Wrapping up September we take a moment to honour the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation with some picks taking place September 30th and beyond.
Dance: Co-created by Tsatsu Stalqayu, Mortal Coil and Butterflies in Spirit, XWEÝENE:MSTA:M ??KW?SQWEL, SEÝE? (translation: call to witness / listen to respected one) is a performance to honour Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, September 30, 2021, presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery, free to the public on šx????n?q Xwtl’e7én? Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza).
March: Start your day with Bannock and Tea then listen, learn and support as you join in the Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day, at the UBC Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre on September 30th starting at 1145
Drum: Take part in a virtual Drum for the Children with Tkemlups te Secwepemc. Learn the Secwepemc Honour Song then gather virtually with people around the world to drum and sing for the missing children of Indian Residential Schools at 2:15pm Thursday.
Paddles: Celebrate the Rich Waterborne Culture of the Coast Salish Peoples in Paddles Up :: An Honour Guard for the Children – a free virtual event on September 30 at 6:30pm at Vancouver Maritime Museum
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.
Folk: The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby welcomes Alberta-based, 2020 JUNO Award winning folk artist Celeigh Cardinal to the stage Thursday September 30th
Cinema: Sunset Cinema at šx???ex?n Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza) located at 630 Hamilton Street wraps up tonight, as Vancouver Civic Theatres screens Pitch Perfect at dusk (7pm)
Gallery: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is presenting the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, a solo exhibition by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022
Culture: The 12th annual BC Culture Days, celebration of arts and culture invites everyone to explore the line up of free and interactive creative events hosted by artists and cultural organizations from across B.C. and Canada, ongoing until October 24, 2021.
Fest: The Cultch and Urban Ink continue to present 2021 TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival online until October 2nd.
Premiere: Opening tonight, and running until October 3, Firehall Arts Centre begins its season presenting the world premiere of Chapter 21. Produced by Raven Spirit Dance, in association with the PHT Creative Hub Cooperative, the dance/theatre piece explores what happens when a vibrant, active artist comes face to face with a crippling collision of events.
Stage: The DanceHouse virtual stage has reopened, welcoming Brazil’s acclaimed Deborah Colker Dance Company (Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker), presenting Dog Without Feathers until October 11
Master: The stunning Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre continues to bring in the crowds to see this amazing spectacle of Van Gogh’s masterpieces, get your tickets before it finally ends October 15th.
Latin: Fresh, faithful, and absorbing, Café Buenos Aires: Jose Franch-Ballester & Friends celebrates the finest Argentinian tango, Friday October 1 at 8pm at the Chan Centre
Music: Until November 2, 2021, discover new video performances and artistic insights with Music on Main’s weekly digital releases.
Open: The Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House celebrates its 20th Anniversary Edition Saturday October 2, 2021 from 1pm to 6pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre