1. Duplicitous duo Charlie Gallant and Ryan Beil star in the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Oscar Wilde's beloved satire The Importance of Being Earnest. Director David Mackay calls it "line for line, the funniest play written in the English language." Obviously he hasn't seen Weekend at Bernie's The Musical, yet. The Importance of Being Earnest runs until April 15 at the Stanley. For tickets and info, call 604-687-1644 or go to artsclub.com.
2. Theatre at UBC and MFA Directing student Patrick New get their hands bloody with a new production of Macbeth. Shakespeare's tale of ambition, fate, murder, guilt, imaginary daggers and moving forests runs, appropriately enough, one week after the Ides of March, March 22 to 31 at UBC's Frederic Wood Theatre. For tickets and info, call 604-822-2678 or go to theatre.ubc.ca.
3. Celebrating emerging and established B.C. composers, this year's Sonic Boom event features ensemble-in-residence Vancouver Brass Project, guest artist Michael Murray, composer-in-residence Owen Underhill and a new electro-acoustic piece by Yota Kobayashi. The event runs until March 25 at the Western Front and St. Philip's Anglican Church. More info at vancouverpromusica.ca/sonicboom.
4. Presented by Kickstart, the inaugural Wide Angle Media Festival showcases commissioned shorts, feature length fi lms and workshops by fi lmmakers with disabilities, including Laurence Cohen's World War I-set Will. The festival runs March 22 to 25 at the Roundhouse. For more info, go to wideanglemedia.ca and kickstart-arts.ca/wide-angle-media-festival/.