Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, April 25 to May 1

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      Dance Day

      Free events will get the downtown core moving on Sunday (April 29) as Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day. It’s a chance to fete the art form, but also to recognize the mind-blowing amount of dance that’s coming out of this city right now. Amid the highlights organized by the Dance Centre, follow the sound of clicking heels and castanets to Mozaico Flamenco’s show at the Vancouver Public Library main concourse at noon; and at 6 in the evening at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, catch Lesley Telford and her troupe Inverso’s smart contemporary work Spooky Action, a piece inspired by Albert Einstein’s theories about closely linked particles. In short, two works that will get both your brain and feet hopping.

      International Dance Day takes place at venues around town on Sunday (April 29); see for details.


      High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week 

      The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring
      April 28 to May 12 at the Vancouver Playhouse
      An old favourite with a new twist at the Vancouver Opera Festival.

      Sarah Chang
      April 28 and 30
      The divine violinist joins the VSO for one of her signature works.

      Takashi Murakami
      To May 6 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
       If you haven’t checked out the Japanese art star’s fun show, time’s running out.

      Ryan Belleville
      April 26 to 28 at the Comedy MIX
       A Canadian comic who’s as brutally honest as he is gut-bustingly goofy.

      Capture Festival Closing
      April 29 at the Polygon Gallery
      A talk by art historian Kaja Silverman and a reception bring the photo fest to the finish line.