Five can’t-miss events at this year’s Chutzpah! Festival

Sidra Bell Dance New York. Photo courtesy Chutzpah! Festival.

Sidra Bell Dance New York. Photo courtesy Chutzpah! Festival.

The annual Chutzpah! Festival is a showcase of international Jewish performing arts. Each year, the festival attracts internationally renowned performers in the fields of dance, comedy, theatre and music.

This year’s Chutzpah happens Feb. 22 – March 9 at various venues around town, and features some world-class entertainment. Let’s look at some highlights.

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Five can’t-miss events at this year’s Chutzpah! Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spend this weekend with all the loves in your life with comedy, food events, performing arts, and more Olympic related activities!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
It’s Family Day weekend!  Olympic viewing parties, lanterns, theatre, art, photography, food… So much to do, so little time.  Read on for our top picks for events happening around this special weekend in Metro Vancouver Friday through Monday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

One Man Lord of the Rings this weekend!

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Charlie Ross stars in One Man Lord of the Rings starting tonight (Feb. 6) and running until Feb. 9 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. Photo courtesy onemanlotr.com.

Yes, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is beloved by millions of fantasy movie fans all over the world. But surely even some of them must have thought, at one point, “If only someone would come along and distill this nine-hour-plus epic into about sixty minutes, with an intermission.”

Well you won’t get your intermission but you will get a version of the trilogy packed into 60 minutes in Charlie Ross’s One Man Lord of the Rings.

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One Man Lord of the Rings this weekend!

The Odd Couple opens this week at the Stanley in Vancouver

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Andrew McNee and Robert Moloney. Photo by David Cooper.

Back in the 1960s, Neil Simon took a pretty simple premise and spun it into comic gold. What if, Simon surmised, a neat-freak moved in with a slob?

The result was The Odd Couple – a perfect pairing of mismatched males, including the fusspot Felix Unger and the acerbic sportswriter Oscar Madison. The play led to a movie (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) then a TV series (with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman). And this week, the Arts Club Theatre is launching its version of the Tony Award-winning (in 1965) comedy.

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The Odd Couple opens this week at the Stanley in Vancouver