ANNOUNCEMENT

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) - Re-opening
University of British Columbia

When & Where June 13, 2024 at 5pm | 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Following an 18-month closure that saw the successful completion of cutting-edge seismic upgrades to its Great Hall, The Museum of Anthropology will reopen its doors to the public on June 13. Coupled with the revitalization and reinterpretation of displays of Northwest Coast Indigenous carvings, the Museum will display weavings and other works from the past and present. Along with the Museum’s reopening, MOA will present two exhibitions sharing Indigenous perspectives on colonial history: To Be Seen, To Be Heard: First Nations in Public Spaces, 1900–1965 and in Pursuit of Venus [infected] by famed Maori artist, Lisa Reihana. MOA’s reopening this summer coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Museum’s opening to the public.

For admission details and exhibition information, visit: moa.ubc.ca


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets Series: Back to the Baroque

When & Where 23 May 2024, 2pm | Orpheum

Conductor David Bui Host Christopher Gaze

If it’s not Baroque....... Enjoy the timelessly classic music of Bach, Couperin, Rameau, Telemann, and others in an afternoon of music and delightful storytelling.

Tickets from $38 to $43. Purchase online: https://secure.vancouversymphony.ca/6450/



Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
The Music of ABBA - Arrival from Sweden

When and Where 21 May & 22 May 2024, 8pm | Orpheum

The ABBA tribute show returns to the Orpheum for a musical experience! For two nights only, you can enjoy the timeless songs of ABBA, performed live by Arrival from Sweden and accompanied by the full symphonic sound of the VSO. Praised for their authentic costumes, vocals, and stage presence in over 70 countries. Sing along to classics like “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Waterloo”, and many more, and relive the magic of ABBA with Arrival from Sweden and the VSO.

Tickets from $26 to $101. Purchase online: secure.vancouversymphony.ca





City Opera Vancouver
The Hafu Project

When & Where Sat, May 25, 2024 at 7:30pm & Sun, May 26, 2024 at 2pm | The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver

Featured performers Luka Kawabata, baritone Perri Lo, piano

The Hafu Project has been adapted from an existing digital series of the same name. This presentation marks its first live public performance, advancing the project initiated in 2020. The project navigates the semi-biographical journey of an artist caught between two cultures, adapting neither, but attempting to reconcile his origins while finding new meaning in community and social circumstance.

Tickets $40 - Purchase online: The Hafu Project « City Opera Vancouver





Lamondance
Soul Searching

When & Where
May 31 & June 1, 2024, 7:30pm | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

Lamondance presents a fusion of artistic visions with Lamondance dancers partnered with guest choreographers showcasing its new production. Soul searching is the inspiration for the show, delving into the human need for self-reflection, growth and understanding through the language of movement. Each choreographer brings their unique perspective to a performance that will leave audiences spellbound.

Tickets - $30.00 General admission, $25.00 Student admission with ID. Purchase online at Lamondance.com



United Players of Vancouver and Touchstone Theatre
When We Were Singing by Dorothy Dittrich

When & Where 31 May - June 23, Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, plus an additional matinee on Saturday, June 22.| Jericho Arts Centre

A saga of friends and lovers, career crisis and personal angst. It is a story that switches gears in an instant to get at the heart of what makes people tick. When We Were Singing is an investigation of the friendship between four urban-dwelling lost souls. Work, loves, hopes, dreams, fears, failures – the story is pulled from the same source as our own lives.

Tickets Adults $39, seniors $34, students with ID $15, and are available Season ticket holders can make reservations online or by phoning 604-224-8007, ext 2.



The Cultch
BARBU

When & Where June 12 - 23, 2024, 7.30pm evenings, | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver

Imagine a fairground where spectators are left spellbound by remarkable performances, outrageous feats, simple curiosities and unexpected eccentricities. Barbu delves into the origins of the circus in Montréal through music, video, circus, and general wackiness. Backed by a frenetic electro-trad band, the Cirque Alfonse clan—made up of the Carabinier-Lépine family and friends—sets the stage for a wild night out.

Tickets from $45. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or thecultch.com/event/barbu




The Arts Club Theatre Company

Ring of Fire created by Richard Maltby, Jr. conceived by William Meade

When & Where June 20 – August 11, 2024, evenings Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, matinees on Wed at 1:30pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street

Ring of Fire and the songbook of the iconic storyteller Johnny Cash will guide you through a journey of struggle and success, love and redemption. Realized by a talented collection of six singers and musicians, this theatrical concert explores Cash’s unique biography and connects it with universal experiences in songs such as “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Country Boy.”

Tickets from $39. Purchase online: artsclub.com/shows/2023-2024/ring-of-fire





Theatre Under The Stars
CATS

When & Where July 5 to August 23, 2024; evenings at 8pm (fireworks nights at 7pm) | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

While the moon shines bright up above, all manner of curious cats and feisty felines creep forth for their annual gathering. Each of the Jellicle Tribe are exceptional and astonishing in their own right – but come the dawn, only one can be selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. One of the longest-running and most beloved musicals in Broadway and West End history, CATS is overflowing with unforgettable songs, including ‘Mr Mistoffelees,’ ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat,’ and, the all-time favourite, ‘Memory.’

Theatre Under The Stars
School of Rock

When & Where July 7 to August 24, 2024; evenings at 8pm (fireworks nights at 7pm) | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

Kicked out of his band and facing eviction, life isn’t awesome for wannabe rock star Dewey Finn. But his fortunes change when he intercepts a phone call meant for his roommate – and seizes the opportunity to make some quick cash posing as a substitute teacher. Finding himself in front of a classroom of straight-laced, uptight private school kids, he realizes he has one lesson he can teach them: How to rock! In order to do so, he’s going to have to avoid the prying eyes of the school’s principal and parents.

Tickets Single adult $45, single youth $30. Youth Subscriptions (12 and under): $60; Subscription Package Value: $145. Purchase online: www.etix.com/ticket/k/16932260/2024-tuts

 



ONGOING



Pacific Theatre

A Case For The Existence Of God by Samuel D. Hunter
When & Where
May 16 -June 9, 2024; : Wed-Thurs at 7:30pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm I Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Avenue

Two young fathers - a mortgage broker, and a plant worker desperate to buy a piece of land - meet to discuss a loan in an unassuming cubicle. As Keith and Ryan grapple with the realities of adulthood, a shared quest for meaning and belonging transcends the systems that fence them in.

Tickets $15-$40 available online at www.pacifictheatre.org or by phone at 604.731.5518




The Improv Centre
Camp What’s-It-Called

When & Where May 17 – July 13, 2-24; evenings 7.30pm | The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver

Pack your bags because The Improv Centre is embracing the great outdoors in their newest show, Camp What’s-It-Called. Summer is a special time in every person’s life: that awkward season where regular hygiene practices get thrown out the window, and we leave the homes we work so hard to afford to go to sleep in a tent in the forest to get bitten by an assortment of bugs.

Tickets prices start at $28, with discounts available for students and seniors, available online: www.theimprovcentre.ca