All Arts Events

Nov 24 Mon
40 Years of Music at VCC
Nov 24, 7-8:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room
Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia, Vancouver
The Vancouver Community College Jazz Orchestra brings an evening of big band jazz to the library. Directed by Alan Matheson, the performance celebrates the music program's 40-year history by saluting its founder and legendary trombonist, Dave Robbins. Listen to music made famous by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton, along with new works by VCC students and alumni. Free. Information: 604-331-3603 or Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Community College.
Nov 23 Sun
Abundance of the Ocean
To Nov 28
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
206 Cambie, Vancouver
Spiny urchins and polished mussels, gentle whales and fearsome sharks– the Pacific Ocean houses within its depths a plethora of life, much of which has yet to be discovered. The mysteries of the deep are prominently featured in Northwest Coast legend and mythology. Most cultures along the coast have myths about a great flood that dispersed their ancestors and led directly to the establishment of the distinct societies that make up the region today. The Kwakwaka’wakw believe in an entire oceanic realm, ruled by the stern hand of Kumugwe, Chief of the Undersea World, and replete with aquatic equivalents to the land and sky based creatures that play active roles in oral traditions. Similarly, Haida myths describe an undersea world led by Taangghwanlaana, a powerful chief credited with controlling the flow of wealth into the world – perhaps an early recognition of the importance of the ocean’s bounty. With art works that range from the literal to the spiritual, this collection looks closely at what lies beneath the surface and celebrates the abundance of life that continues to inspire artists and art admirers alike.
Nov 23 Sun
Active Fiction Project
To Nov 23
main & 28th
east 28th, vancouver
Have you ever wanted to walk through your favourite novel? Then come check out a real life “choose your own adventure”. The Active Fiction Project creates short fictional stories that are set in a Vancouver neighbourhood. The stories are ‘hidden’ in public spaces for readers to discover as they walk along. Go to Main & 28th, look around the art shop.
Nov 23 Sun
Adi Parker
To Dec 17
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
artist-in-residence Adi Parker creates abstract art from recycled fabrics
Nov 23 Sun
Ai Weiwei New York Photographs 1983–1993
To Nov 30
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
1825 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver
227 black-and-white photographs taken by the artist during the decade that he resided in New York City
Nov 23 Sun
to Jan 25, 2015
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby, Vancouver
spray-can art by Haida artist Corey Bulpitt
Nov 23 Sun
All Is Unmentionable, Up in the Air
To Jan 18
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, Burnaby
works by Vancouver-based contemporary artist Eli Bornowsky
Nov 23 Sun
Attila Richard Lukacs
To Dec 15
Macaulay & Co. Fine Art
293 E. 2nd, Vancouver
solo exhibition of new oil paintings by the Canadian artist
Nov 23 Sun
Avenue Q
To Jan 3
Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston, Granville Island, Vancouver
The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life.
Nov 23 Sun
Become an Intuitive Writing Guide!
To Nov 23, 10 am–5 pm, 10 am–5 pm
4691 West 10th
Do you have a passion for writing? Do you believe that personal storytelling has the power to connect, heal and transform? Intuitive writing is a powerful method consisting of practical techniques designed to tap into that inner wellspring where words, stories and rich symbolism exist. Once activated and explored, this soul wisdom can generate a wealth of creative material and become a trusted guide in our everyday lives. This fun and inspiring training will prepare you to confidently facilitate intuitive writing sessions for individuals or groups. Whether you want to create a part-time career facilitating writing workshops, add to your current skill-set and offerings, or deepen your personal writing practice, this training will give you empowering tools to create health and wholeness for yourself and others. In this transformative 2-day training you will learn to facilitate 8 writing techniques to access inner wisdom, intuition and creativity, as well as guided meditations and additional writing prompts. Fee includes a course manual with handouts and templates, sample lesson plans, guided meditation scripts, and adaptable promotional materials. You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this workshop and can begin facilitating writing sessions immediately. All levels are welcome!