As we move into Mother’s Day weekend, we have plenty to entertain your moms all around the town in these picks of the week
Musical: Until Sunday, Royal City Musical Theatre‘s 31st Season brings the Gershwin comedy musical Crazy for You, starring Todd Talbot (Love it or List it-Vancouver) and his wife Rabecca Talbot to the Massey Theatre stage.
Blooms: Every mom loves flowers. The late blooming flowers fill the fields of the Fraser Valley’s annual cavalcade of colour as the 17th annual edition of the Chilliwack Tulip Festival continues to bring life to the festival.
Festival: Continuing until May 28th, Urban Ink and The Cultch welcome new works and past favourites to a free, all-digital TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival focuses on empowering Indigenous artists and encouraging collaboration with non-Indigenous artists.
Legend: When an Elvis impersonator finds career troubles, he finds a new way to make ends meet, The Legend of Georgia McBride brings a banquet of fabulous outfits, fierce performances, and epic drag anthems to the Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until May 21st
Improvise: The Improv Centre on Granville Island debuts its spring show, Bring Back The ‘90s!, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm until May 27
Choir: May 11th, The Turning: Chor Leoni & The Leonids, celebrates strength and vulnerability in on stage at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church followed by the annual VanMan Summit Concert on May 13th at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC.
Culture: Sunday at the Jewish Community Centre, immerse yourself in the vibrant and multicultural nature of Israeli culture at The Festival of Israeli Culture. The free one-day festival is a fun-filled celebration of music, dance, art, sports, and delicious food and drink
Ball: The Vancouver Canadians are in the midst of a home stand versus Everett Aquasox until Sunday May 14th featuring a Friday Nooner at the Nat and A&W Family Fun Sunday giveaway.
Femme: The Cultch’s Femme Festival, wraps up this weekend but not before featuring Amanda Sum’s “part pop-up book, part performance”, New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert with Theatre Replacement and ?tszan (to make better), a story about Indigenous language reclamation created by Ucwalmicw artist Yvonne Wallace, and produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre.
Futures: Until January 14, 2024, 25 years since the artist’s passing, the Bill Reid Gallery presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of Bright Futures, co-curated by Bill Reid Gallery Curator Beth Carter, Assistant Curator Aliya Boubard, and in consultation with Jordan Wilson (Musqueam).
Exhibition: On display until June 11, Richmond Art Gallery, in partnership with the Richmond Public Library, presents A Small but Comfy House and Maybe a Dog the first major solo exhibition by Amy Ching-Yan Lam, guest curated by Su-Ying Lee, featuring sculptures made in collaboration with HaeAhn Woo Kwon, with objects from the collections of the Gallery and the neighbouring Richmond Public Library.
Docs: DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, continues on screens around town until May 14, 2023
Gallery: Held over to display until May 21, Polygon Gallery presents As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic Curated by Elliott Ramsey, the exhibition is organized by Aperture and features more than 100 photographs from the Wedge Collection — Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists.
Market: A kaleidoscope of colours, fantastical characters, and mouth-watering international foods combine at the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind runs weekends until October 9, 2023
Shipyard: Across the lower mainland, another market open this weekend, the 2023 Shipyards Night Market runs Friday nights until September 15th at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
Art: Starting Monday, the 7th annual ParkerArtSalon begins with “What Moves You” exhibition at Pendulum Gallery, Waddington’s Online Auction and Parker Street Studio Tours + Hall Exhibition where the participating artists at Parker Street Studios open up their studios to the public.