If you’ve ever done the desperate crotch-clamp hustle in search of a bathroom while your bladder painfully balloons, you’ll appreciate “Urinetown.” It’s about a dystopian future in which an evil conglomerate owns all of society’s public restrooms — until a hero who has to pee REALLY BADLY challenges its reign.
You know him as Ira Glass, but call him DJ Life for this gig. In “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass,” he’ll create a “This American Life” show by mixing live onstage stories with pre-taped quotes and music.
Remember when graffiti was a wrenching semaphore of inner-city crime and despair? Yeah, us neither. If you love vibrant street art, Peat Wollaeger’s stencil graffiti will grab you — and you don’t even have to get mugged to enjoy it! “Eyez on Las Vegas” is on exhibit through March 22 at Get Up Gallery in Emergency Arts at 520 Fremont St.
Artist John Bissonette says his work registers an emotional connection to pop culture. We say this: It springs, jumbles and bounces on your visual radar like a yippee parade of wowza mad shape and color woo-hoo.
Praised for his seemingly effortless, vibrant interpretations of classics, Jon Kimura Parker performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a night of musical celebration so magical, sparkling and wondrous you’ll cry tears of YUM EVERYBODY THEY’RE TEARS OF CHAMPAGNE IT’S A MIRACLE. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker performs 8 p.
Frankly, we’re still waiting to see if Justin Bieber is a highly advanced Canadian bioweapon whose head is going to robotically partition to fire an earth-exploding neutron laser. But The Tragically Hip? Pretty sure they’re an actual pretty damn good Canadian band.
San Francisco artist Mary Anne Kluth loves two things: 1) theme parks and 2) her dad. Her exhibit “Visitor Center” melds the two loves in fanciful fashion, recreating her father’s memories with a vibrant sense of playful wonder.