September 24, 2023


Arts Eternal

40 things to do in Vancouver this week, June 6 to 10

MONDAY: France-based electro-pop musician Kid Francescoli plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

MONDAY: Swedish singer and songwriter Léon plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Catie Turner.

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 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 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.

American rocker Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, plays the Pacific Coliseum on Tuesday.

TUESDAY: American rocker Jack White, former singer-guitarist for the White Stripes, plays the Pacific Coliseum, with guests the Backseat Lovers.

TUESDAY: Normal Good features standup comedy by Marito Lopez, Amy Walsh, Adam Christie, and Randee Neumeyer at the Lido.

TUESDAY: free lunchtime classical guitar concert features a performance by the VSO Guitar Ensemble at Pyatt Hall of Boccherini’s Fandango.

The Broadway smash Hamilton is now playing at the Queen E.
Joan Marcus

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: 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: 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: 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.

How the West Was One runs at the Vancity Culture Lab.
Peter Taylor

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the Vancity Culture Lab of How the West Was One, an original queer comedy set in a Wild West saloon in 1860.

WEDNESDAY: Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Olafur Arnalds performs at New Westminster’s Massey Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: New York rock trio Sunflower Bean plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: hip-hop/bedroom-pop singer-songwriter from England, Rex Orange County, plays the PNE Amphitheatre.

WEDNESDAY: American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist Tori Amos performs at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Broadway Chorus takes on the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in Eightiestown: The New Musical at the Waterfront Theatre.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYArts Umbrella’s year-end dance performance at the Vancouver Playhouse celebrates the accomplishments of all of its young dancers over the past ten months.

Driving Me Crazy is at Presentation House Theatre.
Photo illustration by Emily Cooper

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.

THURSDAY: UK synth-pop/new-wave band China Crisis performs at the WISE Hall on its 40th Anniversary Tour, with guests the Gathering.

THURSDAY: Electronic-music act from Las Vegas, the Crystal Method, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

THURSDAY: Canadian contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson plays the Commodore Ballroom.

THURSDAY: Canadian pianist Jane Coop leads a piano masterclass for the VSO School of Music at Pyatt Hall.

The Global Soundscapes Festival is at the Cultch.

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s four-night Global Soundscapes Festival features performances at the Cultch by the Vancouver Erhu Quartet and 88 Strings, Montreal’s Ensemble Paramirabo, VICO with conductor Ayyub Guliyev, and Azerbaijani tar virtuoso Ramiz Guliyev.

THURSDAY 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.

THURSDAY 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.

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

FRIDAY: East Van Laugh Riot at the Rio Theatre features Julie Kim and Ivan Decker, with guests Randee Neumeyer and Nathan Hare.

FRIDAY: the Reklaws play the Boots and Babes Ball at the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Jade Eagleson and Nate Haller.

The Haim sisters are in town.

FRIDAY: California rock trio Haim, featuring the three Haim sisters, plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

FRIDAY: French electronic music producer and artist Rone plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guest Bottler.

FRIDAY: British rock legend Rod Stewart plays Rogers Arena, with guests Cheap Trick.

FRIDAY: Danika Thibault hosts standup comedy by Marito Lopez, Chris Locke, and Aaron Read at the MOTN in Gastown.

FRIDAY: British new-wave band Modern English plays its 1982 album After the Snow in its entirety at the Rickshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents roots duo the Small Glories, composed of banjo player Cara Luft and guitarist JD Edwards, at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

The VSO performs live to a screening of Return of the Jedi.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Symphony performs along to a screening of Return of the Jedi at the Orpheum Theatre.