#FridayFavourites – what to do August 26 – September 2

  Long Awaited Opening of the New R&B Ale & Pizza House   Fall in love with food this autumn at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal at TELUS Garden   THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2016 LINE UP  WITH ALL-NEW PROGRAMMING AND RETURNING FAVOURITES   Vancouver Latin American Film…

Beckon Audiences Away from the Light with – James & Jamesy in the Dark

  Pixar meets Waiting for Godot in critically-acclaimed, international touring spectacle favourites  a Rafflecopter giveaway Celebrated artists James & Jamesy reach new heights of hilarity and depths of profundity with their newest production James & Jamesy in the Dark, October 5 – 16, 2016 at the Waterfront Theatre. Hailed as “one of the most popular Fringe…

The Chan Centre Launches its Exhilarating 2016/17 Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

GRAMMY-Nominated Trombone Virtuoso and High-Energy Band, Orleans Avenue, Set to Ignite the Chan Centre Stage    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) launches its 2016/17 season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, September 25, 2016 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. New Orleans native “Trombone Shorty”…

Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

  I thought moderate success would be a lot more glamorous…   Give It Up is the Vancouver Fringe Festival premiere of comedian Morgan Brayton’s new one-person show. After toiling away for almost 30 years in film & tv, theatre and comedy, Brayton is questioning whether this is really the life she’d imagined forherself. Where is her…

The Vancouver Mural Festival

Art takes over this summer! Vancouver’s biggest celebration of public art is happening this Saturday, August 20th. Local and international artists will be creating 35+ brand new permanent murals all along Main Street between Prior St and 16th Ave. Art, music and community events will take place throughout the day including public markets and a street…

Come and visit the Artisan Market at the New Westminster Anvil Centre

  Saturday August 20th 2 – 10 PM in conjunction with the Columbia strEAT Food Truck Festival   The BC Artisan Marketing Society is hosting an Artisan Market within The Anvil Centre where you’ll find over 60 unique artisan vendors such as wood turning, craft beer, gourmet food products, jewelry, multi-media art, cottage wineries/distilleries and…

Manu Chao at Highlife Records

  Join Marc Fournier for a convivial talk on French/Spanish/World Traveler musician Manu Chao. Manu Chao is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and…

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…