The 6th Annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

Karima Essa. Photo: Monsoon Festival

The South Asian Arts Society announced the dates and program schedule for the sixth annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts, online from August 1 – 31.

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The 6th Annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

33rd Annual Queer Film Festival

Photo: VQFF

Out On Screen announced today the program for the 33rd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), taking place virtually this summer from Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 22. Tickets and Passes are available online at www.queerfilmfestival.ca.

VQFF will be presented online in a video-on-demand (VOD) format, with a few small in-person events. Most films will be available throughout the 11-day celebration, with all content available to stream across British Columbia. The Festival will continue to follow the guidance of Public Health in order to offer audiences a COVID-safe viewing experience of the best independent queer cinema, along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, and a few fun surprises.

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33rd Annual Queer Film Festival

Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

Emily Molloy. Photo: Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre (VIM) are pleased to present the 2021 Music in the Courtyard series this summer from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, September 5. Performances for the second edition of this series will take place outdoor in the courtyard at The Firehall Arts Centre Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm, with the exception of the concert on Sunday, August 1st, which is scheduled for 7:00pm.

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Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

Tickets on Sale for 2021 Bard Digital Season & Feature Film

Bard on the Beach Done/Undone by Kate Besworth

Charlie Gallant & Harveen Sandhu, Done/Undone (2021). Photo & Image Design – Emily Cooper

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is unveiling a 2021 Season with online programming designed to engage both its existing Festival community and reach out to new audiences across Canada and beyond. The 2021 lineup is highlighted by a bold new venture for Western Canada’s biggest Shakespeare festival – the world premiere of a new play, Done/Undone, commissioned by Bard, produced as a feature film and available on demand on a state-of-the-art digital platform. Tickets for Done/Undone go on sale on July 14 at 1pm PT at bardonthebeach.org.

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Tickets on Sale for 2021 Bard Digital Season & Feature Film

Art and Science Come to Life in the Immersive Da Vinci Experience

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Prepare to rediscover wonder and a deep appreciation for the legendary Leonardo da Vinci in a new permanent immersive experience that has officially launched at Tsawwassen Mills.

Through cutting-edge technology, this multimedia exhibit conveys the extraordinary achievements and works of Leonardo, seamlessly bridging the divide between his time, 500 years ago, and ours.

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Art and Science Come to Life in the Immersive Da Vinci Experience

The 33rd Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival July 8-17, 2021

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in British Columbia’s contemporary dance scene, the 33rd annual Dancing on the Edge Festival will kick off with a live performance by internationally acclaimed Radical System Art/Shay Kuebler on July 8th. Festival Producer, Donna Spencer, is delighted that Canada’s oldest and longest running contemporary dance festival, will host live performances both indoor and outdoor for limited- sized eagerly awaiting audiences. “The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the performing arts community and we are thrilled to be able to provide dance artists and companies both online and live performance opportunities to support and profile their work”. This year’s DOTE will once again deliver high calibre, challenging and cutting-edge dance featuring innovative and spellbinding works. Continue reading:
The 33rd Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival July 8-17, 2021

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival to Welcome Small In-Person Audiences

Photo: TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The 35th Annual Festival Takes Place June 25-July 4, 2021

Register for Tickets at www.coastaljazz.ca

It’s happening! With the recent announcement from Health Officials regarding the move into Step 2 of British Columbia’s Restart Plan, Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is thrilled to welcome small in-person audiences to indoor concerts at two venues: Performance Works and The Ironworks. Continue reading:
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival to Welcome Small In-Person Audiences