FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES ITS 35th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

  For 35 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has been a cultural beacon for the Vancouver arts community, producing and presenting provocative, thought-provoking, compelling, and highly entertaining pieces of work in the heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore. Artistic Producer Donna Spencer announced today its 2017/2018 season. “For our 35th anniversary season, the…

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…

#Favourites – our list of Things To Do In Vancouver and beyond…

  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…

First Host Gathering: Learn About Indigenous Culture and Tourism in BC

  Connecting Vancouver’s Tourism Professionals  and Indigenous Tourism First Host Gathering will be held at the Bill Reid Gallery and over a dozen Indigenous cultural tourism operators will be in attendance. This event invites members of the hospitality industry to interact with and learn about the key players in BC’s Indigenous tourism sector and to…

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival

  Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education. Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and…

Vancouver International Dance Festival Announces  2017 Roundhouse Series: Featuring Enthralling Works by Canadian and International Artists 

  Multicultural lineup of dancers & choreographers showcase boundary pushing contemporary expression and exploration of the human condition.   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is thrilled to announce the 2017 lineup of ground-breaking Canadian and international dance artists as part of the intimate Roundhouse Series. 8pm shows at the Roundhouse Performance Centre include Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance…

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise 

  Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions    Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented…

The “not to miss” performances of the Vancouver International Dance Festival

  The highly successful Vancouver International Dance Festival running March 8 – 28 including these “not to miss” performances.   1)  Yayoi Theatre Movement (Japan) Title: OKUNI – Mother of Kabuki Location/Dates: Studio 1398, March 1-10, 8pm   Show Info: OKUNI – Mother of Kabuki is Yayoi Theatre Movement Society’s new 70-minute production, choreographed and performed by local artistic director, Yayoi…

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…

Wallflower a Review by Karin Schwagly

    The Wallflower is a contemporary dance performance that relies on the personal memories of the performers to create each individual production.  Quarantine, the Manchester-based group that performs Wallflower is known for its innovative and inclusive theatrical work.   The stage is configured into a small rectangle, surrounded on three sides by the audience. Off…

Between the Darkness and the Light: Kinesis Dance somatheatro marks its 30th Anniversary with the Premiere of In PENUMBRA

    Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis takes audiences on a quest for utopia in stunning, new production – part of 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival   Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis will explore the realms of paradise and enlightenment with the world premiere of his experimental work In PENUMBRA, March 1-4, 2017 at the…

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise

   Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions   Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented as part of…

TALKING STICK FESTIVAL – Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another FEBRUARY 16-26, 2017

  Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 16th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 16-26, 2017. Western Canada’s premier Indigenous Performing Arts Festival features 11 days of entertainment including Film, Theatre, Dance, Celebration of Powwow Culture and Aboriginal Artisan Fair, Métis Fair, Talking Circles, Music Concert Series, Industry Series and…

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival  

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and Denmark alongside seasoned…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening January 27 – February 3

  Here are the future events that you will need to reserve or buy tickets for NOW: IN FULL BLOOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE FLOWER-THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICES   DECLARE YOUR LOVE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SETS THE MOOD THIS FEB. 14 BY HOSTING GOURMET VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE   LA SAINT-VALENTIN: CELEBRATE…

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION’S 20TH ANNUAL “EVENING OF HOPE GALA” 

  DENIM TO DIAMONDS: TAKING A STAND AGAINST HOMELESSNESS—TRANSFORMING ONE LIFE AT A TIME Benefiting Mary’s Place on February 4, 2017, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel  The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) is pulling out all the stops for their 20th annual fundraiser “Evening of Hope Gala” presented by Delta Air Lines, which will take guests…

#FridayFavourites for January 13 to January 20 (#dovf starts)

  Here is our list of favourite things to do January 13 to 20 as well as upcoming events you need to get moving on buying your tickets or making reservations. So what are you waiting for? #dovf starts January 20   DINE OUT VANCOUVER CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL FOOD AND DRINK:   WildTale plunges…