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Van Tap Winter Showcase Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 6:30 PM PST to 8:30 PM PSTJames Cowan Theatre
The Vancouver Tap Dance Society - Winter Rhythms Showcase 2022 It's gotten cold, fast. But, we will get you all warm and fuzzy! It doesn't stay cold for long when you've got a building full of Tap Dancers. Come by, see what we've been up to and let us dance for you. Nothing rings in the holidays like the jingle of taps on a the stage
Cory Weeds Presents Goldings, Bernstein and Stewart Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTJames Cowan Theatre
Presented by Cellar Jazz and the Shadbolt Centre
YoonYoung Choi & Gen Segawa Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 4:30 PM PSTJames Cowan Theatre
This concert is a rare opportunity to listen to two active concert pianists who rarely perform outside their own countries: YoonYoung Choi (Korea) and Gen Segawa (Japan). The eclectic program features new work by Vancouver composer Rufus Lin, familiar concert works by Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel. as well as a charming four-hands duet by Debussy.Offering fresh and accomplished interpretations of established classical music for the piano, these two talented and experienced East Asian artists present a concert not to be missed.
Harry Manx Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTStudio Theatre
“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to.
Advance Theatre Festival - Sandra Monday, January 30, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTStudio Theatre Reserved
Sandra Playwright: Laura Di Cicco
Inspired by a true story, Sandra is a contemporary, fantasy drama about a courageous woman, who seeks closure to the violence in her life, and to the relationship with her mother. She finds guidance through the spirit of a childhood acquaintance, who leads the woman to a place of peace. At her elementary school, Monica encounters Sandra, who discloses a painful secret to Monica. While the two girls barely spoke in elementary school, Sandra’s experience created a deep impact on Monica for the rest of her life. Later in life, Monica loses her own mother, and struggles to reconcile her life and the complicated relationship the two of them shared. Through a series of flashbacks, we discover Monica’s own painful past with violence and rape. Guided by Sandra, Monica is able to move forward with her own life.
Advance Theatre Festival -Sitting on the Edge Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTStudio Theatre Reserved
Sitting on the Edge Playwright: Celeste Insell
After a long bout of “writer’s block” Clarisse is finally writing again, but she now finds herself writing a play that is semi-autobiographical. She is finding the play difficult to write because she is forced to revisit some very painful memories; and her train of thought is constantly being interrupted by her alter ego Mavis who prefers that she write a comedy.
Advance Theatre Festival - Parifam Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTStudio Theatre Reserved
Parifam Playwright: Aki Yaghoubi Director: Panthea Vatandoost
Detached from family and friends, Parifam Mana draws and paints in her private studio—a place where memory and inspiration are in a continuous battle. Parifam’s world is turned upside down when her childhood friend Ramak re-enters her life. Parifam and Ramak grapple with the hidden truths that linger in their past—soon to be revealed in an exhibition at a museum they built together.
Playwright: Aki Yaghoubi Director: Panthea Vatandoost
Advance Theatre Festival - ReZonance Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTStudio Theatre Reserved
ReZonance Playwright: Yvonne Wallace | Ucwalmicw
Mixy is invited to a meeting to plan an Indigenous retreat based on land pedagogy. She was invited because of her previous language revitalization work. The problem wasn’t that she lacked skill or ability, the problem was her unwillingness to be treated anything less than equal. A mixed-race tragicomedy.
Advance Theatre Festival - Surrender Friday, February 3, 2023 at 8:00 PM PSTStudio Theatre Reserved
Surrender Playwright: Jessie Liang
A group of twenty-somethings navigate life, transitions, and friendship in the face of unimaginable loss. This witty and acerbic coming-of-age tale is an exploration of the different ways we deal with grief, together and apart.
Jazz @ The'Bolt Sunday
Sunday, February 5, 2023
All Day Event
Sunday, February 5th features performances by pianist Miki Yamanaka with Mark Turner and The Generations Quartet featuring the daughter/father combo of clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald.