Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, February 21 to 27

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      Editor’s choice

      Deutsch Treat

      The Vancouver Cantata Singers have had a long, rewarding connection with German music over the years, including a 1999 recording of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger’s choral pieces by the German music publisher Carus-Verlag, and a major tour of the country at around the same time. So it’s fitting, as part of its 60th-anniversary season, that the smashing ensemble should stage an all-German a cappella choral program, chock full of masterworks by the likes of Rheinberger, Johannes Brahms, and Anton Bruckner, all performed under the baton of Paula Kremer. As a bonus, it’s upping its vocal ante by inviting all past singing members of VCS to join in on Rheinberger’s transcendent Abendlied. Get ready for a gut concert.

      The Vancouver Cantata Singers present Cantus Missae: Rheinberger and the Romantics at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Saturday (February 24).


      Romeo + Juliet

      Ballet BC’s new version promises sleek visual style and emotional drama.
      To February 24 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

      Emily Heller

      YouTube the bespectacled comedian with the bitter edge and you’ll be an instant fan.
      February 22 to 24 at the Comedy MIX

      Roy Assaf Dance

      Another breakout Israeli choreographer shows his considerable stuff at Chutzpah.
      February 22 to 24 at the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre


      Look for the five-metre-tall husky to mark the Year of the Dog.
      February 24 and 25 at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza

      Pss Pss

      Artful clowns you don’t have to be scared of.
      To March 4 at the York Theatre