Happenings: Week of September 22nd, 2014

The rain has descended and it seems like the summer has left us.  Here are some suitable indoor activities to colour your world this week.

Bau-xi Gallery

Add some colour to the rainy days by visiting Bau-xi Gallery. This is the last week to catch Bratsa Bonifacho solo exhibition on until September 27th. Bonifacho's abstract works are heavily textured and deep with layers of vivid colour. 

The Stanley Theatre

4000 Miles continues at the Stanley to October 12th.

Nathan Barrett & Nicola Cavendish. Photo by David Cooper.

Nathan Barrett & Nicola Cavendish. Photo by David Cooper.

Nicola Cavendish stars in this touching, vividly rendered story about a sprightly 91-year-old New Yorker and her 21-year-old grandson. Leo, who has just cycled across the country, shows up unannounced on Vera’s doorstep with a bike, no money, and nowhere to go. In time, these unlikely roommates stop squabbling and, with humour and compassion, help each other navigate their changing worlds.

Tickets available from Arts Club.

 

 

 

Museum of Vancouver

A stone's through from South Granville, fashionistas and history buffs will enjoy MOV's latest exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing, which examines the transformation of Women's Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibition features  rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing that reflects how WWII changed society. 

Balenciaga Evening Dress. Balenciaga referred to the shape of the skirt in this dress as the peacock line. Photo by Tonya Goehring, Post Photography.

Balenciaga Evening Dress. Balenciaga referred to the shape of the skirt in this dress as the peacock line.

Photo by Tonya Goehring, Post Photography.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke—the team that created Art Deco Chic—and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 historic garments and accessories. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli. Bring the glamour back I say.

Find location, ticket and timetable information here