Early Music Vancouver Starts Season on a High Note with – Handel and His Rivals –

  Renowned American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling programme of 18th century opera arias   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Handel and His Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm. GRAMMY Award-winning soprano, Amanda Forsythe, will join Music Director Alexander…

Opera & Arias: The Magic Flute Mondays – August 29 and September 5 at Bard on the Beach • Under the Tents in Vanier Park

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing Mozart’s beguiling music to life with a costumed concert staging of excerpts from his ever-popular opera, The Magic Flute. Enjoy the 27th season of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of this delightful piece, complete with memorable…

Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over of Enchanting 2016 Season

  Seven performances added in third official hold over in 70+ year history   Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) acclaimed productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see the shows run at Stanley Park’s…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on August 5 to 11

  Truck Stop Concert Series Headliner riding #1 Billboard Country Chart Wave to Vancouver   BURRITO LIGHTS, BIG CITY: TACOFINO EXPANDS ITS BRAND ONCE AGAIN BY OPENING NEW COUNTER-SERVICE RESTAURANT AND BAR IN YALETOWN   Bench 1775 Winery   FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER AND YEW SEAFOOD + BAR WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF   Tickets available now…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 29 – August 4/5

  TOMATO TEMPTATIONS BECKON AT PROVENCE   Tickets available now: Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   Book now to avoid disappointment: THINGS ARE GETTING WILD AT YEW THIS AUGUST   EAGLES BUFFET DEBUTS THEMED DINING NIGHTS   New Cocktail Hour Menu at the Keg   AWARD-WINNING LIQUIDITY WINES RELEASES  2014 PINOT RESERVES…

The Canadian Music Centre in BC Expands with Opening of First Branch on Vancouver Island

    New Victoria Creative Hub will host unique pedagogical library of Canadian music, offering free instructional resources and workshops   The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) announces the launch of its first-ever Vancouver Island branch, the Victoria Creative Hub, part of an exciting new partnership with the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM)…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 22 – 28 in and around Vancouver

  Reservations now being accepted OLO Celebrates Food Day Canada with Rustic Beachside Barbecue   MEET THE NEW TEAM AT BEACH BAY CAFÉ AND PATIO:   NEW DESTINATION FOR SERIOUS PIE DISHES OUT AND GIVES BACK    Don’t miss out, time to book your place Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver Returns Thursday, August 18   Visit…

34th Annual Filberg Festival July 29-August 1, 2016

  Celebrate the best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada July 29 to August 1, 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…

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend thru July 15

  The Deighton Cup 2016 GIVEAWAY   Lobster Fest Returns to Provence   Don’t Miss This Evocative Entertainment Experience!   Marquis Wines Supports Vancouver Youth Pride       BOILING POINT: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2016 DATES FOR SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES   Gin & Meat Lovers Unite!   FRESH SHEET: ROYAL…

SHARON, BRAM & FRIENDS BRING FAMILY FUN TO THE ORPHEUM

  Pangburn Philosophy presents the legendary family act live on September 18, 2016  Make Sunday, September 18 an amazing afternoon of sing-along fun for the whole family with legendary children’s singers Sharon, Bram & Friends live at The Orpheum, presented by Pangburn Philosophy. Featuring favourite hits such as “Five Little Monkeys,” “Skinnamarink,” “Tingalayo” and “She’ll Be…

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…