Editor’s choice: Tales of an Urban Indian
This is one bus ride you won’t want to miss. Presentation House Theatre is kicking off its season by heading out on the road: with Tales of an Urban Indian, Royal Canadian Air Farce’s Craig Lauzon tells his character’s darkly comic stories on a moving transit bus. In it, the actor of Ojibwa descent plays Simon Douglas, an Indigenous man raised on a reserve and in 1970s Vancouver—giving a raw, intimate, and unforgettable look at his journey into the city. The show’s nabbed several Dora Mavor Moore Awards and been turned into a film, but this will be its premiere in Vancouver.
Tales of an Urban Indian runs from next Wednesday (September 19) to September 30, starting in the Presentation House Theatre parking lot in North Vancouver.
Four fall arts festivals to fete
A free day of performances and concerts from 2 to 9 p.m. at the North Vancouver campus to celebrate Capilano University’s 50th anniversary.
B.C. Culture Days
September 28 to 30
Hundreds of activities citywide allow you to get hands-on and/or behind the scenes with artists and designers.
Eastside Culture Crawl
November 15 to 18
Five hundred–plus visual artists in every conceivable medium open their studios, amid demos, food trucks, craft beer, and more.
Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
October 24 to November 4
More than 100 events in theatre, dance, visual arts, and more, all celebrating the diversity of the neighbourhood; look for Vancouver Moving Theatre’s East End Blues & All That Jazz.
Four must-see museum shows
IN/FLUX: Art of Korean Diaspora
September 28 to January 6, 2019, at the Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver-based Korean-Canadians make traditional arts compellingly contemporary.
Guo Pei: Couture Beyond
October 13 to January 20, 2019, at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Marvel at the opulence of gowns by the Chinese talent who’s broken into Parisian haute couture’s closed world.
Interface: The woven artwork of Jaad Kuujus
September 18 to January 9, 2019, at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Breathtakingly intricate baskets and textiles by the Kakwaka’wakw and Haida artist otherwise known as Meghann O’Brien.
Marking the Infinite
November 1 to March 31, 2019, at the UBC Museum of Anthropology
A smashing look at how Aboriginal Australian women have been stirring up the contemporary art scene Down Under.