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musica intima

The renowned choral group presents a night of music by British Columbia composers and arrangers in the Chan Centre's intimate studio theatre. Musica intima promise they will use this space to maximum effect. In Jordan Nobles's Coriolis, for example, the 12 singers will envelop the audience in a large arc. Other composers featured will be Amy Stephen, Jocelyn Morlock, Stephen Chatman and Brian Tate. Tonight and March 15, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.; March 15 at 2:30 p.m.

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The Sadies/Julie Doiron

Toronto's cosmic cowboys the

Sadies bring their own brand of psychedlia-infused country and a reputation for energetic, rip-

roaring live sets to the Biltmore tonight. Indie chick and Tragically Hip collaborator Julie Doiron

supports. Tonight, Biltmore

Cabaret at 8. p.m.

Dance

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LOUISE BÉDARD DANSE

The latest work by Montreal's Louise Bédard, Finally, You Are

receives its Western Canadian

premiere. For the piece, Bédard took inspiration from the paintings of Canadian artist Marianna Gartner, before weaving six

haracters through a "city of

anvas." Tonight, Roundhouse Community Arts Centre at 8 p.m.

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Mascall Danse with

Ron Stewart

Playing five characters -

paratrooper, repo man, cowboy, hip-hop wannabe - Ron Stewart explores the connections between fathers and sons, and how the child's view of his parent shifts with time. The work, entitled What?, is a collaboration between Stewart and choreographer Jennifer Mascall. Tonight and tomorrow, Roundhouse Community Arts Centre at 10 p.m.

FILM

Hockey Nights In Film

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Hollywood hockey hits the Vancity Theatre tonight. In Sudden Death, ex-semi pro goalie turned firefighter, Jean-Claude Van Damme takes his kids to see the seventh game in the Stanley Cup Finals and finds himself taking on a bunch of terrorists and their evil plan to blow up the Pittsburgh Igloo. He may play a lot of golf, but Happy Gilmore's Adam

Sandler was a hockey player

first - and his anger-management issues on the green prove it. Tonight, Vancity Theatre,

Sudden Death at 8:45 p.m.;

Happy Gilmore at 7 p.m.

CIRCUS

AVATAR CIRCUS PROJECT

British Columbia's own contemporary circus troupe showcases its latest work, Tryangle. Melding acrobatics and trapeze work with the added texture of a multimedia backdrop, Avatar features both professional performers and young graduates from CirKids School of Circus Arts. Until March 15, PNE Garden Auditorium, Hastings Park at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

THEATRE

TORONTO, MISSISSIPPI

The Playhouse Theatre Company revisits Vancouver playwright Joan MacLeod's 1987 work that explores the dynamics of a family with an autistic daughter and absentee Elvis-impersonator father. When King (the father) visits, the fragile family balance is threatened. The play was inspired by MacLeod's time as a social worker with the mentally disabled in the seventies. The stellar cast includes Meg Roe, Colleen Wheeler and Alessandro Juliani. Directed by Dean Paul Gibson. Until March 21, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., http://www.vancouverplayhouse.com.

For full program listings and tickets, go to http://www.vancouver2010.com/culturalolympiad.

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