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Vancouver Fashion Week From Sept. 18 to 23, Spring/Summer 2013 collections from across the country, and fashion capitals around the world, hit the catwalk in Vancouver. In addition to more than 20 Canadian designers, be sure to check out the urban-indigenous designs of Uganda’s Charles Kasozi (pictured). The designer resides in Kampala, but with the help of the Bavubuka Foundation, a photo shoot in Vancouver led to Kaswear being featured in the New York publication Young African Visionaries. His mother, a tailor and textile specialist, showed him different types of techniques for stitch work as well as easy ways to develop complex designs at the age of 14. Experimentation with different textiles and materials created the avant-garde looks he is now known for, combining his refined style with recycled, natural, organic and indigenous materials. The ‘Ras Kasozi’ flavor has taken Uganda fashion scene by storm, including the Kampala music scene. Other international designers to catch include Gretchen Jones from the US and Taisuke Kohji from Japan. VFW takes place at the Chinese Cultural Centre (50 E Pender). Passes and schedule at VanFashionWeek.com
Whole Foods fair Enjoy delicious all-natural and organic foods and sample products from more than 55 vendors at the Whole Foods Market’s Living Naturally Fair at the store’s 1675 Robson location on Sept. 15 and 16. There will also be live music and cooking demonstrations on everything from smoothies to pasta to food preservation. The Saturday Chef schedule is 11am to noon, Healthy Eating Recipes with Derek Sarno; 12:30 to 1:30, Smoothies with Lucritia Schanfarber; 2 to 3, Healthy Eating with Eden Macdonald; and 3:30 to 4:30, Kale for the Young at Heart with Tricia Sedgwick. Sunday Chef schedule: 11am to noon, Food Preservation with Andrea Potter; 12:30 to 1:30, Smoothies with Suzanne Serwatuk; 2 to 3, Steak and Salad with Lindsay Christianson; and 3:30 to 4:30, Wheely Good Pasta: The Basics with Julia Spitale. The Living Naturally Fair is 10am to 5pm both days. Free.
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Vintage record convention Finally, a place where you can locate all those hard to find songs on record, CD, tape, 8-track, or pretty much any format. The record convention at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial) will have nearly 100 tables filled with everything music related. Admission is $3. Open 11am to 5pm. It’s recommended to arrive early. To book a table or for info call Neptune Records 604-324-1229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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McLachlan sets stage for young musicians Stevie Nicks and Bill Clinton top lineup for Voices in the Park By Kelsey Klassen
hen Sarah McLachlan was 17, she stood on a small stage in Halifax with her band, The October Game, for the first time, and found her voice. Looking out into the audience and seeing 400 people smiling back at her, the beloved Canadian singer says that was when she finally felt she had value. It was through childhood music lessons, and ultimately pursuing music as her passion, that McLachlan overcame the self-doubt and isolation of being bullied and unpopular in school. And the 44-year-old Vancouver resident says she still leans on music to get her through tough times. Now, she has called together some of her most diverse and fascinating friends to raise money for a school that she hopes can instill the same confidence in children. Stevie Nicks, Bryan Adams, Jann Arden and local act Hey Ocean! are just some of the artists that acknowledge the importance of music education in children as well, and they will be taking the stage at Brockton Fields in Stanley Park this
Sarah McLachlan’s Voices in the Park concert will raise money for her music school, which provides free programs for Vancouver youth. Supplied photo Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15. Dubbed Voices in the Park, there’s one voice in particular, joining the all-day concert lineup, that has everyone intrigued. Especially with the clock ticking towards the American elections in November. President Bill Clinton — respected orator and talented saxophonist — briefly considered a career in music before making the fateful decision to focus on politics at the age of 16. “I think he forgot what time of year it was when he said yes all those months ago,” McLachlan laughs over the phone with WE. “We’re absolutely thrilled that he’s
able to make it. Music education is very important to him, so he’ll probably talk about that.” Established in 2001, the free school provides a safe and inspirational learning environment for children who would otherwise have no outlet for musical expression (it’s the only of its kind in BC). With arts funding being one of the first cuts in hard economic times, the independent school provides children, Grades 4 to 12, with lessons in various instruments, voice, choir and songwriting. McLachlan gratefully acknowledges the help of the Wolverton Foundation, which donated and
renovated the gleaming 16,000 square-feet building just off Main Street at 7th. Taking up the entire second floor of the multi-storey building, SoM now has freshly appointed music labs, choir and band rooms, and, most important to its visionary, a grand 175-seat performance space where her students can have their own moments of selfdiscovery. Her voice fills with passion as the mother of two “very musical” girls describes the learning curve associated with the business end of running a school. “I’m head fundraiser,” she chuckles.
