, with free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues. This year, the festival celebrates flamenco’s Spanish Gypsy origins with the Vancouver…

Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over of Enchanting 2016 Season

  Seven performances added in third official hold over in 70+ year history   Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) acclaimed productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see the shows run at Stanley Park’s…

Alchemy Theatre & Vagabond Players present William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

  Summer theatre returns to The Bernie Legge Theatre with an Alchemy Theatre and Vagabond Players co-production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, running from August 4th to August 21st. About Taming of the Shrew In this gender swapped rendition of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, two brothers are being married off…

Rumble Theatre presents TREMORS

  August 11 – 20, 2016 at Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre   Rumble Theatre is thrilled to present the 2016 edition of Tremors, our festival of emerging talent. We’ve selected three outstanding scripts (Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Bull by Mike Bartlett, and Better Angels: A Parable by Andrea Scott) and assembled a company of emerging…

The Canadian Music Centre in BC Expands with Opening of First Branch on Vancouver Island

    New Victoria Creative Hub will host unique pedagogical library of Canadian music, offering free instructional resources and workshops   The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) announces the launch of its first-ever Vancouver Island branch, the Victoria Creative Hub, part of an exciting new partnership with the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM)…

Swipe Right and Make a Date with OK Tinder

  Vancouver TheatreSports™ pokes fun at Vancouver’s notorious dating scene with its latest late-night show, OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. Opening August 3, OK Tinder takes over the 9:15 pm time slot following TheatreSports™ on Wednesdays evenings. Most single Vancouverites have tons of stories about their experiences with online dating. Whether it was the…

LAURA MURRAY PUBLIC RELATIONS ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE AND NEW PARTNER, UNVEILS NEW BRAND

   Arts Marketing Agency Re-brands to Better Reflect Full-Service Offering   Laura Murray Public Relations (LMPR) announced today that it has changed its name to Murray Paterson Marketing Group (MPMG), effective immediately. The name change is part of a re-branding strategy to better reflect the arts marketing agency’s full-service offering, while formally recognizing Brian Paterson…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 22 – 28 in and around Vancouver

  Reservations now being accepted OLO Celebrates Food Day Canada with Rustic Beachside Barbecue   MEET THE NEW TEAM AT BEACH BAY CAFÉ AND PATIO:   NEW DESTINATION FOR SERIOUS PIE DISHES OUT AND GIVES BACK    Don’t miss out, time to book your place Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver Returns Thursday, August 18   Visit…