Our picks this week: Flamenco Fest, Japanese Problem & The Curious Incident

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival (Sep 21-29)

The annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival returns for its 28th season featuring a “passionate and fiery” line-up of lineup of local and international flamenco artists. More at vancouverflamencofestival.org.

The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival features free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues.
The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival features free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues.

Japanese Problem (until Sep 29)

Winner of this year’s Critics’ Choice Innovation Award at the Jessies, Japanese Problem returns to Hastings Park. The immersive and site-specific play about the 8,000 Canadians who were detained in the Park’s barns is what our reviewer called “a powerful experience.” Don’t miss this second chance.  More at japaneseproblem.ca.

In 1942, some 8,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from their homes and initially detained in the exhibition buildings and stables at Hastings Park
In 1942, some 8,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from their homes and initially detained in the exhibition buildings and stables at Hastings Park

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (until Oct 7)

Your best bet on stage right now is over at the Stanley Theatre as the Arts Club Theatre Company presents the stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. What our reviewer called “a fresh and uniquely theatrical spin on the ubiquitous family drama”, it is exciting debut for the company’s new artistic director. More information at artsclub.com.

Members of the cast of the Arts Club production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Photo by David Cooper.
Members of the cast of the Arts Club production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Photo by David Cooper.