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FALL HOT TICKETS Get swept away by ‘this force that is flamenco’ By Martha Perkins
t’s one of those hot summer nights but the warmth emanating from Centro Flamenco has nothing to do with the weather. As Rosario Ancer takes her 20 students through their dance steps at the Alma Street studio, the intensity of the movements builds into the final crescendo of well-clad feet stomping repetitively on the wooden floor. First it’s the hands — fingers fanning in and out in a delicate swirling motion. Then it’s the perfectly arched toes accompanied by a tap of the opposite heel. The hips have no option but to sway in tandem. Uno, dos, tres, cuatro; uno, dos, tres, cuatro. Now the hands come together in a clap, adding an even more pronounced sense of passion to each move. There’s no anger in the stomps, only a determined purposefulness. The hips move with a sensual grace that’s far removed from the overt sexuality of other types of dance forms. “Don’t mess with me,” the dance says, offering both a challenge and an invitation. “I am strong and you must accept my strength. But when you do, you
Highlights of Flamenco Fest include: • Sept. 20, 8pm: Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble, Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, $30/$25 • Sept. 21, 8pm: Montreal’s highly innovative flamenco company La Otra Orilla and local favourites, Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, $30/$25 • Sept. 22, 8pm: “Del Quivir” by Spain’s Angeles Gabaldón and performance by Flamenco Rosario, Vancouver Playhouse, 8 pm, $55/$50 • Sept. 23, 7pm: La Musica del Flamenco: Guitarist Victor Kolstee hosts Alicia Acuña and guitarist Raul Cantizano, Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club
will see my beauty.” This is the power of flamenco dancing. “You celebrate who you are — big or small, tall or short, young or old,” says Ancer, who with her guitarist husband Victor Kolstee, is the driving force behind Flamenco Rosario and the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival from Sept. 17 to 23. (She’s hosting a free dance lecture and demonstration at the Vancouver library on Sept. 17 at 8pm.) “Flamenco puts me in a special place,” she says. “When I’m performing and get involved with the music, I get swept by this force that is flamenco. You feel part of a whole... I feel I’m part of the universe. It puts me in a place where there’s no sense of self. It’s just pure joy.” For details and tickets go to VancouverFlamencoFestival.org. For information on Rosario’s dance and guitar lessons, go to CentroFlamenco.com.
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hen I first started performing in drag 12 years ago, friends said I looked like Barbra Streisand. I think it had something to do with my nose! After her voice, Barbra Streisand is (arguably) best known for her nose. Barbra’s gloriously elongated nose has helped redefine the definition of beauty. Streisand’s looks opened the door for other ethnic and non-
traditional-looking actresses. Some find Barbra Streisand to be incredibly beautiful; some think she is unattractive. In retrospect, like it or not, the Streisand profile is her trademark and makes her instantly recognizable. I think that’s why I love her so much — she is a person of passionate convictions and opinions that she is not afraid to share or change for anyone! It is impossible to number all my favorite moments that Barbra Streisand has given to me and her loyal fans. But some of
my favorites include her duet with Gay icon Judy Garland “Get Happy” and “Happy Days Are Here Again” from The Judy Garland Show in 1963 , her song “Don’t Rain On My Parade” in “Funny Girl,” and her unforgettable on-screen pairing with Robert Redford in The Way We Were. when she brushed the hair from his face.... That ending still gets to me every time! She is an artist of unparalleled accomplishments in multiple entertainment fields. Streisand —and her nose — are
one of a kind! Vivian Von BrokenHymen will be appearing and hosting the 10th anniversary Heart and Soul 2012 fundraiser for the Heart Of Richmond AIDS Society on Saturday, October 20 at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel. Tickets and information at HeartAndSoulFundraiser.com. Barbra Streisand is sharing her magic with Vancouver fans on Oct. 29 at Rogers Arena, with Chris Botti and Il Volvo. Tickets available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.ca and 1-855-985-5000.
