Dinner at Burdock & Co a Garden of Earthy Delights from Burpee and garden therapy

  Last night I was one of a large group of media hosted by Burpee at a dinner with garden therapy‘s Stephanie Rose as the guest speaker.   Stephanie spoke about her passion for gardening and how it developed into her blog garden therapy where you can find all sorts of gardening ideas from DIY to recipes…

Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

Museum of Vancouver Explores Our City’s Turbulent History of Protests with

  – City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism – Drawing from the Photo Collection of the Vancouver Sun and The Province, this Immersive Exhibition Revisits Moments of Action, Transformation & Detonation   The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) examines our city’s rich history of protest demonstrations with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, a…

The Vancouver Chopin Society Launches Momentous 20th Anniversary Season with Vancouver Premiere: – Maria Pomianowska and her Folk Band – 

Poland’s Acclaimed Ethno Music Master Retraces Chopin’s Influences and Imagines Composer’s Cross-Cultural Inspirations   The Vancouver Chopin Society (Chopin Society) proudly opens its milestone 20th anniversary season with Maria Pomianowska and her Folk Band in A Journey into Chopin’s musical inspiration, October 14, 3 pm & 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. This two-part performance begins…

Italian Master Class Series Fall Session – Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South

  I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the first of five Italian Master Class Series Fall Session Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South courtesy of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. With thanks to Chef Giovanni for the comprehensive detail of the evening.   CHEFS CHEF GIOVANNI TRIGONA AND LADY…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE TO CO-HOST LATE SUMMER HARVEST DINNER AT SALT SPRING ISLAND’S FOXGLOVE FARM, SEPTEMBER 30

    Chefs David Gunawan and Mark Perrier Prepare Family-Style Dinner, Share Stage with Noted Author and Organic Farming Pioneer Michael Ableman   Two award-winning Vancouver restaurants will join forces to spotlight one of their favourite farm-to-table suppliers when Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Osteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier host a Late Summer Harvest Dinner…

Chan Centre presents Evening with Activist & Graphic-Novelist Kate Evans

  The Chan Centre presents Kate Evans: Threads Frontlines of Refugee Crisis Revealed Through Powerful Graphic Novel Images, Reportage, Music, and Discussion featuring Award-winning Author & Activist   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Kate Evans: Threads, an evening with Evans, the acclaimed author, cartoonist, and activist on…

Bring On Tomorrow Co. Spotlights Vancouver’s Top Teen Actors in Jason Robert Brown’s Hit 13: The Musical

  Clever Coming of Age Comedy & Broadway’s First All-Teenage Show Unites Shining Young Theatre Pros and Award-winning Musicians   Bring On Tomorrow Co. is thrilled to present Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical, the hilarious and charming Broadway hit about growing up, running Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 and Oct. 4 – Oct. 8 at…

PUBLIC DALI EXHIBITION TRANSFORMS THE WAY VANCOUVERITES ACCESS GREAT WORKS OF ART

  Chali-Rosso Art Gallery, Vancouver’s largest private gallery of original European Modern Master collections, and Oakridge Centre present Definitely Dali – a public Salvador Dali exhibition highlighting Dali’s original seven-foot tall bronze sculpture called the Dance of Time l. The installation will also include 12 gallery-sized Dali sculptures and 10 Dali artworks on the walls. The exhibition…

LEADING CANADIAN MUSEUM DIRECTOR EXPLORES INDIAN ART WITH UNIQUE STUDY TOUR

  As a well-known expert in Indian art, anthropologist Stephen Inglis has spent years researching, exploring and working in India. Now, he will be sharing his in-depth knowledge with a group of travellers for the first time ever next February as leader of a unique cultural and educational tour exploring the country’s artistic traditions. Inglis…

Vancouver Opera presents Puccini’s Turandot

    Life, Death & Love: Puccini’s final opera October 13, 19, 21 @ 7:30pm Sunday, October 15 @ 2:00pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton Street)  www.vancouveropera.ca   Colossal and colourful, spectacular and intimate—that’s a night at the opera as Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, the opening production of the company’s exciting 2017–2018 season…

34th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show announces top five must-see attractions for 2017

  The show for every home hits the Vancouver Convention Centre – West from October 26-29, 2017   From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Vancouver Fall Home Show (formerly the Vancouver Home + Design Show) is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite. Back October 26-29,…

The Dance Centre presents the 16th annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House Saturday September 16, 2017

  Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street (at Granville), Vancouver Free events 11am-5pm Information: 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca Presented with the support of Scotiabank   From ballet, belly dance and contemporary to hip hop, hula and flamenco, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in…

Put on Your Chef’s Hat and Learn with H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Culinary Classes

  H2 Rotisserie & Bar welcomes fall with the launch of its culinary classes to help guests and Vancouver locals get crafty in the kitchen. These sessions are designed for both beginners and savvy home cooks looking to expand their repertoires with H2 chefs’ favourite contemporary and traditional dishes. Led by Executive Chef Kamal Silva,…