FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES ITS 35th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

  For 35 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has been a cultural beacon for the Vancouver arts community, producing and presenting provocative, thought-provoking, compelling, and highly entertaining pieces of work in the heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore. Artistic Producer Donna Spencer announced today its 2017/2018 season. “For our 35th anniversary season, the…

Summer Sounds Community Gathering: Reviving a Neighbourhood Tradition

Music & Community Return to Alexandra Park Event: Summer Sounds Community Gathering Venue: Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park (1755 Beach Avenue) Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 Time: 12 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 the second annual Summer Sounds Community…

GIVING VOICE – 13 Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Celebrating Musical Diversity and Creating A Cross-Cultural Musical Experience

Haida-Tsimshian musical duo Sister Says have teamed up with the Bill Reid Gallery and Christ Church Cathedral to present, Giving Voice, a cross-cultural musical experience on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Christ Church Cathedral at 7pm. This all ages event showcases 13 Indigenous and non-Indigenous performers combining the sounds of soul, blues, and hip-hop.   This musical celebration will…

THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2017 LINE UP

  NEW PROGRAMMING, WORLD RENOWNED MUSICAL ACTS, AND RETURNING FAVOURITES     The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has unveiled its line-up for the 2017 Fair at the PNE, British Columbia’s most iconic event and beloved tradition for thousands of families from across the province. Featuring special shows to celebrate Canada 150th birthday, internationally acclaimed musical…

TUTS Announces 2017 Season of High-Flying Hilarity with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

  Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) injects a delightful dose of magical entertainment into summer with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 7 – August 19, 2017 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940. (single tickets on sale May 16).   Perfect pair of Broadway blockbusters…

Chan Centre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Lineup of All-Star Favourites and Thrilling New Talents

  Landmark 2017/18 Series Showcases Artistry Spanning the Globe – Chan Centre   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) marks its 20th anniversary with a tremendous 2017/18 concert series, filled with unique collaborations, brand new productions, and much-adored favourites in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Gospel vocalists…

   Good Noise Welcomes Guest R&B Sensation Warren Dean Flandez in Season Finale: SOUL GOSPEL II

  Concert celebrating the best of two timeless genres back by popular demand   Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) presents SOUL GOSPEL II, the second concert uniting two influential & inspiring genres, Saturday, June 3, 3pm and 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver’s own JUNO-nominated vocalist Warren Dean Flandez lends his dark, rich tone, and silky, smooth falsetto…

Our Favourites – what’s happening around town and more

  VO PRESENTS THREE NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONS AND BOLD PROGRAMMING AT THE INAUGURAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL April 28 to May 13, 2017   Limitless Laughs Abound in Western World   Kasandra Flamenco Presents – LA TARARA   JUST LIKE MOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE SERVES UP A NOSTALGIC DINNER IN HONOUR OF MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 14 Virtuous…

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

  Mission Hill Presents Cowboy Junkies, Michael Bolton, Jewel and Chris Botti; Experience a Once in a Lifetime Musical Performance at Mission Hill’s Intimate 1,200 seat Outdoor Amphitheatre   The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing…

Vancouver Cantata Singers Celebrates 2016-17 Season Highlights & Announces 60th Anniversary Season in 2017-18

  The 2016-17 Vancouver Cantata Singers has ended on a major high note, with four productions that each generated rave reviews from both critics and patrons. ·         Our November 2016 performance, Chichester Psalms, featured three local, professional musicians (harp, percussion, organ) and a local boy soprano, Julian Lokash. Chichester Psalms was a message for our…

Award-winning Vancouver singer raises her voice for International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day

  Soprano and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferer Jacqueline Ko presents Here I Stand, a benefit show for the ME/FM Society of BC This May, an award-winning soprano will sing to support chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, May 13th, 25-year-old Jacqueline Ko will present the gala benefit concert Here I Stand at Marpole United Church. The…

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…