Our picks this week: The Fitting Room, Jacky Essombe & the Genesis Trio
Our picks this week: The Fitting Room, Jacky Essombe & the Genesis Trio

The Fitting Room (until May 18)

Who: Collectivus Theatre
What: The Fitting Room
Where: Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver)
When: Until May 18
Why: The audience pick as bravest and best overall show at the 2018 Victoria Fringe comes to Vancouver in a story about growing up, first loves, faith, guilt, grief, and sexual identity.  More information at collectivustheatre.wixsite.com.

Victoria's Collectivus Theatre presents Ellery Lamm's dramedy The Dressing Room.
Victoria’s Collectivus Theatre presents Ellery Lamm’s dramedy The Dressing Room.

Jacky Essombe (May 16)

Who: The Dance Centre
What: Jacky Essombe
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver)
When: May 16
Why: The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance series concludes for another year with two performances of African dance by Jacky Essombe. This interactive presentation features Essombe and her team of dancers and musicians in a program of high-energy dances, live drumming and singing. More information at thedancecentre.ca.

The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! series features two performances of African dance by Jacky Essombe.
The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! series features two performances of African dance by Jacky Essombe.

Genesis Trio (May 17 & 18)

Who: Music Friends House Concerts
What: Genesis Trio
Where: TBA (Vancouver & Surrey)
When: May 17
Why: The Genesis Trio made a big splash with Vancouver Presents at their Roedde House concert back in March. Audiences will get another chance to see this up-and-coming trio as they are back with two even more intimate concerts at both UBC & in Surrey. More information at mymusicfriends.com.

Markus Masaites (piano) Nina Weber (viola) and Jonathan López (clarinet). Photo by Alexander Knopp.
Markus Masaites (piano) Nina Weber (viola) and Jonathan López (clarinet). Photo by Alexander Knopp.