HAIDA NOW: A VISUAL FEAST OF INNOVATION AND TRADITION Exhibit guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s. To winter 2020, Museum of Vancouver.
MODERN IN THE MAKING: POST-WAR CRAFT AND DESIGN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Exhibition examines the furniture, ceramics, textiles, fashion, and jewellery that defined West Coast modern living in the mid-20th century. To Jan 3, Vancouver Art Gallery.
ACTS OF RESISTANCE Artwork of seven indigenous artist-activists from the Pacific Northwest. To winter 2020, Museum of Vancouver.
BILL REID: TO SPEAK WITH A GOLDEN VOICE Exhibition traces the iconic Haida artist’s lasting influence on Indigenous art and culture through an exploration of his voice, process, lineage, and legacy. To April 11, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
THIRD REALM Exhibition curated by Davide Quadrio draws on photography, film, and installation from the FarEastFarWest collection of contemporary Asian art. To Nov 8, The Polygon Gallery.
SHAME AND PREJUDICE: A STORY OF RESILIENCE Cree artist Kent Monkman critiques Canada’s colonial history and reenvisions it through Indigenous eyes. To Jan 3, Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
ONE CHILD... The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Nilaja Sun’s one-woman play about a substitute drama teacher’s experiences at a hardscrabble high school in the Bronx. To Nov 8, Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.
READING ART Exhibition spotlights the BAG’s wide-ranging holdings of text-based art. To Jan 17, Burnaby Art Gallery.
JEREMY DUTCHER Composer, pianist, and operatic tenor. To Dec 21, 7 pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. $0-20.
CRISTINA PATO Master of the Galician bagpipes moves between jazz, classical, and folk styles. To Dec 21, 7 pm, Online. $0-20.
THE EYES HAVE WALLS Small paintings and ceramic works by Vancouver-based Nicole Ondre and Mina Totino. To Dec 12, West Vancouver Museum.
PIQSIQ Inuit throat-singing duoan featuring an ethereal blend of traditional vocal technique, improvisation, and new technology. To Dec 21, 7 pm, Online. $0-20.
VICTOR VASARELY Exhibition of Vasarely’s paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and multiples from the 1960s and ’70s. To Apr 5, 2021, Vancouver Art Gallery.
ANN GOLDBERG : CAKE Realist paintings of everyday objects by Vancouver artist. To Nov 21, Pendulum Gallery. Free.
RESURGENCE: INDIGIQUEER IDENTITIES Exhibition curated by Jordana Luggi celebrates the work of four emerging artists and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people. To Jan 24, 2021, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. $13.
BUFFOON The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Anosh Irani’s one-person tragicomedy. To Dec 6, Granville Island Stage.
WOOD, PAPER, SCISSORS: RAW MATERIALS IN ART Pop Up art featuring work by young local artists. To Nov 3, 11 am–7 pm, The Workshop.
DTES HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL Twelve-day event will feature music, stories, poetry, films, readings, art talks, and visual arts either online on in pop-up outdoor settings. To Nov 8, Online and at various venues.
BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR John Gray's play based on the true story of Canadian World War I flying ace Billy Bishop. Oct 29–Nov 1, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. $35.
COMEDY TING Sunee Dhaliwal headlines a standup-comedy show. Nov. 1, Calabash Bistro.
EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL Twenty-fourth annual event sees local artists opening their studios to display their work. Nov 2-9, 12-15 & 19-22, Various online and in-person options. Free.
BEIRUT A play about forbidden love in a pandemic. Nov 1, 2 pm; Nov 2, 7 pm; Nov 4, 9:30 pm; Nov 6, 7 pm, Performance Works. $12 + $3 membership.
IN THE BEGINNING: A CULTURAL SHARING Rosemary Georgeson and Donna Spencer delve into the stories and history of the Indigenous peoples in the area that is now called Vancouver. Nov 4-7, Firehall Arts Centre. From $15.
BERGMANN PIANO DUO Program includes works by Beethoven and Bach. Nov 5, 10:30 am–1 pm, The ACT Arts Centre.
IN LOVE Laudate Singers perform musical theatre solos and duets celebrating love. Nov 7, 7-8:30 pm, Online. $40 donation.
