Spring Break Week Family FUSE edition: The Everyday in Different Ways Packed with programs connecting kids to interdisciplinary art practices, this Spring Break edition of Family FUSE will investigate how modern and contemporary artworks transform our understanding of everyday life (Vancouver Art Gallery, Mar. 25-29)

Golden Ears Movie Series: - Trip To Spain After jaunts through northern England and Italy, actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip to Spain (presented by The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 25)

vancouver cherry blossom festival

vancouver cherry blossom festival

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival The 13th annual Festival officially launches April 4 to celebrate the arrival of spring and the city’s spectacular 43,000 blossoming cherry trees. Running until April 28, the Festival inspires hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors each year and welcomes you to its 19 events, most of which are free! (Vancouver, Apr. 4-28)

Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser With a raffle, silent auction, fashion show featuring designs from Yifat Jovani, and live music from Cumbia Galera come and support the Burnaby Arts Council (Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, Apr. 13)

Reel 2 Real: International Film Festival for Youth Celebrating 21 years of showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth (Vancity Theatre and Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, Apr. 7-13)

First Annual Kevin Mooney Fire Hall Concert Series These free, all ages concerts featuring Will’s Jams, Bobs & Lolo and Jim Byrnes and located in various Vancouver Fire Halls are sure to be the city’s hottest ticket. Presented by Vancouver International Children's Festival and The BlueShore at CapU (Various Vancouver Fire Halls, Apr. 14)

Crafted Vancouver-Made To Be Discovered (Various Venues, Vancouver, May 6-30)

News & Announcements

Arts Champion Michael Noon

Arts Champion Michael Noon

Arts Champion Michael Noon has passed away Michael Noon, beloved member of the arts community, was a tireless advocate and supporter of the arts across Canada for more than four decades. In BC, he first was the Founding Managing Director of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC and later worked for, or was on the Board of Directors of numerous arts organizations including Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver Civic Theatres, Blackbird Theatre, Festival Vancouver, National Ballet and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. A celebration of Michael's life will be held on May 31, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Chan Centre.

Franco Boni

Franco Boni

Franco Boni Appointed Artistic & Executive Director of PuSh Festival Following an extensive national search, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival’s (PuSh) Board of Directors announce the appointment of Franco Boni as Artistic and Executive Director. Boni will assume the role on June 1, 2019.


Free Financial Seminar for Senior Artists A free seminar from CSARN on financial services for senior artists, led by artist & financial expert David Hovan. Topics include proper record-keeping, minimizing the likelihood of an audit, estate issues, and more (Vancouver Public Library, Mar. 26)

Pacific Contact 2019 BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts (Burnaby, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Apr. 4-7)

Japanese Hall 1928-2018: The Extraordinary Story of Community Resilience, Survival and Transformation 2018 marked the 90th anniversary of the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall (VJLS & JH) at 487 Alexander Street. Laura Saimoto, VJLS & JH board member, will tell the story of the Japanese Canadian Internment during WWII, of forced dispossession and community resilience through the lens of the 112 year-old organization and their building. Presented by Vancouver Heritage Foundation.(University Women’s Club at Hycroft, Vancouver, Apr. 9)

The Francophone Pioneers of Vancouver: A Little-known History and Legacy Presented by Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Maurice Guibord, President of Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique will bring the early Francophone settlers in Vancouver to light and highlight their significance in the region’s history and landscape (University Women’s Club at Hycroft, Vancouver, Apr. 30)

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