East Meets West Plus International Artists at BreakOut West

The countdown is on in Kelowna to October 11 to 14, 2018 for BreakOut West, the annual gathering at which the best of western Canadian music is celebrated, developed and supported. I attended a launch earlier this summer at the rooftop of Kelowna’s new CRAFT Beer Market that opened in the old Paramount Theatre. A … Read moreEast Meets West Plus International Artists at BreakOut West

VIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”

“What They Had”   “What They Had” is a moving drama about difficult decisions and the interplay of family members as they search for solutions. Bridget (Hilary Swank) is phoned from her home in California by her brother Nick (Michael Shannon), telling her that she is needed in Chicago to help solve a concern with … Read moreVIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”

VIFF – THE “DOCS”

VIFF – the “Docs” “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”   The Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 is in full swing, providing movie lovers with a veritable gold mine of films to see every morning, afternoon and evening from now through October 12th. Contemporary World Cinema (including a special focus on both France and Italy), … Read moreVIFF – THE “DOCS”

GIVEAWAY Playland’s Fright Nights

Halloween’s most anticipated event runs from October 5th to October 31st  Playland GIVEAWAY    Fright Nights – Western Canada’s scariest haunt – is back at Playland on select nights from October 5 – 31. With eight haunted houses, including the newest haunted house, The Bloodshed, it promises to be the scariest event you attend this … Read moreGIVEAWAY Playland’s Fright Nights

DECADE OF ABURI Aburi sushi pioneer Miku celebrates 10 years with anniversary tasting menu

Aburi sushi pioneer Miku celebrates 10 years with anniversary tasting menu In 2008, restaurateur Seigo Nakamura opened Miku in its original West Pender location with a goal to reinvent modern Japanese in Vancouver. Now a decade later, aburi sushi pioneer Miku (70-200 Granville Street) celebrates 10 years with a special anniversary Kaiseki tasting menu. From … Read moreDECADE OF ABURI Aburi sushi pioneer Miku celebrates 10 years with anniversary tasting menu

Coffee with a Kick: DIY Coffee Cocktails this International Coffee Day

Celebrating the Nations Favourite Beverage with an Alcohol Twist! Canada Loves Coffee   According to the Coffee Association of Canada, the Canadian coffee industry is worth a staggering $6.2 billion, supports over a huge 170,000 jobs and imports from over 30 developing countries. Additionally, two thirds of adult Canadians enjoy at least one cup of … Read moreCoffee with a Kick: DIY Coffee Cocktails this International Coffee Day

Touchstone Theatre’s Kill Me Now – Vancouver Premiere

Brad Fraser’s Powerful Black Comedy Kill Me Now  Receives Vancouver Premiere from Touchstone Theatre  Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova) October 13 – 27, 2018 (Previews October 13 at 8pm, October 14 at 3pm, October 16 at 7pm) Opening: October 17 @ 8pm www.touchstonetheatre.com Five years since its Canadian premiere at Edmonton’s Workshop West Theatre, with subsequent celebrated … Read moreTouchstone Theatre’s Kill Me Now – Vancouver Premiere

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

Lawren Harris –  “Tamarack Swamp, Algoma”   Vancouver Art Gallery “A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects” The Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition features 90 works of art from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Chosen from among the nearly 12 000 pieces owned by the VAG, the show includes an eclectic variety of historical and contemporary paintings, … Read moreA Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects