#FridayFavourites – some great ideas for June 3 – 9

  Lucky’s Doughnuts Packs A Punch on  National Doughnut Day: Friday, June 3   Wine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol   Cien Boutique pop – up shop Saturday June 4 at OPUS Hotel Lounge   BEACH BAY CAFÉ KNOWS HOW TO PARTY: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INTRODUCES DAILY BRUNCH, SPECIAL…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening May 20 – 26

  Esprit Launches in Vancouver this May with Fashion Royalty with a GIVEAWAY   Smash + Tess Pop Up Shop   Juniper Introduces New Happy Hour and Late Night Menus   HOMER ST. CAFE FEATURES LE VIEUX PIN ROUSSANNE EXCLUSIVELY IN VANCOUVER   WOW – Free Bread for a Year from Uprising Breads   New…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES…

Koerner Quartet Meets Rolston String Quartet in VAM Ensemble’s Season Finale

     Quartets combine to conquer Mendelssohn’s iconic String Octet in concert of chamber masterworks   Koerner Quartet closes its 2015/16 season with up-and-coming Houston-based ensemble, The Rolston String Quartet, June 5, 7:30pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music’s (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall.  Each quartet will showcase monumental chamber works by Haydn and Debussy in an…

Realwheels’ SexyVoices to Explore Sexuality and Disability to Shatter Sterotypes

  Sex. Disability. Those two words are rarely seen together in a sentence, let alone talked about. Award-winning professional theatre company Realwheels Theatre is determined to change our perspective when it presents SexyVoices – A Burlesque Theatre Cabaret  May 12-14. This community-based performance will showcase members of the disability community in performances that are designed to break down the…

Vancouver’s Young Artists Create Broadway Benefit Show for Chronic Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness Day TICKET GIVEAWAY

  Opera Mariposa’s award-winning performers stage People Like Us, a musical theatre revue in support of the National ME/FM Action Network   To enter to win 2 tickets to the May 12th performance – leave a comment   This May, the acclaimed young artists of Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing are staging a…

Early Music Vancouver Announces First Ever Vancouver Bach Festival & Resplendent 2016/17 Season

  Lineup of Prestigious Artists & Timeless Masterworks Offers Classic Concert Hall Experiences & New Artistic Adventures   Early Music Vancouver (EMV)  announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer…

A Sophisticated Evening With Early Music Vancouver

  Last month I had the pleasure of attending a sensational evening of music presented by Early Music Vancouver (earlymusic.bc.ca) at the Vancouver Playhouse.  EMV presented a special performance of George Frideric Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major performed by two internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning soloists. Now, I’ll level with…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Busts Open the Great American Songbook with Gorgeous Gershwin

  Bright & Boisterous Programme Features Local Luminary Leslie Dala Performing Rhapsody in Blue Piano Concerto     The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) season closes on an ebullient note with the concert, Gorgeous Gershwin on May 15, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Music Director Leslie Dala takes to the piano to conduct and perform the jazz-tinged classical masterpiece, Rhapsody in…

Arts Umbrella’s Theatre and Music Expressions Festival 

  Celebrating Creativity of Young Minds with Diverse, Ambitious Lineup Annual event’s powerful youth performances transverse genres and centuries   Arts Umbrella announces its 2016 Theatre and Music Expressions Festival: an annual showcase celebrating the boundless creativity of young talent in the organization’s pre-professional theatre program, running from May 11 to 22, 2016, at Waterfront Theatre on…