September 26, 2023


Arts Eternal

40 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, June 17 to 19

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

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

FRIDAY: Havana Moon Comedy at Havana Theatre features standup comedy by Ed Hill, Sarah Jean, Bradley Fung, Cassidy Anhorn, Nadia Zimina, and Abdul Ali, with host Jackie Hoffart.

Joe Hisaishi conducts the VSO.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: composer and pianist Joe Hisaishi conducts the Vancouver Symphony in a concert celebrating his collaboration with the master of animated cinema, Hayao Miyazaki.

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

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

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

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

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

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYDeep 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 TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver Greek Film Festival features an eclectic offering of new and classic Greek films at the Cinematheque

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYThe 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.

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

Uninvited exhibition at the VAG.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Uninvited: 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

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

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYEverything 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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. 

Hamilton runs until Sunday at the Queen E.
Joan Marcus

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYBroadway 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYGhosts 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.

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

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

She & Him plays the Vogue Theatre.

SATURDAY: American indie-pop duo She & Him, consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, plays the Vogue Theatre.

SATURDAY: the Universal Gospel Choir performs two concerts of gospel, spirituals, pop tunes, and world music at Christ Church Cathedral, with guest vocalist Khari Wendell McClelland.

SATURDAY: tenor saxophonist and Vancouver jazz impresario Cory Weeds leads his all-star quartet at West Vancouver’s Silk Purse Arts Centre.

SATURDAY: Filipino-American nu-soul singer, songwriter and record producer Jeff Bernat plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Oratorio Society presents a cantata by Pepper Choplin and choral favourites at Richmond’s Fraserview MB Church.

SATURDAYApril O’Peel Productions presents Animal Attraction, a wild night of burlesque at the Rio Theatre.

SATURDAY: Toronto indie-rock quartet Born Ruffians plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Sham Family.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY: the Queer Arts Festival features three weeks of both playful and profound music, theatre, and literary events exploring the theme “Hauntings”, running until July 8 at various Vancouver venues.

La Femme plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

SUNDAY: French psych-punk rock band La Femme plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guest Sam Quealy.

SUNDAY: Korean folk meets K-pop with the nine-piece band ADG7 at the Rio Theatre.

SUNDAY: local trio Rollin’ and Tumblin’ plays a blend of old-school blues and funky instrumentals at Guilt and Company.

SUNDAY: American indie folk-rock multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Daniel Rossen plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

SUNDAY: the Marcus Mosely Ensemble is featured a Juneteenth Celebration at the Bez Arts Hub.

SUNDAYChor Leoni presents Voices for Hope, a concert and silent auction to support refugees resettling in Vancouver, at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

Before They Fall screens at Vancity Theatre.

SUNDAY: screening at Vancity Theatre of Before They Fall, a documentary which follows Indigenous peoples, conservation groups, and scientists in the decades-long battle to protect endangered old-growth forests on Vancouver Island.


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