Choreographer of viral proposal video to speak at next Public Salon By Martha Perkins
ho knew that Sam Sullivan was such a hopeless romantic? Of the 15,537,850 YouTube hits on “Best Marriage Proposal Ever?’, the former Vancouver mayor must account for at least a dozen of them. “Sam loves this video because it is very sweet and is a community driven outpouring of love for a wonderful couple,” says his partner Lynn Zanatta. Sullivan and Zanatta have invited the choreorgrapher of the viral “Isaac’s Live Lip Dub Proposal” video to be one of the speakers at their next Public Salon on September 20. Gina Morris is the mastermind behind the lip dub dance (“Marry You” by Bruno Mars) that Isaac Lamb uses when he corrals a group of friends to help him propose to his girlfriend, Amy Frankel. In the video’s final moments, Isaac tells Amy, “You have already given me a lifetime of happiness. Will you let me spend the rest of my life trying to do for you the same? Will you marry me?” Here is the line-up for the Sept. 20 Public Salon. • Rudy Buttignol, who transformed the Knowledge Network into a force for independent film producers, will ask whether the greatest threat to community is oppression from without or irrelevance from within. • Rick Antonson will consider what inspiration we could gain from the visionary architects of ancient cathedrals who knew they would never live to see their buildings completed. • Best-selling author Dr. Gabor Mate has worked in the Downtown Eastside and addiction medicine and will share insights on life and aging. • Devon Brooks defied skeptics when she made a prosperous business out of Blo Blow Dry Bar but she has a deeper message of overcoming that she is compelled to share. • Timothy Taylor is a Vancouver author that is gaining the attention of the world who will explore the meaning of mercy. • Tim Laidler returned to UBC from the turbulence of war in Afghanistan and now helps young veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. • Jem Garrard is a young Vancouver filmmaker who is winning awards and recognition for her creativity. • Come early and hear Jeffrey Luo, a multiple award-winning pianist who has played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Not bad for 11 years old. Jeffrey will be playing as the doors open at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre from 7 - 7:30 pm. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Meet the speakers at a $90 pre-salon dinner. Tickets available at PublicSalon.org.
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lmost every night from September 18 to October 17, Rebecca Northan is going on a blind date. Every night, in the quest to find a connection with the possible love of her life, she’ll expose some of the most vulnerable sides to her personality in the hopes that by sharing with a stranger her aspirations, he’ll respond in kind. Well, that’s not quite how it will work. Northan is an actress who has created a clown character named Mimi, “a Parisian temptress,” for a theatre piece called Blind Date. The premise is that every night during the performance’s run at The Cultch, she’ll arrive at the East End theatre for a blind date, only to discover that her date doesn’t show up. Since “the date must go on”, she chooses a man from the audience and there, on stage, they turn those myriad of awkward moments of a blind date into theatre. “It’s really, really sweet,” says The Cultch’s artistic director Heather Redfern. “The thing it really talks about the most for me is people’s vulnerability. It talks about being good to one another, especially when you’re with a stranger. They won’t open up to you unless you open up to them.” By its premise, every night of the show is different. There are some people, however, who believe that it’s somehow been fixed and come night after night, only to discover that it hasn’t been scripted. Northan does, however, mingle with the audience before each night’s performance to get a sense of who she can ask on her date. “She’s looking for a certain type of openness,” says Redfern. Bravery, too. It’s not everyone who will go on a date under the theatre’s bright lights. But Redfern says not to worry. “Mimi is so vulnerable and she creates a safety mechanism for the guy.” Because Mimi and her date get to know each other over a glass of wine, The Cultch has a special permit licence so audience members can share a glass with them.
