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Explore arts and culture in West Vancouver this month.

 

   May 2019

   District of West Vancouver Arts & Culture

 
 

Exhibitions​

 

 

NATURAL ALCHEMY

 

CityScape Community Artspace

355 Lonsdale Avenue,

North Vancouver

Until May 4

 

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THROUGH A LENS: YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS & THEIR WORLDS

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Until May 5

 

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JIM BREUKELMAN: ALTERED STATES

 

West Vancouver Art Museum

680 17th Street

Until May 11

 

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IDEA INTERPRETS: POSTER SHOW

 

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Until May 12

 

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IN THE GALLERY – BOOKTOPIA TEEN ART EXHIBITION

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library Art Gallery (Main Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

May 1–June 2

 

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FROZEN MOMENTS: ARTWORK BY MEMBERS OF THE ART STUDIOS

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

May 7–26

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 7,

6–8 p.m.

 

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AVIAN BY NATURE

 

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

May 14–June 9

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, May 14,

6–8 p.m.

 

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DESIGN FOR LIVING: WEST COAST MODERN HOMES REVISITED

 

West Vancouver Art Museum

680 17th Street

May 22–July 13

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 21,

7–9 p.m.

 

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OF TIME AND TIDE

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

May 28–June 16

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, May 28,

6–8 p.m.

 

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Events & Performances

 

 

QUARTETO NUEVO

 

Kay Meek Arts Centre

1700 Mathers Avenue

May 1–3, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25–$38

 

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YUEL YAWNEY & LIBBY YU

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, May 2,

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $17 WVCAC members / $22 general

 

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FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK

 

Thursday, May 2,

6–8 p.m.

 

Explore the Ambleside and Dundarave neighbourhoods by taking a self-guided tour of galleries, public art and community spaces.

 

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FIRST THURSDAYS: ARTIST TALK WITH JOHN MOIR

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, May 2,

6:15–6:45 p.m. and

7:15–7:45 p.m.

 

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DRAW A BUTTERFLY WITH XWALACKTUN AS PART OF FIRST THURSDAYS

 

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, May 2,

6–8 p.m.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: JANE COOP & DAVID STEWART – MASTERWORKS FOR PIANO AND VIOLIN

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall

1950 Marine Drive

Friday, May 3,

7:30–8:45 p.m.

 

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THEATRE BC NORTH SHORE ZONE FESTIVAL OF PLAYS

 

Presentation House Theatre

333 Chesterfield Avenue,

North Vancouver

May 5–11

Tickets: $18–$108 (passes or nightly rates)

 

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ANYSSA NEUMANN

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, May 9,

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $17 WVCAC members / $22 general

 

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C/4 CANADIAN CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

 

Orpheum Annex

823 Seymour Street,

Vancouver

Friday, May 10, 8 p.m.

 

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JAZZ SUNDAYS: STEVE MADDOCK QUARTET

 

Anavets Club #45

119 East 3rd Street,

North Vancouver

Sunday, May 12,

3–6 p.m.

Tickets: $10

 

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ART HISTORY: MODERNISM IN FRANCE 1850–1950

 

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Tuesday, May 13,

7–9 p.m.

Activity #: 57800

Tickets: $15

 

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VAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: FIREBIRD SUITE

 

Kay Meek Arts Centre

1700 Mathers Avenue

Monday, May 13,

7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10–$15

 

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BARRY TAN

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, May 16,

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $17 WVCAC members / $22 general

 

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COLLIN CARR – THE COMPLETE BACK CELLO SUITES

 

West Vancouver United Church

2062 Esquimalt Avenue

Sunday, May 19,

3–5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35–$45

 

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HEATHER MAY, MICHELLE ANDERSON & ROSEMARY O'CONNOR

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, May 23,

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $17 WVCAC members / $22 general

 

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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

 

The Theatre at Hendry Hall

815 East 11th Street,

North Vancouver

May 24–25, 29

June 1, 5–8 at 8 p.m.

Preview: Thursday,

May 23

Tickets: $20 adults / $18 seniors or youth

 

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WILD BLUE HERONS

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Saturday, May 25,

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $22 WVCAC members / $27 general

 

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ART IN THE GARDEN 2019

 

14 gardens across the North Shore

May 25–26, 12–5 p.m.

Tickets: $2 per garden or $20 all-garden pass

 

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HORSESHOE BAY ART WALK 2019

 

Various locations in the community

Sunday, May 26,

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

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AVIAN BY NATURE: WILD BIRDS OF THE NORTH SHORE

 

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Tuesday, May 28,

7–9 p.m.

