Picks of the Week – October 11, 2017

Hope you’ve had your fill of Thanksgiving goodness but if not there’s plenty in the picks of the week to satisfy you for another week.

HipHop: Tonight at the Pacific Coliseum, Miss Lauryn Hill and Nas take the stage.

Kings: Nashville rockers Kings of Leon make a return to Rogers Arena Wednesday night

Jedi: Hot on the heels of the most recent Star Wars trailer, Vancouver Theatresports League brings laughter with Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi, sharing the Improv Centre stage until November 18.

Improv: The 19th Vancouver International Improv Festival takes over 4 venues on Granville Island for 5 days of improv comedy, Oct 11 – 14

Faceoff: Vancouver Canucks take the ice at Rogers Arena twice this week; Thursday vs Winnipeg and on Saturday vs Calgary.

CircusThe Goblin Market, a contemporary Kiwi circus troupe continues the action at The Cultch York Theatre until October 14th

Dance: October 12 – 14, The Dance Centre Global Dance Connections Series presents Compañia Sharon Fridman from Spain with two works Hasta Dónde…? + All Ways

Margaritas: Friday night, Rogers Arena becomes Margaritaville when Jimmy Buffett comes to town.

Music: Friday night, the Gateway Theatre 2017-18 season opens with A Little Night Music, running until October 21st.

Beer: Raise your stein and cheer as #dasoriginal Oktoberfest continues on weekends through the month at Vancouver Alpen Club.

Fire: Saturday night, Arcade Fire takes to the stage at Pacific Coliseum.

Satire: Saturday night is sure to get a bit political when Bill Maher takes to the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company sets the table for Thanks For Giving running at the Granville Island Stage until November 4th.

Films: The 36th Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) continues on screens around the city from until Oct 13th

Kicks: Sunday, Vancouver Whitecaps host San Jose Earthquakes for their final regular season home match

 

Picks of the Week – October 4, 2017

Shine on Harvest Moon…we have a bright full moon to light our nights as we explore these picks of the week

Angels: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s  Angels In America: Perestroika closes at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage this weekend, October 8th.

Circus: The Goblin Market, a contemporary Kiwi circus troupe swings into action at The Cultch York Theatre until October 14th

Keys: The Piano Guys tickle the ivories at Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight, Oct 4th.

Beer: Raise your stein and cheer as #dasoriginal Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday at Vancouver Alpen Club.

R&B: Rogers Arena will be filled on Thursday night when The Weeknd takes the stage.

L to R: Julian Lokash (Archie), Julia Mclean (Patrice), Graham Verchere (Evan), Jason Sakaki (Brett), Kyra Leroux (Kendra), Michelle Creber (Lucy)
Photo Credit: Anita Alberto

Musical: Bring On Tomorrow Theatre Company presents 13: The Musical, a musical take on adolescence at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island Oct 4th – 8th

Comedy: Funnyman Nick Offerman brings his brand of comedy to the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday night.

Films: The 36th Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) continues on screens around the city from until Oct 13th

Talk: This Saturday afternoon gain some perspective on the city’s history at The Vancouver Lookout’s Perspectives Lecture Series.

Rock: Venerable local rock act 54-40 holds their yearly audience for their fans at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday and Saturday night.

Photo:  City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition display at MOV running to February 18, 2018.

Dance: Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstien Miscellaneous Productions presents Monsters at the Vancouver Dance Centre Oct 6 – 7

Punt: The BC Lions play host to Ottawa Redblacks at BC Place on Saturday afternoon

Pucks: At Rogers Arena on Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers take the ice to open their 2017/18 season.

DJ: Electronic legend DIPLO will keep the fans dancing when he plays the Pacific Coliseum on Saturday

Indie: Fans of indie/alt-pop will be giving thanks when Imagine Dragons take over Rogers Arena on Sunday night

Picks of the Week – April 5, 2017

I guess we need these April showers bring May flowers? Before we picks spring blooms, let’s see what’s in these picks of the week.

Champions: The Vancouver Whitecaps play host to Mexican club Tigres in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champion’s League semi-final

Folk: Canadian folk-pop act City And Colour comes to the stage Thursday night at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Angels: The acclaimed Angels in America: Part 1 continues at The Arts Club’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage through April 23

Photography: The 4th Annual Capture Photography Festival continues to bring lens based art to all corners of the city throughout April.

Stage: At the Gateway Theatre, a Canadian docu-play, The Watershed opens on Friday, continuing until April 15th.

Pucks: Vancouver Canucks host playoff bound Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena on Saturday night

Blossoms: The 2017 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival continues with events and blossoms throughout the City until April 23rd.

