Picks of the Week – April 11, 2018

We’d better see some spectacular May flowers based on these April showers, come in out of the rain and choose from these ample picks of the week to keep you entertained.

Talks: Once again, TED returns to Vancouver. Since most of us don’t have tickets to #TED2018 The Age of Amazement, Vancouver Public Libraries is livestreaming most of the sessions.

Dance: Wednesday, experience the heat and passion of Latin dance sensations, Che Malambo as they bring their powerful rhythms to Queen E Theatre

Scott Bellis, John Ng, Toby Hughes in Nine Dragons. Photo by Tim Nguyen

Mystery: The world premier of Nine Dragons, a 1920’s murder mystery set in Hong Kong opens at Gateway Theatre on Thursday, running until April 21st.

Photos: The 5th Annual Capture Photography Festival continues to bring all things photographic and lens-based to galleries and public spaces around the city throughout April.

Snow: Up the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival brings 5 days of music, arts, sports and culture to Whistler Blackcomb

Dorrance Dance

Tap:  DanceHouse brings to the stage the acclaimed American tap dance troupe Dorrance Dance for two nights, Friday and Saturday.

Balls: Vancouver Whitecaps are hoping Friday the 13th brings luck against the MLS new kids, LAFC at BC Place.

Sh!t: Boca Del Lupo’s spring micro series brings Niall and Marcus Talk About Sh!t Niall Likes for an intimate show onstage at The Fishbowl on Granville Island April 11-14.

Cuban: The Chan Centre for Performing Arts brings a thrilling double-bill, Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca on Sunday April 15th.

Once On This Island: Michael Gnansounou and Brianna Clark
Photo: Tina Clellan

Island: Fabulist Theatre brings the tropics Granville Island with Once On This Island,  running at RedCard Review Stage until April 14th

Suspense: Stephen King’s thriller Misery brings a fright  to the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until May 5th, while the Tony-Award winning family drama, The Humans is onstage at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until April 22nd and starting April 12th, the sibling rivalry of Me and You is at the Goldcorp Stage.

Cohen: The Firehall Arts Centre continues to celebrate its 35th Anniversary with its award winning Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen on stage until April 21st

Haida:  Museum of Vancouver is presenting, Haida Now. A collaboration with The Haida Gwaii Museum bring 450 works together in a one of a kind collection of Haida arts and culture, until June 15.

Culture: Musqueam, Squamish, Lil’wat, Heiltsuk, Nisga’a, Haida are collaborating for the first time so you can learn more about the cultures of these First Nations and the importance of their cultural centres at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC’s exhibition Culture at the Centre, until October 8th

Comedy: Looking for some killer laughs and murderous improv? Check out Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports League debuting April 12th


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