Our picks this week: Davida Monk, Women Rock & The Return of Soul Gospel

Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty (May 23-25)

Who: The Dance Centre
What: Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver)
When: May 23-25
Why: An influential figure on the Canadian dance scene for over three decades, Calgary-based Davida Monk presents three pieces including Ashes for Beauty, specially remounted for seven Vancouver dancers. More information at thedancecentre.ca.

The Dance Centre presents three pieces from Davida Monk as part of its Global Dance Connections series.
The Dance Centre presents three pieces from Davida Monk as part of its Global Dance Connections series.

Women Rock (May 24 & 25)

Who: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
What: Women Rock
Where: Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
When: May 24 & 25
Why: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and three of Broadway’s brightest young female stars put women who rock in the spotlight. With music from such iconic musicians as Carole King, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Tina Turner, it is a celebration of the game-changing women of popular music. More information at vancouversymphony.ca.

Final VSO Pops concert of 2018-2019 season celebrates hit songs by Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and more.
Final VSO Pops concert of 2018-2019 season celebrates hit songs by Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and more.

The Return of Soul Gospel (May 25)

Who: Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
What: The Return of Soul Gospel
Where: Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St, Vancouver)
When: May 25
Why: Good Noise is joined by award-winning gospel singers Dawn Pemberton and Warren Dean Flandez in their final concert of the season. This celebration of gospel music features both traditional and contemporary works in a concert designed to raise the roof of the Cathedral. More information at goodnoisevgc.com.

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir closes it season with The Return of Soul Gospel featuring award-winning gospel singers Warren Dean Flandez and Dawn Pemberton.
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir closes it season with The Return of Soul Gospel featuring award-winning gospel singers Warren Dean Flandez and Dawn Pemberton.