“O Christmas Tea” by James & Jamesy and David MacMurray Smith

The Act Theater, Maple Ridge was filled to capacity as the audience anticipated the performance of “O Christmas Tea” by James and Jamesy. Monday December 10th/Tuesday December 11th at 7.30pm
at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver BC
Tickets: kaymeek.com, (604) 981-6335

Vancouver Foodster Dumpling Fest

The dumpling is an international food.  Defined as: “a piece of dough, wrapped around a filling or of dough with no filling”, it is found in cultures across the globe and means light, fluffy, comforting goodness.  Personally, on a cold winter night, I love nothing better than slow cooked, aromatic chicken and dumplings after day … Read more

Bard on the Beach Timon of Athens – review by Anita Neufeld

Timon of Athens is one of the lesser known and later (thought to be written in 1608) of Shakespeare’s plays, it reflects on the fragile nature of high society and our human connection to it.  What happens when you are dealt a bitter blow and all you believe to be true falls away? Well, insanity … Read more

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir – Jazz Meets Gospel

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (Good Noise) explored the intersection of two historic genres in the final concert of their 2017–2018 season: Jazz Meets Gospel.  The high-octane ensemble was joined by free-wheeling instrumentalist Daniel Lapp and the ‘dulcet-yet-mighty’ voices of Holy Cross High School’s ViBE Senior Choir. What is it about people making music together?  It creates … Read more

Another successful Tasting Plates experience – Kitsilano

Full disclosure.  For me, any trip to anywhere brings with it a small tinge of disappointment over only being able to choose one restaurant at a time!  I love the adventure of trying new places and I know that getting a feel for any city can come through experiencing its cuisines.  The thought of missing … Read more

Australia’s Circa: Opus Presented by the Chan Center for the Performing Arts – a review

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Chan Center for the Performing Arts and they brought Circa: Opus to their concert hall.  While sipping ‘20th anniversary’ Sauv Blanc, we was struck by the heighty aspect of the theater and its focused curves.  The glass windows along with the greenery outside gave the space a … Read more

Fleurs de Villes’ Floral Mannequin Series Metropolis, Metrotown

“After crossing the country last year, we saw first-hand that flowers make everyone happy—they amaze and they delight” – Fleurs de Villes co-founder Karen Marshall. The lower floor of the Grand Court was transformed into a garden party as the Floral Mannequin series arrived at Metropolis, Metrotown last night.   The unique, five-day exhibition is … Read more

Louisa May Alcott’s Heartfelt Tale of Four Sisters Inspires Anew in Beloved Musical Adaption for Families of All Ages

  “While it is a classic of a different era, Little Women the novel cherishes family and celebrates strong, independent women – two ideals that are more important than ever in our current times,” says director/choreographer Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau. “We are thrilled to brighten up the festive season for families of all ages with the joyous music … Read more

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