#Favourites things to do, places to go in and around Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and Vancouver Island

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer     HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 4-7, 2017.

    Victoria based artist, Linda Skalenda will be this year’s featured guest artist located in the Arbour. Linda’s paintings can be found in collections across North America and the UK. In 2015 she was selected for the honorable position to be the resident artist with her solo gallery at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. www.lindaskalenda.com…

AFRICAN DESCENT FESTIVAL RETURNS TO VANCOUVER JULY 22 AND 23 WITH HEADLINER NKULEE DUBRE

  As a celebration and promotion of the arts, culture, and music of African descendants, African Descent Society is proud to announce the 3rd annual African Descent Festival. With an often unknown rich African history, Vancouver boasts a vibrant and long-standing African descendent community. This community follows historic lines back to Hogan’s Alley, the first…

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  “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Like-Minded Chefs Join Forces for a Collaborative Dinner at South Granville Restaurant   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel…

#Favourites what’s happening this week and beyond

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   Go for a drive #GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience   You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS…

Vancouver Bach Festival Returns and Grows with Dazzling Lineup of World-Class Artists

  Early Music Vancouver Marks 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by Celebrating Music’s Power to Transform  Early Music Vancouver (EMV) proudly presents the return of the Vancouver Bach Festival, August 1 – 11, 2017 at the Christ Church Cathedral in the heart of downtown, and at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Following the…

#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina     You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY  …

Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler will welcome Rising Stars from June 25 to July 4 with support of Stingray Digital Group Inc.

    The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is making the final preparations to welcome 90 participants for the 2017 VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER. The immersive, ten-day training program returns to the Resort Municipality of Whistler for a third year, where Rising Stars of the classical music world will share this unique opportunity to live…

GIVING VOICE – 13 Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Celebrating Musical Diversity and Creating A Cross-Cultural Musical Experience

Haida-Tsimshian musical duo Sister Says have teamed up with the Bill Reid Gallery and Christ Church Cathedral to present, Giving Voice, a cross-cultural musical experience on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Christ Church Cathedral at 7pm. This all ages event showcases 13 Indigenous and non-Indigenous performers combining the sounds of soul, blues, and hip-hop.   This musical celebration will…

Chan Centre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Lineup of All-Star Favourites and Thrilling New Talents

  Landmark 2017/18 Series Showcases Artistry Spanning the Globe – Chan Centre   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) marks its 20th anniversary with a tremendous 2017/18 concert series, filled with unique collaborations, brand new productions, and much-adored favourites in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Gospel vocalists…

   Good Noise Welcomes Guest R&B Sensation Warren Dean Flandez in Season Finale: SOUL GOSPEL II

  Concert celebrating the best of two timeless genres back by popular demand   Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) presents SOUL GOSPEL II, the second concert uniting two influential & inspiring genres, Saturday, June 3, 3pm and 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver’s own JUNO-nominated vocalist Warren Dean Flandez lends his dark, rich tone, and silky, smooth falsetto…

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  VO PRESENTS THREE NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONS AND BOLD PROGRAMMING AT THE INAUGURAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL April 28 to May 13, 2017   Limitless Laughs Abound in Western World   Kasandra Flamenco Presents – LA TARARA   JUST LIKE MOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE SERVES UP A NOSTALGIC DINNER IN HONOUR OF MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 14 Virtuous…

STUNNING MUSICAL LINE-UP TO APPEAR AT MISSION HILL’S SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE

  Mission Hill Presents Cowboy Junkies, Michael Bolton, Jewel and Chris Botti; Experience a Once in a Lifetime Musical Performance at Mission Hill’s Intimate 1,200 seat Outdoor Amphitheatre   The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing…

Vancouver Cantata Singers Celebrates 2016-17 Season Highlights & Announces 60th Anniversary Season in 2017-18

  The 2016-17 Vancouver Cantata Singers has ended on a major high note, with four productions that each generated rave reviews from both critics and patrons. ·         Our November 2016 performance, Chichester Psalms, featured three local, professional musicians (harp, percussion, organ) and a local boy soprano, Julian Lokash. Chichester Psalms was a message for our…

Award-winning Vancouver singer raises her voice for International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day

  Soprano and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferer Jacqueline Ko presents Here I Stand, a benefit show for the ME/FM Society of BC This May, an award-winning soprano will sing to support chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, May 13th, 25-year-old Jacqueline Ko will present the gala benefit concert Here I Stand at Marpole United Church. The…