January 2019 – Things To Do in Vancouver


Jan. 12th – Feb. 9th – Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, Firehall Arts Centre, firehallartscentre.ca

Jan. 15th – 19th – Dakh Daughters – 7 actresses with musical instruments; York Theatre, thecultch.com

Jan. 15th – 20th – The Illusionists, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; live from Broadway; ticketmaster.ca

Jan. 17th – 26th – The Open House, Havana Theatre, “wildly subversive and darkly hilarious take on family drama”; sticksandstonestheatre.com

Jan. 15th – Feb. 3rd – Mrs. Krishna’s Party, The Cultch, thecultch.com

Jan. 17th – Feb. 2nd – Lion in the Streets; award winning playwright, Judith Thompson; Chan Centre, UBC; theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Jan 17th – Feb. 3rd – PuSH, International Performing Arts Festival; info at pushfestival.ca

Jan. 18th – Feb. 3rd – Dine Out Vancouver Festival; dine-outvancouver.com

Jan. 18th – Feb. 9th – A Prayer for Owen Meany, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Jan. 24th – Feb. 24th – The Matchmaker, Stanley, Arts Club; mix-ups and match-ups in a classic farce; artsclub.com

Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd – This Is The Point, The Cultch Historic Theatre; a play about love, sex and disability, thecultch.com

Jan. 31st – Feb. 24th – True Crime, Goldcorp Theatre at the BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; artsclub.com

November 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Nov. 1st – 3rd – The Ones We Leave Behind, Historic Theatre, The Cultch; presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre; thecultch.com

Nov. 1st – 4th – Backbone; Gravity & Other Myths; Vancouver Playhouse; from Australia; an international circus hit; thecultch.com

Nov. 1st – 10th – The Wolves; Pacific Theatre; A pack of teenage girls prepares for battle on the soccer field; pacifictheatre.org

Nov.  1st – 18th – Sweat, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; “A tough yet empathetic portrait of the America that came undone” —The New Yorker; Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; artsclub.com

Nov. 1st – Dec. 15th – Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel -immersive art installation; https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/event/patricia-piccininis-curious-imaginings-exhibit-at-the-patricia-hotel/

Nov. 2nd & 3rd – VIMY; Kay Meek Centre; drama about a group of Canadian soldiers convalescing in a field hospital; kaymeek.com

Nov. 3rd – Professor Fabrizio Zillbotti, Yale – Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids; Vancouver Institue Lectures; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Nov. 7th – Dec. 2nd – Vancouver Jewish Film Festival; http://www.vjff.org/

Nov. 8th – 17th – Empire of the Son , Gateway Theatre in Richmond; funny, poignant, autobiographical one-man show; gatewaytheatre.com

Nov. 10th – Professor Wade Davis, UBC – Of War and Remembrance:  Canada and The Great War; Vancouver Institute Lectures; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Nov. 13th – Isabel Allende; UBC Connects; ubc.ca/ubcconnects

Nov. 15th – 18th – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; Broadway Across Canada; Tony and Grammy Award winning play; ticketmaster.ca

Nov. 15th – 18th – Christmas at Hycroft; doors 11:00 am; christmasathycroft.com

Nov. 15th – 24th – Sense and Sensibility; The Blue Shore at Capilano University, North Vancouver; Jane Austen; tickets.capilanou.ca

Nov. 15th – 24th – Much Ado About Nothing; Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC; fresh take on Shakespeare; ubcthetretickets.com

Nov. 15th – Dec. 1st – Ring of Fire, the Music of Johnny Cash, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; firstimpressionstheatre.com

Nov. 15th – Dec. 1st – The Enemy, Firehall Arts Centre; political drama with an ethically compromised anti-hero; firehallartscentre.ca

Nov. 15th – Dec. 2nd – The Suppliant Women, Jericho Arts Centre; Aeschylus’ tale of a group of women fleeing male agression and looking for refuge across a foreign border; unitedplayers.com

Nov. 15th – Dec. 2nd – Mortified, Studio 58, Langara College; humorous and dark; studio58.ca

Nov. 15th – Dec. 30th – Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley; Granville Island Stage; artsclub.com

Nov. 17th – The Honourable Steven L. Point, Former Lieutenant Governor of BC – Reconciliation Begins With You; Vancouver Institute Lectures; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Nov. 18th – Dead Poets Reading Series; Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; 3:00 to 5:00, free; vpl.ca/events

Nov. 19th – Vancouver Giller Light Bash, CBC Studio, 700 Hamilton; 6:30 pm, $20; frontiercollege.akaraisin.com/ui/gillerlightbash

Nov. 21st – Dec. 24th – The Vancouver Christmas Market, Jack Poole Plaza; vancouverchristmasmarket.com

Nov. 22nd – Writers Showcase, Vancouver Public Library, 6:30 – 8:00 pm; free; vpl.ca/events

Nov. 22nd – Dec. 8th – Hir, The Annex, Seymour St.; comic exploration of family dysfunction and patriarchy; pitheatre.com/hir

Nov. 22nd – Dec. 30th – Blind Date; Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre; one actor, one audience member; one blind date; artsclub.com

Nov. 24 – Professor Leonard Foster, UBC – Are Bees Really Dying? Are We the Cause or the Solution?; Vancouver Institute Lectures; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

COMING UP:

Jan 17th – Feb. 3rd – PuSH, International Performing Arts Festival; info at pushfestival.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Movie Reviews

I’ve moved my movie reviews to Letterboxd under Chunks.  They are very short there.  My son, Jason Romilly, has reviews there as well – his are very funny.

October 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Oct. 1st –  6th – Kim’s Convenience, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Oct. 1st – 6th – Kamloopa; The Cultch; high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from; thecultch.com

Oct. 1st – 6th – Les Belles-Soeurs; Gateway Theatre, Richmond; by Michel Tremblay and produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre; gatewaytheatre.com

Oct. 1st – 7th – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club;winner of 2015 Tony award for best play; artsclub.com

Oct. 1st-  12th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various venues; viff.org

Oct. 1st – 14th – Incognito Mode; A Play About Porn; Studio58; neworldtheatre.com; ticketstonight.ca

Oct. 1st – 20th – Mustard, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; darkly comic tale about growing up; artsclub.com

Oct 1st  – Dec. 15th – Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel -immersive art installation; https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/event/patricia-piccininis-curious-imaginings-exhibit-at-the-patricia-hotel/

Oct. 2nd – 13th – Testosterone, York Theatre; A funny, fearless, and spectacle-filled exploration of identity, masculinity, and digging deep to find the person within; thecultch.com

Oct. 2nd – 21st – A Vancouver Guldasta, Culture Lab, The Cultch; presented with Diwali; thecultch.com

Oct. 5th & 6th – The Piano Teacher, Kay Meek Arts Centre; “a beautiful meditation on loss and the healing power of music; (Arts Club on Tour production); kaymeek.com

Oct. 10th – 20th – A Brief History of Human Extinction, Historic Theatre, The Cultch; thecultch.com

Oct. 12th – 27th – Rebel Women, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; deepcove-stage.com

Oct. 13th – Ms. Anna Porter, The Ghosts of Europe: The Return of Tyranny, Natonalism, Racism and Denial to Central Europe, Vancouver Institute Lectures; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Oct. 13th – 27th – Kill Me Now; Firehall Arts Centre; firehallartscentre.ca

Oct. 18th – 21st – Vancouver Fall Home Show 2018, Vancouver Convention Centre, West; https://vancouverfallhomeshow.com/

Oct. 18th – Nov. 18th – Sweat, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; “A tough yet empathetic portrait of the America that came undone” —The New Yorker; Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; artsclub.com

Oct. 19th – Nov. 10th – The Wolves; Pacific Theatre; A pack of teenage girls prepares for battle on the soccer field; pacifictheatre.org

tries desperately – and hilariously – to convince his artist daughter Janet to take over the store.

