10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Plato once said, “love is a grave mental disease.”

Each year millions of people display symptoms of this mental disease because of a holiday hyperbolized by a card company. Yes, ladies and gents, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be expected to organise something fun and slightly romantic.

Lacking ideas for fun, lovey-dovey things to do this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered if you fancy beer, are looking for flower alternatives or want to relive the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Check out my selection of 10 Valentine’s Day to dos below.   Continue reading:
10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Guest Chef Market Dinners return: BC chefs take over Granville Island’s Edible Canada

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Each year Edible Canada Bistro hosts local celebrity chefs in their demonstration kitchen during their Guest Chef Market Dinners. In the past local uber-chefs like Vikram Vij and Thomas Haas took over Edible Canada’s kitchens.

This year’s Guest Chef Market Dinner program includes some new faces: the Okanagan’s Joy Road Catering, Brad Cumming from the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler and Brian Skinner of The Acorn.

For a lucky two dozen guests, the guest chef will prepare a multi-course meal, doling out culinary tips as they cook. The meal is then paired with a selection of wine, beer or spirits hand-picked by Edible Canada’s bartender or sommelier. Continue reading:
Guest Chef Market Dinners return: BC chefs take over Granville Island’s Edible Canada

Highlights of this year’s Club PuSh

Club PuSh

Vancouver performance arts collective Norma dons whiskers for Swan Song With Cats at Club PuSh. Photo: Elaine Miller.

PuSh, Vancouver’s International Performance Arts Festival, is underway. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the festival takes place until Feb. 2, and features 150 performances by an international roster of musicians, filmmakers and theatre groups at various venues around town.

Some of those performers will entertain audiences at Club PuSh, aka Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.). Here are some highlights of this year’s Club PuSh, the festival’s Granville Island hub.

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Highlights of this year’s Club PuSh

30 Nights, 30 Different Holiday Classics: A Christmas Queen Comes to Vancouver’s Improv Centre

christmasTired of the usual holiday entertainment – the Nutcrackers and It’s a Wonderful Lives and Grinches Who Stole Christmas and all the other heartwarmingly predictable yuletide fare that gets trotted out year after year?

You might want to check out the newest offering from the city’s local improv masters, the Vancouver TheatreSports League. I can guarantee you’ve never seen it before – even if you’ve already seen it.

Christmas Queen, on through Dec. 21 at the Improv Centre on Granville Island, is a new experiment in holiday programming, “an improv comedy fairytale.”  The outline of the story is familiar enough.   Continue reading:
30 Nights, 30 Different Holiday Classics: A Christmas Queen Comes to Vancouver’s Improv Centre

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to enjoy the first weekend of autumn.  Check out our list of things to do in Vancouver this weekend!
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend