THOMAS HAAS SWEETENS THE SEASON WITH THANKSGIVING & HALLOWEEN TREATS

  Haas’ 2017 Harvest of Holiday-themed Confections Includes Chocolate Turkeys and Jack O’Lanterns, Spooktacular Shortbread Cookies and Pumpkin Pies, Cakes, Truffles and More   Renowned chocolatier Thomas Haas is sweetening the holiday harvest this fall with his latest collection of handmade Thanksgiving and Halloween confections available at both Thomas Haas Chocolates and Pâtisserie locations for…

Early Music Vancouver Presents History’s First Great Opera –  Monteverdi’s Orfeo –

  In-Concert Performance of the 1607 Masterpiece Features Vancouver’s Own Colin Balzer in Demanding Title Role   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents the first unqualified masterpiece in operatic history, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, on October 29, 2017 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Often described as a “game changer” in the history of music,…

Mirabel Vineyards Releases Debut Chardonnay

  The much-anticipated Mirabel Chardonnay makes its debut entrance just in time for fall   Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards is proud to announce the release of its first-ever Chardonnay ($40.00 SRP), made from whole bunch pressed Naramata Chardonnay grapes. Restaurants can pre-order this wine through the order desk via email or phone 250.494.4445 ext 2. The grapes were hand-harvested on October…

The Chan Centre presents Tabla Master Zakir Husain with Esteemed Jazz Bassist Dave Holland in Crosscurrents

    Concert Bridges Jazz and Indian Music’s Shared Influences & Intersections   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland on October 28 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world’s foremost tabla…

IN FALL BLOOM: THE WILD BUNCH FLORAL STUDIO HOSTS SERIES OF DESIGN WORKSHOPS BEGINNING THIS OCTOBER

  Vancouver Floral Studio Warms Up Autumn with a Series of Events that Allow Participants to Create Personalized Arrangements, Centerpieces and Wreaths   Floral enthusiasts can celebrate and design seasonal flowers and foliage when The Wild Bunch hosts a series of Thursday evening workshops at their design studio in Vancouver at 7 East 7th Avenue on October 5, November 2, December…

Gaining a New Perspective: Discussing Our City’s Past, Present and Future 

  Speakers share Vancouver’s stories and history at the Vancouver Lookout   To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, The Vancouver Lookout has partnered with Vancouver Heritage Foundation to present Perspectives: Talks & Discussions. This series will explore stories – surprising, thought provoking, and thrilling – that have shaped Vancouver over time. Inspired by the rich history…

Some highlights of a short stay in Kelowna

  There are still at least a few weeks of great Okanagan travel time left this season so I wanted to share my experience visiting Kelowna. This is an overview and just a sampling of the wonderful possibilities waiting for you in Kelowna. Kelowna became a city in 1905 and during the 50’s through 70’s…

The World’s Most Streamed Classical Composer – Ludovico Einaudi – Performs Program of Favourites at Orpheum Theatre

  Vancouver concert marks first Canadian stop in Italian pianist and composer’s Essential Einaudi North American Tour   Cross Current Music presents one of the globe’s most prodigious and prolific musicians – Ludovico Einaudi – on Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm at The Orpheum Theatre. As part of his ‘Essential Einaudi’ North American Tour, the Italian…

TomoeArts presents the World Premiere of Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited – a Noh Chamber Opera

    Renowned Japanese Artists & Virtuosic Canadian Musicians Join Forces in Re-Imagined Tale of Two Lovers’ Anguish and Enlightenment    TomoeArts presents the world premiere of a provocative and heartrending new work, Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited, a noh chamber opera, October 26 – 28, 2017 at The Cultch. Master Japanese practitioners of noh – Japan’s 14th…

COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD CASTS ITS NET IN THE HEART OF VANCOUVER’S HISTORIC GASTOWN DISTRICT THIS WINTER

  Chefs Behind Award-Winning Restaurant L’Abattoir to Launch Modern Spin on Classic Fish House with Expansive Dining Room and Patio, Full Bar and Menu of Fresh-Caught Seafood Dishes   Acclaimed Vancouver chefs Lee Cooper and Jack Chen will write the next chapter in their ongoing culinary collaboration this winter when they open the doors to Coquille…