November 30, 2023


Arts Eternal

35 things to do in Vancouver this week, July 25 to 29

MONDAY: New Zealand Indie-pop band the Beths plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guest Rosie Tucker.

MONDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Gordon Parks Jr.’s 1972 Blaxploitation flick Super Fly as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.

MONDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Michael Tonkin’s audacious 1991 film The Rapture, starring Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny.

MONDAY: Prism Break Comedy is a standup show at the Forge featuring nine comedians of a various races, cultures, and sexual/gender identities.

Martin Barre plays Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre.

MONDAY: Ghostfinger Productions presents legendary rock guitarist Martin Barre performing Jethro Tull’s Aqualung album in its entirety at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre.

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.

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 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.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Pride Society presents the Vancouver Pride Festival, celebrating the city’s 2SLGBTQAI+ communities with numerous events leading up to the Pride Parade on Sunday.

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

Theatre Under the Stars is at Malkin Bowl.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: Theatre Under the Stars presents performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings to August 27 at Malkin Bowl.

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.

TUESDAY: Boston-based slowcore trio Horse Jumper of Love plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Strange Ranger and Cryogeyser.

TUESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.

TUESDAY: Texas indie-rock band Spoon plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Widowspeak.

TUESDAY: folk-rock singer-songwriter from England, David Gray, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

TUESDAY: Early Music Vancouver presents Rondeau, a fundraising dinner and performance at UBC’s Sage Bistro featuring Vancouver’s poet laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam and musicians Lucas Harris, David Greenberg, and David McGuinness.

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.

The Pacific Baroque Orchestra performs at the Chan Centre.

WEDNESDAY: the Pacific Baroque Orchestra performs Handel’s Water Music at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Ebb and Flow, the opening concert of the 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival.

WEDNESDAY: Montreal indie-rockers the Besnard Lakes play the Wise Hall, with guests Blessed from Abbotsford.

WEDNESDAY: Swedish heavy-metal band Avatar plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests Light the Torch.

WEDNESDAY: Australian folk, rock, and blues singer-songwriter Kim Churchill plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

Deliverance screens at the VIFF Centre.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director John Boorman’s 1972 thriller Deliverance as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.

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 Bach Festival explores the repertoire of Scottish tunes and their relationship with other traditions in A Curious Collection of Tunes at Christ Church Cathedral.

THURSDAY: Jazz on the Porch is a free outdoor concert at Roedde House Museum featuring saxophonist Cory Weeds and singer-pianist Champian Fulton.

The Thing screens at the Rio.

THURSDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, starring Kurt Russell.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents performances at the Granville Island Stage of Made In Italy, about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta.

FRIDAY: Vancouver comedian Maddy Kelly is featured at Comedy Here’s Often‘s monthly standup showcase at 604 Studios.

FRIDAY: as part of the Vancouver Bach Festival, Ensemble Arkora presents a project of new works by Canadian composers and ancient masterworks at Christ Church Cathedral at 1 pm.

FRIDAY: Australian alt-rock trio Camp Cope plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY: electro-industrial band from Mexico and Germany, Hocico, plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Clockwork Echo and Biocarbon13.


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