VANCOUVER OPERA ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON AND 3rd ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL

  Vancouver Opera announces their 2018—2019 Season & Festival – with a full season of fanciful delights opening with an Art Nouveau-inspired comedic operetta, Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe), and concluding with a “Fairytales & Fables” themed 2019 Vancouver Opera Festival featuring Gounod’s devilishly exciting masterwork, Faust.   The Vancouver Opera Honorary Festival…

MOA Brings Together Five Indigenous-Run Cultural Centres in Premiere Collaborative Exhibition – Culture at the Centre –

   First Nations cultural centres & museums across BC join forces to share and explore their innovative work & diverse cultures in one space   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents first-ever collaboration between six First Nations communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display from March 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018. Coordinated by…

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018…

ALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna. All profits from the second annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Kelowna/Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna, Karis Support Society and Slow Food Canada.     This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Leah Massey (Biera, Edmonton), Erin…

New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts to Headline 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Gather in Vancouver for Highly-Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education  The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2018 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of…

Early Music Vancouver Presents Canadian Superstar Angela Hewitt In Virtuoso Piano Performance of J.S. Bach’s –Goldberg Variations–

  Concert by World-Renowned Pianist and Celebrated Interpreter of Bach’s Keyboard Works is Part of EMV’s Ongoing ‘Goldberg Experience’ Series   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Goldberg Variations – Angela Hewitt, on March 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Hailed as “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time”…

Leap into your imagination this spring with Carousel Theatre for Young People’s The Velveteen Rabbit

    This spring, the charming tale of The Velveteen Rabbit leaps onto the stage at Waterfront Theatre to celebrate the boundless imagination and the power of believing. With a dash of magic, the three actors Steffanie Davis, Victor Mariano, and Amanda Testini transform their playspace into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a…

COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD TO OPEN ITS DOORS IN VANCOUVER’S HISTORIC GASTOWN DISTRICT ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

  Seafood aficionados can sample a fresh-caught culinary experience unlike any other in the city when the award-winning team behind Gastown’s beloved L’Abattoir opens the doors of Coquille Fine Seafood nearby at 181 Carrall Street on Tuesday, February 13. Conjuring up a modern spin on a classic fish house, Coquille Fine Seafood features an approachable…

Taste Washington on the Farm returns with new rustic-chic venues, delightful wines and a dose of adventure

  Jump on a plane, ferry or car and be swept away on a culinary thrill March 23   Tickets to Taste Washington’s On the Farm series are on sale now. Three exciting new excursions offer guests the chance for a unique farm-to-table lunch in the greater Seattle area. Go to tastewashington.org to get tickets…

Sunday Brunch service returns to Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel

      While food trends come and go, brunch remains Vancouver’s favourite meal, and Dockside Restaurant is pleased to announce the relaunch of its signature Sunday Brunch service. What could be better than enjoying a delicious, unhurried brunch in Dockside’s dining room or on its award-winning patio?   Offered Sundays and holidays from 10:30-2:30,…

5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that are NOT a Box of Chocolates

  Canada’s food trend expert shares gifts that fill your heart and belly    Angie Quaale has done it again. Quaale’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store  has you covered for Valentine’s Day with five gift ideas that will keep you and your plus one happy, full, and wanting more. Gluten-free ideas are also plentiful without having to…

LOVE AND TRUFFLES: BURDOCK & CO WELCOMES FEBRUARY WITH A DECADENT DUO OF DINNERS

  Main Street eatery to host an intimate Valentine’s dinner followed by a truffle-centric feast   This February, slow down and savour the finer things in life: fresh-from-the-earth food, naturalist wines and good company. Burdock & Co invites lovers, friends and family to gather together at two intimate dining events with prix fixe menus that each bring something…

FEEL THE LOVE AT CROWBAR WITH A DECADENT VALENTINE’S DINNER

    A romance themed cocktail sets the mood  while an intimate share-style feast satisfies the senses   Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy indulgent dining, unique cocktails and cozy spaces. Crowbar offers all three with an exclusive dining experience that even Cupid would covet, perfect for couples seeking a memorable meal in a low-key…