Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, April 11 to 1

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      Editor’s choice

      String star Edgar Moreau

      Cello lovers’ alert: the Vancouver Recital Society boasts the Canadian debut of a buzzed-about Parisian string artist who’ll perform lush, burnished sonatas by Francis Poulenc, César Franck, and Sergei Prokofiev. Le Figaro has called Edgar Moreau “the rising star of French cello”, and, at 24, the former child prodigy comes here trailing top prizes from Europe. Among his performances, he played Johann Sebastian Bach’s Second Suite “Sarabande” at Les Invalides as part of a memorial for the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks. He’s been praised for everything from his muscular style to his original programming to his charisma and virtuosity. He’s well worth catching, with pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne.

      The Vancouver Recital Society presents Edgar Moreau at the Vancouver Playhouse on Sunday (April 15).


      World Without Us

      If you saw Ontroerend Goed’s genre-punching Fight Night, you’ll want to see this take on eco-disaster.
      April 17 to 29 at the Cultch

      Jon Dore

      One of the most gut-busting standups working today.
      April 13 and 14 at the Comedy MIX

      Crepuscular, Luminous

      Creepy-cool piano and erhu under VSO assistant conductor William Rowson.
      April 14 at the Orpheum Annex


      Stephen King’s thriller gets a chilling stage treatment.
      To May 5 at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage

      Murder on the Improv Express

      Like a stylish trip on Agatha Christie’s Orient Express, only funnier.
      April 12 to May 26 at the Improv Centre