Many students start Spring Break this weekend, good thing there’s plenty of activities in the picks of the week
Musical: Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP) is kicking off its Spring 2022 season by welcoming Victoria’s Puente Theatre and its touring production of Gruff to the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island until March 20.
Stage: See the show that spawned the series as The Arts Club Theatre brings Ins Choi’s Kim’s Convenience to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until March 27th.
Dinner: Touchstone Theatre presents the world premiere production, presenting Ominous Sounds at the River Crossing (or, Another F*cking Dinner Party Play) by Governor General award-winning playwright Jason Sherman on the Performance Works stage on Granville Island, March 6 – 13.
Concert: Early Music Vancouver’s The City of Ladies Digital Festival brings a series of online concerts, starting today with The City of Lady and including the recording of the recent Women of Note concert
Folio: Witness a piece of history as Vancouver Art Gallery’s For All Time: The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO celebrates the University of British Columbia Library’s recent acquisition of a complete first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, on display until March 20th.
Wed: The Firehall Arts Centre has added Mary’s Wedding to its 2021-22 Reunion Season with the award-winning epic, unforgettable story of love and survival which weaves a theatrical spell of hope, regret, memory, and dreams running to March 13.
Femme: The Cultch’s Femme Festival continues with In Response to Alabama onstage at the Culture Lab until March 12, Clean/Espejos at the Historic Theatre March 10 – 19, and Be-Longing online until March 13
Clouds: Look up to celebrate the breadth and beauty of clouds with , The Polygon Gallery’s new exhibition Cloud Album on view March 11 to May 1, 2022.
Sea: “Washed Ashore”, Art to Save the Sea exhibit is a sustainable art sculpture exhibit made entirely from waste washed up on the ocean shorelines. The Exhibit is on display in the Grand Court of Metropolis at Metrotown until April 30, 2022
Photos: Fine art photographer Michelle Leone Huisman’s Global Pandemic exhibition makes a statement on the two pandemics we are currently facing: COVID-19 and a second more insidious accumulation of waste produced in response on view at Dal Schindell Gallery, until April 10th
Designer: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art continues to feature the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022
Boom: Sonic Boom Festival, presented by Vancouver Pro Musica, returns with a special hybrid festival of exciting new works by BC’s finest composers, with in-person and online performances from March 11-13, 2022
Roots: At MOA until March 27th, Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots celebrates different ways of understanding the world through the lenses of African and Black communities, the wealth of their cultural and art practices, and their inspiring legacy, through the works of contemporary artists from Lagos, Nigeria, and Vancouver
Arts: Until March 19, 2022, Burrard Arts Foundation presents a pair of exhibitions;
The Golden Section by Karin Jones features geometric arrangements made from human hair extensions that Jones purchased from a local beauty supply shop.
Sanda Rd Key Dhund by Sara Khan its Urdu title translating to Mists of Sanda Rd, referring to an area of Lehore, Pakistan, where the artist resided before moving to Vancouver in 2014.
Exhibition: The Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) presents a new exhibition, NOURISH, by curator Nan Capogna. Featuring American poet and writer Jane Wong and Vancouver-based artist duo Mizzonk (Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen) on show until April 3
Collection: Until May 8th, Griffin Art Projects is presenting Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection (below), an intimate look at one of Vancouver’s most quietly influential collectors
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.