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The Writing Contest Do you love to write? We have a writing contest for you: the 25th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest is coming soon! The contest commences this year on April 1, 2017, and the final deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017 at midnight. First prize for the Storyteller’s Award is $1000.00…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 

A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song  Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26, 2017…

Pizza Palooza review by Fabina Rajwani

  When I heard about an event involving pizza my interest was immediately piqued.  Richard Wolak from Vancouver Foodster has hosted a number of delectable food-crawl and Tasting Plates events over the years and this was no exception.  “Pizza Palooza 2” marks its second year, which involves following a map around the city while (one…

Shamrocks and Shenanigans, March 17 ‘A whale of a time’ with Vancouver TheatreSports™

  Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) has some fun with all things Irish at Shamrocks & Shenanigans, the improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Friday, March 17 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Patrons that night have the choice of three Irish-themed improv shows – classic TheatreSports at 7:30 pm and again at…

TUTS Announces 2017 Season of High-Flying Hilarity with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

  Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) injects a delightful dose of magical entertainment into summer with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 7 – August 19, 2017 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, TUTS’ two-show subscription packs are on sale TODAY through May 6…

Doing Good by Dining Out

  Dining Out For Life 2017 returns on Thursday, March 30   The 23rd annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017. On that day, Dining Out For Life participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland will donate 25% of their food sales in support…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Inner Mongolia’s One-of-a-Kind Folk Music Export, Anda Union, in Canadian Debut

     Anda Union performing on rare instruments to accompany stirring vocals, the group weaves their nomadic roots to unearth forgotten music   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian premiere of Anda Union, the renowned folk group hailing from regions across Inner Mongolia, March 26…

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…

Galician Bagpipe Superstar Carlos Nunez Returns to BC

  Victoria and Vancouver concert dates announced: April 6 and 7            Prepare to be moved — right out of your seat. Carlos Núñez, the wildly energetic platinum-selling and Grammy-winning sensation who masterfully fuses Spanish fire and Celtic energy, is making a much-anticipated return to Canada’s West Coast this spring with a new show that further…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

   A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song     Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26,…

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

    Drawing on extensive research, world premiere aims to enhance understanding of First Nations’ contributions to Canadian efforts during World War I   Hardline Productions presents the world premiere of its historical drama REDPATCH, March 29 – April 9, 2017 at Presentation House Theatre and April 12 – 16, 2017 at Studio 16. Opening on…

Museum of Anthropology Dives into Socially & Environmentally Conscious Waters with – Amazonia: The Rights of Nature –

    Extensive Amazonian exhibition serves as a manifesto, calling for widespread attention to South American Indigenous forms of knowledge   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought provoking, socially and environmentally conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. The exhibition features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of…

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…

TRAVIS WALL AND BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS PRESENT NATIONAL TOUR OF ‘AFTER THE CURTAIN’ SHAPING SOUND’S GROUNDBREAKING NEW SHOW

   Second Work by America’s Hottest Dance Company Makes Vancouver Premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 25, 2017 TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to present the second work by America’s hottest dance company, TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will begin touring March 1, 2017 in Utica, New York and…

KINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

  Acclaimed Vancouver Chefs Host Exclusive One-off Dinners Featuring Six Courses, Sake + Wine Pairings at Respective Restaurants March 13 and 27   Two of Vancouver’s leading locavore chefs, Farmer’s Apprentice’s David Gunawan and Kinome Japanese Kitchen’s Ryoma Matarai, are joining forces to present a pair of exclusive six-course dinners at their respective restaurants on…

CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER

  The final week of Classic Chic’s Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather Take a cinematic classic full of one-liners, memorable characters and unite it with all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy and you have one enjoyable evening of theatre. Neatly woven into an 80 minute act, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather brings us into the Corleone’s…

There’s Excitement Brewing on Vancouver’s East Side 

  Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver’s East Village To Launch Passport Reward Program   There’s excitement brewing on Vancouver’s east side. On Friday, February 24, 2017, six artisanal breweries and one small-batch distillery, all located in Vancouver’s most concentrated craft beer and spirits district, are hoisting their glasses to toast the launch of their self-guided…