Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir: The Return of Soul Gospel

Monday, May 6th, 2019 — 4:03pm PDT
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Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents what promises to be the blockbuster concert of the season with, The Return of Soul Gospel, on May 25th. To wrap up their 15th season, Good Noise will be joined by award-winning gospel singers Dawn Pemberton and Warren Dean Flandez in an exuberant celebration of gospel music filled with high energy praise songs that will have audiences raising the roof with pure joy and adoration.

Warren Dean Flandez and the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir by Alex Law Photography

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir – The Return of Soul Gospel

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Adults $30, students/seniors $25, children 12 & under $10. Available online now or by calling 1-800-838-3006

“Our 15th season has been nothing short of spectacular,” says Gail Suderman, Artistic Director of Good Noise. “We decided to celebrate our success by bring together two of Canada’s most powerful gospel singers as guest artists for our grand finale. Dawn and Warren don’t get the chance to sing together very often, so to have them both available was a minor miracle, given their very busy performing schedules —and having them both on stage along with Good Noise and the Good Noise gospel band will be exhilarating beyond belief. The Return of Soul Gospel will be a concert like no other and audiences for these two performances will be on their feet singing right along with us!”

Award-winning, JUNO-nominated Canadian recording artist Flandez describes his music simply as “songs with purpose”. Born in Yellowknife, Flandez grew up singing in the church, steeped in the rich tapestry of gospel music. Flandez has opened for the likes of Joss Stone and the late James Brown. Flandez’s songs have also been featured on the hit television series Being Erica, and campaigns for Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister. His most recent single, “Born for Greatness” features Riverdale actor KJ Apa.

A winner of the Western Canada Music Awards for her album “Say Something,” Pemberton performs nationally at major festivals and in concerts across the country. Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her immense voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found giving it her all as a vocalist, teacher, and facilitator.

Accompanying Good Noise, Pemberton and Flandez in this highly anticipated concert will be Michael Kalanj (Hammond B3), Laurence Mollerup (bass), Elliot Polsky (drums), Ingrid Stitt (saxophones), and Good Noise Artistic Director Gail Suderman (piano).

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance on May 25th at 8:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, May 13, 2019. Follow Good Noise on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more info about their next season.

UPDATE the winner is Alan!

Vancouver Catio Tour with BC SPCA

Monday, May 6th, 2019 — 1:28pm PDT
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It’s a home tour, it’s a patio tour, it’s the Vancouver Catio Tour! For one afternoon, seven homes with their beautiful catios will open their yards to attendees in support of the BC SPCA.

Visit these outdoor cat enclosures in action and learn more about the building of the catios and how they have enriched the lives of the felines.

Vancouver Catio Tour with BC SPCA

Vancouver Catio Tour

Where: Various locations in Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant
When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Tickets: $10 Register online now »

The self-guided catio tour shows off seven catios in the Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant. The catio tour guidebook will be emailed to registrants about a week before the tour. It will have photos, catio information, and maps so you can plan your route ahead of time. Catio hosts, BC SPCA staff, and volunteers will be available at each catio stop to chat with you about the catio features.

A catio is a screened-in space, a patio for cats! The structure can be attached to the home or free-standing and often includes perches, ramps and other enrichment for cats. Want to build your own catio? The BC SPCA has a helpful guide online.

Mother’s Day Events in Metro Vancouver 2019

Monday, May 6th, 2019 — 12:15pm PDT
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Mother’s Day is coming up and to celebrate, local attractions and restaurants are serving up some special events and activities on Sunday, May 12th.

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Events in Vancouver


Mother’s Day Portraits at Lougheed
Mother’s Day – Mommy and Me Photo session

Brunches & Teas

Port Moody Museum Mother’s Day Tea on the Train
Mother’s Day Tea at Stewart Farm
Mother’s Day Tea, Coquitlam
Mother’s Day High Tea To Go
Mother’s Day Brunch at YEW
Mother’s Day Brunch at Dominion
Odd Society Spirits High(Proof)Tea
Central City’s Mothers Day Buffet
Mother’s and Daughters Brunch
Mother’s Day Brunch at Pinnacle at the Pier
Mother’s Day Tea Party

Activities & Entertainment

Cooking Class: Mother’s Day Bake – Bread and Bubbles
Township 7’s Mothers Day Rosé Release
Mother’s Day at the Glades Garden
Mother’s Day Paint Night
lululemon Mother’s Day Barre Event
Mother’s Day Yoga
Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement
Mother’s Day Run Vancouver
Mother’s Day at Burnaby Village Museum
Mother’s Day MOM WOW at Vancouver TheatreSports
Mother’s Day Brunch Paddle Boat Cruise
Mothers Day Trout Lake Traditional Powwow
Mother’s Day Herbal Bath & Beauty Gifts Workshop

There’s also always a stroll on a Stanley Park trail, the Vancouver Opera Festival, the West of Main Art Walk, and even more events are listed in the May Event List. You can also subscribe to the Miss604 weekend event newsletter to get the best local events right in your inbox every Thursday.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

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

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA in Vancouver

Monday, May 6th, 2019 — 8:40am PDT
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to Vancouver with its production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For the very first time in British Columbia, audiences are invited from October 3 to November 24, 2019 to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.

Photo credit : Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA in Vancouver

When: October 3 to November 24, 2019
Where: Concord Pacific Place
Tickets: Pre-sale tickets available now online to Cirque Club members. Tickets will be available online to the public as of Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00am with the ticket prices starting at $54.

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Jaw-dropping highlights include a contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), a juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.

A waking dream of Mexico, written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

Follow LUZIA and Cirque du Soleil on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

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

Art in the City at the West End Community Centre

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 — 11:00am PDT
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Art in the City is Vancouver’s premier fine arts market in the beautiful West End. The free three-day event will be held at the West End Community Centre from May 3-5, 2019.

When: Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, 2019
Where: West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St, Vancouver
Tickets: Free! RSVP on Facebook for info.

Art in the City at the West End Community Centre

Vernissage Opening Night Preview
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening night of Art in the City!

Exhibition Hall
Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm to 4:00pm

More than 50 artists will exhibit and sell their works in the Art in the City Exhibition Hall. Find a fabulous new piece for your apartment, meet the artists, and learn more about their work.

Meet the artists, learn about their work, and find something special to take home. In addition to the market, Art in the City features art demonstrations and fun hands-on activities for all ages. Shop local and support the arts in Vancouver at Art in the City!

The West End Community Centre offers a diverse selection of programs and activities for everyone.  For more information about this event, visit the Art in The City on Facebook.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

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

Science World After Dark Presents: 80s After Dark

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 — 9:00am PDT
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Science World is celebrating 30 years under the dome, by going back to the time that it all began—the 80s. The next Science World After Dark event on May 16th will rock the with tunes of the time, special programming and a costume contest.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St
Tickets: Regular admission and combo admission and OMNIMAX tickets available online

The feature exhibition, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature will be open for you to take some selfies to share on your social media. As an added blast from the past, OMNIMAX film The Dream Is Alive will be playing at 6:00pm. Get your tickets, and then get to the thrift store. You don’t want to miss this event!

Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for purchase. Triple O’s will be open until 9:00pm.

Science World After Dark events happen once a month for adults aged 19+, giving them the chance to explore the building and enjoy drinks, food, music, exhibits and more. Immerse yourself in adult focused programming featuring special guest speakers, OMNIMAX® films, and one-of-a-kind activities.

For more information follow Science World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

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