Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

We’ve rounded up a variety of events this long weekend – tulips, classic cars, crafts, sports and more!  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Vancouver this Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Hey Sherlock! Funny, entertaining Baskervilles heads to Vancouver stage

James Rowley, Mark Carter and Michael Charrois in Bad Dog Productions The Hound of the Baskervilles.

James Rowley, Mark Carter and Michael Charrois in Bad Dog Productions The Hound of the Baskervilles.

One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous mysteries is coming to Granville Island.

It’s only right. With the English TV series Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch) and the American show Elementary, interest in the world’s most famous detective is at a fever pitch.

Thankfully, Bad Dog Productions’ The House of the Baskervilles doesn’t modernize the early 20th-century characters or story, but it does play up the laughs. Originally a UK production, this entertaining and funny take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s third Sherlock Holmes novel had a successful run last fall in Surrey. The Vancouver remounting runs April 22 thru May 3 at Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St.) on Granville Island, and it promises to be fun for the whole family.

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Hey Sherlock! Funny, entertaining Baskervilles heads to Vancouver stage

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Spring has officially arrived in Vancouver with the arrival of the cherry blossoms!  Celebrate this weekend with live music, multimedia art exhibits, theatre, and maybe a bit of sport.  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Calling all artistic risk-takers – Killer Joe brings black humour and a makeshift trailer park to Vancouver

Photo courtesy ITSAZOO Productions.

Photo courtesy ITSAZOO Productions.

Killer Joe, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts, is coming to Vancouver. The hook: the scabrous play about a white-trash family takes place in a makeshift trailer park in the parking lot of the Italian Cultural Centre. And only 37 audience members at a time will be able to take in the play during its April 15 – May 4 run.

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Calling all artistic risk-takers – Killer Joe brings black humour and a makeshift trailer park to Vancouver

Mack the Knife reappears in new production of Beggar’s Opera tonight!

Lucy and Macheath in Seven Tyrants' production of A Beggar's Opera. Photo credit: David Newham.

Lucy and Macheath in Seven Tyrants’ production of A Beggar’s Opera. Photo credit: David Newham.

Seven Tyrants Theatre’s Beggar’s Opera returns to Vancouver for 10 performances this March, beginning tonight (March 4).

The updated version of John Gay’s 1728 ballad opera The Beggar’s Opera brings the classic story into the modern day, with visual effects and a new score drawing from contemporary musical influences. But don’t worry, the iconic “Mack the Knife” – written for Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1928 take on the story, The Threepenny Opera – remains.

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Mack the Knife reappears in new production of Beggar’s Opera tonight!