Let’s see what the entertainment scene has to offer in these first picks of the week for June.
Cirque: There’s just days left to catch the fan favourite Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría In a New Light returns with show reimagined for its 25th anniversary, closing June 5, 2022
Mystery: The Firehall Arts Centre brings its 2021-2022 Reunion Season to a close with the presentation of, Yellow Fever, running until June 12.
Register: Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience was just announced to be coming to Vancouver this October, for its first North American exhibition. Registration for priority access tickets starts today, register now at beyondkingtut.com
Ruled: The latest installment of Pi Theatre‘s Pi Provocateurs 2021-2022 Presentation Series welcomes David Gagnon Walker’s This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear to the stage June 2 to 4 at Vancouver’s KW Studios
Tower: The Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) latest exhibition A Minaret for the General’s Wife by award winning Toronto-based Turkish-Canadian artist Erdem Tasdelen is on display until July 31, 2022.
Doors: The Richmond Museum’s 15th annual Doors Open Richmond returns from June 2 to 5, 2022; a selection of virtual content is available from June 2 followed by free, in-person and online events taking place June 4-5
Greek: The Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC’s Greek Heritage Month, gets underway with a Greek Art Showcase at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House featuring the creations of nine local Greek artists, whose practices span from painting, photography, and copper work
Designer: The Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro wraps up June 5th at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Poet: The second Poetry Project Exhibition and Book Launch, A collaborative project between Beedie Luminaries and ParkerArtSalon, brings Art and Poetry together again at the at the new GALLERY GEORGE on display until June 26th.
Roar: The BC Lions preseason gets underway Friday night, with a game against Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place
Caps: Whitecaps FC return home to play host to Real Salt Lake on Saturday afternoon, at BC Place
National: The Canadian Men’s National Team will host Panama this Sunday 5 June at BC Place in Vancouver as part of their preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Fest: Upintheair Theatre’s 10th rEvolver Festival at The Cultch until June 5th, continues to bring audiences a full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, staged readings of work-in-progress, digital and audio experiences, and in-depth discussions with artists.
Ripper: On stage June 2nd to 4th, Presentation House Theatre presents the world premiere of Kill the Ripper, a reimaging of Jack the Ripper, told from the female perspective, by acclaimed Canadian playwright Fairlith Harvey
Ghosts: North Vancouver’s The Polygon Gallery opens its latest exhibition in one week, Running June 3–August 14, 2022, Ghosts of the Machine is a new group exhibition by curator Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology, and ecology.
Trio: The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) has a host of new exhibitions now open and running through the summer: Kids Take Over, RESTLESS: Recent Acquisitions, and Everything Under The Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft are a trio of new exhibitions giving visitors to VAG plenty to view through to September 11th
Jazz: The Susana Williams Latin Jazz Quintet visits the Shadbolt this Saturday to perform a wide selection of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Mexican classics
Art: MOA presents its newest exhibition this week: Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio features artworks by 33 Mexican-American artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, New York and Texas, most exhibiting in Canada for the first time, on exhibit from May 12, 2022 to January 1, 2023
Enchanted: Friday, June 3rd, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Enchanted Evenings Concert Series presents an evening of live music and drinks in the Garden on from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with Emcee K Ski and Maxi Theophile Talbot.
Skate: Catch the action of Boarder X at MOV, a travelling exhibition, featuring work by contemporary artists from Indigenous nations across Canada, drawing parallels to urban areas prohibiting skateboarding, related to the landscapes and territories we occupy, on view until October 2022
Canoe: In the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s featured exhibition, on until July 3, 2022, Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders share their gifts through the war canoe in this multi-sensory journey.