Voyages: Three Women Visit Italy 13 October, 2016- January 14, 2017

  Art Exhibition with Joanne Hastie, Carol McQuaid, Danaca Ackerson Paintings and Prints In popular literature and film over the last one hundred years from E. M. Forester’s Room with a View to Frances Mayes’, Under the Tuscan Sun, and most recently Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Eat, Pray, Love, there is an enduring and pervading notion that travel … Read moreVoyages: Three Women Visit Italy 13 October, 2016- January 14, 2017

#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries   Our #FridayFavourites cover a bit more than usual so you don’t miss out on upcoming fun things to do for the holidays.   East Meets West : Vancouver Collaborative Feast   LUMIERE TO ILLUMINATE WEST END’S PUBLIC SPACES: ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO JIM DEVA PLAZA AND MORTON PARK    … Read more#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

Get into the Festive Spirits with Vancouver TheatreSports 

  The holiday period is a time of imbibing indulgence with all the eggnog, hot spiced cider and mulled wine adding to the conviviality of the season. Paul Belsito, manager of the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge at Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL)  The Improv Centre, has been getting into the festive spirits and designing special … Read moreGet into the Festive Spirits with Vancouver TheatreSports 

ZAPPA MEETS VARÈSE & OSWALD: THE PRESENT DAY COMPOSER REFUSES TO DIE

    Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival & Cultural Partner SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs Jan. 27 & 28 @ 8PM & Jan. 29 @ 3PM  SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.   In a musical spectacular, Turning Point Ensemble and arguably Canada’s boldest composer, John Oswald, pay tribute to two … Read moreZAPPA MEETS VARÈSE & OSWALD: THE PRESENT DAY COMPOSER REFUSES TO DIE

LONSDALE QUAY MARKET HOSTS CHIRSTMAS MARKET AT THE QUAY 

  Kick-off the Christmas season at Lonsdale Quay Market’s Christmas Market on Thursday, December 1st from 5pm to 7pm. A chance to discover some of the best emerging and established local artisans in Vancouver and find that special something for your loved ones. The Artisan Farmer’s Market is hosting their first pop-up winter market by … Read moreLONSDALE QUAY MARKET HOSTS CHIRSTMAS MARKET AT THE QUAY 

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents 2017 Lineup of Acclaimed Artists from 11 Countries

    Three-week festival showcases groundbreaking contemporary theatre, dance, multimedia & music    The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists representing 11 countries will descend on the city for the signature, three-week mid-winter event. From staggering … Read morePuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents 2017 Lineup of Acclaimed Artists from 11 Countries

Pacific Theatre presents  HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! by Lucia Frangione 

    a hilarious and questionable retelling of the Nativity story Dec 2-31, 2016 Pacific Theatre presents Holy Mo! A Christmas Show! by Lucia Frangione. Three travelling performers share this reverently irreverent telling of the Nativity story with gusto and a questionable commitment to accuracy. Playing Dec 2-31 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pm matinees all Saturdays … Read morePacific Theatre presents  HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! by Lucia Frangione 

We’d like to invite you to partake in our Annual Silent Art Auction. 

  For our 8th year, we present a selection of special artworks all under CAD $3,000 with bidding starting at 25% less their value. Silent bidding is in person, by email or by telephone, therefore you do not need to be present to bid! For two weeks we can act as your proxy. Minimum bid … Read moreWe’d like to invite you to partake in our Annual Silent Art Auction. 

Granville Island inspires visitors with the warmth of the season

Holiday contest encourages the spirit of giving to family, friends and the needy   You feel it – that gentle tug, as if by velvet rope, that pulls people to Granville Island this time of year. They’re drawn by the Public Market – the recollection of ruby piles of pomegranates and the scents of baking … Read moreGranville Island inspires visitors with the warmth of the season

Early Music Vancouver Heralds the Holidays with Joyous Baroque Celebration – Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat – 

  Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra joins internationally-renowned vocal soloists for beloved Christmas tradition at the Chan Centre    Early Music Vancouver (EMV), in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), presents Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, December 18, 2016 at 3pm. This program features one of J.S. … Read moreEarly Music Vancouver Heralds the Holidays with Joyous Baroque Celebration – Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat – 

