EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 22

Sunday, May 22, 12-3pm
Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
at Davie & Pacific
It’s free to attend! No registration required.

CPR Engine 374 pulled the first trans-continental passenger train into the Vancouver terminal 135 years ago. Join community members and Engine 374 for its annual trip to the Turntable Plaza, and celebrate with free birthday cake, fun activities, speeches, and the always popular Little Mountain Brass Band.

February to April

A climate change arts residency with youth

February to April 2022 Feb-Apr 2022
Program details on the Roundhouse blog
Contact

Invitation and Registration for Climate Change Youth Film and Video Residency

REGISTER

Once you have registered you will receive an email with instructions and a WEBEX link to the first online SCRIPTWRITING SESSION starting Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Did you miss the info session? Watch the 15-minute, edited version of the session on YouTube!

This residency invites youth to take back the narrative of climate change through multi-media storytelling. The climate crisis is happening here and now. Youth explore fiction scriptwriting to tell their stories in preparation for a 48-hour film production challenge. Guided by a team of writers and filmmakers invested in the idea that we need new stories to help us navigate the uncertainty and chaos of the climate crisis, giving us the courage to act.

PART I
Scriptwriting Tuesdays February 8 – March 8, 6 – 7:30 pm online webex – invitation to webex

PART II
Production Workshops: Moberly Fieldhouse Saturdays March 5 – 19, 1 – 4pm (Sundays if better)
March 5 Pre-cinema processes (direct animation, cyanotypes, flipbooks)
March 12 Analog Film (Super 8 cinematography & hand processing)
March 19 Digital Film (digital cinematography, lighting, sound)

PART III
FILM VIDEO/SHOOTS
March 27 – studio shoot *green screen” Roundhouse Community Centre
April 2 and 3 – 48 hour Film Shoot – : Moberly Arts Centre, locations TBC
April – editing
April 22 – Earth Day and various community centres
May 1 – 7 – BC Youth Week – screening, script reading and panel discussions (May 5, 6, 7)

A Vancouver Park Board Residency project with TV writer Carmiel Banasky and filmmakers Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr of Echo Park Film Centre North from Moberly Park Fieldhouse.

Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15

A Roundhouse partnership with Vancouver Ikebana Association

Saturday, May 14, 11am-4pm
Sunday, May 15, 10am-3pm
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS By donation at the door | $20/person for workshops (registration required)
INFO | vancouver-ikebana.ca | Facebook | Instagram @vancouverikebana

The Vancouver Ikebana Association presents their 2022 Spring Show featuring Japanese floral arrangements and demonstrations by master instructors. Participate in a workshop and take home your own beautiful creation!

Supported by ExplorASIAN

Photo credit: Free-style Arrangement. VanIkebana. Photo and arrangement by Cecily Chang of Ikenobo School.

Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, July 31

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

Time moves slowly as I lay still
An installation by Kirsten Hatfield
WINDOW Gallery
Free
INFO kirstenhatfield.com | vancaf.com

“Time moves slowly as I lay still is an abstract non-linear comic that explores ideas around grief, isolation and accessibility. This piece explores my relationship with the temporal non-linear nature of disability, chronic illness and healing. 

The process of grieving one’s health is an especially isolating one. When you’re sick you grieve alone, it’s like grieving the loss of a loved one only that loved one is you. All your hopes, dreams, goals and who you used to be are forever altered. You don’t get to forget for a moment because the illness and pain in your body is a constant reminder. Only you don’t receive the support and community that occurs when there is a death, because to them you are still living. Not only is it emotionally isolating but with my illness I physically have to be alone in a quiet dark space to rest; too sick to read or look at a screen, but also too sick to sleep. 

Grief, healing, and illness are all non-linear experiences that are constantly fluctuating. I wanted the viewer to read this comic in a similar way. I approached this series from a more illustrative lens than I would typically approach paintings. I used positive and negative shapes of the same forms to express the loss of joy and access to joy that happened when I became ill. The negative shapes represent ‘ghosts’ of what could have been. Through the repetitive use of these defined forms and painted veils abstracting the viewer’s eye I aim to produce a feeling of inaccessible barriers.” – Kirsten Hatfield, 2022


WINDOW Gallery is a Roundhouse exhibition space located near our Pacific Avenue entrance. The space is for artists who explore the links between community and creativity in their work. Exhibiting artists consider the context and setting of this window in the work that they propose, and explore ideas around ‘looking in’.

Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22

A Roundhouse partnership with Vancouver Comic Arts Association

Sat May 21 – Sun May 22, 10am-5pm
Exhibition Hall, Gymnasium, Performance Centre, various small rooms
INFO vancaf.org |

Celebrate comics and graphic novels at this exhibition and vendor fair with hundreds of creators from around the world, featuring readings, panels, and workshops. The festival seeks to support Vancouver comics, encouraging local creators and stories.

Sponsored by Capilano University’s Animation Program, Langara, Raincoast Books, Pulp Fiction, Creative BC, Lucky’s Comics, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Consulate General of France, Consulate General of Italy, Consulate General of Japan, Consulate General of Switzerland, Goethe Institute, Europe Comics, Alliance Francaise, UBC’s Creative Writing Program, Black Medicine Tattoo, SFU Woodwards, Golden Age Collectables, Toronto Comic Art Festival, Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund, Club Card Printing, BC Gaming, James Black Gallery, Mint Records, BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.

