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May 2019

Homage to the Tango

May 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until May 25, 2019

TBC Vancouver, BC Canada
$25 – $30

We at Music Friends are thrilled to present our very first classical guitar duo program for music from France, Cuba, and Argentina! Our fantastic musicians Alec Pearson and Luis Angel Medina (the Tangeando Guitar Duo) will showcase the extraordinary range and capability of this familiar instrument. Pearson and Medina are also leaders of the Vancouver Classical Guitar Society. The two musicians will take us on a musical journey through France and Latin America, introducing us to significant composers who have…

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Chicken Girl

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 7, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until June 7, 2019

Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
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Chicken Girl embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan. A homesick intergalactic rock star struggles to reconcile with their estranged family. An anxiety-ridden submariner recruits an anthropomorphic cat to settle an old score. Intertwining multilingual dialogue, flamboyant rock numbers, and idiosyncratic marine trivia, three magical worlds collide in front of our eyes as we contemplate the ideas of home, cultural identity, and the point of our existence. Chicken Girl is a vibrant reflection…

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Communicating Doors

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

One event on May 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9 Canada
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Poopay, a dominatrix living twenty years in the future, is summoned not for her usual services but instead to witness an important document: a man’s confession to murder. Spooked by what she learns, she flees to the communicating door that adjoins two rooms of the hotel and finds herself swooshed through time to the same hotel room, twenty years earlier. There she encounters the businessman’s soon-to-die second wife, Ruella. The two women race forward and backward through time, trying desperately…

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The Dixie Swim Club

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th Street
North Vanvouver, BC V7L 2J2 Canada
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Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. Part Steel Magnolias, part Designing Women with just a hint of Golden Girls, Southern fried humour abounds in this rollicking comedy. Note: This information was supplied to…

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Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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$33
The Dance Centre presents three pieces from Davida Monk as part of its Global Dance Connections series.

Calgary-based Davida Monk has been an influential figure on the Canadian dance scene for over three decades: this program celebrates her achievements with three pieces. Her evocative Ashes for Beauty, specially remounted for seven Vancouver dancers, explores ideas of metamorphosis and transformation. Monk dances The Return, a solo created for her by Alberta choreographer Helen Husak; and Paras Terezakis of Kinesis Dance somatheatro premieres a duet performed by Monk and Arash Khakpour, based on the classical Greek tragedy Antigone. Presented…

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The Cake

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 8, 2019

Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1M8 Canada
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Cecilly Day, Stephanie Elgersma, Erla Faye Forsyth, and Tim Dixon in the Pacific Theatre production of The Cake. Photo by Jalen Saip.

Della believes that the secret to a good cake and a good life is simple: just follow the rules. When her best friend’s daughter asks her to make her wedding cake, she is overjoyed… until she learns that there will be not one bride, but two. Suddenly, Della is working without a recipe as her previously-unquestioned beliefs and emotions come into sharp conflict. Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake closes Pacific Theatre’s 2018-19 season with a sweet and thoughtful story of love,…

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