5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

Dust can be mundane and domestic, but also destructive and cosmic, and it’s possibly one of the best lens in which to contemplate the past century. That’s partly the message in A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic, the new exhibition at the Polygon Gallery which opens tonight and will be viewable until April 28. Curated by David Campany, a U.K.-based critic, writer and educator with a focus on photographic works, the exhibition features a multitude of pieces from renowned artists to anonymous photographers all offering a unique view of the world – from the American dustbowl to the wars in Iraq – centred on the question: What if dust is really a key to the ensuing decades?  

Lunar New Year events continue on the North Shore with a celebration of Korean culture, hosted by local resident Hoon Choi, slated for tomorrow at West Vancouver Memorial Library starting at 12:30 p.m. The event will feature an exploration and celebration of Korean culture, traditions and folktales.

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This weekend is your final chance to catch CapU Theatre’s production of The Learned Ladies. CapU’s punky-meets-baroque version of Molière’s classic comedy satirizes the pretensions of intellectual snobbery, with a story that follows Henriette and Clitandre, two young lovers who wish to marry, but are thwarted after Henriette’s mother, Philamente, conspires with her clique to have Henriette marry the “scholarly” poet Trissotin. The play is showing tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The BlueShore building on campus. Tickets: $10-$22

North Vancouver City Library is hosting the inaugural event of its new Indigenous film series with a presentation by award-winning Tsilhqot’in First Nation filmmaker Trevor Mack tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A screening of some of Mack’s short films – including his first one, The Blanketing¸ which is an eight-minute film chronicling a confrontation between a group of First Nations people and a pair of colonizers looking to build a road through their land – will be followed with a discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker who will discuss his process and growing up in the B.C. Interior. The event is free but registration is required.

Dancy company Ballet Jörgen will be performing Coppélia at Kay Meek Arts Centre on Sunday at 3 p.m. The show takes audiences into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring his dolls to life to find his perfect wife. Tickets: $19-$45

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