Among the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture's 450 members are artists, performance groups and cultural workers at museums, theatres, concert venues, community organizations, professional associations and more. Here's what some of them are up to this week.
Back by popular demand: Arts Club Theatre Company remounts Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille's musical based on the poem Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky, about a very romantic and naïve dreamer. Among the passionate melodrama's many raves is this memorable one by Georgia Straight: "You’re lucky to be alive right now...because you get to see Onegin.” At Granville Island Stage.
(Vancouver: Nov 23–Dec 31)
Vancouver-based Curiosity Collider fosters opportunities for artists and scientists to explore ways their projects can intersect. The organization’s next Collider Cafe features two neuroscientists and three multimedia artists. The well-attended, casual gatherings at Cafe Deux Soleils offer ample time for mingling.
(Vancouver: Nov. 22)
The New Conformity
Storytelling can take myriad forms. Vancouver Fringe Festival faves Cause and Effect Circus uses the art of juggling to relay a story about three co-workers struggling to make it through a day that spirals into chaos. Prepare to be wowed at Presentation House Theatre.
(North Vancouver: Nov. 22-Dec. 2)
Rogue Folk Club Fundraiser
Rogue Folk Club presents the finest folk music acts from the around the world, so you know their fundraiser will feature the cream of the crop. This year's line-up at St. James Hall is headlined by musical poet Stephen Fearing, with a packed setlist including sultry singer-songwriter Marin Patenaude, the folk-jazz band Gabriel Dubreuil Trio, and country/bluegrass band The Honky-Tonk Dilettante.
(Vancouver: Nov. 25)
“Almost, Maine packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you,” says The New York Daily News. Check out this chilly treat courtesy of Pacific Theatre, perfect for a date on a cold winter's night.
(Vancouver: Nov. 24-Dec. 16)
Looking for something education to do with the small ones? Bring your kids to Family Saturday at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, where you'll learn about Picasso and fire up a cubist holiday ornament. $5-$7 per person.
(Vernon: Nov. 25)
Dance in Vancouver
The 11th biennial Dance In Vancouver unfolds over four days, with highlights including the acclaimed and powerful Dialogue by Wen Wei Dance; Kwan Yin (danced by choreographer Ziyian Kwan and her 78-year-old father); Meredith Kalaman’s Femme Fatales which audits the history of gender socialization; and Co.ERASGA's Tracing Malong.
(Vancouver: Nov. 22-25)
For more member events, check out our Member News page. To see your event on the BC Alliance website, email your press release to Nancy Lanthier at firstname.lastname@example.org.