B.C. Culture Days tip sheet

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      B.C. Culture Days Launch

      (Friday [September 28] from 2 to 8 p.m. at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn, formerly Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza)  Hit the outdoor space for everything from singing coaches from City Opera to papier-mâché workshops and host Mandy Rushton’s Pop Culture Cabaret and Sing-a-Long.

      Behind the Scenes With Ballet BC

      (Saturday [September 29] from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m.)  See our top-flight ballet company up close in its home studio, as dancers rehearse work for the upcoming season. (Sessions take place in rotating 15-to-20 minute intervals for small groups.)

      Plants to Net

      (Saturday [September 29] at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre)  Get hands-on to help create a flowing net with nettle stalks and local linen, an art project inspired by “sheep-to-shawl” crafting competitions. It’s helmed by EartHand Gleaners Society.

      Public Art Walking Tour: Yaletown and False Creek

      (Friday [September 28] at 10:30, and Saturday and Sunday [September 29 and 30] at 1:30 p.m., starting at Yaletown-Roundhouse transit station)  A 75-minute jaunt reveals the artworks tucked into the bustling neighbourhood and its parks, plus all the stories behind them.