Activity #: 57801

Tickets: $15

 

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AMBLESIDE ORCHESTRA PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN!

 

St. Stephen's Anglican Church

885 22nd Street

Friday, May 31, 8 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

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WAIT UNTIL DARK

 

Deep Cove Shaw Theatre

4360 Gallant Avenue,

North Vancouver

June 7–8, 12–15,

19–22, 8 p.m.

June 16 matinée, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $20 adults / $18 seniors or students

 

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Programs

 

 

POTTERY & PAINT

 

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

Fridays until June 21,

3:30–5 p.m.

Activity #: 52439

Cost: $200

 

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DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS & COMMUNITY

 

Maplewood House

399 Seymour River Place,

North Vancouver

Wednesdays, May 1–22, 7–9 p.m.

Cost: $89

 

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OIL PAINTING WITH ERI ISHII

 

Music Box

1564 Argyle Avenue

May 4–5, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Activity #: 54537

Cost: $198

 

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TRAVEL TALES! – AUSTRALIA

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall West

1950 Marine Drive

Thursday, May 9,

2–3 p.m.

 

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MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

 

Maplewood House

399 Seymour River Place,

North Vancouver

Saturday, May 11,

10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Cost: $148

 

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BEING MORTAL – FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall

1950 Marine Drive

Monday, May 13,

6:30–8:30 p.m.

 

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DESIGN FOR LIVING CURATOR'S TOUR

 

West Vancouver Art Museum

680 17th Street

Thursday, May 23,

1:30 p.m.

 

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WVAM! DROP-IN FAMILY ART PROJECT

 

West Vancouver Art Museum

680 17th Street

Saturday, May 25,

12–4 p.m.

 

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CEDAR BARK HAT WORKSHOP

 

Maplewood House

399 Seymour River Place,

North Vancouver

May 25–26,

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cost: $300

 

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WORD WHIPS NORTH SHORE EDITION

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Tuesday, May 28,

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

 

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CORE DRAWING SKILLS

 

Maplewood House

399 Seymour River Place,

North Vancouver

Wednesdays,

May 29–June 19,

7–9 p.m.

Cost: $89

 

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MIXED MEDIA WITH ACRYLICS

 

Gleaneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

Fridays until May 31,

12:30–2:30 p.m.

Activity #: 56126

Cost: $120

 

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MIXED MEDIA FIGURE DRAWING

 

Music Box

1564 Argyle Avenue

June 8–9,

10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Activity #: 53621

Cost: $155

 

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INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY

 

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive

July 29–August 2,

9–11 a.m.

Activity #: 54569

For ages 7–10

Cost: $180

 

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RCM MUSIC THEORY BOOTCAMP (LEVEL 6, 7, 8)

 

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive

August 6–9,

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Activity #: 54574

For ages 7–10

Cost $160

 

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RCM HARMONY AND COUNTERPOINT (LEVEL 9 & 10)

 

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive

August 6–9,

1:30–5:30 p.m.

Activity #: 54583

For ages 13–16

Cost: $176

 

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INSTRUMENT DISCOVERY CAMP

 

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive

August 12–16,

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Activity #: 54593

For ages 6–12

Cost: $180

 

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GUITAR BASICS

 

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive

August 19–23

Activity#: 54596

For ages 6–11

Cost: $180

 

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News & Updates

 

 

 

BIKE RACK DESIGN CONTEST

 

The District of West Vancouver is looking for artists to create original, fun and functional design ideas for new bicycle racks that will be installed in West Van.

 

Submit your creative ideas for a chance to win $1,000. Deadline for submission is May 15 at 2 p.m.

 

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COMMUNITY DAY IS TRANSFORMING INTO BRIDGE FESTIVAL

 

Community Day is transforming into Bridge Festival, a free two-day multicultural event taking place on May 31 and June 1. This two-day festival will bring people together through food, music and culture. This new festival will include interactive cultural pavilions, performances, a parade, great food and much more! Visit the Bridge Festival page for more details about the festival and ways you can get involved.

 

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COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY CARVING

 

The finished carving was unveiled on April 29. West Vancouver Police and the West Vancouver Foundation (WVF) thank all the students and community members who have helped create this unique artwork for placement in the entry to police headquarters. The WVF generously supported commissioning of a 2.6 square metre (28 sq.ft.) cedar wall carving which was overseen by Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun.

 

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WEST VANCOUVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The West Vancouver Historical Society's annual general meeting will take place on May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Marine Room in the Seniors' Activity Centre. The keynote speaker is Mayor Mary-Ann Booth.

 

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