Rebecca Northan plays Mimi, a seductive Parisian clown who lures men from the audience to replace her absentee date. Greg Tjepkema photo
Blind Date runs Sept. 18 to 23, 25 to 30 and Oct. 2 to 7 at 8pm. There are post-show talkbacks on Sept. 19 and 25. The Cultch’s 2012 season continues with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, when a different actor every night explores Iranian playwright’s observations of the Iran/Iraq war (Sept. 19 to 30); Cozy Catastophe, “an apocalyptic satirical comedy” (Oct. 22 to Nov. 4); Gold Mountain, a story of the joys and tribulations of Chinese Immigrants (Oct. 23 to Nov. 4); Dickens’ Women, with Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sproat in the Harry Potter movies) portraying 40+ of Dickens’ characters (Nov. 15 to Dec. 1); the “gravity-defying” Leo (Dec. 4 to 15); The Christmas Carol Project, Brass Monkey’s musical tribute to the Dickens classic; and Blackbird Theatre’s adaptation of the Moliere comedy, Don Juan (Dec. 26 to Jan. 26). TheCultch.com
September 13 – 19, 2012
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Amaluna: The Tempest with a little Mamma Mia! and Wonder Woman By Shawn Conner
rapeze artists, gymnasts, unicyclists — in some ways, Amaluna is business as usual for Cirque du Soleil. But where the company’s latest production differs from past efforts such as Kooza and Zumanity is in the cast. For the first time, a Cirque show is predominantly made up of female performers — 70 per cent women. “In other shows, it’s usually the other way around,” says Amaluna company manager Jamie Reilly. “It was really [Cirque founder] Guy Laliberte’s wish to put women at the forefront of this production,” says Reilly. “He wanted to demonstrate the very facets of womanhood, how delicate they are and how powerful.” (The band, too, is 100 per cent female.) Amaluna, which premieres in Vancouver Nov. 23, has a female-centric storyline that borrows elements from Shakespeare’s The Tempest with a little bit of Mamma Mia! and Wonder Woman thrown in. On an island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon, Queen Prospera is overseeing her daughter Miranda’s coming-of-age ceremony. But, thanks to a storm, a boatload of young men washes up on the island and a suitor for Miranda emerges. Romeo pursues the young woman through numerous trials, setbacks, costume
changes and awe-inspiring feats of athletic prowess. Also, there is a dastardly juggler, Cali. Director/creator Diane Paulus has a theatre background. Reilly says she wanted the show to have a dramatic storyline that still demonstrates the strength and delicacy of women. “Cali pushes Miranda and Romeo through various trials, and there are very delicate and romantic moments. But you go through a variety of emotions during Amaluna. One of the tribes is the Amazons, a group of girls who do an uneven bars number which is strong and beautiful.” The show might be a great mother-daughter bonding experience, but it isn’t just meant for a female audience. “When people watch a Cirque show, there is a storyline,” says Reillly. “But there are few spoken words because one of the things we like at Cirque is to let the viewer live their own experience. For Amaluna, everyone can find their own complicity with the show. We still do have men, and they’re very strong and amazing. This is where I think men would love the show as much as women would.” Amaluna premieres under the blue and yellow big top at Concord Pacific Plaza on Nov. 23 and runs to Dec. 9. Tickets range from $24.50 for children up to $130 for premium tickets. Tapis Rouge (VIP experience) tickets are $178.50 for children and $255 for adults. Convenience fees extra. CirqueDuSoleil.com
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The following are some of the many highlights of the 2012/2013 Season. For a complete concert listing visit the VSO online at www.vancouversymphony.ca.
