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.
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.
Goldenvoice has announced that Australian alt-rock group Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds—with guest Mark Lanegan—is adding a second show at the Orpheum on Tuesday, July 1, in addition to the June 30 show.
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 ninth annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival takes place at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) from Thursday to Sunday (March 6 to 9). The festival includes screenings, workshops, and panel discussions.
The festival will open with Vancouver director Karen Lam’s supernatural thriller Evangeline. Other B.C. features at the festival include Lisa Jackson’s documentary How a People Live, which portrays the resurgence of a First Nations community after forced relocation; as well as director Michelle Ouellet’s Vancouver-made drama After Party, which stars Ali Liebert; and Anne Wheeler’s documentary on Bbz Chula, Chi.
Live Nation has announced that Los Angeles-based duo Rhye will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, July 4, as part of the Straight Series.
Rhye—comprised of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal—is the product of two synced paths crossing at the right time and place. The two artists had been fond of each other's work for some time, and it was when one member was working on a remix for the other that they started to collaborate.
The result is the critically acclaimed, R&B-influenced debut album, Woman.
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.
The Just Film Festival kicks off at Langara College (100 West 49th Avenue) today (February 28) and runs until Sunday (March 2). Screenings take place from 6 to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday (March 1), and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (March 2).
The Just Film Festival focuses on social justice in film, and this year’s festival will showcase over 40 documentaries on social justice and environmental issues.
The festival opens with a double bill: Trash Dance, which looks at the lives of sanitation workers, and Inocente, which tells the story of a young, undocumented migrant inspired by art and colour.