#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend and the week ahead

  East Side Beer Fest 2016   Take a Walk on the Road to Dublin starting March 1   UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR LAUNCHES NEW  WORLD CLASS HAPPY HOUR     Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up   VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s   International Artists – Local Dance … Read more#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend and the week ahead

Theatre Mariposa launches on a High Note with Master Class

  As I made my way down the residential streets of Marpole on a drizzly Sunday afternoon, it didn’t strike me as the type of place in which I was likely to find some riveting theatre with a sprinkling of opera. I was wrong. Seated in the quaint Marpole United Church I got to enjoy … Read moreTheatre Mariposa launches on a High Note with Master Class

Vancouver Bach Choir closes 85th Season

Vancouver Bach Choir Closes 85th Season with Namesake’s Towering & Magnificent – St. Matthew Passion – VBC, VSO and acclaimed soloists, perform one of sacred music’s most triumphant masterpieces, overflowing with sweeping harmonies and colossal power Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its monumental 85th anniversary season with J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, March 19, 7:30pm at The Orpheum. Celebrated as a pinnacle accomplishment in music history, … Read moreVancouver Bach Choir closes 85th Season

TUTS declares Summer of Love with Enchanting 2016 Season

TUTS Declares Summer of Love with Enchanting 2016 Season: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story Swoon-worthy musicals bring summer-long excitement and romance  to Stanley Park’s scenic Malkin Bowl Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) invites audiences to fall in love this summer with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story, running July 6 – August 20, … Read moreTUTS declares Summer of Love with Enchanting 2016 Season

Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Going Home Star

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Poignant Tale of Hope and Understanding in Vancouver Premiere of Going Home Star   Heartrending Ballet Pays Tribute to the Experiences of Residential School Survivors and Opens Important Dialogue About Truth and Reconciliation Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed and deeply moving classical … Read moreRoyal Winnipeg Ballet – Going Home Star

Chan Centre presents – Words in Motion

The Chan Centre Presents Words in Motion An Evening of New Dance Works Inspired by Acclaimed Texts Celebrated BC-based authors and choreographers present three distinctive visions  weaving narrative with movement The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. This … Read moreChan Centre presents – Words in Motion

Memory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos

VIDF Presents Hotly Anticipated Canadian Premiere of Two Action-Packed Works born from Swedish/Cuban Cultural Exchange  Visionary co-productions from Sweden’s Memory Wax and Cuba’s Danza Teatro Retazos challenge perception of time, space, and belonging The 2016 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of two illuminating, richly complex works, co-produced by international collaborators Sweden’s … Read moreMemory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos

Murder, Mayhem and Mystery on Granville Island

I’William Deverell, Ian Hamilton, Gail Bowen, and 18 Other Writers On Trial  March 11 – 13   Event: The CUFFED International Crime Writers Festival Venue: Performance Works on Granville Island Dates: March 11 – 13, 2016 Admission: $20 for most events; $50 for the Linwood Barclay Workshop; $49 for any three events; $99 for a Festvial Pass (advance only). Tickets: Online … Read moreMurder, Mayhem and Mystery on Granville Island

#FridayFavourites…Valentine’s Day and more

Here is our list of #FridayFavourites 24 things to do, places to go this weekend, Valentine’s Day and the week ahead.   In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars, … Read more#FridayFavourites…Valentine’s Day and more

Vancouver TheatreSports League’s The Massacre Slays Audience With Laughter

It’s grey and rainy outside and the evenings are still long.  We’re all in debt from the winter holidays and spring seems a long, long way off. It’s a pretty grim and gloomy time of year. If only there was something to bring a little levity into our lives? Enter the Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports League’s The Massacre Slays Audience With Laughter

Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Honours Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up   Illuminating array of Indigenous stories, songs and dances brought to life in the Great Hall at MOA Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), showcase an enlightening weeklong celebration of the distinct stories, songs, and … Read moreRich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up

#Friday Favourites – for your weekend and beyond

Our suggestions of what to do and where to go this weekend and the week ahead.   The Westside Wine Trail – Sip with your Sweetheart The highly anticipated Sip with Your Sweetheart event is back for its fifth year on Sunday, February 7th. From noon to 4 pm sipping sweethearts will be able to enjoy an … Read more#Friday Favourites – for your weekend and beyond

VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement

Compagnie Virginie Brunelle Makes West Coast Premiere at VIDF with Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Physically Complex Work Explores Perilous Pitfalls of Love and Infidelity as Three Dancers Journey Through Seduction, Temptation & Disillusionment    The Vancouver International Dance Festival ( VIDF ) presents Compagnie Virginie Brunelle’s primal Foutrement from March 3-5, 2016 at 8pm at Roundhouse Performance … Read moreVIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement

Vancouver TheatreSports’™ Grapes of Laugh

Stop and Smell the Rosés at Vancouver TheatreSports’™ Grapes of Laugh, February 25   Question: What do you get when you mix great wine with tasty food, fabulous auction items and live entertainment? Answer: A fundraiser (yawn…). Now… Question: What do you get, if in addition to the above, you also mix in lots of … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports’™ Grapes of Laugh

GRAMMY Award-winning artists

Share a stunning musical homage to New Orleans with Grammy Award Winning Artists   The Chan Centre Presents Jazz Giants Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield and … Read moreGRAMMY Award-winning artists

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s

House of Dreams Offers Multimedia Immersion in Music & Art     Early Music Vancouver presents a multimedia concert, pairing masterpieces by Baroque European painters with excerpts from Baroque musical composition   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) hosts the anticipated return of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, as they present House of Dreams on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30pm at Vancouver … Read moreTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s

EXPLORE ABORIGINAL CULTURE

TALKING STICK FESTIVAL – EXPLORE ABORIGINAL CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS   FEBRUARY 18-28, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia    Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 15th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 – 28, 2016. Full Festival program guide and information can be found at talkingstickfest.ca The Talking Stick … Read moreEXPLORE ABORIGINAL CULTURE

#FridayFavourites – My Van City suggestions

#FridayFavourites – what are you doing this weekend? My Van City suggestions. We picked some of our favourite happenings to help you make your next week a favourite! Enjoy!   SALT TASTING ROOM Gastown’s premier destination for wine, cheese and cured meat is kicking off 2016 with a bang. Following on the heels of the successful … Read more#FridayFavourites – My Van City suggestions

Bloodless Massacre Banishes Blahs

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents The Massacre TheatreSports™ Festival  January 27 – February 14   Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) has the perfect remedy for the winter blahs – its 28th annual TheatreSports™ Festival, The Massacre, which hits The Improv Centre stage on Granville Island from January 27 through February 14, promises to banish the blahs with loads … Read moreBloodless Massacre Banishes Blahs

Kokoro Dance Reveals Lasting Legacy

Performing Arts and DTES Communities receive a lasting legacy from Kokoro Dance with Unveiling of New Woodward’s Studios this Spring   Renovation project will see portion of historic Woodward’s Building re-purposed into state-of-the-art dance studio and performance space    Kokoro Dance is thrilled to announce the unveiling of their new home located in the heart of the … Read moreKokoro Dance Reveals Lasting Legacy