Six Unmissable Member Events: April 18 - May 2

REQUIEM FOR A LOST GIRL , WRITTEN AND DIRECTED by ONALEA GILBERTSON AND CONDUCTED AND COMPOSED BY MARCEL BERGMAN, IS presented by Vancouver Opera in partnership with The Kettle Society and SFU Woodwards Cultural Programs, with writing and additional music by The Kettle Choir and Writers Guild. | Image: Vancouver Opera

REQUIEM FOR A LOST GIRL, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED by ONALEA GILBERTSON AND CONDUCTED AND COMPOSED BY MARCEL BERGMAN, IS presented by Vancouver Opera in partnership with The Kettle Society and SFU Woodwards Cultural Programs, with writing and additional music by The Kettle Choir and Writers Guild. | Image: Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera Festival
Besides two featured operas (Eugene Onegin and The Overcoat) and the original chamber musical about homelessness Requiem for a Lost Girl, the second annual festival offers a Russian-themed outdoor party with circus and street performers, an intimate concert series, family programming, and for night hawks, the Opera Bar, where DJs spin for festival performers and fans.
(Vancouver: Apr. 28-May 6)

International Dance Day
Take in free outdoor dance performances by Mosaic Flamenco and urban dance students busting moves created by OURO Collective, and then step inside for dancer Lesley Telford and poet/muscian Barbara Adler's Spooky Action—inspired by Einstein's famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence—at Scotiabank Dance Centre.
(Vancouver: Apr. 29)

Ella Fitzgerald’s vocal licks meet their match as two dancers twist and bounce in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's presentation of  Ella —one of four works on a mixed program. | Image: Dance Victoria.

Ella Fitzgerald’s vocal licks meet their match as two dancers twist and bounce in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's presentation of Ella—one of four works on a mixed program. | Image: Dance Victoria.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Dance Victoria scores the only Canadian stop by New York's legendary contemporary dance company performing four electrifying works at the Royal Theatre.
(Victoria: May 1)

April in Paris
The most popular event on Rogue Folk Club's calendar, the 12th annual celebration features favourite gypsy jazz bands from Vancouver, Seattle, and beyond, playing for dedicated swing dancers at St. James Hall.
(Vancouver: Apr. 26-28)

Meet and talk to artists at Art! Vancouver.

Meet and talk to artists at Art! Vancouver.

Art! Vancouver
The fourth annual art fair fills the Vancouver Convention Centre with works of art by more than 70 exhibitors, mostly comprising local, individual artists. But with many prominent galleries participating in Art! Vancouver’s inaugural, off-site Gallery Crawl, it may be only a matter of time before Western Canada’s only art fair becomes a must-attend event for gallerists around the world.
(Vancouver: Apr. 19-20)

Métis Mutt  explores heavy topics through comedy. | Image: Theatre Network.

Métis Mutt explores heavy topics through comedy. | Image: Theatre Network.

Métis Mutt
Through stand-up comedy, original songs and multi-character vignettes, Sheldon Elter’s Dora Award-nominated Métis Mutt unravels his own journey. The son of a violent alcoholic, Elters pulls himself out of party animal destruction to carve out a creative life for himself. Presented by the Firehall Arts Centre.
(Vancouver: Apr. 25-May 5)

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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