40 Days and 40 Nights
What do you think when you think about love? Created and performed by Electric Company Theatre's Kim Collier and Daniel Brooks, with original music by Andrew Creeggan, this work was inspired by a challenge to live for 40 days and 40 nights making all choices based in love. A conversation about love that encourages audience participation to spread the feeling of love to all, the production takes place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby and Progress Lab 1422 in Vancouver.
(Burnaby, May 22-26; Vancouver: May 31-June 2)
Dark Woods (Revisited), Emergence, and Overcoming the Darkness
The Vernon Public Art Gallery presents three exhibitions. The Dark Woods (Revisited) by Derek Besant focuses on themes of nature, including out-of-focus close-up images of trees, forest flora, and hidden narratives. Emergence showcases six compelling student works by UBCO BFA graduates, and Overcoming the Darkness, by the Bridge Youth and Family Services, is a meditation on themes of healing, mental health, homelessness, substance use and community. All exhibits areopen to the public and by donation.
(Vernon: May 24)
Art in the Garden
Fourteen impressive residential gardens located throughout North Vancouver and West Vancouver feature local visual artists and live music.
(North Vancouver and West Vancouver: May 26-27)
Reel Causes Film: Fattitude
Presented by Fat Panic!, Fattitude is a documentary that delves deep into fat hatred and fat-shaming in popular culture. The documentary examines the devastating consequences of sizeism within our society, resulting in cultural biases and civil rights issues such as, medical neglect, and workplace discrimination. The film takes an intersectional lens by crossing the boundaries of fat hatred into race, class, sexuality and gender.
(Vancouver: May 31)
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir: Jazz Meets Gospel
Good Noise presents a night of jazz and gospel music, exploring their shared roots and the multidimensionality of the genres, complete with improvisation. Jazz Meets Gospel creates a vibrant musical experience of reflection, joy, and celebration at Christ Church Cathedral. (Vancouver: June 2-3)
Touchstone Theatre presents the world premiere of award-winning local playwright Amy Lee Lavoie's play about sexual assault and issues of consent at the Firehall Arts Centre. C’Mon, Angie! stars Kayla Deorksen and Robert Moloney, directed by Lauren Taylor. Audience Advisory: Adult content, strong language, dialogue is sexually explicit and deals with sexual assault.
(Vancouver: June 1-9)
MARBLED presents cutting-edge choreography from Lara Barclay, Heather Dotto, Heather Laura Gray and Lamondance artistic director Davi Rodrigues. The show, at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano, also brings an exciting collaboration in between Lamondance and Emmy-nominated composer and conductor Hal Beckett.
(Vancouver: June 1-2)
Heritage House Tour
Love heritage homes? The Heritage House Tour is an excellent opportunity to explore and celebrate Vancouver's history and architecture, while also supporting Vancouver Heritage Foundation. With stops along Point Grey to Grandview, this tour showcases great examples of early architecture.
(Vancouver: June 3)