Ah, Father’s Day. It’s no quite Mother’s Day, which sees children of all ages go over-the-top with gifts and celebrations for She Who Gave Them Life. And yet you don’t want to ignore the day completely — it’s good to have the big guy in your corner. But breakfast in bed doesn’t seem right — if he’s anything like the guys I know, breakfast items are part of The Things They Do Right. So even if you can make a mean eggs benny, don’t show him up on his big day.
So when Centrepointe Theatre came to us with the idea of Ways to Spend Quality Time with Dad, we thought, brilliant! Plus, because these shows are happening in late 2015 and early 2016, you have some time to plan a weekend around the show — and let dad know he’s appreciated all year long.
Herewith, a selection of shows playing at Centrepointe in their upcoming season.
For the Science Geek-Aging Rocker Dad: ArcAttack combines a love of music with a fascination with scientific processes like electricity, magnetism, and robotics. Meet King Beat, a robotic drummer, see band members walk through lightning, and get a glimpse of the band that’s gaining a Hollywood cult following.
Friday, November 6 at 7 :30 p.m.
For the Wannabe Stand-Up Comedian Dad: Howie Mandel made his big-screen debut in Make Me Laugh and has since appeared in St. Elsewhere, Bobby’s World, and The Howie Mandel Show, as well as frequent appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Give dad some education for his next dinner table routine with tickets to this stand-up legend.
Friday, October 2 at 7:30
For the Dad Who Takes Music Seriously: Your dad likely remembers a time when albums were listened to in full, start to finish (for a break only to turn over the record, if he’s a real audiophile). Is your dad also a Pink Floyd fan? If so, then Classic Albums Life: Pink Floyd – The Wall is the show for him. With the full album recreated on stage by full bands (including, at times, obscure instruments and choirs of children), you can challenge your dad to find a mistakes in the reproduction. Just don’t interupt!
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8 p.m.
For the Follow Your Dreams Dad: Does your dad dream of another career, in which he’s on the stage or travelling the world or creating awe-inspiring illusions? Show him that anything is possible with tickets to Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality. This Britain’s Got Talent winner satisfies audiences hunger for nail-biting feats of illusion. Plus, Darcy’s story goes back to when his own dad (Canadian sportscaster Scott Oake) showed him — accidentally! — a really cool card trick. That oughta gets dear old dad’s attention!
Tuesday, November 10 at 8 p.m.