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BC Culture Days Announces 10th Anniversary Events

Various locations27 Sep '19 to 29 Sep '19 @ 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    BC Culture Days announces a kaleidoscope of free engaging activities and events taking place in Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Maple Ridge, and Whistler from September 27–29, 2019. This vibrant weekend of artistic expression will explore the intersection of creativity, the arts, and well-being. Featuring painting, theatre, experimental performance art, literature, design, cinema, and beyond, BC Culture Days is a thrilling family-friendly weekend that builds community, encourages exploration and discovery, and celebrates creativity in all its forms.

    In celebration of its 10th anniversary, BC Culture Days has selected 10 emerging artists from across the province to act as cultural ambassadors in their respective communities, encouraging participation and presenting innovative activities across a broad spectrum of disciplines — including painting, animation, carving, poetry, theatre, and dance — as part of the weekend festivities.

    BC Culture Days will officially launch with a provincial kick-off event in Mission, BC on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1pm–3pm at the Heritage Park Centre. Mission: A Mosaic of Cultures will showcase a broad range of cultural activities by notable and emerging artists from the Mission community.

    Featured BC Culture Days events taking place throughout the Lower Mainland include:

    VANCOUVER
    The Burden of Life Open Rehearsal – Theatre | September 27, 10-11am | PTC Studio, 202-739 Gore Ave
    Sister Says Live at Jack Poole Plaza | September 27, 11:30am-12:30pm | Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place
    Arts Club Fun House| September 27, 1-1:50pm, 2-2:50pm, 3-3:50pm | 162 West 1st Avenue
    A Date with Culture | September 27, 1-6pm & September 28-29, 10am-6pm | 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
    Mohamed Assani Live at Jack Poole Plaza | September 27, 1-2pm | Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place
    Crystal Ballroom Dance Demo at Jack Poole Plaza | September 27, 2-2:15pm | Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place
    Open Rehearsal with Ballet BC | September 27, 3:15-6:15pm | Scotia Bank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
    UBC Arts Advocates Mixer and Open Mic | September 27, 6-9pm | Audain Art Centre, AHVA Art Gallery, 6398 University Blvd
    Indigenous Cinema Night at Skwachàys Lodge | September 27, 7-10pm | Skwachàys Lodge, 31 West Pender Street
    Andy the Musical Scientist | September 28, 11am-2pm | 808 Richards Street
    A Poetic Landscape | September 28 & 29, 1-6pm | Learner’s Walk, Library Garden, 1985 Learner’s Walk, UBC
    Goh Ballet: Children's Drop-In Ballet Class | September 28, 3:15-4:15pm | Goh Ballet Academy, 2345 Main Street
    Learn Haida Art with Artist: Shoshannah Greene | September 29, 10-11:30am | Skwachàys Lodge, 31 West Pender Street
    Dance with us! Goh Ballet Adult Drop-in Class | September 29, 10-11:30am | Goh Ballet Academy, 2345 Main Street
    Kwantlen Storytelling with Joseph Dandurand | September 29, 2-3pm | Bill Reid Gallery of Northwestcoast Art, 639 Hornby Street
    Public Disco party in a Laneway! | September 29, 2-10pm | Alley Oop, 668 W Hastings
    Canvases and Coffee! Painting the Local Landscape | September 29, 2:30-4:30pm | Roundhouse Mews, Roundhouse Community Centre

    EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT CBC HUB, CBC PLAZA, 700 HAMILTON STREET, VANCOUVER:
    Culture Days Opening Ceremonies at CBC Vancouver | September 28, 10-11:30am
    Experience the Beauty of Chinese Dance | September 28, 10-11:30am
    Improvisational Movement Workshop | September 28, 11:30am-12:30pm
    Artist Demo with Indigenous Painter: Joshua Pawis-Steckley | September 28, 11:30am-1pm
    Rebel with a Cause: Exploring the Maker movement | September 28 & 29, 12-1:30pm
    Capsule | September 29, 12:45-1pm
    Artist Demo with Indigenous Jeweler: Agnes Seaweed Wisden | September 28, 12:30-2pm
    Sing along in great opera choruses at City Opera | September 28, 1-2pm
    Ital Blue Presents: The Remix Café | September 28, 2-2:30pm
    Koh Do: "Listening to Incense" and Writing Poetry | September 28, 2:30-3:30pm
    10 x 5: Artist Talk | September 28, 2:30-3:30pm
    West Coast Songs with Etienne Siew | September 28, 4-4:30pm
    Pat Chessell Concert | September 28, 4:30-5pm
    Mohamed Assani & Anne Leader. | September 28, 5:30-6:30pm
    Film Camera Photography 101 | September 29, 10-11am
    Accessible Art CBC Studio 700 Edition! | September 29, 10am-12pm
    Catalina La O presenta: Un ahora conmigo | September 29, 11:15-11:45am
    Vancouver Puppet Theatre | September 29, 11:30am-12:30pm
    Beyond Movement | September 29, 1-2pm
    Artist Demo with Interdisciplinary Artist: Rain Cabana-Boucher | September 29, 1-2:30pm
    Julia Pileggi Live Spoken Word Poetry Performance at CBC Plaza | September 29, 2-2:30pm
    ANGELIQUOI? live at CBC Studio 700 | September 29, 2:30-3:30pm
    Releasing your Inner Child with Monoprinting | September 29, 3-5pm

