May wraps up while June starts with an entertaining weekend full of picks
Kicks: Whitecaps FC return to BC Place to start a four-match homestand by hosting Houston Dynamo Wednesday
Sips: Take a taste and vote for your favourite in the Vancouver Foodster Best Vancouver Sangria Challenge running June 2 – 25
Valley: The Firehall Arts Centre closes its 2022-23 season with the world premiere of rice & beans theatre’s ‘Happy Valley’, from May 25 to June 4, a new solo, interdisciplinary performance piece created and performed by award-winning playwright Derek Chan
Spring: Until June 8 at The Shop Theatre, Renegade Arts Co stages Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, following a group of late nineteenth century German students on their passage to adulthood.
Film: The second annual Vancouver Greek Film Festival celebrating the art of Greek cinema, including an eclectic line-up of contemporary and classic Greek films screens at The Cinematheque from June 1-4, 2023
Stage: Stage Fest New West presented by The Stage Musical Theatre Academy comes to the Anvil Centre in New Westminster June 1- 10 celebrating young artists in our community with three family friendly performances over two weekends
Art: The 7th annual ParkerArtSalon runs until June 16th 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.
Festival: Upintheair Theatre’s 11th-anniversary rEvolver Festival is coming to The Cultch, opening tonight until June 4, with a line up of innovative and contemporary new works by emerging and mid-career artists from across Canada.
Wilde: Western Gold Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Part of its OOF! (On Our Feet) Fully Staged Reading Series June 2-4.
Stick: From June 1 to July 2, the 22nd annual Talking Stick Festival 2023: Summer Reverb, honouring National Indigenous History Month, gets underway June 1 with an opening celebration following 7:30pm showing of The First Métis Man of Odesa Thursday, June 1 at The Cultch Historic Theatre then continues through the month at diverse locations within the city of Vancouver
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.
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.