All Arts Events

Aug 22 Fri
Fire of Desire
Aug 22, 8 pm; Aug 23, 1 pm, 8 pm; Aug 24, 1 pm
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, Richmond
Play sees 10 men and women in present-day Hong Kong explore their frustrations and perspectives on love, marriage, and sex. Based on the 1900 play La Ronde by Schnitzler. Part of the Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival.
Aug 23 Sat
Blueridge Chamber Music Festival: Five Years in the Zoo
Aug 23, 2 pm
Mount Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Ave., North Van
Violinist Jennie Press, violist Marcus Takizawa, cellist Ariel Barnes, bassist Mark Beaty, flutist Paolo Bortolussi, pianist Alejandro Ochoa, and narrator Dorothea Hayley present Schubert's Trout Quintet and Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals. Includes birthday cake.
Aug 23 Sat
Tarot for Poets & Storytellers
Aug 23, 2-4 pm
737 Sixth St., New Westminster
Carol Shillibeer teaches you how to use Tarot cards to broaden your creative direction.
Aug 23 Sat
Guided Visit With Jaclyn Bruneau
Aug 23, 3 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson, Vancouver
Contemporary Art Gallery visitor assistant Jaclyn Bruneau leads a tour of current exhibitions. Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art.
Aug 23 Sat
Movin' on Up
Aug 23, 8 pm
CBC Studio 700
700 Hamilton
Staged readings of two new one-act plays by local playwrights, including Scott Button's Better and C.R. Packer's Avril, Finally.
Aug 28 Thu
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
Aug 28-31
various Vancouver venues
The 15th annual event features a faculty of 20, seven presentations, a gala unveiling the Tap Grace Awards, weeklong intensives, residencies, and 60 master classes. Participating faculty members include Dianne Walker, Brendan Bufalino, Terry Brock, Tony Waag, Gene Medler, Michelle Dorrance, Lisa LaTouche, Travis Knights, Danny Nielsen, Sam Weber, Allison Toffan, David Cox, Nicholas Young, and Elizabeth Burke.
Aug 30 Sat
Celebrating Seasonal Birds
Aug 30, 11 am, 1 pm
ArtStarts
808 Richards, Vancouver
Artist Colette Lisoway helps you explore printmaking processes and techniques while learning about seasonal birds and their behaviours and habitats.
Aug 30 Sat
Guided Visit With Shaun Dacey
Aug 30, 3 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson, Vancouver
Contemporary Art Gallery curator of learning and public programs Shaun Dacey leads a tour of current exhibitions. Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art.
Aug 31 Sun
Guided Visit in Mandarin With Olivia Qiu
Aug 31, 3 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson, Vancouver
A guided visit of the exhibitions on display in Mandarin led by artist Olivia Qiu. Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art.
Sep 4 Thu
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Sep 4-14
various Vancouver venues
First Vancouver Theatrespace Society presents the annual 11-day arts festival with 800 performances. Opening night is a Fringe birthday bash with the Vancouver premiere of TJ Dawe's Marathon and the Cave Singers in concert.

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