Tony Award-winning family drama comes to Vancouver

The cast of The Humans. David Cooper photo.

A Tony Award-winning Broadway hit about a family at odds is coming to Vancouver.

Stephen Karam’s The Humans won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2016 and was named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

In a review, The Guardian called The Humans “… funny, mournful, richly detailed, and deeply humane.”According to the media release, the play is “both bitingly funny and poignant… [and] a richly detailed, compassionate portrait of an ordinary family at odds, with itself and with the uncertainties of life, amidst a changing America.”

The Arts Club Theatre Company is mounting The Humans at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St.) March 22-April 22. See below for more details.

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Tony Award-winning family drama comes to Vancouver

New fall wine releases up for tasting at Chef Meets BC Grape

Grapes ready for harvest in Oliver | Photo courtesy of the Wines of British Columbia

Grapes ready for harvest in Oliver | Photo courtesy of the Wines of British Columbia

Following an unusually hot summer, the grape harvest is well underway in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. You don’t need to head inland to get a taste of the region, however. Next Wednesday (September 16), there’s a chance to swirl over 350 wines from 90 B.C. wineries at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.

The ChefMeetsBCGrape event is an annual fundraiser for the Arts Club Theatre Company, which plans to open a new venue in Olympic Village this year. It’s organized in conjunction with the Wines of British Columbia to showcase the province’s new fall releases.

The lively walk-around tasting features wines from different growing regions in B.C., including the  Okanagan, Similkameen, and Fraser valleys as well as the coastal Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.

Food and wine go hand in hand, so chefs from a dozen restaurants will be offering small plates to go along  with the wine. They’ll be competing to make the best pairing with locally sourced ingredients.

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New fall wine releases up for tasting at Chef Meets BC Grape

Kitchen party shakes up Chef Meets BC Grape wine tastings

The wine will be flowing at the ChefMeetsBCGrape signature tasting. Sarah England photo.

The wine will be flowing at the ChefMeetsBCGrape signature tasting. Sarah England photo.

The grape harvest has started in British Columbia’s Okanagan region, and that means it’s time to get in the sip-and-swirl spirit. You don’t have to visit the vineyards themselves: just grab a tasting glass at ChefMeetsBCGrape in Vancouver and dive in.

The annual fundraiser for the Arts Club Theatre Company happens from September 17 to 23 this year. As you might have guessed by the name ChefMeetsBCGrape, food and wine from British Columbia are intimately intertwined.

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Kitchen party shakes up Chef Meets BC Grape wine tastings

Celebrate 50 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre in Vancouver

photo: artsclub.com

photo: Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata | artsclub.com

Today, Vancouver is celebrated as a cosmopolitan oasis of art and culture on Canada’s west coast. But it wasn’t always that way.

Just 50 years ago, live theatre was almost unheard of in the city. That’s when a little company called the Arts Club opened its doors in a converted gospel hall in a rough-and-tumble section of downtown.

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Celebrate 50 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre in Vancouver

Arts Club Theatre’s Holiday Shows 2011: White Christmas & Patron Saint of Stanley Park

Arts Club Theatre's Patron Saint of Stanley Park

Whether you’re looking for a special holiday night out to share with friends and family or looking for a fabulous gift (theatre tickets make ideal stocking stuffers), Vancouver’s acclaimed Arts Club Theatre has the perfect shows to celebrate the season.

For musical lovers, there’s the annual production of White Christmas: The Muscial, one of Remy’s Top 5 Holiday Music Events in Vancouver. White Christmas has become a beloved Arts Club winter tradition, a family-friendly production packed with familiar musical hits—including “White Christmas,” “Blue Skies,” and “Sisters”—plus fabulous tap dancing and a heart-warming tale of friendship and romance. (It’s based on the famous Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye film of the same name.)

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Arts Club Theatre’s Holiday Shows 2011: White Christmas & Patron Saint of Stanley Park

Arts Club Season Opener: Next to Normal

Eric Morin, Jennie Neumann, Caitriona Murphy, Colin Sheen, Warren Kimmel in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Next to Normal. Photo by David Cooper.

Who ever thought a musical about a family coping – and not coping – with bi-polar disorder would be possible? 20 years ago, there would not have been a “mainstream” professional production on subject matter like this. It would have been considered a fringe or experimental piece. Thankfully the times have changed!  The Arts Club is opening its 2011/2012 season on a high note, mounting an ambitious production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal.

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Arts Club Season Opener: Next to Normal

Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes to Benefit Arts Club Theatre Company

Cooking Class, Boneta. Photography by WorldExposure.com / © Arts Club Theatre Company

Talk about a fantastic, unique-to-Vancouver fundraiser: The Arts Club Theatre Company is bringing back its popular series of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes for Fall 2011: These evening soirées combine cooking demonstrations by Vancouver celebrity chefs with fine wine, a four-course meal, and an invitation to dine in an elegant, private home somewhere in Vancouver.

The intimate format of the Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes makes them a must for foodies: not only do you get to dine on fabulous food, you also get unparalleled access to some of the finest chefs in Vancouver.

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Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes to Benefit Arts Club Theatre Company