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Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

There’s something that just says summer with regards to Shakespeare in the park. Any park. Right now, running June 11th until September 20th, 2014, there’s Shakespeare at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Celebrating their 25th year, Bard on the Beach is running four plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Dean Paul Gibson), The... [Read more of this review]


Walla Walla Weekend, Revisited, With Celebrate Walla Walla 2014

Walla Walla Weekend, Revisited, With Celebrate Walla Walla 2014

Ah, Walla Walla – how I love making an annual summertime trek out your way. The drier climate, the earlier growing season, and the wineries producing wines from unique pockets of terroir make it all worthwhile. Last August, I wrote up a non-media-planned WWW – that’s Walla Walla Weekend - a glorious adventure that I vowed to repeat... [Read more of this review]


Taproot’s Latest – <i>Jane Eyre</i> as a Musical – Works Well

Taproot’s Latest – Jane Eyre as a Musical – Works Well

Be it in a large space or a smaller venue, musicals are grand productions. There’s something about live acting, when paired with song, that makes a given production even more magical. Jessica Spencer as Jane Eyre (left) and Art Anderson as Edward Fairfax Rochester (right) in Jane Eyre at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug, provided by TCC,... [Read more of this review]


Metropolitan Market’s Big Kitchen Gearfest On Now, With Ice Cream Socials Next Month

Metropolitan Market’s Big Kitchen Gearfest On Now, With Ice Cream Socials Next Month

I admit that I typically attend a certain event each and every year, and that I typically drop a fair amount of coin each and every time. Which event? Why, the Kitchen Gearfest, dear hedonists! The Kitchen Gearfest at Metropolitan Market is not one to miss – not with savings of up to 40%-50% on all sorts of goodies that you never knew you needed. Yes,... [Read more of this review]


TASTE is to WA Wine as PROOF is to WA Distilleries (TONIGHT)

TASTE is to WA Wine as PROOF is to WA Distilleries (TONIGHT)

It’s so great to see the distillery industry growing throughout the Pacific Northwest. Take our very own Washington State. I’ve heard boasts that Washington has the most distilleries out of any U.S. State (some 83 or so in the works) and that Seattle has the most distilleries of any U.S. city (around 17 or so). Hmmmm. Interest piqued? (Mine... [Read more of this review]


The Listel + Forage = Pacific Northwest at its Best

The Listel + Forage = Pacific Northwest at its Best

What does one think of when one thinks of the Pacific Northwest (PNW)? Artsy? Green? Locavore? Hashtags such as #crunchy? That all sounds about right, dear hedonists. Recently, your Hedonista took part in a Vancouver and Fraser Valley whirlwind tour to British Columbia’s (BC’s) Vancouver (#VancouverRoadTrip) and Fraser Valley regions. These... [Read more of this review]


Okanagan Crush Pad’s Rosé Releases Rock; Two Days Left for Contest

Okanagan Crush Pad’s Rosé Releases Rock; Two Days Left for Contest

Now that summer is upon us, it’s nice to think about chilled wine. On the front porch. On the back deck. Paired with BBQ poultry, whitefish, or salmon. Set along side pulled pork. With a good hot dog, even. The list goes on and on, dear hedonists. Or, say, to take a selfie with and then enter a contest to win $300 at a winery. Thinking rosé wine... [Read more of this review]


<i>The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay</i> Quite a Commitment

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Quite a Commitment

Some things take time … like making a good meal, going on a good road trip, or telling a good tale. Take The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - based on a book that came out in 2000 by Michael Chabon (who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001), which is currently performing at the Center Theater at the Armory from June 7th to July 13th, 2014. With... [Read more of this review]


Thursday Nights are <i>Clothing Optional</i> to see <i>To the Naked Eye</i> at the Cornish Playhouse Studio

Thursday Nights are Clothing Optional to see To the Naked Eye at the Cornish Playhouse Studio

Nakedness. Nudity. In the Buff. Baring it all. What images do these words conjure up? What feelings? Part of the cast of Art Therapy, from left to right: Ian McIntire (Dr. Cunningham); Rebecca Parker O’Neil (Jaconda); Peter Li (TT), Greg LoProto (Adam); and Kristina Winch (Venus). Photo provided by Playwrights’ Theatre and used with permission. Currently... [Read more of this review]


One More Week Remains for Arthur Miller’s Classic <i>The Price</i>

One More Week Remains for Arthur Miller’s Classic The Price

Regardless of the family, family drama abounds. Everywhere. With everyone. All the time. For family relations are complicated at best and intolerable at worst. Add economic woes in to the mix, and all of these issues become exacerbated. American playwright Arthur Miller knew this and he knew it well. Writer of Death of a Salesman (1949) and The Crucible(1953),... [Read more of this review]


This One-Act Zombie Apocalyptic Romance Not to Miss

This One-Act Zombie Apocalyptic Romance Not to Miss

Ah, love, sweet love … the cure-all for many of life’s less-than-fabulous moments. With it, we thrive. Without it, we wither. In short, love can make or break us. Especially in a zombie apocalypse. Vagabond Alley Productions – in association with Pocket Theater – are running a 4-show run of Damian Trasler’s Love in the... [Read more of this review]


World Premiere of <i>Starling</i> Vocalizes Women in Wartime

World Premiere of Starling Vocalizes Women in Wartime

Without a doubt, war is hell. Victims abound. Women in particular face certain types of horrors and victimization, not to mention feelings of helplessness. Currently running at SoDo’s theLAB@INScape (815 Seattle Boulevard S Seattle WA 98134, home of the Satori Group) from June 6th through June 21st, 2014 is the world premiere of Starling, a play... [Read more of this review]


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