Picks of the Week – April 25, 2018

Our final week of April goes out with a bang, bright weather and plenty of entertainment in the picks of the week, what more could we ask for?

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 the month.

Suspense: Stephen King’s thriller Misery brings a fright  to the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until May 5th, and the sibling rivalry of Me and You is at the Goldcorp Stage until May 6th.

Rock: Glaswegian indie rockers, The Fratellis, kick off their North American tour in support of their latest “In Our Own Sweet Time” at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night


Circus: Saturday night, the Chan Centre becomes the big top as Australia’s Circa contemporary circus is joined onstage by France’s Debussy String Quartet

Rap: American rap phenom Post Malone brings his beats to Rogers Arena on Friday night

Comedy: Looking for some killer laughs and murderous improv? Check out Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports League in repertoire with the VTSL’s other hilarious games and shows

Double:The Cultch has a pair of shows running April 17 – 29; The Explanation at the Culture Lab and World Without Us at the Historic Theatre.

James & Jamesy – In The Dark

Clowning: Comedic duo, James and Jamesy bring their one-of-a-kind performance to Red Gate Review Stage for a one night only performance of James & Jamesy In The Dark on Friday night

Tale: Aaron, the James in James & Jamesy, performs his solo show Thunderfoot, an autobiographical fairy tale to Red Gate Review Stage on Granville Island, from April 26 – 28.

Kicks: Can Whitecaps FC recover from their winless streak? See if they gain 3 points when they host Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Friday evening

Opera: From April 28 – May 6, Vancouver Opera Festival “Russian White Nights” celebrates Russian themed composers and operas.

Mutt:  Onstage until May 5th at The Firehall Arts Centre, Métis Mutt, an autobiographical recount of creator Sheldon Elter’s life through comedy, songs and vignettes.

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.

Colour: It may not feel like spring but a visit to the Abbotsford Tulip Festivalwill brighten up your mood with 10 acres covered in millions of blooms until May 3rd.

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

Pop: Friday night at River Rock Show Theatre, Abra Cadabra pays tribute to the greatest hits of Abba.

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