This week in (gay) Vancouver: Show Tunes, Diwali and Hedwig

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Ryan Alexander McDonald returns to the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Some Halloween inspired show tunes, a festival of lights and an angry songwriter are all part of another eclectic week in (gay) Vancouver.

Show Tune Sunday (Oct 19) returns to The Junction with a Halloween themed afternoon of spooky show tunes plus of course some great prizes including tickets to Margaret Cho, Urinetown The Musical, and Evil Dead The Musical.

The 11th annual Diwali Fest (through Oct 26) continues with its theme of “Unity in Diversity”. Produced by the Diwali Celebration Society, Diwali Fest is an annual South Asian arts & culture festival that coincides with the Hindu “festival of lights”.  The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil, prosperity over poverty and knowledge over ignorance.  Events during the week long celebration take place in both Vancouver and Surrey with the free showcase of Indian culture, Diwali Downtown Vancouver (Oct 25), taking place at the Roudhouse Community Centre.

Ryan Alexander McDonald (photo above) returns as Hedwig in the Ghost Light Projects remount of its critical and audience hit from last season, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Oct 23-Nov 1).   Taking up residence once again at The Cobalt, this Off-Broadway hit follows the talented songstress as she recalls her life story, while stalking the man who stole her songs.

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