Every week, the BC Alliance gives you a glimpse at five must-see member events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the near future:
淑芳你好嘛 /Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah / Suk-Fong, How Are You?
Visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown for a look at this exhibition of photography, objects, video, ephemera, and letters from the personal collection of artist Paul Wong’s late mother, Suk-Fong. An intimate glimpse at these personal effects reveals a unique look at China’s shifting cultural and political landscapes from the 1950s to the 2000s.
(Vancouver: Jan. 12-Feb. 24; artist talk Jan. 19)
Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell
Reserve your Big Yellow Taxi now (seriously, do it; the cab game in this city is fraught) for the premiere of Firehall Arts Centre’s take on a Canadian icon. Six talented musicians play eighteen instruments in an experience theatre critic Jo Ledingham calls “playful” and “infectious.”
(Vancouver: Jan. 12-Feb. 9)
God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming
Exactly what it says on the tin. The ACT Arts Centre presents this follow-up to Mike Delamont’s riotous one-deity show as a Saturday night treat.
(Maple Ridge: Jan. 12)
Kids’ Koncert: The Hockey Sweater
Are you truly a Canadian child if you haven’t been subjected to Roch Carrier’s story about an unfortunate kid who receives that most horrifying of garments, a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey? The VSO sets the kids’ classic to music for you to enjoy with your young ones. Come early to enjoy an “instrument petting zoo” where the kids can get hands-on experience with real orchestra instruments, and look forward to the grand finale, where the audience is set upon by hundreds of specially trained moths (just kidding, obviously).
(Vancouver: Jan. 11)
MakerLabs at Two Rivers Gallery
If you’re not familiar with the MakerLab program run out of Prince George’s Two Rivers Gallery: these community drop-ins are your chance to get hands-on experience with everything from a laser cutter to a sewing needle to woodworking tools, at a reasonable cost ($7.50 to use the gallery’s tools; free if you bring your own!). Sessions run every Thursday (5-9 p.m.) and Saturday (1-4 p.m.), so come down to the gallery and create amongst like-minded people!
(Prince George: Jan. 10 & 12)