Chinese-Canadian + Scottish-Italian culture this week in Vancouver

Lots of cultural events this week. 
I've seen Red Letters and Jade in the Coal and recommend them for people
to learn about important issues in Chinese Canadian history, in a fun
entertaining way.  Reviews being posted after I get off work today!  Both have lots of music.  Cantonese opera in Jade In the Coal, and Broadway style musical for Red Letters – with soaring lyricism which reminds me of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, and Brigadoon.

I will be attending the opera Lucia de Lamamoor on Dec 4th opening night, wearing my kilt – which is set on the lowlands of Scotland.   I wore my kilt for Macbeth a few years ago… thank goodness it's not as cold in Vancouver as it is in Scotland right now!

Dec 2 – KILTS
NIGHT
at Doolin's
until Dec 4th – JADE
IN THE COAL
– theatre @ UBC
until Dec 4th – RED
LETTERS
– musical @ Roundhouse
Dec 4, 6. 8, 11 – LUCIA DE LAMAMOOR –  Vancouver Opera

see details below


LAST KILTS NIGHT
of 2010

and
the first Kilts night to follow St. Andrew's Day (Nov 30)
We can
hoist our
Guinness to the patron Saint of Scotland (or not).
Free pint o'
Guinness when you wear your kilt

Free live music with Halifax
Wharf
Rats starting 9pm
I'll be there at 8:30pm
to grab some seats!

Nov 25-Dec 4th
JADE IN THE
COAL  –
new play by Paul Yee
@ UBC Frederic Wood theatre – set in early
1900's during head tax era
http://www.theatre.ubc.ca/jade_in_the_coal/


RED LETTERS
Nov
26-Dec 4th in Vancouver – Roundhouse Community Centre
Dec. 29 – Jan.
8 Richmond – Gateway Theatre
Red Letters – Vancouver Asian Canadian
Theatre's musical about the head tax/ exclusion era.
http://www.vact.ca/



LUCIA DE LAMAMOOR
Vancouver Opera,
Dec
4, 7, 9, 11
Queen Elizabeth
Theatre
– Italian opera by Donizetti – set on Scottish lowland
moors.
Great songs, love, drama deceit, tragedy, clan wars….
http://www.vancouveropera.ca/lucia_di_lammermoor.html

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