Mid-June and we’re nearly to the the Summer Solstice but when will we see Summer weather? At least we have these picks of the week to keep us entertained.
Boots: Tonight is opening night of The Arts Club Kinky Boots. The hit Broadway musical by Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein is on stage at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31
Musical: Renegade Productions Theatre Company presents the award-winning stage musical ONCE, adapted from the Oscar winning film, at The Shop Theatre in Marpole, until June 25th.
Greek: The Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC’s Greek Heritage Month, continues with events throughout the month including the inaugural Vancouver Greek Film Festival screening at The Cinematheque June 16-19
Block: The innovative youth academy Ethós Lab is celebrating moving into their first permanent home with the free to public “Making Waves” block party, Saturday, June 18 from 10am–8pm, inviting the neighbourhood and city to explore the new location at 177 East 3rd Ave.
Barks: The Vancouver Canadians open the gates of Nat Bailey Stadium to all dogs and their humans for the game against Eugene on the official Dog Day of Summer, tomorrow, June 16, also join the team Saturday for a Fireworks Extravaganza
Etc: Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) is welcoming audiences back to the theatre as its Summer Repertory Festival returns runs from today until July 2, 2022 at its new home stage at Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island) with two pointed and powerful plays: Marjorie Prime and Pass Over, anchoring the festival’s lineup.
Tut: Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience coming to Vancouver this October, for its first North American exhibition.
Stick: The 21st Talking Stick Festival runs June 12th to July 3rd, celebrating National Indigenous History Month by showcasing a line up of talented Indigenous performers and artists.
Premiere: Touchstone Theatre presents the World Premiere of Scottish-Canadian multidisciplinary artist Claire Love Wilson and Austrian director Peter Lorenz experimental musical Morag, You’re a Long Time Deid
Curated: Opening today, and running until March 19, 2023 the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel. A group exhibition, curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:l?), examining the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists
Poet: Continuing until June 26th, 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 .
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.
Sweet: What’s better with summer than something sweet, take part in the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge and explore and vote for your favourite Cheesecake creations around the city until July 3
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
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
Collection: Now held over until August 23rd, Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection at Griffin Art Projects, takes an intimate look at one of Vancouver’s most quietly influential collectors.
Ghosts: North Vancouver’s The Polygon Gallery opens its latest exhibition in one week, running until 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.
Canoe: Vancouver Maritime Museum recognizes National Indigenous History Month with two new exhibitions opening, We Were So Far Away and Tapestry of Change – both exploring Inuit stories and communities. As well, the ongoing exhibition Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh has been extended until August 15.