Early Music Vancouver Presents Bach’s Crowning Masterpiece – Mass in B Minor –

  Vancouver Bach Festival Highlight Unites Some of World’s Finest Bach Artists with Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival: the Mass in B Minor on August 5, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Esteemed conductor Alexander Weimann leads an ensemble of eight internationally-renowned soloists,…

 Take-Off Fridays Returns to YVR 

  Summer event series offers free music, entertainment and activities WHAT: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is bringing back its popular YVR Take-Off Fridays event series for a seventh year. The eight-week summer program will see the terminal come alive with music, entertainment and family-friendly activities. The program will run from July 8 to August 26…

Jazz Fest is coming to Robson Square!

  On June 24, 2016, 800 Robson Street (between Howe Street and Hornby Street) will be closed to vehicle traffic, as the organizers of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival begin to set up for performances starting on June 25. The street will remain closed in response to Vancouver City Council’s decision earlier this year to permanently…

Early Music Vancouver Announces First-Ever Vancouver Bach Festival

    ‘Best of Bach’ Lineup Brings World-Renowned Baroque Musicians to Heart of Downtown this Summer   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) proudly presents its first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival, August 2 –12, 2016, at Christ Church Cathedral and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Audiences have the opportunity to experience some of J.S. Bach’s best known works on…

#FridayFavourites, including places to take DAD June 17 – 23

  Celebrate Dad with BBQ, Beer & Bocce.    BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR   Eat, Shop & Play at Rocky Mountain Flatbread on Father’s Day   THOMAS HAAS CHOCOLATES & PÂTISSERIE:   GIVE DAD A SPECIAL FAMILY MEMORY AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO JUNE 19   LONG TABLE DISTILLERY   SAVVY SERIES CLASS HOSTED BY LA…

SUN-SEEKERS REJOICE — TRELLIS RESTAURANT’S  FRONT PORCH OPENING CELEBRATION JUNE 9-10

    Enjoy Open-Air Dining & Handcrafted Cocktails at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel    In honor of the warm weather seasonal opening of Trellis Restaurant’s Front Porch (Kirkland’s largest Front Porch), the restaurant is encouraging guests to celebrate sun, family, and friends on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m…

Italian Day Returns to Vancouver’s The Drive This Week

  Mangiamo! Lets Eat! Vancouver’s biggest cultural street festival returns to Little Italy on Commercial Drive as Italian Day is set to take place Sunday, June 12th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Join 300,000 Vancouverites as they celebrate Italian culture and heritage in a day of authentic food and drinks, captivating performances and interactive activities. This year’s…

Strumming for Stroke: A Fundraising Ukulele Concert Benefitting the Heart and Stroke Foundation

  Vancouver’s First Lady and Duke of Uke, Ruby & Smith headline a ukulele fundraising concert benefitting the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Friday, June 17 at the Rio Theatre. Strumming for Stroke promises a wonderful evening of live music, with door prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 Draw, health information, and more. The evening will feature performances by…

TUTS Declares Summer of Love with Enchanting 2016 Season: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story

  Swoon-worthy musicals bring summer-long excitement and romance to Stanley Park’s scenic Malkin Bowl Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) invites audiences to fall in love this summer with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story, running July 6 – August 20, 2016 at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. On alternating evenings, audiences will be…

“Shed a Little Light” – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song

  It’s been 30 years since the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) first stepped out on stage under the direction of Peter O’Loughlin. Now three decades later the acclaimed and crowd-wowing choir will be celebrating its history with two exuberant concerts titled, “Shed a Little Light” – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song. This special…

#FridayFavourites – some great ideas for June 3 – 9

  Lucky’s Doughnuts Packs A Punch on  National Doughnut Day: Friday, June 3   Wine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol   Cien Boutique pop – up shop Saturday June 4 at OPUS Hotel Lounge   BEACH BAY CAFÉ KNOWS HOW TO PARTY: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INTRODUCES DAILY BRUNCH, SPECIAL…

Westside to Host BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

  Westbank First Nation, the City of West Kelowna and Peachland Community Arts Council will be partnering to host the provincial launch for the 7th Annual BC Culture Days weekend (September 30-October 2, 2016). The launch is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Rotary and Westbank First Nation Public beaches or at Sensisyusten School, in case of inclement weather. “The…

Summer Sounds Community Picnic: Reviving a Neighbourhood Tradition

  Music & Community Return to Haywood Bandstand Event: Summer Sounds Community Picnic   Venue: Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park (1755 Beach Avenue)   Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 Time: 1 to 8 p.m.       The Event: English Bay’s historic Haywood Bandstand will once again ring with music as the West End Arts Society (WE Arts) presents Summer Sounds…