Picks of the Week – March 29, 2017

No fooling, we find some entertaining fun in this edition of the picks of the week;

Angels: The Arts Club has the Tony Award winning Angels in America: Part 1 onstage at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage through April 23

Dining: Thursday, dine out and do some good during Dining Out For Life a benefiting people living with HIV/AIDS in your community.

REFUGE: Interviewer (Nicola Lipman) & Mebrahtu (Aadin Church)
Photo: Emily Cooper

Play: Refuge, a moving and topical play runs at The Firehall Arts Centre until Saturday

Rock: Canadian rockers The Tea Party play a two night stand at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday and Saturday

Pucks: It’s a busy week for the Vancouver Canucks as they host LA Kings on Friday and San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

Photography: The 4th Annual Capture Photography Festival kicks off its month of events at the Contemporary Art Gallery on Saturday

Kicks: Continuing the California sports theme, Vancouver Whitecaps play host to LA Galaxy on Saturday at BC Place

Games: The music from HBO’s hit show comes to the stage, live in Game Of Thrones – Live Concert Experience at Rogers Arena on Saturday

Blooms: The 2017 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival continues with events and blossoms throughout the City until April 23rd.

Picks of the Week – March 15, 2017

“Beware the Ides of March” … while we’re not worried about a soothsayer’s warning, we’re ready to climb the mid-March hump hopefully putting snow behind us and finding fun in our picks of the week.

Chris Botti

Jazz: Grammy Award winning trumpeter Chris Botti joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for tonight’s performance at Orpheum Theatre

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks play host to Dallas Stars on Thursday night at Rogers Arena

Improv: Watch the laughs happen when social media meets Vancouver Theatresports League in their new Thursday night show #NoFilter

Pop: Breakout Teen Artist Daya performs at the Rio Theatre on Friday night

Celtic Village & Street Market: Robson Square is Celtic Central as the free, fun-filled Celtic Fest Village runs March 17-18

Whitecaps FC Irish Day Celebrations: Saturday, Terry Fox Plaza will host a lively pre-match Celtic celebration when Whitecaps FC host cross-country rivals Toronto FC

Rock: Pioneering funk, rock act Red Hot Chili Peppers take the stage at Rogers Arena on Saturday night

Stage: The Gateway Theatre wades into a controversial subject with comedic flare with The Pipeline Project onstage until March 18th.

Dance: The Vancouver International Dance Festival continues to bring the world of dance to the city until March 25th.

 

 

Picks of the Week – February 22, 2017

As February ticks to a close it’s hard to believe we’re already looking at the start of March coming in the next picks of the week.

Pizza: Tonight, take a tasty exploration of the city’s pizzerias with Vancouver Foodster’s Pizza Palooza

Held Over:   Odysseo by Cavalia has added another week to its run under the White Big Top at Olympic Village now closing March 12th.

Trevor Noah at JFL Northwest

Howl: Indie act, The Wolf Parade, play a trio of shows at The Imperial on Main Street; on Wednesday joined by Pack A.D., Thursday by Low Levels and on Friday it’s Moths & Locusts supporting the band.

Laughs: The Comedy continues as JFL Northwest Comedy Festival wraps up this Saturday Feb 25th.

Hoops: It’s all fun and games when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town, this week playing two games at Pacific Coliseum Feb 25, and games at Abbotsford Event Centre Feb 24 and 26

Queen: Find out what went on behind closed doors when Queen Elizabeth met with her Prime Ministers in The Audience at The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage closing this weekend.

Innings: The world of Cricket comes to the stage as The Men In White runs until March 11th at The Arts Club Granville Island Stage

Ice: The Vancouver Canucks play host to San Jose Sharks on Saturday at Rogers Arena

Picks of the Week – February 15, 2017

Mid February already! Hopefully the snow is behind us and we can look forward to Spring ahead. Let’s see what’s in the picks of the week to entertain us.

BigTop:  The stunning spectacle of Odysseo by Cavalia continues under the White Big Top at Olympic Village until February 26

Rock: Local favourite Matthew Good plays a pair of gigs at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday and Friday.

Undersea: Be a part of the world of The Little Mermaid playing the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby, until Feb18

Laughs: The city will be filled with laughter as JFL Northwest Comedy Festival gets under way from February 16 – 25

Drag: Who will be crowned Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar, find out on Thursday night at Celebrities with performances by guest judge Thorgy Thor, RPDR Alumna

Queen: Find out what went on behind closed doors when Queen Elizabeth met with her Prime Ministers in The Audience at The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

Faux: Friday, find out who is the top Faux Girl as Empress XLV crowns Entertainer of the Year at The Junction.

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks play host to a pair of competitors when Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers visit Rogers Arena on Saturday and Sunday.

Wine:  Sip some Canadian wines, the theme country for this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival running until Feb 19 at Vancouver Convention Centre