September 29, 2023


Arts Eternal

50 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 1 to 5

MONDAYscreening at the VIFF Centre of William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic The Exorcist as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

MONDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director George Lucas’s 1973 comedy American Graffiti as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

Mad Max: Fury Road screens at the Rio.

MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director George Miller’s 2015 action-thriller Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

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 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.

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.

TUESDAY: Vancouver Bach Festival afternoon concert at the Christ Church Cathedral juxtaposes Acadian folk songs from Shippagan with 17th century ‘airs de cour’ from the court of Louis the XIV.

TUESDAY: Australian post-punk act Death Bells plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Niis.

Theatre Under the Stars is 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.

TUESDAY: Vancouver Bach Festival concert at Christ Church Cathedral shows how Scottish music found its way into European consciousness through the works of Georg Muffat and Francesco Gemignan.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents performances at the Granville Island Stage of Made In Italy, about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta.

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.

Screening of Sing 2 at the Q.E. Theatre Plaza.
Vancouver Civic Theatres

WEDNESDAY: free outdoor screening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza of the animated family film Sing 2 as part of the Sunset Cinema series.

WEDNESDAY: Vancouver Bach Festival afternoon concert at Pyatt Hall featuring soprano Ellen Torrie, violinist Marie-Nadeau Tremblay, and theorboist Sylvain Bergeron.

WEDNESDAY: art-rock band from Boston, Guerilla Toss, plays the Fox Cabaret.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Joseph Sargent’s 1974 NYC crime thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Vogue Theatre of DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime, followed by an audience Q&A with Dr Gabor Maté.

WEDNESDAY: standup comedian and actress Kiran Deol, co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria podcast, performs at the Rio Theatre.

The original Nightmare Alley screens at the Cinematheque.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Edmond Goulding’s 1947 noir thrilller Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell.

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 FRIDAYChildren’s Theatre of Richmond presents CATS: Young Actor’s Edition at the PAL Studio Theatre.

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: hardcore-punk act Show Me the Body plays Fortune Sound Club, with guests Soul Glo and Wifigawd.

THURSDAY: Early Music Vancouver 2022 artist-in-residence David Greenberg leads a musical afternoon journey at Christ Church Cathedral that meanders between Baroque solo violin repertoire and traditional Scottish fiddle tunes.

THURSDAY: singer-songwriter David Ward performs a release party for new album LoZ at Guilt & Company.

Lost Nebula plays the WISE Hall.

THURSDAY: Mexican prog-metal band Lost Nebula plays the WISE Hall, with guests Arkenfire, Ophelia Falling, and Paramnesia.

THURSDAY: funk-soul bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter from L.A., Thundercat, plays the Orpheum Theatre.

THURSDAY: indie-rock band from the Isle of Wight, Wet Leg, plays the Commodore Ballroom.

THURSDAY: Australian comedian Celeste Barber performs standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

THURSDAY: Early Music Vancouver presents a concert at Roedde House Museum featuring the Swedish nyckelharpa, an ancient instrument that is the cousin of the hurdy-gurdy.

THURSDAY: Nigerian Afrobeat singer, songwriter, and record producer Burna Boy plays the PNE Amphitheatre.

Hannah Einbinder performs at the Rickshaw Theatre.

THURSDAY: standup comedian Hannah Einbinder plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

THURSDAY: Vancouver Bach Festival concert at the Christ Church Cathedral features violinist Chloe Kim and baritone Jonathan Adams.

THURSDAY: American comedian, writer, and director Neal Brennan performs two shows of standup at the Rio Theatre.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

FRIDAY: dance-pop singer-songwriter from Las Vegas, Shamir, plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Fashion Club.

Tig Notaro performs at the Vogue Theatre.

FRIDAY: American standup comic, writer, and actress Tig Notaro performs at the Vogue Theatre.

FRIDAY: Vancouver Bach Festival afternoon concert at Christ Church Cathedral showcases violinist Chloe Kim.

FRIDAY: the Britannia Mine Museum will be hosting its first ever after-hours Pride night, Old Town, New Queens, featuring an array of LGBTQIA+ drag artists.

FRIDAY: the two-day Port Moody Beer Festival at Pioneer Park features samplings of over 60 beers and music by eight local acts.

FRIDAY: Canadian rockers the Tea Party, featuring singer-guitarist Jeff Martin, play the Commodore Ballroom.

FRIDAY: Vancouver Bach Festival concert at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts highlights Bach’s love of adapting works by other composers, such as Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Strings, which he reworked for four harpsichords.

FRIDAY: Indie-pop band from Victoria, Loving, plays the Hollywood Theatre.

FRIDAY: L.A.-based indie folk-rock quartet, Lord Huron, plays the Orpheum Theatre.

Banks plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

FRIDAY: American pop singer-songwriter and poet, Banks, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guests Lauren Jauregui and Samoht.



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