Drum Legend Sal Ferreras Leads Vibrant Celebration of Brazilian Music and Dance in Aquarela do Brasil

Eclectic Range of Brazilian Music Showcased in Mesmerizing Two-Night Performance at Vancouver Playhouse   In honour of the 60th anniversary of the birth of Brazil’s esteemed Bossa Nova musical movement, Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre Society (VLACC) presents a dazzling concert showcasing Brazil’s multi-faceted musical culture in Aquarela do Brasil: An Explosive Celebration of Music … Read more

Oktoberfest Concert and Beer Hall

Heroic Opera presents an Oktoberfest Concert, with German opera, food, and BEER! Vancouver Opera company Heroic Opera will be toasting in its first fundraiser with an Oktoberfest celebration filled with German opera, food, and local craft beer. The concert will feature some of the best of Vancouver’s singing talent, including multi-award-winning singers who have performed … Read more

Halloween Horror Hits New Heights in The Snapshots Collective’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Site-specific Production of Musical Thriller Brings to Life Bloody Tale of Murderous Meat Pies Just in time for Halloween, The Snapshots Collective presents the ghoulish musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from October 10–31, 2018 at Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop in Vancouver’s historic Gastown. In this immersive, site-specific production, audiences will … Read more

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

The 2018 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has ended on a record-breaking high note, with a total season attendance of over 108,000 – up 8% from the previous year – and a lineup of successful plays and special events that repeatedly sold out houses throughout the Festival.     The 29th Bard season ran … Read more

The Railway Stage & Beer Café launches two new Happy Hours

What’s better than one happy hour? Two, obviously, and Railway Stage & Beer Café is launching new happy hours to make after work and the end of the night just that little bit better. After all, each happy hour at the Railway will feature rotating $3 beers from its constantly-changing local craft beer list.   … Read more

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 more

Balkan Superstar Goran Bregović Ignites the Chan Centre with Big Brass Band in Exhilarating Performance

The Eclectic Artist and His World-Touring Ensemble Celebrate Euphoric Sounds of Sarajevo   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the boisterous cheer of Balkan composer and bandleader Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band on October 21, 2018, at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. … Read more

Vancouver Opera presents Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)

Vancouver Opera presents Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)  A light-hearted look at Love!  October 20, 25, 27 at 7:30pm & October 28 at 2:00pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre www.vancouveropera.ca   Get ready to indulge in the Viennese torte known as Franz Lehár’s comedic operetta The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe). Set in the heart … Read more

Kid Koala’s Satellite Turntable Orchestra events at VIFF!

Kid Koala Presents: Satellite   From October 5-7, the iconic DJ Kid Koala is bringing his latest album Music to Draw to: Satellite to life with the help of Vancouverites. Through six interactive performances, the Satellite Turntable Orchestra will invite audiences to recreate the album’s soundscape with 50 individual turntables, LED lights and stacks of colour-coded vinyl records.   This is … Read more


Resort unveils 30 days of promotions to mark first anniversary The city’s locals and visitors alike are invited to raise a glass, roll a dice and journey through Parq Vancouver, the destination resort that is unique to Vancouver and uniquely Vancouver, as it unveils an exclusive Passport to Play.   To celebrate its first year … Read more

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