Vancouver Fringe Festival – Funny Music Weirdo

  Chase Padgett melds his two most popular performance skills—guitar showmanship and comedic hijinks—in his latest show, Funny Music Weirdo, April 20-22 as part of year-round Fringe offerings through the Fringe Presents and Theatre Wire, the theatresubscription focused on independent theatre. Chase first came to the attention of theatrelovers with 6 Guitars, winner of the 2013 Pick of the Fringe and the Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award—not…

Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival Celebrates Young Artists’ Achievements with Courageous & Captivating Lineup

Arts Umbrella Showcase of burgeoning talent features beloved theatre favourites and a gripping world premiere    Arts Umbrella is proud to announce the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization’s Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. From the…

REDPATCH at Studio 16 until April 16

  I had the honour of attending Hardline Productions world premiere of Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver’s historical drama REDPATCH at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver last week. Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917,  this moving production follows the story of a young Métis volunteer…

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  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

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  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017   Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley   SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS   GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY    The Chan Centre presents…

REALWHEELS THEATRE PRESENTS…

  COMEDY ON WHEELS Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs!   Award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs! This community-based performance has absolutely zero intention to inspire, but every intention to make you giggle. Comedy on Wheels takes place May 18-20, for three performances only, at Performance Works on…

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY WITH THE VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS AT FULL FATHOM FIVE: SHAKESPEARE IN SONG

  In celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday on Sunday, April 23rd, the Vancouver Cantata Singers present their final concert of the season. The national award-winning choir will perform Full Fathom Five: Shakespeare in Song in an afternoon choral concert in a cabaret setting. Vancouver Cantata Singers Artistic Director, Paula Kremer, invites lovers of choral music and…

HEEL KICK! -unprofessional wrestling- 

  Tagline: “Two backyard wrestlers decide to go pro. Unfortunately for them… they suck.” Budget: $70,000+ (shot for just $40,000) Cast: Danny Mac, Chris Wilcox, Cooper Bibaud, Matthew Graham, Pam Kearns, Naiah Cummins Producers: Danny Mac, Paul Jacob, Cooper Bibaud, Greg Miller (co-producer) Written by: Danny Mac Directed by: Danny Mac & Ian MacDougall Synopsis: …

Early Music Vancouver Announces Transformative 2017/18 Season and Summer Bach Festival

Ambitious Line-Up features World-Class Stars & Groundbreaking Collaborations, including EMV’s First Period Instrument Performance of Handel’s Messiah   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, EMV’s entire Festival and…

Sal Ferreras’ Drum Heat Sets Vancouver on Fire with Sizzling Showcase of Westcoast’s Hottest Musical Talent

  Renowned percussionist leads heart-pumping world music & jazz program in benefit concert for Arts Umbrella Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC’s top jazz & world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8pm at the Vogue Theatre. Performing in styles and…

Galician Bagpipe Superstar Carlos Nunez Returns to BC April 6: McPherson Playhouse, Victoria April 7: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver

Prepare to be moved — right out of your seat. Carlos Núñez, the wildly energetic platinum-selling and Grammy-winning sensation who masterfully fuses Spanish fire and Celtic energy, is making a much-anticipated return to Canada’s West Coast this spring with a new show that further explores the Atlantic corridor of Spain’s Celtic roots that now extend into…

 Mathematical Constellations of Human Connectivity Mapped in Pi Theatre’s Mind-Racing Long Division

  Intricate narrative of intertwined lives unravels through a poetic combination of mathematical metaphor & choreographed movement   Pi Theatre presents a refreshed remount of Peter Dickinson’s otherworldly and resonant Long Division, April 26 – 30, 2017 at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour Street). Directed by Richard Wolfe, with choreography by Lesley Telford and musical score by Owen Belton, the intellectually-charged,…

Pacific Theatre presents  VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard 

  VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard  originally produced by The Gateway Theatre  March 24-April 8, 2017 Pacific Theatre presents Valley Song by Athol Fugard, an inter-generational tale that brings the nation-wide social changes of apartheid to one family. Playing Mar 24-Apr 8 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pm matinees all Saturdays and Sunday, Apr 2 at Pacific Theatre,…