Get ready for Araxi longtable dinners 2015 in Vancouver & Pemberton

Araxi's longtable at Pemberton's North Arm Farm | Photo credit Toshi Kawano

Araxi’s longtable at Pemberton’s North Arm Farm | Photo credit Toshi Kawano

They’re back…and the tables are longer than ever.

Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar has announced the dates for its 2015 Longtable Dinner Series. The popular events are notable for both their strikingly beautiful outside locations and their visual appeal.

Then, of course, there’s the four-course meal of farm-to-table fare, designed by executive chef James Walt.

Every year, the Whistler fine-dining establishment organizes some of the region’s most sophisticated picnics. A very long table–think 250 people seated from end to end–is set with white linens and wine glasses.

Then, strangers quickly become friends over an al-fresco meal served family-style.

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Get ready for Araxi longtable dinners 2015 in Vancouver & Pemberton

Sun, Sand and Shakespeare: Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach fest is back

Photo credit: Bard on the Beach | Flickr

Photo credit: Bard on the Beach | Flickr

The Bard is back.

Bard on the Beach – Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare festival – returns this June 4 for its 26th season. The festival presents some of the playwright’s best-known works, plus original creations, against a backdrop of sea and sky at waterfront Vanier Park.  On tap this year: King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost and an original production, Shakespeare’s Rebel.

Of course, the setting for all this drama is almost as epic as what’s on stage. Plays are performed inside soaring, red-and-white striped tents with stadium-style seating. The tents are open-ended, meaning gorgeous vistas of English Bay and the distant Coast Mountains are part of every performance. They form the core of Bard Village – a little patch of Elizabethan England transported to current-day Vancouver. Inside the gates, you’ll find a concession, bar and even a boutique for Shakespeare bric-a-brac, all linked by a network of boardwalks.

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Sun, Sand and Shakespeare: Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach fest is back

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 The forecast is looking fantastic for another beautiful Friday through Sunday.  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Celebrate the lunar calendar’s Mid-Autumn Festival with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend