Facing Time

When you are talking to others, have you carefully observed their expressions and face? The face can tell us a lot about this person, and his mood, state are revealed in the details. From smiling to laughing, fear or sadness, people’s moods will be expressed through expression. The face is a good way to express ourselves or read others. Due to COVID-19, our lifestyle is changed a lot. During this pandemic, we stay at home for six months, so most of us communicate with others on social media or virtual network. 

When we use words to message to express inner thoughts, this is incomplete. People could not get our feeling exactly. Or when we go out, we use masks to cover most of our faces, leaving only our eyes to communicate with others. This is a hard way to express ourselves either. 

Although the pandemic has reduced the time we spend with friends and prevented us from touching many real faces. But now it’s a good chance because there is a portrait exhibition, which is a good time for you to come into contact with personal portraits. In this non-traditional portrait exhibition, you will see kids’ drawings, photos of baseball players and sketches of old people and so on. Facing Time will show to us from January 23, 2021, to March 27, 2012. I am looking forward to meeting you at Surrey Art Gallery next year! And the most important thing is this exhibition is free!!! 

Yes, I know, you can’t wait to know how to visit it! Because of the COVID-19, please pre-book the exhibition of Facing Time by emailing artgallery@surrey.ca or calling us at 604-501-5566, press 1. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

A Lens on Vancouver’s Past-Walter Frost’s Holland America Line

100 years ago, the first Holland-America Line(HAL) ship arrived at the port of Vancouver. In order to commemorate this century of ship development, the VMM held a photographic exhibition of ships. The entire photography exhibition consists of ten groups of photos, telling the story of HAL ships taken by Walter Frost. Walter Frost is a native of Vancouver. Since he bought the first Kodak camera after World War 1, he has been obsessed with documenting his hometown, and his favourite subjects are ships, docks, and railway scenes.

The photographs have been selected by Floris Van Weelderen. Floris’s father worked on the Holland-American line boat. To explore the story of his father’s life on the ship, he never gave up collecting information and pictures on the ship. The effort paid off. He found this precious set of photos in Vancouver Archives, which was taken by amateur photographer Walter Edwin Frost. Walter took more than 13,000 photos to record the industrial activities in Vancouver in the early 20th century. The ten pictures selected for this exhibition chose from thousands of photos taken by Walter Edwin Frost, representing the changes in naval architecture and design of this route. At the same time, this exhibition will also display a model of a Diemerdyk by Walter Frost, and HAL ephemera from the VMM collection. Looking back, humans have gone from learning to use tools to building boats out of wood with the bare hand. And now it is no surprise that large ships are docked off the coast of Vancouver. This is the development of human society.

If you want to learn more information about the HAL line or this exhibition, please visit https://vanmaritime.com/. Also, this exhibit presents from December 3, 2020, to February 21, 2021. Don’t miss it!

 

Art at Home

At the beginning of 2020, the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 had a great impact on our lives. We have gone through home quarantine for up to six months, and we strictly abide by health guidelines to wear masks in public and to maintain a safe social distance. I know that is not a good experience, but to let everyone could spend Christmas happily and warmly even during the epidemic, The Vancouver Art Gallery has launched an activity- Art at Home. It aims to use your unique and rich creativity to encourage you to explore and create with your family at home. I believe art has the power to bring us together. Imagine that, in your free time, creating a painting with your parents and family which must be the best day. 

You can not only show us your painting or work but also tell us your interesting stories and share the beautiful story that art brings to you. Also, I have many different forms of participation. 

On specific Wednesdays, we have another program about Art at Home, Family Planning Coordinator Christina Jones will share stories about the incredible lives of artists and their artistic methods at the Live Art at the Home conference on zoom. He will show us the power of storytelling through art. Also, when you discover new activities you can try with your family, and share with us!

If you want to share your creations with us please tag The Vancouver Art Gallary and Art at Home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Then we can find your work. There are many different themes for the activity. If you want to learn more information, Please visit https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/. Or if you have some questions, please feel free to contact us. I am looking forward to your creation! 

Where do we go from here?

Have you even consider where do we go from here? What role do humans play in the world? This work uses critical expression techniques to describe the evolution and stories of human roles in our past, present and future. This work encourages us to rethink the human understanding of the individual, local and national history while guiding us to think about the understanding of art, culture and social progress. The exhibition aims to make people think about and challenge the colonial knowledge system.

Do you remember the black shootings this summer? At that time people statement in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. I still remember that many people didn’t take the threat of the COVID-19 and went out for the large-scale demonstrations. At that time, What I realize is people come together to face and refuse the issue of racial discrimination. 

Where do we go from here? Provide a bridge for the medium through products, allowing everyone to think across time, land and space. This exhibition is mainly from the permanent collection, highlighting the collection focus of the Vancouver Art Gallery in the past two years. Also,Where do we go from here is contemporary works by artists from all over the world. 

If you want to learn more details, please visit vanartgallery.bc.ca. Also, the exhibition will present at the Vancouver Art Gallery from December 12, 2020, to May 30, 2021. The address of the Vancouver Art Gallery is 750 Hornby Street Vancouver. Looking forward to meeting you. 

MESH—IZABELLA PROVAN AND GREGORY KAPLOWITZ

This is the first annual MESH Award winners exhibition organized by Foto Filmic. MESH invited artists from all over the world to participate in a unique judging contest. Its purpose is to foster discussions on emerging contemporary photography and other visual art disciplines. 

Izabella Provan uses the camera to abstract and natural depict the people and things in the world in her eyes. According to the website introduction, Izabella Provan is a photographer living in Portland. And now she works as the Media Technician for the Main College of Art. At that time she invites us to explore her mysterious events with fresh and charming black and white scenes. Her work has a sense of mystery and encourages the audience to roam in her work under her beautiful form and uncertainty. She is paired with the artist Gregory Kaplowitz. George’s photography style is in sharp contrast with him. His works are tactile and passionate. He uses red shadows and abstractions to express his resonance with the world. Their works jointly create a dialogue between image and form, expression and abstraction, colour and absence. 

I know you must not wait to explore this mysterious ocean like me. Also, I believe there must be novel things waiting for us to discover. This exhibition was organized by Rebecca Morse. If you want to know more information, please visit https://thepolygon.ca/. Also, MESH presents from December 4, 2020, to January 10, 2021. If you want to visit the Polygon Gallery, Please check the opening schedule online first. Due to the COVID-19, the Polygon Gallery only opens on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to Sunday, Please pay attention to the time. The address of the Polygon Gallery is 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Van. Hope we can meet at Polygon. 

 

A Seat at the Table

The Vancouver Museum and the University of British Columbia only launched an exhibition with Chinese characteristics–A Seat at the Table The story describes the historical story of Chinese Canadians living in BC and their current situation. It vividly shows their efforts to have a sense of belonging. The exhibits use food and restaurant culture as the starting point to describe the immigration experience of Chinese Canadians and show that the diversity and advantages brought by immigration development. 

When it comes to Chinese immigration, I think it will cause a heated discussion. Some people think that the introduction of a large number of foreigners affects the characteristics and cultural heritage of the country. However, some others think

Because of the large number of immigrants in BC, the city’s economy and development have been effectively developed. So what is your opinion? 

Do you know anything about the history and stories of Chinese Canadian? If you are interested in them, It is a good way to visit the A Seat at the Table exhibition. Through the description of restaurants, food and the expression of various details, you will find the impact of racial discrimination on Chinese Canadians, but this exhibit also tells us from many different angles their contributions to resistance, organization and efforts to seek justice. 

If you are interested to learn about the story of the group of Chinese Canadians, it is a time to come to the Museum of Vancouver to visit it. Also, if you have some questions or want to know more details, please visit museumofvancouver.caThis exhibition presents from November 19, 2020, to January 2022. I look forward to meeting you at the Museum of Vancouver. 

Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

This story will take you to 150 years ago in Canada to experience a different journey. Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience is a story about aboriginal people created by Kent Monkman, who strives to challenge and crush the colonial ideas in Canadian history.

According to Monkman’s personal biography, Kent Monkman is a Canadian visual artist, known for his provocations on Western European and American art history. In Munckman’s paintings and films, he constantly explores colonization, sex, loss and resilience. Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience tells the story of the most devastating period for the First Nations in the past 150 years. They signed digital treaties, followed the reserve system, and experienced residential school genocide policies. This is mass imprisonment, a kind of urban squalor. He uses his exquisite painting techniques to describe his dissatisfaction and criticism of Canada’s past and current colonial policies.

There are nearly 80 exhibits in this exhibition, and travelling exhibitions have been carried out in nine cities across the country. Now, this exhibition is in the Museum of Anthropology, if you want to have a different journey, Please book tickets now. In my mind, you must be very interested in the history and experience of the indigenous people and have your own views. Let us explore the complexity of the history of indigenous people together to learn more stories we don’t know.

Due to the COVID-19, All people who want to visit the museum need to pre-purchase tickets. Also, After entering the museum, you are required to wear the mask. The exhibition presents from August 6, 2020, to January 3, 2021. Check it out this Christmas holiday. That will be an amazing experience.

Cheap! Diligent! Faithful!

Have you seriously considered the issue of labour? When I came to Canada from China, I felt a lot of cultural differences and gaps. What impressed me the most was the Chinese delivery industries, they were really fast. When I was confused, my friend told me that it was because of the large population of China, which caused fierce competition in the industry and made labour very cheap. Since then I have seriously considered the value of labour, and what is the standard for measuring the value of labour. However, Cheap! Diligent! Faithful! also makes people think about the same question. 

Cheap!Diligent!Faithful! Was created by Vancouver print artist Marlene Yuen’s through many years of exploration and thinking about the history of Chinese Canadian labourers. Marlene Yuen’s work is not only expressed in paper form, she also displays his rigorous and meticulous craftsmanship on the wall. Her exhibitions fully demonstrated the history of Chinese Canadian workers that have been known and ignored by everyone, which can unconsciously arouse people’s thinking. She used her ingenious production ability to depict the trivialities and details of their life experiences, and she expresses the complexity of immigration and labour through her works.

Of course, the most important thing to understand a person’s work is to know about the person. According to her personal profile, Marlene Yuen is a multidisciplinary artist. She produced her exhibitions in many countries. Her current focus is on her handmade books. In addition to her current focus on protecting the Chinese labour force, her latest book is exploring the last printing shop in Vancouver. If you want to learn more about Yuen’s information or her exhibits, please visit grunt.caThis exhibit displays in the Grunt Gallery until December 12, 2020. If you are interested, please come and visit now.

 

Memorial for the lost pages

Do you know Madiha Aijaz? She was a filmmaker and photographer living in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work had always been as complicated and real as the environment in which she lived. She tried to use a visual effect rooted in the secular visual effect to express her views and solve the problems of language, identity, and colonial heritage.

Memorial for the lost pages shows the video and photos she took in Canada for the first time. It is a set of static and dynamic works created shortly before her death in 2019. Her pictures consider and express the issue of privacy and happiness. And she often studies those public spaces that seem unrelated to contemporary life, but these spaces continue to exist due to tenaciousness or accident. According to IFFR, her work uses the library of the former Theological Association in Karachi. Also, she completed the work with the short essay “These Silences Are All the Words”

To me, her work seems to have some mysterious power, which makes me want to explore. Do you have the same feeling as me? If so, please don’t hesitate, you can go to the website to make an appointment to visit now. Also, if you want to know more information and details about Madiha, please visit, contemporaryartgallery.caMemorial for the lost pages is now on display in the Contemporary Art Gallery. At the same time, there are also exhibits by Julian Yi-Jong and Althea Thauberger shows in the Contemporary Art Gallery, Just want to remind you don’t miss it. And the address of the Contemporary Art Gallery is 555 Nelson St.

 

 

 

 

 

An Immersive Christmas Carol

The last month of 2020 has arrived, are you ready for Christmas? We have experienced a lot during this year, like COVID-19, the wildfires, and the death of Kobe. It seems that all the bad things happened this year. Fortunately, this year will pass, and Santa Claus also will arrive with gifts and blessings on time. Are you ready to celebrate Christmas? 

Let me tell you a piece of good news. Roedde House will start an Immersive Christmas Carol to celebrate Christmas from December 8, 2020. This will be a perfect experience full of visual and auditory effects. According to Wikipedia, A Christmas Carol is a novel by Charles Dickens. It tells the story of an elderly miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the spirits of Christmas and the ghosts of his former colleagues at Christmas. After they visited, Ebenezer Scrooge became a very kind and easy-going person. At Roedde House. You will feel the clinking, the appearance of ghosts like the real thing, immersing you in his story as if the story happens before your eyes. Let Ebenezer take you into the world of the miser. 

Can you wait to know how to watch it? Due to the pandemic, if you want to watch it, please book the tickets online https://www.myzonetickets.com/e/204360/an-immersive-christmas-carol-tour. Also, Before you go to the museum to watch it, please make sure you are healthy, and you are required to wear a mask all the time. The movie starts at 5 pm every night, please arrive on time, by the way, the whole time of the movie is 4 hours long. If you want to know more information, please check https://roeddehouse.org/website/index.php/en/featured-events/christmas-carol. 

Don’t miss this interesting story, it will turn this beloved Christmas story into reality!

BC Music Scene-Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord is a pioneer band with a very national characteristics, also, they combine many materials from French folk traditions and other ethnic characteristics, so they have a variety of songs. This award-winning and highly acclaimed band is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences.

Their band members are playing various instruments, such as featuring button accordion, guitar, and fiddle. And “the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavour to even the most buoyant dance tunes.”-Boston Herald

The band’s large number of songs have both traditional sources and original works, while enhancing their passionate and powerful music, and has a broad global influence. Also, their uniqueness and their superb skills and flexibility have made them very popular and appear in many shows in different countries.

Not content with standard approaches to tradition, Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions.

This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now. Now we have a chance to enjoy them in your own living room without leaving home!!!! What a safe way that we can wander in the ocean of music and ensure our health. You will enjoy the impact and shock from their music works what they bring to you for only 20 dollars.

What a great opportunity! If you are interested, please visit the website roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev20111219. Hope to meet you at 5pm on November 21.

 

BC Music Scene-20th Annual Chutzpah! Festival

The Chutzpah is coming!!!! Chutzpah has bee with us for 20 years. The Lisa Nemetz Festival of international Jewish Performing Arts brings world-renowned international dance, music, theatre, and comedy annually to Vancouver audiences, through a lens of Jewish experiences, stories, and values in all their richness and diversity.Festival will start from November 21to 28, Festival of international Jewish performing arts returns in 2020 with an exciting lineup of performances and stimulating conversations. Festival celebrates its 20th milestone year. Festival was launched in 2001 by the Vancouver West Side Theatre Society. The Society, established and incorporated in 1994, also operates the Festival’s home, the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, a professionally-equipped 318 seat proscenium theatre catering to the presentation of professional dance, music and theatre, as well as film, literary and community arts events.

Also, because of COVID-19, these events will be the first Festival presented in digital format, they will be able to proceed with the virtual performances for most of shows, so audiences will have the opportunity to watch from the comfort of their own homes. Virtual shows will be presented via Zoom Webinar. One hour prior to your show, ticket holders will be sent a link to access the program, to the email used to purchase the tickets. The tickets start at $18.

But they still have rarely real in-person events at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. And the first helmed by new Artistic Managing Director, Jessica Mann Gutteridge who joins the Jewish Community Centre from the theatre company Boca del Lupo and managing Performance Works on Granville Island. Artists will present work from the U.K., Israel, U.S.A., and Canada. If you want to learn more information about the events, shows schedule, and to inquire about booking please visit chutzpahfestival.com or contact them 604-257-5145.

 

BC Music Scene-Jill Barber and her Phantom Jazz Band

After a week of intense study or work, do you feel a little tired? Do you want to experience a wonderful musical journey? Jill Barber and her Phantom Jazz Band will bring a different musical feast to let you forget the troubles of this week and enjoy the weekend happily at 6 pm on November 20th.

Jill Barber and her Phantom Jazz Band in collaboration with Shocap Entertainment resurrect Vancouver’s historic Palomar Supper Club to present in a live-streamed immersive musical experience that combines virtual reality and XR technology, viewers will be transported back in time through the doors of a long-since demolished live music venue. As we know, because of the pandemic of COVID-19 second waves, some events have been postponed or canceled, at that moment, an online live show will help us to be safe, relieve our anxiety, and make us more relaxed.

Also, a historical Canadian landmark, The Palomar Supper Club stood at the corner of Burrard and Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver from 1937 to 1955 and attracted the biggest names in entertainment at the time including Nat King Cole, The Ink Spots, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and more. Through the power of real-time visual effects, the legendary venue will be brought back to life 65 years after its demolition to feature Jill Barber in this unique and innovative live musical performance.

Jill Barber will perform her original and critically acclaimed songs folk, vocal jazz, pop, and songs in both French and English, Jill Barber will travel back in time to perform live in a virtual reconstruction of the nostalgic Palomar stage. Bringing together real-world and virtual-world environments, fans will experience an intimate and interactive concert whilst being immersed in an exciting new live entertainment concept that must be seen to be believed. Let’s buy tickets now and get more information on jillbarber.com. By the way the ticket’s price is fair, it’s $16, heading there right now!

BC Music Scene-Global Soundscapes Festival

Have you ever felt the shock of a concert at the scene. Do you have the experience of being immersed in the story and empathizing with the creator in the concert? Now, it’s a chance to bring you to join The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s annual Global Soundscapes Festival, which is a rich feast of sound and rhythm, celebrating the intersection of Canadian cultures with musical traditions from all over the world. The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra found in 2001, that was the first professional concert orchestras. The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orachestra dedicated uniquely and specifically to performing new intercultural music on a magnificent scale. It is currently the only

Entireness of this kind in Canada, and one of  only a handful that exist in the world. The VICO official website introduces that The VICO brings together musicians and composers from many different cultures and artistic communities in the Greater Vancouver area, including Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Latin and South American, Vietnamese, African, North American and European.

The VICO wants to blend the diverse cultures and fresh and creative ideas of different countries into classical music. They want to use music act as a bridge and make people resonate, also, they want to make connections between performers and audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

According to Vancouver sun, The 2020 edition has been re-imagined as a series of 16 brand new virtuoso filmed performances by VICO musicians and some of Vancouver’s finest chamber ensembles (Orchid Ensemble, Silk Road Music, Vashaan Ensemble, and others), and will be released online throughout the month of November. If you want to get more information about Global Soundscapes Festival: Digital Edition 2020, please visit vi-co.org to know about their own stories and listens their songs, and this event runs until November 26. Don’t miss it!

BC Music Scene- the ‘Bolt

Sunday is end of the week, which is to summarize the deficiencies and progress of the week. People use Sunday to replenish energy and take a good rest to welcome the new week in a better state. Therefore, Sunday is very important. World-class artists and performers will take to the stage as part of the Shadbolt Centre’s online concert series at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Cellarstream at the ‘Blot is a specific musical performance events in Burnaby on Sunday night. It aims to let more people to enjoy a month of soulful Sundays from November 1 to 29! 35 of BC’s greatest jazz and soulful music artists perform in a ‘virtual’ residency at the Shadbolt Centre. All performances begin at 7pm.

Are you looking forward to this Sunday’s event? Yes! I can’t wait to tell you! It’s Steve Maddock, who is one of Canada’s most versatile vocal talents. Steve Maddock will be as a singer, Chris Gestrin – piano, André Lachacne – bass, Dave Robbins – drums, Cory Weeds – tenor saxophone, Brad Turner – trumpet. They will bring us a unique feast of The Blue Project and the price of ticket is $10.

“Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.” – Wynton Marsalis Join vocalist Steve Maddock and his sextet as they explore the blues in its purest and most basic form: Blues in the style of Joe Williams and Etta James.These artists taught us how to sing the blues, and their timeless interpretations continue to captivate, inspire, and influence us. If you want to know more information or want to buy tickets, please visit  shadboltcentre.com or contact them 604-205-3000.

BC Music Scene-Mother Mother Trio

Have you followed this year’s music awards? The IHeartRadio MMVAs were an annual awards show broadcast on much to honour the year’s best music videos, also, The Juno Awards, more popularly known as the Junosm are presented to Canadian Musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.Both of these awards are high-recognized for music.  In addition, this year, The Juno and MMVA nominated Vancouver-based band Mother Mother, comprised of Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Ali Siadat and Mike Young, has had a whirlwind decade, seven top 10 singles on the alt rock Canadian charts. This is enough to prove Mother Mother’s popularity and excellent works.

Also, 300 million streams, with over 2.4 million monthly listeners and counting on digital platforms. Their 2018 release Dance and Cry featured the hit single “Get Up”, which held the top spot for seven weeks on the Canadian Alt Rock charts.Do you know these well-know masterpieces?

The band has also found success on the road, most recent tours include sold-out headline dates across North America, and many other countries.

Now we have a chance to watch their perform without leaving home. Mother Mother want to present in a live-streamed immersive musical experience that combines virtual reality and electric technology, viewers will be transported back in time through the doors of this exciting live music spot . Don’t miss this precious chance to feel the experience of music. Buying the tickets now on  sessionslive.com. The price of ticket is $20. Let’s have a music party together at 6pm on November 20th .

 

BC Music Scene-Cousin Harley CD Release Party

Cousin Harley is the rocking hillbilly music persona of Paul Pigat, an extraordinary, profession guitarist vocalist and songwriter. Hailing from Vancouver, Cousin Harley has a hard-earned reputation for delivering everything from classic honky tonk and cow punk rippers, to a helping of western swing and classic jump blues. He plays in the old tradition – slugging it out hot and heavy in roadhouses across the land.

“Pigat is a ballsy; confident vocalist, at home equally with forceful rockabilly, laid back western swing tunes and slow ballads. His lead guitar is stunning and the generous breaks bristle with invention and at times are lightning fast.” Harry Dodds comments Pigat on “Now Dig This” Magazine in UK

Now they have their latest album “Let’s Go”, which is one of their speeediest, with blazing hot playing galore. A live to tape concert of Cousin Harley performing gems from their new album direct from the BlueShore at Capilano University stage. Harkening back to the trio’s first album “Jukin”,  while cherry-picking the best of all seven albums that have preceded it, Let’s Go!, is the first album for which leader Paul Pigat penned every great tune.

Do you want to join their party? Let’s to join them in their living rooms the world over to experience guitar genius Pigat, drummer Jesse Cahill and stand-up Jeremy Holmes perform the new tunes and classic favourite. Also, Fiona Black will host this party.

If you are interested about their CD released party on November 26 at 8pm, Please visit capilanou.ca to learn more details.

In addition, the whole party performance will be online on VIMEO, and the price of a ticket to join them is $15.

BC Music Scene-A Christmas Carol

In 2020, we encountered many unusual difficulties. COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened our awareness of protection, hygiene and safety.  Although COVID-19 has not been completely rescued, i believe that as long as we are united enough, we will overcome it! Also, Christmas is coming, even if we can not hold large-scale gatherings like in previous years, we still have many new and fresh ways to celebrate.  Metro Theatre is thrilled to present A Christmas Carol-The Radio Play as our holiday show for this season instead of our Annual Traditional Christmas Pantomime. After 35 years of continuous performances, Christmas Pantomime has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

A Christmas Carol-The Radio Play an original work by writer Erik Gow. According to google, Erik Gow is a Vancouver actor, playwright, composer, and educator who lives and practices on the traditional, ancestral, territories of the Squamish, Selilwitulh, and Musqueam nations. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. When you walk into theatre t you’ll be drawn into this well loved story with dramatized, acoustic performances. The set is designed as a live 1940s radio broadcast and the actors fully costumed with unique props.And the play is directed by Chris Adams. This is the first time anything like this will be seen on the Metro Stage and this is the only Christmas Radio play in Vancouver this December. I’m excited and scared to direct such a show –  Panto’s I’ve directed and loved for many years – Radio Plays live on stage are a new beast and a new creation – But don’t worry, scary is good and often creates wonderfully creative art.” Director Chris Adam.

Tiny Tim

And our show will start from December 3, 2020 through to January 3, 2021. Also Evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Matinees at 2 pm. If you want to know more details, Please visit  metrotheatre.com.

BC Music Scene-Tom Jackson’s The Huron Carole

Tom Jackson will show his musical talent on December 11 at 7pm via ZOOM online, to release his youthful style. Welcome to join us then! Because of your participation, the memory will be more profound. As long as you join, this is the most unforgettable and precious memory.

Tom Jackson is not only an outstanding musician but also an actor and activist. The Essential Tom Jackson, released in 2018, highlights his unique talent as a folk-pop songwriter. He was also a tough actor, with credits ranging from black comedy thrillers “Cold Pursuit” and “60 North” to working with Eric Bana Olivia Wilde and Chris Kristofferson. To top it all off, his long Huron Carole Christmas tour contributed a combination of cash and in-kind worth $230 million to food Banks and shelters. It is worth mentioning that the concert is also one of several performances to raise money for local food Banks and home services. Let’s look forward to tonight’s contemporary and signature Christmas music, and how creatively crafted Tom Jackson managed to captivate audiences with feel-good Canadian music spanning more than 30 years.

Some activities have been postponed or cancelled due to coVID-19. At this time, the network broadcast not only reduces the risk of infection, but also allows us to enjoy the music feast at home without leaving home. It is worth mentioning that tickets are available at $15 and $25 respectively with VIP Zoom Reception. More details are available at Surrey.ca. Let’s buy tickets right now and enjoy the auditory feast with our families.

 

BC Music Scene-Amahl and the Night Visitors

As we know, because of the pandemic of COVID-19, All of large groups event have been postponed or cancelled. Also COVID-19 effects many music events or operas. The good news is that Vancouver Opera continues their digital 2020–2021 season with the premiere of the holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors. Since its first performance on Christmas Eve in 1951, this opera created by Gian Carlo Menotti has attracted widespread attention. According to Wikipedia, Gian Carlo Menotti was an Italian-American composer and librettist who wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste.

Also, Aahl and the Night Visitors is a very popular opera, which always warms the hearts of audiences around the world. This story talks about three Kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for shelter at the home of Amahl, a poor, crippled shepherd boy and his widowed mother. Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Wondrous Child and then a miracle happens.

Watching this opera with you won children at home must be the best choice for weekend nights. Imaging that you are lying on the sofa with your kids, and you are ready with snacks and popcorn, how warm it is to watch as a family. Amahl and the Night visitors will be online at 7:30pm on December 12, presented by Vancouver Opera. Don’t forget to watch it!!! The whole runtime is 45 minutes. If you want to know more details or watch the synopsis, Please visit digital.vancouveropera.ca/amahl-and-the-night-visitors/.