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Royal City Musical Theatre Presents Cabaret

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 — 4:01pm PDT
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Royal City Musical Theatre presents Cabaret, the landmark musical from director/producer Harold Prince, and songwriters John Kander & Fred Ebb. A Tony Award winning musical that has been a play, a musical, and a film.

Royal City Musical Theatre Cabaret

Royal City Musical Theatre Presents Cabaret

When: April 12 – 29, 2018 7:30pm and 2:30pm on select days
Where: Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster)
Tickets: Adults $48, Seniors/Students $39/Children 13 under $29. Purchase tickets online or by calling the box office at (604) 521-5050.

Since opening on Broadway in 1966 the show remains a devastatingly relevant work of art and continues to be both entertaining and unsettling.

Based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret is set in 1931 Berlin in the seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub. It’s bawdy Emcee, hard living entertainer, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and leave their troubles outside. This decadent nightlife takes place during a disturbing time with the collapse of Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazi Party.

Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time” along with dance numbers, a love story, and with an overwhelming wake up call and a reminder to be vigilant, that things can change so quickly that suddenly without you knowing, you’re in a scary world.

Come and leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at the Cabaret – all about following your heart while the world loses its way.

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, March 26, 2018. Follow Royal City Musical Theatre on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information.

Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 — 9:45am PDT
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Participate in an eggstravaganza of family fun, from North Vancouver to Chilliwack as community centres, attractions, and farms host Easter egg hunts over the next two weekends.

Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Specific fees and ticket prices can be found by clicking the link in the title of each event below. In many cases, pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee participation. Some age restrictions may apply as well.

Burnaby Easter Egg Hunts

New Westminster Easter Egg Hunts

Surrey Easter Egg Hunts

Vancouver Easter Egg Hunts

Richmond Easter Egg Hunts

North Vancouver Easter Egg Hunts


Fraser Valley Easter Egg Hunts

Sea to Sky Corridor

Have an event to add? Leave a note with details in the comments below or send an event listing in for free via the Miss604 contact form.

Theatre Under the Stars 2018: Cinderella and 42nd Street

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 — 5:00pm PDT
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Vancouver’s legendary Theatre Under the Stars (“TUTS”) has announced that its 2018 summer season will include performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street. Fairytale wishes and show-biz dreams will come true this summer at Stanley Park’s scenic Malkin Bowl, running July 4th to August 18th, 2018.

Theatre Under the Stars 2018

TUTS Theatre Under the Stars 2018

Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park (610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver)
When: July 4th to August 18th, 2018
All shows at 8:00pm, except on Fireworks Nights, when shows begin at 7:00pm.

For more than 75 years, Theatre Under the Stars has brought soaring works of musical theatre to the crown jewel of Vancouver – Stanley Park. TUTS’ 2018 season offers two song-and-dance filled fables – one of a rags-to-riches princess who finds her prince charming, the other of an aspiring theatre star who gets her lucky break on Broadway.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a magical musical of dreams come true and happily ever after. The timeless enchantment of the fairy tale classic is given fresh life by the creators of The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and Oklahoma!. Brimming with wit and warmth, the TONY Award®- winning musical promises to transport the hearts of children and adults alike with Fairy Godmothers, glass slippers, and the triumph of true love.

42nd Street is Broadway’s big, brassy song and dance extravaganza. The story’s heroine is Peggy Sawyer. Fresh off the bus from small-town America, Peggy is just another face in the chorus line in Broadway’s newest, glitziest show; But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might finally get her shot at stardom.

Adapted from the cult classic 1933 film (which featured choreography from the legendary Busby Berkeley), the musical is a celebratory ode to the grandest movie musicals of yesteryear. 42nd Street is bursting with all-time classics, including ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off to Buffalo’, ‘We’re in the Money’, and the titular show-stopping, tap-dance spectacular.

TUTS will once again offer a two-show subscription pack – allowing audiences to secure their seats to both productions for one great price. On sale now through May 5th, subscriptions are $70 for adults, $50 for children & youth, and include Premium tickets to both productions, souvenir programmes, and exchange insurance for both nights.

Subscriptions are available online or by calling 604-631-2877 until May 5, 2018. Early bird single tickets go on sale May 15, 2018.

Follow #TUTS2018 on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Tulip Festivals in the Fraser Valley: Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 — 9:46am PDT
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There’s two times the tulip festival fun in the Fraser Valley this spring, with the legendary Tulips of the Valley Festival and the super fun Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

Tulip Festivals in the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Tulip Festival 2016

Tulips of the Valley Festival, Chilliwack

Tentative Opening Date: March 29, 2018
Where: 41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack
Tickets: Buy online starting mid-March.

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Hosting their second year at a new location in Chilliwack. Leasing the tulip fields from a farmer in Chilliwack, Onos Greenhouses Ltd will open over 20 acres of tulip fields to the public, making it the largest tulip festival in Western Canada. While on the fields you will also be able to enjoy fresh Dutch Stroopwafels and different food offerings from some local food trucks. Stop by the store to buy your fresh cut greenhouse tulips, potted tulips and photo cards.

Agassiz Tulip Festival

Bloom – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Tentative Opening Date: April 9, 2018
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: Buy online starting April 3rd.

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Featuring U-Pick Tulip Fields, tulip crown photo ops, tulip bouquet sales, food trucks, photo booths, covered picnic areas, children’s games, school field trips, and discounted locals nights for Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission residents.

Whale Watching with San Juan Cruises

Monday, March 19th, 2018 — 1:31pm PDT
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I always love the opportunity to get out on the waters of the Salish Sea but on a crisp October morning last year, I was particularly excited. My friend Laura and I were meeting up with San Juan Cruises at the Bellingham Alaska Ferry Terminal to board the Victoria Star, one of five vessels in the company’s fleet. We joined a group of other guests for a full day Deluxe Whale Watching Tour.

Whale Watching with San Juan Cruises

Whale Watching with San Juan Cruises

The fully narrated tour departs from Bellingham Bay, where you’ll learn about the city’s origins as you sail towards the San Juan Islands. I’m fairly familiar with their Gulf Island cousins across the border, but it was great to hear the history of Lummi Island, Sinclair Island, Blakely Island, Cypress Island, Orcas Island, Shaw Island, and Lopez Island which were all introduced as we passed by.

MAP Whale Watching with San Juan Cruises

We spent the morning winding through the channels’ emerald waters, waves lapping at rocky shores of forested islands, some with their own airplane runways, and others home to cabins with well-appointed seaside patios, complete with Muskoka chairs.

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Disclosure: Review
This is not a paid post. Views are my own. My experience was compliments of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism.