April 2018 – Things to Do in Vancouver

April 1st -14th – Bar Mitzvah Boy, Pacific Theatre; by Mark Leiren-Young; pacifictheatre.org

April 1st – 14th – Rent, The Shop Theatre, 3030 E. Broadway; brownpapertickets.com

April 1st – 15th – Enron, Jericho Arts Centre; rise and fall of the Enron corporation; jerichoartscentre.com

April 1st –  21st – Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen; Firehall Arts Theatre; hit show brought back – 6 artists playing 17 different instruments; firehallartscentre.ca/onstage/chelsea

April 1st – 22nd – The Humans, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; family drama; 2017 Tony Award winner

April 1st – 31st – Butcher, Historic Theatre, The Cultch;  thriller in which a war criminal reckons with one of his victims; thecultch.com

April 3rd – 29th – Cherry Blossom Festival; venues and parks around town; vcbf.ca

April 4th – 15th – Remote Control, Presentation House, North Vancouver; remotecontroltheplay.com

April 5th – Criminally Good Stories; Vancouver Public Library, Kitsilano Branch; 8:00 pm; local crime writers; vpl.ca/events

April 5th – TWS Reading Series with Timothy Taylor; Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.; sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs

April 5th – 21st – Mr Burns, A Post-Electric Play; Studio 1398, Granville Island; survivors of the collapse of civilization piece together the plot of The Simpsons; theatrewire.com

April 5th – May 5th – Misery, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre; based on Stephen King’s chilling thriller; artsclub.com

April 6th – 14th – Once On This Island, Redgate Revue Stage, Granville Island; a one-act musical; ootivan.brownpapertickets.com

April 6th – 21st – Blithe Spirit, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; deepcovestage.com

April 7th – Stand Up Straight! Our Posture and How History Shapes Our Anatomy, Professor Sander Gilman, Emory University; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

April 11th – Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas with journalists, Elizabeth Renzetti, Judy Rebick and Lauren McKeon, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 7:30 pm; free; vpl.ca/events

April 11th – 15th – Communion, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; speedbumptheatre.com

April 11th – 22nd – Incident at Vichy, Studio 16, 1551 W. 7th Avenue; Arthur Miller’s drama about persecution in 2nd World War; theatreintheraw.ca

April 12th – May 6th – Me and You, BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; comedy that gives a unique face to sisterhood; artsclub.com

April 13th – 21st – Nine Dragons, Gateway Theatre, Richmond; murder mystery set in colonial Hong Kong; www.gatewaytheatre.com

April 17th – 29th – World Without Us, Cultch Historic Theatre; thecultch.com

April 18th – 29th – The Explanation, Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab; thecultch.com

April 19th – Waneek Horn-Miller on The Wisdom of Reconciliation: A roadmap for multiculturalism; 6:30 – 9:30; Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC Campus; tickets: https://tickets.ubc.ca/online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=9A12E86D-6F6E-4283-9DA1-C7DAC0FFD7C5

April 25th – May 5th – Metis Mutt, Firehall Theatre; firehallartscentre.ca

April 25th – May 25th – The History of the World, York Theatre; thecultch.com


 

March 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

March 1st – 3rd – An Almost Holy Picture, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

March 1st – 10th – Fun Home, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; a coming of age musical; artsclub.com

March 1st – 10th – Teachers, Jericho Arts Centre; It is 1990. Student teacher must negotiate the snakepit, but at a terrible cost.; jerichoartscentre.com

March 1st – 15th – Chutzpah 2018 Festival; dance, music, theatre, comedy; chutzpahfestival.com

March 1st – 17th – A Few Good Men, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; firstimpressionstheatre.com

March 3rd – Making Russia Great Again: Putin and the Roots of the New Global Populism, Professor David McDonald, University of Wisconsin; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

March 7th – 25th – Forget About Tomorrow, Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; Jill Daum’s play about her husband, John Mann’s Alzheimers; artsclub.com

March 10th – The Democracy Spectrum: From Norway to the US to Afghanistan, Dr. Ann Jones, American Scholar, writer and journalist; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

March 17th – 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Professor Eric Cline, Director, Capital Archaeological Institute, George Washington University; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

March 17th – April 21st – Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen; Firehall Arts Theatre; hit show brought back – 6 artists playing 17 different instruments; firehallartscentre.ca/onstage/chelsea

March 21st – 31st – Butcher, Historic Theatre, The Cultch;  thriller in which a war criminal reckons with one of his victims; thecultch.com

March 22nd – April 22nd – The Humans, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; family drama; 2017 Tony Award winner

March 23rd – April 14th – Bar Mitzvah Boy, Pacific Theatre; by Mark Leiren-Young; pacifictheatre.org

March 23rd – April 15th – Enron, Jericho Arts Centre; rise and fall of the Enron corporation; jerichoartscentre.com

March 24th – Economic Inequality in America: Facts, Fiction and How to Tell the Difference, Professor Sylvia Nasar, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

March 30th – April 23rd – Cherry Blossom Festival; venues and parks around town

 

 

February 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Feb. 1st – 3rd – Dublin Oldschool – Emmet Kirwan (Ireland); The Cultch Historic Theatre; pushfestival.ca

Feb. 1st – 4th – Reassembled, Slightly Askew, VanCity Culture Lab; new kind of story-telling; thecultch.com

Feb. 1st – 4th – Sleeping Beauty Dreams; Presentation House Theatre; Mexico’s famed Marionetas de la Esquina; phtheatre.org

Feb. 1st – 10th – Shit, Firehall Arts Centre; women and girls who defy gender demarcations; firehallartscentre.ca

Feb. 1st –  11th – Topdog/Underdog; Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Centre; Arts Club; competition between 2 African-American brothers; Pulitzer prize winner; artsclub.com

Feb. 1st – 11th – Merrily We Roll Along, Jericho Arts Centre; traditional showbiz musical turned on its head; unitedplayers.com

Feb. 1st – 25th – Jitters, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; raucous comedy; artsclub.com

Feb. 2nd – 17th – Ruined, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Feb. 3rd – Unseen Enemy: The Risks of a Global Pandemic and How to Prevent It, Ms. Janet Tobias, American Award Winning director and producer; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Feb. 6th – Music Talks with Neil Ritchie, Yves Montand, West Van Library, 10:30 am to 12:30; free

Feb. 6th – 11th – Motown the Musical, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Broadway across Canada; http://queenelizabeth.theatervancouver.com/

Feb. 8th – Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, Vancouver Playhouse, 7:30 pm; 8 people share their thoughts and passions – fast paced; ticketstonight.ca

Feb. 8th – March 10th – Fun Home, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; a coming of age musical; artsclub.com

Feb. 10th – Defeating the Evolution of Cancer: Measurements, Math and Lessons from Microbesm, Professor Samuel Aparicio, UBC,  Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Feb. 13th –  Music Talks with Neil Ritchie, Dolly Parton, West Van Library, 10:30 am to 12:30; free

Feb. 15th – March 15th – Chutzpah 2018 Festival; dance, music, theatre, comedy; chutzpahfestival.com

Feb. 20th – Music Talks with Neil Ritchie, Freddie Mercury, West Van Library, 10:30 am to 12:30; free

Feb. 21st – March 3rd – An Almost Holy Picture, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Feb. 24th – Risk to Democracy When the Fourth Estate Comes Under Attack, Professor Peter W. Klein, UBC; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Feb. 27th –  Music Talks with Neil Ritchie, Marilyn Horn, West Van Library, 10:30 am to 12:30; free

 

 

 

 

January 2018 – Things To Do in Vancouver

Jan. 1st – Polar Bear Swim – English Bay

Jan 1st – 6th – Bright Nights Christmas Train, Stanley Park, evenings

Jan. 1st – 6th – Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights; 4:30 – 10:00 pm

Jan. 1st – 6th – East Van Panto:  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, York Theatre; thecultch.com

Jan. 1st – 13th – Beauty and the Beast, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club, artsclub.com

Jan. 9th – 27th – Hot Brown Honey, York Theatre; smash hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival; tickets at thecultch.com

Jan. 10th – 20th – The Pipeline Project; Firehall Arts Centre; play about the ongoing political battles around pipeline expansion; firehallartscentre.ca

Feb. 16th/17th – Onegin, Kay Meek Centre; Arts Club Theatre Company On Tour; kaymeek.com

Jan. 16th – 20th – Black Boys, Historic Theatre, The Cultch; Buddies in Bad Times Theatre/Saga Collectif (Toronto); thecultch.com

Jan. 17th – Feb. 4th – Reassembled, Slightly Askew, VanCity Culture Lab; new kind of story-telling; thecultch.com

Jan. 24th – 28th – I’m Not Here; HIstoric Theatre; thecultch.com

Jan. 25th – Feb. 4th – Sleeping Beauty Dreams; Presentation House Theatre; Mexico’s famed Marionetas de la Esquina; phtheatre.org

Jan. 25th – Feb. 25th – Jitters, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; raucous comedy; artsclub.com

Jan. 26th – Feb. 11th – Topdog/Underdog; Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Centre; Arts Club; competition between 2 African-American brothers; artsclub.com

Jan. 26th – Feb. 11th – Merrily We Roll Along, Jericho Arts Centre; traditional showbiz musical turned on its head; unitedplayers.com

Jan. 27th Afghanistan Up Close & from Afar: An Afghan Journalist Reports for the New York Times, Mr. Ruhullah Khpalwak, Afghan Journalist; Vancouver Institute Lecture, 8:15 pm, Lecture Hall No. 2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC, free; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

Jan. 27th – Feb. 10th – Shit, Firehall Arts Centre; women and girls who defy gender demarcations; firehallartscentre.ca

Jan. 30th – Music Talks with Neil Ritchie, Sarah Vaughan, West Van Library, 10:30 am to 12:30; free

Jan. 30th – Feb. 3rd – Dublin Oldschool – Emmet Kirwan (Ireland); The Cultch Historic Theatre; pushfestival.ca

December 2017 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Dec. 1st – 24th – The Day Before Christmas; Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; artsclub.com

Dec. 1st – 29th – Gingerbread Lane, Hyatt Regency Hotel

Dec. 1st – 31st – Cirque du Soleil: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities; Big Top, Concord Pacific Plaza; cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

Dec. 1st – 31st – Onegin, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; artsclub.com

Dec. 1st – 31st – Christmas at Canada Place, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Dec. 1st – Jan. 6th – Bright Nights Christmas Train, Stanley Park, evenings

Dec. 1st – Jan. 6th – Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights; 4:30 – 10:00 pm

Dec. 1st – Jan. 6th – East Van Panto:  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, York Theatre; thecultch.com

Dec. 5th to 22nd – Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre with Ronnie Burkett – always amazing; thecultch.com

Dec. 7th – Jan. 13th – Beauty and the Beast, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club, artsclub.com

Dec. 13th- Hilary Clinton Live, Vancouver Convention Centre (West); 11:00 am; $89 – $3,000; https://reg.conexsys.com/hcv17

Dec. 19th – 23rd – Christmas Presence; Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Coming:

Jan. 1st – Polar Bear Swim – English Bay