We’re in the middle of Tourism Week in Canada, encouraging people to take the pledge to travel local this year to help community economies. As usual, our picks of the week all help support arts and tourism industries.
Garden: To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is hosting Spells for Chinatown, a series of installations; one performance and one dance each Thursday in May. The free ticketed events are limited to 10 guests in the garden per 30 minute session
Earthquake: Continuing with the Asian theme, The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s newest exhibition A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake, is running until September 5, 2021
Museum: Also ongoing at MOV’s Vanier Park and Chinatown locations, until 2022, A Seat at the Table is a timely collaborative exhibition exploring historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging.
Art: It’s the last week to catch the 6th annual ParkerArtSalon “Essential Travel” themed online auction and exhibitions before they wrap up May 30
Dance: This year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) livestream festival continues May 27-29 with WANTED by Vancouver’s new dance collective, CAMP.
Walk: Get outside and enjoy Push Walks, from PuSh Festival are a unique invitation to take a safe walk 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.
Compass: Keep exploring and make use of North Van Arts’ North Shore Culture Compass, to find sights, or public outdoor art.
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.
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 and False Creek markets opening soon.
Listen: 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.
Feast: The Polygon Gallery‘s current exhibition, the Canadian premiere of a colourful touring exhibition, Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography, wraps up May 30th
Opera: Vancouver Opera’s 2020–2021 digital season wraps up in June with Carmen: Up Close And Personal now streaming on Vancouver Opera’s digital portal along with the season’s other productions; La Voix Humaine, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and The Music Shop.