New Directors Join Vancouver Opera Board

  Annual General Meeting highlighted financial and artistic successes in 2015-2016 and excitement for the 2016-2017 Season & Festival Two highly esteemed community leaders were elected to the VO Board of Directors at the company’s Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2016, joining a group of 24 members chaired by Pascal Spothelfer. The meeting also reviewed … Read moreNew Directors Join Vancouver Opera Board

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

Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction

  Glamorous gala raises funds for youth art programs   Celebrate art with a heart at Splash, Arts Umbrella’s 34th annual auction and fundraiser on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Metro Vancouver’s premier non-profit arts organization for youth will be hosting an unforgettable gala of food, music and art in support of accessible arts education programs. … Read moreMake a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction

The Chan Centre Presen­­ts Brain An Acclaimed Work by Spoken Word Artist Brendan McLeod

  Author and slam poet tackles mental illness and complex nuances of  the human mind as part of Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Brain, a hilarious and heartbreaking monologue about the mind, mental illness, and friendship on November 17 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part … Read moreThe Chan Centre Presen­­ts Brain An Acclaimed Work by Spoken Word Artist Brendan McLeod

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

  Leading Taiwanese puppetry troupes make Vancouver debut in multi-day festival

Lauded Taiwanese Puppet Festival Returns to MOA for Enriching Second Installment of Cultural Exploration  The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is pleased to present the return of the playful and insightful Taiwanese Puppet Festival, November 3-8, 2016. This year MOA has invited two award-winning puppetry ensembles The Happy Puppetry Company and Puppet & Its Double Theater who will share their unique traditional and contemporary … Read more  Leading Taiwanese puppetry troupes make Vancouver debut in multi-day festival

Vancouver’s top style influencers lend a hand to DIY Runway upcycling challenge at the Vancouver Home + Design Show

  Eleven of Vancouver’s top tastemakers raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver, October 27-30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West  Calling all Vancouverites: bring Vancouver’s best style into your home décor this fall! DIY Runway presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada returns to the Vancouver Home + Design Show this … Read moreVancouver’s top style influencers lend a hand to DIY Runway upcycling challenge at the Vancouver Home + Design Show

#MarketMonday Odd Society Spirits award winning Cassis

  Odd Society Spirits Crème de Cassis Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest  Available at these upcoming Vancouver Farmers Markets Kitsilano Sunday, October 16 Trout Lake Saturday, October 22   Sip Northwest Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Northwest issue hits newsstands today. Odd Society Spirits, a craft-certified distillery located in East Vancouver, took first place for their crème de cassis in the Best … Read more#MarketMonday Odd Society Spirits award winning Cassis

GIVEAWAY – Two tickets to Homes for the Holidays

  a Rafflecopter giveaway   12th annual Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays taking place Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th, is a popular local fundraising event where Vancouver’s top professional designers team up with home décor retailers and florists. Together they adorn five beautiful Vancouver Westside homes with unique displays of holiday … Read moreGIVEAWAY – Two tickets to Homes for the Holidays

TinyKittens Hosts Canada’s First Fix-a-thon in Honour of National Feral Cat Day

    Langley-Based Rescue Society answering the needs of cats and the community   Langley’s, and Canada’s first fix-a-thon organized by TinyKittens Society will happen on October 15 and October 16 (Feral Cat Day).  The fix-a-thon using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method will start on Saturday with humane trapping at a rural property in Aldergrove before the cats and kittens are … Read moreTinyKittens Hosts Canada’s First Fix-a-thon in Honour of National Feral Cat Day