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September 13 – 19, 2012
FALL HOT TICKETS THEATRE BARD ON THE BEACH $21-$145 from BardontheBeach.org or 604-739-0559 • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: The ultimate battle of the sexes! Fiery, hot-tempered Kate faces off in a crackling battle of wits with the only man who can tame her. Sept. 13, 15, 16. • KING JOHN: King John plots to stay one move ahead in this game of high-stakes chess where the winner takes the crown. Sept. 13, 15. • MACBETH: Seductive prophecy and devastating ambition are the forces that drive this dark and powerful tragedy. Sept. 14. • THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: It’s 1968 and the merry wives of Windsor, Ontario plot their hilarious revenge on the wickedly charming rogue Sir John Falstaff. Sept. 14.
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Iliza Shlesinger Sept 20-23 Tickets to this Special Show are $13-20 (tax incl.) available at the box ofﬁce in advance 604-696-9857
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$15-$28 from PHTheatre.org 333 Chesterfield • DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU: Warren Kimmel chronicles his remarkable career in this eclectic, funny, and bitter-sweet musical cabaret. Wendy Bross Stuart (music director/piano), Tess Neff (vocals), Phil Belanger (percussion), Alison Dalton (bass). Oct. 5, 6. • MY MOTHER’S STORY: Although most of us believe we know our mother’s story, how much value do we give her story before we were in it? Based on the lives of real women, it looks at the complicated relationships we hold with the most important woman in our lives. Oct. 17-28.
19-22, 25-30), 2pm (Sept. 23 and 30). $26 • COZY CATASTROPHE: As human civilization crumbles, four strangers make a desperate last stand in Theatre Melee’s dark comedy. Oct. 22-Nov. 4, 8pm. $30 • GOLD MOUNTAIN: The epic journey from rural China, to war-torn Liverpool, and through the horrors of an Atlantic Convoy, is a story of friendship, addiction and adversity. Oct. 23-Nov. 4, 8pm Oct. 23-27, Oct. 30-Nov. 3), 2pm (Oct. 28 and Nov. 4). $17
FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE FireHallArtsCentre.ca 280 East Cordova • WHAT I IMAGINED + NO COMMENT: Anne Cooper with Mirae Rosner, inhabiting states of being, sounds, forms, motion and a story of an ancestor. Plus, a solo dance work moves from innocence to wisdom creating a blend of sadness and hope, mystery and release. Sept. 21 and 22, 9pm. $16-$32 • CHELSEA HOTEL: Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music and lyrics are the heartbeat an illusory world full of enchantment, desire, passion and love. Sept. 28-Nov. 3, 8pm (Tues-Fri), 5pm (Sat), 9pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun) and 1pm (Wed). $17
METRO THEATRE MetroTheatre.com 1370 Marine • RELATIVELY SPEAKING: To Sept. 22. $15-$23 • I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT: Sept. 29-Oct. 27, 8pm. $15-$23
ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY
$29-$55 at 604-687-1644 or ArtsClub.com. • CLYBOURNE PARK: This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each has won nearly every honour the theatre has to give. Sept. 6-Oct. 7 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 7:30pm (Tues), 8pm (Wed-Sat) and 2pm (Wed, Sat and Sun). • MASTER CLASS: Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas, this Tony Award–winning play opens in a master class at Juilliard, where the tempestuous yet vulnerable diva muses on her past — her transformation from stocky to sleek, triumphs at La Scala, feuds with rival singers, and a doomed affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Sept. 27-Oct. 27 at the Granville Island Stage, 8pm (Mon, Wed-Sat), 7:30pm (Tues), 2pm (Sat). $29-$49 • SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER: Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identities abound in Goldsmith’s classic comedy of manners. Oct. 18-Nov. 18 at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 8pm (Mon, Wed-Sat), 7:30 (Tues), 2pm (Sat). $29-$49
PacificTheatre.org or 604-731-5518 1440 W. 12 • THE SPITFIRE GRILL: A young woman leaves prison, only to learn that a second chance isn’t easy to come by. Sept. 21-Oct. 27, 8pm (Wed-Sat), 2pm (Sat matinees). $17.99-$29.99. • WITTENBERG: Dr. Faustus, Hamlet, and Martin Luther walk into a bar… and the rest is history. Sort of. A staged reading in the tradition of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Oct. 31-Nov. 10, 8pm (Wed-Sat), 2pm (Saturday matinées). $17.99-$29.99
THE CULTCH TheCultch.com 1895 Venables • NORTHERN VISIONS: STANDING WAVE ENSEMBLE: Join Standing Wave on a circumpolar expedition through a vast, echoing landscape of music inspired by the physical and metaphorical aspects of the North. Oct. 11, 8pm. $17-$22 • WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT: 30-year-old Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, which dissects the experience of an entire Iranian generation. Sept. 19-30, 8pm (Sept.
