Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, March 15 to 21

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      Editor’s choice

      The Daisy Theatre at the Cultch

      It’s a show that changes every night, and for those who have seen it, it’s like an addiction. Which of his warped and wonderfully wrought characters will puppet genius Ronnie Burkett bring back for the return of the Daisy Theatre? Will it be drag queen Dinah Dooya? Lounge singer Rosemary Focaccia? Fairy child Schnitzel? Or “Canada’s oldest and worst actress”, Miss Lillian Lunkhead? We can’t tell you—the man has more than 40 to pull from—but if you’ve never caught the one-of-a-kind marionette show for adults before, you’re in for a wild mix of cabaret and vaudeville on strings, of course. Over the years, we’ve raved about the show: “These moments surpass anything you get from most evenings at the theatre.” Go see what the fuss is about, or lose yourself in the twisted world for a second or third time.

      The Daisy Theatre is at the Cultch from March 21 to April 9.


      High five

      Five events you just can’t miss this week

      Compagnie Virginie Brunelle

      Brutal, bitter poetry from one of Montreal’s most exciting choreographers.
      March 16 to 18 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

      Mambo Kings

      Serious Latin heat should have you dancing in your seat at the VSO.
      March 17 at the Orpheum

      Sonic Boom

      Featured artist Marina Hasselberg shows the dazzlingly diverse possibilities of cello music.
      March 18 at the Western Front

      Belfast Girls

      A fascinating theatrical history lesson.
      March 15 to 17 at the Vancity Culture Lab

      Water Again

      Gathie Falk’s oils on canvas mesmerize.
      To April 1 at the Equinox Gallery