Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Bard on the Beach

Watching Shakespeare performed while the sun sets against the mountains beyond the tented stage is a Vancouver summertime highlight. There are usually three of Shakespeare's plays, plus one Bard-related work (Rosenc…
Top Choice Football in Regina

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Green Riders, as they're known to legions of rabid locals, have achieved cult status within the Canadian Football League (CFL). Don't underestimate how crazy things get in this town, for this team. A new venue, …
Top Choice Live Music in Downtown & West End

Commodore Ballroom

Local bands know they've made it when they play Vancouver's best mid-sized venue, a restored art-deco ballroom that still has the city's bounciest dance floor – courtesy of tires placed under its floorboards. If you…
Top Choice Live Music in Main Street

Fox Cabaret

Formerly one of North America’s last-remaining porn cinemas, new owners have transformed (and fully pressure-washed) this independent nightlife venue, ditching the dodgy flicks in favour of live music, DJ nights and…
Top Choice Cinema in Downtown & West End

Pacific Cinémathèque

This beloved cinema operates like an ongoing film festival with a daily-changing program of movies. A $3 annual membership is required – organize it at the door – before you can skulk in the dark with other chin-str…
Top Choice Live Music in Québec City

Le Cercle

This very cool art space and show venue draws a hip crowd for its international DJs and underground bands, ranging from indie rock to electronica, blues to Cajun. It hosts numerous other events, including film, fash…
Top Choice Theater in Charlottetown

Confederation Centre of the Arts

This modern complex's large theater and outdoor amphitheater host concerts, comedic performances and elaborate musicals. Anne of Green Gables – The Musical has been entertaining audiences here as part of the Charlot…
Top Choice Theater in Regina

Trial of Louis Riel

Actual transcripts from Riel's 1885 trial – which resulted in his hanging – are the basis of this, Canada's second-longest-running play, first performed in 1967. Performances take place in the Royal Saskatchewan Mus…
Top Choice Ice Hockey in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets

There's Manitoba mania for the Jets who play at the MTS Centre. The ice-hockey games are raucous and often sold out; ask around for tickets.
Top Choice Theater in Commercial Drive

Cultch

This once-abandoned church has been a gathering place for performers and audiences since being officially designated a cultural space in 1973. Following comprehensive renovations a few years back, the beloved Cultch…