Events in Vancouver
An update of what’s good this week in and around Vancouver. Theatre, Dance, Diners and more.
Robert Burns Brewmaster’s Dinner
Tuesday, January 26th
Welcome 6:00PM | First Course 6:30PM
Celebrate the flavours of Scotland and the legacy of poet Robert Burns with a four course dinner and five beer pairing. Join us, beer writer Jan Zeschky, and Peyton Stewart of the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bad for a night filled with good company and good times. Kilts and tartan encouraged!
Urban Tea Merchant Gastronomic Tea Experience – January 28, 29 and 30
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Vancity Theatre January 27 and 28
Casablanca, Notorious, Voyage to Italy… That Ingrid Bergman, three-time Oscar winner, is one of the movies’ all-time greats is inarguable. Narrated by Swedish (and now Hollywood) star Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Stig Björkman’s intimate exploration of Bergman’s personal and professional life benefits immensely from the cooperation of Bergman’s children, especially daughter Isabella Rossellini, who allowed him access to never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews.
Le Temps scellé – Push Festival January 27-29
With this performance from choreographer Nacera Belaza, contemporary dance is that much larger for a work that moves boundaries—but does so more with grace than with force. We begin in darkness, hearing pounding drums and plaintive vocals: half song, half chant. Two bodies move, at first so close to each other that they seem as one. As they separate it looks like a birth in the dark—a new creation. The dancing is liquid, with postures taken and abandoned in a perpetual movement; it’s like a never-ending reincarnation. As the patch of light widens, the two figures move in a bigger space, still coming together only to part.