Wrapping up June with the Canada Day Long Weekend ahead means a packed picks of the week!
Together: Canada Together, the 36th annual Canada Day at Canada Place, takes the largest event outside of Ottawa in a new direction, planned collaboratively with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations with a day of family entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Symphony: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Park Board present the annual Symphony at Sunset, a free, open-air concert taking place at Sunset Beach
Boots: You’re in for a good time, at The Arts Club production of Kinky Boots. the hit Broadway musical by Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein is on stage at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31
Musical: Renegade Productions Theatre Company has added a couple of extra performances of its production of the award-winning stage musical ONCE, adapted from the Oscar winning film, at The Shop Theatre in Marpole, catch the last two performances June 30 and July 1.
Sweet: Take a break for something sweet and savoury when you explore the offers and vote for your favourites in the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge and Chicken Wing Challenge both wrapping up July 3
Stick: The 21st Talking Stick Festival wraps up this weekend celebrating National Indigenous History Month by showcasing a line up of talented Indigenous performers and artists.
Etc: Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) Summer Repertory Festival wraps up July 2nd with two pointed and powerful plays: Marjorie Prime and Pass Over, at a new home stage at Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island)
Balls: Vancouver Whitecaps FC welcome LAFC to BC Place on July 2nd
Curated: Until March 19, 2023 the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel. A group exhibition, curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:l?), examining the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists
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.
Stars: Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) returns to Malkin Bowl in Stanley Part with the Shakespearean themed comedy Something Rotten! and the Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You on alternate evenings from July 2 to August 27.
Art: MOA presents its newest exhibition this week: Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio features artworks by 33 Mexican-American artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, New York and Texas, most exhibiting in Canada for the first time, on exhibit from May 12, 2022 to January 1, 2023
Trio: The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) has a host of new exhibitions now open and running through the summer: Kids Take Over, RESTLESS: Recent Acquisitions, and Everything Under The Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft are a trio of new exhibitions giving visitors to VAG plenty to view through to September 11th
Collection: Now held over until August 23rd, Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection at Griffin Art Projects, takes an intimate look at one of Vancouver’s most quietly influential collectors.
Ghosts: North Vancouver’s The Polygon Gallery opens its latest exhibition in one week, running until August 14, 2022, Ghosts of the Machine is a new group exhibition by curator Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology, and ecology.
Canoe: Vancouver Maritime Museum recognizes National Indigenous History Month with two new exhibitions opening, We Were So Far Away and Tapestry of Change – both exploring Inuit stories and communities. As well, the ongoing exhibition Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh has been extended until August 15.