All Arts Events

Feb 4 Wed
The Keith Richards One Woman Show
Feb 4-7, 8 pm
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, Burnaby
The Keith Richards One Women Show Suitcase in Point Theatre Mona loves The Stones. She can’t get enough of Keith Richards. She’s pretty-well obsessed. She’s also not sleeping. She is going with Keith Richards to a boat in the middle of nowhere. A chain-smoking, prophesying Richards summons rollicking memories to show this small-town, sleep-deprived “Keith junky,” that you can’t emulate your heroes. “I wanted to be Chuck Berry, baby, and then I met the f****r.” Inspired by his legendary image and outrageous endurance, The Keith Richards One Woman Show is a swishy-swashy Jack Daniels toast to getting by just as you are. Performed by Deanna Jones, Mona’s ‘trip’ through Keith’s life from boyhood to drug-bust (Toronto 1977) includes run-ins with Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Gram Parsons and a giant tongue. A live rock score, played by Kevin Richardson, invokes the world of the Stones and, in particular, the raw sounds of Keith.
Feb 4 Wed
The Last Five Years
Feb 4-14
PAL Theatre
8th floor, 581 Cardero, Vancouver
Broadway's Eponine Diana Kaarina and We Will Rock You's Danny Balkwill star in Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy (played by Diana Kaarina) telling her story backwards while Jamie (played by Danny Balkwill) tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
Feb 4 Wed
This Stays in the Room
Feb 4-7
Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver
This 2014 Critics Choice Award winner returns for 6 shows only! Based entirely on true stories from the collective, This Stays in the Room is a bold exploration of what it requires to face ourselves and others as we grapple with shame, forgiveness, vulnerability and hope.
Feb 4 Wed
This Stays in the Room
Feb 4-7
Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver
This Stays in the Room: The 2014 Critics Choice Award winner returns for 6 shows only! This play about shame and forgiveness is based entirely on the true stories of the collective. Feb 4-7 Shows at 7 and 10PM
Feb 4 Wed
Time Machine
Feb 4-7
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie, Vancouver
Time Machine – By MACHiNENOiSY, presented by PuSh Festival and The Dance Centre. Featuring eight children and seven professional dancers, this new work upends ideas about age, ability and the border between dance and theatre. Feb 4–7, 8pm at Scotiabank Dance Centre. Tickets $31 early bird / $36: ticketstonight.ca, 604.684.2787 ext 2.
Feb 4 Wed
Wednesday Noon Hours
Feb 4, 12-1 pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall
6361 Memorial Rd., UBC
Wednesday Noon Hours Cascadia Reed Quintet Marea Chernoff, oboe Colin MacDonald, soprano/alto saxophones Shawn Earle, clarinet Olivia Martin, bassoon A.K. Coope, bass clarinet Pärt: Arbos Fitkin: Compel (Canadian premiere) MacDonald: Summum Bonum (world premiere) Rameau: La Poule Debussy: Children’s Corner
Feb 5 Thu
Beginner’s Guide to Classical Music
Feb 5, 7-9 pm
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music
843 Seymour
Don’t know Bach from Bartok – but would like to? This humorous talk uses visually rich PowerPoint and audio examples to introduce novice concert goers to the main periods of music, the important composers, and the instruments of the orchestra. We also review what to expect when you attend a concert. A ticket voucher for a VSO concert is included
Feb 5 Thu
Capture Photography Festival Annual Fundraiser
Feb 5, 7:30-10 pm
Mini Yaletown
1128 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
An evening in support of the 2015 Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver’s celebration of photography and lens-based art. The night marks the launch of the new Capture ‘Mini’ Artist Editions series, with prints also available for purchase through the Capture website (capturephotofest.com) after Feb 5. Image: Birthe Piontek, Trouts, 2013, 8x10 inches, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.
Feb 5 Thu
Cineastas
Feb 5-7
SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Cineastas – By Mariano Pensotti, presented by PuSh Festival with SFU Woodward’s. The lives of four Argentinian filmmakers, and the four movies they create, are the premise of this inventive work about art as a part of life, as the creation of life. A comedic farce celebrating the human spirit. Feb 5–7, 8pm at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Tickets $31 early bird / $36: ticketstonight.ca, 604.684.2787 ext 2.
Feb 5 Thu
Denis Chang Gypsy Jazz Quartet
Feb 5, 8 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Fascinated by the music of French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Taiwanese-Canadian guitarist Denis Chang’s formative years were spent alongside the Gypsies of France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, where he learned to play the style of music that is now known as Gypsy Jazz. There, he learned to understand the Romany way of life, and was completely immersed in the culture. His musical influences, however, are diverse; he grew up listening to classical music, rock and pop music, and everything in between. He is an internationally recognized ambassador of Gypsy Jazz; a style of music that has gained immense popularity around the world in recent years. It is featured extensively in films such as Swing Kids, Chocolat, The Aviator, Sweet And Lowdown, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Midnight In Paris, and more.

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