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Nettle’s Tale popup shop is a Breath of Fresh Air for Swimwear

Looking for bathing suits is every woman’s worst nightmare.   No matter how good you feel about yourself, as soon as you step into the changing room you will inevitably feel like Shamu.  Naturally, I had some dread when I



Frost/Nixon Interesting for Political History Buffs

In repertory at Jericho Arts Centre is Frost/Nixon, one of the three productions running, all of which are produced by the Ensemble Theatre Company. This play is based on the story of talk show host David Frost becoming the first



‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore: Violence, Incest, and Blood. Oh my!

What if Romeo and Juliet had been brother and sister? There you have the basic plot for ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, currently on stage at Jericho Arts Centre, produced by Ensemble Theatre Company. John Ford’s play was first published in



Oliver! An outdoor sing-along for the whole family

“Please sir, I want some more” (come on, I had to!) is one of the most recognizable literary quotes of all time. As I repeated the line all day in my terrible British accent, I realized my knowledge of Charles

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival Celebrates Canada, Latin America, DIY Gender, and Queer Youth Culture

Commemorating 27 years, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) will feature over 80 films from 20 countries, with a particular focus on Canadian queer films, DIY Gender, queer youth culture, and queer films from Latin America. This anticipated festival will run



Shakespeare’s Rebel: Romance, intrigue, and swordplay

Salt Spring Island-based playwright C.C. Humphreys has adapted his novel Shakespeare’s Rebel for the stage, and it premiered at Bard on the Beach on Sunday night. It’s a disjointed though consistently rollicking show, and I enjoyed myself in spite of


Colin Mochrie Returns to Vancouver TheatreSports League

Get ready for two evenings of extreme laughter when legendary improviser Colin Mochrie returns to Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL), August 20 and 21. Mochrie, one of Canada’s best known improvisers and a VTSL alumnus, will perform in three special shows


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Les Miz: Strong performances from young cast members

Les Misérables – one of the longest-running musicals in history – has triumphantly returned to Vancouver. The Arts Club‘s 2009 run of the same production (with several cast members returning for the current staging) was extended several times due to a unanimously

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The City of Burnaby Presents ‘Symphony In The Park’

One of the City of Burnaby’s signature events, Symphony in the Park is a memorable evening featuring the incredible musical talents of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO). This free event takes place Sunday, July 12 at 7pm outdoors at Burnaby’s


Queen Elizabeth Park Zip Line Takes Flight

Residents and visitors alike can now add some zip to their summer bucket list in Vancouver! In celebration of Queen Elizabeth Park’s 75th anniversary later this year, the Vancouver Park Board and Greenheart International Development Corporation have installed a temporary


Squamish transformed by Biennale artists

As part of the Vancouver Biennale International Artist Residency Program, four international rising young art stars from Syria, India, Australia and Canada transform the cultural face of Squamish, Canada’s outdoor recreation capital. On Saturday July 4th between 6:30 PM and


There’s still true talent in the music industry: The Roots live in Vancouver

I’m ashamed to admit that my knowledge of the Roots centers around The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Say Yes to the Dress. Their performance of ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ with Mariah Carey was perfect and



This Great Stage of Fools

Bard on the Beach’s King Lear officially opened on June 25 and Vancouver Vantage was there to take in opening night. This tragedy with comedic interludes features gifted actors who truly owned their characters, luscious costumes and dramatic fight scenes. 


Early Music Vancouver Presents ‘Dido and Aeneas’ as Part of 2015 Summer Festival

For the first time in its 45-year history, Early Music Vancouver (EMV) will present Henry Purcell’s iconic Baroque masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. As part of


The Taming of the Shrew

’50s style adaption of ‘Taming of the Shrew’ a hit

Although many in Vancouver are familiar with the South Granville nieghbourhood, not all are aware of its community stage: Pacific Theatre. We were in for a real treat with Stone’s Throw Productions Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.Having only visited traditional theatre halls, I was curious


Towards a Fictional History of Colour at Burrard Arts

“Someone poured all the paint into the kitchen sink. The grey muck was a holiness, a completion of a current, like an unexpected song.” Burrard Arts Foundation is pleased to present a group show of work by six Vancouver-based artists that address


The Annunciation

Botticelli, Sandro (circa 1445 - 1510, Italian)
Italy, Florence
tempera on panel
unframed dimensions: 495 x 619 mm; framed: 810 x 950 x 180 mm; sight edge 491 x 602 mm

Painting entitled 'The Annunciation' by Botticelli. Within a vaulted building the Virgin stands, with head bowed down at the apparition of the Angel of the Annunciation, who comes flying towards her through a portico, beyond which is seen a landscape with hills. Rays of glory are also directed towards the Virgin


Heavenly Italian Art at VAG

With the Italian Celebration in the previous week bombarding the streets of commercial drive's “Little Italy,” and now this exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Italian culture is vivacious in the city of Vancouver. A large portion of the Italian culture lives

Shakespeare's Rebel

Bard on the Beach Presents the World Stage Premiere of ‘Shakespeare’s Rebel’

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 26th season with the world stage premiere of Shakespeare’s Rebel by award winning author C.C. Humphreys, running July 2 – September 19 on the Howard Family Stage in Vanier Park. Directed by


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The Lion King has audiences roaring

The Lion King's program boasts that it is the "World's Number #1 Musical," and it's not hard to see why. The artistry involved in every aspect of this production is absolutely astounding. Usually in a production of this size, there

Robert Lynds Gallery

Painting, Sculpture, and Neon Works Featured in ‘Out Of Town Guests’

Robert Lynds Gallery – an intimate space located in Kitsilano’s armoury district – is set to present the work of three artists, Rachel Vanderzwet, Mandy Lyn Perez, and Nathalie Quagliotto in the group-exhibition Out Of Town Guests, on display June

Les Misérables’

Arts Club Theatre Company Presents Musical Phenomenon ‘Les Misérables’

One of the most successful musicals in history is returning to Vancouver. Hear the people sing in the epic saga of love and redemption, Les Misérables presented by Arts Club Theatre Company, July 2 to August 16, 2015 at the



Bard’s Comedy of Errors a fresh perspective on a classic tale

The 2015 season at Bard on the Beach kicks off with a heady, hilarious double dose of trouble and mischief​. In The Comedy of Errors, two sets of long-lost twin are serendipitously reunited, creating confusion and chaos among their friends and


UNIT/PITT Presents ‘Orphans and Dogs’ by Vancouver artist Elizabeth Fischer

UNIT/PITT Projects is proud to present a survey of work by Vancouver artist, musician, and writer Elizabeth Fischer, which runs June 13-25, 2015 at 236 East Pender Street. Well known from bands such as Animal Slaves and DarkBlueWorld, Fischer has

The Taming of the Shrew

Stone’s Throw Productions Presents 1950s Era ‘The Taming Of The Shrew’

From Stone’s Throw Productions comes William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, radically reimagined with the flare and attitude of the 1950s, running June 24-27, 2015 at 8pm at Pacific Theatre. In this Shakespeare classic, directed by Eleanor Felton, the