#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES…

Chan Centre Announces 2016/17 Season  of Genre-Defying and Culture-Defining Artists

    Signature Series Celebrates Music’s Unifying Power with Diverse Talent  The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its stellar 2016/17 concert series, presenting a line-up of captivating new works, dramatic debuts, and much-anticipated returns in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Balancing traditional – from Portuguese fado…

Koerner Quartet Meets Rolston String Quartet in VAM Ensemble’s Season Finale

     Quartets combine to conquer Mendelssohn’s iconic String Octet in concert of chamber masterworks   Koerner Quartet closes its 2015/16 season with up-and-coming Houston-based ensemble, The Rolston String Quartet, June 5, 7:30pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music’s (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall.  Each quartet will showcase monumental chamber works by Haydn and Debussy in an…

RED TRUCK BEER IS BREWING UP A SUMMER OF GREAT MUSIC IN EAST VAN AS THE TRUCK STOP CONCERT SERIES RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR

  2016 series launches in Brewery Creek on June 11th with two stages for even more music   Red Truck Beer Co. is thrilled to announce that its Truck Stop Concert Series will be back for another year of great music, great people and of course, great beer. This year’s three shows will be headlined…

Filberg Festival announces headliners for 2016

  This year the Filberg Festival is honoured to feature world renowned glass artist, Robert Held. For over 25 years Robert Held has lead the Canadian art glass industry, establishing the first college-level art glass program and influencing the art across North America. His pieces are in the collections of royalty and governments and can be part of your…

Early Music Vancouver Announces First Ever Vancouver Bach Festival & Resplendent 2016/17 Season

  Lineup of Prestigious Artists & Timeless Masterworks Offers Classic Concert Hall Experiences & New Artistic Adventures   Early Music Vancouver (EMV)  announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer…

A Sophisticated Evening With Early Music Vancouver

  Last month I had the pleasure of attending a sensational evening of music presented by Early Music Vancouver (earlymusic.bc.ca) at the Vancouver Playhouse.  EMV presented a special performance of George Frideric Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major performed by two internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning soloists. Now, I’ll level with…

Mango, Flamenco, Patio & Che Malambo !

  Greetings in the name of the Fearless Leader of the Patios, our yellow star is shinning and inviting us to share with friends and musicians. My next event is an invitation to celebrate just that:   Saturday April 16th at The Backstage Lounge 10pm/10$ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/998154603554078/   Expect the usual mix of music from warm lands (Africa,…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Busts Open the Great American Songbook with Gorgeous Gershwin

  Bright & Boisterous Programme Features Local Luminary Leslie Dala Performing Rhapsody in Blue Piano Concerto     The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) season closes on an ebullient note with the concert, Gorgeous Gershwin on May 15, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Music Director Leslie Dala takes to the piano to conduct and perform the jazz-tinged classical masterpiece, Rhapsody in…

Arts Umbrella’s Theatre and Music Expressions Festival 

  Celebrating Creativity of Young Minds with Diverse, Ambitious Lineup Annual event’s powerful youth performances transverse genres and centuries   Arts Umbrella announces its 2016 Theatre and Music Expressions Festival: an annual showcase celebrating the boundless creativity of young talent in the organization’s pre-professional theatre program, running from May 11 to 22, 2016, at Waterfront Theatre on…

#FridayFavourites – things to do in Vancouver

  Celebrated Pastry Chef Tamera Clark Returns Home to   Sip, Savour and Celebrate at the 2016 Fest of Ale   ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF REFLECTIONS   PAELLA DAYS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ADDS NEW CHAPTER   FINE FOOD and FISHY FRIVOLITY   EarthBites Long Table events at Rocky Mountain Flatbread  …