Cultural Calendar

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, filled with mementos, memories and fun! Alas, all good things must come to an end. September signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall (and school for many!). But why not squeeze in some late summer festivals before the season ends? Here are some cultural events…

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Put on some shades, lace up some comfortable shoes and get out of the house! There are plenty of activities to see and do right here in town. Art galleries, music festivals, theatrical productions, film screenings and cultural celebrations are just a small sample of the many events and festivals happening in and around Vancouver.…

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With the beginning of July, school is out and summer is in full swing! From Canada Day celebrations to summer-long dancing, poetry readings and theatre festivities, there is plenty to see and do. Mark these events on your calendar. Here’s a taste of what’s happening around town. * * * Bard on the Beach June…

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The summer solstice begins on June 20 in Vancouver, signifying the beginning of summer and as a result, there are many more events and festivals to attend. From watching independent film to listening to vocal music to practicing yoga and cheering on dragon boaters, there’s something for everyone both indoors and out. June 19 is…

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 30–June 5 Granville Island www.childrensfestival.ca Granville Island is once again the host of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, an all-ages festival that will delight audience goers with art, dance, performance and more. Spend the day interacting with performers, participating in the on-site activities and much more. * * * Music…

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It’s already May in Vancouver and there is no shortage of cultural events to attend. Please do enjoy the amazing weather outside, but if you are looking for some events to attend, why not check out some of the following around town. From art galas to dancing and public salons to festivals, there’s something for…

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  Artist Talk with Sonny Assu April 21 Surrey Art Gallery 13750 88th Ave., Surrey Presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival, artist Sonny Assu will talk about his exhibition 1UP, as well as his Longhouse, Chilkat and Interventions on the Imaginary series. Assu’s work often focuses on the issues and rights surrounding Indigenous…

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Generation Axe April 6 Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver   If you love guitar then there is no way you can miss this concert. Five of the top hard rock and metal guitar players in the world will combine for a surefire memorable experience. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and…

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Sarvenaz Amanat: Self-Hell Feb. 12–April 2 1515 West 7th Ave., Vancouver www.sarvenazamanat.com   Twenty-one ink drawings and four sculptures will be on display in this exhibition of works by Sarvenaz Amanat. The work was inspired by meeting Art Spiegelman and seeing his work. Spiegelman’s work often involves trauma and many different emotions, also a part…

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  The Gay Heritage Project March 2–19 The Cultch 1895 Venables St., Vancouver www.thecultch.com   One question will be asked: is there a gay “heritage”? Three talented Canadian creators/performers set out to uncover lesser known gay history and bring contemporary culture out of the shadows in this funny salute to past and present events and…

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Sumie: Ink Brush Paintings Feb. 13–May 8 Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre 6688 Southoaks Cres., Burnaby www.centre.nikkeiplace.org Takao Tanabe, a Canadian born painter of Japanese descent, is showcasing his works using sumie, also known as brush painting, ink wash painting or Japanese ink painting. His works generally focus on landscapes, particularly those of British…

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  Graeme Wahn: Mother Hastings Time Capsule Jan. 16–Feb. 27 Hastings Park, Vancouver 2901 E. Hastings St. www.helenpittgallery.org In 1940, a time capsule was sealed in Atlanta, Georgia, set to be opened in 8113. A similarly designed one was interred in Hastings Park, but with a shorter span of time: 2000–2030. In this exhibition Graeme…

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Lost Words: Political Edition Jan. 26 The Emerald Lounge 555 Gore Ave., Vancouver www.pitheatre.com Lost Words is a series focused on banned, censored and controversial plays, and what makes them like that. Whether they’€™re written to be negative towards a party in power, or become investigated for what they produce, their stories and productions will…