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:
The Tashme Project: The Living Archives
Our friends at the Firehall present The Tashme Project: The Living Archives, a potent look at the lives and experiences of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians), exploring their earliest memories of Canada, internment during World War II and postwar resettlement. Twenty interwoven interviews with Nisei from Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Montreal, and Vancouver are performed by artists and creators Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa in a show the Toronto Star deems “sacred and powerful.”
(Vancouver: Apr. 2-13)
Designing Death Symposium + Reception
Connoisseurs of Greek mythology know that the change of the seasons is steeped in all kinds of symbolism around death and rebirth. If the impending spring has you feeling macabre, check out Designing Death, an exhibition of contemporary funerary architecture and objects at the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University. The exhibition has been running since February, but March 29 and 30 see a two-day symposium featuring a curator talk, panel discussions, conversational meditations on the nature of death and more.
(Vancouver: exhibition Feb.9-Apr. 21; symposium Mar. 29-30)
Theo has predicted the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years, and become very wealthy doing it — but everybody’s luck runs out sooner or later. Join Western Edge Theatre and a group of skeptics who think they’ve gotten to the bottom of Theo’s winning streak in a play CBC Radio calls “dynamic and intriguing.”
(Nanaimo: Mar. 29-30; Apr. 4-7)
Vancouver South African Film Festival
Kicking off March 29, SFU Woodward’s partners with the Vancouver South African Film Festival to bring the culture, history and politics of South Africa to the screen of the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema. Click here for a full list of films, from thrillers to docs to family dramas.
(Vancouver: Mar. 29-31)
Musically Speaking: Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto
Hailed as “the soul of the guitar,” Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become known as the great guitarist of his generation. Catch him in Surrey (March 28) and Vancouver (March 30), courtesy of the VSO.
(Surrey & Vancouver: Mar. 28 & 30)