Arts and Culture District BC Culture Days

Open Mic in the District

FRI Sept 29 6-8pm

Audain Art Centre Lobby

On September 29 from 6 to 8pm, come out to the Arts and Culture District at UBC to celebrate Culture Days in British Columbia. The Audain Art Centre lobby will be filled with food, musicians, comedians, spoken word poets, and artists for a spectacular open mic event right outside the AHVA Gallery. Sign up to perform or take it all in as an audience member, and be sure to check out the painting exhibition The Divinersin the gallery, featuring the work of UBC visual art alumni and curated by UBC faculty members Marina Roy and Phil McCrum. All are welcome to take part in the UBC Arts and Culture District celebration of Culture Days!

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Exhibition Tour of The Beautiful Brain

SAT Sept 30  1:30- 2pm & 3:30-4pm
Sun Oct 1  1:30-2pm & 3:30- 4pm
Belkin Art Gallery

Join us for a tour of “The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal”. The exhibition is the first North American museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), a Spanish pathologist, histologist and neuroscientist renowned for his discovery of neuron cells and their structure, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1906. Known as the father of modern neuroscience, Cajal was also an exceptional artist and studied as a teenager at the Academy of Arts in Huesca, Spain. He combined scientific and artistic skills to produce arresting drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities.

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BC Culture Days at MOA

SAT Sept 30  1:00- 1:30pm & 3:30-4pm
Sun Oct 1  1:00-1:30pm & 3:30- 4pm
Two free guided outdoor tours 1pm and 3:30pm. Stars outside, in front of the main museum entrance. This 30-minute tour features the museum’s outside exhibitions including the Susan Point House post, the many outdoor poles and the Haida House village.