Six Unmissable Member Events This Week: October 17-23

Occupied Territories
Ever walked into a space and felt your mood change? Artists Edith Krause, Lisa Nickel, Deborah Colvin and Deb deJong explore the connection between place and state of mind in this multi-media exhibition at the Fort Gallery.
(Fort Langley: Oct. 17-Nov. 11)

The soul child of Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi, Immigrant Lessons promote cultural pluralism through dance, music, fashion and design. | Image: Vancouver Street Dance Festival.

The soul child of Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi, Immigrant Lessons promote cultural pluralism through dance, music, fashion and design. | Image: Vancouver Street Dance Festival.

Dance Allsorts: Immigrant Lessons
The pressure to assimilate while not sacrificing one’s own culture is explored in this colourful and emotional theatrical dance show by Vancouver street dance and art collective Immigrant Lessons at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
(Vancouver: Oct. 21)

ReACT: New Plays in Progress
Siminovitch Prize winner Marcus Youssef is one broad-minded artist. He follows up his recent play about pornography with a Christmas play, It’s a Wonderful-ish Xmas Holiday Miracle. The staged reading at the BMO Theatre Centre, is part of ReACT, The Arts Club Theatre Company’s popular, free showcase of new works by Canadian playwrights. Works by Dave Deveau and Anosh Irani will also take the stage. After each reading, audience members are invited to take part in a discussion with the artists and The Arts Club’s artistic team, Ashlie Corcoran and Stephen Drover.
(Vancouver: Oct. 18-20)

“Fall in love often/Get engaged seldom/Marry never,” The Merry Widow says. Have wiser words been sung? | Image: Vancouver Opera.

“Fall in love often/Get engaged seldom/Marry never,” The Merry Widow says. Have wiser words been sung? | Image: Vancouver Opera.

The Merry Widow 
Vancouver Opera’s lavish, Art Nouveau-inspired production of Franz Lehár’s comedic operetta is directed by Canadian Kelly Robinson, who last helmed VO hit Evita. Soprano Lucia Cesaroni plays a wealthy widow, who schemes to win the heart of a dashing count, interpreted here by tenor John Cudia. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
(Vancouver: Oct. 20-28)

“I feel privileged to be presenting a solo show at this stage in my career. Exploring new aspects of my physical capabilities while navigating an aging body is a welcome challenge,” explains Joe Laughlin. | Image: Michael Slobodian

“I feel privileged to be presenting a solo show at this stage in my career. Exploring new aspects of my physical capabilities while navigating an aging body is a welcome challenge,” explains Joe Laughlin. | Image: Michael Slobodian

Joe: A Solo Show
In his late 50s, after an award-winning and inspiring career, Joe Laughlin presents his very first full-length solo show. The Vancouver dance icon chose diverse works for the occasion, by Amber Funk BartonGioconda Barbuto and South African Vincent Mantsoe. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
(Vancouver: Oct. 18-20)

Image: Ballet Kelowna.

Image: Ballet Kelowna.

Ballet Kelowna - A Streetcar Named Desire
Choreographed by former Ballet BC artistic director John Alleyne, this Streetcar combines compelling dance with an original jazz score by BC-based composer Tobin Stokes. At The ACT Arts Centre.
(Maple Ridge: Oct. 20)

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 nancy@allianceforarts.com.

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