Six Unmissable Member Events This Week: September 19-25

Diana Bang, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Fatima Dhowre, and Morgan Brayton star in  The Lady Show : feminism meets funny. | Maggie MacPherson

Diana Bang, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Fatima Dhowre, and Morgan Brayton star in The Lady Show: feminism meets funny. | Maggie MacPherson

Public Market Pick of the Fringe

Pick shows received rave reviews so organizers bring them back for another performance at Performance Works on Granville Island. Shows include:

5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0, a stand-up show that’s “crowd-pleasing entertainment” (Georgia Straight).

SELF-ish, “a killer” show (Colin Thomas’s Fresh Sheet) about a 30-something Korean-Canadian.

Poly Queer Love Ballad, about a polyamorous bisexual poet and a monogamous lesbian songwriter in a story so “tender… it made me weep big, nostalgic tears” (Colin Thomas’s Fresh Sheet).

* Squeeze My Cans, about a Catholic girl’s strange journey into the world of Scientology, by “a dynamo of a storyteller” (Winnipeg Free Press).

Unscripted, a completely improvised church service for a religion made up on the spot from Travis Bernhardt, “who is charismatic enough to get the entire audience to participate” (Vancouver Presents).

• The Lady Show, featuring sketch, stand-up, and more fun, that left one reviewer “in such high spirits—and the positivity and hilarity has stuck with me” (Theatre Addicts). (Vancouver: Sept. 19-23)

Castalian String Quartet
Vancouver Recital Society presents the Vancouver debut of the young, London, England-based quartet performing a program of Haydn, Fauré, and Schumann. At Vancouver Playhouse (Sept. 23)

Jock MacDonald, Fall (Modality 16), 1937 | Vancouver Art Gallery

Jock MacDonald, Fall (Modality 16), 1937 | Vancouver Art Gallery

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects 

Want to further understand visual art in Vancouver? This show presents a selection of the nearly 12,000 treasures of Vancouver Art Gallery’s vault, through the lens of legendary (and recently retired) senior curator Ian Thom. Widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable curators in Canada, Thom will shed light on the Gallery's process for pursuing works for acquisition. (Vancouver: Sept. 22-March 17)

Arts Club presents the second ever production of Kat Sandler’s twisted fairy tale — a girl’s imaginary friend develops a crush on her mother — which won the 2016 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play. At Granville Island Stage. (Vancouver: Sept. 20-Oct. 20)

Sara Calero of Madrid is one of the main current references in the renewal of flamenco dance.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Highlights of the 28th annual event include headline show “Petisa Loca” (Crazy Girl), by Spain’s rising star Sara Calero, who “pushes the form, telling the story of Spanish women in exile” (Georgia Straight) and whose musical accompaniment includes an electronic music duo along with guitar and percussion; “Solo Flamenco,” by Kasandra “La China” Lea with guest dancer Alvin Tolentino from Co. ERASGA, and festival founder Flamenco Rosario’s premiere of a collaboration with two couples from Spain and Mexico. (Vancouver, Sept. 21 to 29)

“Mexico’s Aretha Franklin” Aida Cuevas. | Chan Centre

“Mexico’s Aretha Franklin” Aida Cuevas. | Chan Centre

Aida Cuevas
The venerable Chan Centre launches a stellar season with Grammy Award-winning Mexican superstar Aida Cuevas joined by her peerless band Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán. (Vancouver: Sept. 22)

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