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Bill Reid Creative Journeys

through August 31, 2017

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St.

An exhibition presented in partnership with the Vancouver International Airport to mark the 20th anniversary of Bill Reid's iconic sculpture, The Spirit Haida Gwaii. 

Celebrating the three phases of Bill Reid's creative journey, Pre-Haida (1948-1951), Haida (1951-1968) and Beyond Haida (1968-1998), this exhibition provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Bill Reid. 


Long Division
April 26 – 30, 2017
The Annex Theatre (823 Seymour Street)

Directed by Richard Wolfe, with choreography by Lesley Telford and musical score by Owen Belton, the intellectually-charged, emotionally-gripping work combines multimedia and physical theatre to explore the mathematics of human connection. The story revolves around seven characters who are inextricably linked by a sequence of tragic events. Through excursions into number theory, geometry, and logic, the players struggle to delineate their evocative, elusive patterns of entanglement, but find that one emotional variable consistently remains unsolved. Tickets from $25 at: pitheatre.com


VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL
April 28 to May 13, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Orpheum Theatre, Vogue Theatre, and on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Otello, Dead Man Walking and The Marriage of Figaro feature superb singers, stunning designs. Vancouver Opera Festival will be a wide-ranging celebration of the vocal arts, designed to appeal to diverse audiences, all set conveniently in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Programming also includes a new commissioned video art installation by award-winning artist Paul Wong, performances by vocal stylist Ute Lemper and Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and The Carmina Burana Sing-Along with the Vancouver Bach Choir. Activities and experiences for audiences of all ages throughout the day. Tickets ONLINE


The world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell
Saturday April 29 to Saturday May 20, 2017
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova 

The enduring music of Canadian icon and renowned singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is reimagined in this energetic musical experience. Conceived and directed by two of Vancouver’s own theatrical powerhouses, Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman, Circle Game features six quadruple-threat talents including Erik Gow (Pride and Prejudice), Scott Perrie (Godspell), Adriana Ravalli (Rock of Ages), Kimmy Choi Rowland (Avenue Q), Sara Vickruck (Love Bomb), and David Z. Cohen (Heathers: The Musical). Together, they play eighteen instruments, creating modern variations on themes by Joni Mitchell. Tickets: From $23 at firehallartscentre.ca | 604.689.0926 


LA TARARA
May 4 (Thur) & 5 (Fri) 2017 8PM
Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver

La Tarara is a fiery encounter between flamenco dancers of two very distinct traditions, a meeting between the raw intensity of Flamenco Dance and the refined elegance of Spanish Dance,” explains Kasandra “La China”. This show could only happen at an international artistic crossroads such as Vancouver, because these artists would never even meet in Spain!

Tix: $60 VIP / $50 adult / $40 senior/student / $25 child Online


The Phantom of the Opera
July 12 – 23, 2017
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Vancouver as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. ONSALE HERE


Vancouver Artgallery

Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks and featuring an ongoing rotation of world-class visiting exhibitions, the Vancouver Artgallery is a must-see stop for locals and visitors to Vancouver. Visit their web site for full details on current and upcoming events. www.vanartgallery.bc.ca 


cultchThe Cultch
1895 Venables St. (& Victoria Dr.) 

When the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (affectionately named "The Cultch" by its patrons) opened its doors for the first time, it was for a successful two week run of the Anna Wyman Dance Company. Since then, The Cultch's dedication to presenting contemporary theatre, dance and music have developed its reputation as one of Vancouver's finest cultural treasures. Its warmth and dedication to the arts have earned its place in the heart of the Vancouver community. Check out What's On and more: http://thecultch.com 


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The Vancouver Maritime Museum

WHAT'S NEW AT THE MUSEUM 

www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com  


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Tickets Tonight
Your source to entertainment, Tickets Tonight is Vancouver's only day-of, half-price ticket booth, and is a full-service Ticketmaster outlet. Located in the main Touristinfo Centre at 200 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver, Tickets Tonight sells tickets to select independent productions, special events and to all shows sold by Ticketmaster. Visit www.ticketstonight.ca 


fireworksCelebration of Light 2017

Vancouver’s annual international fire works competition takes place at English Bay, in the West End. Four nights of world class displays, two of which fall within Pride week. Starts from 10pm

Summer 2017: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/  

  • July 29- Japan, Akariya Fireworks
  • August 02 – UK, Jubilee Fireworks
  • August 05 – Canada, Royal Pyrotechnie

No charge to attend, but be prepared for very large crowds.   


Theater_SportsVancouver Theatresports League

Upgrade discounts available.

Shows at the various venues on Granville Island.
Visit www.vtsl.com for up to date programming information.
 

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or The Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644

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