May ticks onward, as does our need for entertainment, let’s see what the picks have to offer this week.
Docs: DOXA Documentary Film Festival 20th anniversary festival continues until Sunday, with 49 features, dozens of shorts, plus live Q&As and Industry events, online, and this weekend with special DOXA Drive-In presentations at the PNE Amphitheatre
Music: Music on Main is presenting five days of great music and conversation through its Listening. Together. online festival, running May 14-18.
Art: The Firehall Arts Centre plays host to the world premiere of yellow objects, an exhibition created by Derek Chan, taking place Tuesday, May 11 to Saturday, May 22, outdoors in the Firehall Arts Centre’s courtyard, limited to ten patrons per showing.
Garden: To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is hosting Spells for Chinatown, a series of installations; one performance and one dance each Thursday in May. The free ticketed events are limited to 10 guests in the garden per 30 minute session
Masterpiece: Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition continues at Vancouver Convention Centre, until August 29, 2021 so you have the whole summer to see this amazing spectacle of Van Gogh’s masterpieces.
Art: The 6th annual ParkerArtSalon has gone Canada-wide for 2021 featuring an “Essential Travel” themed online auction and a curated month of art on display throughout May.
Opera: Vancouver Opera has debuted the last of its 2020–2021 digital season with Carmen: Up Close And Personal now streaming on Vancouver Opera’s digital portal along with the season’s other productions; La Voix Humaine, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and The Music Shop.
Walk: Push Walks, from PuSh Festival are a unique invitation to take a safe walk with artists through the urban spaces that have given them inspiration, listen and walk to one of the six Walks now available where you find your podcasts.
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: Continuing at MOV’s Vanier Park and Chinatown locations, A Seat at the Table is a timely 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 Indigenous History in Colour running until May 9, 2021