Friday, May 27 – Saturday, May 28

A Roundhouse partnership with New Works

Fri May 27 – Sat May 28, times at newworks.ca
TICKETS Pay what you can
INFO at newworks.ca | salomenieto.com

Integrating Butoh with elements of storytelling and illustration, Impermanent Flower, by Salome Nieto, is a performance piece that explores ideas of happiness, impermanence, and beauty. It is inspired by the wilting flower, a prominent image in Butoh that reminds us that the beauty of the flower is not on its blossom but in the process of dying.

Butoh Workshop
Sat May 28, 10am-2pm, Free

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, the KW Studios, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, and New Works. Special thanks to Barbara Bourget, Lina De Guevara and Timothy Gosley, Ruth McIntosh, and Nicole Vieira. This piece is dedicated to Fernando and Gael in memory of their mom, Violeta.

Salome Nieto gratefully acknowledges that this work was created on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking peoples and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations and will be performed on the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Sunday, May 29

Sun May 29, 2pm
Performance Centre
TICKETS$30, children free, purchase at Barry Greenfield website (click Add to Cart button mid-page, and follow prompts)
INFO at Barry Greenfield website | Seating is limited. Safety is in full effect.

The 70th birthday gig of 2020 is finally happening (2 years later)! Join Barry, with special guests Lori Greenfield & Larry Hennessey for a live, in-person concert.

“I’ve seen you play with passion and feeling before, but the burbling emotion underlying certain songs was never as visible as it was last night. “This Blue” reached out and brought us all into your vehicle with you as you drove through the boroughs of disintegrated love and despair. You shared the heights that accompany family and friendship, and this touched us all. You tapped into the fertile place from which the words sprang and permitted you to re-express it for us….Live. The entire show contained everything I enjoy about the live music experience. It told a story (or stories), and it was intimate. Thanks so much.”

Thursday, June 2 – Friday, June 3 

A Roundhouse partnership with Vancouver Improvised Arts Society

Concert
Fri Jun 3, 5-10pm
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS $10 ages 0-12 | $15 ages 12-18 and 65+ | $20 general admission | eventbrite.ca/e/250576831047
INFO | improvisedarts.ca

Listen, Listen is a one-day multidisciplinary festival celebrating improvised arts sparked from joyful spontaneous play. Featuring musicians, dancers, performance artists, and visual artists, this collaboration between artists of different backgrounds, influences, and styles showcases some of Vancouver’s finest.

Listening Workshop
Thu Jun 2, 7-8pm
Exhibition Hall
Free

Journey through participatory exercises designed to explore the difference between hearing and listening.

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, and the Roundhouse.

Tuesday, June 14 

A Roundhouse partnership with VACT

Tue Jun 14
INFO vact.ca

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre is excited to present a workshop reading of a brand new play chosen from the first phase of the MSG Lab New Play Development program. Featuring an emerging Asian Canadian playwright together with a dramaturg from Playwrights Theatre Centre, the audience has an opportunity to take part in the play’s creative process through a presentation of the new work in progress and moderated Q&A with the writer and cast.

Wednesday, June 15 

A Roundhouse special event

Wed Jun 15, 12-3pm
Turntable Plaza
INFO 604-713-1800

Join us on the Turntable Plaza for a community BBQ where local community businesses and partners come together to celebrate the Yaletown community.

Saturday, June 18 – Tuesday June 28

A Roundhouse partnership with Pride in Art Society

Sat Jun 18 – Tue Jun 28
Exhibition Hall | Performance Centre
TICKETS $0-40 at queerartsfestival.com | Concession pricing, flex passes available
INFO queerartsfestival.com | Facebook Twitter Instagram 

Queer Arts Festival 2022 explores what keep us up at night, those flickering movements seen from the corner of our eye, and those darker aspects of our experiences and desires. Festival highlights include Disappearing Act, a visual art exhibition curated by New Delhi-based Adwait Singh; Montreal’s Gabriel Dharmoo presenting his drag alter-ego Bijuriya; Sujit Vaidya’s sensuous Breathe in the Fragrance; and the virtuosic solo show Catalina La O by JK JK – winner of the 2020 Fringe New Play Prize.

Sunday, July 17

A Vancouver Park Board residency

Sun Jul 17
Exhibition Hall | Various Vancouver parks
Free

How many times in our busy lives do we ever stop to just listen? Listen to the sounds around us, listen to our inner voice, listen to nature or listen to our family and friends talk. Nowadays, nobody seems to have the time to listen because they are just rushing through everything. Listening is an art that requires patience, and to remind people of its benefits. The day is hosted by the World Listening Project in honour of renowned Canadian composer, music educator, and author, the late R. Murray Schafer, who was born on July 18, 1933. – India.com

The Roundhouse marks this celebration with concerts, soundwalks, and family picnics in honour of Murray Schafer – to engage in the art of noticing with our ears.

Tuesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 14

A Roundhouse partnership with Filipino Music & Art Foundation in BC

Tue Aug 9 – Sun Aug 14
Exhibition Hall
Free
INFO |

Engage with a collective body of original works by Filipino and Filipino-Canadian artists and heighten your awareness of creative and artistic talent from the Philippines, including Danvic Briones, Tessie Dichupa, Edgardo Lantin, Lenore RS Lim, Esmie Gayo McLaren, and Bert Monterona.

Sunday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 31

A Roundhouse partnership with Group of Five Photographers

Sun Aug 28 – Wed Aug 31
Exhibition Hall
Free
INFO j

Travel to the interior of BC and beyond, engaging with the people and places through the inquisitive eyes of photography enthusiasts Ben Chan, Yui Hung Cheng, Jonathan Lau, John Leung, and William Zhou.

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