It’s getting spooky out there! Halloween at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Stanley Park Ghost Train

  Stanley Park Ghost Train and VanDusen Glow in the Garden set to entertain again this Halloween. The Vancouver Park Board is celebrating Halloween this year at both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Stanley Park Ghost Train. The Park Board’s long-running Stanley Park Ghost Train operates October 13 to 31. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled…

BALLET BC ANNOUNCES PROGRAM I OF ITS 2017/18 SEASON

  Ballet BC opens its 32nd Anniversary season with an evening of visual storytelling by two celebrated dance artists at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 2-4 at 8:00pm.   Passionate and distinctly talented, Ballet BC’s company of dancers captivate audiences on home, national and global stages. Like never before, each collaboration, each performance punctuates a story…

“THE GREAT BIG BOO!” is Coming to a City Near You This Fall

  Corus, Cineplex and Wondersee debut live-action family friendly Halloween show   Corus Entertainment, Cineplex and Wondersee Entertainment have partnered to launch “The Great Big Boo!,” a live-action, family-friendly Halloween show that will tour Cineplex theatres across the country this fall, from October 18 to October 30. The 50-minute non-scary live show follows the story…

We had a Grand time at the Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Room – Vancouver

  Grand Marnier brings back the past with their Cordon Rouge Room tours. Following success in Toronto and Montreal, the “Speakeasy” came to Vancouver to re-introduce us to their tasty liqueur and it’s many different ways to enjoy. It started with an invitation to an exclusive, sensory experience at The Cordon Rouge Room Speakeasy on…

The 14th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival Wednesday October 25 to Sunday November 5, 2017

  Featuring over 100 events at over 50 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside Tickets and Info: www.heartofthecityfestival.com   ANNOUNCING the 14th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival and twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibitions, mixed media, art talks, history talks…

CELEBRATE DIWALI WITH LAUNCH OF NEW PROVINCIAL INITIATIVE  “DIWALI IN BC” TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 14 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2017 

  FIVE-WEEK EVENT CELEBRATES FEMININE POWER THROUGH THEATRE, DANCE AND FILM, AND SHINES A LIGHT ON WORKS CREATED BY DIVERSE AND TALENTED WOMEN Artistic Director and cultural leader Rohit Chokhani is pleased to launch Diwali in BC – a new provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years. During its launch year, Diwali in BC…

“City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism” New Exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver

  New Exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver     As soon as visitors enter the Museum of Vancouver’s newest exhibition, they realize that they are about to embark on a unique experience. “City on Edge” features 650 photographs, mostly from the Vancouver Sun and Province archives, many of which have never seen before, chronicling…

AU COMPTOIR MARKS THIRD ANNIVERSARY BY WELCOMING LA QUERCIA CHEF/OWNER ADAM PEGG FOR COLLABORATIVE CULINARY EVENT, OCTOBER 23 

  Award-winning Kitsilano Bistro Celebrates Successful Third Year by Hosting Exclusive Seven-Course, French-meets-Italian Feast with Wine Pairings     Two pedigreed culinary talents will share the stage when Au Comptoir Executive Chef Daniel McGee and La Quercia Chef/Owner Adam Pegg come together to co-host a collaborative dinner in celebration of the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie’s third…

Early Music Vancouver Presents History’s First Great Opera –  Monteverdi’s Orfeo –

  In-Concert Performance of the 1607 Masterpiece Features Vancouver’s Own Colin Balzer in Demanding Title Role   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents the first unqualified masterpiece in operatic history, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, on October 29, 2017 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Often described as a “game changer” in the history of music,…

Mirabel Vineyards Releases Debut Chardonnay

  The much-anticipated Mirabel Chardonnay makes its debut entrance just in time for fall   Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards is proud to announce the release of its first-ever Chardonnay ($40.00 SRP), made from whole bunch pressed Naramata Chardonnay grapes. Restaurants can pre-order this wine through the order desk via email or phone 250.494.4445 ext 2. The grapes were hand-harvested on October…

The Chan Centre presents Tabla Master Zakir Husain with Esteemed Jazz Bassist Dave Holland in Crosscurrents

    Concert Bridges Jazz and Indian Music’s Shared Influences & Intersections   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland on October 28 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world’s foremost tabla…

IN FALL BLOOM: THE WILD BUNCH FLORAL STUDIO HOSTS SERIES OF DESIGN WORKSHOPS BEGINNING THIS OCTOBER

  Vancouver Floral Studio Warms Up Autumn with a Series of Events that Allow Participants to Create Personalized Arrangements, Centerpieces and Wreaths   Floral enthusiasts can celebrate and design seasonal flowers and foliage when The Wild Bunch hosts a series of Thursday evening workshops at their design studio in Vancouver at 7 East 7th Avenue on October 5, November 2, December…

Gaining a New Perspective: Discussing Our City’s Past, Present and Future 

  Speakers share Vancouver’s stories and history at the Vancouver Lookout   To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, The Vancouver Lookout has partnered with Vancouver Heritage Foundation to present Perspectives: Talks & Discussions. This series will explore stories – surprising, thought provoking, and thrilling – that have shaped Vancouver over time. Inspired by the rich history…