“After experiencing an enchanting trip to Seoul two years ago, I knew this compelling showcase of Korean culture would be a perfect fit for the Chan Centre,” Joyce Hinton, co-managing director of the Chan Centre, stated in a news release.
Some of Salt Spring Island’s top artisans will be showcasing their work at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) from March 14 to 16 for Salt Spring in the City. The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on March 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16.
Over 30 unique lifestyle brands, spanning from modern to rustic, will be travelling to Vancouver. From jewelers to potters, clothing designers, painters, winemakers, candlemakers, cheesemakers, preservemakers, woodworkers, sculptors, writers, musicians, and poet, there’s something for everyone.
Vancouver's outdoor spaces are about to get a little more dramatic.
Famous Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was confirmed this week as one of the names installing major outdoor installations for the third Vancouver Biennale exhibition, which is scheduled to run for the next 18 months. It's the same festival that brought you those beloved Amazing Laughter guys, now permanently installed at English Bay, in its last incarnation.
Ai, whose work has drawn the ire of the Chinese government and included covering a museum with hundreds of children's backpacks and filling entire rooms with porcelain seeds, will see his work go into an as-yet-unspecified Vancouver park. If it's like any of his past work, expect it to be monumental and provocative.
Tassa is a major figure in Isreal’s rock scene and one of the country’s most prominent singer-songwriters. His musical journey began with his grandfather and great uncle, known as the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers. With his explosive stage presence and unique mix of Iraqi, Middle Eastern, and Israeli rock sound, Tassa creates an innovating, joyous musical experience at his live shows.
It's not often that we publish poetry. But this submission got my attention.
Here's Vancouver resident H. Barry Cotton's poem about Kinder Morgan's proposal to twin its Trans Mountain pipeline:
Our Salish Sea
I used to pass by every day
And look out there in English Bay
To breathe the fresh Pacific air
And see the freighters ‘way out there.
For many years it’s come to be
Part of our normal scenery.
The 10th annual CelticFest Vancouver takes place March 8 to 16 at various Vancouver venues. The festival features music, dance, theatre, revelry, spectacle, and more celebrating traditional and contemporary Celtic culture over nine days.
Realwheels Theatre presents Whose Life is it Anyway? at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from March 11 to 22. Brian Clark’s Tony Award-winning play tells the story about a sculptor who, paralyzed from the neck down after a car accident, fights for the right to die.
China’s Guangdong Modern Dance Company and Vancouver’s Goh Ballet collaborate on Select Works/Mustard Seed, a world premiere as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Performances take place March 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street).
Mustard Seed, a large-scale work that features dancers from both companies, was choreographed by Guangdong Modern Dance Company resident choreographer Liu Qi. The production’s name refers to a Buddhist metaphor, in which a grain as tiny as a mustard seed can reveal the wonders of the universe.
The Vancouver Cantata Singers present Bridge of Song: Choral Music from Canada and the Caltic States at Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of music (843 Seymour Street) on March 8 at 8 p.m.
The concert conducted by artistic director Paula Kremer will include choral traditions from three Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, as well as the music of Latvian-Canadian composer Jānis Kalniņš.
Tickets to Vancouver Cantata Singers: Bridge of Song are $30 for adults, and $25 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online in advance.
SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs presents Kidd Pivot’s The Tempest Replica at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street) from March 6 to 8. There will be a preview on March 5 at 8 p.m.
This encore presentation of The Tempest Replica will give audiences a chance to rediscover the work of Crystal Pite, one of Vancouver’s most exciting choreographers. Kidd Pivot integrates movement, original music, text, and rich visual design.