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Minoru Chapel Opera springs back

After a months-long hiatus due to roof restoration work, the Minoru Chapel’s Opera series is back this spring with three classical concerts performed by local professional companies. The series opens on Wednesday, March 4, with Opera Mariposa making their Minoru Chapel debut with a costumed …

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Vancouver TheatreSports™ League: 10th Annual Grapes of Laugh Gala, February 19

10th Annual Grapes of Laugh Gala, February 19 Raise a glass to top-notch improv comedy Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) will hold its 10th annual Grapes of Laugh Gala, on Thursday, February 19. Guaranteed to beat the winter blahs, this value-packed, not-to-miss event features toast-worthy …

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Firehall Arts Centre presents The Village which draws the veil on depression

Photo Credit: Firehall Arts Centre Serbian-Canadian performer Tina Milo is no stranger to darkness – she has performed amidst war zones in her home country. So it seems fitting that her first solo theatre creation in Canada The Village – which makes its World Premiere at the Firehall Arts …

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Metro Theatre is proud to present Pride & Prejudice Feb 14 to March 7

Metro’s fifth show of its 52nd season is a fast-paced new adaptation of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s intricate dance of misunderstanding and confusion. Based on Jane Austen’s romantic novel of class, gossip and scandal, this humorous tale of love and values unfolds in the England of the 1812. …

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WEN WEI DANCE Premieres Made In China with Western Canada Tour

Photo Credit:  Firehall Art Centre East meets West and tradition meets modernity in Wen Wei Dance’s stunning new work, Made In China, which makes its Vancouver Premiere at the Firehall Arts Centre on Feb 18 – 21, 8pm as part of the company’s Western Canada tour next month.  This …

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Vancouver TheatreSports™ League Presents The Massacre Improv Tournament

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) presents its signature festival, The Massacre Improv Tournament, January 21 – February 15. Now in its 27th year, The Massacre features improv teams from near and far, squaring off in the popular TheatreSports™ format, with audiences helping to decide which …

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The VanDusen Festival of Lights is on Dec 10 to Jan 4

[slideshow] Photo credit: Fabulously Innovative Marketing . DECK THE BOUGHS WITH BULBS OF LIGHT 2014 Hours & Admission December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2015, 4:30 to 9 p.m. each evening, except December 25th when the Garden is closed. A magical experience for the whole family with 1.4 …

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Got Fresh? Langley Circle Farms have fresh ideas for Christmas

  From fresh raspberry jam from Driediger Farm, gorgeous poinsettias from Milner Village Garden Centre, divine maple butter bark from Milsean Shoppe to intoxicating cranberry wine from Fort Wine Co., rich bodied Cabernet Franc from Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery and fragrant walnut …

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Vancouver TheatreSpo​rts™ League Making Spirits Bright with The Children’s Wish Foundation

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) is happy to announce a new partnership with the BC & Yukon Chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation. Every Wednesday, starting December 3, VTSL will welcome Wish Foundation families to The Improv Centre, offering complimentary tickets to a live improv …

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AIDS Vancouver Festive Food Frolic

Date: December 1, 2014, 6-8pm Where: The Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie Street, Vancouver Our community members living with HIV and AIDS rely heavily on the AIDS Vancouver Food Bank and Holiday Grocery with clients ranging from 4 years old to 70+. We invite you to deliver a non-perishable donation to …

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Frolicking at the Vancouver Christmas Market

[slideshow] Note:  Although images are from vendors from the 2013 Vancouver Christmas Market, many vendors are the same .. … Over 20 food vendors will bring new flavours and traditional European fare to the Vancouver Christmas Market Nov 21 to Dec 24 New this year at the Vancouver Christmas …

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New Year’s Eve at The District Brassiere – Early Bird Tix Fifty Dollars

Photo Credit: The District Brassiere Add Masquerade, Music and a Little Mystery to your New Year’s Eve at The District Brassiere A rotating deck of DJs including local favourite DJ Ecos will provide non-stop beats and the culinary masters behind The District Brasserie will ply you with their …

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NHL Dinner and Game Packages at Lift Restaurant

