March 16, 2023


Arts Eternal

40 things to do in Vancouver this week, July 18 to 22

MONDAY: Canadian psychobilly band the Brains plays the Fox Cabaret.

MONDAY: Japanese pop-rock quartet Scandal plays the Imperial Vancouver.

MONDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of anime master Kon Satoshi‘s 2003 comedy Tokyo Godfathers.

Screening of Gimme Shelter at VIFF Centre.

MONDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of the Rolling Stones concert documentary Gimme Shelter as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.

MONDAY TO THURSDAY: classical guitarists and music lovers can take in a week of concerts, masterclasses, and workshops at the Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

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 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 presents shows nightly 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.

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: the Jocelyn Pettit Band and Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira play Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

TUESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of The VVitch director Robert Eggers’s savage 2022 Viking saga The Northman.

TUESDAY: L.A. alt-rock quintet the Airborne Toxic Event plays the Commodore Ballroom.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise plays the Orpheum.

TUESDAY: North Carolina indie-rock quintet Rainbow Kitten Surprise plays the Orpheum Theatre, with guests Houndmouth.

TUESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of the 1971 paranoia thriller Klute, starring Jane Fonda, as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.

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.

WEDNESDAY: Ukrainian group Balaklava Blues performs with Estonian duo Puuluup at the Fox Cabaret.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent screens at the Rio.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, starring Nicholas Cage as Nick Cage.

WEDNESDAY: an evening of films on food and activism at the Museum of Vancouver with documentarian and writer Cheuk Kwan.

WEDNESDAYSeagrass Music Society presents a free classical piano recital by Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa as part of the Piano Diaries Series.

WEDNESDAY: New York City rapper, singer, and actor Joey Bada$$ plays the Vogue Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: American rapper, singer, and record producer Blsxt plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Audrey Nuna.

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.

Cat Power plays the Vogue Theatre.
Mario Sorrenti

THURSDAY: American indie-rock singer-songwriter Cat Power plays the Vogue Theatre on her Covers Tour.

THURSDAY: Drag Me to the Moon is an all-ages drag night of music and astronomy under the dome in the Planetarium Star Theatre at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

THURSDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of the 1971 coming-of-age comedy-drama Harold and Maude as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the four-day Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival features 60 bands on eight indoor and outdoor stages, plus visual art and kids’ entertainment, at the Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada.

FRIDAYLakeside Players present a lighthearted adaptation of the Robin Hood tales at Presentation House Theatre.

FRIDAY: American improvisational and standup comedian and actor Sal Vulcano performs at the Vogue Theatre.

Shred Kelly plays the Mission Folk Music Festival.

FRIDAY: opening day of the three-day Mission Folk Music Festival features performances by Lonesome House Painters, Kanatal, Aysanabee, Quote the Raven, and Shred Kelly.

FRIDAY: New York City guitar and banjo innovator Eugene Chadbourne plays LanaLou’s Restaurant.

FRIDAY: Canadian blues-rockers Big Sugar, featuring singer-guitarist Gordie Johnson, play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests the Congregation.

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Nicholas Winding Refn‘s hyper-stylized and gloriously violent neo-noir action thriller Drive.

FRIDAY: Vancouver garage-surf band Dead Ghosts plays the WISE Hall, with guests Janky Bungag.

FRIDAY: Emo Night North at the Rickshaw Theatre features guest DJ Shane Told of Silverstein.

Shirley Gnome performs at the Biltmore.

FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often? presents cabaret-comedy musician Shirley Gnome at the Biltmore Cabaret.


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