5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

Based off of the era-defining rock opera by Green Day about suburban ennui and finding one’s way in the wake of 9/11, American Idiot the musical continues its run at Centennial Theatre this weekend, with showings tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 8 p.m, as well as a Saturday matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. This time around, the show is contemporized for 2019 audiences by centering on a new but equally myopic U.S. president. Tickets: $25-$45

The peaks may look pretty, but there might be hazards if you don’t know where to look. Just in time for winter, Avalanche Canada, the Alpine Club of Canada and the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC are hosting a free avalanche awareness workshop tomorrow at 2 p.m. The event takes place at North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

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It’s the second Sunday of the month coming up, meaning it’s time for another iteration of North Van Arts’ Jazz Sundays at 119 East Third St. From 3 to 5:30 p.m., catch the Leora Cashe Quartet, featuring drummer Buff Allen, bassist Darren Radtke and pianist Jaye Krebs, as they present a mix of original tunes as well as soulful, swingin’ standards. Tickets: $10

It’s never too early to start paying homage. Stop by Parkgate library tonight for a 6:30 p.m. showing of director Peter Jackson’s documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which looks at the British troops of the First World with never-before-seen footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of battle in Belgium. No registration required.

In this solo performance, a Canadian Second World War veteran reluctantly returns to Normandy for the 60th anniversary of D-Day and learns to confront some long ignored ghosts in the process. Jake’s Gift is showing at Presentation House Theatre on Remembrance Day Monday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18-$30


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