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.
The P*rn Project
How has easy access to internet porn affected the new generation about to become sexually active? Neworld Theatre collaborates with Studio 58 students to explore the consequences, both personal and social, of growing up with porn on-demand. Study up by reading this outstanding New York Times article: Do You Think Porn Affects the Way Teenagers Think About Sex?
(Vancouver: Mar. 19-25)
Culture at the Centre
Visiting the six First Nations cultural centres that collaborated on this exhibition and learning how each preserves their community’s language, culture and history would be ideal, but that would take a lot of time and gas. This show at the Museum of Anthropology marks the first time these communities have come together to share their diverse cultures in one space. Opening day ceremonies features dancing from all the represented nations: Musqueam, Squamish, Lil’wat, Heiltsuk, Nisg̱a’a and Haida.
(Vancouver: Mar. 18-Oct. 8)
If you’ve yet to get a load of the gaspfest that is The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, Takashi Murakami's exhibition should be even more thrilling experienced during FUSE. In honour of the show—described by The Globe and Mail as “a stunner that lives up to the hype from the moment you enter”—this version of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s late night party features wow performances of all stripes—from comedy to experimental theatre to music and animation, by Margaret Dragu, Kate Barry, Khan Lee, Bridget Moser, Revolutions Per Minute, The Music Appreciation Society and others.
(Vancouver: Mar. 16)
Chan Centre’s Beyond Words Series presents Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
Two fearless artists indulge in idiosyncratic art forms that transcend words yet transmit messages as potent as weapons. Tagaq howls the beat; Bathory busts the moves.
(Vancouver: Mar. 16 & 17)
This exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver of 450 Haida artworks offers insight into the Haida Nation’s artistic and cultural legacy—which continues to be written. Haida artists and knowledge holders helped the curatorial team document these works. And to complement the show, MOV presents The Repatriation Monologues, a series of discussions on repatriation, the complex process of returning items from museum collections to their communities of origin. (Vancouver: Mar. 16-June 15)
St. Patrick’s Day Pub List
Another year, another cancelled St. Patrick's Day Parade. Lead your own procession on Granville St. with pitstops for green beer at seven venues primed to get you into the St. Patrick's Day spirit (list courtesy of BC Alliance member Downtown Vancouver BIA): Donnellan’s Irish Pub (1082 Granville); Johnny Fox’s Irish Snug (1033 Granville); Doolin’s Irish Pub (654 Nelson, at Granville); Lennox Pub (800 Granville); Dublin Calling (900 Granville); Cinema Public House (901 Granville) and Two Parrots Bar and Grill (1202 Granville).
(Vancouver: Mar. 17)
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 email@example.com.