December 7, 2023


Arts Eternal

35 things to do in Vancouver this week, July 11 to 15

MONDAY: Cola, a new band featuring former Ought members Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy, plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

MONDAY: the Vancouver Friends for Life Society presents Aurora, its annual outdoor gala and fundraiser, on the rooftop garden of the Vancouver Club

Screening of Rude Boy at the Cinematheque.

MONDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Rude Boy, a documentary about seventies punk-rock in England, focusing on the Clash.

MONDAY TO FRIDAYThe Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a new exhibition running at the Vancouver Art Gallery until October 23, surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world.

Olivia C. Davies’s work is featured at Dancing on the Edge.
Dayna Szyndrowski

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the 34th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival features world premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from contemporary choreographers at the Firehall Arts Centre and Scotiabank Dance Centre.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: new exhibition T. rex: the Ultimate Predator reveals the story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through life-sized models, fossil casts, and engaging interactives. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2023 at Science World

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the travelling exhibition Boarder X until October.

MONDAY TO FRIDAYEverything Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruftone of the Capture Photography Festival’s featured exhibitions, runs until September 11 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Uninvited is showing at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

MONDAY TO FRIDAYUninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment gathers more than 200 works of art by a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers, and sculptors. Running until January 8, 2023, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

TUESDAY: Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founding members of the Blues Band, perform an acoustic set at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James on their farewell tour.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: showing at the Museum of Anthropology of UBC until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, which showcases the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAYWe Were So Far Away is a travelling exhibition, showing at the Vancouver Maritime Museum until November 27, that uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents performances at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31 of Kinky Boots, a Tony Award–winning musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Hillsboro Hops in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Drag icon BenDaLeCreme performs at the Vogue.

WEDNESDAY: global drag icon BenDeLaCreme presents her latest narrative cabaret show at the Vogue Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: local post-punk band the Haptics plays the Roxy Cabaret.

WEDNESDAY: Speakeasy Standup Comedy features standup by headliner Colin Sharp at Addah.

WEDNESDAY: Seattle indie-folk band Fleet Foxes plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guest Tim Bernardes.

WEDNESDAYSeagrass Music Society presents a free classical-piano recital by Róisín Adams at Clark Park as part of the Piano Diaries series.

The VSO performs to a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Symphony performs along to a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at the Orpheum Theatre.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYGhosts of the Machine, a new exhibition curated by Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology, and ecology, runs until August 14 at the Polygon Gallery.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Bill Reid Gallery presents the exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel, which examines the work of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, until March 19, 2023.

THURSDAY: the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs a free outdoor concert of classics and popular works at Jack Poole Plaza.

THURSDAY: join a free noon-hour webinar with Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters about Palestine solidarity on Canadian campuses.

Jason Mraz plays the Queen E.

THURSDAY: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs material from Lalalalovesongs, his collection of iconic ballads, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

THURSDAY: Vancouver Story Slam features 10 storytellers sharing unique, original stories at Hero’s Welcome.

THURSDAY: Can’t Contain Comedy is a standup-comedy showcase headlined by Michaela Chung at Container Brewing Ltd.

THURSDAY: MSG Comedy features standup by Aaron Read, Joanne Tsung, Milton Ng, Randee Neumeyer, Sasha Mark, and Julie Kim, with hosts Tin Lorica and Matty Vu, at Cold Tea Restaurant.

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: glint features new dance works by Erika Mitsuhashi, Francesca Frewer, and Alexa Mardon at the Dance Centre as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival.

Horsegirl plays the WISE Hall.

FRIDAY: Chicago rock trio Horsegirl plays the WISE Hall, with guests Dummy.

FRIDAY: drummer and supporting vocalist of Bon Iver, S. Carey, plays the Fox Cabaret, with guest Courtney Hartman.

FRIDAY: Root Dwellers Showcase at the ANZA Club features musical performances by headliner Mikey Jose, Rebecca Sichon, and Mar Emanuel.

FRIDAY: Indian film composer, record producer, and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman performs at the Abbotsford Centre.

FRIDAY: opening night of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival features performances by Taj Mahal, Robben Ford, and Frazey Ford at Jericho Beach Park.

Late-night screening at the Rio of the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street.

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street.



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