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Keep Vancouver Spectacular

Mon, May 1 - Wed, May 31

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Healthy, vibrant and clean neighbourhoods start with you.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular is a series of programs that brings together individuals, businesses and neighbourhood groups to participate in community cleanup projects that help to reduce litter and support a healthy, vibrant and clean Vancouver. The program not only encourages residents to clean up their neighbourhood but it also allows residents to:

• Give back to the community,
• Share in the spirit of working together
• Create awareness of the litter and graffiti issues in their neighbourhood
• Take pride in their neighbourhood and our city!

In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, Vancouver will be challenged by 11 Canadian cities in the Clean Canada Together Challenge.

Take part in a neighbourhood cleanup event by signing up at vancouver.ca/kvs.

Let’s show Canada who has the greenest and cleanest city!
Website: vancouver.ca/kvs
Email: keepvancouver.spectacular@vancouver.ca
Twitter: #KeepVancouverSpectacular

MOA presents Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia

Thu, May 11

Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada map

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the insightful and explorative new exhibition Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia (May 11 – October 9, 2017). Honouring the special significance that written forms hold across many diverse cultures in Asia, the multimedia exhibition will examine the physical traces of words – spoken and recorded – that are unique to humans. From Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions and Qu’ranic manuscripts, to Chinese calligraphy and Afghan graffiti, the texts in many styles evoke both the ephemeral and eternal.

Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia

From Japan to Canada Gallery Exhibitions

Thu, May 11 - Thu, Jun 8

Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2, Canada map

Opening Reception Thursday, May 11th 6-8pm
Artists in attendance | free admission | refreshments served
Spring Festival Saturday May 27th 1 – 4 pm

From Japan to Canada is series of exhibitions, events and cultural demonstrations that reflect the history, evolution and symbiotic influences Japanese and Canadian culture have had on the participating artists.

New works by painters Mitsuko Fujino, Yoshi Kamei and Ken Suzuki. Terry Sasaki features his artwork and kimono redesigns plus a historical installation by Robert Shiozaki. Also included is a group exhibition of Ikebana vessels with displays by Kado Sumi School.

Expressions Theatre Festival 2017

Thu, May 18 - Sat, May 27

Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5, Canada map

Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music presents five diverse and distinctive productions by gifted young artists at the Expressions Theatre Festival 2017, running May 18 – 27 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. The annual celebration of Arts Umbrella’s burgeoning talent, ages 13 to 19, features a beloved lineup of theatre favourites performed by the Junior, Senior and Musical Theatre Troupes, as well as an exciting new work by the Laboratory Theatre Troupe.


Pictures From Here Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Fri, May 19 - Mon, Sep 4

Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada map

Rogers is a proud sponsor of the Pictures From Here Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Comprised primarily of work from the Gallery’s collection, the exhibition will include photographs and video works produced over the past four decades, some on display for the very first time. Capturing the urban environment of Greater Vancouver, its citizens and the vast “natural” landscape of the province, these works were responsible for transforming Vancouver into a global hub for contemporary art production. Artists include: Roy Arden, Karin Bubaš, Stan Douglas, Christos Dikeakos, Greg Girard, Andrea Fantona, Rodney Graham, Mike Grill, Arni Haraldsson, Fred Herzog, Barrie Jones, Evan Lee, N.E. Thing Co., Marian Penner Bancroft, Henri Robideau, Sandra Semchuk and James Nicholas, Althea Thauberger, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Paul Wong and Corneila Wyngaarden/Andrea Fantona.

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Standing Wave – Wild

Wed, May 24

823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4, Canada map

Standing Wave will perform an excerpt from work-in-progress, Wild Dogs, new one-act chamber opera based on Helen Humphreys’ novel of the same name. With music by Anna Pidgorna, libretto by Val Brandt, and featuring special guest soprano, Carla Huhtanen.
Difficult Bamboo by Mason Bates, which is described by Chicago Tribune’s John van Rhein as “a jumpy, high-energy conversation for marimba, Thai gongs and toy drums, overlaid with popping electronica…”
The premiere of arrangement by Cameron Wilson, part of the ensemble’s 20C Remix series, and Techno Parade, a virtuosic tour de force for flute, clarinet, and piano by Guillaume Connesson.


Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas

Wed, May 24

Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1, Canada map

Two accomplished graphic novelists help us close out Incite 2017 with readings from their highly anticipated new books. Jillian Tamaki, cartoonist of This One Summer and Supermutant Magic Academy, returns with a collection of short comics about the vanishing boundary between the virtual and “real” world. And Guy Delisle tells the true and harrowing story of Christophe Andre, a Doctors Without Borders administrator who was kidnapped and held in solitary confinement for 3 months in 1997. Free admission – pre-registration is recommended.


60th Anniversary of Anglican Foundation of Canada

Thu, May 25 - Sun, Jun 4

690 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1, Canada map

Exhibiting thirty Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. Spanning an array of traditional and innovative textile media.Including new perspectives on centuries-old religious vestments, liturgical items and ritual practices, and radical reinterpretations of sacred space and private meditation.

Tuesday, May 30 and Thursday, June 1, 1 to 4 pm
An opportunity to see artists at work, stitching on new
works in progress.

May 25th May 27th 10am – 5pm
Sunday May 28th 12pm-5pm
May 29th June 2nd 10am – 5pm
Closed June 3rd
Sunday June 4th 12pm-5pm

(in)finite: a Canadian Textile Exhibition

The Hunger Room

Thu, May 25 - Sat, Jun 10

Pal Studio Theatre, 8th floor -581 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 3L3, Canada map

Staircase Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Scott Button’s The Hunger Room, a dark thriller that explores loneliness, disconnection and violence-and that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Directed by Stephen Heatley, The Hunger Room stars Evan Frayne, Raylene Harewood, Camille Legg, Joey Lespérance and Matt Reznek. The Hunger Room will feature Production Design by Daniel VanHeyst and Sound Design by Stephen Bulat. The show plays at the PAL Studio Theatre May 25-June 10, 2017. The Hunger Room at the PAL Studio Theatre-8th floor-581 Cardero St., Vancouver, BC |Box Office: http://tickets.theatrewire.com/


The BC Centre for Ability Dining for Dreams Gala

Thu, May 25

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada map

The BC Centre for Ability is excited to host their 18th annual Dining for Dreams Gala, honouring this year’s Heroes of Ability recipients. Funds raised will help the Centre enhance outreach programs and services provided to so many deserving individuals with disabilities and their families throughout this province each year.


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