Ballet BC’s New Work: Resident choreographer Cayetano Soto will create a new work for the full company that will showcase his integrated vision as choreographer, costume and lighting designer in a work that will surprise and delight audiences. Nov. 2-4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. More info at www.balletbc.com.
B.R.I.S.A.: In B.R.I.S.A, Johan Inger explores the themes of awakening and change. Considered one of the hottest choreographers in Europe today, his work can be found in the repertoire of major dance companies around the world. Nov. 2-4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. More at www.balletbc.com.
The Texas Troubadours: Sharing the stage for the first time as part of the Texas Troubadours project, this masterful trio will celebrate the proud song writing tradition of their southern roots in an unforgettable evening of music with a little bit of grit and a whole lot of heart. Nov. 8 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC. More at www.chancentre.com.
Missing: This world premiere addresses the national crisis and devastation of Canada’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Set between Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and B.C,’s notorious Highway of Tears, this deeply-moving drama follows the fate of two young women, one Indigenous and one not, whose lives become tragically intertwined. Nov. 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 at The York Theatre. Tickets at www.thecultch.com.
Ani DiFranco in Concert: Join activist-artist Ani DiFranco as she reflects a dystopian sense that mirrors what is happening in her country, the U.S., and much of the rest of the world. Nov. 6 at the Vancouver Playhouse. Tickets at www.ticketstonight.ca.
Stylus Fantasticus: Virtuoso Flights of Fancy from the 17th Century: Paul Luchkow and Michael Jarvis join internationally-acclaimed bass viol/viola da gambist Sam Stadlen of Fretwork in a programme exploring this astonishingly inventive repertoire. Nov. 3 at Christ Church Cathedral. More at www.earlymusic.bc.ca.
ISCM World New Music Days:This 7-day festival will feature more than 30 new music events and over 100 composers from around the globe, highlighting music from nearly 50 different countries. Nov. 2-8 at various locations. More at www.icsm.org.
Circle Craft Christmas Market: In Vancouver, the holidays begin with this city tradition. This year, over 300 artisans (more than 50 new to the Market) will take part: clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewelers, toy makers, candle and soap makers, and more! Nov. 8-12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. More at www.circlecraft.net.
Vancouver Jewish Film Festival:Join the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre by celebrating the longest running Jewish film festival in Canada, bringing the best contemporary Jewish films from around the world. Nov. 2-9 at Fifth Avenue Cinemas and Nov. 10-12 at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. More at www.vjff.org.