Our picks this week: Metis Mutt, DOXA Film Fest & Russian White Nights

Métis Mutt

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.

Sheldon Elter performs in his one-man show, Métis Mutt at the Firehall. Photo by Marc J Chalifoux Photography.
Sheldon Elter performs in his one-man show, Métis Mutt at the Firehall. Photo by Marc J Chalifoux Photography.

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.

Heather Lenz's Kusama - Infinity closes out this year's DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Heather Lenz’s Kusama – Infinity closes out this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival

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.

Soprano Karina Gauvin
Canadian Soprano Karina Gauvin is featured in Russian White Nights

 

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