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Ballet BC Dance-Greats Join Vancouver’s Signature Cabaret-Style Series

Kicking convention to the curb, Dances for a Small Stage – Vancouver’s anticipated dance event – turns 32 with an eclectic and exciting mix of original contemporary creations by some of the city’s dance-greats, October 20 – 23, 2015 at

Painted Land

VIFF Presents the World Premiere of ‘Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven’

It’s been one hundred years since the Group of Seven created Canada’s most iconic paintings, and still little is known about the artists themselves. Directed by award-winning director/writer Phyllis Ellis, past meets present in Painted Land: In Search of the

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® Sells Out the Chan Centre

Beloved Cuban phenomenon Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® will perform a sold out concert at the Chan Centre, October 1 at 8pm. As part of the legendary ensemble’s Adiós Tour, the concert marks the final opportunity for Vancouver audiences to witness the

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Flamenco Rosario Presents Restrospective ‘Fast-Forward Rewind’ in Celebration of the 25th Annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Vancouver’s Flamenco Rosario brings the fierce and intimate flamenco retrospective Fast-Forward Rewind to the Waterfront Theatre, September 26, 2015 at 8pm, in celebration of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival’s 25th anniversary. Performing excerpts from four poetic works, the pioneers and

Are We Cool Now? at The Cultch

Dan Mangan’s Music Lights Up The Cultch In Indie Rock Road Trip Musical

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Vancouver indie rock darling, Dan Mangan, Are We Cool Now? is an innovative rock music/theatre fusion written by Amiel Gladstone, the successful playwright behind A Craigslist Cantata and Cinderella: An East Van Panto!.

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Spanish All-Stars Andrés Peña and Pilar Ogalla Heat Up the Vancouver Playhouse in ‘Cadiz de la Frontera’

Spain’s Andrés Peña and Pilar Ogalla reveal their rapid-fire footwork, flawless synchronization, and impassioned duende in Cadiz de la Frontera, September 19, 2015, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. Sparks will fly when the Spanish all-stars unite in this Vancouver premiere,

Mrs. Singh & Me

The South Asian Arts Society Presents ‘Mrs. Singh & Me’ As Part of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival

Imagine if Romeo had kidnapped Juliet’s mother. What would happen next?! Love is in the air, but Mrs. Kuldeep Singh is having none of it. Her instincts could be right, or she could be missing out on Raj – the

The Virtual Stage

Extraterrestrials Crash On Earth Amidst Deadly Zombie Plague in Undead Theatre Adventure From The Virtual Stage

The Virtual Stage presents an immersive and spine-tingling theatrical adventure with Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome, running Oct. 6 to Nov. 1, 2015 at a top-secret location in Vancouver. From Director Andy Thompson, this gripping new production marks


District 13 Presents ‘Hunger Games: the Musical’ as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival

District 13 presents Hunger Games: The Musical by Mark Vandenberg, September 10 – 20 as part of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival. The pop culture parody of Suzanne Collin’s famed novel and hollywood film sees the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, compete


Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Daniel Bernard Roumain Unite in Vancouver Premiere of ‘Blackbird, Fly’ as part of Chan Centre’s Beyond Words Series

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents the Vancouver premiere of Blackbird, Fly, an uplifting performance interweaving movement, narrative, Haitian folklore, and hip hop, September 25 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre. The provocative duet, featuring charismatic spoken-word

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Award-Winning Choreographer Joe Laughlin Traces Life’s Poignant Moments in Emotionally Resonant World Premiere

From JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin comes the world premiere 4OUR, on stage at the Scotiabank Dance Centre October 1 – 3, 2015 at 8pm, with a preview performance September 30. The 13th full-length production from JOE


Clap Along If You Know What Happiness Is To You

If you go to Stefan Sagmeister’s Happy Show at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and don’t have Pharrell’s ‘Happy‘ playing in your head, you’re a better (more mature) person than I am.  As soon as you walk into the exhibit,

James&Jamesy in High Tea

Monty Python meets Dr. Seuss in infectiously fun ‘High Tea’ from James & Jamesy

An outrageously funny theatrical adventure is set to take sail at North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre. From September 24 to October 4, 2015, 13-time “Best-of-Fest” winners James & Jamesy will delight audiences with High Tea, an aquatic escapade brimming with


Vancouver International Flamenco Festival Celebrates 25 Years Inspiring Passion

The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival (Flamenco Festival) celebrates a 25 year legacy of inspiring passion and profound appreciation for traditional, contemporary and cutting-edge flamenco. The 2015 season takes place September 12-27, with free and paid events at various venues on Granville Island


Bard On The Beach Presents ‘Opera & Arias’

From Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival comes the annual Opera & Arias concerts, on stage August 24 and August 31 in Bard’s Mainstage Theatre tent in Vanier Park. This live performance will feature highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan classics

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Robert Lynds Gallery Exhibits Solo Show from Mixed Media Artist Jeff Mair

From mixed media artist Jeft Mair comes a new solo exhibition titled Urban Dystopia displayed September 10 until October 10, 2015 at the Robert Lynds Gallery (RLG) in Vancouver. Combining elements of painting, installation, and sculpture, Mair – whose work


New Exhibition Explores Northern Forests, Waterways, and Light

Vancouver’s Kimoto Gallery presents Forests, Passages and Boreal Light, a new series by artist Veronica Plewman on display August 20 – September 12, 2015. “The word ‘boreas’ is Latin for north, and ‘boreal’ pertains to the north. For me the



Hairspray: Have a blast rooting for the underdogs

Hairspray – the Broadway Musical is a story of underdogs: the girl with the larger-than-life personality trying to make it onto a TV dance show, and African-Americans struggling for equality on the air. It manages to weave its important messages into

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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