35 things to do in Vancouver this week, July 11-15


MONDAY: Cola, a new band featuring former Ought members Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy, plays the Biltmore Cabaret

MONDAY: the Vancouver Friends for Life Society presents Aurora, its annual open-air gala and fundraiser, on the roof garden of the Vancouver Club

Screening of rude boy in the Cinematheque.

MONDAY: screening at the cinema hall from rude boya documentary about 1970s punk rock in England, focusing on the collision

MONDAY TILL FRIDAYThe Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligencea new exhibition in the Vancouver Art Gallery through October 23, examines the extraordinary use (and abuse) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world.

Olivia C. Davies’ work can be seen on Dancing on the Edge.
Dayna Szyndrowski

MONDAY TILL FRIDAY: The 34th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival features world premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works performed by contemporary choreographers from the Firehall Arts Center and Scotiabank Dance Center

MONDAY TILL FRIDAY: New T. rex: the Ultimate Predator exhibit reveals the story of the world’s most iconic dinosaur through life-size models, fossils, and engaging interactives. The exhibition will run until January 22, 2023 Science World

MONDAY TILL FRIDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver presents the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October.

MONDAY TILL FRIDAYEverything Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft, one of the exhibitions of the Capture Photography Festival, runs until September 11 in the Vancouver Art Gallery

uninvited is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

MONDAY TILL FRIDAYUninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment collects more than 200 works of art from a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers and sculptors. Runs until January 8, 2023 at the Vancouver Art Gallery

TUESDAY: Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founders of the Blues Band, play an acoustic set in the Mel Lehan Hall in St. James on their farewell tour.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: featured on the Museum of Anthropology of UBC until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Dreamers + creators of changeshowing the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAYWe were so far away is a traveling exhibition, on display in the Vancouver Maritime Museum through November 27, which uses first-person stories and archival footage to tell stories about the Inuit residence experience.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theater Company presents performances in the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31 Kinky bootsa Tony Award-winning musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Vancouver’s Canadians take on the Hillsboro Hops in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Drag icon BenDaLeCreme performs in Vogue.

WEDNESDAY: global drag icon BenDeLaCreme presents its latest narrative cabaret show on the Vogue Theater

WEDNESDAY: local post-punk band the Haptics plays the Roxy Cabaret

WEDNESDAY: Speakeasy Standup Comedy features standup by headliner Colin Sharp Bee Addah

WEDNESDAY: Seattle indie-folk band Fleet Foxes plays the Queen Elizabeth Theaterwith guest Tim Bernardes

WEDNESDAYSeagrass Music Society presents a free classical piano recital by Róisín Adams at Clark Park as part of the Piano Diaries series.

The VSO carries out a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Symphony participates in a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at the Orpheum Theater

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYGhosts of the Machinea new exhibition curated by Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology and ecology, runs through August 14 in the Polygon Gallery

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Gallery Bill Reid presents the exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltelexploring the work of 10 indigenous artists on the northwest coast, through March 19, 2023.

THURSDAY: The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra gives a free outdoor concert of classics and popular works in Jack Poole Plaza

THURSDAY: Join a free one-hour webinar with the founder of Pink Floyd Roger Waters on Palestinian solidarity on Canadian campuses.

Jason Mraz plays the Queen E.

THURSDAY: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs material from Lalalalovesongshis collection of iconic ballads, at the Queen Elizabeth Theater

THURSDAY: Vancouver Story Slam features 10 storytellers sharing unique, original stories on Heroes Welcome

THURSDAY: Can’t Contain Comedy is a stand-up comedy showcase headlined Michaela Chung Bee Container Brewing Ltd

THURSDAY: MSG Comedy features stand-up by Aaron Read, Joanne Tsung, Milton Ng, Randee Neumeyer, Sasha Mark and Julie Kim, with hosts Tin Lorica and Matty Vu, on Cold Tea Restaurant

THURSDAY TILL FRIDAY: glint features new dance works by Erika Mitsuhashi, Francesca Frewer and Alexa Mardon at the dance center as part of Dancing on the Edge festival

Horsegirl plays the WISE Hall.

FRIDAY: Chicago rock trio Horsegirl plays the WISE Hallwith guests dummy

FRIDAY: Bon Iver drummer and vocalist, S. Carey, plays the Fox Cabaretwith Courtney Hartman as guest.

FRIDAY: Root Dwellers Showcase at the ANZA Club features musical performances by headliner Mikey Jose, Rebecca Sichon and Mar Emanuel.

FRIDAY: Indian film composer, record producer and singer-songwriter AR Rahman performs at the Abbotsford Centre

FRIDAY: The opening night of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival features performances by Taj Mahal, Robben Ford and Frazey Ford at Jericho Beach Park.

Nighttime screening in the Rio of the 1984 horror classic A nightmare on Elm Street

FRIDAY: nightly screening in the Rio Theater from Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic, A nightmare on Elm Street

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