JAZZ VESPERS AT ST. ANDREW'S WESLEY
Many venues hold jazz vespers programs monthly or every other week or even weekly during the summer. But there are only two places in the world where you can take part in jazz vespers every Sunday of the year. One is St. Peter's in New York City, and the other is right here in Vancouver, at St. Andrew's Wesley United Church on Burrard (at Nelson). Every single Sunday for almost 25 years now, St. Andrew’s has presented the finest jazz musicians from around the Lower Mainland and across the province. It’s where jazz meets, and dances, with the spirit.
The lineup for May includes: The St. Thomas Moore Jazz Choir on May 7; jazz vocalist Karin Plato on May 14; the David Thompson Senior Jazz ensemble on May 21; and the Siobhan Walsh Group on May 28.
Vespers is from 4 to 5 p.m. and admission is by donation.
CAN YOU SEE US?
An evening of storytelling about the disability experience by six writers: Alberto Heide, Karen White, Art Jonker, David Elendune, Tessa Carter, and Monica Gartner, the author of "Overcoming The Impossible" is May's Kickstart Disability Arts event, directed by Jeffrey Renn. The writers, who each lives with disability, have created and will perform a series of original works, with each piece having a component that connects to all the pieces.,
The "Can You See Us" collaborators have worked with Kickstart's artistic director Yuri Arajs to create a multi-media projection piece that will be incorporated into their performance.
7 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at PAL Studio Theatre (581 Cardero). Ticket information here.
THE HUNGER ROOM
Catch this world premier of a dark thriller by West End Vancouver based playwright Ron Button, exploring loneliness, disconnection and violence. A crisis takes over a suburban high school when a mysterious stalker begins delivering notes written in blood to targeted female students. Soon everybody’s a suspect, including the teachers.
But what’s really happening underneath the suspicion? And what is “the hunger room” that the notes keep mentioning? As the situation escalates, students and faculty alike become more desperate to expose each other’s darkest secrets – and to protect their own.
Presented by Staircase Theatre. At PAL Studio Theatre (581 Cardero) May 24 - June 10. Information and tickets here.