Victim or perpetrator? Find out in The Hunger Room!

The Hunger Room Closes June 10

The world premier of this dark thriller by West End Vancouver based playwright Ron Button, exploring loneliness, disconnection and violence continues at PAL Studio Theatre through June 10. 

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) to June 10. Information and tickets here.

Summer Sounds Community Gathering
at Alexandra Park Bandstand

Stella Soul (@topscura Photo)

It's summer in the City (well, pretty close!) and we welcome the return of the now annual WEArts presentation of the Summer Sounds Community Gathering, a free, outdoor event for the entire family.

Live entertainment through the day will include event organizer Christopher Clarke Hyndman and The Quixotic Neurotics, Elegwen O'Maoiole and the bop apocalypse, The Fight Outside, Stella Soul, Derek Pitts, and many other talented local performers.

Elegwen O'Maoiole

So pack a picnic lunch or supper, bring along blankets and lawn chairs, a prepare to spend a few hours with your friends and neighbours taking in the Summer Sounds!

Saturday, June 10 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park (Pacific Avenue at Bidwell).

More info about Alexandra park and Haywood Bandstand and the history and other blah blah blah and so on and so on and other blah blah blah and so on and so on 

June at Jazz Vespers

Any and every Sunday afternoon enjoy the finest local jazz musicians in a special moment where jazz meets, and dances with, the spirit. This is one of the only two 

June’s lineup includes: Trevor Whittridge (4th); Angela Verbrugge (11th); Ingrid Stitt (18th); and the Universal Gospel Choir (25th).

St. Andrew’s Wesley Church from 4 to 5 p.m.  Admission by donation. 

Camille Mitchell and Annabel Kershaw in the Western Gold Theatre production of "Rumors". The man is supposed to be headless! (Ellie O'Day Photo)

Vancouver Premiere of Rumors

Western Gold Theatre presents the Vancouver premiere of Neil Simon’s Rumors as part of their Studio Series.

In play, which was Simon's first farce, three upscale New York couples are invited to a tenth anniversary party, but when they arrive, the host and hostess are nowhere to be seen – and was that a gunshot one of them heard? Everyone is intent on making their point of view known as to what has happened. This, of course, leads to the confusion and hilarity of Rumors.

This Western Gold staged reading is directed by Anna Hagan, Rumors features Paul Batten, Dave Campbell, Bob Frazer, Keith Martin Gordey, Annabel Kershaw, Camille Mitchell, Melissa Oei, Jerry Wasserman and Colleen Winton. 

Only 5 performances. June 23 to 25, Friday to Sunday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at PAL Studio Theatre (581 Cardero). Tickets here or at 604.363.5734.