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:
The Dance Centre presents three days of performances, workshops and talks with female Indigenous contemporary dance artists from Canada, the US and Australia. Performances from Cheyenne Rain LeGrande and Mariaa Randall (June 20), Raven Spirit Dance and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (June 21) and Jessica McMann and Maura Garcia Dance (June 22) accompany a series of creative labs and conversations featuring experts in contemporary dance.
(Vancouver: June 20-22)
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is back, boasting a line-up including everyone from Herbie Hancock to the Roots to Wu-Tang. See all the whos, whens and wheres here to figure out your best chance to catch the height of blues, hip hop, R&B and more. Jazz fans in North and West Van should check out the North Shore Jazz Series, which kicks off June 22 with Briga & The Absinthe Ensemble, presented by BC Alliance members The BlueShore at CapU.
(Metro Vancouver: June 21-July 1)
Thorgy Thor and The Thorchestra
Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will get their life as all-star Thorgy Thor joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on June 25. The classically trained violinist will play pop hits by Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, and Madonna complemented by classical scores from Tchaikovsky, Smyth, and Copland.
(Vancouver: June 25)
Queer Arts Festival
The Queer Arts Festival rolls on until June 28, featuring a night of readings from the most talented voices in LGBTQ2+ voices in Canadian literature, a musical performance exploring the role of gender in opera, an orchestral performance, a media retrospective and so much more. The full schedule can be found here.
(Vancouver: June 17-28)
Art Event with Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees
The Fort Gallery hosts musicians Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees, with their eclectic tastes in music, harmonic sensibilities and ability to fashion timeless tunes, concurrent with the gallery’s 2019 juried photography exhibition, Traces.
(Fort Langley: June 21)