September 24, 2023


Arts Eternal

35 things to do in Vancouver this week, June 13 to 17

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

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 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.

Screening at the Vancity Theatre of Videodrome.

TUESDAY: screening at the Vancity Theatre of David Cronenberg’s 1983 sci-fi/body-horror flick Videodrome, starring James Woods and Debbie Harry.

TUESDAY: Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi performs material from his first new solo piano album in 20 years, Underwater, at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

TUESDAY: L.A. synth-pop singer-songwriter and producer Jerry Paper plays the WISE Hall.

TUESDAY: Atlanta indie-pop quartet Lunar Vacation plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Future Crib.

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 FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Morag, You’re a Long Time Deid runs at the Russian Hall.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the Russian Hall until June 19 of Morag, You’re a Long Time Deid, an experimental musical that traces a journey of queer discovery through the remixing of traditional Scottish music.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAYBroadway Across Canada presents performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to June 19 of Hamilton, the Tony-winning musical with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers alongside historical images and information that tells the story of the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibition runs until July 3.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Coastal Reflections, an exhibition of photographers Sanam Khani and Trevor Schmidt, runs until July 3 at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Arts Centre.

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.

WEDNESDAY: performances by Missy D and FouKi at Studio 16 as part of Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver.

WEDNESDAY: indie-rock singer-songwriter and member of the New Pornographers, Neko Case, plays the Vogue Theatre, with guest Gaby Moreno.

Pianist Michelle Jia Yun Xu plays the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society presents pianist Michelle Jia Yun Xu in concert at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

WEDNESDAY: Finnish singer-songwriter Bobby Oroza plays the Fox Cabaret.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYEnsemble Theatre Company presents performances at the Waterfront Theatre of the plays Marjorie Prime and Pass Over, running in repertory until July 2.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at Presentation House Theatre of Driving Me Crazy, a play about a family and their relationships with each other as experienced through their vehicles.

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: showing at the Polygon Gallery until July 3 is Gathering Darkness, an exhibition of photographs of Russia’s war on Ukraine by Alexander Glyadvelov.

Exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel opens at Bill Reid 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: celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album at the Rio Theatre features a live band performing the album, burlesque, and drag.

THURSDAY: Montreal electronic-music duo Blue Hawaii, composed of Braids member Raphaelle “Ra” Standell-Preston and Alex “Agor” Kerby, plays the Fox Cabaret.

THURSDAY: Bellows & Strings and Marie-Clo x éemi perform at Studio 16 as part of Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver.

THURSDAY: Montreal pop, electro, and jazz singer and songwriter Charlotte Cardin plays the Commodore Ballroom.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAYDeep Cove Stage Society presents performances at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre until June 25 of Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo, directed by Kayt Roth.

The Vancouver Greek Film Festival runs at the Cinematheque.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the Vancouver Greek Film Festival features an eclectic offering of new and classic Greek films at the Cinematheque.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: street dance artist RubberLegz and Vancouver-based dance collective OURO collaborate on multi-disciplinary performance at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

FRIDAY: 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Nashville, Sara Kays, plays the Fox Cabaret.

FRIDAY: Vancouver alt-rockers Moist showcase tunes from new album End of the Ocean at the Commodore Ballroom.

FRIDAY: Arnaud Granoux performs at Studio 16 as part of Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver.

W.I.T.C.H. plays the RIckshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY: Zambian psych-rock band W.I.T.C.H. plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests L’Eclair and Michael Rault.


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