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Imperial Series at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Monday, March 25th, 2019 — 3:19pm PDT
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Coastal Jazz & Blues Society announced today the Imperial Series, performances taking place at The Imperial (319 Main Street) during the 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which runs this summer from Friday, June 21 to Monday, July 1, 2019.

The Suffers
The Suffers will play The Imperial on June 24

Pre-sale tickets for TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s Imperial Series will be available for Festival donors March 26-28, 2019 at 10:00am and tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00am.

Imperial Series Lineup:

  • The Comet Is Coming June 21 @ 9:00pm $28
  • Jonathan Wilson (with guest Ben Rogers) June 22 @ 9:00pm $35
  • The Suffers June 24 @ 9:00pm $28
  • Makaya McCraven (with guests Eli Davidovici’s Shapes) June 26 @ 9:00pm $28
  • Thus Owls, Jo Passed, and Unnatural Ways ft Ava Mendoza June 27 @ 9:00pm $25
  • Anteloper, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, and Gordon Grdina’s Haram June 29 @ 9:00pm $25
  • Jacob Collier June 30 @ 9:00pm $42

Earlier this month it was announced that The Roots would headline the festival. Follow the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter #VanJazzFest to get the latest updates.

Cristina Pato Quartet at the Chan Centre

Monday, March 25th, 2019 — 8:46am PDT
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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the boundless sounds of the Cristina Pato Quartet on April 11th in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Cristina Pato is a musical force, skilfully playing at the edges of jazz, classical, Latin, and world music with a tightly knit, synergistic band featuring Julien Labro on accordion, Edward Perez on double bass, and Mauricio Zottarelli on percussion.

Cristina Pato Quartet Photo by Xan Padron
Cristina Pato Quartet Photo by Xan Padron

Cristina Pato Quartet

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Road)
Tickets: From $38 online, in person at the box office, or by calling (604) 822-2697

Cristina Pato is a master of the gaita (Galician bagpipes), and her sophisticated sound skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical, folk, and world music. Pato’s high-energy quartet—which showcases the gaita alongside accordion (Julien Labro), double bass (Edward Perez), and percussion (Mauricio Zottarelli)—recently released Latina, an album which expertly hones in on the rich complexities of Latin music. 

Pato has produced and released six solo gaita recordings and two albums as a pianist, in addition to collaborating on more than 40 recordings as a guest artist. Her work with Yo-Yo Ma on Songs of Joy and Peace (2008) helped earn a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album. She tours regularly throughout the US and Europe, and has shared the stage with artists such as jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill, Cuban saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and the musicians of the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to see the Cristina Pato Quartet live in concert on April 11th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow The Chan Centre on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more information about upcoming shows. I will draw one contest winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 29, 2019.

DISH Fundraiser for BC Hospitality Foundation

Monday, March 25th, 2019 — 8:44am PDT
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The BC Hospitality Foundation is pleased to announce the date of its 9th annual food, wine and cocktail tasting fundraiser. DISH will take place May 8th at Vancouver Convention Centre East. The event features plenty of wine samples, bites from top local restaurants, a cocktail competition, a silent auction, and more.

Hospitality Charity DISH Fundraiser is Winning Combination of Food, Wine, Cocktails, and Fun

Tickets: Available online now. $75 +fee until April 8th, $85 +fee after
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – Parkview Terrace
999 Canada Place, Vancouver

DISH, is an acronym for Drink, Indulge, Savour, Help, and these words sum up the spirit of the evening. Guests at DISH have a chance to meet and mingle with Vancouver’s culinary luminaries, as well as to find new favourites among a stellar lineup of US wineries. They’ll enjoy bites from 14 Vancouver-area restaurants and over 25 wineries from California, Washington, Oregon, and New Mexico.

DISH will have live music, and the opportunity to bid on an outstanding array of silent auction items and purchase tickets for a raffle with a prize worth over $1,000.

The event will also include a cocktail competition at which 6 local bartenders will vie to be crowned champion of the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the work of the BCHF, which provides assistance for hospitality workers in financial crisis due to extraordinary medical circumstances, as well as operating a scholarship program to foster the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.

Names of participating wineries and restaurants can be found here »

For more information follow BC Hospital Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

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Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Burnaby Arts Council Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser

Thursday, March 21st, 2019 — 2:27pm PDT
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Sponsored by the Burnaby Arts Council

The Burnaby Arts Council proudly presents its Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser on April 13th, which will include a Live Art Auction with a limited edition framed print by Susan Point, original artwork by Bill Higginson and local favourite ceramic artist Keith Rice-Jones and much more!

Burnaby Arts Council Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser
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Burnaby Arts Council Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser

  • Where: Deer Lake Art Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby)
  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
    7:30pm doors, event 8:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Tickets: Tickets are available online now for just $35 and they include admission to the fashion show, art auction, live painting, silent auction, nibbles and a cash bar.

