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:
Indian Summer Festival
The 2019 edition of the vibrant, eclectic festival tackles the theme of Tricksters, Magicians and Oracles, and they’ve enlisted some of the best: comedian Hari Kondabolu, novelist Amitav Ghosh, foodie Vikram Vij, theatre artist and musician Renae Morriseau, dance/art collective Immigrant Lessons, and writer Carleigh Baker are just some of the 195 (!) artists on deck for this multidisciplinary arts and culture smorgasbord. See the daily schedule here.
(Metro Vancouver: July 4-14)
Dancing on the Edge Festival
Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance returns July 4, featuring thirty performances involving more than twenty innovative choreographers and companies. Programs include Helen Walkley’s John, tracing the disappearance of the choreographer’s older brother; Jolene Bailie/Gearshifting Performance Works’s Schemas, 1-5, about relationships and patterns of behaviour; and Rachel Meyer’s
Transverse Orientation, which looks to the transformative capabilities of the moth.
(Vancouver: July 4-13)
Walking Tours of Kelowna’s Cultural District
The City of Kelowna is offering guided walking tours Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The 2K route takes you through Kelowna’s Cultural District, including public art installations, Kasugai Gardens and cultural venues such as the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Kelowna Community Theatre. No registration required, and all tours are free.
(Kelowna: July 4- August 24)
Theatre Under the Stars
Grab some popcorn and snuggle under a blanket, because TUTS kicks off its 2019 season this week with ABBA songfest Mamma Mia! on July 5, followed by Disney’s feel-good NEWSIES July 6.
(Vancouver: July 5-August 17)