Don’t give up on our Raincouver summer just yet! The Museum of Vancouver’s summer schedule of exhibits and events will keep you and your out-of-town guests forgetting about that golden disk missing from the summer sky in no time.

Bhangra Me photo by Maurice Li
[Bhangra.Me photo by Maurice Li]

Dance. MOV’s feature exhibition, Vancouver’s Bhangra Story, is the perfect escape from cold, damp weather. Dance, play instruments, and learn about vibrant South Asian culture in this interactive, multimedia-based exhibit.  

Bhangra Me music history wall

Laugh. Vancouver has several exciting programs for adults this summer:

Livepod: Visions of Vancouver with Pi Theatre, workshop readings of new plays in the spirit of New York I Love You and Paris Je t’aime. July 28 at 1:00 p.m. Curator Talk & Tour, a behind-the-scenes tour of this groundbreaking exhibit, with curator Viviane Gosselin. August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
KENtalks: a live comedy lecture series featuring Vancouver’s funniest humans sharing hilarious ideas about ordinary life. Presented with CBC Radio and Pike. August 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Nosh. After reliving the city’s past at MOV’s History Galleries, head to one of Kitsilano’s many celebrated eateries along Cornwall or West 4th. Lots of heated patios and blankets in lieu of sunshine.

[Photo credit: karitickle on Flickr]
Contemplate. Grab a coffee and head to MOV’s new studio exhibit, Chosen Family Portraits. Opening August 2, Chosen Family Portraits is a photography and video exhibit showcasing the unique and dynamic family relationships of Vancouver’s lesbian, gay, transgender and queer communities, and their Chosen Family.

From Family Portraits exhibit

In partnership with Queer Film Festival and Options for Sexual Health.

Play. And when the sun does come back, head to Kits Beach for sandcastles and volleyball before coming inside to cool off in our air conditioned galleries.

kits beach 1

For kids, there’s our dress-up box of fun clothes from Vancouver’s past, and a Bhangra Sound Lab in the exhibit where they can learn how to play traditional Indian instruments such as the dhol drum and harmonium.

Bhangra Me instruments

MOV is located at 1100 Chestnut Street in Kits Point, Vancouver. Opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm every day; the museum stays open till 8 pm on Thursdays.

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