xVancouver Fringe Festival

Dates and Venues 7 - 17 Sep | Various

Reviewer Ed Farolan

The Program Guide Launch Party for this year's festival kicked off at the same venue, Big Rock Urban Brewery, as it did in previous years. Beer and pizza was the usual flair and a program of live jazz music and a sample of one of the shows coming in September, The Birdmann, by standup Australian comic and funnyman Trent Baumann opened the programme. Full review



xVancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates and Venue July 13-16, 2017, Thurs night & Sat & Sun 10am to 11pm | Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

The Funk Hunters’ terrific beat has most of the audience dancing at Stage 3. As we danced the crowd grew and grew. Wonderful entertainers! There is no way that you can just sit there with this talented duo playing. They have expanded their act with the addition of other artists to produce a great sound. Vocals of Tonye Aganaba and Chali are powerful and create an electric atmosphere for those dancing. Full review



Realwheels Theatre
Comedy on Wheels

Dates and Venue May 18 – 20, 2017, 8pm | Performance Works (Granville Island); 1218 Cartwright Str.

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

The physically challenged cast address the sometimes different or even weird perception that other people sometimes have towards their challenges in everyday life. Full review