The Firehall Arts Centre Launches its 36th Anniversary Season with New Work from Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman in Never Still

September 26-29, 2018 | Firehall Arts Centre | 280 E. Cordova   Performance Times:  Wed-Sat, 8:00pm Tickets:  From $20 at https://bit.ly/2waDxXe or 604.689.0926 Post Show Talkback:  September 27   The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to kick off its 2018/2019 season with the world premiere of Never Still from Wednesday, September 26 to Saturday, September 29, 2018.   Never Still, the newest work from Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman…

VIFF 2018 Gateway stream features the latest from masters of East Asian cinema Jia Zhangke, Lee Changdong and Hong Sangsoo

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018   The 2018 Vancouver International FIlm Festival’s (VIFF) Gateway stream will once again illustrate that Vancouver’s ties to the Pacific Rim are not only geographic and economic; the city is also a vital port of call for East Asia’s finest cinema. From China, Gateway…

DIWALI IN B.C. TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 17

SIX-WEEK EVENT EXPLORES AND CELEBRATES ‘NEW HORIZONS’ THROUGH THEATRE, DANCE, AND CULTURALLY SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS ACROSS VANCOUVER, COQUITLAM, VERNON, MAPLE RIDGE, AND NANAIMO DETAILS AT WWW.DIWALIBC.CA Award-winning Artistic Director of Diwali in B.C., Rohit Chokhani is pleased to announce the 2018 programming for Diwali in B.C. – a provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide…

City Opera Vancouver Presents Ann-Marie MacDonald & Nic Gotham’s Acclaimed – Nigredo Hotel –

Hitchcock-style Chamber Opera offers a daring and imaginative journey into the subconscious, performed to a dramatic jazz score  City Opera Vancouver presents the astonishing and macabre operatic thriller, Nigredo Hotel, on September 20 – 22, 2018 at 8pm at The Cultch Historic Theatre. This one-act chamber opera directed by Alan Corbishley, with music by Nic Gotham and libretto by distinguished Canadian author and playwright Ann-Marie…

VIFF 2018 Panorama stream offers critically acclaimed films, premieres and Focus on Italy, while M/A/D stream features acclaimed production designer Paul Austerberry

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018 Dozens of critically acclaimed international films will screen in the Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) Panorama stream. These include Gustav Möller’s The Guilty (Audience Award, Sundance and Rotterdam); the Canadian premiere of Alexey German Jr.’s Dovlatov (Silver Bear, Berlin); Małgorzata Szumowska’s Mug (Silver Bear…

‘Raindrop: A Quest for Love’ to be staged at Gateway Theatre

A musical theatre, ‘Raindrop: A Quest for Love’, will be the center-piece at the 8th annual West Coast Tagore Festival on September 8. Its plot revolves around two parallel narratives of love and nature. In one narrative, the dance-drama presents Dhora, the protagonist, as a young woman secretively questing for love. Looking from outside, she…

Indigenous stories of redemption and other Canadian narratives, plus advice for indie Oscar hopefuls and mentorship program at VIFF 2018

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018 The Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) film streams Sea to Sky presented by TELUS, and True North presented by Telefilm, offer moving Indigenous stories with the Western Canadian Premiere of Edge of the Knife, the first narrative feature in the Haida language; Picking Up…

Kay Meek Arts Centre and Wing & Prayer Productions present “Marion Bridge”

“Marion Bridge” at Kay Meek Arts Studio Theatre Leo Tolstoy’s oft-quoted line from Anna Karenina “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” applies with bracing verisimilitude to Daniel MacIvor’s celebrated play Marion Bridge. When three estranged sisters (Agnes, Theresa and Louise) make the trip home to Cape Breton to care for…

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Flamenco Rosario Presents Vancouver International Flamenco Festival September 21-29, 2018 Featuring Spain’s Sara Calero – Petisa Loca (Crazy Girl) Vancouver venues including Vancouver Playhouse, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Annex, Vancouver Public Library. www.vancouverflamencofestival.org   The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival announces its spellbinding 2018 lineup of local and international flamenco artists, September 21…

Bard on the Beach welcomes Operas & Arias to Vanier Park on August 27 and September 3

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing the most gorgeous melodies to life — from La Traviata, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus and more. Enjoy the 29th season of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of these best-loved opera selections which are sure to seduce, delight and inspire.   The…

VTS Presents ‘Back to School TheatreSports’ (Sept. 3-Oct. 6, 7:30pm)

Back to School TheatreSports Lampoons Classroom Clichés September 3rd to October 6th at 7:30pm at The Improv Centre  Tickets at www.vtsl.com September always feels like the ‘real’ New Year – summer vacation is over and it’s the start of the academic year. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or have been out of school for decades, the…

Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over of Magical 2018 Season

Seven performances added in fifth consecutive extension in TUTS’ 70+ year history Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) hit productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street will extend their runs by one week. The seven newly added performances will run on alternating evenings at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl through August…

VANCOUVER OPERA ANNOUNCES TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE

TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE FOR VANCOUVER OPERA’S 2018/19 SEASON AND ITS 3RD ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL   Tickets and subscription packages are now available for the upcoming blockbuster 2018—2019 Vancouver Opera’s Season & Festival. The Season opens with Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe), an Art Nouveau-inspired comedic operetta (October 20—28, 2018, Queen…

Bard on the Beach Extends Its Record-Breaking 29th Season With Added Shows

  Bard on the Beach announced that as a result of record-breaking demand for its ‘60s-inspired romantic comedy As You Like It, the Festival’s 29th season will be extended by a week to allow for added performances. The closing night for the Beatles-song-filled musical will now be on Friday, September 28, with four added performances…

Announcing the 2018/2019 Theatre Wire Season

Theatre Wire Package & SeeMore Theatre Package both offer great value September 11, 2018 – July 27, 2019 Various Venues and Showtimes (see below for details) Tickets start at $19.99 and Packages start at $52.50 Tickets and Info: TheatreWire.com Offering independent theatre year-round, Theatre Wire’s 2018/2019 season features two package options: the Theatre Wire Package…