What: Montreal’s Sam Roberts and his band are taking their latest album on the road with a stop in Vancouver. Making his debut back in 2002, Roberts has gone on to win multiple Juno Awards. In March of 2016, Sam Roberts Band took up The Bathouse, The Tragically Hip’s studio near Kingston, Ontario to record their sixth full-length album, TerraForm.
Where: The Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
When: February 7 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available through Live Nation from $33.50 – $66.50
What: To celebrate its 10-year anniversary and to thank everyone for their ongoing support, Jules Bistro is offering a Table D’Hote (three-course meal) for lunch and dinner. The authentic French bistro is offering the choice of Bistro Salad or Soup Du Jour for a starter, an 8oz Ribeye Steak, Pan Seared Salmon Provencal, or Mussels with Fries as a main, and Chocolate Terrine for dessert.
Where: 216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
When: February 7 to February 12
Price: $21 for lunch and $23 for dinner (the original prices from ten years ago)
What: At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales. Presented by Fighting Chance Productions.
Where: Orpheum Annex – 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
When: February 7 to 10 at 8 pm, February 11 at 2 pm and 8 pm.
What: The infectious ‘Cindy Lauper musical’ is back, with having toured the world during its four-year life, spanning several translations in Korean and Japanese. In one of those vague ‘inspired by true events’ stories, fabulous performer Lola dances into town and into the fortunes of a struggling gentlemen’s shoe factory. The quest for the perfect stiletto is fierce in this Grammy Award-winning Broadway staple.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street
What: Roll up the sleeves on your PJs and help construct a giant BlanketFort in which a comedy show happens. The enjoy a night of funny with Ava Julien, Jo Dworschak, Ryan Williams, Chelsea McNabb, Ryan Gunther, Melanie Rose and Shlomo McPeake. Hosted by Emma Cooper.
Where: Astoria Hastings – 769 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Based in Chicago, Manual Cinema is a performance collective, design studio, and film/video production company. They combine handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. Ada/Ava is a gothic tale that explores mourning and melancholy, self and other.