Dead in the Water: The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome

  Vancouver has been plagued with the undeserved reputation of being “a boring city”. Apparently being a colorful metropolis with gorgeous outdoor attractions, dazzling museums, and a lively arts scene doesn’t quite cut it for some. For those naysayers, I recommend an evening spent with The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome to experience thrilling…

  Leading Taiwanese puppetry troupes make Vancouver debut in multi-day festival

Lauded Taiwanese Puppet Festival Returns to MOA for Enriching Second Installment of Cultural Exploration  The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is pleased to present the return of the playful and insightful Taiwanese Puppet Festival, November 3-8, 2016. This year MOA has invited two award-winning puppetry ensembles The Happy Puppetry Company and Puppet & Its Double Theater who will share their unique traditional and contemporary…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 7 – 14

  Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter   Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant   GLOWBAL’S Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet   WESTERN CANADA’S MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS   LEGENDS OF THE FALL: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS SIGNATURE CREATIONS TO USHER IN AUTUMN   Reminder: EAT! Vancouver Is Back!   #MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE…

A Good Way Out by Cara Norrish

  It was September 28th, early evening.  I was delighted to find parking on 12th Avenue a few steps from Pacific Theatre and a block away from what I consider ideal window shopping territory – South Granville.   Suppressing the urge to head west, I entered Pacific Theatre early.  It was an unfamiliar venue, for…

SUITCASE STORIES by Maki Yi 

  Oct 28-Nov 12, 2016 Pacific Theatre presents Suitcase Stories by Maki Yi. With only her tiny suitcase in tow, Maki Yi leaves her home in South Korea for Canada. A winsome and vulnerable tale of survival and self-discovery. Playing Oct 28-Nov 12 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pm matinees all Saturdays and Sunday, Nov 6th at…

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…