The May long weekend is upon us, usually the unofficial kick off to summer, but this season’s weather has us hoping for at least the feeling of spring to meet these picks of the week…
Capitalism: 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 Saturday May 21, 2022
Kick: Whitecaps FC caps off a busy homestand of 4 matches in 11 days tonight playing host to FC Dallas at BC Place
Cirque: Continuing for another couple weeks, 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.
Ball: Vancouver Canadians Baseball returns to Nat Bailey with 5 more game in a homestand versus Tri-City Americans.
Youth: From May 18 to 22, join The Cultch at the Historic Theatre for IGNITE! 2022, five days of youth-led programming and new works by local emerging playwrights
Comedy: Until May 29 at Metro Theatre, Stag and Doe brings some laughs to the world of wedding planning, when things go awry a party helps to offset wedding costs for the ‘happy’ couple.
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.
Designer: Visit Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art before June 5th to catch the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro
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
Skate: Thursday May 19, Stars On Ice brings Olympic and World Medalists Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Kaetlyn Osmond, Jeffrey Buttle, Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje and more to the ice at Rogers Arena.
Rhythms: May 19 + 20, Co.ERASGA Dance continues to fortify its vision and legacy as it presents the return of Passages of Rhythms at PAL Studio Theatre
Anti-Racism: Roots, Rhythm and Resistance is an inaugural anti-racism symposium and performing arts presentation featuring activists and artists, running from May 21-23 in Pitt Meadows’ Heritage Hall (May 21), and in Vancouver at Moberly Arts & Culture Centre (May 22) and the Japanese Language School & Hall (May 23).
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.