May showers bring shows and entertainment to the picks of the week
Hair: There’s just a few more days to catch the brilliant musical celebration of women of colour, their hair and their truths ‘da Kink in my Hair at the Arts Club Theatre Company Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage ending May 15
Docs: Continuing until May 15, DOXA, Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, has a hybrid collection of films screening in theatres and streaming online for its 21st season
Comic: The Massey Theatre and Laughter Zone 101 present Gemini award winning actor and comedian Shaun Majumder, for one-night only, with his newest stand-up show, The LOVE Tour, on Friday, May 13, 2022 @7:30pm.
Kicks: Vancouver Whitecaps FC are in the midst of a heavy home-stand with a Canadian Championship match tonight vs Valour FC, then regular MLS season matches Saturday vs San Jose and next Wednesday va FC Dallas
Grace: The Dance Centre features a world premiere, Rebel Grace, from choreographer Zivian Kwan, presented as part of Asian Heritage Month, May 12-14, exploring gentle transgressions as acts of resistance and empowerment.
Premiere: Pi Theatre is presenting the Canadian premiere of Anders Lustgarten’s extraordinary play, Lampedusa, which explores migration, Capitalism, and human connection at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab until May 21, 2022
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.
Culture: Festival of Israeli Culture invites you to its Outdoor Sunday on May 15, (11 am – 6 pm), at the Jewish Community Centre parking lot. Celebrate Israeli culture with Sunday full of music, dance, art, and—of course—food!
Cirque: The fan favourite Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría In a New Light returns with show reimagined for its 25th anniversary, until June 5, 2022 under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.
Ballet: WHAT IF closes Ballet BC‘s 21/22 season is an evening of three world premieres from three voices new to the Ballet BC stage; Vancouver-based Out Innerspace, Canadian choreographer Dorotea Saykaly, and German choreographer Felix Landerer.
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
Youth: Carousel Theatre for Young People presents the final play of its season, on Granville Island. Produced by Green Thumb Theatre, The Code examines the murky line between teenage friendship and romance while inviting viewers to question what they feel entitled to in their relationships.
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
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.
Cloth: 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