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.
Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dead People’s Things by Dave Deveau.
Join us for the fourth annual Disposable Camera Project! We gave disposable cameras to some of our favourite artists in the city, and we'll be sharing the best photos from each roll along with wine, cider, and dancing as part of Capture Photography Festival. Admission is free.
When the word nostalgia was first used, it referred to medical-grade homesickness. Today, the term is always on our tongues, partly due to pop culture’s fascination with the past. This year, DCP IV takes nostalgia as its central theme: from rose-coloured glasses, to resurrecting the dead, and ruminating on what could have been. Each artist, using one 35mm disposable camera, engages their own nostalgia, creating a reflexive interrogation of memory, histories, and parallel temporalities; investigating the sweetness and sadness of loved things lost.
Featuring works by:
Hyung Min Yoon
Karilynn Ming Ho
Music by Dame DJs Parmis & Sofia Catalina
Co-curated by Megan Jenkins and Helen Wong
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular sitar stylings of Anoushka Shankar.
The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2019 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of dance activities at various venues throughout Vancouver.
Established in January 2010, Quiet City is a series of concerts in Vancouver focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting.
The fifty-ninth edition of this series will be featuring performances by:
⊚ Alex Zhang Hungtai (Los Angeles)
⊚ Dolphin Midwives (Portland)
⊚ Military Genius
⊚ Sandy Ewen (New York)
Presented by Soundscape, Panospria, CiTR FM & Discorder Magazine. Tickets
The show will showcase 14 of the 52 paintings Ryan completed during his residency at Elmo’s House Artist Residency in Batan, Philippines from March 2017 to March 2018. The book will contain all the paintings as well as some writings about his time there. See a preview of the paintings and the book now at ryanromero.net.
SAD COMEDY is back for Vol. 7! Join us for independent publishing’s hottest comedy night with a nerd chic line-up of some of Vancouver’s funniest folks.
& more SPECIAL GUESTS to be announced!
Hosted by Jackie Hoffart!
Blood on the Dance Floor unapologetically shares an emotionally honest story of gay, Blak, and poz identities; and explores the struggle, heartache, and enduring spirit of someone living at the intersection of Aboriginal, queer, and HIV-positive communities.
In Index, Avenue, Skylight, Nicolas Sassoon evokes the culture and communities surrounding these spaces using idiomatic visual elements from his practice: pixelated patterns, digital moirés and isometric perspective. Stemming from his accounts of operating within these venues, Sassoon recalls his memories — the infrastructure, the objects, the events and the energies that unfolded over a period of time.
It’s time to introduce the newest issue of SAD! This one is dedicated to all things GREEN and we are celebrating with a viridescent evening of drinks, drag, music, and magazines. The launch will double as an art show featuring the work of SAD artists featured in the issue. We will be screen printing live and in person, so BYO tote bags to freshen up those SAD sacks. Expect house plants, green Jell-O shooters, a mystery photo booth, and mini gherkins.
Experience a passionate evening of red-hot performances celebrating the profound impact Brazilian music has on the international music scene.
Inaugural Vancouver Podcast Festival Launches November 8-10 Featuring National and International Shows
The Vancouver Podcast Festival is dedicated to highlighting the power and potential of podcasts, and bringing together local podcast creators with national and international series. Presented by DOXA, the festival aims to foster new podcast creation in British Columbia and Canada, bring new audiences to podcasting, and deepen the discussion around audio documentary and its potential for education and community building.
The festival of zine culture and independent arts!
Join fellow zinesters, artists, and supporters at the first stop of Canada's biggest zine festival! We've got tons of cool events planned, and lots of overall fun!
To learn more about the event, how to promote, volunteer, or table, then visit www.canzine.ca
Registration opens at 7am PST on August 15th at Canzine.ca
An evening curated by Hanna Sefidpour.
Run by No Fun Radio, this event is focused on showcasing a selection of Vancouver’s talented artists. This is a one night pop-up shop that will take place amongst the shelves of Massy Books and feature music from GLOOM and tattoos by Nina Chebt and Maxwell Babiuk alongside a gallery exhibition by Lydia Kwa.
Doors open from 8pm - 11pm
Sliding cover of $5 - $10
A portion of our proceeds will be donated to the Urban Native Youth Association whose mission is to support Indigenous Youth, so they may embrace life with confidence, leadership skills, and a spirit of independence, as active participants in their community.
This event will take place in Vancouver on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Artists Elisa Ferrari and Casey Wei present the mixtape and publication resulting from the excavation of the audio cassette collection of artist and activist Lenore Herb.
Former escort and subject of Canadian Documentary Sugar Sisters, Andrea Werhun launches Sex-Art book on her experiences. Co-created/illustrated by photographer Nicole Bazuin, Modern Whore offering tid-bits of satirical humour while providing poignant insight into a woman’s complex journey with sexuality, empowerment, freedom and whoredom
The 2018 Festival is set to highlight darkly creative work from storytellers all over the world. Fresh as a Daisy Films, formed in 2016 by Lloyd Darling and Connor J. Campbell, is a Vancouver-based production company specializing in short films that explore the fragility of the human condition, and the consequences of neglecting the things we require to truly be alive. The company has an interest in dark drama, thrillers and horror.
We aim to produce a cultural event for the city of Vancouver, specifically for those who share our love of the macabre and are fascinated by what terrifies us as well as what unites us. Our goal is to celebrate the power of storytelling and provide a platform for emerging talent in the world of independent filmmaking.
The Festival is curated by the programming team including Director of Programming David Taylor, Artistic Director Lloyd Darling; VP of Shorts Connor J. Campbell, Executive Producers Jon McIntyre, Majd Qutob and Meghan Hemingway.
SAD Mag presents a host of talented souls sharing haunting stories at the Vancouver Art Book Fair*
Join us for readings by some of Vancouver’s most notable emerging writers in an exploration of the things that haunt us, the ghosts of our ancestors, and the creeping feelings we can’t seem to shake.