Six Unmissable Member Events This Week: October 3-9

Beyond categories: Mat Maneri, Ches Smith, Craig Taborn. | Image: Paolo Sorian.

Beyond categories: Mat Maneri, Ches Smith, Craig Taborn. | Image: Paolo Sorian.

Ches Smith, Mat Maneri, Chaig Taborn: Bright Moments
Coastal Jazz presents the hot New York trio performing improvised and composed music at the Western Front. The Guardian says the drum, viola and piano ensemble “displays such an unusual balance of compositional tautness and spontaneity that assigning it to any jazz, improv or contemporary classical box is impossible.”
(Vancouver: Oct. 5) 

Inside The Symphony: Russian Games
Happy hour just got a whole lot classier. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Russian concert, which is preceded at 5:30 p.m. by discounted cocktails and music in the Orpheum lobby, and followed by a mix and mingle with VSO musicians. Bonus: Hit the shoe-shopping afterparty at series sponsor John Fluevog Shoes’s Granville store.
(Vancouver: Oct. 5)

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Eden Robinson, and Christie Charles are featured in a night of inspiration and instigation. | Image: MOA.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Eden Robinson, and Christie Charles are featured in a night of inspiration and instigation. | Image: MOA.

Tricksters & Transformers: An Evening of Indigenous Word
The Museum of Anthropology presents an evening of literature, poetry, and hip hop by a powerhouse line-up of First Nations artists: Eden Robinson, Christie Charles, and Snotty-Nose Rez Kids.
(Vancouver: Oct. 4)

Anita Jackel, left, and Patricia Rokosh are two of the artists taking part in this year’s Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour from Oct. 6 to 8. | Image: Gabriola Arts Council.

Anita Jackel, left, and Patricia Rokosh are two of the artists taking part in this year’s Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour from Oct. 6 to 8. | Image: Gabriola Arts Council.

Gabriola Island’s 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour
It’s a small island, but this year’s tour packs in 72 home studios, galleries and other venues for art lovers to check out eclectic works and talk to artists about their process. Start your tour with at the preview party at Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre (Oct. 4), which features music and refreshments and works by many of the artists on tour.
(Gabriola Island: Oct. 4-6)


Vancouver International Film Festival Continues
The films are powerful and even life-changing, and you should see them on a big screen. The festival also presents a host of live events and two of the most anticipated are coming up. An Evening With Jane features a 45-minute Q&A with the legendary primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall following a screening of the film Jane, Oct. 4 at The Centre. And during master Canadian DJ Kid Koala’s Turntable Orchestra, audience members are equipped with turntables and are cued to co-create an ambient vinyl symphony (at The Annex, Oct. 5-7).
(Vancouver: VIFF continues to Oct. 12)

Company 605’s duet, Albatross, throws dancers into nonstop motion and contact. | Image: David Cooper

Company 605’s duet, Albatross, throws dancers into nonstop motion and contact. | Image: David Cooper

Discover Dance: Company 605
Company 605 is among Vancouver’s top urban dance purveyors, and the company’s athletic, physically demanding works test the limits of its performers. This show presents a sneak peek of its major new ensemble work, plus an excerpt from the powerful duet Albatross. As with all the popular Discover Dance presentations, the dancers will take questions after the performance at The Dance Centre.
(Vancouver: Oct. 4)

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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