Chris Griffin: I’m Not Your Family, Guy Live Comedy Taping

Chris Griffin: I’m Not Your Family, Guy Live Comedy Taping | Biltmore Cabaret | October 18, 2018

JFL NorthWest is pleased to present Chris Griffin – the comedian, not the cartoon character – for two performances at The Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. This will be a live comedy taping. Tickets are on sale now and available online at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1746346 for the 7:00pm performance and https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1746348 for the 9:30pm performance.

Calgary-born, Vancouver-based Chris Griffin has established himself as one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers. Coming from modest beginnings, Griffin’s work ethic and sheer determination created a self-made comfortable living by his mid-twenties. At 29, he followed through with his lifelong dream of performing stand-up comedy. One year later, he won his hometown’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, leading him to set his academic degrees aside (BAs in English and Political Science), quit his stable job, sell his house, and hit the road to do what he loves best – drinking, making people laugh, and reclaiming his name after enduring over a decade of awful “Family Guy” jokes.

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Vancouver dance luminary Joe Laughlin presents Joe: A Solo Show


Joe: A Solo Show | Joe Ink | Scotiabank Dance Centre | October 18-20, 2018

Joe Ink and Vancouver dance luminary Joe Laughlin present the world premiere of Joe: A Solo Show. In Laughlin’s first-ever full-length solo show, audiences will witness the culmination of a profound process of personal, physical, and artistic discovery. Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “a chameleon” who finds “fresh theatrical colours with each new piece,” Laughlin will perform three distinct solos from three diverse choreographers: Vancouver’s own Amber Funk Barton, long-time friend and collaborator Gioconda Barbuto, and internationally-renowned South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe. All three solos are skilfully woven together with voiceover by the artists to create a tapestry that encapsulates Laughlin through the eyes of each of his esteemed colleagues.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival presents headliner Sara Calero


Vancouver International Flamenco Festival | Flamenco Rosario | September 21-29, 2018 

The 2018 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival features Spain’s Sara Calero - Petisa Loca (Crazy Girl) along with an impressive lineup of local and international flamenco artists. The festival includes free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues.

Sara Calero is one of the main current references in the renewal of both Spanish and flamenco dance. The company’s piece shares the diaspora diaries of a woman and all women as thousands of Spaniards were forced to emigrate between Europe and America in the mid-twentieth century. An emotive work, Petisa Loca asks the question: "Is there a place for oneself?" as it works through issues of fear, hope, uncertainty, and displacement in a new, unfamiliar world. Petisa Loca features dancer/choreographer Sara Calero, singer Loreto Arnaiz, guitarist José Almarcha, and the electronic music of The Lab (José Corredera and Miguel Lázaro).

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Argentina's Che Malambo brings percussive, athletic dance to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

Che Malambo | Caravan World Rhythms | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | April 11, 2018

Caravan World Rhythms presents the electrifying, international dance sensation Che Malambo on April 11, 2018 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Combining the lightning-fast footwork of Riverdance with the smoldering intensity of flamenco and tango, Che Malambo will storm the stage this spring with a breathtaking new program. Hailed by critics for their “power and passion” and “mind-blowing” performances, Che Malambo promise to allure audiences with pulsating rhythms, magnetic physicality, and a delicious hint of danger.

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China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra perform Hollywood & Chinese film scores in Cinema In Concert

 

Cinema In Concert | China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra | Orpheum Theatre | January 12, 2018

Beijing’s China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra (CBFSO) celebrates the magic of the movies with Cinema in Concert, January 12, 8pm at The Orpheum. Led by acclaimed conductor Pang Ka Pang, the internationally-renowned CBFSO will perform dramatic themes from Oscar-winning masterpieces, while iconic scenes are projected above them. One of China’s finest symphony orchestras – known to sell out concert halls around the globe, the 80-member ensemble will bring new life to film scores including Braveheart, Casablanca, Jurassic World, Legends of the Fall, and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as beloved works from China’s cinematic canon.

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Mexico's Marionetas de la Esquina present Canadian premiere of Sleeping Beauty Dreams in North Vancouver and Surrey

Sleeping Beauty Awakens as Never Before in Contemporary Retelling of Classic Princess Tale

Presentation House Theatre (PHT) and Mexico’s famed Marionetas de la Esquina present the Canadian premiere of Amaranta Leyva’s whimsical and enchanting puppet show, Sleeping Beauty Dreamsat Presentation House Theatre from January 26 to February 4, 2018. A princess with overprotective parents and a lonely boy whose single mother works all the time are at the heart of this international collaboration. As they embark on a journey of self-discovery, both the princess and boy learn about the power of positive risk-taking.

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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2018 Lineup

 

Three-week festival showcases pioneering theatre, dance, multimedia, music & film from across Canada and around the globe

Vancouver, BC – The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) announces its 14th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 4, 2018 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists from 11 countries will descend on the city for the three-week celebration of cutting-edge expression. From the intimate and immersive, to the monumental and spectacular, a myriad of transformative experiences are in store.

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Just for Laughs Alternative Comedy Tour comes to Surrey and Vancouver

 

Just For Laughs presents

The Alternative Comedy Tour

starring

superstar comedian & star of Silicon Valley & Deadpool

TJ MILLER

with special guest Flight of the Conchords’

Rhys Darby

 

Kelowna • Wednesday, November 15

Surrey • Thursday, November 16

Vancouver • Friday, November 17

Victoria • Saturday, November 18

 

Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour – featuring some of comedy’s funniest and quirkiest stand-ups for an evening of off-beat hilarity.  Headlining The Alternative Comedy Tour is the star of the Emmy Award Winning series Silicon Valley and box office hit Deadpool, TJ Miller, with special guest Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords and Wrecked, and hosted by Nick Vatterott, one of Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know”.

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Just for Laughs Tour coming to Surrey and Vancouver October 13 and 14

Hosted by Canadian comedy super star
SUGAR SAMMY
and featuring Alonzo Bodden & Gina Brillon
 
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, August 25 @ 10:00 AM 
 
Surrey, BC • Bell Performing Arts Centre
Friday, October 13 • 7:00 PM
Tickets: $45.50 (taxes included + facility & service charges)
Tickets on sale:
In person: Ticketmaster
By phone: 1-855-985-5000
Online: www.ticketmaster.ca
 
Vancouver, BC • Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 14 • 7:00 PM
Tickets: $45.50 (taxes included + facility & service charges)
Tickets on sale:
In person: Chan Centre ticket office & Ticketmaster
By phone: 604-822-2697 or via Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000
Online: www.tickets.ubc.ca or  www.ticketmaster.ca
 

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Kasandra Flamenco presents La Tarara May 4 – 5 in Vancouver

Kasandra Flamenco is thrilled to present La Tarara, an adrenalin infused Flamenco dance spectacular featuring dance super stars direct from Spain, Ivan Vargas and Emilio Ochando, with Vancouver virtuoso, Kasandra “La China,” and international musical cast directed by Gaspar Rodriguez. May 4 and 5 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre at 8pm in Vancouver.

La Tarara offers Vancouver audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience a unique dialogue between two of Spain’s most renowned Flamenco dancers, each representing a distinct element of the origins of Spanish Flamenco.

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Sal Ferreras’ Drum Heat Sets Vancouver on Fire with Sizzling Showcase of Westcoast’s Hottest Musical Talent

Renowned percussionist leads heart-pumping world music & jazz program in benefit concert for Arts Umbrella

Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC’s top jazz & world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8pm at the Vogue Theatre. Performing in styles and fusions from the Carribean, Latin America, and Asia, this year’s stellar lineup will ignite the stage with sizzling hot rhythms and harmonies.

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