#FridayFavourites…places to go, things to do this weekend and thru April 28

    New Happy Hour, fresh menus and return of Sunday Supper Series signals start of spring at OPUS Hotel   BIRDS OF A FEATHER: ROYAL DINETTE’S JACK CHEN AND BURDOCK & CO.’S ANDREA CARLSON TAKE FLIGHT FOR FIFTH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNER, APRIL 26    BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING…

Early Music Vancouver Announces First Ever Vancouver Bach Festival & Resplendent 2016/17 Season

  Lineup of Prestigious Artists & Timeless Masterworks Offers Classic Concert Hall Experiences & New Artistic Adventures   Early Music Vancouver (EMV)  announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer…

A Sophisticated Evening With Early Music Vancouver

  Last month I had the pleasure of attending a sensational evening of music presented by Early Music Vancouver (earlymusic.bc.ca) at the Vancouver Playhouse.  EMV presented a special performance of George Frideric Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major performed by two internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning soloists. Now, I’ll level with…

Over 50 local artists to participate in the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon April 22nd to the April 24th at 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver

The labyrinth halls of the 98 year old warehouse building will transform to host a weekend long salon and fine art exhibition for the public   The legendary 1000 Parker Street Studios artist’s warehouse is inviting the general public to join their 2nd annual Parker Art Salon and Fine Art Exhibition, April 22 – 24, 2016.  The salon events will be hosted on two floors with the hallways transformed into an exposition of…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Busts Open the Great American Songbook with Gorgeous Gershwin

  Bright & Boisterous Programme Features Local Luminary Leslie Dala Performing Rhapsody in Blue Piano Concerto     The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) season closes on an ebullient note with the concert, Gorgeous Gershwin on May 15, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Music Director Leslie Dala takes to the piano to conduct and perform the jazz-tinged classical masterpiece, Rhapsody in…

Arts Umbrella’s Theatre and Music Expressions Festival 

  Celebrating Creativity of Young Minds with Diverse, Ambitious Lineup Annual event’s powerful youth performances transverse genres and centuries   Arts Umbrella announces its 2016 Theatre and Music Expressions Festival: an annual showcase celebrating the boundless creativity of young talent in the organization’s pre-professional theatre program, running from May 11 to 22, 2016, at Waterfront Theatre on…

SAIL INTO SPRING WITH THE BLOSSOM BARGE

   CELEBRATING A DECADE OF THE VANCOUVER CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF), presented by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, brings spring to the blue ways of Vancouver this April to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the annual celebration of the city’s beautiful blooms. Blossom Barge, presented by Tymac Launch…

#FridayFavourites – things to do in Vancouver

  Celebrated Pastry Chef Tamera Clark Returns Home to   Sip, Savour and Celebrate at the 2016 Fest of Ale   ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF REFLECTIONS   PAELLA DAYS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ADDS NEW CHAPTER   FINE FOOD and FISHY FRIVOLITY   EarthBites Long Table events at Rocky Mountain Flatbread  …

The Museum of Anthropology Presents Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories

    Acclaimed Vancouver Artist’s Most Significant Canadian Exhibition in 20 Years Provocative exhibition showcases polemical and playful artwork spanning influential 30-year career to spark change in Canada   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is pleased to present the bold, politically charged, and timely exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories, on display from May 10…

City Side Winery Presents The Wellness Room

  City Side Winery (Vancouver’s newest and hottest venue!) is announcing the upcoming opening of The Wellness Room—a concept that asks us to view the space as an extension of our own living rooms, encouraging a unique social culture for those residing in or visiting the Olympic Village. Details Powered by Commodity Juicery and featuring…

BARD ON THE BEACH SALUTES THE 400-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKESPEARE’S DEATH WITH WILL’S WAKE

  On Saturday, April 23 the world will honour the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing, and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is joining the celebration by staging a classic wake! Will’s Wake, hosted by Bard Artistic Director Christopher Gaze, will bring members and friends of Bard’s Acting Company together with Shakespeare lovers of…

Art World Expo™ 6th Annual Art Show & Gala

“Glamour Noir”  Telus World of Science on Friday, May 13th, 2016   Art World Expo™ is produced annually each May by Monika Blichar of MAB Ventures Inc.; an Arts & Entertainment Agency based in North Vancouver, BC. The event features over 100 artists, a body painting competition, live musicians, fashion shows and live arts demonstrations. Each…

The Chan Centre Presents Folk Music Legend Arlo Guthrie

  Alice’s Restaurant 50thAnniversary Tour   American icon gives rare, full-length performance of famed 1960’s anthem, along with hits from cherished song catalogue   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents prolific singer-songwriter and American folk star Arlo Guthrie on April 21 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert…

Paint Night at Blue Grouse Winery

  Some of you may have done paint nights in pubs before, but we can guarantee you have never done anything at those paint nights like Michelle and Kate’s projects!     WHEN: Thursday March 24th, 6:30 to 8:30pm WHAT: AFRICAN ELEPHANTS inspired by ARTIST Marion Evamy RESULT: A beautiful piece of Art! (check out Kate and Michelle’s Facebook…

Local crafter, upcycler, and author Denise Corcoran shares her crafting with ‘crap’ skills in her new book Raw Crafts

  All are invited to meet Corcoran at her book launch event planned for Tuesday, March 22nd at the Book Warehouse on Main Street at 7:00 pm The local crafter revolution and trend has reached a milestone with the newly published local book Raw Crafts by North Vancouver resident Denise Corcoran.  Raw Crafts features eco-friendly materials such as cork, hemp, jute,…