Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three features singers Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden, and headliner Christa Couture sharing the stage for the first time, at the Cultch.
Couture is known for tackling almost unspeakable troubles and loss in her songs with an overriding optimism; our music writer Alexander Varty has called the genre-defying singer-songwriter "criminally underrated".
The all-female program is presented by Wingspan Dis/Arts and Culture and Public Pedagogy at UBC presents, with more info here. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
2. VANCOUVER THEATRESPORTS LEAGUE
The 7:30pm and 9:15pm shows at the Improv Centre on Granville Island will feature an all-female cast.
Plus there’s free admission for all who identify as female to the 9:15 p.m. performance of the #NoFilter show (for ages 17 and over).
The free seats to #NoFilter can’t be reserved in advance and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door starting at 6 p.m.
3. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL
The fest hosts free events all day long, including a screening at 11 a.m. of Anatomy of Violence, Deepa Mehta's searing look at the bus gang-rape of a woman by six men in New Delhi, followed by a panel discussion with Raji Mangat, director of litigation at West Coast Leaf, and writer/ producer Petie Chalifoux (screenwriter and filmmaker behind River of Silence).
Other free offerings include a 2:30 screening of the Indigenous Voices program; and a 6:30 screening of the Strong Women series of short films.
Find a list of all the events here, with links to register.
4. NIKKI GLASER
One of the most kick-ass women in the male-dominated realm of standup hits the Yuk's Yuk's stage as part of the JFL NorthWest comedy fest.
Nikki Glaser, the star of the hit Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser, has taken her frank talk of sex, relationships, and female anatomy everywhere from Inside Amy Schumer to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The show's at 8 p.m.; more details here.
5. SALOME: WOMAN OF VALOR
The Bible's most misunderstood woman gets her story retold from a Jewish, feminist perspective, all with the multimedia flair of live music, dance, spoken-word, and projections.
As we reported this week, Adeena Karasick's research found that the Salome of legend was part of a lineage of powerful women. Queens, power-brokers, and advocates for legal and educational reform, their real achievements have been largely written out of history, until now.
The Chutzpah Festival presents the show March 8 and 9 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre; more info is here.