Enter to win A YEAR OF CULTURE

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Enter to win a package of tickets to your favourite productions and events this winter, featuring 2 tickets each to various arts, dance, theatre and music events in Vancouver. The package also includes a $100 Tickets Tonight gift certificate.

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Enter to win A YEAR OF CULTURE

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It feels like winter, so let’s celebrate! With one month to go, Vancouver is kicking off it’s Christmas festivities! There is lots in store this weekend – theatre, dance, comedy, markets, festivals, skating, soccer, and more! Enjoy the sunshine and snowy mountain-tops and read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Mary Poppins, Spamalot and Shakespeare: Arts Club Theatre’s 50th Anniversary lineup announced

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Heritage Foundation

In 1964, a gritty little theatre opened on the second floor of an auto repair shop in downtown Vancouver.  Located along a strip of Seymour Street then frequented by pimps and drug dealers, the venue was given little chance of survival, as pointed out in a great article in the Vancouver Sun.

Fast-forward 50 years and the Arts Club Theatre Company is Vancouver’s premiere showcase for musicals and dramas.  Over the years, the company has staged hundreds of plays and musicals, many of which have woven themselves into the fabric of Vancouver life.  These include both international sensations like The Odd Couple and Driving Miss Daisy and local hits like It’s Snowing on Saltspring and Red Rock Diner.

And from its humble beginnings, the theatre has expanded to multiple locations throughout the city: first moving to its Granville Island Stage in 1979, then opening the Revue Theatre next door in 1983 and finally refurbishing the Stanley Theatre on Granville Street in 1998.  With a consistent mix of commercial, mainstream hits and experimental, alternative productions, the Arts Club has stood the test of time, not to mention introduced some Canadian icons to the world, including Michael J. Fox and Michael Buble.

In honour of its upcoming golden anniversary, the theatre is trotting out some old favourites and bringing in some new crowd-pleasers for the 2014 season.  Here’s a quick peek at just a few of the productions scheduled for the months ahead:  Continue reading:
Mary Poppins, Spamalot and Shakespeare: Arts Club Theatre’s 50th Anniversary lineup announced

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

2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The following article was contributed by Krista Edwardson, Marketing Services Coordinator at Tourism Vancouver.

On October 6th the Mayor’s Arts Awards were held at the Caprice Night Club in the heart of the Granville entertainment district. It was a fitting location to celebrate the Arts with the buzz of the Vancouver International Film Festival filling the neon lit street. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists – from Literary to Culinary Arts, and Visual to Performing arts – as well as four unique awards for contributions to our community.

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2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards