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.
Hailed in the Toronto Star as “one of the most consequential films ever to open Hot Docs” (Peter Howell) and “a documentary everyone in this country should see” (Tanya Talaga), nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up tells the story of the murder of Colten Boushie, the trial, and the aftermath.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia breakfast.
Glitter Ball is a music festival fronted exclusively by women and those who identify with other marginalized genders, welcoming cis women, trans women, genderqueer women, non-binary folks, and those who otherwise challenge the cis heteronormative binary.
There will be disco balls, donuts, and dancing ♥
Don’t miss out on tons of local talent + headliners Bbymutha, Bambii, and Y La Bamba!
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular sitar stylings of Anoushka Shankar.
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
Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dead People’s Things by Dave Deveau.
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.