Winter keeps clinging on but we’ve got plenty of activities to put a spring in your step with this week’s picks.
Master: It’s the last chance before closing, March 9th, for you to interact with a Master’s great works, in a new exhibition, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience running at the Agriplex at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey.
Wizard: On stage at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre from March 1-26, 2023. Carousel Theatre for Young People is partnering with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People to present 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.
Crown: At the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, March 11, The Dogwood Monarchist Society Presents: Coronation 51 – A Night of Golden Jubilation an evening to crown the 51st Empress and Emperor and celebrate 50 years of charitable fundraising and dedicated work supporting Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community.
Dash: The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage looks into the world of the Dashwood Sisters as Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility comes to stage until April 2nd
Tomato: On stage at The Cultch Historic Theatre, the World Premiere of My Little Tomato, the boy meets boy romcom is a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre co-production in association with rice & beans theatre
Champions’: Tonight, Whitecaps FC play the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League match vs Honduras side Real C.D. España at BC Place
Pucks: Vancouver Canucks have a pair of games this week hosting Anaheim tonight and Ottawa on Saturday at Rogers Arena
Re/Play: Online, the Cultch Re/Play season continues, with the audio-only play The Year of The Cello , and the digital version of The Cafe both online now.
Gallery: From Feb. 24–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.
Fog: Gateway Theatre presents the BC premiere of Prophecy Fog by award-winning Indigenous artist Jani Lauzon, based on her voyage to the sacred site of Giant Rock in California’s Mojave Desert, the play runs March 9th to 18th.
Comedy: The new comedy Driving Me Crazy, following a family and their relationships with each other as experienced via their vehicles is on tour, crashing onto stages around Metro Vancouver, this week at Evergreen Culture Centre, Coquitlam, until March 11.
Identity: Touchstone Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Wrong Bashir, a comedy of mistaken identity, by Ismaili playwright Zahida Rahemtulla at the Firehall Arts Centre stage until March 12
Bros: The concert-style musical, Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers Story is on tour around the region, this week stopping at Chilliwack Culture Centre tonight, The ACT in Maple Ridge on March 9, Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on March 10 before closing at The Massey Theatre on March 11.
Bach: Early Music Vancouver presents Angela Hewitt: Bach, Brahms and Scarlatti live at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts March 12th
Fringe: Until March 15th, Vancouver Fringe Festival, has revived nine live-recordings as part of ‘Fringe Digital Remix’ – an online streaming showcase featuring some of the best acts of its 2022 line-up.
Festival: Opening tonight, until March 11th, The OR Festival by Fabulist Theatre, features the world premiere of ten dynamic, representative, original 10-minute plays written, dramaturgy, directed and performed by diverse, dynamic local Vancouver artists at Jericho Arts Centre
Sun: Need some sun? Take off 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
Improv: The Improv Centre has plenty of programming to add to your Spring laughs; Date Night Thursdays, with special tribute tonight to International Women’s Day and Ladies against Humanity March 15.