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Whether you’re looking for date ideas, free activities, or just something fun to do with the kids, you can’t go wrong with our list of events in Metro Vancouver between October 13- 19. This week’s theme selection is Studio 58’s season-opening Blue Stockings.
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Due date: Until October 16, 2022
Where: Works, 1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver
Tickets: $10 at studio58.ca.
In Jessica Swale’s Blue Stockings, four women begin their studies in 1896 at Girton, the first college to admit women in Cambridge. However, unlike their male counterparts, Girton girls do not receive degrees upon graduation. They leave as “blue socks” – educated and intelligent, but not qualified for the workforce and unmarried in the eyes of society. Blue Stockings is the debut play by British writer Swale, and premiered at the Globe Theater in 2013. Jamie King directs the Studio 58 season premiere, running at Performance Works instead of the traditional theater of the school company in Langara, which is being renovated.
Basia Bulat: The Garden Tour
Due date: October 14 at 8 pm
Where: Hollywood Theatre, 3123 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: $25 at ticketweb.ca
For The Garden, his latest album, Basia Bulat rearranged some of his old songs for a string. The Montreal-based singer/songwriter/songwriter, hailing from Etobicoke, brings new trends and string music to the road with his remedial translation of material. “This will be a special presentation of music from all my books,” he said in a press release. “The songs at the beginning and the end changed and changed, with arrangements from two new albums that have been waiting for years to blossom on stage with a live band for the first time.” Bulat has released six studio albums since his 2007 debut, Oh, My Darling, including 2016’s Good Advice, which was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Saskatoon neo-soul singer Katie Tupper opened the evening with songs from her 2022 EP Towards the End.
Due date: October 14-23
Where: Showroom, 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver
Tickets: $24/$20/$17 at tickets.phtheatre.org and 604-990-3474
In this interactive non-verbal game for two-to-four-year-old audiences, “Hide” and “Seek” characters find surprises in a strange new kingdom. Presentation House Theater’s collaboration with Ontario’s Carousel Players features puppetry and live music.
Due date: October 13 and 14 at 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Tickets: $34/$25 students, adults at thedancecentre.ca
One Hundred More is the first collaboration between Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young, artists based in Vancouver and Berlin. According to the press release, the game is “centered on a prominent sign of resistance. An additional element of physical strategy is implemented by the artists as boys. “colorful and motherly, the work creates a growing tension through melodic movements, creating a powerful physical declaration of opposition and friendship.” An artist talks back to the October 13 celebration.
Due date: October 14 and 15 at 8 pm
Where: Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beatty St., Vancouver
Tickets: $20 at frankiesjazzclub.ca
Joe Coughlin, the singer of Victoria, wrote the jazz as well as the Great American Song Book for his new album Dedicated To You. The record also reunites him with pianist Bernie Senensky and drummer Terry Clarke, both of whom performed on his debut album four decades ago, along with bassist Neil Swainson and tenor sax player Ryan Oliver. Songs include Eino Swan’s When Your Lover Has Gone and Billy Strayhorn’s classic Lush Life. Dedicated To You is the eighth album from Coughlin, who has received a Jazz Report Award and two National Jazz Awards. Perhaps most notably, in the late 70s he fronted an Ontario metal band called Whiteheet.
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