Ballet and caviar? Who do you think you are, the queen?
November 1, 2021
Your weekly roundup of major city events including art exhibitions, local theater, restaurant openings, concerts, movies, markets and other things to do, I think you will love it. If you have an event in Vancouver that you would like to submit for review, send an email to [email protected]
Read on for this week’s lineup.
1. Dine like royalty at the Ancora Caviar Festival
November 2 to 22
Want to treat yourself this week? (Come on. You deserve it. You work very hard.) The annual Ancora Caviar Festival kicks off Tuesday in False Creek and the North Shore. The menu focused on fish roe combines Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. For example, the False Creek restaurant serves Carabinero tartare, made with Spanish red prawns marinated in leche de tigre, acevichado sauce and Northern Divine sturgeon caviar.
Credit: we are the same
2. Stream We the Same from the Cultch
November 3 to 7
This moving double tells the story of a mother and her six children who fled Vietnam in 1979, or rather the story that the mother shares with her daughter 40 years later. That implies survivors of pirate attacks, typhoons, famine and shipwrecks … all based on a true story). And you can watch it from the safety of your sofa.
When: From Wednesday November 3 to Sunday November 7
Or: Streamed live from Cultch
Cost: From $ 29
More information: thecultch.com
Credit: Ibeji Project, by Stephen Tayo (Nigeria), 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
3. Visit the MOA’s most recent exhibition
November 4 to March 22, 2022
This new exhibition features works from Vancouver and Nigeria and explores the relationship between African art and Black Canadian art. Don’t miss Chantal Gibson’s local multimedia installation, Memory, which features 2,000 souvenir spoons from countries around the world.
Credit: Ballet BC Dancer Anna Bekirova, photo by Marcus Eriksson.
4. See Ballet BC’s return to the stage
November 4 to 6
For the first time since the start of 2020, Ballet BC dancers are dressing and taking to the stage. This week’s performance is called Unfold + Give, and presents three world premieres by Canadian artists: Stadium, choreographed by Ethan Colangelo from Toronto, After we shine by Vancouver’s Company 605 and Lean-to by Vancouver choreographer Lesley Telford. It is also a great evening for the artistic director Medhi Walerski: his piece, GARDEN, will see the scene live for the first time.
Credit: What flowers do they bloom
5. Watch the Vancouver Asian Film Festival
November 4 to 13
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival will run both online and in person over the next two weeks – check the schedule here. One program that thrills us is the Elimin8Hate movie collection, this Sunday. It includes three films (including What flowers they bloom, a local film by director C. Hudson Hwang, pictured above) and a panel all tackling anti-Asian racism. The moderation of the panel is another local cartoonist Zoe Si (we’re big fans, check out her doodles here).