BC Alliance for Arts + Culture Issues Pre-Election Call to Action

    The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is taking a leadership role to develop and organize an inclusive and equitable arts advocacy strategy in advance of the 2017 provincial election and is requesting public participation. The purpose of the strategy will be to ask the provincial government to follow the lead of the federal government and double … Read moreBC Alliance for Arts + Culture Issues Pre-Election Call to Action

Enjoy the arts and shopping of Granville Island with a holiday season Shop & Stay 

  Make gift shopping as enjoyable as gift getting with a boutique staycation    Granville Island is Vancouver’s hub of arts and crafts, and that makes it the perfect place to shop for unique gifts for everyone on your list. The Island comes alive for the holiday season with carollers in the market every weekend, … Read moreEnjoy the arts and shopping of Granville Island with a holiday season Shop & Stay 

Goh Ballet’s iconic The Nutcracker returns to the stage in downtown Vancouver for the 2016 Holiday Season

One of British Columbia’s most iconic traditions graces the stage once again this holiday season as Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to The Centre in Vancouver for a limited run from December 15th to 20th, 2016. Tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster. Under the leadership of Executive Producer Chan Hon Goh, former Prima Ballerina with … Read moreGoh Ballet’s iconic The Nutcracker returns to the stage in downtown Vancouver for the 2016 Holiday Season

#FridayFavourites what’s happening this week November 24 – December 2

We’re publishing our list a day early this week because we don’t want you to miss a thing that’s happening this week:     7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site   The Butcher & Bullock Beer Club presents the Angry Jäger Ale Cask Night   FlyOver … Read more#FridayFavourites what’s happening this week November 24 – December 2

Early Music Vancouver Heralds the Holidays with Joyous Baroque Celebration – Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat –

Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra joins internationally-renowned vocal soloists for beloved Christmas tradition at the Chan Centre   Early Music Vancouver (EMV), in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), presents Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, December 18, 2016 at 3pm. This program features one of J.S. Bach’s greatest … Read moreEarly Music Vancouver Heralds the Holidays with Joyous Baroque Celebration – Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat –

VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS CHRISTMAS REPRISE XIV

  On Saturday, December 17th, Vancouver Cantata Singers continue their 59th season with a traditionally-styled concert celebrating the spirit of Christmas. The national award-winning choir will present Christmas Reprise XIV at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. In this matinee concert, the warmth and beauty of the holiday season will envelop performance-goers, providing a … Read moreVANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS CHRISTMAS REPRISE XIV

Vancouver International Dance Festival

  Vancouver International Dance Festival proudly announces its captivating 2017 program, showcasing the magnificent diversity of the contemporary dance canon with four weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and dance activities from March 1- 25, 2017, at various venues throughout Vancouver. The stellar festival lineup includes anticipated performances by San Francisco’s internationally-lauded company Alonzo King … Read moreVancouver International Dance Festival

  Award-winning Comedy Duo, James & Jamesy, Bring Holiday Cheer to Maple Ridge with O Christmas Tea

     Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss will delight in this rollicking Christmas romp through a world steeped in tea   As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, critically and audience acclaimed British comedians, James & Jamesy, make their triumphant debut in Maple Ridge this holiday season with their uproarious Christmas … Read more  Award-winning Comedy Duo, James & Jamesy, Bring Holiday Cheer to Maple Ridge with O Christmas Tea

Etiquette with Cynthia Pace of PolitesseParCynthia

  On Saturday, November 12th I had the opportunity to attend a private function hosted by Etiquette expert Cynthia Pace of Politesse Par Cynthia Company Services. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was intrigued at the idea of polishing my social etiquette skills to match modern day values. As a young woman … Read moreEtiquette with Cynthia Pace of PolitesseParCynthia

She’s Baaaaack! VTSL presents Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition

    Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL) The Christmas Queen, in all her nasty glory is returning this holiday season with the latest installment in the series, Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition, running from November 23 to December 23, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm. There will also be two additional performances on Sunday, … Read moreShe’s Baaaaack! VTSL presents Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition