Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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Tourism Vancouver’s Jorden Hutchison interviews DownBeat Magazine reporter James Hale.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is set to take over the city, June 18 to July 1. Bringing some of music’s most well-known edge-pushers, mainstayers and international ambassadors to Vancouver, the event features performances by some 1,800 artists – ranging from jazz, funk and Latin to fusion and world music – at 300-plus concert venues across the city.

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Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Huge Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens in Vancouver

marilyn_pinkDozens of masterpieces from the undisputed master of the pop art movement have come to Vancouver. And you can see them all for free.

Some 80 prints and paintings from Andy Warhol are on display now through March 30 in Yaletown’s Maison Ai warehouse, as part of an exhibition titled A Different Idea of Love.   Many of the works are from Warhol’s so-called Socialites series – portraits of the social elite of his day, including Marilyn Monroe with canary yellow hair and pink lips, Jane Fonda and Ted Kennedy.

The exhibit represents the largest collection of Warhol works ever displayed in Canada.

Warhol became a cultural icon with his unique paintings and prints exploring the intersection of art, celebrity and advertisement. Continue reading:
Huge Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens in Vancouver

Trendy Veggies: Yaletown Farmers Market Returns

Photo Credit: Yaletown Business Improvement Association | Flickr

Photo Credit: Yaletown Business Improvement Association | Flickr

It’s not the first place you’d expect to find a farm stand.

The Yaletown Farmers Market – nestled amid the trendy lofts, patio restaurants and upscale boutiques of the city’s brick warehouse district – is back.  After a successful debut last year, organizers decided to bring the market back for another run, offering hungry condo dwellers access to fresh local fruits, veggies and more.

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Unsung Heroes of the Pacific served during 10th annual Vancouver seafood festival

Blue Water Cafe's rendition of sea urchin 2014

Blue Water Cafe’s rendition of sea urchin 2014

Each February, for the last 10 years, Blue Water Cafe chef Frank Pabst expands palates while supporting sustainable seafood.

Dubbed “Unsung Heroes”, Pabst initially created the month-long event to celebrate local and unique seafoods at the same time avoiding over-fished species or species harvested in ways that can damage ocean beds.

I am the Pabst target market: concerned about the environment, slightly hesitant land lubber raised eating the usual ocean suspects: salmon, halibut, crab, and oysters. I must admit when I was invited to a preview event I was a little nervous, I’m an adventurous eater but not entirely familiar with all the weird and wonderful fruits de mer. Luckily Pabst and his friendly and accommodating staff are proud to share their passion for delicious and ocean-friendly seafood at an affordable price (Unsung Heroes dishes range from $9.50 – $12.50).

“Our objective was – and is – to utilize lesser-known ingredients while introducing guests to new experiences and flavours,” says chef Pabst.  “The popularity of the event has increased tremendously and these formerly ‘unsung’ species are now heroes in their own right – they have truly entered the ‘mainstream’ of the public’s consciousness.”  Continue reading:
Unsung Heroes of the Pacific served during 10th annual Vancouver seafood festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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December is here! Start off the beginning of a new month with a weekend full of activities! 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