Canada Day Events and Events of Interest, Vancouver

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    Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
    June 28, 2018 through September 2019
    Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St.

    MOV and Nature Vancouver proudly present Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. Stories of encounters with wildlife will be told through the eyes of biologists, psychologists, urban planners, Indigenous people and Vancouver-based nature lovers. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd sourcing technologies and the display of natural specimens will bring these stories to life. The immersive nature of the exhibition environment combined with hands-on activities will encourage you to reflect on and engage in a mutualistic relationship with nature.

    Every week between July 3 and August 21, 2019
    Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

    Summer Movie Nights is a free event where different movies are screened every week for eight weeks on a HUGE four-storey inflatable screen at the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza). SCHEDULE

    TUTS Presents High-Flying, Vibrant 2019 Season
    with Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies
    July 5–August 17, 2019
    Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, 610 Pipeline Rd.

    The irresistible songs of ABBA and a rousing tale of the 1899 newsboys’ strike to ring out in Stanley Park’s scenic Malkin Bowl. TUTS offers two stunning musicals: one that tells the lighthearted tale of a mother and a daughter who embark on a hilarious quest to discover the identity of her true father; the other tells the stirring account of a ragged band of newspaper boys and street urchins who strike for fair pay and humane working conditions in 1899 New York City. Early Bird Tickets (through June 15): $25–$50, Regular Tickets (starting June 16): $30–$55 ONLINE

    Early Music Vancouver (EMV)
    July 30 – August 9, 2019
    Christ Church Cathedral and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

    This year’s festival celebrates EMV’s 50th anniversary with performances by many of the top West Coast artists, and gifted artists from across Europe and North America and is guaranteed to delight Vancouver Audiences this summer! The 14-concert festival commences with EMV’s ensemble in residence, Les Boréades, in a spectacular two-night performance of J.S. Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concertos. Further highlights include the Vancouver Bach Choir’s first-ever festival performance of Faure’s beloved Requiem; the return of acclaimed soprano Amanda Forsythe with Pacific MusicWorks. Tickets from $18~ ONLINE

    Vancouver Chinatown Festival
    August 10, 2019. 11am to 9pm
    100 Keefer St.

    This August, the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society will once again host the always anticipated Vancouver Chinatown Festival in our neighborhood (Columbia & Keefer Street). We expect over 50,000 participants will converge on the streets of Columbia and Keefer in historic Chinatown to experience one of Vancouver's largest multicultural summer celebrations. Festival activities includes a Day Market, Chinatown Walking Tour, Kids Corner, Multicultural Stage Performances, Cultural Corner, Martial Arts Theme related activities, and an evening Street fest block party!

    Compound 2019
    Saturday August 24, 2019 2pm–9pm
    Monstercat HQ, 380 Railway Street, Vancouver

    Compound is an annual free block party held at Monstercat HQ in Railtown on August 24, 2019. Festivities will include live electronic music on two stages,live art, video games, music education, merch, food trucks and much more. Compound welcomes fans and families alike, offering something for every Vancouverite - all for free admission.Compound returns to Vancouver for the third annual year for a celebration of music,community, and the city the Vancouver-based record label calls home. PRICING: Free RSVP ONLINE

    2019-2020 Vancouver season RENT, WAITRESS, FINDING NEVERLAND and WICKED
    The Queen Elizabeth Theatre

    Kicking off the 2019-2020 Broadway Across Canada Season is the return of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour (Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2019). Next in line, WAITRESS (Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2019), an empowering and uplifting musical featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Followed by DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2020), winner of six 2017 TONY® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Next in line is FINDING NEVERLAND (Apr 7 - Apr 12, 2020) the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar into Vancouver. Finishing off the season with our season option, WICKED (Jul 9 - Jul 26, 2020) the untold true story of the Witches of Oz. Four show Season packages start at $193 and are available today for existing 2018-2019 subscribers and on sale now ONLINE or by calling our subscriber hotline at 1866.542.7469.

    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 

    FlyOver Canada

    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 

    Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

    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 http://www.billreidgallery.ca/

    qaʔ yəxʷ - water honours us: womxn and waterways
    April 10 - October 2, 2019 

    Guest curators ReMatriate Collective reveal the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas. Artists Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot/Cree), Krystle Coughlin (Selkirk), Lindsay Katsitsakataste Delaronde (Mohawk), Alison Marks (Tlingit), Dionne Paul (Nuxalk/Sechelt), Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena), Marika Echachis Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth), Carrielynn Victor (Sto:lo), Veronica Rose Waechter (Gitxsan) and Water Keeper, Audrey Siegl (Musqueam) will explore water as a crucial element of creation, its historical uses for survival, and contemporary over-consumption as a threat to sensitive coastal ecosystems. ONLINE 

    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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    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 2019

    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

    JULY 27, JULY 31, AUG 3, 2019

    Summer 2019: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/

    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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