Waterfront by Radix Theatre
Explore Vancouver's new shoreline and send a message to the future. Waterfront is a project examining the disastrous effects of the rising sea level. Waterfront participants will get a future glimpse into our potential sea levels in flash mob-style 'beach parties'. This event will be recorded and stored in the Vancouver City Archives for future generations. And it's free!
(Vancouver: June 10 & 17)
Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest
Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment, through the work of five Northwest Indigenous cultural tattoo practitioners: Nakkita Trimble (Nisga’a), Nahaan (Tlingit), Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk), and guest curator Dion Kaszas (Nlaka’pamux). The exciting show marks the debut of the Bill Reid Gallery's newly renovated space.
(Vancouver: June 8-Jan. 13)
Theatre Conspiracy's new play details the largest ponzi scheme in B.C. history involving over 200 people and $110 million. The performance focuses on the fallout for those who fell victim. The show premieres at The Cultch in Vancouver.
(Vancouver: June 8-17)
Vancouver Art Gallery: Cabin Fever
Tracing the history of the North American cabin, this show explores this history through three themes: “Shelter,” which introduces the cabin as a practical solution; “Utopia,” which examines the cabin as the ideal; and “Porn,” which positions the cabin as an idea fully integrated into popular culture.
(Vancouver: June 9-Sept. 30)
One of Shakespeare's best known tragedies takes on its latest incarnation at Bard on the Beach's 29th season in Vancouver's Vanier Park. Check out Ben Carlson and Moya O'Connell in Macbeth (or The Scottish Play, if you're feeling superstitious) starting June 17.
(Vancouver: June 17 - Sept. 13)
Sunset Theatre hosts this night of song, dance and performance by artists from Wells, Barkerville and beyond. All ages are welcome, but Sunset cautions that, in true cabaret style, "extreme, over-the-top, risqué content is typical."
(Wells: June 20)
Eco-Art Walk Launch
Go on a guided tour in East Van and view Eco-Art installations made by community artists for the City of Vancouver’s Green Streets gardens. You can also create your own art installation by participating in a community mandala!
(Vancouver: June 17)