This week in (gay) Vancouver we meet Sid, celebrate Glee and explore diversity and gender through dance.
Spec Theatre presents one woman show Sid: The Handsome Bum (Nov 4-8) at the Little Mountain Gallery. Written by Spec Theatre co-founder Ira Cooper, this is the story of Sid, just another face on the Downtown Eastside. Passing her without notice on our daily commutes we listen to her tell tales because she is in a show. Cooper asks if we would listen to her otherwise?
Showtunes (Nov 7) returns to 1181 with a full evening of tunes featured on the popular television show. Whether you’re a fan of Rachel or Santana, Blaine or Kurt there is bound to be something here to satisfy even the biggest Gleek. And only for the true fan, a little Glee trivia: who did creator Ryan Murphy name Kurt after?
The spirit of dance, diversity and gender are celebrated in Undivided Colours (Nov 8 & 9), a gathering of performances, ideas and conversations by acclaimed Canadian and Southeast Asian dance artists. The show and public Symposium (Nov 7-9) feature Peter Chin from Toronto, William Lau from Ottawa, Indonesia’s Didik Nini Thowok, Thailand’s Pichet Klunchun and Vancouver’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino (photo above).