darkMountains at Vancouver Special – beginning March 11
Vancouver-based mixed media artist Dina González Mascaró will be exhibiting drawings from her latest series, DARK, at eclectic Mount Pleasant household decor shop, Vancouver Special. DGM’s work fluctuates between art, jewellery, sculpture and furniture. darkMountains, a collection of charcoal and graphite drawings, was inspired by mountains, caves, structures and loss.
Canadian superstar and recent Grammy-award winner, Justin Beiber will be singing to a love-crazed crowd at Rogers Arena this week. Three tracks from Beiber’s latest album, Purpose, are currently listed on the American Top 40, with Love Yourself claiming the No. 1 spot for the last two weeks of February. Born and raised in London, Ontario, Bieber first took the world by storm in 2009 at the age of 15 with his debut EP My World.
The Vancouver Art Gallery’s next Out For Lunch midday concert features violinist Van Le performing Strauss’s Violin Sonata and Ravel’s Tzigane with pianist Richard Epp. A current Masters student at the University of British Columbia, Le is a celebrated performer and active teacher. The lunch hour concert series is included in gallery admission or membership.
Local sports fans have no doubt been disappointed by the Canucks this season, but luckily Major League Soccer starts up this week to distract us. The Whitecaps play their season opener this week against the Montreal Impact at BC Place Stadium. Join the league’s loudest and most loyal fanbase, the Southsiders, for their pre-game parade from Doolin’s pub through the streets of downtown.
Join the Vancouver Opera for the emotional story of an American naval officer and Japanese geisha at the turn of the 20th century. Pleasure-seeking Pinkerton marries his young “butterfly” while living in Nagasaki, but soon abandons her when the relationship loses its initial enchantment. When he returns years later to reclaim their child, the devoted Butterfly is devastated and responds by making a supreme sacrifice.
Tickets starting at $45
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton
Get your family excited about art at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s next Family FUSE Weekend. A diverse range of performances and hands-on activities bring the groundbreaking MashUp exhibition to life. Meet artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators at various sessions taking place throughout the gallery, including hip-hop workshops, collage technique classes and experimental electronic music and video performances.
Included in gallery admission/membership
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street
Inspired by a frugal upbringing, Scottish-born Maris MacDonald has always had a knack for finding and repurposing old treasures. The Déjà Vu Vintage Market was established to give her and fellow local vendors a venue to share home and garden decor, antiques, collectables, jewellery and handmade gifts. The market circulates between various turn-of-the-century buildings, with this weekend’s event taking place at the Lonsdale Shipyards in North Vancouver.
$5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Shipyards, foot of Lonsdale Avenue
Born and raised in Kelowna, Haley fell in love with the West Coast while studying English Literature at UBC. Remaining true to her Okanagan upbringing, she still feels most at home on a golf course or by the water.