Oct. 20th – How Democracies Die, Professor Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Oct. 20th – Nov. 3rd – The Ones We Leave Behind, Historic Theatre, The Cultch; presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre; thecultch.com

Oct. 27th – Evidence in Medicine:  What is it? How Do We Determine It: How Do We Use It To Help Shape Better Outcomes?  Professor Kay Dickersin, John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health; free; 8:15 pm; Lecture hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Oct. 30th – Nov. 4th – Backbone; Gravity & Other Myths; Vancouver Playhouse; from Australia; an international circus hit; thecultch.com

Coming:

Nov. 7th – Dec. 2nd – Vancouver Jewish Film Festival; http://www.vjff.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

Punjabi Market Tour – Saturdays until Sept. 22nd, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; 6655 Main St.

Sept. 1st – The Stage, The Centre, 777 Homer St.; comedy, martial arts and suspense from Beijing China; ticketstonight.ca

Sept 1st – 2nd – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; various venues; vlaff.org

Sept.1st – 3rd – The Fair, Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Park; https://www.pne.ca/thefair/

Sept. 1st –  22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

Sept. 6th – 16th – Big Sister, Revue Stage, Granville Island; one woman comedy about the relationship of two sisters and what happens when one of them changes; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 16th – Vancouver Fringe Festival. Granville Island and other venues; over 100 different theatre artists and companies; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 16th – The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The Cultch; adaptation of the movie about  fashion designer who becomes obsessed by a model; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 20th – Marion Bridge, Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver; play by Daniel MacIvor; kaymeek.com

Sept. 6th – Oct. 7th – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club;winner of 2015 Tony award for best play; artsclub.com

Sept 7th – 30th – The Life of Galileo; Jericho Arts Centre; by Bertold Brecht; united-players.com

Sept. 7th – Oct. 6th – Kim’s Convenience, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Sept. 8th – Savour Summer Festival, River District; entertainment, market, local food trucks; free; riverdistrict.ca/savoursummer

Sept. 13th – 29th – Japanese Problem; Hastings Park Livestock Building; award-winning, site-responsive experience about the Japanese Canadian incarceration at Hastings Park; japaneseproblem.ca

Sept. 14th – Dec. 15th – Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel – immersive art installation; https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/event/patricia-piccininis-curious-imaginings-exhibit-at-the-patricia-hotel/

Sept. 19th – 30th – Tales of an Urban Indian; Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; phtheatre.org

Sept. 20th – 22nd – Negredo Hotel; The Cultch; modern opera; thecultch.com

Sept. 20th – Oct. 20th – Mustard, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; darkly comic tale about growing up; artsclub.com

Sept. 25th – 30th – The Book of Mormon, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Broadway Across Canada; outrageous musical comedy; ticketmaster.ca

Sept. 25th – Oct. 6th – Kamloopa; The Cultch; high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from; thecultch.com

Sept 26th – Michio Kaku, Why physics is pretty much the key to everything; Chan Centre, UBC, University of BC Lecture Series – Connects; ubc.ca/ubcconnects

Sept. 26th – 29th – Beckett 18: it all…ah well; Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC; showcases four pieces from Beckett; theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Sept. 27th – Oct. 6th – Les Belles-Soeurs; Gateway Theatre, Richmond; by Michel Tremblay and produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre; gatewaytheatre.com

Sept. 27th – Oct. 12th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various venues; viff.org

Sept. 27th – Oct. 14th – Incognito Mode; A Play About Porn; Studio58; neworldtheatre.com; ticketstonight.ca

Sept. 29th – Sr. Santa J. Ono, President of UBC – The Art of the Cello: Recital and Lecture, UBC Old Auditorium, 8:15, The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures; http://vancouverinstitute.ca