    WEST VANCOUVER
    Clay for Kids Workshop | September 27, 3:30-5pm | Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive
    Behind the Scenes with Ambleside Orchestra | September 28, 2-3:30pm | Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue

    NORTH VANCOUVER
    Bellymotion ~ Bellydance | September 28, 9-10am | Studio 202, 1761 Capilano Road
    Try your hand at Block Printing | September 28, 10am-4pm | Sandrine Pelissier’s Art Studio, 125 Garden Avenue
    Collaborative Mosaic Workshop | September 28, 12-3pm | Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Avenue
    The Forest Exhibition | September 28, 12-5pm | Community History Centre / Archives, 3203 Institute Road, Lynne Valley
    X̱wex̱wiy̓úsem - Coast Salish Storytelling Movement Workshop | September 28, 1-7pm | John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 W 1st
    North Vancouver City Library's Culture Days with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra | September 28, 2-4pm | North Vancouver City Library, 120 W 14th Street
    Exploring the Feel-good Factor of Music! | September 29, 2-4pm | Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court

    BURNABY
    Tianjin Centennial Cup Calligraphy Competition 2019 | September 28, 10am-12pm | Tian-Jin Temple, 3426 Smith Avenue
    Heritage Bus Tour to the Transit Museum of BC | September 28, 2-4pm | Cameron Branch Library, 9523 Cameron Street

    NEW WESTMINSTER
    Creative Wellness – A Poem a Day Keeps The Doctor Away | September 27 & 28, 1:30-3:30pm | New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave
    ART DEMONSTRATIONS - See the artists at work | September 28 & 29, 12-6pm | New West Artists Gallery on 12th, 712C Twellfth Street at 8th Avenue
    Andy the Musical Scientist | September 29, 11am-2pm | River Markety, 810 Quayside Drive

    COQUITLAM
    Traveling Korean Film 2019 | September 27, 6-8:45pm, September 28, 12-4:30pm, September 29, 1:30-4pm, 169 Pinetree Way
    Sharing and Celebrating Our Unique Cultures | September 28, 10am-2pm | Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court
    Art in the Park - “Community Art Quilt” | September 28, 11am-3pm | Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way
    Culture Days Evolution of Music Tour | September 28, 1-3pm | 1116 Brunette Avenue
    Family Days at the Art Gallery at Evergreen | September 28, 1-4pm | Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam Farmers Market | September 29, 9am-1pm | 624 Poirier Street
    Family Day at PdA | September 29, 2-4pm | Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue

    PORT COQUITLAM
    Baby Time: Read Around the World | September 27, 10:15-10:45am | Terry Fox Library, 2460 Mary Hill Road
    Naturally PoCo Exhibit | September 27 & 28, 10am-5pm | PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives, 150-2248 McAllister Avenue
    Story Time: Read Around the World | September 28, 10:15-10:45am | Terry Fox Library, 2460 Mary Hill Road
    Lumen Print Workshop | September 28, 10:30am-3:30pm | The Gathering Place in the Michael Wright Gallery, #200-2253 Leigh Square
    Creating Art with Nature Activity | September 28, 11:30am-1:30pm | PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
    WOMXN: An Exploration of how Womxn find their way in Society | September 28, 12-5pm | The Outlet in the Artist-in-Residence Room, #200-2253 Leigh Square
    Culture Days Craftapolooza | September 28, 2-4pm | Terry Fox Library, 2460 Mary Hill Road

    SURREY
    Heritage Hangout - Culture Days | September 28, 1-5pm | Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 Street
    Surrey Civic Theatres Celebrate Culture Days | September 28, 1-5pm | Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 Street
    Make your own Art Monster with Surrey Art Gallery | September 28, 1-5pm | Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 Street

