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:
Similitud: Canadian and Latin American Indigenous Art Exhibition
Latincouver’s Carnaval del Sol brings you this multidisciplinary exhibition. Artists from Canada and Latin America will showcase performances, photography, sculpture, a culinary workshop, music, storytelling, painting, films, talks, and much more. This helps kick off Latin American Week — seven days of festivities including film, flamenco and tango (featuring BC Alliance members Flamenco Rosario), an evening of performance and education on Afro-Latin American culture, and a Canada Day parade.
(Vancouver: June 27-July 12)
Queen Latifah with the VSO
You don’t need to take a Taxi all the way to Chicago to see Queen Latifah perform — the star will be Bringing Down the House with the VSO at Deer Lake Park on June 29, free of charge. Join the community for a show so good, it’ll feel like your Last Holiday. [Update: due to illness, Queen Latifah is unable to perform, but fear not; she’s been replaced by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!]
(Burnaby: June 29)
We have more means than ever by which to communicate, yet somehow, it seems more difficult than it’s ever been. You’ve got less than two weeks left to check out this communication-centric visual arts exhibition at Two Rivers Gallery, featuring work from Doyon-Rivest, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Brendan Lee Satish Tang & Diyan Achjadi, and Jeroen Witvliet.
(Prince George: April 12-July 7)
Surrounded: Skeena Reece
Last year, the Belkin Art Gallery acquired The Time It Takes (2017), the adult-sized cradleboard artwork by Skeena Reece, for its permanent collection. At that time, Reece said that she had always wanted to work with the cradleboard to create a series of photographs that would document her wrapping specific people in the moss bag. Now, the artwork has born out performance art, photography and video installations. An opening reception kicks things off on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 9 pm, with a performance by the artist at 6:30.
(Vancouver: June 28-August 11; opening reception June 27)
Rock of Ages
Tune your guitar, bust out the mesh tank top, and get ready to deploy enough Aqua Net to blow (another) hole in ozone layer. Renegade Arts Company brings ‘80s love letter Rock of Ages to the Metro Theatre starting June 27, featuring hits from Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar and more.
(Vancouver: June 27-July 6)