33 Vancouver arts events happening online in April
NORTH SHORE ART CRAWL An online celebration of art, design, and craft featuring over 60 artists. To Apr 12, www.northvanarts.ca. Free.
SANSEI: THE STORYTELLER Interdisciplinary dance piece explores the internment and dispossession of Japanese-Canadians. To May 31, 7 pm, www.chancentre.com. $0-$20.
THE HUMAN VOICE City Opera Vancouver presents an online adaptation of Cocteau and Poulenc, starring Isaiah Bell. To Dec 31, www.cityoperavancouver.com. Free.
SILENT SKY United Players present online performances telling the true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. To Apr 18, www.unitedplayers.com.
CURATOR TALK Join Susan Bright and Denise Wolff as they discuss the Polygon Gallery exhibition Feast for the Eyes. Apr 3, 1 pm, www.capturephotofest.com. Free, registration required.
NE. SANS OPERA & DANCE STUDIO SHOWING Dance Centre artist-in-residence Idan Cohen shows work from his project to stage Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice as an innovative contemporary dance work. Apr 6-13, www.thedancecentre.ca. $0-20.
A CONVERSATION WITH DANA CLAXTON Discussion with the artist whose work in video, photography, single and multi-channel video installation, and performance art investigates Indigenous beauty, the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual. Apr 8, 4 pm, www.sfu.ca.
PLAYTHINGS Presentation House Theatre presents livestreamed performances of Nathania Bernabe and Jackie T. Hanlin's ancient action-adventure. Apr 8-17, www.phtheatre.org.
ORANGE New dance duet performed online by Less San Miguel/lessIZM (Winnipeg) and Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject (Vancouver). Apr 9, 7-8 pm; Apr 10, 5-6 pm, www.plasticorchidfactory.com. Free/by donation.
MARINA THIBEAULT: ELLES SOLO Digital production of ELLES honours groundbreaking female and non-binary composers from Clara Schumann to the present day. Apr 9–May 31, 7 pm, www.chancentre.com. $0-$20.
ARTIST TALK | CORBIN UNION Join Corbin Union members Miruna Dragan, Jason de Haan, and Warren McLachlan as they talk through their exhibition 'OSOSO' and speak about the collaborative nature of their practice over Zoom. Apr 10, 11 am, www.contemporaryartgallery.ca. Free.
ART AT WORK: PAYING ARTISTS FOR ONLINE WORK Discussion of the updated CARFAC fee schedule and new guidelines for paying artists for online work. Apr 10, 1-2:30 pm, www.richmondartrgallery.org. Free.
REWRITING OUR STORIES: FINDING EMPOWERMENT THROUGH NARRATIVE Dr. Derek Gladwin discusses his new book with a panel of motivational speakers. Apr 14, 6:30-7:30 pm, www.banyen.com. Free.
MORE THAN DANCE, WE ARE A MOVEMENT DanceHouse presents streamings of a new film celebrating the 20th anniversary of Toronto's Indigenous performance company Red Sky Performance. Apr 14-20, www.dancehouse.ca. $16.14.
DISCOVER DANCE! MOZAICO FLAMENCO Kasandra ‘La China’, artistic director of Mozaico Flamenco, shares a vibrant celebration of the many faces of flamenco. Apr 15-28, www.thedancecentre.ca. $0-$20.
REACHING U Ballet BC presents its digital spring program, which includes a poetic work choreographed by artistic director Medhi Walerski and inspired by Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14. Apr 15 to 21, www.balletbc.com.
THE ESSENTIALS Various Vancouver musicians, poets, and scholars join gospel musician and music historian Khari Wendell McClelland for three night of genre-bending online performances. Apr 16-18, www.thecultch.com. $29.
FROM THE ASHES: MY STORY OF BEING MÉTIS, HOMELESS, AND FINDING MY WAY Jesse Thistle speaks on his book From the Ashes. Apr 17, 11 am–12 pm, www.banyen.com. Free.
STUDIO SALON SERIES Livestreamed sharing of dance works in progress by Sammy Chien, Jeneatte Kotowich, Tin Gamboa, and Salome Nieto. Apr 17-18, 5 pm, www.companyerasgadance.ca. Free.
ELIZABETH LESSER: CASSANDRA SPEAKS Elizabeth Lesser discusses her new book Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. Apr 18, 11 am–12 pm, www.banyen.com. Free.
INTERMEZZI IN MUSICA 2021 - 5 CONCERT LIVE STREAM SERIES Cellist Elinor Frey and her collaborators play music by Jean Baur, Antonio Vandini, Luigi Boccherini, and J.S. Bach. Apr 18, 11:30 am–1 pm; May 16, 11:30 am–1 pm, www.eventbrite.ca. $10-$20.
EMERGING ARTIST TALK WITH YUMNA AL-ARASHI, AARON JONES, AND ZINNIA NAQVI Artist talks by three emerging artists participating in the Capture Photography Festival’s 2021 Public Art Program and Catalogue. Apr 18, 1 pm, www.capturephotofest.com. Free, registration required.
NAOMI KLEIN: HOW TO CHANGE EVERYTHING Author and climate activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book How to Change Everything. Apr 20, 3:30-4:30 pm, www.banyen.com. Free with purchase of book.
ART CONNECTS | PICTURES OF PAST AND PRESENT WITH EMMY LEE WALL AND GRANT ARNOLD Look and learn through photography from the VAG’s permanent collection. Apr 20, 6 pm, wwww.capturephotofest.com. Free, registration required.
BE THE REFUGE: RAISING THE VOICES OF ASIAN AMERICAN BUDDHISTS Chenxing Han discusses her book Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. Apr 21, 7 pm, www.banyen.com. Free.
VERSES FESTIVAL OF WORDS Canada’s largest alternative literary festival. Apr 22–May 1, Online, www.versesfestival.ca. Various.
SILKROAD ENSEMBLE: HOME WITHIN Home Within uses the counterpoint between image and sound to create an impressionistic reflection on hope and unity in the face of tragedy. Apr 23–May 31, 7 pm, www.chancentre.com. $0-$20.
PANIC SQUAD: A VIRTUAL IMPROV COMEDY EXPERIENCE A virtual night of comedy improv. Apr 23, 7:30-9 pm, www.gallery7theatre.com. $20/person.
SPEAKING OF DANCE DanceHouse present an online forum focusing on Indigenous women who are creating and producing contemporary dance. Apr 23, 11 am, www.dancehouse.ca. Free.
VIRTUAL UPPER TANANA STYLE BEADING WORKSHOP Join Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé, an Upper Tanana visual artist, in a virtual beading workshop. Apr 24, 1-3 pm, www.museumofvancouver.ca. $50.
ANITA MOORJANI: SENSITIVE IS THE NEW STRONG Anita Moorjani talks about her new book Sensitive is the New Strong. Apr 25, 11 am–12 pm, www.banyen.com. Free.
MASHED SABBATH 50 AT VERSES A night of spoken-word and music mashup featuring Black Sabbath’s classic album Paranoid. Apr 27, 7-9:30 pm, www.versesfestival.ca. Free.
THE BEGINNING OF THE SONG Musica intima presents an online performance by Kenyan-Canadian actor, writer, and spoken-word artist Germaine Konji. Apr 30, 7:30-9:30 pm, www.musicaintima.org.