What's On: May 8-14

Image: Axé Capoeira.

Image: Axé Capoeira.

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:

Axé Capoeira
As dance battlers and avid Street Fighter players will know, capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates elements of dance and acrobatics. Internationally acclaimed collective Axé Capoeira hits the stage at Venables Theatre to bring this exciting art to Oliver audiences. Be dazzled by professional capoeiristas at the height of their skills, accompanied by upbeat traditional Brazilian rhythms.
(Oliver: May 10)

Crafted Vancouver
North America’s only month-long craft festival may have already started earlier this week (May 6, to be exact), but you’ve still got 23 days to check out an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary crafts. More than 70 events take place at more than 35 locations in Metro Vancouver, including demos, exhibitions, walking tours, and the REEL Crafted Film Festival. Visit the festival website for more info.
(Metro Vancouver: May 6-30)

Art for All Fundraiser
It’s #MentalHealthWeek, so why not hit up an arts event to support this worthy cause? The West of Main Art Walk presents this event at the Roundhouse, where you can spend $50 for a piece by a local artist. All proceeds go to the Coast Mental Health Art program. The exhibition and fundraiser run from 10:00 a.m.; attend from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. for opening reception with artists in attendance.
(Vancouver: May 9)

Jazz and Strings
Composer, songwriter and instrumentalist Miles Black draws upon 30 years of experience to lead the Surrey City Orchestra in an evening of music, running the gamut from Duke Ellington to the cinematic themes of James Bond.
(Surrey: May 11)

Spirit of India Spring Festival
Welcome Spring and celebrate South Asian art and culture at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The Spring Festival features art, music, cultural performances, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family.
(Port Moody: May 11)

James and the Giant CIRCUS Peach
Big into dark yet warm narratives about talking insects and oversized fruit? Us too! You’ll definitely want to check out CircusWest’s take on the beloved Roald Dahl classic about a young man who flees his horrid aunts to go on a wild adventure with some very unlikely new friends.
(Vancouver: May 8-12)

For more member events, check out our Member News page. To see your event on the BC Alliance website, email your press release to Taylor Basso at taylor@allianceforarts.com.

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