Have you heard of Culture Days? It’s a special weekend of free arts and culture activities that happens in over 900 cities and towns across Canada during the last weekend of September every year. Culture Days returns to the North Shore for the 9th year this September 29 to October 1, 2017 and features over 60 events happening in seven neighbourhood hubs across the Shore.
It’s a chance for you to go behind the stage of a local theatres, create your own art at local art studios, try a new musical instrument and so much more. From painting your own small canvas or upcycling trash to treasure, to singing broadway songs with a choir or taking in some stand up comedy, there truly is something for everyone to participate in.
- It’s free
Not everything in life is free but every event on Culture Days Weekend is! Try everything from Girls With Grit to Open Mic Nights and art demos.
- Everyone is welcome
If you are interested in arts and culture, this is the weekend for you! People of all ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This weekend is about experiencing art as a community. Get ready to see arts and culture popping up all over the Shore.
- You can try something new
There are a variety of try it demos happening over the course of the weekend. For example, you can stop by the pottery studio at Parkgate and try your hand with some clay creations. The event choices are endless.
- You can explore your community
The Culture Days events happen in a variety of neighbourhoods across the North Shore. There are 7 community hubs to explore and the event listings are categorized by hub to make it easy for you to plan your activities.
- You can expand your knowledge
Culture Days brings together art and culture from a variety of different disciplines and cultures. Learn how others explore arts and culture by attending the events. Check out the Stand Up Comedy Show about mental health or try a dance move at the Dances of Polynesia with the Spirit of the South Seas Dancers.