Stone’s Throw Productions is presenting The Most Massive Woman Wins

  November 9-12 after Suitcase Stories (approx. 10pm) at Pacific Theatre   THE MOST MASSIVE WOMAN WINS by Madeleine George “I’m about to have my body surgically removed” November  9 – 12 IN SHORT: Stone’s Throw Productions presents The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George. Four woman sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body…

ITSAZOO Announces Hold Over  of Site-Specific Horror Event: – Hidden –

    Eight performances added to the run of slasher-inspired event of the Halloween season    Due to overwhelming demand, ITSAZOO will extend the run of the bone-chilling, site-specific horror event Hidden by one week. Eight newly added performances will see the show run at UBC Botanical Garden through to November 19, 2016. “We are deeply appreciative of the outpouring…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra with Goh Ballet Presents the Children’s Symphonic Classic 

  -Peter and the Wolf-   Theatre Luminary Christopher Gaze joins ranks of Alec Guinness, Sean Connery and David Attenborough Narrating Prokofiev’s Musical Fairytale   The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) presents Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless symphonic tale, Peter and the Wolf, November 27, 2016, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. This enchanting story of a boy…

Friday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

  Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets   Holy Guacamole! Avocados from Mexico partners with the Canucks   Cider Tap Takeover happening at The Cascade Room   Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)   ChopStick Festival 2016   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures…

Chan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El Cigala

  Three-time Latin GRAMMY winner performs songs from Indestructible, forthcoming album celebrating the rich sounds of salsa   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the hotly anticipated return of Diego El Cigala, charming vocalist and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7pm in the…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick…

The Chan Centre Presen­­ts Brain An Acclaimed Work by Spoken Word Artist Brendan McLeod

  Author and slam poet tackles mental illness and complex nuances of  the human mind as part of Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Brain, a hilarious and heartbreaking monologue about the mind, mental illness, and friendship on November 17 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part…

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…