After a wet and cooler April will May heat up? The entertainment is firing up with plenty for the whole family to do in these picks of the week.
Taste: Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates, tonight with a celebratory tasting tour to experience the flavours of Vancouver
Screening: The Cold Tea Collective celebrates the upcoming Asian Heritage Month with an advanced screening of the documentary Making It, While Making a Difference – Advanced Screening Party, and take the opportunity to experience the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.
Reconciliation: The Firehall Arts Centre and Savage Society are presenting the world premiere of White Noise, by the late Canadian Indigenous actor and artist Taran Kootenhayoo, from Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, May 1st, 2022.
Ship: Vancouver Opera‘s season comes to a close with Gilbert & Sullivan’s wildly popular HMS Pinafore with four performances taking the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday April 30, Thursday May 5, and Saturday May 7 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday May 8.
Lacrosse: The NLL Vancouver Warriors play their last regular season home game at Rogers Arena on Saturday April 30th as they host San Diego Seals
Peace: On at the Shadbolt Centre Studio Theatre, Rice and Beans Theatre presents Peace Country, the newest play from Pedro Chamale, which follows the relationship of five friends who grew up in a small BC town in “the Peace”.
Cirque: The fan favourite Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría In a New Light returns with show reimagined for its 25th anniversary, until June 5, 2022 under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.
Blooms: The 16th Chilliwack Tulip Festival is blooming now, walk amongst the largest tulip event in BC, with millions of bulbs bursting in colour as guests to roam amongst more than 20 acres of 30 tulip varieties, plus 15 types of daffodils.
Offsite: In collaboration with Vancouver New Music, the Vancouver Art Gallery co-presents Auditory Borderlands – sounding The Dusk Meridian on Thursday, April 28 at 8:15 pm at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite – 1100 West Georgia Street
Tower: The Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) latest exhibition A Minaret for the General’s Wife by award winning Toronto-based Turkish-Canadian artist Erdem Tasdelen is on display until July 31, 2022.
Sea: On display in the Grand Court of Metropolis at Metrotown for just a couple more days, until April 30th “Washed Ashore”, Art to Save the Sea exhibit is a sustainable art sculpture exhibit made entirely from waste washed up on the ocean shorelines.
Invisible: Catalyst Theatre’s The Invisible:Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, inspired by the true stories of the women who served as Allied agents in the Second World War, comes to The Cultch York Theatre April 29 to May 7
Clouds: The Polygon Gallery’s current exhibition Cloud Album celebrating the breadth and beauty of clouds comes to a close May 1.
Skate: Catch the action of Boarder X at MOV, a travelling exhibition, featuring work by contemporary artists from Indigenous nations across Canada, drawing parallels to urban areas prohibiting skateboarding, related to the landscapes and territories we occupy, on view until October 2022
Collection: Until May 8th, Griffin Art Projects is presenting Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection (below), an intimate look at one of Vancouver’s most quietly influential collectors
Canoe: In the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s featured exhibition, on until July 3, 2022, Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders share their gifts through the war canoe in this multi-sensory journey.
Cloth: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art continues to feature the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022