Spring has sprung! Let’s see what the new season brings to this weekend entertaining picks.
Dash: The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage breathes new life into the world of the Dashwood Sisters with its creative staging of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility by Kate Hamill, onstage until April 2nd
Mystery: Until Sunday April 2nd, the Firehall Arts Centre is presenting the Vancouver premiere of Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs, telling a haunting mystery nearly 70 years in the making.
Wizard: Continuing on stage at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre until March 26, is the Canadian premiere of Oz, a whimsical look at an imagined backstory for how L. Frank Baum might have written his best selling children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, co-presented by Carousel Theatre for Young People with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People
Comedy: This week, the new comedy Driving Me Crazy, following a family and their relationships with each other as experienced via their vehicles is on tour, crashing on stage at Shadbolt Centre for Arts in Burnaby March 21 – 22
Sun: Take off to the sun as Hawaii From Above makes a return to Fly Over Canada, bringing its lush forests and flowing waterfalls to sandy beaches and dazzling shorelines to the Canada Place attraction until April 23
Dinner: Until April 15th, Provence Marinaside’s Owner/Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia shares some of his favourite French comfort foods with diners in a unique format Provence is calling ‘Quelle Surprise’ (‘What a Surprise’).
Francophone: The 34th annual Festival du Bois is returning to Maillardville in Coquitlam this weekend, March 24-26, with a brilliant line-up of artists and performers under the tents at Mackin Park.
Gallery: Until May 14, Polygon Gallery presents As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic Curated by Elliott Ramsey, the exhibition is organized by Aperture and features more than 100 photographs from the Wedge Collection — Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists.
Sticks: Vancouver Warriors celebrate Country Night when hosting Colorado Mammoth on Saturday Night at Rogers Arena, with live music from Tim & The Glory Boys, Karen Lee Batten, Dakota Pearl and Courtney Hunt.
Wife: Opening March 24 until April 1, at Performance Works on Granville Island, Excavation Theatre’s production of What a Young Wife Ought to Know, takes an unflinching look at love, sex, class, and fertility
Ice Cream: March 23 – April 2 The Cultch Historic Theatre is excited to bring Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream by Indian Ink Theatre from New Zealand to its East Van Stage
Craft: This Saturday and Sunday, First Pick Handmade transforms Heritage Hall into a 3,300-square foot Spring Pop Up Fashion + Design Market with an exclusive and sustainable shopping experience featuring local and BC-based designers and artists, meet the creators of locally made fashion, accessories and art.
Summit: March 23- 26, Lobe Studios presents the Spring Equinox Summit with Ruby Singh and like violinist Meredith Bates, poet Brandon Wint, and storyteller Mendel Skulski over three days of events, workshops and discussions; featuring bioacoustics, sonic ecologies, and sensory-poetic relationships with plant life.
Village: The historic Burnaby Village Museum is open throughout Spring Break with special activities throughout the site until March 24th (note: Carousel is close for repairs)