Live auctioneer and emcee David C Jones will keep the evening flowing. Enjoy live music from Cumbia Galera, door prizes, and of course all the amazing art you can bid on and take home!

Live Painting & Art Auction

The event will also have live painting with February Park’s Edge winner – Jace Kim, whose piece, created on site, will be included in the live art auction. Jace Kim is a Canadian painter currently based in Vancouver, BC. He was born and raised in Korea where he was highly influenced by comic book art until the age of 15.

He graduated Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree in Media art (animation) with the passion of animator. He worked in various game and motion graphic companies as a digital artist but he made a drastic transition to become a traditional painter.

Art auction piece donated by Susan Point
Art auction piece by Susan Point

Fashion Show

The event will also have a lovely 2019 spring/summer fashion design showcase featuring Yifat Jovani. Schooled in Miriam College in Tel Aviv, Yifat draws her inspiration from her years of travels, her love of nature, geometric shapes and from the beauty and strength of the women around her. As a mother of two, a designer, and a career woman, she recognizes the demands of the modern woman’s lifestyle.

She believes women don’t have to suffer to look fabulous, and designs clothes that are easy to wear, easy to pair and easy to care for. It is this marriage between comfort and style that makes Yifat Jovani designs’ unique, and adds to their growing popularity and increased media attention. All creations are locally produced and manufactured in Vancouver.

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I have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to the Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser!

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For almost 50 years the Burnaby Arts Council has fostered & promoted the Arts in our community. In 2020, they celebrate a year long explosion of dynamic programming filled with even more exciting events!

Follow the Burnaby Arts Council on Facebook and Twitter and using the tag #BurnabyArtsConnected on social media.

I will draw two contest winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 29, 2019.

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One Girl Can’s 5th Annual IWANTtoBE event

Thursday, March 21st, 2019 — 9:45am PDT
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One Girl Can is excited to be hosting their 5th annual IWANTtoBE event. Taking place on April 25th, this fast-paced, inspiring evening brings together a community of like-minded Vancouverites, all in the name of eradicating poverty and gender inequality in Africa through education. 


IWANTtoBE 2019

Where: Imperial Vancouver (319 Main St, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: Available online now for $125 per person.

Last year’s event filled Vancouver’s Imperial Theatre with 400 local professionals and influencers who came together to raise $350,000 and, as a result, provided 180 scholarships to African girls to attend high school and university

This year, One Girl Can is taking their event to a new level, with a surprise special guest coming all the way from Kenya. Lotte Davis, CEO & Founder says, “Many people in our community have been with us since our very first event five years ago. Their belief in our cause has changed thousands of lives, and our special guest will be proof of just how transformative their support can be. When you invest in one girl, the benefit extends far beyond her, impacting her family, her community and her country.”

The event, emceed by local TV personality Fiona Forbes and made possible by lead sponsors TD and Beedie, also features an enviable line up of silent and live auction items. With two incredible African safaris, local weekend getaways, restaurant vouchers and much more, guests will have plenty of opportunities to bid in support of girls’ education in Africa. Attendees will also receive a gift bag from AG Hair, valued at $85, and delicious drinks and food by Granville Island Catering.  

“As our community in Vancouver has been rapidly expanding, the same has been happening in Kenya and Uganda,” says Davis. “I’m really looking forward to bridging these two communities together in a meaningful way through our special guest. I think people will feel really connected to the tangible impact their support is having.”   

Follow One Girl Can on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with their activities in Kenya & Uganda!

Thank you to event sponsors TD, Beedie, KPMG, Mirabel Vineyards, Odlum Brown, Great Little Box Company, Blubird, Clio, Deloitte, Univar, Contemporary Office Interiors, Hub International, Southern & Associates, iA Financial Group, AG Hair, Miss604, BC Living, LIVING magazine and Business In Vancouver for making this night possible.

Miss604 is the proud Blog Sponsor of IWANTtoBE 2019.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 5:05pm PDT
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It’s the first weekend of spring and it’s Spring Break! The cherry blossoms are here are so is a lineup of events for you to enjoy this weekend:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Friday, March 22, 2019
Another Night Out For Music Heals
Festival du Bois
The Choir of Clare College Cambridge
Cooking Class for Kids: Mexican Cooking
Children of God at Surrey Arts Centre
Perspectives: An Anti-Racism Arts Festival
Spring Break at The Polygon Gallery
Re/Form Conference Squamish
Vancouver International Auto Show
Monster Theatre: Jesus Christ: The Lost Years
Historic Stewart Farm: Spring Break Drop-In: Farm Life
Spring Break at Burnaby Village Museum
Gateway Theatre: Gross Misconduct
Sonic Boom Music Festival
Vancouver International Dance Festival
Spring Break at Fort Langley National Historic Site
Spring Break at the Space Centre
Spring Break at the Cannery
Vancouver Fashion Week

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