Date and Venue Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
German singer and actress Ute Lemper makes a rare Vancouver appearance, for a performance of her show “Last Tango in Berlin”, with support from the Goethe Institute. Backed by a trio (piano, bandoneon, bass), Ute Lemper explores the backstreets of Berlin, Paris, New York and Buenos Aires in songs by Weill & Brecht, Brel, Piaf, Ferré and Piazzolla.
Tickets available at the VO Ticket Centre 604-683-0222 or online at www.vancouveropera.ca
Venue Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm | Vogue Theatre
Tickets for Tanya
Tagaq - purchase at Ticketly 1-888-732-1682 or online at: www.ticketfly.com/purchase
Kahlo Productions and Richard Jordan Productions, Produzioni Fuorivia
Dates and Venue May 2 - 13, 2017, 8pm (2pm matinee on May 7) | Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street
La Merda is a proclamation mapping the dark and sometimes disturbing train of thought of a young woman obsessed with finding fame at any cost. She sings and howls a stream of consciousness that reveals - with rage and poetry - revolting human secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. A three part monologue performed completely naked.
Tickets from $20. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com
Dates and Venue May 11-13, 2017 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Ballet BC concludes its 31st season with a triple bill of inspired choreography by two prominent Israeli choreographers and Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar (pictured). PROGRAM 3 features world premieres by choreographers Emanuel Gat, Emily Molnar and the Ballet BC premiere of Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin.
range from $21.25 to $91.25 (plus applicable charges) purchased through
Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 or online at ticketmaster.ca
2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Dates and Venues May 4-14, 2017 | The Vogue Theatre, VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, The Cinematheque, The Orpheum Annex, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and the Museum of Vancouver
The 16th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival is a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society devoted to presenting independent documentaries to Vancouver audiences. This year the spotlight is on Troublemakers: film-makers who upend the applecart, wreak havoc and generally disrupt business as usual with a selection of films that resist, rage on and fight for real change.
Evenings and Weekends: $13; Weekday Matinee (weekday films
starting at 5 pm or earlier): $11; Opening: $22 film and party; 15;
Museum of Vancouver: $15; Student/Senior tickets for all screenings:
$2 discount; Membership: $2; Festival Pass: $195 (Includes membership;
valid for all film screenings including opening and closing night film
and party). 5 Ticket Pack: $60; 10 Ticket Pack: $110. Purchase
tickets online at www.doxafestival.ca
or Community Box Office: April 22, 23, from 12pm to 5 pm at DOXA office
(#110–750 Hamilton Street). For information call: 604.646.3200
Date and Venue Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm | Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Avenue, Vancouver
Join soprano Jacqueline Ko and friends for a journey across the musical spectrum in support of a great cause! In Mariposa’s fifth annual charity benefit show, Jacqueline performs alongside pianist Angus Kellett and guests to explore music ranging from pop to Puccini, from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann to the hit musical Hamilton. The show honours the May 12th International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (ME/CFS & FM), and a portion of every ticket sale supports the ME/FM Society of BC.
$25 General, $20 Students/Seniors/Disability Benefit , $15 Groups of
4+ Tickets at the door, at operamariposa.com
or from Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Dates and Venue May 18 – 20, 2017, 8pm | Performance Works (Granville Island); 1218 Cartwright Str.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Comedy on Wheels will showcase members of the disability community in performances that capitalize on one of our greatest assets – the ability to use humour and storytelling to cope with life’s challenges.
Tickets May 18, PWYC, May 19, $20, May 20, $25. Available online at www.comedy-on-wheels.bpt.me
Pacific Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season with John Patrick Shanley’s latest work, Outside Mullingar. The play is a charming story of Ireland and the prickly, brooding people who have lived off its land for generations. People like Rosemary and Anthony, a pair of introverted misfits whose families have lived next to each other for as far back as anyone can remember. They pass the years squabbling over property lines, while their ageing parents wonder about what will happen to their land when they die.
$23.95 - $34.95, (taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit
Date and Venue Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8pm | Annex, 823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver
The centrepiece of the concert is an excerpt from work-in-progress, Wild Dogs, a new one-act chamber opera based on Helen Humphreys’ novel of the same name. Wild Dogs is being commissioned and developed by Standing Wave in partnership with Robert Carey’s black bachx opera in cooperation with Music on Main. The story tells of a group of strangers who gather at the edge of a field to call their dogs who have joined a feral pack in the woods. Lily, a brain-damaged young woman dares to enter the woods alone to find her only friend – her dog.
rEvolver Theatre Festival 2017
Dates and Venue May 24-June 4, 2017 | The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
A line-up that is both innovative and diverse. The fifth annual rEvolver Theatre Festival will present new works created by emerging and early mid career artists. The festival features nine mainstage shows at the Cultch, and three offsite shows. Companion events to be announced shortly. Full schedule visit www.upintheairtheatre.com/schedule
Tickets Early Bird passes available now, single tickets on sale April 15 at www.thecultch.com
The Queer Arts Festival
Dates and Venue June 17-29, 2017 | Roundhouse Arts Centre, Vancouver
The Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver’s annual artist-run, multi-disciplinary festival, according to the Melbourne Herald Sun is one of the top five festivals of its kind worldwide. Since 2008 it has been an essential platform of the avant-garde, presenting challenging work that pushes boundaries and stimulates dialogue.
prices vary according to event. For details visit: queerartsfestival.com/buy-tickets/
Dates and Venue April 29 – May 20, 2017, Tues at 7pm; Wed-Fri at 8pm; Sat at 4pm & 8pm; Sun at 3pm & Wed at 1pm | Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova
The music of Canadian
icon singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is reimagined in this musical experience.
Influential female recording artist, Joni Mitchell has often reflected
on social and environmental ideals through her music. Millennial culture
celebrates the repurposed and the upcycled. Mitchell’s music stands
the test of time and once again she is the voice of a generation.
Tickets from $23 – purchase online at firehallartscentre.ca or call 604.689.0926
Venues April 28 to May 13, 2017, 7.30pm + weekend matinees
| Vancouver Playhouse and Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dates and Venue April 26 - May 20, 2017 – 8pm (2pm matinees on May 6, 13 & 20) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.
This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. End of the Rainbow is a true account of an all too mortal goddess on the eve of her destruction and is revealing in a way seldom found in the tabloids. End of the Rainbow gives the audience a glimpse into her relationship with her fifth husband Mickey Deans.
Tickets $25 general, $29 seniors & students (+service fees). Purchase online: www.brownpapertickets.com
Club Theatre Company
The Piano Teacher follows a renowned classical pianist named Erin who, after experiencing great loss in her life, is unable to find solace in the music that once brought her so much joy. As she struggles to play her beloved instrument, an unconventional piano teacher helps release her past and a new friend invites possibilities for the future.
Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com
Club Theatre Company
Dates (2 weeks added) and Venue April 6 – May 20, 2017, Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, (matinees on Wed at 1.30pm, and Sat at 2pm) | Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street
From the creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have matured, and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and humour.
start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office
at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com