Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Concord Pacific Place to Jan. 20, 2013. Tickets available at CirqueduSoleil.com.
Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Concord Pacific Place to Jan. 13, 2013. Tickets available at CirqueduSoleil.com.
A MILLION DROPS: Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, hosted La Soirée One Drop, a stellar benefit to kick-off its newest show Amaluna under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place. With the goal of raising $1 million, 450 guests, each shelling out $1000-a-ticket, attended the premiere and fundraiser in support of water for all. One Drop, an initiative of Laliberté, has hosted twenty similar events in cities around the world. Vancouver was the 21st in the series and the grand finale of this year's endeavour. Superbowl kicker Mitch Berger, billionaire Frank Giustra and Mayor Gregor Robertson were among the notables.
The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre was the 13th highest ranked venue in the world for 2011-12, as well as second highest amongst Canadian venues between 5,001 and 10,000 seats, according to Venues Today Magazine.
The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is being transformed into a big top this month to kick off another season of live theatre.
From start to finish, Quidam was a feast for the senses, presented to the audience with dramatic, joyous flair.
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Cirque du Soleil's aerial acrobats Vikter Katoma, left, and Rafael Munhoz practise their high cord act and tumbling routine, Cordes Lisses (Spanish Webs) at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Wednesday afternoon. Quidam, which opened last night, is making a stop in Abbotsford with eight performances, and runs through Sunday night.
The Reach Gallery and Museum is holding a fundraiser with the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre and Cirque du Soleil's Quidam, which is performed from Aug. 29 - Sept. 2. When you purchase tickets for Quidam, use the promo code REACH to donate a portion of your ticket price to The Reach. Fundraiser show times are at 7: 30 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 30, Aug. 31 at 3: 30 p.m., and Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. To purchase tickets call 1-866 977-AESC (2372) or visit www.abbotsfordcentre.ca to buy online.
But who needs one when you roll with 16 53-foot trailers and a group of 105 technicians and artists from around the world, including acrobats, contortionists, musicians, jugglers and more?
Larry Hanks at MAC Home Routes concert with Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins at the MAC Arts Centre Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., in the first of six fall concerts. Doors open at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets/$20, www.missionartscouncil.ca/concerts. html or call 604-826-0029.
The extravagant, artistic explosion that is Cirque du Soleil arrives in breathtaking form to present Quidam, for eight shows in Abbotsford from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.
Lloyd Bates, Sharla Sauder Aug. 2 at free Thursday night Jam in Jubilee concert. Show at 7 p.m., art market at 6 p.m. Sign up for giant checkers, Scrabble board. Short film fest is Aug. 9. To submit films, to volunteer, or for schedule, see jaminjubilee.com.
Elizabeth Boylan doesn't favour the shooting and space genres she feels saturate the videogame market.
Acclaimed world music band Dublin to Delhi headlines the main stage at Abbotsford's July 1 celebrations, centred at the city's Exhibition Park at the corner of Maclure and Trethewey streets.
THEATRE, ETC. -- Fantasticks at Gallery 7
NINE outstanding recipients were recognized May 9 at Capilano University's 2012 Alumni Awards of Excellence held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.
Following this week's run of Blue Sky Circus at the PNE Gardens in Vancouver, the people behind CircusWest will start to focus on Surrey and classes for kids here.
Public tickets went on sale Tuesday (April 17) for the 2012 edition of Surrey Children's Festival.