The Georgia Straight
UNINVITED: CANADIAN WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE MODERN MOMENT Major exhibition gathering more than 200 works of art by a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers, and sculptors. To Jan 8, Vancouver Art Gallery.
THE IMITATION GAME: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Exhibition surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world. To Oct 23, Vancouver Art Gallery.
XICANX: DREAMERS + CHANGEMAKERS / SOÑADORES + CREADORES DEL CAMBIO Exhibition showcases, for the first time in Canada, the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists. To Jan 1, Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
WE WERE SO FAR AWAY: THE INUIT EXPERIENCE OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Travelling exhibition uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience. To Nov 27, Vancouver Maritime Museum..
TRUE TO PLACE: STÍMETSTEXW TEL XÉLTEL Exhibition curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:lō) examines the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. To Mar 19, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
GHOSTS OF THE MACHINE An exhibition about humans, technology, and ecology, curated by Elliott Ramsey. To Aug 14, Polygon Gallery. By donation.
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS TUTS presents performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings. To Aug 27, Malkin Bowl.
MADE IN ITALY The Arts Club's musical comingof-age story about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta, is back by popular demand. To Aug 21, Granville Island Stage. From $39.
BARD ON THE BEACH Annual outdoor Shakespeare festival features performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet. To Sep 24, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.
VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL 2022 Artwork and performances by over 150 visual and performing artists over 11 days. To Aug 14, City Centre Hub. Free.
MONSOON FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS The South Asian Arts Society presents its seventh annual festival of South Asian theatre, dance, and music. To Aug 31, Campbell Valley Red Barn. Free to $20.
ARTS UMBRELLA SUMMER SESSION Summer programs in art, design, dance, theatre, music, and film for young people aged three to 19. To Aug 26, Arts Umbrella.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
ART IN THE PARK: TERRACOTTA POT PAINTING
Painting terracotta pots while enjoying the sunset from Queen Elizabeth Park. Aug 11, 6-8:30 pm, Queen Elizabeth Park. $55.
COMEDY AT THE BILTMORE: A PRIDE EXTRAVANGANZA Comedy Here Often presents a showcase of Vancouver’s queer comedians. Aug 11, 8 pm, Biltmore Cabaret. $15 (plus service fees).
SOUNDS LIKE FIRE Performances by poets and musicians Francis Arevalo, Kimmortal, Desiree Dawson and Hari Alluri. Aug 11, 8 pm, Vancity Culture Lab. $25.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
COMEDY BANG! BANG! Comedy show featuring Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and the CBB AllStars. Aug 12, Vogue Theatre.
AMBLESIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL Inaugural three-day music festival features performances by headliners the Offspring, Mother Mother, and Marianas Trench. Aug 12-14, Ambleside Park. Day passes start at $99.
GUIDE MY WAY: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC FROM SEDNA Urban Ink presents performances by Corey Payette, Chelsea Rose, Merewyn Comeau, and Desirée Dawson. Aug 12, 8 pm, York Theatre.
LEFT FIELD COMEDY PRESENTS: DOUBLE HEADER A night of improv comedy and sneak preview of
Miss Marie Productions' Halfway Through Stupid. Aug 12, 8:30 pm, Café Deux Soleils. $10.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
KAREN MOE'S TRAUMA & TRIUMPH TOUR Author, survivor, and feminist activist Karen Moe reads from her debut book Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor. Aug 13, 7 pm, People's Co-op Bookstore.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
COME FROM AWAY Hit musical based on the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Aug 16-28, Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
NCHEM?U?S DAY A day of sharing with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, artists, storytellers, and friends. Aug 25, 4-8 pm, Presentation House Theatre. Free.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTREAL PRESENTS LEONARD COHEN'S DANCE ME Dance piece by Ballet Jazz de Montreal, inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen. Aug 30, 8 pm, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. From $51.45.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FLAMENCO FESTIVAL Free and ticketed performances by local and international flamenco artists. Sep 3-25, Norman Rothstein Theatre. Free to $73.50.
TAIWANFEST VANCOUVER: THE STORIES OF INDEPENDENCE Hear, taste, and see the stories of independence that lie behind a piece of music, a unique dish, or a fascinating art exhibit. Sep 3-5, šx ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, Vancouver Art Gallery.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
PETER PAN GOES WRONG The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the international comedy sensation. Sep 8–Oct 16, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. From $35.
CHUTZPAH! PLUS PRESENTS NE. SANS OPERA & DANCE'S TAKE THIS WALTZ As part of the Chutzpah! Festival, a world premiere evening of music, dance, and visuals, staged by Israeli choreographer and director Idan Cohen of Ne. Sans Opera & Dance. Sep 10-11, 8 pm, Norman Rothstein Theatre. $34/$40.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
FALLEN CITY Interdisciplinary project fusing art and science to raise awareness of earthquake risks and to honour the lives lost to earthquakes. Sep 11, 3-5 pm, Orpheum Annex. Free to $22.22.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
CHINATOWN New opera tells a story of family and neighbourhood, racism and resistance, history and tomorrow. Sep 13-17, Vancouver Playhouse. $20/$40/$60.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
TREASURES FROM BYZANTINE MANUSCRIPTS Greece-based ensemble En Chordais combines Byzantine and art music of the Mediterranean with Greek regional idioms and contemporary music. Sep 24, 7:30-10 pm, BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. $29.25-$45.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
THE MAVERICKS AND LOS LOBOS American country and Chicano-rock bands play a coheadlining bill. Oct 1, Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
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