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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

What We Bring With Us

Wed, Jan 29 - Sun, Mar 1

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3, Canada map

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Artpresents seven emerging Indigenous artists creating works on the uncededterritories of the Coast Salish people in What We Bring With Us, on displayfrom January 29–April 12, 2020. Originally from outside this territory, all ofthe artists address their relationship to the land and kinship founded throughdisplacement in works ranging from photography to performance. In thisexhibition, Guest Curator Maria-Margaretta (Métis) and artists Cheyenne RainLeGrande ᑭᒥᐊᐧᐣ (Nehiyaw), Jake Kimble (Deninu K’ue), Lacie Burning(Kanien’kehá:ka), M.V. Williams (Skwxú7mesh, Wet’suwet’en), Taran Kootenhayoo(Denesułįné, Nakoda Sioux), and Whess Harman (Carrier Wit’at) navigate spaceand negotiate their identities as visitors.

The Barber of Seville

Thu, Feb 13 - Sun, Feb 23

Chase away the February blues with The Barber ofSeville, a feast of frivolous fun. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as heassists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherousguardian, Dr. Bartolo. Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorablemelodies in an entertaining production that proves that the road to true loveis paved with theft, lies, bribery, brawling—and wicked comedy.

Canadian stage director Ashlie Corcoran—Artistic Director of the Arts ClubTheatre—makes her mainstage Vancouver Opera debut. Originally from White Rock,Ashlie is a theatre and opera director who has worked internationally andacross Canada at companies such as the Canadian Opera Company, the CitadelTheatre, the Shaw Festival and many more. Making his Vancouver Opera debut isCanadian Conductor, Nathan Brock. Brock began his career in Montreal under thetutelage of Kent Nagano.

Steel Magnolias

Fri, Feb 14 - Sun, Mar 8

Boone Dog Productions presents the comedic,heartbreaking play Steel Magnolias, February 14–March 8, 2020, at The Nest. Aclassic tale of camaraderie, the all-female production follows six Southernbelles and their steadfast friendships through marriage, illness, childbirth,and loss. Based on a true story, and written by Robert Harling in memory of hissister, the play opens on Shelby’s wedding day in small-town Louisiana in thebig-haired, pastel-hued era of the 1980s. The characters come together —seeking solitude and haven — as they uncover their shared steely sense of innerstrength. Directed by Shel Piercy, the play features a luminary cast of localartists: Gillian Barber, Chy, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Ranae Miller, Jaime Piercy,and Sheryl Anne Wheaton.

Tickets from $28 (plus applicable fees). Info at steelmagnoliasvancouver.com.

2020 Pendulum Gallery Exhibition

Mon, Feb 17 - Fri, Feb 28

Gallery Pendulum, 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G2, Canada map

Pendulum Gallery, located at the heart of thecity of Vancouver, BC, Canada, Art Vancouver will be exhibiting a selection ofartworks created by exhibitors from the upcoming 2020 International Art Fair.Some of the artists in this exhibition include: Monica Gewurz, Elizabeth Cross,Shelley Brookes, Geoffrey Caofei Feng, Paul Yagartua, Marco Francesco, TeresaSmith, Kathy Vangogh, and others. In this exhibition, visitors will get toexperience and explore art from local artists, and sample a taste of theircreative talents.

CelticFest 2020

Thu, Feb 20 - Sat, Mar 28

CelticFest Vancouver is Western Canada’s biggestannual Celtic festival. CelticFest is a rich cultural celebration of the sevenCeltic nations’ kinship and community. The festival showcases the best ofCeltic music, dance, spoken word and supports the rich Celtic Community basedhere in Vancouver.

CelticFest Vancouver will return in March 2020 with an ever-expanding line upof guests and events. Starting with a night of music and celebration onFebruary 20th in the Billy Bishop with a Trad Session open to all! Bring yourown instrument and join in, or just bring your dancing feet.

