Author: Richard Wolak

Daniel Cainer Opens the Chutzpah Festival

The 19th Annual Chutzpah! Festival opened last night with Daniel Cainer’s Gefilte Fish & Chips at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. The festival under the direction of Artistic Managing Director Mary-Louise Albert kicked off their month-long festival of music, theatre and dance. Multi award-winning, London-based songwriter, broadcaster and musical storyteller Daniel Cainer performed his internationally acclaimed Gefilte Fish & Chips for the first time in Canada. His show, Gefilte Fish & Chips is based on up-close-and-personal stories of what it’s like to be Jewish and British. Telling the stories of his family through music and song, Daniel entertained the audience...

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South Granville Gallery Hop

As there are many art galleries situated in the south Granville neighbourhood a walking tour in the area was a welcomed idea. I visited this weekend walking around to some of the galleries on a rainy Saturday afternoon. There were several galleries I had never been to so this was a terrific way to walk around and visit them. Most of the artwork showcased in these galleries was in a fairly high price range, fitting in with areas homes. I visited the Petley Jones Gallery, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Una Langmann Limited, Heffel Fine Art Auction House and the Ian...

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CHUTZPAH FESTIVAL October 24 – November 24

Changing seasons, the Chutzpah Festival formerly held in late winter has moved to late fall. Now in its 19th year of celebrating culturally rich works in comedy, music, theatre and dance, the Chutzpah! Festival has established a reputation for presenting Vancouver audiences with new and exciting, critically acclaimed artists from all over the world. This year’s Festival will also showcase live music with film, and shines a light on artists from the U.K., Israel, Italy, U.S.A., and Canada. Highlights for this year’s festival includes: Sandra Bernhard: “Quick Sand” – Vogue Theatre | October 31 | 8:00pm She’s always three...

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7th Annual Summer Repertory Festival Summer 2019

An uplifting comedy set in a doughnut shop, a classic political satire for the age of Trump and a celebration of the power of storytelling make this year’s Annual Summer Repertory Festival from Ensemble Theatre Company one of its most thrilling yet.  Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts, Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday, and Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy promise to provide local audiences with a reason to see theatre during the warm summer months. Brought to vivid and powerful life by Ensemble’s talented group of actors, directors, and designers, this year’s selection of plays showcases the humour, insight, and risk that only live theatre offers. As Tariq Leslie, Artistic...

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Exploring the Coffee Scene in Seattle

It has often been called the coffee capitol of the Northwest if not the entire USA; this is one city that thrives on sipping the best. I have been hanging out here a fair bit this past year, here is a selection of the cafes that I have and frequently visit in the area. Anchorhead Coffee Frequent this café as it is one of my favourite cafes in downtown Seattle. Cold Brew Nitro Cold Brew Cortado Favourite coffee beverages here are the Nitro Cold Brew, Cortado, and Cold Brew. Sea Salt Chocolate Chip cookie Anchorhead Coffee Serious chocolate chip...

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