DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER ARTS AND CULTURE
 

NOVEMBER 2017

EXHIBITIONS

BEAUTY IS ALL THERE IS

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Ave

Now–November 5

Free

 

A retrospective exhibit by Unity Bainbridge.

 

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MARKED BY TIME

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Now–November 12

Free

 

John Stewart and Kathleen Ainscough explore the beauty in weathered objects, structures and environments.

 

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WE ALL DREW, ALWAYS

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

November 8–December 16

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, November 7, 7–9 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

This exhibition brings together paintings and drawings by the Mayrs brothers and recognizes their unique and long-standing presence in the history of Canadian art.

 

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FAYE GORDON-LEWIS AND HANS GRAY

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

November 14–December 3

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, November 14, 6–8 p.m.

Free

 

Acrylic painter Faye Gordon-Lewis and watercolour artist Hans Gray capture dynamic landscapes with loose brushwork and bold colours.

 

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IN THE GALLERY: MAYRS BROTHERS EXHIBITION

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Art Gallery, Main Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

November 16–December 31

Free

 

A companion to the principle exhibition being shown concurrently at the West Vancouver Museum.

 

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PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

THURSDAY MORNING CONCERT SERIES

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council hosts concerts in an intimate setting every Thursday morning, featuring world-class musicians playing a variety of genres including classical, jazz, show tunes, folk and more.

 

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OPERA WITH NICOLAS KRUSEK

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

November 1–December 6

Wednesdays, 12:30–2:30 p.m. 

Free

 

Join Nicolas Krusek as he explores the operas of great French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.

 

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DIAL “M” FOR MURDER

Kay Meek Studio Theatre

1700 Mathers Avenue

November 1–4 and 8–11, 8–10 p.m.

Adults: $23 | Students/Seniors: $21

 

A retired tennis pro devises a plot to murder his wealthy wife in this thrilling mystery which will keep you in suspense until the final curtain.

 

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ULTIMATE TRAVELLER: IMPRESSIONS OF INDIA

Ferry Building Gallery 

1414 Argyle Ave

Wednesday, November 1, 7–9 p.m. 

Barcode: 38598

Cost: $15

 

Join Peter Langer for an audio-visual presentation of the Himalayan lamaseries and a number of India's 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

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REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT: THE LADY LARKS

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursday, November 9

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

This female vocal ensemble presents a special Remembrance Day concert.

 

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COLLECTIF9: VOLKSMUSICA

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Sunday, November 12, 3–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $29–$45


Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts and heralds a new age in a genre-bending classical performance.

 

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COMING UP FOR AIR

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue

November 16-18, 21–25, 7–9 p.m.
November 18, 19, 25: 2–4 p.m.

Cost: $29–$45


A one-man stage adaptation of the 1939 novel by George Orwell starring award-winning actor Bernard Cuffling. Adapted by Leslie Mildiner.

 

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ALEX CUBA

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Friday, November 17, 7–9 p.m.

Cost: $29–$45

 

A showcase of composing and songwriting at its finest by Latin music icon Alex Cuba. 

 

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GREAT STUFF HOLIDAY EXHIBITION AND GIFT SALE

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Ave

November 17–December 17

Sneak Peak: Friday, November 17, 4–8 p.m.

Free

 

Unique ceramics, jewellery, cards and ornaments by various artists for sale.

 

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EARLY YEARS FAIR: GINALINA IN CONCERT

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive

Saturday, November 18, 10–11 a.m.

Free

 

A free concert for kids with Juno-nominated children’s entertainer Ginalina. Presented by Kay Meek Centre as part of West Vancouver’s Early Years Fair. 

 

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VANCOUVER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: CELLO AND PIANO

St. John's Anglican Church

220 8th Street West

Saturday, November 18

7:30–9:15 p.m.

Adults: $30 | Students/Seniors: $20

 

Cellist Thomas Wiebe and pianist Chiharu Iinuma collaborate to pay tribute to the works of Debussy, Chopin and Takemitsu.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: BOREALIS STRING QUARTET

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Main Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

Friday, November 24, 7:30–8:45 p.m.

Free

 

Founded in Vancouver, the Borealis String Quartet is praised for its fiery performances, passionate style and refined musical interpretation.

 

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NORTH SHORE CELTIC ENSEMBLE PRESENTS: RESONANCE

Centennial Theatre

2300 Lonsdale Ave

Saturday, November 25

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Adults: $25 | Students/Seniors: $15

 

A high-spirited production of violins, flute, bass, keyboard, guitar, ukulele and percussion resonating in a perfect blend of musical styles and genres.

 

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MUSIC IN THE MORNING: SIMONE OSBORNE

West Vancouver United Church

2062 Esquimalt Avenue

Friday, November 27

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Adults: $38 | Students: $17

 

 

Join soprano Simone Osborne for a morning of music.

 

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KAY MEEK ARTS INSIGHTS WITH EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER’S MATTHEW WHITE

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

Thursday, November 30

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Free

 

Early Music Vancouver artistic director Matthew White will join Kay Meek Centre Executive Director Rob Gloor for a discussion on the state of classical music in a modern Canada.

 

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PROGRAMS

ARTS & CULTURE FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS: REGISTER NOW!

Registration is now open

 

A variety of arts programs for children and adults are offered throughout the District at our community centres, museum and waterfront cultural facilities. You can browse through our programs and register for them online.

 

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WORD WHIPS NORTH SHORE EDITION

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

 

Creative writing workshop open to writers of all ages and levels of experience. Write to prompts, remove blocks and see what you can whip up in an inspiring and supportive environment. Presented by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council and Pandora's Collective.

 

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POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

November 6–December 11

Mondays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Barcode: 35168

Cost: $163

 

Explore your creative side and learn the basics of pottery including hand building, wheelwork techniques and glazing. Designed specifically for beginners. Glazes and firing included. Clay is $20 per bag.

 

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POTTERY FOR KIDS

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

November 6–December 11

Mondays, 3:30–4:45 p.m.

Barcode: 35836

Cost: $108

 

Children will learn creative hand building, glazing and finishing techniques and will be able to try out the wheel. All supplies are included.

 

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YOUTH POTTERY

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

November 7–December 12

Tuesdays, 4–6 p.m.

Barcode: 35768

Cost: $156

 

An introduction to the world of Pottery. Explore your creative side in the clay medium and create your own personal masterpiece. Includes hand building and the wheel.

 

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PAINTING WORKSHOP: HAND PAINTED UMBRELLA

Music Box

1564 Argyle Ave

November 2526, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Barcode: 37625

Cost: $195

 

Create bright and colourful umbrellas to brighten the wet and gloomy Vancouver winter days. This workshop is open to all ages. All tools, paints and umbrellas are provided.

 

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NEWS & UPDATES

ARTSWEST SUBMISSIONS

Ongoing

 

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For more information on arts happenings in West Vancouver, visit us online.

 

Questions? Email arts@westvancouver.ca



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