BLOOMING PINK New sakura-inspired dishes and cocktails at Aburi Restaurants’ Miku, Minami, and Gyoza Bar

    Aburi Restaurants celebrates the arrival of cherry blossom season in Vancouver with several new sakura-themed dishes and beverages at its three local restaurants – Miku (70-200 Granville Street), Minami (1118 Mainland Street), and Gyoza Bar (622 West Pender). From March 31 to April 14, diners at Miku can expect to enjoy hints of…

 Mathematical Constellations of Human Connectivity Mapped in Pi Theatre’s Mind-Racing Long Division

  Intricate narrative of intertwined lives unravels through a poetic combination of mathematical metaphor & choreographed movement   Pi Theatre presents a refreshed remount of Peter Dickinson’s otherworldly and resonant Long Division, April 26 – 30, 2017 at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour Street). Directed by Richard Wolfe, with choreography by Lesley Telford and musical score by Owen Belton, the intellectually-charged,…

Pacific Theatre presents  VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard 

  VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard  originally produced by The Gateway Theatre  March 24-April 8, 2017 Pacific Theatre presents Valley Song by Athol Fugard, an inter-generational tale that brings the nation-wide social changes of apartheid to one family. Playing Mar 24-Apr 8 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pm matinees all Saturdays and Sunday, Apr 2 at Pacific Theatre,…

Chefs Shine at #GoodFrance 2017

  Chefs whose love of food dates back to their childhood brought their unique styles and passion for French cuisine to this year’s #GoodFrance global event on March 21. Chefs from more than 2000 restaurants in five continents prepared a multi-course dinner that paid homage to French cuisine. In Vancouver, Bistro Pastis, Le Crocodile and…

SOMETHING’S FISHY AT PROVENCE THIS APRIL

  From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside as it celebrates its ninth annual Poisson d’Avril. In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one day affair corresponding to our April Fool’s Day filled with whimsical pranks and games (background & history) . “Poisson d’Avril is an opportunity to welcome spring with a bit…

 Hardline Productions Weaves Riveting Tale of First Nations on the Front Lines in WWI Drama _– REDPATCH –

  Drawing on extensive research, world premiere production aims to enhance understanding of First Nations’ contributions to Canadian efforts during World War I Hardline Productions presents Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver’s historical drama REDPATCH, April 12 – 16, 2017 at Studio 16. Opening on the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the moving production follows…

VO PRESENTS THREE NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONS AND BOLD PROGRAMMING AT THE INAUGURAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL April 28 to May 13, 2017

    Otello, Dead Man Walking and The Marriage of Figaro Vancouver Opera feature superb singers, stunning designs. Vancouver Opera Festival will be a wide ranging celebration of the vocal arts, designed to appeal to diverse audiences, all set conveniently in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Programming also includes a new commissioned video art installation by award-winning…

Bistro Pastis Chef Mike Mikoda Embraces Classical French Cuisine for #GoodFrance March 21

  Chef Mike Mikoda is still relatively new at the helm over at Bistro Pastis, but his love of classical French cuisine has inspired him throughout his 15 year career. And he’s excited to have the opportunity to showcase his interpretation of time-honoured dishes at the third Annual #GoodFrance event on March 21. “I appreciate the…

Limitless Laughs Abound in Western World

  Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL) improvisers will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate their lightning fast wit as they play the ‘Hosts’ to audience ‘Guests’ in Western World opening April 6 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Inspired by the popular HBO series Westworld, this improvised parody relies on audience suggestions to set the…

Celebrate Spring at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, April 19-23

  Sixth annual festival dishes up delectable oysters, remarkable craft beers, memorable wines, and the joy of winter’s end The sixth annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival returns to the South Okanagan, April 19-23. The festival offers the perfect opportunity to dive into spring with outstanding dining experiences, tastings of oysters from around the world, and glasses…

The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation

The Event Are you a Vancouver business owner? Come join other local entrepreneurs for the networking event Good In The Hood, hosted by Serendipity Tea Party. In addition to networking, the inaugural fundraiser to launch the Granola Girl Foundation will be taking place! The Granola Girl Foundation is a fundraising platform to provide scholarships for kids to attend summer camps with…

France invites you to its table in Vancouver: March 21st 2017 #GoodFrance

  For the third consecutive year, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. This event, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in…

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…

Exclusive Six-Course Feast Melds McGee’s Classic French Bistro Fare With Alvarez’s Signature Progressive Latin Cuisine, Includes Wine and Cocktail Pairings

  CULINARY CROSSROADS: AU COMPTOIR EXECUTIVE CHEF DAN MCGEE WELCOMES CACAO’S JEFFERSON ALVAREZ FOR COLLABORATIVE CHEFS’ DINNER, MARCH 28   Au Comptoir’s classic French bistro fare gets a Latin-inspired lift when Executive Chef Dan McGee joins forces with Cacao Chef/Owner Jefferson Alvarez for a one-night-only collaborative culinary experience at the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie on Tuesday,…

The Chan Centre presents Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, Germany’s Legendary Singer and his Virtuoso Band

   With unmistakable charisma and vintage style, Raabe will revive the music and elegance of the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany’s iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm…

Z Gallery Arts presents Henni Alftan’s First North American Solo Exhibition: – Shadows in the Mirror –

    Toying with perception, Finnish artist’s oil-on-canvas collection offers alluring, poetic lexicon of the everyday   Z Gallery Arts presents Finland-born artist Henni Alftan’s first North American solo exhibition, Shadows in the Mirror, on display from April 6 – May 8, 2017. This exclusive collection of 15 original, oil-on-canvas works explores the mimetic relation of…