Waiting for Guffman, New Music Festival & Call Mr. Robeson, a Life, with Songs
Waiting for Guffman, New Music Festival & Call Mr. Robeson, a Life, with Songs

This week we wait for Guffman along with Corky and the gang, take in some new music, and celebrate the life and work of a musical legend.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]“Everybody dance!” Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Christopher Guest’s partially improvised and hilarious mockumentary, Waiting for Guffman (Feb 24). The evening gets started with a special pre-screening live performance from the Canadian Comedy Award-winning improv troupe, The Sunday Service.

Waiting for Guffman
Waiting for Guffman

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 New Music Festival (Feb 25-28) gets underway with a four-day festival celebrating the exciting works of contemporary composers. Listen to composers discuss their work before the concert, or hang out with them and talk new music at the after-show party — all pre- and post-concert events are included with your tickets.

The 2016 New Music Festival is a celebration of contemporary composers.
The 2016 New Music Festival is a celebration of contemporary composers.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Tayo Aluko brings his one-man show Call Mr. Robeson, a Life, with Songs (Feb 25-28) to the Anvil Centre in New West. An homage to actor, singer and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson, the show is a small glimpse into the man’s life and career, including his seminal version of the classic “Ol’ Man River”.

Call Mr. Robeson, a Life, with Songs
Call Mr. Robeson, a Life, with Songs celebrates the life and work of Paul Robeson