Coastal City Ballet Announces Season Finale with Choreographer Irene Schneider’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief, Magic and Misadventure of Shakespeare’s Beloved Play Re-imagined in Full-length Ballet   Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the remount of Irene Schneider’s enchanting ballet, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 19 at Vancouver Playhouse and June 8 at Surrey Arts Centre. Set to the exquisite music of Felix Mendelssohn, this full-length…

CAROUSEL THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE and TOUCHSTONE THEATRE present

The Lawyer Show 2018: The Drowsy Chaperone May 3 – 5, 2018 Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island Each spring, Vancouver’s legal community comes together to create this high-spirited event and a valued tradition, The Lawyer Show, a fundraiser for two of Vancouver’s most cherished theatre institutions: Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre. More…

Chef Jeff Koop Launches Pop-Up Restaurant Series at Mamie Taylor’s

“Chicago Steakhouse” debuts a series of themed, one-night pop-ups in Mamie Taylor’s Chinatown dining room Mamie Taylor’s Chef Jeff Koop is bringing the flavours of the world to Vancouver with an internationally themed pop-up restaurant series. These intimate, ticketed dinners will host 16 curious culinary adventurers at each of two seatings behind the green velvet…

The Chan Centre presents Australian Contemporary Circus Company To Showcase Gravity-Defying Stunts at Chan Centre

The Chan Centre presents Australia’s One-of-a-Kind Circa  in Astonishing Vancouver Premiere of Opus Renowned Circus Company pairs Impeccable Choreography with Evocative Shostakovich Quartets The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Australia’s bold contemporary circus company, Circa, with their exhilarating performance Opus on April 28, 2018 at 8pm…

Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day

Sunday April 29, 2018 12 noon-7pm Various downtown Vancouver locations Free admission Info 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca   The Dance Centre presents free events celebrating the art of dance for International Dance Day, featuring flamenco at the Vancouver Public Library, contemporary dance at Scotiabank Dance Centre, and street dance with students from Windermere Secondary School…

Hawaiian-inspired Greasy Spoon features Royal Dinette’s Eva Chin, Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s Melanie Witt

OHANA EATS, ISLAND VIBES Hawaiian-inspired Greasy Spoon Vol. 38 features Royal Dinette’s Eva Chin, Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s Melanie Witt Get ready for a Hawaiian lūʻau feast on Monday, April 23, 2018 as Royal Dinette’s executive chef Eva Chin, wine director Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s sous chef Melanie Witt team up to present…

From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington Vancouver Opera Festival Special Tribute Concert Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm Vancouver Playhouse

  To recognize Jonathan Darlington’s extraordinary partnership with the VO Orchestra, join us for a special evening full of surprises!   To pay tribute to Jonathan Darlington’s extraordinary fifteen-year music-making partnership with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra a special concert entitled From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington will be one of the highlights of the…

BC Distilled gears up for Canada’s largest artisan and micro-distillery festival, April 14

Fifth annual event features 40 BC distilleries, tasty treats and cuddly puppies The fifth annual BC Distilled Festival, the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries, takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Saturday, April 14. Enthusiasts know BC Distilled as the chance to mix with friends old and new while…

Poisson d’Avril returns to Provence Marinaside in April

SOMETHING’S FISHY AT PROVENCE IN APRIL From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside as it celebrates the 10th annual Poisson d’Avril. In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one day affair, corresponding to our April Fool’s Day, filled with whimsical pranks and games. “Poisson d’Avril is an opportunity to welcome spring with a bit…

Save-the-Date – The Deighton Cup Ten Year Anniversary

THE DEIGHTON CUP RETURNS Dust off your derby hats, Vancouver! We’re back this summer July 21st at Hastings Racecourse for a big anniversary! Deighton Cup turns 10. Grab your bow ties and get ready to celebrate the decade-anniversary of the biggest horse racing event in Western Canada. As a subscriber of our newsletters, we’re excited…

Celebrate Malbec World Day with Free Wine Tastings

This year’s Malbec Word Day falls on Tuesday, April 17th, and British Columbia will get a jump on the celebrations with free Argentinean wine tastings at 7 private retailers. In addition, select BCLDB stores throughout the province will offer free tastings of Argentinean wines in April.   In BC, the following private stores will host…

The Railway Stage & Beer Café set to celebrate its 85th Anniversary with weekend-long celebration

The historic Railway Stage & Beer Café will celebrate its 85th Anniversary from April 6th-8th with three days of special events including shows by local heroes Said The Whale and Hey Ocean!, and a four-band showcase night headlined by Friction Project.   It’s rare for bars and clubs to make it to their 10th anniversaries,…

Early Music Vancouver Reveals Illuminating Vancouver Bach Festival and 2018/19 Main Season

49th Season Features Rare Visits from Luminary Artists & Ensembles, Including Bach Collegium Japan, The King’s Singers, Angela Hewitt, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & More    Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2018 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2018/19 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. At the precipice of…

Vancouver Welcomes Vibrant Proponents of Cuban Music, Vocalist Daymé Arocena and Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Havana’s Finest Solo Artists Perform a Double-Bill of Dynamic Afro-Cuban Fusion   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca in an exhilarating co-bill on April 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These…