#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…

THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2016 LINE UP  WITH ALL-NEW PROGRAMMING AND RETURNING FAVOURITES

    The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has unveiled its line-up for the 2016 Fair at the PNE, British Columbia’s most popular event and an annual tradition for thousands of families from across the province. With a diverse entertainment line-up that will appeal to families, teenagers and those who are young at heart, the 2016…

Take an hour and take in BULL!

  They say that if you are stirred emotionally by the play, the actors have been successful at their craft. if so, BULL, by Mike Bartlett, playing at the Italian Cultural Centre as part of Tremors from the Rumble Theatre is very, very successful. To put it mildly, I became totally involved! I was so…

Early Music Vancouver Starts Season on a High Note with – Handel and His Rivals –

  Renowned American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling programme of 18th century opera arias   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Handel and His Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm. GRAMMY Award-winning soprano, Amanda Forsythe, will join Music Director Alexander…

On Stage for One-Night Only: Joe Ink Presents the Critically Acclaimed 4OUR Following Sold Out Premiere in 2015

    Emotionally resonant 4OUR features Vancouver debut of Dora Award-nominated dancer Jarrett Siddall   Back by popular demand, following its sold out run in 2015, JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin present 4OUR, onstage for one-night only, September 19, 2016 at 8pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Hailed as “eclectic and deeply personal”…

Mercedes Amaya Company Showcases Flamenco’s Gypsy Roots in Sizzling Vancouver Premiere

    Spanish & Mexican Artists Led by Lineage of Legendary Carmen Amaya Headline Vancouver International Flamenco Festival    Vancouver International Flamenco Festival proudly presents the local debut of Mercedes Amaya Company, September 16 & 17, 2016, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Helmed by the niece of legendary Gypsy flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, this ensemble of…

Opera & Arias: The Magic Flute Mondays – August 29 and September 5 at Bard on the Beach • Under the Tents in Vanier Park

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing Mozart’s beguiling music to life with a costumed concert staging of excerpts from his ever-popular opera, The Magic Flute. Enjoy the 27th season of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of this delightful piece, complete with memorable…

Colin Mochrie, Canadian Comedy Icon, Returns to Vancouver for Two Shows, September 23 + 24 

  Colin Mochrie, Vancouver TheatreSports™ alumnus, and star of Whose Line is it Anyway, returns this September to Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) for two laugh-packed shows. COLIN MOCHRIE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL The first, on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 pm takes place at The Improv Centre, VTSL’s home on Granville Island. Seating only 186 people…

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival Announces Fiery 2016 Lineup of Local & World-Renowned Artists

  26th Annual Celebration of Contemporary & Traditional Flamenco  Honours Art Form’s Spanish Gypsy Roots The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival announces its spellbinding 2016 lineup of local and international flamenco artists, September 10 – 20, 2016, with free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues. This year, the festival celebrates flamenco’s Spanish Gypsy origins with the Vancouver…