This week we celebrate the arts at the annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival, support A Loving Spoonful through Project Empty Bowl, and take to the Broadway stage with Burstin’ with Broadway.
The Vancouver International Children’s Festival (May 30-Jun 5) gets underway on Granville Island with seven days of performances from around the globe for kids and families of all ages. Acrobatics, puppetry, theater, music and plenty of arts activities make this annual celebration filled with surprises. Photo by Amanda Russell.
Since its inception, A Loving Spoonful’s Project Empty Bowl (Jun 2) has helped to feed thousands of individuals with HIV/AIDS. At this unique fundraiser, each guest is provided a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl created by a local artist. The bowl is then filled by the chefs of the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, and at the end of the evening, the now empty bowl, is yours to keep as a reminder of the continuing hunger within our community. This year’s Project Empty Bowl features the work of Vancouver artist Stewart Stephenson (image above).
Okay, this one might be a bit of a stereotype but we’ve yet to meet a gay man who doesn’t like a few Broadway show tunes now and then. 155 singers, dancers, and actors join a live six-piece band in On Broadway (Jun 4) this latest offering from Burstin’ with Broadway. Promising a journey through e decades of Broadway music it is designed to lift your spirits and send you home with a beat in your feet and a song in your heart. Photo: Burstin’ with Broadway / Facebook.