A sunny last day of Summer closes the season before we welcome Fall and an entertaining collection of picks of the week
Dance: The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival wraps up this Sunday but not before more national and international flamenco artists take the floor.
Shakespeare: Bard on the Beach at Vanier Park wraps up its season Saturday, September 24 but not before more performances of the hilarious A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Mainstage and dramatic Romeo and Juliet playing at Howard Family Stage.
Biennale: The Polygon Gallery is the first stop on a nationwide tour of Stan Douglas’s Venice Biennale exhibition, 2011 ~ 1848, Local patrons will get to view the Canadian Premiere of the exhibition until November 6, 2022.
Exhibition: Coinciding with the Polygon show, Griffin Art Projects presents Allegories of the Present, until December 11, 2022, a survey exhibition in celebration of the works of acclaimed Vancouver-born artist, photographer, filmmaker Stan Douglas and of his representation of Canada at this year’s Venice Biennale.
Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company 2022-2023 season is underway with the slapstick comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong running at the Stanley Stage, until October 16th
Concert: Gateway Theatre is invites audiences to celebrate Culture Days with a free concert by Star Band on September 24
Panel: YWCA Metro Vancouver City Shift presents Reimagining our Cities, a free event Thursday, September 22, at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, invites the public to listen to discussions featuring keynote speaker Maria Vassilakou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Austria, and a panel with a diverse, multi-sectoral community leaders to boldly and creatively reimagine what our cities could be.
Roar: Join the BC Lions celebrate Amateur Football when they play host to Calgary Stampeders at BC Place on Saturday September 24th
Classics: Early Music Vancouver welcomes artists En Chordais and Constantinople for the performance; Treasures from Byzantine Manuscripts on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30pm at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.
Exodus: Until September 25, 2022 at PAL Studio Theatre, Western Gold Theatre presents the world premiere of 90 Days by Salim Rahemtulla, based on first-time playwright Salim Rahemtulla’s own experiences and marking the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Ugandan forced exodus of its Asian community. This week adding a free series of educational and social activities in “Recounting 90 Days”
Roots: September 24th, Chutzhap! presents Israeli world-music star Gili Yalo at Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
Crafts: First Pick Handmade’s Fall Pop Up Market returns this September 24-25 Transforming Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, into a exclusive pop-up shopping experience.
Circus: Run away and join the circus, as The Cultch and Vancouver International Children’s Festival present Cirque Alfonse’s Animal, September 20 – 24 at Vancouver Playhouse
Motherlovers: Hot Brown Honey – The Remix brings the brilliant troupe from down under back for more of what audiences love, at The Cultch York Theatre September 23 – October 8
Dancers: Usha Gupta’s dance ensemble brings Kathak, the classical form of dance from northern India to The Firehall Arts Centre presenting Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Extravaganza September 21 – 24
Festival: Canada’s premier celebration of Indian classical music and dance, the 11th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival returns to the Massey Theatre this September 24th.
Concerts: Rogers Arena hosts a trio of diverse shows this week as The Eagles perform Thursday September 22, and Jack Harlow comes to the stage September 24.
Culture: If there’s not enough in the above picks, find even more as Culture Days begins September 23rd, with events and activities taking place in every community across the province and country.