Che Malambo: Gaucho’s grandsons unleash their dance! – GIVEAWAY

  Look out Vancouver, Che Malambo is coming to town! This powerhouse all male company of 14 dancers brings their wonderfully wild spectacle of drumming and foot stamping dance, for one night only, to the Vogue Theatre, May 20 2016! Vancouver is just one of the stops on Che Malambo’s first North American tour. You can see some video footage … Read moreChe Malambo: Gaucho’s grandsons unleash their dance! – GIVEAWAY

Winners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2015 announced by UBCP/ACTRA

  Thirty three years after his death, the legacy left by Sam Payne continues to be applauded by the British Columbia acting community. One of Canada’s well loved and respected professional actors, Sam Payne is remembered not only for his contribution to Canadian theatre, film, radio and television, but also for his personal attributes, which … Read moreWinners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2015 announced by UBCP/ACTRA

Music Monday at Robson Square on May 2nd

  My less than covert smile seemed to amuse some and confuse others as I strolled down Robson Street on that perfect, Music Monday morning.  It was perfect because by 9:40 am the sun had already made quite a presence in Vancouver, and a light sweater was all that was needed to navigate the crowded … Read moreMusic Monday at Robson Square on May 2nd

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

Red Truck Beer has opened artists submissions for the Truck Stop Concert Series second stage

  Tell us why you should rock the Truck Stop Concert Series this summer  Red Truck Beer is brewing up another summer of great music in East Van as the Truck Stop Concert Series returns for its second year. This year, Red Truck is looking for even more local talent to join the action with the launch of … Read moreRed Truck Beer has opened artists submissions for the Truck Stop Concert Series second stage

Chan Centre Announces 2016/17 Season  of Genre-Defying and Culture-Defining Artists

    Signature Series Celebrates Music’s Unifying Power with Diverse Talent  The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its stellar 2016/17 concert series, presenting a line-up of captivating new works, dramatic debuts, and much-anticipated returns in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Balancing traditional – from Portuguese fado … Read moreChan Centre Announces 2016/17 Season  of Genre-Defying and Culture-Defining Artists

Koerner Quartet Meets Rolston String Quartet in VAM Ensemble’s Season Finale

     Quartets combine to conquer Mendelssohn’s iconic String Octet in concert of chamber masterworks   Koerner Quartet closes its 2015/16 season with up-and-coming Houston-based ensemble, The Rolston String Quartet, June 5, 7:30pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music’s (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall.  Each quartet will showcase monumental chamber works by Haydn and Debussy in an … Read moreKoerner Quartet Meets Rolston String Quartet in VAM Ensemble’s Season Finale

Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches

  When I realized that Evita Perón actually died two years before I was born, I was frankly surprised. The fact that I have such vivid memories of her as a beautiful, fiery, mythic figure is a real testament to her enduring legacy. So you can imagine my excitement as I attended the Opening Night … Read moreEvita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches

It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay    Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route returns with “Unleashed”   If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away     Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   TIME TO JAM All-day breakfast joint Jam … Read moreIt’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

Three of Broadway’s most exciting stars headline EVITA

  Company premiere of Broadway hit is already almost half sold out! Vancouver Opera’s company premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit Evita is already almost half sold-out! Tickets are going quickly for this winner of 7 Tony Awards TM , soon to hit the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in a brand new full-scale production. … Read moreThree of Broadway’s most exciting stars headline EVITA

Anoushka Shankar – An Enchanting Evening at the Chan Centre

  Anoushka is the daughter of the late Ravi Shankar. She began playing sitar with her renowned father at the age of nine and has appeared with him on stage many times. Anoushka released her first solo album when she was just seventeen years old. She fuses her traditional Indian music with western influences. Anoushka … Read moreAnoushka Shankar – An Enchanting Evening at the Chan Centre

