Credit to Author: Shawn Conner| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:02:58 +0000
Whether you’re looking for date ideas, free things to do or just something fun to do in downtown Vancouver, you can’t go wrong with our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between Nov. 22-28.
Headlining this week’s picks is the fun stage production Peter Pan, recommended for ages four and up.
Here are seven things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:
When: Nov. 23-Jan. 5, 2020
Where: Waterfront Theatre
Tickets and info: From $18 at tickets.carouseltheatre.ca
Toronto’s Bad Hats brings its version of Peter Pan to Carousel Theatre for Young People. The production, which won a handful of DORA Awards (Theatre for Young People Division) in 2016, including one for outstanding production, features the usual gang of Lost Boys and a kid who never grows up. According to a review of the 2018 Toronto production, “the company uses no stage machinery but merely endlessly inventive physical theatre to create its magic.” Carousel vet Kaitlynn Yott plays the title character. Recommended for ages four and up.
When: Nov. 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: Massey Theatre, New Westminster
Tickets: $45 at ticketstonight.ca
Originally from small-town Newfoundland, Shaun Majumder has starred in the Farrelly Bros’ Fox comedy Unhitched as well as on 24, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and the Just for Laughs Comedy festival TV series (which he hosted for three seasons). In his latest show, the comedian tackles intolerance and prejudice and discusses elections, casual racism, and parenting.
When: Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Left of Main
Tickets and info: By donation, reservations at squareup.com
Press materials call ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ Radio III “an Indigenous futuristic concert, a beautiful and uncomfortable dance performance and a perverse triangle of shifting power that seeks to be unfaithful to both minimalism and postmodern dance’s claims to so-called ‘neutrality.’” Presented by Vancouver’s plastic orchid factory, this collaboration between dancer/choreographers Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Zoë Poluch and visual artist/composer Elisa Harkins premiered in Montréal earlier this year. According to cultmtl.com, Hoshimi-Caines has mentioned director David Lynch as “a recurrent cultural signpost” for the piece.
When: Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Annex
Tickets and info: From $20 at turningpointensemble.ca
Turning Point Ensemble and the Bergmann Piano Duo (Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann) join forces to connect early 20th century French masterworks with new jazz-inspired pieces. Selections include Marcel Bergmann’s Concerto for Two Pianos as well as local musician Brad Turner’s Scenes from Childhood, Debussy’s Jeux (1912), and Darius Milhaud’s Petite Symphonie No. 2 (1918) & 3 (1921). Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye finishes off the program on a playful note. The Turning Point Ensemble also presents this concert at the Langley Community Music School (where the Bergmanns are directors of concerts) Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
When: Nov. 19-23
Where: Studio 16
Tickets and info: From $26 at seizieme.ca
Two lifelong friends now in their 30s, Lou and Aude, find themselves at odds when Aude discovers she’s carrying a child with Down syndrome. An all-out war of words and emotions ensues. But don’t worry — it’s a comedy. From Quebecois company Les Biches Pensives, the two-person play features Annie Darisse and Dominique Leclerc and is written by Rébecca Déraspe, a winner of the BMO Playwright Award. In French with English surtitles (except for Nov. 22).
When: Nov. 21-23
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Tickets and info: From $15 at tickets.shadboltcentre.com
Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art digs deeper into the company’s most successful work, 2017’s Telemetry. Telemetry loop is described as an immersive experience that “looks to transmit the art forms of bebop footwork, swing and tap dance with house and contemporary dance, supported by a live-interactive environment of light, sound and video.” A single source, the tap dancer, acts as a control tower, directly affecting the lighting, video and sound throughout the piece.
When: Nov. 24, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre
Tickets: From $37.25 at eventbrite.ca
Real live actors portray the Peanuts gang in this live adaptation of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz. According to the media release, the show includes scenes from the original animated TV show while expanding the storyline. The famous Vince Guaraldi musical score is featured, and the whole thing. ends with a singalong of Christmas favourites.
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