    DELTA
    Create Your Own Book: Book Display | September 27 & 28, 10-5pm, September 29, 11am-5pm | Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51st Street
    Family Story Time | September 28, 10:30-11:30am | Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51st Street
    Bad Art Day | September 28, 3-4pm | Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51st Street

    WHITE ROCK
    Semiahmoo Magic Series featuring Alicia M.B. Ballard | September 27-28, 10am-5pm & September 29, 1-5pm | White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue
    Master Artists in the Library: Sherron Fairbairn | September 27 & 28, 11am-4pm | White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue
    Blackout Poetry | September 27-28, 10am-5pm & September 29, 1-5pm | White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue
    HE SAID - SHE SAID | September 27-28, 11am-4pm & September 29, 12-5pm | On the Beach, 14833 Marine Drive
    NeedleNuts Demonstration | September 27, 1-4pm | White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue
    Creative Flow | September 29, 11am-2pm | White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue

    RICHMOND
    Culture Days at Steveston Tram | September 27-29, 10am-5pm | 4011 Monton Street
    RAV Arts crawl | September 27 at 1:30pm until September 29 at 1:30pm | TH 37 – 8628 Hazelbridge Way
    Create Your Own Masterpiece with Emily | September 27, 6:30-9pm | Richmond Cultural Centre – Atrium, 7700 Minoru Gate
    Travelling Brush - Art Journal Exhibition | September 27, 7-9pm, September 28 12-4pm | Phoenix Art Studios, 122111st Avenue
    2019 Street Banner Contest | September 28, 10am until September 29, 4pm | Richmond Cultural Centre – Plaza, 7700 Minoru Gate
    Explore Music Through Performances & Instrument Petting Zoo | September 29 10:30am-12:30pm | Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate
    Design the car for the future of your city | September 29 10:30am-12:30pm | Richmond Cultural Centre – Boardroom, 7700 Minoru Gate
    Unique ways of making things | September 29, 1:30-4pm
    Minoru Manifesto: Performance & Picnic | September 29, 5-7pm | Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Road

    PORT MOODY
    Blackberry Gift Shop | September 28, 12pm until September 29, 12pm | 2425 St. Johns Street
    Theatre Open House & Relief Printmaking Session | September 28, 11am-3pm | Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive
    Voices of our City Poetry Tree | September 28, 11am-3pm | Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive
    Art 4 Life | September 28, 1-3pm | 2425 St. Johns Street
    Floral Painting Mastery Artist Demonstrations | September 28 & 29, 2-3:30pm | Silk Gallery, 2419 Clarke Street
    Venosta Radio Show | September 29, 3pm-4pm | Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive

    MAPLE RIDGE
    Family Fun Day | September 27, 6–8pm | Eric Langton Elementary School, 12138 Edge St
    Lend Your Voice So Ours Can Live - Manuel Strain | September 27, 6-8pm & September 28, 11am-3pm | Eric Langton Elementary School, 12138 Edge St
    Learn Coast Salish Designs with Gerry Sheena | September 27, 6-8pm & September 28, 11am-3pm | Eric Langton Elementary School, 12138 Edge St
    Interactive installations by Natali Leduc - "Thenwedieatron” | September 27, 6–8pm & September 28, 11am-3pm | Eric Langton Elementary School, 12138 Edge St
    Culture Days Storytime and Craft | September 28, 10:15–10:45am | Maple Ridge Public Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
    Family Fishy Fun | September 28, 11am–3pm | The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place
    Harvest Time at Haney House | September 28, 11am–3pm | Haney House, 11612 224th Street
    Culture Days: Artists in the Library | September 28, 11am–3pm | Maple Ridge Public Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
    Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild Demonstration | September 28, 11am–3pm | Maple Ridge Public Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
    Learn Coast Salish Designs with Gerry Sheena | September 28, 11-3pm | Port Haney Artist Residence, 11630 224 St
    Interactive installations by Natali Leduc - “Portraitron 2300” | September 27, 6-8pm & September 28, 11am–3pm | The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place

    WHISTLER
    Charlie easton Artist in Residence | September 27-28, 10am-6pm & September 29, 11am-4pm | Mountain Galleries at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    For more information on how to take part in BC Culture Days or to sign up for the BC Culture Days newsletter, visit: culturedays.ca/bc

    Photo: Filipino music and dance at Kelowna edition of BC Culture Days, 2013. Photo by Glenna Turnbull

     

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