THEATRE AT UBC Theatre.UBC.ca 6354 Crescent Road • THE DUCHESS: AKA WALLIS SIMPSON: An extravagant and inspired epic takes us into a wonderland where Kings and Queens dance the Black Bottom, Faerie creatures demand blood, and Empires are given up for love. Sept. 20-Oct. 6, 7:30pm. $10-$22 • THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER: MA Theatre alumna Fannina Waubert de Puiseau has adapted Goethe’s classic Romantic novel about his unrequited love for a married woman. Oct. 17-20, 7:30pm. $10-$22
THEATRE LA SEIZIEME Seizieme.ca • PORC-ÉPIC: Winner of the Governor General’s Award as well as the Prix Michel-Tremblay, Porcupine is a festive tragedy where people of different stripes collide and learn to accompany one another on the road to loneliness, possibility and vulnerability. Oct. 16-27, 8pm at Studio 16 (1545 W. 7). $27-$53
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Global Dance Connections series Contemporary dance from Vancouver, Montreal, Europe and Japan photo: battery opera performance/Par B.L.eux by Annabel Vergne
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Noon hour shows: ballet, ﬂamenco, African, and more
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*Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K. 493
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Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 8pm *Thursday, Sep 20 at 2pm
Vetta Chamber Music West Point Grey United Church
4595 West 8th Ave (at Tolmie) Tickets: 1.866.863.6250 or at the door learn more about Vetta: vettamusic.com Program subject to change.
September 13 – 19, 2012
FALL HOT TICKETS â€˘ LA FACE CACHĂ‰E DE LA LUNE: An atmospheric soundscape by Laurie Anderson propulsed by the theatrical alchemy of Robert Lepage, The Far Side of the Moon is a gravity-defying dive into childhood memories and the Space Race. Nov. 1-10, 8pm at the Goldcorp Centres (149 West Hastings). $27-$53
INDEPENDENT THEATRE HEROES The FOG Theatre presents Tom Stoppardâ€™s razor sharp, Olivier award-winning comedy in Coal Harbour. Three masters of their craft play hilarious, cantankerous WWI veterans holed up in a military hospital. To Sept. 30 at the Performing Arts Lodge (581 Cardero). $25 from BrownPaperTickets.com.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW Lucy, like all proper young British ladies of the Edwardian era, is compelled to tour Europe with an older chaperone, her cousin Charlotte. United Players. Sept. 7-30 at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery), 8pm. $16-$20 from 604-224-8007 or UnitedPlayers.com.
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS 12 diverse artists. 6 unusual pairs. 2 weeks to create. An interdisciplinary performance series designed to fuse genres and push artistic boundaries. Sept. 27-29 at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright). $19-$25 BriefEncounters.ca.
