Things To Do: Fall arts festivals to fete and must-see museum shows

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      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

      September 22
      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.