Cultural Calendar

Market Scene by Pieter Aertsen (1569) is one of the artworks on exhibit in A Bitesize History of Food in Art.

The beginning of September signifies the twilight of summer – the Fall Equinox happens two weeks from Labour Day – so get out and enjoy that summer weather while you still can! Remember to maintain social distance and attend outdoor activities when possible. But if you decide to stay in, check out the many digital events and exhibits happening online!

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A Bitesize History of Food in Art

Google Arts & Culture is presenting A Bitesize History of Food in Art, a digital exhibition by art historian Maude Bass-Krueger. In it, Bass-Krueger takes the viewer on a historical tour of the portrayal of food in various civilizations, such as the Romans, the Flemish, the Turks and the Koreans, and how these cultures used food to critique elements of their societies.

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Music in the Courtyard

Weekends until Sept. 27

Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver

The Firehall Arts Centre is presenting Music in the Courtyard, a summer-long music series that will occur on weekends until Sept. 27. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. (with the exception of the performance on Sunday, September 13, which will take place at 7 pm). String quartets, rock bands, punk groove bands, fusion bands and more will take to the courtyard this month for our listening pleasure.

17th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival

The Wild Moccasin Dancers will perform as part of the Richmond Maritime Festival. | Photo courtesy of Richmond Maritime Festival

Aug. 28–Sept. 7

This year the Richmond Maritime Festival has been re-imagined online. Stay tuned for daily performances starting Aug. 28 until Sept. 7. Enjoy music, storytelling, dancing, workshops you can take part in from home, all from the beautiful Britannia Shipyards. Peppered in among the music will be stories by Kevin Lee and the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society, a dance performance by Coastal Wolf Pack and a hands-on activity by Richmond Maritime Festival artistic visionary Marina Szijarto.

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Third Annual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

Sept. 4–5

The Third Annual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival will be virtual in 2020. Subtitled Jazz at Home, the festival hopes to present unforgettable musical presentations by established jazz artists and emerging talent from the comfort of your home. There will be 17 acts with two headliner live-streamed shows this year – for a complete list of events and performers, check out the festival’s website.

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2020 TAIWANfest –The Survived

Sept. 5–7

The Vancouver TAIWANfest will be holding a virtual platform The Survived to invoke the sharing of knowledge and understanding through arts and culture. The Survived is a platform for virtual talks, exhibitions and a large art installation that hopes to inspire change and serve as a reminder to rethink our own values and refocus our priorities: people, governments and nations make mistakes, but the worst mistake humanity can make is turning against each other. Check out the festival’s website for programming information.