A Quirky Story of Love and Some Kind of Happiness – Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar at the Pacific Theatre until June 10th The play opens in a run-down farmhouse, during a terrible rainstorm on the day of a funeral, but contrary to its bleak setting the play quickly establishes itself as a snappy comedy. This contrast of tones carries throughout the play as the characters bring levity and … Read moreA Quirky Story of Love and Some Kind of Happiness – Outside Mullingar

“The Future of Cities” with Mayor Jonathan Coté

  With constant traffic reports informing us of car accidents as well as the varying levels of road rage that you experience on a day-to-day basis; we operate with the general understanding that getting into a car is one of the most harrowing things that you will do in a typical day. (Assuming, that is, … Read more“The Future of Cities” with Mayor Jonathan Coté

“Playing With a Lion’s Testicles” with Melissa Haynes

  I have never played with a lion’s testicles nor had I thought about doing so until author and TEDxStanleyPark speaker Melissa Haynes brought this South African term to my attention. To play with a lion’s testicles is to “to take foolhardy chances” and “to summon the courage to do something that scares and thrills … Read more“Playing With a Lion’s Testicles” with Melissa Haynes

Cookie Decorating at The Uncommon Cafe

  The holiday season comes with it’s own unwritten checklist. The last 2-3 months of the year are like a scavenger hunt of activities including: rewatching classic holiday movies, trimming the tree, inevitably breaking an ornament while trimming the tree, and Christmas cookie decorating. A new gem in Vancouver’s up-and-coming Strathcona neighbourhood, The Uncommon Cafe, … Read moreCookie Decorating at The Uncommon Cafe

Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Taco Crawl

  Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Taco Crawl   Tacos, as well as your favourite TV series and hearty laughter, are one of the things in this universe that I feel defies the rule of “everything in moderation”. The perfection of a floured shell, the juicy nature of the fillings, the vibrant flavours of the fixin’s. … Read moreVancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Taco Crawl

The Vancouver International Improv Festival review

  The thought of being thrust up on a stage is nerve wracking for almost everyone. Whether it’s been a school play or a presentation in the workplace; the vulnerable state of being in front of an audience has been the subject of worry, the occasional nightmare, and the premise for at least one episode … Read moreThe Vancouver International Improv Festival review

Dead in the Water: The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome

  Vancouver has been plagued with the undeserved reputation of being “a boring city”. Apparently being a colorful metropolis with gorgeous outdoor attractions, dazzling museums, and a lively arts scene doesn’t quite cut it for some. For those naysayers, I recommend an evening spent with The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome to experience thrilling … Read moreDead in the Water: The Virtual Stage’s 5th Annual Zombie Syndrome

Virtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place

  As Vancouver plans for Chinatown’s revitalization, it is no surprise that compelling new places are starting to sprout up, breathing new life into the up-and-coming area. Virtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place, is not only delicious and unique; it is the restaurant we didn’t know we needed. Their menu features 100% plant-based pizzas, … Read moreVirtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place