Every week, the BC Alliance gives you a glimpse at several must-see member events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the near future:
Upintheair Theatre’s rEvolver Festival takes over The Cultch and other venues to present twelve days of new works from diverse voices in the Canadian live performance community. Included in the mix: the satirical feminist sketch comedy of Lady Parts, the “orgasmic hallucinations” of Toronto’s MR. TRUTH, the tiny puppetry of my dear Lewis, and Fake Ghost Tours, a tongue in cheek walking tour of haunted landmarks. Companion events include The Killjoy Play Series with three new plays by emerging female and non-binary writers, and Brave Space, a unique event asking how we can increase our capacity for uncomfortable feelings.
(Vancouver: May 22-June 2)
The Return of Soul Gospel
Put your hands up for the Queen of Soul Dawn Pemberton and JUNO-nominated recording artist Warren Dean Flandez, as they take the stage and bring the house down. Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents two of Canada’s finest in matinee and evening concerts on the 25th.
(Vancouver: May 25)
Art in the Garden 2019
The North Shore’s signature garden event returns for the 20th time, featuring 14 gardens, 32 artists and 28 musical. Celebrate the spring in style, surrounded by sunshine and creativity.
(North Vancouver: May 25-26)
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Once again, Granville Island gets taken over by tots. On day one alone, you can imagine a watery world with Paper Playground, get the kids moving with the uplifting energy of Élage Diouf, be touched by the playful puppetry of Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, and watch a one-man Macbeth specially tailored to the sensibilities of the young.
(Vancouver: May 27-June 2)
Vashaan Persian Ensemble
Together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians working outside Iran living in Canada, the Vashaan Persian Ensemble draws upon Iran's rich musical past and diverse regions to perform joyful and memorable Persian Traditional songs.
(Victoria: May 25)