Events of Interest, Vancouver
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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.
One of the most popular summertime events in the city is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer! “Stanley Park is the jewel in the crown of Vancouver, and has proven to be one of the most perfect locations to host a free summer movie night that the whole family can enjoy,” said Jason Bashnick, Fresh Air Cinema festival organizer. “People love the experience of watching a free movie under the stars. This year is going to be bigger, and even better – with many brand-new activities and one of the best movie lineups we’ve ever curated. There’ll be something special for everyone.”
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
Please join us and enjoy the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light from our beautiful patio - It’s a perfect way to treat yourself and your friends to an exquisite evening of food, wine, fireworks plus dance band ‘The Rain City 6’ - all from the best location in Kitsilano.
All proceeds go directly to support the Vancouver Maritime Museum, our collections and our many educational and public programs.
Your “Fire & Light” ticket includes: Appetizers - Fabulous buffet dinner - Live entertainment and music -Silent and live auctions - Complimentary glass of sparkling wine - Spectacular view of the fireworks including dynamic soundtrack simulcast. Ticket Prices: $175 per person
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
The ultimate flying ride experience, FlyOver Canada delivers an awe-inspiring trip across Canada from coast to coast, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights. Conveniently located at Canada Place in the heart of downtown Vancouver. www.flyovercanada.com
The Bill Reid Gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada's greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast. 639 Hornby St. 604.682.3455
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
The Vancouver Maritime Museum
WHAT'S NEW AT THE MUSEUM
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
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.
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