Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre

  GRAMMY-nominated singer performs works inspired by  her life experience from recent album, Mundo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s Bar & Lounge Introduces Winning Slate of Cocktails

   This fall, Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) engages in its own election parody with Trump Card – Winner Takes All playing Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, September 28 through November 19 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Requisite for any high-stakes game is a well-stocked bar with great cocktails to celebrate the winners…

ITSAZOO Invites Audiences into Their Own, Personal Horror Film with the World Premiere of Site-Specific Theatre Event: – Hidden –

Taking Place at UBC Botanical Garden, this Slasher-Inspired Work is Part Historic Murder Tour, Part Outdoor Adventure & Part Meta-Theatrical Thriller   ITSAZOO presents the bone-chilling, site-specific horror event Hidden, October 22 – November 13, 2016 at UBC Botanical Garden. Inspired by slasher-era movies such as Friday the 13th and Halloween, Playwright and Co-Director Sebastien Archibald…

AGES OF THE MOON by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard

  at Presentation House Theatre from October 26 – November 6, 2016   Lonesome Moon Productions, with the support of Presentation House Theatre, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard’s affecting, darkly funny and gruffly poignant play, “Ages of the Moon”, from Wednesday, October 26th to Sunday, November 6th, 2016. This moving,…

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 2016 Season Highlights & Announces 2017 Playbill

  The 2016 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has ended on a major high note, with a total season attendance of just over 100,000 and four Shakespeare productions that each generated rave reviews from both critics and patrons.   On the BMO Mainstage, a music-filled production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, set in…

The Canadian Music Centre in BC Unveils New Performance Space & Signature Concert Series

    Renovated Vancouver Creative Hub with 40-seat salon will host  intimate recitals celebrating Canadian composers    The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) proudly reveals its renovated home, the Vancouver Creative Hub (837 Davie Street) with 40-seat black box theatre, the Murray Adaskin Salon, an urban cultural hotspot for Canadian music &…

White Pine Pictures Presents the World Premiere of Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Group of Seven co-founder looms as large as landscapes he illuminated in new biopic   Toronto’s White Pine Pictures presents its visually striking and in-depth biopic, Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris, October 2 & 4 at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas as part of the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Next Generation of Classical Stars in -Concerto Extravaganza-

Prestigious Program Spotlights Winners of Province-Wide Competition    The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) season begins with Concerto Extravaganza, an inspirational showcase of young, upcoming talent, on October 16, 2016, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. This concert celebration will feature the six winners of the 2016 Orpheum Theatre Concerto Competition, some of BC’s best & brightest musicians, performing…

Russia’s Revered Piano Maestro, Denis Matsuev, Makes Anticipated Return

   International sensation treats audience to monumental program at the Chan Centre   Show One Productions proudly presents Russia’s unequaled piano virtuoso, Denis Matsuev, in his hotly anticipated return to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, October 20, 2016 at 8pm. The internationally celebrated soloist, famed for his inimitable interpretations of esteemed…

A SECOND MUSICAL BLOODBATH HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CATCHY

    District 13 presents CATCHING FIRE: THE MUSICAL by Mark Vandenberg September 23 – October 1, 2016 District 13 presents Catching Fire: The Musical by Mark Vandenberg. In this hilarious pop culture parody sequel to last year’s smash hit Hunger Games: The Musical, Katniss Everdeen continues to defy the Captiol, play with Peeta’s heart and belt out songs…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE…

The Virtual Stage Returns to Granville Island with Walking Corpses and Villainous Bloodsuckers in The Zombie Syndrome: Dead In The Water

    Fifth Annual Edition of Acclaimed Halloween Event Brings Fresh Innovation with Canadian Theatre Premiere of Apple’s iBeacon Technology   The Virtual Stage presents an all-new, immersive, and spine-tingling theatrical adventure with The Zombie Syndrome: Dead In The Water – October 4 to October 31, 2016 on Granville Island. The fifth annual installment in the…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Trump Card – Winner Takes All

  From now through November, everyone’s attention will be glued to a high-stakes game that will affect the world for generations to come – the US election. Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) ups the ante with its own improvised election interpretation, Trump Card – Winner Takes All, running September 28th through November 19th at The Improv…

VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON

  Vancouver Cantata Singers launch their 59th season of concerts with four innovative programs. The national award-winning choir begins their 2016-2017 season on November 5th with Chichester Psalms: Bernstein, before and beyond. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is music for a modern era with a compelling blend of lyrical and intimate styles. “We are thrilled to…

  Beijing People’s Art Theatre Conjures 50 Years of Political Turmoil & Social Upheaval in Epic Drama – Teahouse –

  National Theatre Company Returns 30 Years After Expo 86 to Remount Signature Masterpiece   Canada-China Cultural Development Association (CCCDA) presents Beijing People’s Art Theatre in Lao She’s Teahouse – an epic drama of Chinese culture, history, and politics, November 10 & 11 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street). The…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on September 9 – 16

  Now is the time to enter our Giveaways GIVEAWAY – Vancouver Home + Design Show   TICKET GIVEAWAY Beckon Audiences Away from the Light with – James & Jamesy in the Dark   British Columbia’s Dynamic Women Craft Fundraising Wine for Women’s Education   Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival   Catch the…

 Shakespeare Unchained Presents: aux.la.more By Kara Nolte  Sept 9th-13th 

  Slow dance with someone, at the Vancouver Fringe Shakespeare Unchained presents: aux.la.more- a solo performance by dance artist Kara Nolte which investigates the idea of intimacy and how we show ourselves to others. Using elements of poetry, original text, movement, repetition and transformation as tools, the work leans into nostalgia while sharing joyful moments…