#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…

Canadian Concert Series brings the beats to Tinhorn Creek in 2017 

  Soulful sounds and indie rock royalty coming to the Tinhorn Creek vineyard amphitheater this summer   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the return of its Canadian Concert Series for 2017, with a highly anticipated line-up of soulful sounds and funky tunes from Canadian bands, including celebrated roots-rock-reggae band Big Sugar. Toast Canada’s top…

Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival Celebrates Young Artists’ Achievements with Courageous & Captivating Lineup

Arts Umbrella Showcase of burgeoning talent features beloved theatre favourites and a gripping world premiere    Arts Umbrella is proud to announce the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization’s Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. From the…

#Favourites…what’s happening in Vancouver and beyond

  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

35th annual Filberg Festival Artists Announcement

  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…

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  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017   Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley   SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS   GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY    The Chan Centre presents…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  Conjures Movie Magic with Cinema’s Greatest Music in  -A John Williams Tribute-

  Young musicians embark on motion picture adventure performing scores from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Indiana Jones, Catch Me If You Can, and more     The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) ends its season with a tour de force finale of riveting film scores in A John Williams Tribute, May 7, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum…

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

  It was perfect. Outside a dull, dreary, and rainy Vancouver afternoon. Inside, an appreciative audience captivated by the lyrical outpourings of 30 young men; members of the world-renowned, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Great choirs require the ability to effortlessly move and sequence from one piece of music to another. There has to…

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy

  Renowned dancer Soledad Barrio returns with one of the world’s foremost flamenco companies in this spellbinding interpretation of an ancient classic   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the…