A Louis Vuitton exhibition and other “cultural things” to do this month
Because we all need a little more “culture” in our lives, here’s your one-stop list for everything worth seeing and doing in the month of November.
After winding its way across Europe and Asia, Louis Vuitton’s Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibit is worth a trip stateside. In New York from October 27 to January 7, it’s a deep dive into the venerable brand’s history (starting with the trunks, still the most luxuriously over-the-top travel item). Bonus Canadian connection: Renowned stager Robert Carsen designed the thematic space. Sneak peak in the image above!
A dance performance:
The Red Sky Performance contemporary indigenous dance company has three new works premiering this fall. We asked founder Sandra Laronde for a preview of one, Backbone, which is at the Canadian Stage in Toronto from November 2 to 12. “It’s about the electricity, the impulses and the dynamism of the earth’s spine, which is the Canadian and American Rockies and the Andes. Mountains are often perceived as being inanimate or just for human viewing consumption, a postcard, but they’re so much more than that. People who have seen it say to me ‘I don’t know how dancers can move like that and still be alive’ or ‘I never saw a back dance before,’ and then they say ‘I can really feel my spine.’ That’s wonderful because they’re making the connection between us and our earth mother. All of our works are about creating those kinds of stories of sustenance that nourish people’s hearts and minds.”
Call Me By Your Name was easily one of the most buzzed about films of TIFF 2017, and we can’t wait for you all to see why when it gets a wide theatrical release on November 26. It’s a period (the 1980’s) love story about a seventeen year old boy’s romance with the slightly older (mid 20s?) grad student working for his father. Starring Armie Hammer and Timothy Chalamet, it’s set in somewhere vaguely Italian during the summer time, and it’s just the sort of yearning-ly lovely thing to watch in the grey days before the holidays.
Naomi Alderman makes chilling, gripping magic out of what we imagine is an idle fantasy indulged occasionally (or often) by many a put-upon woman: What if the female sex, seemingly out of nowhere, were to develop the ability to fell men with the zap of a finger? Winner of the prestigious Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, this thinking woman’s science fiction comes with the Atwood seal of approval. Prepare to be moved, absorbed and, yes, a little bit shocked by The Power.