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

Indian Summer Festival

Sat, May 16 - Sat, Jul 18

Indian Summer Festival marks its 10thanniversary by presenting 10 mega-events, streamed on digital channels at7:01pm PST every Saturday for 10 weeks, from May 16th to July 18th. All eventsare free to view, or by donation. Visit indiansummerfest.ca for more details.

Art Downtown

Wed, Jun 17 - Fri, Sep 11

Art Downtown is a new summer program aimed atsupporting local artists and sharing art with the community during thesedifficult times.

The Art Downtown program will take place bi-weekly between June and September,and will consist of artists creating and showcasing their artwork to the publicevery Wednesday at Lot 19 and every Friday at Cathedral Square, starting onWednesday 17th June at Lot 19 and Friday 19th June at Cathedral Square. For allof the dates, times and locations, please visit https://www.vanvaf.com/art-downtown.We hope you can join us in supporting all artists.

Art Downtown is organized by The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation and theDowntown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA).

This event is weather dependent. Please see our Facebook page for updates oncancellations (https://www.facebook.com/artvancouverexhibition/).

32nd Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival

Thu, Jul 2 - Sat, Jul 11

Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada map

Screening dance digitally for its 32nd annual edition, Dancing on the Edge, is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance. The 2020 EDGE brings specially curated digital programming, premieres of dance films, live streamed performances,  four outdoor live performances and one special in theatre performance at the Firehall Arts Centre (Courtyard & Theatre). Hope everyone will participate and enjoy this re-imagined version of the festival, which has run uninterrupted for thirty-one years. 

www.Dancingontheedge.org

Bill Reid Gallery: To Speak with a Golden Voice

Thu, Jul 16

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Artre-opens and celebrates the centennial birthday of Bill Reid (1920–1998) withan extraordinary exhibition about his life and legacy, To Speak With a GoldenVoice from July 16, 2020 to April 11, 2021. Guest curated by Gwaai Edenshaw —considered to be Reid’s last apprentice — the group exhibition includes rarelyseen artworks from private collections and from the gallery’s core collection,works by contemporaries, including Robert Davidson and Beau Dick, and two newcommissions by artist Cori Savard (Haida) and singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr(Mohawk/Dutch/German/Irish). Through a deep exploration of his voice, process,lineage, and heritage, the special anniversary exhibition traces the iconicHaida artist’s lasting influence on Indigenous art and culture.

Further information, including health and safety details at: billreidgallery.ca

July 16, 2020 to April 11, 2021
Wednesday through Sundays from 11am – 5pm
$13

Piano to Zanskar

Fri, Jul 24 - Sun, Jul 26

The ViMFF presents the Online World Premiere ofPiano to Zanskar. Directed by Michal Sulima, the feature documentary won theBanff Mountain Film Festival’s Grand Prize, and the VIMFF’s Best MountainCulture Film Award.

Piano to Zanskar takes you on a beautiful journey to the Indian Himalayas where65 year old piano tuner, Desmond O’Keeffe, decides to take on the mostchallenging and perilous delivery of his four decade career. With the help ofSherpas, he’ll transport a 100 year old, 80 kilogram, Broadwood and Sonsupright piano, from bustling London to one of the most isolated settlements inthe world.

As they cross sheer mountain passes of breath-taking beauty, this expeditionwill be the highest piano delivery in the world. It will be the ultimate gestureof music’s universal power: to inspire strength and bring joy.

Features an original music score by Werner Herzog collaborator, Ernst Reijseger(Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

Tickets are $13 in advance for one online viewing, which will support both the filmmakers.the VIMFF, and other non profit organizations. If there are multiple viewers onone screen, we ask that you consider donating an extra few dollars to thisshow.

For those experiencing hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis, we have createdthe discount code “COVID” for $4 off.