Sal Ferreras’ Drum Heat sets Vancouver on fire with showcase of Westcoast’s top musical talent

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Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC’s top jazz & world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8pm at the Vogue Theatre. Performing in styles and fusions from the Carribean, Latin America, and Asia, this year’s stellar lineup will ignite the stage with sizzling hot rhythms and harmonies. Continue reading

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Forgotten injustice against BC’s Japanese community revealed in Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibition The Lost Fleet

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The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly announces its world premiere exhibition The Lost Fleet, on display March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2018. On December 7, 1941 the world was shocked when Japan bombed Pearl Harbour, launching the United States into the war. This action also resulted in the confiscation of nearly 1,200 Japanese-Canadian owned fishing boats by Canadian officials on the British Columbia coast, which were eventually sold off to canneries and other non-Japanese fishermen. The Lost Fleet looks at the world of the Japanese-Canadian fishermen in BC and how deep-seated racism played a major role in the seizure, and sale, of Japanese-Canadian property and the internment of an entire people. Continue reading

Inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival has stunning line-up

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Vancouver Opera’s first Vancouver Opera Festival is featuring three main shows, Otello, Dead Man Walking, and The Marriage of Figaro. The full three-week festival has a lot of exciting shows going on, so check it all out below.

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The Firehall Arts Centre Welcomes the World Premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

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The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Continue reading

VTSL brings new take on HBO series in their newest show Western World

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Vancouver TheatreSports League’s (VTSL) improvisers are Hosts to a new, imaginative show at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Inspired by the HBO series Westworld, this parody relies on audience suggestions to set the scenes and drive the action every Thursday through Saturday evening.
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Belfry premieres Alice Munro Stories – in an all new theatrical format, word for word.

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From April 18 to May 14, the Belfry Theatre will present Alice Munro Stories – featuring two of Munro’s celebrated short stories – Differently (from Friend of My Youth, 1990) and Save the Reaper (from The Love of a Good Woman, 1998) – in an all new theatrical format, word for word.

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