2018 Modulus Festival
Music on Main brings together leading musicians from around the world in “fun, intimate settings.” Featured events include Eve Egoyan’s multi-sensory journey Solo for Duet, a world premiere of music by composer Nicole Lizée performed by flutist Claire Marchand and harpist Albertina Chan, France’s Ensemble Variances, and UK composer/vocalist Laura Bowler’s blazing FFF. (Vancouver: Nov. 2-6)
Contemporary Art Gallery’s 30th Annual Gala & Art Auction
Dine with fellow art enthusiasts then bid on some 20 artworks, including rustic bowls by the American artist Andrea Zittel (estimated value: $400) and one of Andrew Dadson’s slow-sculpted paintings, Ground (estimated at $20,000), at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
(Vancouver: Nov. 3)
QA Chews Bubble Trouble
An art duo commissioned by the City of Vancouver to create a public artwork with students has completed the masterpiece, and it’s really something to chew on. Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling have created a new bubble gum, a flavour 6th and 7th grade co-creators from Queen Alexandra School describe as “Hello Kitty bubble bath.” Samples will be distributed on Halloween night at select East Vancouver homes and a limited amount will be for sale October 31 at the Western Front, as part of the opening of Reed and Jickling’s exhibition Mouthfeel (running until December 15). Retail locations for the gum will be announced soon, and all proceeds fund future art programming at Queen Alexandra Elementary School.
(Vancouver: Oct. 31)
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre transforms into a haunted forest crawling with creepy surprises. Dress in your scariest costume and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts.
(Vancouver: Oct. 31)
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
The nine leading Aboriginal Australian artists featured in this exhibition incorporate ancient cultural knowledge into their contemporary practice. Curated by Australian scholar Henry Skerritt, the show is drawn entirely from the collection of Miami-based art collectors Debra and Dennis Scholl, and arrives here after exhibiting at four American art institutions.
(Vancouver: Nov. 1-Mar. 31)
Indian Standard Time
The Surrey-based collective of seasoned players melds Indian classical traditions with prog rock, blue grass and reggae for the ultimate Indian-fusion jam, at Surrey Arts Centre. All the players teach at the Naad Foundation, Surrey’s intercultural centre for the performing and visual arts.
(Surrey: Nov. 2)