CelticFest will continue through March with a massive line up of events.Including Live Irish Music gigs happening across the city, as well as atraditional Irish Ceilidh on March 13th. We will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day onMarch 15th at Vancouver’s Art Gallery Square with a Family Event. This day willbe the culmination of the festival and will bring together the many Celticinfluenced families & friends based here in Vancouver. The square will hostLive Music, Food, a Kid’s Parade, Irish Dancing, Storytelling and much more! Goto our Facebook Event for more details and booking links

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Fri, Feb 21 - Sun, Mar 1

The VIMFF presents exciting mountain films fromBC and around the world, plus inspiring, live multi media presentations fromover 25 leading adventurers and storytellers.

Guest Speakers include: a Mountain Bike Show with Hall of Famer Hans Rey;Surviving the Outback – Australia’s Sarah Marquis; Adventure Photographer CoreyRich; Indigenous Land Learnings in the Outdoors; blind adventure athlete ErikWeihenmayer; and Trail Running with Mira Rai from Nepal.

Film Program Highlights include a Best of Climbing films program, Best of SnowSports, and Award Winning Films Finale.

Celebrate outdoor adventure, the environment, mountain culture and sports.

February 21 – March 1, at 9 venues around Vancouver including the Centennialand Rio Theatres, the Cinematheque, Olympic Oval, Kay Meek in West Vancouver,and Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC. Tickets at: www.vimff.org

iCON Chinese Health Forum Healthy@Home: Living Well with Chronic Conditions (Part II) – Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Sat, Feb 22

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver 大溫哥華中華文化中心, 50 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6, Canada map

Calling all seniors, caregivers and family members!

 Joinus at iCON’s free Chinese Health Forum “Healthy@Home: Living Well with ChronicConditions (Part II) – Arthritis and Osteoporosis” on February 22 at ChineseCultural Centre of Greater Vancouver. Topics include arthritis, osteoporosis, and more. Our health experts willshare strategies for self-management of chronic diseases, healthy living, andnavigating community support services.

 During the open house session from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. participantscan take part in health screenings and visit the exhibition booths to connectwith support programs offered in your community.

 The forum starts at 12:00 p.m. and will be presented inCantonese with simultaneous interpretation in English and Mandarin. If youcan’t attend in person, join us online through our live webcast!

 Visitwww.iconproject.org to register forthis free event and learn more about iCON!

Fight Night at BC Kitchen – Wilder vs. Fury Heavyweight Title Rematch

Sat, Feb 22

Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada map

On Saturday, February 22, Tyson Fury and DeontayWilder will face off again in one of the biggest fights in recent years. Watchthe highly anticipated heavyweight title rematch at Parq Vancouver’s BC Kitchen– a night you don’t want to miss! With 15 TV’s, Fight Night drink & foodfeatures, and not a bad seat in the house, there’s no better place to watch. Toreserve your table, call BC Kitchen at 778-370-8300, email BCKitchen@Parqvancouver.com orvisit OpenTable. For more information, visit ParqVancouver.com.

Carmina-Rhapsody

Sun, Feb 23

Gershwin’s timeless, jazz-infused Rhapsody inBlue and Orff’s hauntingly-powerful Carmina Burana are being brought to thestage in an exciting collaborative event spearheaded by the West Coast SymphonyOrchestra (WCSO).This unique collaboration also features the Vancouver BachChoir (VBC) and the Vancouver Community College Choral Ensembles (VCC ChoralEnsembles),
featuring
Bujar Llapaj
, conductor
Leslie Dala, piano soloist
Elaina Moreau, soprano
Martin Renner Wallace, tenor
Steven Bélanger, baritone

*Admission by donation

Coastal Dance Festival

Tue, Feb 25 - Sun, Mar 1

The Dancers of Damelahamid is proud to present the 13th annual Coastal Dance Festival, February 25–March 1, 2020, at both the state-of-the-art Anvil Centre in New Westminster and at the iconic Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA). The 2020 edition of the festival celebrates the future of Indigenous culture and emergence of intergenerational leadership. Highlights this year include New Zealand’s Tuakana and Teina Leadership Academy Group (TNT), a company of young artists aged 5 to 18 making their Vancouver debut, and the musician duo Tooma Laisa and Leanna Wilson, drum dancers and throat singers of traditional Inuit songs. The program also features the return of several festival favorites, including the Squamish-based dance company Spakwus Slolem and the Haida company Rainbow Creek Dancers, featuring renowned artists Robert Davidson and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson.

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