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…

Vancouver Academy of Music Announces Newly Formed Koerner Piano Trio & $1-Million Recital Hall Renovation

  New ensemble-in-residence and enhanced performance space set to further Academy’s legacy of musical excellence   Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) is thrilled to announce its new ensemble-in-residence, Koerner Piano Trio (KPT), alongside plans for an extraordinary $1-million renovation of the Academy’s beloved Koerner Recital Hall – the largest fundraising effort undertaken by VAM in 40…

#FridayFavourites a day earlier Long weekend to September 9

  Subsidized Naturopathic Healthcare for Vancouver   Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup   Opera & Arias: The Magic Flute Mondays – August 29 and September 5 at Bard on the Beach • Under the Tents in Vanier Park   Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival   Catch the Last Sunset…

#FridayFavourites – what to do August 26 – September 2

  Long Awaited Opening of the New R&B Ale & Pizza House   Fall in love with food this autumn at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal at TELUS Garden   THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2016 LINE UP  WITH ALL-NEW PROGRAMMING AND RETURNING FAVOURITES   Vancouver Latin American Film…

Beckon Audiences Away from the Light with – James & Jamesy in the Dark

  Pixar meets Waiting for Godot in critically-acclaimed, international touring spectacle favourites  a Rafflecopter giveaway Celebrated artists James & Jamesy reach new heights of hilarity and depths of profundity with their newest production James & Jamesy in the Dark, October 5 – 16, 2016 at the Waterfront Theatre. Hailed as “one of the most popular Fringe…

The Chan Centre Launches its Exhilarating 2016/17 Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

GRAMMY-Nominated Trombone Virtuoso and High-Energy Band, Orleans Avenue, Set to Ignite the Chan Centre Stage    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) launches its 2016/17 season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, September 25, 2016 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. New Orleans native “Trombone Shorty”…

Give It Up at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

  I thought moderate success would be a lot more glamorous…   Give It Up is the Vancouver Fringe Festival premiere of comedian Morgan Brayton’s new one-person show. After toiling away for almost 30 years in film & tv, theatre and comedy, Brayton is questioning whether this is really the life she’d imagined forherself. Where is her…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 19 to 26

  August 19 is World Humanitarian Day!   Singletree Welcomes the Harvest with Community Social Winery Celebrates Fraser Valley Friendships Old & New   Come and visit the Artisan Market at the New Westminster Anvil Centre   FARMERS MARKETS’ TOMATO FESTIVAL CELEBRATES UGLY SIDE OF THE LOVE APPLE THIS WEEKEND   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal…