Canadian Concert Series brings the beats to Tinhorn Creek in 2017 

  Soulful sounds and indie rock royalty coming to the Tinhorn Creek vineyard amphitheater this summer   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the return of its Canadian Concert Series for 2017, with a highly anticipated line-up of soulful sounds and funky tunes from Canadian bands, including celebrated roots-rock-reggae band Big Sugar. Toast Canada’s top…

Vancouver Fringe Festival – Funny Music Weirdo

  Chase Padgett melds his two most popular performance skills—guitar showmanship and comedic hijinks—in his latest show, Funny Music Weirdo, April 20-22 as part of year-round Fringe offerings through the Fringe Presents and Theatre Wire, the theatresubscription focused on independent theatre. Chase first came to the attention of theatrelovers with 6 Guitars, winner of the 2013 Pick of the Fringe and the Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award—not…

Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival Celebrates Young Artists’ Achievements with Courageous & Captivating Lineup

Arts Umbrella Showcase of burgeoning talent features beloved theatre favourites and a gripping world premiere    Arts Umbrella is proud to announce the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization’s Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. From the…

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  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

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…

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  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…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  Conjures Movie Magic with Cinema’s Greatest Music in  -A John Williams Tribute-

  Young musicians embark on motion picture adventure performing scores from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Indiana Jones, Catch Me If You Can, and more     The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) ends its season with a tour de force finale of riveting film scores in A John Williams Tribute, May 7, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum…

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY WITH THE VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS AT FULL FATHOM FIVE: SHAKESPEARE IN SONG

  In celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday on Sunday, April 23rd, the Vancouver Cantata Singers present their final concert of the season. The national award-winning choir will perform Full Fathom Five: Shakespeare in Song in an afternoon choral concert in a cabaret setting. Vancouver Cantata Singers Artistic Director, Paula Kremer, invites lovers of choral music and…

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…

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

  It was perfect. Outside a dull, dreary, and rainy Vancouver afternoon. Inside, an appreciative audience captivated by the lyrical outpourings of 30 young men; members of the world-renowned, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Great choirs require the ability to effortlessly move and sequence from one piece of music to another. There has to…

Early Music Vancouver Announces Transformative 2017/18 Season and Summer Bach Festival

Ambitious Line-Up features World-Class Stars & Groundbreaking Collaborations, including EMV’s First Period Instrument Performance of Handel’s Messiah   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, EMV’s entire Festival and…

Sal Ferreras’ Drum Heat Sets Vancouver on Fire with Sizzling Showcase of Westcoast’s Hottest Musical Talent

  Renowned percussionist leads heart-pumping world music & jazz program in benefit concert for Arts Umbrella Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC’s top jazz & world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8pm at the Vogue Theatre. Performing in styles and…

Galician Bagpipe Superstar Carlos Nunez Returns to BC April 6: McPherson Playhouse, Victoria April 7: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver

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 explores the Atlantic corridor of Spain’s Celtic roots that now extend into…

 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,…

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…

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…

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…