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,…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Virtuoso Sitarist Anoushka Shankar

  in Concert of New Works in Response to Global Refugee Crisis Five-time GRAMMY nominated artist performs songs from  upcoming album, Land of Gold The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the prodigious sitarist, known for embodying the spirit of innovation and experimentation, Anoushka Shankar on April 8 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Blazing new branches of…

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend and the week ahead

  East Side Beer Fest 2016   Take a Walk on the Road to Dublin starting March 1   UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR LAUNCHES NEW  WORLD CLASS HAPPY HOUR     Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up   VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s   International Artists – Local Dance…

Vancouver Bach Choir closes 85th Season

Vancouver Bach Choir Closes 85th Season with Namesake’s Towering & Magnificent – St. Matthew Passion – VBC, VSO and acclaimed soloists, perform one of sacred music’s most triumphant masterpieces, overflowing with sweeping harmonies and colossal power Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its monumental 85th anniversary season with J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, March 19, 7:30pm at The Orpheum. Celebrated as a pinnacle accomplishment in music history,…

Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Going Home Star

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Poignant Tale of Hope and Understanding in Vancouver Premiere of Going Home Star   Heartrending Ballet Pays Tribute to the Experiences of Residential School Survivors and Opens Important Dialogue About Truth and Reconciliation Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed and deeply moving classical…

Chan Centre presents – Words in Motion

The Chan Centre Presents Words in Motion An Evening of New Dance Works Inspired by Acclaimed Texts Celebrated BC-based authors and choreographers present three distinctive visions  weaving narrative with movement The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. This…

Ravens, Eagles and Polka Dots: Haida Heritage Hits the Runway

Two years ago, Dahlia Drive owner/designer Wendy Van Riesen and her husband met internationally-renowned Haida artist Reg Davidson in the workshop outside his home in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii. The visit developed into a rich friendship and resulted in the Ravens, Eagles and Polka Dots clothing collection unveiled at the beautiful Skwachays Lodge Hotel and…

Bollywood Ball Raises More Than $1 Million for Retinal Surgery and Research

On February 13, Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation’s inaugural gala, the Bollywood Ball, was held at the Hellenic Centre in Vancouver, BC, in support of the Project Eye initiative to combat blindness. The sold-out event exceeded all expectations, raising more than $1.2 million to equip BC’s newest and most advanced retinal operating room within the…