The Glass Menagerie, Accordion Noir Festival & Star Trek's 50th Anniversary
The Glass Menagerie, Accordion Noir Festival & Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

A classic play, a classic instrument, and classic television series make for a very classy week in Vancouver.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap] Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play, The Glass Menagerie (Sep 6-25), comes to the PAL Studio Theatre. The play that catapulted Williams into the literary limelight, the Great Depression becomes the backdrop to the story of the Wingfield family, struggling with the past, the future and each other.

The Glass Menagerie
Laura Wingfield has a gentleman caller. Is it enough to break her preoccupation with a collection of glass animals that is drawing her away from reality?

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The 9th annual Accordion Noir Festival (Sep 8-11) is gearing up for this year’s celebration of underground squeezebox culture. With squeezy acts coming from around the globe, including Texas, Nunavut, Colombia, China and France, this year’s festival explores the accordion’s deep cultural roots.

9th Annual Accordion Noir Festival
The annual Accordion Noir Festival celebrates the accordion with four days of concerts by artists from around the world.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Trekkies unite as the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presents Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration (Sep 8) as Geeks versus Nerds ask the ultimate question: who is the greatest starship captain? A screening of the 1999 documentary Trekkies follows.

50th Anniversary of Star Trek Celebration
The Space Centre and Geeks versus Nerds team up to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek.

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