Culture: UBC’s MOA, Jocasta & Allen Vizzutti


Museums MoA Reopening: UBC’s Museum of Anthropology reopens its doors this March after a six-month hiatus. Having increased in size by nearly 50 per cent and undergone extensive renovations, what better way to showcase a new bod than with a few tattoos? Peter Brunt, senior lecturer in art history at the Victoria University of Wellington, curates the new exhibit Tatau, which features 40 photographs exploring the Samoan tattoo tradition by renowned New Zealand artist Mark Adams. MoA reopening and exhibit launch, March 8,

Allen Vizzutti and the VSO: Dizzying dexterity is as much a philosophy of life for Allen Vizzutti as it is a description of his horn playing. The trumpeter and composer has collaborated with an eclectic group of music veterans over the years, including Chick Corea, Neil Diamond, the Budapest Radio Orchestra and the NBC Tonight Show Band (why not?), and has performed on over 100 motion picture soundtracks and TV shows. This month he returns to the VSO; expect everything from Gershwin to Bond to Ellington, with a Vizzutti original thrown in for good measure. March 6 and 7, Orpheum Theatre,


Jocasta: Langara College’s Studio 58 performs Jocasta, the fourth in Ned Dickens’s seven-part Theban series. Part of Nightswimming’s groundbreaking City of Wine project and produced in association with six other Canadian theatre schools, the raucous play follows the early life (and unfortunate marriage) of Oedipus’s mother, Jocasta. The project will culminate with all seven companies meeting and performing the cycle at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille in May. Says Studio 58’s Sean Oliver, “Seven plays, seven of Canada’s top theatre training institutes, 14 days in Toronto . . .these are all good things.” March 19 to April 5, Studio 58, langara​​.html