The Orpheum Theatre presents the music of Italy's Giuseppe Verdi and Germany's Richard Wagner March 23, in celebration of the bicentennial of their birth in 1813. In anticipation of the concert, members of the Vancouver Bach Choir and UBC Opera Ensemble performed at Tom Lee Music on Granville Street Wednesday afternoon under the direction of conductor and music director Leslie Dala. For more information on Saturday's concert, visit vancouverbachchoir.com.
Ever thought about launching your own food truck? Find out the ins and outs at Food Talks Volume Seven dubbed Food Trucks: The business and the movement April 2, at Electric Owl Social Club, 926 Main St. from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The talk is just one in a series of lectures about Vancouver's food community organized by foodie and blogger Richard Wolak, also known as Vancouver Foodster.
Enjoy appetizers by the chefs at Electric Owl while listening to a lineup of speakers including Audrey Mehler of Paperny Entertainment, the production company that produced Eat Street on the Food Network, a show focused on food trucks. Also scheduled to speak are Jory Simkin and Jason Apple of Roaming Dragon and Gourmet Syndivate Inc., Sarb Mund of Soho Food Truck and Food Truck Incubator, city councillor Heather Deal, who helped create the Vancouver's food truck scene, and Clement Chan and Steve Kuan of Le Tigre Truck. Chan is also a competitor on Top Chef Canada's third season. Partial proceeds from Food Talks help support Growing Chefs, a non-profit organization that educates children in public schools on their food community. For more information and tickets visit vancouverfoodster.com.
New Works celebrates the 15th anniversary of Dance Allsorts at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Yaletown with South Asian Arts. The event will showcase dances of all traditions and customs, including bhangra and bollywood.
These intimate shows are followed by a beginners workshop on bhangra and bollywood dance the next Saturday at Creekside Community Recreation Centre. The dance performances take place Sunday March 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Roundhouse and the workshop is April 6 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. at Creekside. For more information visit newworks.ca.