“Shed a Little Light” – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song

  It’s been 30 years since the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) first stepped out on stage under the direction of Peter O’Loughlin. Now three decades later the acclaimed and crowd-wowing choir will be celebrating its history with two exuberant concerts titled, “Shed a Little Light” – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song. This special…

#FridayFavourites – some great ideas for June 3 – 9

  Lucky’s Doughnuts Packs A Punch on  National Doughnut Day: Friday, June 3   Wine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol   Cien Boutique pop – up shop Saturday June 4 at OPUS Hotel Lounge   BEACH BAY CAFÉ KNOWS HOW TO PARTY: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INTRODUCES DAILY BRUNCH, SPECIAL…

Che Malambo Thrills Vancouver Audience

  Caravan World Rhythms, founded in 2000, is a non-profit arts organization based in Vancouver whose mission is “to provide high-quality, engaging live cultural entertainment…from Canada and around the world”.  On May 20th, Caravan World Rhythms presented Che Malambo, an all-male powerhouse, Argentine company directed by renowned French choreographer, Gilles Brinas, at the Vogue Theatre,…

Westside to Host BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

  Westbank First Nation, the City of West Kelowna and Peachland Community Arts Council will be partnering to host the provincial launch for the 7th Annual BC Culture Days weekend (September 30-October 2, 2016). The launch is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Rotary and Westbank First Nation Public beaches or at Sensisyusten School, in case of inclement weather. “The…

Summer Sounds Community Picnic: Reviving a Neighbourhood Tradition

  Music & Community Return to Haywood Bandstand Event: Summer Sounds Community Picnic   Venue: Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park (1755 Beach Avenue)   Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 Time: 1 to 8 p.m.       The Event: English Bay’s historic Haywood Bandstand will once again ring with music as the West End Arts Society (WE Arts) presents Summer Sounds…

Museum of Vancouver Demonstrates Cultural Power of Collecting in Immersive New Exhibition – All Together Now –

Interactive display shines spotlight on fascinating local collectors and treasures that help us understand our history and community The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to present an intriguing exhibition about the significance of collecting. All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds – on view at MOV from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017 – features…

Vancouver Comic & Entertainment Expo Announces Appearance by Victor Garber

  Vancouver Expo’s roster of celebrity and creator appearances continues to grow    The first annual Vancouver Comic & Entertainment Expo, presented by Brasco Exhibitions, is flying into BC Place August 5-7, 2016. Fans from across the Lower Mainland and beyond will be treated to three days of celebrity and creator appearances, cosplay, premier marquee…

Calling All B.C. Artists!

BC Culture Days announces the call for the 2016 Ambassador and Awards Program.BC Culture Days invites all B.C. artists to apply for the 2016 Ambassador and Awards Program. Winners will receive $1,000 towards community activation and presentation of a Culture Days activity! The Culture Days weekend, taking place this year on September 30, October 1 and 2, is…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES…

Chan Centre Announces 2016/17 Season  of Genre-Defying and Culture-Defining Artists

    Signature Series Celebrates Music’s Unifying Power with Diverse Talent  The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its stellar 2016/17 concert series, presenting a line-up of captivating new works, dramatic debuts, and much-anticipated returns in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Balancing traditional – from Portuguese fado…

Koerner Quartet Meets Rolston String Quartet in VAM Ensemble’s Season Finale

     Quartets combine to conquer Mendelssohn’s iconic String Octet in concert of chamber masterworks   Koerner Quartet closes its 2015/16 season with up-and-coming Houston-based ensemble, The Rolston String Quartet, June 5, 7:30pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music’s (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall.  Each quartet will showcase monumental chamber works by Haydn and Debussy in an…