BC Wine Chat Walk-About

Taking advantage of the fact that Vancouver was teeming with winery owners and winemakers, the BC Wine Appreciation Society held it’s own mini wine festival. It was scheduled to coincide with the weekly Wednesday night #BCWineChat that takes place on Twitter. BC Wine Chat is the brainchild of Tinhorn Creek owner Sandra Oldfield. Each week,…

Need Some Inspiration? Attend Winspiration Day Vancouver!

Looking for some inspiration? We have an event for you! What is Winspiration Day? Winspiration Day is an annual, globally celebrated day dedicated to wellness and personal power, which occurs each year on May 7th. This is the second consecutive year that Winspiration Day will be celebrated in Vancouver, and you’re invited! The first Winspiration…

Vancouver International Dance Festival Announces  2017 Roundhouse Series: Featuring Enthralling Works by Canadian and International Artists 

  Multicultural lineup of dancers & choreographers showcase boundary pushing contemporary expression and exploration of the human condition.   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is thrilled to announce the 2017 lineup of ground-breaking Canadian and international dance artists as part of the intimate Roundhouse Series. 8pm shows at the Roundhouse Performance Centre include Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance…

Love to Write? Enter a Writing Contest!

The Writing Contest Do you love to write? We have a writing contest for you: the 25th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest is coming soon! The contest commences this year on April 1, 2017, and the final deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017 at midnight. First prize for the Storyteller’s Award is $1000.00…

Record turnout & new winner at 10th annual Winemaker’s Cup

  An amateur skiing competition among professional winemakers and winery staff drew record numbers at Big White last weekend. About 70 wine industry staff skied or snowboarded the slalom course at the 10th annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup located at Big White’s Lower Speculation run. Penticton’s Pentậge Winery Proprietor and Winemaker Paul Gardner completed the course…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 

A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song  Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26, 2017…

Pizza Palooza review by Fabina Rajwani

  When I heard about an event involving pizza my interest was immediately piqued.  Richard Wolak from Vancouver Foodster has hosted a number of delectable food-crawl and Tasting Plates events over the years and this was no exception.  “Pizza Palooza 2” marks its second year, which involves following a map around the city while (one…

Shamrocks and Shenanigans, March 17 ‘A whale of a time’ with Vancouver TheatreSports™

  Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) has some fun with all things Irish at Shamrocks & Shenanigans, the improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Friday, March 17 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Patrons that night have the choice of three Irish-themed improv shows – classic TheatreSports at 7:30 pm and again at…

Reminder – The Wellness Show Celebrates 25 Years in Vancouver This Weekend

  Making plans this weekend? The Wellness Show is bringing the latest cutting-edge wellness trends to the Lower Mainland March 3, 4 and 5 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West). Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, The Wellness Show is dedicated to helping Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves. The The Show features 250+ exhibitors, 100…

TUTS Announces 2017 Season of High-Flying Hilarity with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

  Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) injects a delightful dose of magical entertainment into summer with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 7 – August 19, 2017 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, TUTS’ two-show subscription packs are on sale TODAY through May 6…

#TasteofThursday Chicken Breast and Cabbage recipe – Juniper

  Chicken Breast and Cabbage  Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 sprigs tarragon 2 small purple cabbage 1/2 cup vegetable stock 2T red wine vinegar 2T butter Canola oil   Method: Bag chicken breasts with a sprig of tarragon and buttermilk. Poach at 160F for 40 minutes.Cut one head of cabbage into quarters, dice up the other. Add the dice to…

Doing Good by Dining Out

  Dining Out For Life 2017 returns on Thursday, March 30   The 23rd annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017. On that day, Dining Out For Life participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland will donate 25% of their food sales in support…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Inner Mongolia’s One-of-a-Kind Folk Music Export, Anda Union, in Canadian Debut

     Anda Union performing on rare instruments to accompany stirring vocals, the group weaves their nomadic roots to unearth forgotten music   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian premiere of Anda Union, the renowned folk group hailing from regions across Inner Mongolia, March 26…

New spring treats at Beaucoup Bakery

  SWEETER SPRING Beaucoup Bakery is all-abuzz with new honey pastries   Spring makes an early appearance at Beaucoup Bakery & Café with a new star ingredient, local honey from Hives for Humanity. Starting February 28, 2017, the golden nectar plays a sweet role in three seasonal pastries: Honey Banana Double Baked Croissant, Grapefruit Honey…

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise 

  Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions    Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented…