Will April showers, bring May flowers? It remains to be seen, but in the meantime let’s find out how to entertain ourselves
Duos: Tonight, Early Music Vancouver looks at Dynamic Duos: Memorable Musical Partnerships in 18th Century England in an online concert featuring the duo of Paul Luchkow and Michael Jarvis
Masterpiece: Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition is now open at Vancouver Convention Centre, and already extended its run until August 29, 2021 so you have the whole summer to see this amazing spectacle of Van Gogh’s masterpieces.
Festival: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) continues with its 21st season online until June 19, 2021, the festival features 18 livestreamed contemporary dance performances.
Dance: Digidance and partner DanceHouse are presenting the Canadian premiere of More Than Dance, We Are A Movement, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Indigenous innovators, Red Sky Performance, streaming in Canada only from April 14-20.
Music: Until April 11th, Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre is presenting a brand new digital on-demand show from the creative duo Ivan Coyote & Sarah MacDougall, Out of This Blue is an eclectic selection of the songs and stories that emerged from both artists during this pandemic-forced period of stillness and solitude.
Talks: Bard on the Beach’s Conversations With… series this week looks at Reimagining Shakespeare, online Friday at 3pm. Register for free online
Play: Presentation House Theatre presents Affair of Honor’s Playthings, livestreamed in real-time, a thrilling, hilarious, and daring tale of mortals and Gods, streaming until April 17th
Opera: The Vancouver Opera’s witty, and entertaining The Music Shop, by Richard Wargo, joins Amahl and the Night Vistors and other performances streaming as part of the digital season along with other shows from the season.
Ignite: At The Cultch, IGNITE! Youth Arts Fest has adapted to the new online IGNITE! Plugged In 3 evenings April 9-11 promising a mix of dance, theatre, spoken word, circus and more, curated by The Cultch’s Youth Panel.
Museum: Hang out with the museum staff and specialists via its three regular virtual weekly sessions; RBCM @ Home, RBCM @ Home (Kids) and RBCM @ Outside.
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: 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.