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Whether you’re looking for date-night ideas, free things to do or just something fun to do with the kids, you can’t go wrong with our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between Sept 14-20. Headlining this week’s picks is the opening of Science World’s new Creative Technology Gallery.
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Here are 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:
1. Science World: Creative Technology Gallery
When: Opens Sept. 18
Where: Science World, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Tickets and info: scienceworld.ca
Science World’s new Creative Technology Gallery blends science, technology and art. Visitors can explore three rooms centred on the themes of Dream, Build and Play, each with sound effects and music throughout. In the Dream space, a child’s bedroom changes settings in space, a forest and underwater. In Build, guests can play the role of creative technologist to become an environment designer, artistic director or character artist at three interactive stations featuring custom-developed scenes from Dauntless, a multiplayer videogame. In Play, visitors are immersed in the world of Dauntless through a full sensory experience with 360-degree projections of the environment.
2. Dumb Instrument Dance: Cobalt & Crone
When: Sept. 20-Sept. 24 and Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Morrow, 910 Richards St., Vancouver
Tickets: $25 at zeffy.com
In Cobalt & Crone, Ziyian Kwan and Shion Skye Carter perform an evening of new solo works. These performances for 25 audience members at a time are at Dumb Instrument Dance’s cultural space, Morrow. Stefan Nazarevih, who is Carter’s partner in the interdisciplinary duo Olive Theory, and guitarist Jo Hirabayashi provide original music.
3. Owl Hoot-Enanny
When: Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park, 20285 8th Ave., Langley
This all-ages free event features live music, a food truck, and activity stations that let visitors discover fun facts about owls and other grassland creatures. Here’s one fun fact: owl’s eyes are actually tubes.
4. Early Music Vancouver: Apollo e Dafne
When: Sept 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver
Tickets: From $35.75 at earlymusic.bc.ca
Early Music Vancouver’s 54th season, dubbed Luminescence, features works by Handel, Bach and Monteverdi as well as ancient music from North India, Persia and Afghanistan. The kickoff concert of the new season, features soprano Jacqueline Woodley, baritone Tyler Duncan, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Weimann performing Handel’s cantata Apollo e Dafne, adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
5. Moving in Time: A Journey of Rhythm
When: Sept. 15
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450-104 Ave., Surrey
Tickets: $25-35 at tickets.surrey.ca
Accompanied by Hardeep Chana on harmonium, tabla maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi performs an evening of Indian classical music. Samsi is a senior disciple of Allah Rakha, who himself was a frequent accompanist of Ravi Shankar. Well known for teaching and mentoring the next generation of tabla players, Samsi will share his knowledge “in conversation” Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at Program Room at Surrey Arts Centre: tickets $20.
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