September 24, 2023


Arts Eternal

45 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, June 10 to 12

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

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

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

Haim plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

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: 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 to a screening of Return of the Jedi.

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

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

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

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

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.

Arts Umbrella’s year-end dance performance is at the Vancouver Playhouse.

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

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 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 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: 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.

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.

The Global Soundscapes Festival runs at the Cultch.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

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 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 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: 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 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.

The B.C. Lions take on the Edmonton Elks.

SATURDAY: the B.C. Lions take on the Edmonton Elks in their Canadian Football League home-opener at BC Place Stadium.

SATURDAY: the Brock House Society Summer Fair at Jericho Beach features a variety of items for sale, plus food and drink, live music, outdoor yoga, and prizes.

SATURDAY: Australian pop-rock quartet Five Seconds of Summer plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

SATURDAY: Massachusetts melodic-hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream plays the WISE Hall, with guests Brendan Kelly and MakeWar.

SATURDAY: the Erato Ensemble presents Vancouver Stories, featuring world premieres of short operas and chamber music by B.C. composers and writers, at the Annex.

SATURDAY: French avant-garde musician and composer Yann Tiersen plays the Vogue Theatre.

SATURDAY: Big Band Fundraiser for Ukraine at the Polish Community Centre features performances by the Vancouver Folk Ensemble, Fat Jazz Big Band, Ikuko May Quintet, Mighty Fraser Big Band, Dovbush Dancers, South Vancouver Big Band, Lesley Branton Trio, and All Star Swing Dance Band.

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer Company.

SATURDAY: Magic Giant headlines the first event in the Truck Stop Concert Series at East Van’s Red Truck Beer Company.

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus presents its 70th anniversary show, with featured quartet the Ringmasters, direct from Stockholm, at New Westminster’s Massey Theatre.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 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.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:Australian alternative psych-rock band Ocean Alley plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Le Shiv.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: SpongeBob SquarePants and his quirky undersea neighbours discover that a nearby volcano will soon erupt in The Spongebob Musical at the York Theatre.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Japanese Market Summer Festival features over 70 vendors offering popular Japanese food, Japanese-themed merchandise, crafts, and art at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza.

The Rio Theatre screens Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Phillip Virus’s 2022 music documentary Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

SUNDAY: New York City comedian Joe List performs standup at the Rickshaw Theatre.

SUNDAY: fundraiser for the SongRoots Summer Camp Bursary Fund at the Improv Centre features performances by Karla Mundy, Brian Tate, Dawn Pemberton, and Michael Creber.

SUNDAYMozaico Flamenco presents the new Sunday Salon Series at North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre.

SUNDAY: Canadian comedian Ryan Long performs a night of standup at the Rickshaw Theatre.

SUNDAY: prog-funk trio Primus performs Rush’s 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety at the Orpheum Theatre, with guests Black Mountain.


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