From acrobatics to fairs, here are 20 awesome events taking place in Metro Vancouver this week.
Metro Vancouver Events
Tuesday, May 22
Crafts | Crafted
With more than 40 events during May, featuring opportunities from Irish quilting workshops, woodworking studio tours, Korean pottery classes, leathermaking, architecture tours, metal arts, and fine spirit tastings, there is an experience for every craft enthusiast.
Crafted Vancouver showcases exceptional contemporary and traditional craft from 50 local, nation and international makers.
Display | Shigeru Ban
Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House, on view until October 8th, 2018.
Art | Mattie Gunterman
Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Art | Definitely Dali
Opened in 2005, Chali Rosso Art Gallery focuses mainly on works from Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Degas, and more. The Gallery is holding a free Salvador Dali exhibition starting this May up until September.
As part of the Definitely Dali Project, two iconic Dali sculptures will be arriving at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery in Vancouver this summer: Woman Aflame and Surrealist Piano.
Theatre | Expressions Theatre Festival
From the whimsical fun of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the frontier hijinks of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, this year’s festival boasts a bevy of beloved theatre classics, re-imaginings and an original new work that highlight such topical themes as self-image, family dynamics, and gender roles.
Film | WET
Set during the height of Canada’s involvement in the Afghanistan War, this raw and immersive play examines love, abandonment, and the dire cost of combat. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, the story follows a Canadian soldier who returns home to her husband and young daughter. She finds herself abandoned by the country she served, in a near-catatonic state, trapped in a basement suite with her unemployed and intimacy-starved husband.
Exhibit | Haida Now
Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Culture | Culture at the Centre
Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Concert | Fever Ray
Swedish pop artist Karin Dreijer performs at the Vogue Theatre. Tickets start at $39.50 and doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23
Concert | David Byrne
David Byrne performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre this week on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. Tickets start at $71.
Festival | rEvolver Theatre Festival
rEvolver brings audiences the full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, staged readings of work-in-progress, and in-depth discussions with artists. Tickets start at $15.
Exploration | World Orienteering Day
Participants will walk around Queen Elizabeth Park to find flags and use maps to make their way around. Tickets range from $5-$10.
Concert | Eric Bellinger
Los Angeles R&B singer Eric Bellinger performs at Fortune Sound Club. This is a 19+ concert and tickets are $20.
Thursday, May 24
Acrobatics | Aeriosa
Aeriosa’s breathtaking aerial productions combine the techniques of dance and rock-climbing, using rope rigging systems to find new movement possibilities in the realm of suspension.
Film | Rupture
The inaugural edition of Rupture is a showcase of innovative, odd and otherworldly films that bend rules, blend genres, explore inventive takes on venerable tropes and elude easy categorization. Running the gamut from the fantastical to the factual, the lineup boasts more hybrids than The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Headlining Rupture is the Western Canadian Premiere of Hereditary, the year’s most anticipated horror film. Meanwhile, the singular coming-of-age body horror Blue My Mind has been making waves on the genre festival circuit, the stranger-than-fiction heist caper American Animals provides exhilarating entertainment and the Canadian Premiere of oddball oater Damsel reminds us that the midnight movie craze kicked off with a Western.
Concert | Tash Sultana
Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana performs at Malkin Bowl. Tickets are $39.50.
Comedy | Colin Up Close and Personal
This very special evening includes two improv sets starring Colin playing with members of the VTS ensemble followed by a Q&A session with him where audience members ask the questions. There are also a very limited number of tickets (only 40) for an exclusive, post-performance reception* where guests will personally meet, and socialize with Colin in the Improv Centre’s Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge. That evening the Bar will be introducing ‘The Colin’ – a cocktail specially designed in Colin’s honour based on his favourite alcoholic beverage – red wine. Show tickets $89 and $99, exclusive reception add-on $50. *Reception tickets must be bought in conjunction with performance tickets, they cannot be purchased on their own.
Friday, May 25
Night market | Shipyards Night Market
Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Fair | Ladner May Days
Ladner May Days returns to Memorial Park from Friday, May 25th – Sunday, May 27th, 2018.
The fair will once again feature live bands, carnival rides, a colourful parade and much more for the entire family to take part in.
Yoga | Date Night Yoga
Stir up some romance at this couples yoga event at Stretch. Enjoy a night with live music, wine, and plenty of relaxation.