The heat is on, and the summer activities have heated up too, plenty to see and do in this week’s picks!
Sojourn: The 20th Anniversary of the Talking Stick Festival Summer Sojourn is closes online July 1 with Stand Like A Cedar | Children’s Book Reading @ 2pm : Award-winning storyteller Nicola I Campbell reads from her latest children’s book, Stand Like a Cedar. Reaching back through generations, it carries forward important teachings while also remembering sacred responsibilities and interconnectedness to the land. Also July 1: Standing Strong: For the Children chén?chens iy?ím Shi ti Mun mun @ 7pm : Join a celebration of Indigenous story, dance and song featuring the book launch of Stand Like a Cedar with award-winning children’s author, Nicola I. Campbell and illustrator Carrielynn Victor, and performances from: Butterflies in Spirit – a dance group comprised of family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Also Tsatsu Stalqyu (Coastal Wolfpack) — a traditional Coast Salish performance group, JB The First Lady – a hip hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator, and Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz – an “Indigifunk” band.
Summer: The 11thIndian Summer Festival, Vancouver’s ‘festival for the curious mind’ continues, offering daring, multi-arts events featuring diverse artists and audiences through curated events, streaming most Thursdays and Saturdays until July 17th (except July 1st)
Gallery: Interior Infinite, The Polygon Gallery’s first feature exhibition curated by Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey, is on view from until September 5, 2021. A group show exploring carnivalesque expression as an act of resistance against the status quo, featuring a group of 15 international artists whose works span photography, video, performance, and sculpture, including Nick Cave (pictured right), Dana Claxton, Zanele Muholi, Aïda Muluneh, Skeena Reece, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Sin Wai Kin, Carrie Mae Weems, and Zadie Xa.
Opera: Vancouver Opera’s 2020–2021 digital season wraps up today with its whole season streaming on Vancouver Opera’s digital portal including; Carmen: Up Close And Personal, La Voix Humaine, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and The Music Shop.
Love: Tourism Vancouver’s #LoveVancouver love bubbles are back for summer bringing unique entertainment venues to Westin Bayshore for just a few more days this week
Masterpiece: Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition continues at Vancouver Convention Centre, until August 29, 2021 so you have the whole summer to see this amazing spectacle of Van Gogh’s masterpieces
Hawaii: For a limited time, until August 15th, take a trip to the tropics as Fly Over Canada presents Hawaii from Above, a soaring, sense-awakening journey over islands.
Markets: For your farm fresh produce and supplies Vancouver Farmers Markets at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End and Mount Pleasant are now open until the autumn with Downtown opening this week and False Creek market opening soon.
Rides: Playland is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to provide plenty of thrills and fun for the whole family.
isten: The Arts Club Listen to This series of audio plays adds SOMEONE LIKE YOU: by Christine Quintana to its line-up, joining the already available, Night Passing: by Scott Button and UNEXPECTING: by Bronwyn Carradine for listening online.
Outside: Get out and enjoy Push Walks, from PuSh Festival unique audio walks 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.
ArtWalk: Get out and about exploring North Van Arts’ North Shore Culture Compass, to find sights, or public outdoor art.