As we reach the first anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s take a look what has managed to adapt and thrive to keep us entertained.
Global: Joining in a global event in honour of the anniversary of the pandemic, The Cultch will host a free presentation of the the award-winning play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit from celebrated Iranian playwright, Nassim Solemanipour, on March 13th at 7:30pm
Opera: The Vancouver Opera digital 2020–2021 season continues with the online premiere of the rarely performed The Music Shop, on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Music: Tonight, Early Music Vancouver’s Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Programme members and their mentors perform concertos and chamber works on the digital concert hall performance of Corelli, Janitsch and J.B. Bach feat. EMV’s Baroque Mentorship Orchestra.
Coastal: Returning for its 14th year, the annual Coastal Dance Festival produced by Dancers of Damelahamid, takes to digital for viewing from the comfort of your home March 12th to 18th.
Symphony: With the gypsy jazz of 1930’s Paris and the spirit of Django Reinhardt, Vancouver’s Van Django takes flight with the VSO digital theconcerthall.ca
Feast: The Polygon Gallery is showing the Canadian premiere of a colourful touring exhibition, Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography, until May 30th
Library: Streaming online from March 6 to 28, Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Virtual Humanity, a deeply personal, one-on-one experience adapting the company’s annual Human Library project into the digital space, where participants can ‘check out’ a human for a candid conversation about their life experiences, culture and beliefs.
Choreo: Streaming until tomorrow, March 11th , the Dance Centre in Vancouver is featuring renowned choreographer and performer, Joshua Beamish – MOVETHECOMPANY PROXIMITY as part of its Global Connections Series.
Ahoy: Join Chor Leoni for an evening of Shanties! A Musical Voyage, premiering for free (donations welcome) online and available for viewing until March 14th, to everyone across Canada who RSVPs.
Listen: The Arts Club has released the first of four audio plays, in its Listen to This series; UNEXPECTING: by Bronwyn Carradine is now available for listening
Festival: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is returning for its 21st season until June 19, 2021, featuring 18 livestreamed contemporary dance performances.
Earthquake: The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s newest exhibition A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake, is running until September 5, 2021
Museum: A perfect visit for the Chinese New Year season, stop by MOV at Vanier Park or the Chinatown location to view A Seat at the Table a collaborative exhibition exploring historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging.
Colour: Now open at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art find the Western Canadian premiere of running until May 9, 2021.