COMEDY RING: THE DIRTY DARK MATCH Nik Perry hosts standup-comedy by Martin Navarro, Sahib Singh Rana, Arash Narchi, Jackie Agnew, Alfie Rosselli, Nancy Ho, Brendan Wa, and Jonny Divito. Nov. 7, Hood 29.
SCHEDULED MEDITATION: FEATURING MUFARO MBUDZI Socially distanced standup-comedy performed by Mufaro Mbudzi. Nov 7, 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm, Havana Theatre. $23.50.
BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Two-man musical dramatizes the life of Canadian WWI fighter pilot Billy Bishop. Nov 7-8, The ACT Arts Centre.
KOERNER PIANO TRIO Vancouver Chamber Music Society presents a program of works by Mozart, Smetana, and Turina. Nov. 8, Anvil Centre.
REMEMBRANCE WITH CHOR LEONI Chor Leoni’s 29th annual Remembrance Day concert goes online. Nov 10, 7 pm, Online. Free with RSVP.
RIDGE Brendan McLeod's storytelling, verbatim theatre, and live music. Nov 11–Dec 21, 7 pm, Online. $0-20.
MUSICAL OFFERING: TRANSCENDING TIME Music by Bach and Vancouver composer Jocelyn Morlock. Nov 11, 7:30 pm, Online. Streaming by donation.Thursday, November 12
THE AMARYLLIS World premiere of a play which explores the quirky dynamics of a sister-brother voice actor–agent team. Nov 12-22, Firehall Arts Centre.
MAKING WAVES Online art class with Elena Nahum Leroy. Nov 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, Online. $29.99.
THE KING OF THE COMEDY RING 3 Eight comics compete for a cash prize. Nov 14, 8-10 pm, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy. $20.
BEETHOVEN 250 David Gillham (violin), Bo Peng (cello), and Chiharu Iinuma (piano) perform works by Beethoven. Nov 15, 3 pm, The ACT Arts Centre.
THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a holiday play about a jilted woman returning to the dating scene in a series of seasonal encounters. Nov 19–Jan 3, 2021, Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.
PALETTE KNIFE PORTRAIT ART CLASS Sky Lilah leads an art class on how to paint with a palette knife. Nov 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, Online. $29.99.
PODCAST SHOWCASE Voice-only performance created by students collaborating with an illustrator, playwright, and voice actor to produce short dramatic scripts. Nov 20, Online.
THE MUSIC OF RAVEN CHACON Artist from the Navajo Nation’s Fort Defiance dips into colours and timbres from across the spectrum of sound. Nov 20–Dec 21, 7 pm, Online. $0-20.
STILL LIFE A reading of playwright and director Peter Anderson's 75-minute monologue, a poetic meditation on the end of life. Nov 20, 7:30-9 pm, Kay Meek Arts Centre. $17-20.
CHUTZPAH! FESTIVAL Concerts, comedy, dance, and previews of theatrical works-in-progress will be livestreamed from the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre to an online audience. Nov 21-28, Online and in-person.
SCHUBERT STRING QUINTET The Vancouver Chamber Music Society presents Schubert's String Quintet in C Major performed by some of Vancouver's top chamber string musicians. Nov. 22, 2 & 4:30 pm, Anvil Centre.
THEATRE: THE PLAY Langara College's Studio 58 presents a livestream of an “enhanced radio play”. Nov 24-29, Online.
LET YOUR CREATIVITY BLOSSOM Online art class with Lauren Morris. Nov 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, Online. $29.99.
ORIGINS: MUSIC OF THE TANG DYNASTY Silk Road Ensemble performs music of the Tang Dynasty. Nov 25, 7:30 pm, Onilne. Streaming by donation.
TOMOEARTS The Dance Centre's Discover Dance! series presents Vancouver’s TomoeArts and Burnaby’s Satsuki-kai in an online presentation of Japanese classical and traditional dance. Nov 26–Dec 12, Online.
ABEL SELAOCOE - SONGS OF LIBERATION Thought-provoking pieces that link Western and African traditions. Nov 27–Dec 21, 7 pm, Online. $0-20.
CO.ERASGA'S OFFERING Collection of solo works created by acclaimed choreographer and artistic director Alvin Erasga Tolentino. Nov 28-29, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. $25/20/15.