A BEAUTIFUL VIEW Governor General Award-winner Daniel MacIvor explores the intangibles of love. Sept. 26-29 at SFU Woodwards (149 West Hastings). $22-$29 from SFUWoodwards.ca.
MATH OUT LOUD Bringing together both pop and historical mathematical cultures, the entertaining 75-minute multi-media production uses comedy and original music. Sept. 29 at Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 West 41st), 11am and 2pm. $10-$15 from MathOutLoud.ca.
A TOMB WITH A VIEW A dusty lawyer reads a will to a sinister family. One member has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga like Julius Caesar and a third is a gentle old lady who plants more than just seeds in her flowerbeds. Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 8pm at Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright). Matinee: Oct. 28, 2pm. $14-$18 from BrownPaperTickets.com.
THE NUMBER 14 The wacky, zany, side-splitting world-renowned show is based on the â€œadventuresâ€? of a unique collection of people who are the passengers of the #14 bus. Oct. 25-Nov. 18 at the Waterfront Theatre (Cartwright Street), 8pm. Matinees: Saturday and Sunday, 2pm. $29-$42 from AxisTheatre.com.
ETERNAL HYDRA Anton Piatigorskyâ€™s fascinating, award-winning play opens Touchstoneâ€™s 2012/13 season. Sex, identity politics and the myth of genius are some of the themes tackled. Nov. 2-11 at Studio 16 (1555 W. 7th). $22-$27 from FirehallArtsCentre.ca or 604-689-0926.
nite possibilities of movement and multimedia. Sept. 29 and 30, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse (601 Cambie). $38-$70 from DanceHouse.ca. â€˘ KIDD PIVOT: Based on motifs from Shakespeareâ€™s The Tempest, Crystal Pite stages a game of revenge and forgiveness; reality and imagination. Exploring these motifs in two contexts: a maquette of Shakespeareâ€™s island as a metaphor for isolation, captivity, and desire; and a nostalgic cityscape that evokes longing. Feb. 15 and 16, 8pm at at the Vancouver Playhouse (601 Cambie). $38-$70, DanceHouse.ca.
DANCE CENTRE TheDanceCentre.ca or 604-684-2787 677 Davie â€˘ SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE OPEN HOUSE: A day of free open classes, workshops, studio showings, performances and special events featuring dance genres including contemporary, ballet, jazz, capoeira, classical East Indian, swing, hip hop, salsa and more. Sept. 15 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 10:30am7pm. Free admission. â€˘ AERIOSA: Spectacular aerial dance shows bring together the athleticism of rock climbing and the grace and artistry of dance. Sept. 27 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 12pm. $10-$12, TicketsTonight.ca â€˘ BALLET BC: Bold and innovative, Ballet BC presents a varied repertoire of contemporary ballets which combine the rigour of classical technique with a cutting-edge approach. Oct. 25 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 12pm. $10-$12 from TicketsTonight. ca or 604-684-2787.
INDEPENDENT DANCE DANCE ALLSORTS 15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Performances from past Dance Allsorts all-stars. A community dance party will follow. Sept. 13 at Heritage Hall (3102 Main). Free for members, donations for non-members. NewWorks.ca
SUSANA DOMINGUES/ TANGO VANCOUVER Dance performances drawn together with a provocative narrative exploring tangoâ€™s dynamic past and present. Oct. 21 at the Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews), 2pm. Donations at the door, $5-$15 for advance tickets for reserve seating from EventBrite.com.
ASTRID HADAD Y LOS TARZANES - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Cabaret diva-comedienne and performance artist Astrid Hadad celebrates The Day of the Dead in an extraordinarily creative way â€“ accompanied by Los Tarzanes. Oct. 25-26 at the Vogue Theatre (918 Granville), 8pm. $37-$45 from VogueTheatre.com or 604-569-1144. MundoMundo.com.
AWĂ A: PROJECT XII Spellbinding, exciting, percussive, at times funny and sad, and hauntingly beautiful. Oct. 24-26, 8pm and Oct. 27-28, 2pm at Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (950 W. 41st). $22-$30 from TicketsTonight.ca, 604-257-5111 or ChutzpahFestival.com.
