Headlining this week’s picks of things to do in and around Vancouver are the Myrtle Sisters.
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Whether you’re looking for date-night ideas, free things to do or just something fun to do with the kids, you can’t go wrong with our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between May 13-19. Headlining this week’s picks is the Myrtle Sisters.
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Here are 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:
The Myrtle Sisters: Out of Time
When: May 14-29 (May 14 7 p.m. show includes post-show chat)
Tickets: Pay-what-you-want ($15 suggested) at tickets.surrey.ca
In Out of Time, the Myrtle Sisters arrive in 2021 from 1919, along with their pet fish and their love of the Charleston, the Jive, and other dance crazes of decades past. This is a fun-for-the-whole-family grab-bag of laughs and music from the Myrtles, who are actually East Vancouver performers Candice Roberts, Nayana Fielkov, and Kat Single-Dain. “Out of Time really is an all-ages show,” says Fielkov in the media release. “When we first created it, we actually toured in elementary schools, so it definitely has that kid appeal, but as the show evolved, we also added some jokes in there that only the adults will get. And because the songs and dances are from the 1920s and 30s, it’s something that older generations really enjoy and appreciate.”
Music On Main: Listening. Together.
When: May 14-18
Tickets: Donations and full schedule at musiconmain.ca
Music on Main celebrates its 15th season with a free, five-day online festival. The music ranges from percussion duo Infamy Too! (Aaron Graham and Julia Chien) to the folk melodies of Dálava. Other guests include rising star violinist, Chloe Kim, flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor, and cellist Jonathan Lo. Along with performances, the festival hosts several artists talks with Music on Main Artist Director David Pay presiding.
This new APTN documentary series chronicles the adventures of Indigenous hunters and guides in the Yukon and beyond. The Duncan- and North Vancouver-based filmmakers from Rogue River Films shot the series on location, including the Mayo area of the Yukon, Vancouver Island, Kamloops, Yellowknife, Fort St. John, Whitehorse and Osler, Saskatchewan. The show, which premiered May 8, is also released under the title Dän K’eht’e in Northern Tutchone, a language spoken in the Yukon communities of Mayo, Pelly Crossing, Stewart Crossing, Carmacks, and Beaver Creek.
Sawdust Collector: Spells for Chinatown
When: May 18 at 9:30 p.m.
Spells for Chinatown is a live installation of dance, taiko drums, and cello that takes place every Thursday this month at Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. On May 18, Sawdust Collector will begin streaming a short video of the performance, which features Ziyian Kwan of Dumb Instrument Dance and guest artists, as part its video series Field Trip. Spells for Chinatown marks the third video in the series. A fourth, scheduled for May 25, features local musician Devours, who is launching a new album, Escape From Planet Devours.
Wheel Voices: Tune In!
When: May 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Pay-what-you-can at realwheels.ca
Realwheels Theatre presents 14 Vancouver-based performers in a mashup of original scenes, rap, spoken word, and choral pieces. The performers will also share their personal stories rooted in the disability experience. Behind-the-scenes personal include facilitator Shawn Macdonald and musical director Catriona Murphy.