NHL HOCKEY PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR EVERY GAME! LIFT – BAR GRILL VIEW Presents NHL Dinner & Game packages! LIFT program offering great 300 level seats in Rogers Arena for all Canucks home games. Tickets are section 329 row 3 & 4. Ticket Packages include your ticket to the game, $40.00 dinner …

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Urinetown: The Musical at Firehall Arts Centre

  November 1 – 29 at Firehall Arts Centre. Previews Nov 1-4, opens Nov 5, 8pm. Tickets $21 – $42. FirehallArtsCentre.ca | 604-689-0926 The Firehall Arts Centre takes on environmental disaster, water shortages and big corporations with the absurd and outrageous Broadway hit …

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The first Annual Sundown with Vancouver Firefighters’ Charitable Society was a Success

  Being the daughter of race horse owners means never having to say, “I’m sorry, but it looks as though I won’t be eating at all next week!” as I didn’t win at the race track. That’s the bad news.  The good news though is that the first annual Sundown with …

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Il Mercato – The Italian Night Market

The first farmer and Italian Night Market starts this Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Italian Cultural Centre (located at 3075 Slocan Street at Grandview Highway in East Vancouver) and will be held every third Friday until November 21, 2014. It will feature: fresh fruit and vegetables, …

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Revolving Door By Cressey Group brings people together through 7 unique community & charity events

Photo Credit:  Revolving Door Cressey Development Group today announces the launch of Revolving Door, an initiative aimed at cultivating a further sense of community and culture in the bourgeoning Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. With over 40 years experience of quality construction across BC, …

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Sensitive Skin – its drama, it’s comedy and it will make you cry as its real life amplified

From  left to right:  Don McKellar, Fay Yamamoto-Jenson (@Armadillob), Kim Cattrall and me   It’s drama, it’s comedy, it’s real life amplified and it will make you cry. Especially of you’re at the midlife crossroads where the road signs pointing towards “Where …

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The Tempest Joins 25th Anniversary Season At Bard

Photo Credit: David and Emily Cooper Having just watched the 2010 movie version of The Tempest starring the multi-talented Helen Mirren as Prospera a month ago, I was excited to attend the opening night at Bard on the Beach of this production. Bard on the Beach renovates this classic Shakespearean …

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Indian Summer Festival- Bust a Move With These Fun Free Events

Photo Credit: Indian Summer Festival Indian Summer is a meteorological phenomenon referring to an unexpectedly sunny period, and consistently above normal temperatures. The term can also be used metaphorically to mean a renaissance, or revival. Established in 2011, Indian Summer Festival is a …

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Love Unites Acrobats, Post-It® Notes and Umbrellas – Three Plays, One Co-Production

Photo Credit: These Three Things .. Love Unites Acrobats, Post-It® Notes and Umbrellas Three Plays, One Co-Production Truly Worth Seeing.   The Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver, BC – July 24th to July 27th – Two local companies co-produce a show about the tribulations of staying in a relationship. …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opens Bard on the Beach’s 25th Anniversary Season

Photo Credit:  David Blue My Review of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream What do you get when you marry steampunk with Shakespeare? A map cap comedy of mystical mischievous fairies who under the guise of goodness wreck havoc upon the love loves of all who fall under the spell under the spell …

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REDDOT ART 360: Online Art Gallery for Affordable Original Art – one of the first to accepting Bitcoin

 Photo Credit:  FMA REDDOT   FMA REDDOT Shopping is pleased to announce launching RedDotArt360 online Art Gallery web site and a Bitcoin demonstration media reception on June 20th 2014 – changed to June 26, 8pm-1am, WaterFall Building  – 1540 W 2nd Ave. Vancouver. When: June 26th …

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The Firehall Arts Centre’s 2014-2015 Season Announced

Firehall Arts Centre’s Artistic Producer Donna Spencer is pleased to announce that for the 2014-2015 season the Firehall will produce and present 14 theatre and dance shows.  Bridging time, cultures and artistic disciplines the works bring unique, entertaining and truly universal stories to the …

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The Summer Portobello West Fashion and Art Market

August 27, 2014 10am – 5pm Canada Place 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, . What is Portobello West? It’s a collection of talented local fashion designers, crafts and food vendors that come together every 2 months at Portobello West. The vendors change all the time, so there are new …