AMALUNA Cirque du Soleilâ€™s mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Nov. 23-Dec. 9 at Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific). $33-$104.50 from CirqueduSoleil.com.
RASTA THOMASâ€™ BAD BOYS OF DANCE Professional dancers from the Broadway stage, from Cirque du Soleil and even finalists from So You Think You Can Dance. Includes Vancouver-born dancer Alexei Geronimo. Centre for Performing Arts, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
CONCERTS â€˘ ROXETTE: Sept. 12 at Rogers Arena, 7:30pm. $19.99-$75 at LiveNation. com. â€˘ AN EVENING WITH SLOAN: Sept. 14 at the Commodore, 9:30pm. $25 from Zulu Records and LiveNation.com. â€˘ HOT CHIP WITH GUESTS YACHT: Sept. 15 and 16 at the Commodore, 9:30pm. $38.50 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ VOICES IN THE PARK: Sept. 15 at Stanley Park, 2pm, special youth prices. VoicesInThePark.com â€˘ JASON MRAZ: Sept. 21 at Rogers Arena, 7:30pm. $29.50-$65 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ JOSS STONE WITH GUESTS
VINTAGE TROUBLE: Sept. 27 at the Commodore, 8:15pm. $49.50 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ MADONNA: Sept. 29 and 30 at Rogers Arena, 8pm. $45-$350 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ JENNIFER WARNES: Oct. 1 at the Vogue, &;30pm $39.50-$47.50 from 604-569-1144 or VogueTheatre.com â€˘ DEAD KENNEDYS WITH THE JOLTS AND THE LIQUOR KINGS: Oct. 2 at the Commodore, 9:30pm. $25 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Oct. 4 at Rogers Arena, 7:30pm. $44.25-$64 from Ticketmaster.ca. â€˘ MICHAEL KIWANUKA WITH YUNA AND NATHANIEL RATELIFF: Oct. 4 at the Commodore, 9pm. $18 from Zulu Records and LiveNation.com. â€˘ THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: Oct. 7 at Rogers Arena, 8pm. $46.74-$76.75 from Ticketmaster.ca. â€˘ JUSTIN BIEBER: Oct. 10 at Rogers Arena, 7pm. $36.74-$92.25 from Ticketmaster.ca. â€˘ BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND: Oct. 12 at Rogers Arena, 7:30pm. $39.50-$124.50 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ ANGĂ‰LIQUE KIDJO: Oct. 13 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 8pm. $40 from CanCentre.com. â€˘ DEFTONES: Oct. 14 at the Commodore Theatre, 9pm. $46 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ SNOW PATROL AND NOEL GALLAGHERâ€™S HIGH FLYING BIRDS: Oct. 25 at Rogers Arena, 7:30pm. $29.50-$72.50 from LiveNation.com. â€˘ STAFF BENDA BILILI: Oct. 28 at 560 Night Club. $34 from TheFestival.ca or 604-602-9798. â€˘ BARBRA STREISAND: Oct. 29 at Rogers Arena. $90-$500 from LiveNation.com.
RUFUS W A I N W R I G H T
COLONIAL Alvin ErasgaTolentino dances Colonial, his 6th fulllength solo work, a Canada-Philippines initiative conceived and spearheaded by Tolentino and Filipino theatre director Dennis Gupa. Oct. 4-6, 8pm and Oct 7, 2pm at the Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews). $18-$25, TicketsTonight.ca or 604-684-2787. CompanyErasgaDance.ca.
COMEDY â€˘ ILIZA SHLESINGER: Sept. 20-22, 8pm, Yuk Yuks (2836 Cambie). $13-$20 from 604-696-9857. â€˘ SHENG WANG: Oct. 18-20, 8pm Yuk Yuks (2836 Cambie). $13-$20 from 604-696-9857.
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