In what our reviewer called “a deeply personal and powerful piece of theatre”, Métis Mutt (until May 5) is your best bet on stage this week. Through stand-up comedy, song, storytelling, and vignettes, it recounts the story of Sheldon Elter’s coming of age under extremely difficult family and cultural circumstances.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
The 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival (May 3-13) gets underway this week with an impressive selection of 93 short and feature films. The festival opens with the world premiere of The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical, about Vancouver lawyer, city councilor, and housing activist, Harry Rankin. The eleven day festival closes with Kusama – Infinity, a portrait of Yayoi Kusama, one of the world’s most successful living, and top-selling female artists in history.
Russian White Nights
Early Music Vancouver closes out its current season with Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin in a programme of opera arias from 18th Century St. Petersburg in Russian White Nights (May 6). Featuring the Juno-nominated Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the concert features music from some of Russia’s little known, but gifted, Baroque composers.