As BC starts down the path to phase II of lifting pandemic restrictions, we still find Arts and Entertainment locked down or performing at home.
Summer: Vancouver’s Indian Summer Festival marks its 10th anniversary by transforming itself into a spectacular digital season streaming on digital channels at 7:01pm every Saturday for 10 weeks, until July 18th.
Markets: For your farm fresh produce and supplies Vancouver Farmers Markets at Riley Park, Trout Lake and Kitsilano are now open until the autumn.
Botanical: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens has reopened, with new social distancing rules and procedures, nicely timed to let you get out and enjoy the spring blooms
Gardens: Victoria’s famed Butchart Gardens has also reopened this week, welcoming the public to take in the blooms and tranquility of the beautiful 55 acre garden as a break from COVID-19 home confinement
Compass: Get outside for a walk and make use of North Van Arts’ North Shore Culture Compass, to find sights, or public outdoor art.
Museum: The Royal BC Museum (RBCM), continues its RBCM@Home program with a selection of offerings for kids and adults alike.
Talks: As the shops reopen and their mural-painted temporary hoardings come down. join Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for a Virtual Talk on May 22nd with one of the mural artists : Art Talks – “Murals of gratitude” with Abi Taylor
Choir: Wednesday nights, watch Chor Leoni Inside, the choir’s livestream featuring new and previously unreleased videos from Chor Leoni’s past concerts and tours, with live commentary from Artistic Director Erick Lichte, and guest interviews. Watch live on YouTube Wednesdays at 7pm
Indigenous: MOA at UBC has assembled a list of #MOAFromHome activities and resources to keep visitors inspired until they can physically visit again.
Opera: Vancouver Opera Offstage is a brand-new weekly Wednesday podcast with host Les Dala, Vancouver Opera’s chorus director and associate conductor taking you inside the world of opera, here and around the world.
Concerts: Live Nation: Live from Home curates a collection of artists from all genres to bring you music, stories and more from their homes.
Space: Join astronomer Rachel Wang May 21th for H.R. MacMillan Space Centre’s weekly “Ask an Astronomer” YouTube live stream session, this week’s theme “How Gravity Works?”