Realwheels’ SexyVoices to Explore Sexuality and Disability to Shatter Sterotypes

  Sex. Disability. Those two words are rarely seen together in a sentence, let alone talked about. Award-winning professional theatre company Realwheels Theatre is determined to change our perspective when it presents SexyVoices – A Burlesque Theatre Cabaret  May 12-14. This community-based performance will showcase members of the disability community in performances that are designed to break down the … Read moreRealwheels’ SexyVoices to Explore Sexuality and Disability to Shatter Sterotypes

The 24th Annual SiWC Writers’ Contest in BACK!

ready to get published

Ladies and gentlemen…start your pencils! The 24th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest is now underway. Writers’ Contest This year, this annual, local, and beloved contest is focused on short fiction with a Storyteller’s Award. Why should you enter? Maybe because first prize is $1000, publication, and more! The contest deadline is Friday, September … Read moreThe 24th Annual SiWC Writers’ Contest in BACK!

Filberg Festival announces headliners for 2016

  This year the Filberg Festival is honoured to feature world renowned glass artist, Robert Held. For over 25 years Robert Held has lead the Canadian art glass industry, establishing the first college-level art glass program and influencing the art across North America. His pieces are in the collections of royalty and governments and can be part of your … Read moreFilberg Festival announces headliners for 2016

Vancouver’s Young Artists Create Broadway Benefit Show for Chronic Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness Day TICKET GIVEAWAY

  Opera Mariposa’s award-winning performers stage People Like Us, a musical theatre revue in support of the National ME/FM Action Network   To enter to win 2 tickets to the May 12th performance – leave a comment   This May, the acclaimed young artists of Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing are staging a … Read moreVancouver’s Young Artists Create Broadway Benefit Show for Chronic Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness Day TICKET GIVEAWAY

#FridayFavourites…places to go, things to do this weekend and thru April 28

    New Happy Hour, fresh menus and return of Sunday Supper Series signals start of spring at OPUS Hotel   BIRDS OF A FEATHER: ROYAL DINETTE’S JACK CHEN AND BURDOCK & CO.’S ANDREA CARLSON TAKE FLIGHT FOR FIFTH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNER, APRIL 26    BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING … Read more#FridayFavourites…places to go, things to do this weekend and thru April 28

Early Music Vancouver Announces First Ever Vancouver Bach Festival & Resplendent 2016/17 Season

  Lineup of Prestigious Artists & Timeless Masterworks Offers Classic Concert Hall Experiences & New Artistic Adventures   Early Music Vancouver (EMV)  announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer … Read moreEarly Music Vancouver Announces First Ever Vancouver Bach Festival & Resplendent 2016/17 Season

A Sophisticated Evening With Early Music Vancouver

  Last month I had the pleasure of attending a sensational evening of music presented by Early Music Vancouver (earlymusic.bc.ca) at the Vancouver Playhouse.  EMV presented a special performance of George Frideric Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major performed by two internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning soloists. Now, I’ll level with … Read moreA Sophisticated Evening With Early Music Vancouver

Over 50 local artists to participate in the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon April 22nd to the April 24th at 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver

The labyrinth halls of the 98 year old warehouse building will transform to host a weekend long salon and fine art exhibition for the public   The legendary 1000 Parker Street Studios artist’s warehouse is inviting the general public to join their 2nd annual Parker Art Salon and Fine Art Exhibition, April 22 – 24, 2016.  The salon events will be hosted on two floors with the hallways transformed into an exposition of … Read moreOver 50 local artists to participate in the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon April 22nd to the April 24th at 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver

More Than 200 Musicians to Gather at Robson Square

  12th Annual Music Monday   Students from across Metro Vancouver will perform as part of national call-to-action in support of music education   An ensemble of Metro Vancouver elementary and secondary students will give a free public concert, May 2, 10am at Robson Square, as part of the 12th annual Music Monday, a cross-Canada event … Read moreMore Than 200 Musicians to Gather at Robson Square