This week our picks include a new solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, the return of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and a new concert from Cor Flamme.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Maybe one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets, the Contemporary Art Gallery on the edges of Yaletown presents a major solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Mungo Thomson. Time, People, Money, Crickets (until Aug 30) brings together a survey of Thomson’s work produced during the past five years.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The Vancouver Folk Music Festival (Jul 17-19) is back at Jericho Beach Park for its 38th edition featuring roster of over 60 music acts from 15 countries, 10 US states, and 7 provinces and territories. Artists performing this year include singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson, Benin’s Angéique Kidjo, the bluegrass/folk/rock sounds of Duluth, Minnesota’s Trampled by Turtles, blues from Philly’s Son Little, and country rock from Georgia’s Phosphorescent.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Cor Flammae, Canada’s first queer classical chorus, presents Fallen Angels: Sacred + Profane Works (Jul 17 & 18), a collection of pieces by queer composers explored in venues that delve into the complex relationship between sexuality and spirituality.