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Vancouver Opera: La Bohème

October 24th, 2012 @ 11:19am by Michelle Kim

The first romantic film I ever saw was Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage. One of my all-time favourite scenes in that film is when Cage’s character takes Cher’s character to her first operatic experience, La Bohème, at the glorious Metropolitan Opera and how Cage’s hand inches toward Cher’s, while a woman sings heartbreakingly, and […]

VAG Young Associates Rendezvous on the Rooftop 2012

July 4th, 2012 @ 11:34am by Michelle Kim

On Thursday, the Young Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery will be throwing their annual Rendezvous on the Rooftop at the gallery’s Studio 4East and its stunning terrace that overlooks Robson Square. This year’s “Midnight in Paris” theme celebrates the Matisse exhibition that recently opened and will include an art talk, intimate and informal tours […]

Ninja Pirates Theatre Society: SubUrbia

July 3rd, 2012 @ 4:12pm by Michelle Kim

Tonight marks the opening night of Ninja Pirates Theatre Society’s production of SubUrbia by Eric Bogosian, directed by Anthony Shim. The play follows the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living suburban hometown and their reunion with a former-geeky-high-school classmate, who is now a successful musician. It’s semi-autobiographical take on Bogosian’s own […]

Bard on the Beach 2012: The Taming of the Shrew

June 14th, 2012 @ 9:59am by Michelle Kim

Bard on the Beach opened last week with The Taming of the Shrew, which is probably my least favourite Shakespearean play, considering the misogynistic plot — Petruchio (John Murphy), who wants to marry for money, weds Kate (Lois Anderson), a wealthy and independent-minded “shrew”. After marrying her, Petruchio “tames” her by starving her, sleep depriving […]

Bearfoot Bistro Whistler Tasting Menu

June 4th, 2012 @ 2:00pm by Michelle Kim

The first time I went to the Bearfoot Bistro was in 2008, my first year covering the Whistler Film Festival (WIFF) for Miss604. The restaurant was the venue for the Director’s Guild of Canada’s WIFF party and I remember sitting at a table with woman I had recently met, filmmaker Eunhee Cha, talking about film […]

Ballet BC: Bliss

May 10th, 2012 @ 3:04pm by Michelle Kim

Tonight marks the opening performance of BC Ballet’s season closer, Bliss, created by the company’s Resident choreographer José Navas. Donald Sales and Alexis Fletcher. Photo credit: Chris Randle. This has been my first year seeing virtually every performance by the company and I must say that it’s been an absolutely transcendent experience. I admire BC […]

Vancouver Opera: Aida

April 25th, 2012 @ 3:17pm by Michelle Kim

The Vancouver Opera ends it season with a new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, which is possibly the best production I’ve seen put on by the Vancouver Opera to date. Talk about ending with bang. Every single moment of this opera is absolutely riveting. Aida tells the story of Aida, an Ethiopian princess, who is […]

The Bomb-itty of Errors

April 17th, 2012 @ 1:09pm by Michelle Kim

Everyone Must See The Bomb-itty of Errors! I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard while watching Shakespeare as I did watching Twenty-Something Theatre’s The Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop-rap adaptation of Shakespeare’s farcical tale of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors. The original story tells the tale of two sets of identical twins that were […]