Grand Ballroom FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Friday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:28am PDT
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The Vancouver Art Gallery‘s popular adults-only Friday night FUSE event, which takes place only three times annually, is coming up again on July 19th. The theme is Grand Ballroom FUSE, inspired by the current Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life exhibit. This summer edition of the event series will feature a multi-room party with performers, installations, projections, and DJs inside the art gallery.

Grand Ballroom FUSE

In honour of VIVA Vancouver’s new summertime plaza, “Corduroy Road” on Robson between Hornby and Howe, there will be special treats outside the gallery during FUSE as well, along with food carts. Other features of Grand Ballroom FUSE are:

  • Contemporary dance artists House of La Douche, Waacouture and choreographer Jojo Zolina perform in the Gallery and on Robson Street in conjunction with VIVA Vancouver.
  • DJs Cherchez La Femme and friends, on Robson Street in conjunction with VIVA Vancouver.
  • 2 FUSE Lounges: One outdoors on Robson Plaza by the patio bar, and one indoor with Paul Wong’s ambient Art Bar featuring signature projections and DJs.
  • Psychedelic, experimental sounds by Vancouver-based band Von Bingen in the 4th floor rooftop pavilion.
  • Ambient art rock music from Victoria’s Freak Heat Waves in the 4th floor rooftop pavilion.
  • Spectacular projections in the rotunda by H Four, and an unforgettable performance by opera singer Jessica Lalonde, with synthesizer by Juno-Award winning composer Chris Gestrin.
  • A roving, interactive dance collaborative by Kinesis Dance on the 1st and 2nd floors… and more!

Those who attend FUSE also get access to exhibits like Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life; Persuasive Visions: 17th Century Dutch & Flemish Masterworks and Contemporary Reflections; Martin Honert; Portraits in Time; James Hart: The Dance Screen; and In Dialogue with Carr: Gareth Moore – Allochthonous Window.

FUSE will run from 8:00pm until 1:00am on Friday, July 19, 2013. Tickets are just $20, or free for Vancouver Art Gallery members. If you would like to attend, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @VanArtGallery’s Grand Ballroom FUSE from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Must be 19+ to enter and attend. Please enjoy responsibly.

Update The winner is Kate!

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  1. Ashley says:

    Would love to attend this event and bring a friend!

  2. David Theduy nguyen says:

    I missed it last time

  3. luc says:

    Never been to a ballroom!

  4. Diane says:

    This sounds like a marvellous event.

  5. Shawn R says:

    This sounds great. Count me in.

  6. jennifer says:

    would love to win!!!

  7. Jen says:

    This sounds amazing! Looking forward to an interesting mix of people, location and arts…

  8. George says:

    Sounds fun

  9. Max says:

    Sure, absolutely what a great weekender that would make. Love to see the Grand Hotel exhibition for sure.

  10. Paul Bennett says:

    Looks to be a blast! I love FUSE!

  11. amanda gutmanis says:

    would love to come shake a tailfeather!

  12. Sanaz says:

    I would love to win these tickets!

  13. Clare says:

    Art lovers unite! Haven’t yet been to a FUSE before.

  14. Kim says:

    I love Fuse!

  15. Kyle says:

    This sounds like so much fun!

  16. Sophia says:

    It’ll be my first time at the event. Looking forward to it! 🙂

  17. Melissa says:

    Been craving an event like this! Would love to win tickets, although even if I don’t, I would still pay the $20!

  18. Andrea says:

    In for the win!

  19. Arlene. says:

    This sounds (reads?) like a fabulous event. I’d love to be there.

  20. Arlene. says:

    This sounds like a fabulous event.

  21. Heidi says:

    What a great night – thanks!

  22. Gillian Pearson says:

    I can’t wait – I have a member’s ticket and need more for friends!

  23. Katie says:

    Can’t wait!!!!

  24. Alpha says:

    This is such an amazing event, I would love to attend!

  25. Minori says:

    I am looking forward to this special Fuse evening!

  26. Phy says:

    Sounds like fun!

  27. Tracy says:

    Sounds like a very fun night!

  28. Kelvin says:

    I would totally love to attend this event.
    Only been here for 3 months and It would be great to mingle and have some fun.

  29. Cameron says:

    I would love to attend this event! FUSE nights are not to be missed.

  30. Mary Rose says:

    this would be so much fun!

  31. lor says:

    looks great!

  32. Lucie B says:

    Love this event- super fun!

  33. Eileen says:

    Sounds like it’d be an interesting night

  34. Ghazal says:

    This sounds like such an incredible experience. Would love to go. I didn’t even know something like this existed!

  35. Sandra J says:

    I was hoping to attend.

  36. parker says:

    I haven’t been to FUSE in a while – would be fabulous to go!!

  37. rj says:

    Sounds like a good time!

  38. G says:

    Would love to win!!

  39. Maureen says:

    FUSE appears fun!

  40. Sita says:

    This sounds like fun!

  41. Karm says:

    Been wanting to see this exhibit, and seeing it at an event with drinks and live music is an added bonus! Geez, who knew Vancouver could be so cool 😉

  42. VL says:

    Love going to FUSE nights!

  43. stacey says:

    Love FUSE and this one sounds amazing! would love to go!

  44. wono99 says:

    have never been, would love to check it out.

  45. Tannis says:

    Best event in town!

  46. Lianna says:

    Yummy. I am so wanting to go.

  47. Hxxx says:

    Getting ready to party like the Chelsea Girls! 🙂

  48. Shelby says:


  49. jen says:

    awesome! would love to go!!

  50. Colm B says:

    In it to win it

  51. k says:

    Pick me, I would love to attend 🙂

  52. Paula says:

    Would love to check this out!

  53. Kathleen says:

    would love to attend!

  54. I would love to bring my partner to this!

  55. ho says:

    Sounds like a fun night out

  56. Kate says:

    Sounds like so much fun. I’d love to win a pair of tickets!

  57. mckenzie says:

    Wow I’d love to go to this

  58. Karen says:

    The FUSE events are great … I’m really looking forward to this one!

  59. Maggie May says:

    Sounds enchanting! would love to attend!

  60. Glenda says:

    Sounds very interesting!

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