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February 2011

Only two days left to enter the contest for two tickets to Death of A Salesman.

Read how at Contest.

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Aaron Hursh and Ryan Beil. Photo by Karen McNeeThe Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Stephen Drover
A Wild Geese Equity Co-op Production
Jericho Arts Centre
Feb 19 to Mar 6, 2011
Wed through Sun at 8 PM

Vancouver, BC:  I freely confess - uncoerced by any implement of torture - that I probably viewed  the Wild Geese Co-op production of The Pillowman through a different lens than most of their audiences will be using.


Foie gras amuse boucheHidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge
433 Robson Street,
Phone (604) 647-2520 or Reserve Online

Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge on Urbanspoon

Tucked away in the Westin Grand Hotel on Robson Street, is a little gem of a restaurant, appropriately named Hidden. Re-named form the original Aria restaurant, the menus and dining format  were changed a while ago to reflect a...

Answer these trivia questions for a chance to win two tickets to the outstanding production of  Death of A Salesman, currently running at the Vancouver Playhouse.

The original Broadway production of Death of A Salesman opened at the Morosco Theatre on February 10, 1949.

It won the Tony Award for Best Play, Author (Arthur Miller), Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Arthur Kennedy), Best Scenic Design (Jo Mielziner), Producer - Dramatic (Kermit Bloomgarden), and Director (Elia Kazan), as well as the 1949...

Kevin K. James, Tom McBeath, Bob Frazer. Photo by Emily Cooper.Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Directed by John Cooper
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Vancouver Playhouse
Feb 12 to Mar 5, 2011

Vancouver, BC: If the dream of a young male actor is to play Hamlet, then Willy Loman would be the dream role for a theatre veteran.

In what must be one of the virtuoso performances of his career, Tom McBeath does not merely play...

Lauren Bowler, Shawn Macdonald, Meghan Gardiner, Greg Armstrong-Morris. Photo by Fabrice Grover[Title of show]
Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Mike McKenzie
Musical Director - Stewart Yu
Choreography by Sara-Jean Hosie and Shane Snow
A Homeshark Equity Co-op productioins
Granville Island Revue Stage
Feb 15 to 26th, 2011

Vancouver, BC: Calling a show [title of show] is cute but a touch risky for sales  I would think.  I...

BierCraft Tap and Tapas Bar
1191 Commercial Drive,
Ph (604) 254-2437

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Continuing my search for pre-show dinner locations on Commercial Drive, near the Cultch and Havana theatres, I decided to try BierCraft, previously called Stella's. I had been there once before in its Stella days  but that was quite a while ago.


I love VancouverIt is 5 pm on a cold but sunny Vancouver afternoon and I have just taken the Aquabus across the gleaming waters of False Creek to the Granville Island stop. Two friends and I are about to attend our first Wild Winter Wingding for Wonderful Women at the Sandbar Restaurant.

Linda and Pat host W5As an avid admirer of alliteration and assonance, I can't...

The calm before the class arrivesWhat better way to spend a rainy Vancouver Sunday afternoon than learning cooking techniques and taste tips at a cooking class with a group of friends?

With wine paired to drink as we tasted each course  - and sipped between courses - it was a relaxed and satisfying way to wind down the weekend.

Ten of us assembled to learn from Chef Hilary, how to make a velvety cardamom-flavoured carrot soup, smoked salmon croquettes, crusted eggplant...