amayzing art show like yu have nevr seen!
nOIR:Z concrete sure is porous
the nOIR:Z makers –
Opening October 19, 2019
2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Show October 19, 2019 to January 15, 2020
The Secret Handshake Gallery
170A Baldwin Street
in the heart uv kensington
Join Oana Avasilichioaei, Danielle LaFrance, and Nikki Reimer for the Knife | Fork | Book showcase of their new poetry collections.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
k | f | b mezzanine
180 Shaw Street
Jim Andrews’s Aleph Null is an online, interactive, generative art engine and a tool for creating images and animations. His new exhibition at Massy Books in Vancouver will feature collaborations with bill bissett.
Check out a catalog of the prints that will be available.
Opening: Friday, October 25, 2019
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Show: October 25 to November 20, 2019
229 E. Georgia Street
Talon author and editor Catriona Strang will perform at the Jacqueline Leggatt Celebration. Canadian Music Centre BC Region partners with Vancouver Academy of Music to celebrate the music of CMC Associate Composer and VAM composition faculty member, Dr. Jacqueline Leggatt. More info here.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Koerner Recital Hall
Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9
“Opening Doors – Vancouver’s East End” will be on at the Firehall Theatre from November 1 to 10, 2019. “Opening Doors” is a dramatization based on Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter’s 1979 aural history of the neighborhood surrounding the Firehall building. Audiences will hear stories of the vibrant community created by those from many different cultural heritages and backgrounds. More info here.
November 1-10, 2019
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3
Bill Richardson will read from I Saw Three Ships in Victoria!
I Saw Three Ships captures a West End community vanishing under pressure from development and skyrocketing real-estate prices. As arch as they are elegiac, as funny as they are melancholy, these stories honour a cherished period in the history of the West End. Sometimes twisted, sometimes tender, I Saw Three Ships will speak to all who have ever been stuck spinning their wheels at the corner of Heathen and Holy.
Friday, November 8
#111–1644 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, BC V8T 2C5
From one of Canada’s most beloved personalities comes this delightful collection set around Christmastime in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. The eight linked stories in Bill Richardson’s I Saw Three Ships take their direction from the seasonal tug-of-war between expectation and disappointment that occurs as the light deepens. The pieces, all irresistibly funny, give shelter to characters whose experiences of transcendence leave them more alienated than consoled.
Thursday, November 14
Grant Park in the Atrium
1120 Grant Avenue, Unit 4000.
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6
Join Oana Avasilichioaei, Danielle LaFrance, and Nikki Reimer for the Montréal launch of their new poetry collections.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Librairie Le Port de tête
262, avenue du Mont-Royal Est
Canada H2T 1P5
Save the date! The launch of George Bowering’s Taking Measures the newest addition to Talon’s Collected series, will be taking place on Tuesday, November 19 at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver.
A range of poets will give voice to poems they select from the collection – stay tuned for the full list of readers.
Tuesday, November 19
Doors 7:30 p.m., Readings 8 p.m.
843 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
Cottagers and Indians takes a sincere and pragmatic look at the current conflicts between First Nations traditional water usage and property owners in cottage country who are looking to enjoy an undisturbed summer getaway. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor, an award-winning playwright, journalist, novelist and filmmaker, Cottagers and Indians had a successful debut at Tarragon Theatre in 2017. More info here.
November 26 to December 15, 2019
at the Great Canadian Theatre Company
300–1227 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
“A deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining all-Canadian form of social satire.“—Vancouver Sun
Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters stars Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors’ day deal. But it’s not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of petty crime – it’s also her strong convictions about social justice and economic equality. More information here.
January 15 to 25, 2020
at Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
13750 88 Avenue
Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group. Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners. The result is an evening of hilarious stories, bittersweet monologues, poetic reflections and revelatory anecdotes. Touching tales of giving birth to a premature baby are balanced against comic, ribald rants on diaper soup; whispered, hesitant conversations about sex after children; and the desperate confessionals of the over-stressed.
More info here.
February 27 to March 8, 2020
710 Dundas Street
London, ON N5W 2Z4
Impromptu on Nuns’ Island
Comedy/Drama by Michael Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriou
Directed by Donna Challis
Synopsis: An opera diva, Patricia, meets her Waterloo singing Salome at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
In an impromptu get-together in her Nuns’ Island penthouse, on the afternoon of her return from Europe, h
er mother (a popular Montreal stage and television actress pushing 70), and her idealistic committed-to-new-work daughter goad her. What is the sense of an international career if your art doesn’t contribute to change (or at least to widespread pleasure and inspiration) in the society you live in?
March 24 to April 4, 2020
BCP Little Theatre
102 26th Street
Penny and Ezra Lamb are home-schooled by their parents on a hippie colony near Uranium City until the police discover it also happens to be the largest marijuana grow-op in Saskatchewan. Legoland is how their pot-smoking elders always described the outside world, and the Lamb siblings are dying to get there.
April 22 to May 9
The Bailey Studio
2373 Rosstown Road
PO Box 796,
Based on true events, Daisy is a political drama that presents the moment in TV history that ushered in the age of negative advertising and forever changed how we elect our leaders. It also tells the more cynical tale of how a nation got led into war, distracted by the “packaging” of a seemingly peaceful U.S. president. Daisy explores the art and science of political manipulation, the forces at play on public consciousness in our mediated world, and the impact that fear has had on our democracy.
April 29 to May 17, 2020
International City Theatre
330 E. Seaside Way
Long Beach, CA 90802