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…

#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…