Vancouver TheatreSports™ Proves Going Back to School Can Be Fun

Ah, high school. I remember it well, even though it was (ahem) ‘many’ decades ago.  For me, it meant mounds of homework, getting used to co-ed classes, slogging through the awkward, teen angst years, and being part of the chorus (AGAIN??) in the annual musical production. And what do you know? The quick-witted ensemble cast … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports™ Proves Going Back to School Can Be Fun

Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockeys Took on Classic Punch – and Blew Everyone Away

The Deighton Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary this year – but that wasn’t the only milestone surrounding this prestigious event. It was also the sixth anniversary of the much-loved and highly popular Cocktail Jockey Mixologists Competition, hosted again by Cocktail Jockey Director Alex Black and The Social Concierge’s Tyson Villeneuve. And this year, 10 of BC’s most … Read moreDeighton Cup Cocktail Jockeys Took on Classic Punch – and Blew Everyone Away

Avocado Toast Takes Gentle Jabs at Vancouver – and We Love It

I’ve been living in Vancouver for nine years now, and I love this city with all my heart. But let’s face it, there’s a lot about this city that is irksome, and just plain silly. Think bike lanes, unaffordable housing, renovictions, car sharing (but still no Uber!), and yoga pants. And it’s easy to poke … Read moreAvocado Toast Takes Gentle Jabs at Vancouver – and We Love It

Vancouver TheatreSports to Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and Vancouver TheatreSports will be marking the day with performances showcasing the talents of its female cast members. Both the 7:30pm and 9:15pm shows at the Improv Centre on Granville Island on March 8 will feature an all-female cast. And there’s free admission for all who identify as female … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports to Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

Third Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $276,695 Towards Science World Field Trip Bursary Fund

In just three years, Science of Cocktails has become a go-to event for Vancouverites who are intrigued by the chemistry, biology and physics behind modern cocktails and the food pairings that complement them. And this year, some 1500 ticket holders packed Science World to sample creations from more than 25 bar stations curated by award-winning bartenders along … Read moreThird Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $276,695 Towards Science World Field Trip Bursary Fund

Christmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

  Forget the piped-in carols, Santa hats and Christmas decorations. For me, the holiday season doesn’t start until Her Royal Meanness, the blue-haired, buxom Christmas Queen makes her appearance on the Vancouver TheatreSports™ stage. For the past three years the Royal we all love to hate has done her best to ruin Christmas for everyone – and … Read moreChristmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi is Improv at its Best

I’ve always thought of myself as more of a Star Trek gal. But my experience at Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s newest production, Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi propelled me back to a movie theatre in 1977 and a Galaxy far, far away – and it was a blast. Here’s the backstory. All is not well … Read moreImprov Wars – The Laugh Jedi is Improv at its Best

Pride Crawl Cocktail Fundraiser Prompts My Own Mini-Crawl

  This year, more than 40 of Vancouver’s top restaurants and bars are celebrating Pride and showing their support for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and the LGBTQ2+ community by participating in the Pride Crawl Cocktail Fundraiser from July 14 through August 6. That’s a lot of finely-crafted cocktails to choose from, and anyone who knows … Read morePride Crawl Cocktail Fundraiser Prompts My Own Mini-Crawl

Oh, Canada Celebrates the True North Strong – and Funny

  I’m a huge fan of improv, and the talented Vancouver TheatreSports League ensemble. So when I heard that the troupe was unveiling a new show in honour of Canada 150, I was excited. And what better day to take in Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny than on Canada Day, eh? … Read moreOh, Canada Celebrates the True North Strong – and Funny

First Vancouver Opera Festival Opens with a Powerful, Brooding Otello

  2017 marks the first year of Vancouver Opera’s Festival format. And for the first time in 36 years, the company is staging a performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s dark and majestic Otello, the tale of Shakespeare’s brooding, tragic Moor under the direction of Michael Cavanaugh. I love the original play, and I couldn’t wait to … Read moreFirst Vancouver Opera Festival Opens with a Powerful, Brooding Otello