Picks of the Week – May 1, 2019

Have those April showers brought us May flowers? Get out and experience the blooming spring entertainment in the picks of the week

Taste: This evening, join Tasting Plates Fraser & Main to eat your way around the East Van neighbourhood and see what the area’s chefs and eateries have to offer.

Things: There’s just a days left to catch, Zee Zee Theatre’s Dead People’s Things a poignant, darkly comic tale based on true events is a reflection on the stories behind the things we collect as we go through life, until May 5th at Studio 17.

LEGO: BrickCan – Western Canada’s largest LEGO Exhibition-returns for year 4 to the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond May 4 and 5.

Youth: Until May 4th, The Cultch’s Youth Panel brings IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival to The Cultch’s Historic and Vancity Culture Lab. 

Some Assembly Theatre – REWIRE Photo: Emily Cooper

Premiere: Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHYTAG (Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group) present the world premiere of their newest production,  REWIRE, from May 1 to May 4 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Out:  Bed & Breakfast is a comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home, catch it before it closes May 4th at Granville Island Stage.

Ballers: The Great Leap explores a 1989 exhibition basketball game in Beijing at The Arts Club BMO Theatre Centre until May 19th.

Film: DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary Film Festival, returns to Vancouver for the 18th annual festival May 2nd through May 12th in cinemas around town.

The Show at ECUAD

Art: Celebrate the Class of 2019 at The Show at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the public exhibition of graduating student works

Water: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in downtown Vancouver presents the new exhibit, qa? y?xw – water honours us: Womxn and Waterways until October 2, 2019

Opera: The Vancouver Opera Festival – Fairytales & Fales continues until May 5th with performances of the mainstage operas Faust and La Cenerentola (Cinderella) plus much more.

Improv: Vancouver Theatresports slays audiences with laughter at Throne and Games – The Last Laugh featuring some familiar characters along with a myriad of unexpected plot twists as suggested by the audience.

Jericho: Edward Bond’s The Sea, comes ashore at the Jericho Arts Centre, presented by The Slamming Door Artist Collective, from May 2nd to 19th.

Mentors: Emergence Weekend, a mentorship program for young women seeking to learn about the music business, is presenting two free special events for the public on the subject; WOMEN ON MUSIC: FOUR VOICES on May 3, and SHARI ULRICH IN DISCUSSION WITH CBC’S SHERYL MacKAY on May 4.


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