We didn’t have many April showers, but let’s hope May flowers are blooming with some entertainment to get us through the week.
Docs: DOXA Documentary Film Festival begins its 20th anniversary festival tomorrow with 49 features, dozens of shorts, plus live Q&As and Industry events, online from May 6 through 16, 2021
Concert: Tonight, Early Music Vancouver presents, The Small Rain featuring Isaiah Bell, tenor & Alexander Weimann on keyboard performing music that includes traditional folk songs, works by Handel, Britten, and Schubert, along with Isaiah Bell’s own philosophical poetry.
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
Conversations: Thursday May 6th, Western Gold Theatre hosts an edition of its LOOK! virtual series, celebrating Asian Heritage Month, with a conversation moderated by Howard Jang with five of the country’s most respected Asian theatre artists.
Boy: May 6 – 9th, The Cultch livestreams Neworld Theatre’s The Boy in the Moon. Based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir of life with his son, the show tells of one family’s deeply moving story about raising an extraordinary son.
Discovery: The Port Theatre in Nanaimo’s Discovery Series brings local artists to their stage and our screens, May 7th the Theatre is Introducing Wilson Pascoe
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.
Art: The 6th annual ParkerArtSalon has gone Canada-wide for 2021 featuring an “Essential Travel” themed online auction and a curated month of art on display throughout May.
Opera: Vancouver Opera has debuted the last of its 2020–2021 digital season 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.
Walk: 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.
Earthquake: 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: Continuing at MOV’s Vanier Park and Chinatown locations, 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.
Colour: Now open at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art find the Western Canadian premiere of Indigenous History in Colour running until May 9, 2021.