Arts Briefs 

Encore, encore darlings

By Nicole Fitzgerald

Clink a cosmo to the return of Britain’s best sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous, to the Whistler stage.

Bushwoman Productions remounts the hilarious lives of the flamboyant Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon and sexed-up Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous “Fat” on Saturday, Feb. 3 as well as Feb. 9 and 10 at MY Millennium Place. The Feb. 3 preview performance is held as part of WinterPRIDE festivities.

The infamous duo of fad-obsessed, vodka swilling gals is a must see with actors Michele Bush starring as Eddy and Monique Davidson as Patsy bringing the famed sitcom written by Jennifer Saunders to life.

The first run of the production four years ago sold out, as did the encore engagement of two additional shows. Audiences looking for a great laugh don’t want to miss out on this Sex and the City on crack production.

Be prepared for a full-on assault of Lacroix gaudiness and boozing in the afternoon hours as Eddy tries to lose weight in time for a visit from a twiggy, ex-model friend.

The evening of hilarious debauchery begins and ends with a martini party shakin’ it up at 7 p.m. before the 8 p.m. show.

Tickets are $20.


Cutting-edge art show on the tables

Audio/Visual night on Monday, Jan. 29 at Maxx Fish features the artwork of local talent Stan Matwychuk .

Audio/Visual showcases a partnership of local artists showing their works alongside turntable talent from DJ Jon Parris in a funky lounge setting twice a month.

This will be Matwychuk’s first solo show since the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival’s BraveArt showing last year. He was recently featured in UpDown Magazine .

His thought-inspiring work isn’t afraid to shed light on politics or social ideas. He recently shipped a political mural to New York City for a benefit for social activist Dan McGowan.

Matwychuk’s works are also no stranger to the local art circuit with showings and performance art painted at ARTrageous and the Children’s Art Festival. He also collaborates with the Gnarcore Videoplay Group and hosts his own gallery, called Homebase Studio.

Check out his most recent works at

In addition to Matwychuk’s exhibit, lyricist Kronik Logik will dish out wordplay with funky laid back jazz and house beats.

Admission is $5.


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