Powerhouse Team of Female Creators Tackle ‘The Art of a Messy Life’ in Interdisciplinary Performance

Gutsy Work Celebrates Beauty in All Forms with Comedy, Music, and Dance   JUNO-nominated jazz bassist Jodi Proznick, award-winning educator and performer Celeste Snowber, and emerging harpist Alexa Reimer come together in the world premiere of Perfect Imperfections: The Art of a Messy Life at Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch from June 14–16. Interweaving…

Gotham Steakhouse takes Social Hour outside for patio season

Gotham Steakhouse is celebrating the long-awaited arrival of Spring 2018 with Social Hour on their secluded garden patio. Enjoy warm weekday afternoons and early evenings with a special menu of small plates, feature cocktails and treats from the award-winning wine list. Wednesday through Friday, Gotham’s in-house DJ will bring the music outside, creating a vibrant…

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Pays Tribute to Rich History of Improvisation in Jazz Meets Gospel

Renowned Canadian fiddler Daniel Lapp joins for powerful season closer Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (Good Noise) explores the intersection of two historic genres in the final concert of their 2017–2018 season: Jazz Meets Gospel on June 2 at 3pm & 8pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Audiences will be brought to their feet, as the…

Chan Centre Announces 2018/19 Concert Series Featuring Range of Distinguished Talents and Exciting New Voices

Eclectic Concert Series Emphasizes Music’s Ability to Elevate Spirits And Bring People Together   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its 2018/19 concert series,featuring powerful tributes, vibrant cultural expressions, and brilliant musicality in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Over the course of eight concerts, wonderfully diverse…

VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS WITH KANTATEFEIER! A CANTATA CELEBRATION

On Saturday, May 12th, the Vancouver Cantata Singers conclude their highly successful 60th season by presenting Kantatefeier: A Cantata Celebration at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. The concert features cantatas and motets by J.S. Bach, plus a new choral composition by Jocelyn Morlock, winner of the 2018 Juno award for Best Classical Composition.  In…

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer returns for another great year of summer music

There’s not much that beats great live music and delicious beer outside on a summer day, and the Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer is gearing up for another great year of events in East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek. With events planned for June 16th, July 14th, and August 11th, music fans can…

STUNNING MUSICAL LINE-UP TO APPEAR AT MISSION HILL’S SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE

Chris Isaak, Chris Botti, and Gipsy Kings set to perform at the winery’s Intimate 1,200-seat Amphitheatre; American music icon Sheryl Crow to headline a Special Performance for Members of Mission Hill’s Privilege Wine Club   The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate…

Australia’s Circa: Opus Presented by the Chan Center for the Performing Arts – a review

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Chan Center for the Performing Arts and they brought Circa: Opus to their concert hall.  While sipping ‘20th anniversary’ Sauv Blanc, we was struck by the heighty aspect of the theater and its focused curves.  The glass windows along with the greenery outside gave the space a…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: R&B Allstars, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, Boom Booms and Michael Kaeshammer.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.   Join us on Friday August 3rd for a special evening concert…

North Shore Light Opera ventures INTO THE WOODS for its 70th Anniversary production

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods’ musical sophistication and lyrical richness are sure to delight audiences! Please be advised that this musical deals with mature subject matter. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who…

MEAT, BREW, AND MUSIC Tickets to the sixth annual Brewery & The Beast go on sale Tuesday, May 1st at 10 a.m.

Restaurants from Vancouver and Whistler are gearing up for Canada’s favourite annual meat festival Brewery & The Beast on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Located at Concord Pacific Lot (180 Pacific Boulevard), from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., ticket-goers can expect a protein-forward culinary adventure with a variety of dishes and preparations, from barbecue, sous-vide, to…

Gifted Young Artists Explore Topical Themes of Self-Image, Family Dynamics and Gender Roles in – Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival –

The next generation of Vancouver actors shine in beloved theatre classics and an insightful original work   Arts Umbrella is thrilled to unveil the lineup of the 2018 Expressions Theatre Festival, running May 17 – 26, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre. Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella’s Intensive, Pre-Professional and Theatre Conservatory Programs, this…

The Emerald Supper Club breaks out its shiny new spring menu

Sunny cocktails, invigorating share plates and quirky events spark fresh fun The Emerald Supper Club, Chinatown’s retro restaurant and lounge, welcomes springtime socializing and Instagram-worthy shenanigans with a host of new food and beverage options. These tempting selections include vegan and gluten-free options alongside a trio of hip new cocktails that evoke warm, tropical locales…

The Chan Centre presents Australian Contemporary Circus Company To Showcase Gravity-Defying Stunts at Chan Centre

The Chan Centre presents Australia’s One-of-a-Kind Circa  in Astonishing Vancouver Premiere of Opus Renowned Circus Company pairs Impeccable Choreography with Evocative Shostakovich Quartets The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Australia’s bold contemporary circus company, Circa, with their exhilarating performance Opus on April 28, 2018 at 8pm…

TAKE 6 a review by Judy Robb

 The Queen Elizabeth Theatre was vibrating with energy and sound on Friday evening, thanks to a phenomenal concert by “Take 6”, a Grammy Award winning a cappella sextet presented by Chor Leoni as part of its fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit. From the first note to the last, their enthusiasm, unique arrangements of pop,…

The Railway Stage & Beer Café set to celebrate its 85th Anniversary with weekend-long celebration

The historic Railway Stage & Beer Café will celebrate its 85th Anniversary from April 6th-8th with three days of special events including shows by local heroes Said The Whale and Hey Ocean!, and a four-band showcase night headlined by Friction Project.   It’s rare for bars and clubs to make it to their 10th anniversaries,…

Early Music Vancouver Reveals Illuminating Vancouver Bach Festival and 2018/19 Main Season

49th Season Features Rare Visits from Luminary Artists & Ensembles, Including Bach Collegium Japan, The King’s Singers, Angela Hewitt, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & More    Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2018 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2018/19 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. At the precipice of…

Vancouver Welcomes Vibrant Proponents of Cuban Music, Vocalist Daymé Arocena and Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Havana’s Finest Solo Artists Perform a Double-Bill of Dynamic Afro-Cuban Fusion   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca in an exhilarating co-bill on April 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These…

VO PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL, Presented by BMO April 28 to May 6, 2018

Two dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 6, 2018.   Under the banner of the Russian White Nights, the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival celebrates Russia’s luminous midsummer “white nights” with Eugene Onegin – a beloved Russian lyric opera, and the much-anticipated…