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:
Festival du Bois
BC’s largest celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture turns 30 in style. A Friday night contra dance kicks off festivities, followed by a weekend of performers including Vishtèn, Comté de Clare, Les Tireux d’Roches, Seconde Nation, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Jou Tou and more. There’s even a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Check the full schedule here for more info.
(Coquitlam: Mar. 22-24)
Boca del Lupo’s 3.7% Initiative brings you bite-sized performance works from women of colour, multiracial, Indigenous and Métis artists. Nine immersive micro-experiences envision a new future of representation in performance.
(Vancouver: Mar. 20-23)
Mystery at Greenfingers
As established in previous editions of What’s On, I’m a real cheap date for a murder mystery. Thankfully, Western Gold Theatre has me covered with Mystery at Greenfingers. A snowstorm, a gunshot, a locked room, a mysterious guest. Pray for a spinning bookshelf to complete your bingo card as you guess along.
(Vancouver: Mar. 22-24)
Noteworthy Concerts: Cellicious
Spring has arrived, and the B’s are out — that’s Bach, Bernstein, Britten and Bergmann. Rebecca Wenham, principal cellist of the Vancouver Opera, brings her talents to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, performing with the Bergmann Piano Duo.
(Duncan: Mar. 24)
Memories are Malleable
Running through May 4, with opening reception and artist talk on March 21, Katherine Russell contemplates the construction and reconstruction of human memory through kiln-formed glass. Meditate on the incompleteness, inaccuracy, and fragility of our perceptions at the Craft Council of BC Gallery.
(Vancouver: Mar. 21-May 4)