45 things to do in Vancouver this week, May 16-20

MONDAY: Montreal singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar, aka Homeshake, plays the Rickshaw Theater.

MONDAY: indie-folk artists Slaughter Beach, Dog play the Hollywood theaterwith guests Trace Mountains and Anika Pyle.

MONDAY: Justin Calvadores, Marco Esccer, Eliza Regenyi, Sarah U and Sarah Wong share and discuss new dance works in progress in a 12 Minutes Max Studio Showing at the dance center.

South Carolina blues rocker Marcus King performs Monday at the Commodore Ballroom.

MONDAY: South Carolina blues-rocker Marcus King performs at the Commodore Ballroom, with a guest Hannah Wicklund.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: new exhibit T. rex: the ultimate predator reveals the story of the world’s most iconic dinosaur through life-size models, fossil casts and engaging interactive elements. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2023 at scientific world.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligencea new exhibition in progress at Vancouver Art Gallery until October 23, investigates the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: Rennie Museum present Spring 2022: Collected Worksa group exhibition on the power of photography featuring the work of Larry Clark, Katy Grannan and Andres Serrano, until May 28. Warning: This exhibit includes images and content that some may find offensive.

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

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: All Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft, one of the flagship exhibitions of the Capture Photography Festival, runs until September 11 at Vancouver Art Gallery.

TUESDAY: soul/synth-pop artist from Victoria, Diamond Cafe, plays the Cabaret Fox.

Matchbox Twenty plays at Rogers Arena.

TUESDAY: the American pop-rock quartet Matchbox Twenty plays Rogers Arenawith guests wallflowers.

TUESDAY: Vancouver Chamber Music Society Piano Quartet Brahms interpreter Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op.60 and Bridge Piano Quartet in F sharp minor, H. 94. to Highland United Church.

TUESDAY: British comedy legend John Cleese, of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame, performs at Queen Elizabeth Theater.

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY: the Arts Club Theater Company present ‘da kink in my hair, a musical celebration of women of color, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. From Tuesday to Sunday. until May 19.

FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians face Tri-City Dust Devils in minor league baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: showing at the UBC Museum of Anthropology until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Dreamers + Cambio Creatorswhich showcases the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY : Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh to Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and sculptors alongside historical images and information that tell the story of resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibit runs until July 3.

Robert Garry Haacke and Melissa Oei star in Lampedusa at the Vancity Culture Lab.
Emily Cooper

FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Pi Theater features playwright Anders Lustgarten Lampedusaa play about two strangers who find hope and connection where they least expect it, through May 21 at Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab.

WEDNESDAY: Vancouver Whitecaps face FC Dallas in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

WEDNESDAY: American rock/post-hardcore band mewithoutYou plays at the Rickshaw Theatre, with Tigers Jaw as guests.

WEDNESDAY: American comedian and actor Nate Bargatze performs standing at the Queen Elizabeth Theater.

WEDNESDAY: Los Angeles hard rock band Badflower performs Imperial Vancouverwith guest Chastity.

Cord Lund plays three nights at WISE Hall.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Alberta country artist Corb Lund performs three nights at the SAGE room during his Back to the Barrooms tour.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery is a personal exhibition of the designer, artist and activist Sho Sho Esquiro which features meticulously crafted dresses, textiles, paintings and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition is presented at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until June 5.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: joy, to Cirque du Soleil classic reinvented for a new generation, takes place until June 5 under the Grand Chapiteau in Concord Pacific Square.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Ignite! The Youth Arts Festival presents theater artists, filmmakers, writers, poets, dancers, musicians and visual artists, all between the ages of 13 and 30, at the cult.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at Deep Cove Shaw Theater until May 21 Shirley Valentinea play about a Liverpudlian housewife who takes a trip to Greece and begins to see the world and herself very differently.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: showing at the Polygon Gallery until July 3 is Gather the darknessan exhibition of photographs of Russia’s war against Ukraine by Alexander Glyadvelov.

Pleasure screens at the Rio Theater.

THURSDAY: screening at Rio Theater of Ninja Thyberg’s first feature film, Pleasureabout a young woman who leaves her small town in Sweden and travels to Los Angeles with the goal of becoming the world’s next big porn star.

THURSDAY: Canadian alternative rock supergroup Anyway Gang, composed of Sam Roberts, Chris Murphy (Sloan), Menno Versteeg (Hollerado) and Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club) Imperial Vancouver.

THURSDAY: Australian dream-pop singer-songwriter Hatchie performs at the Fortune Sound Club.

THURSDAY: American singer-activist Henry Rollins performs at Rio Theater on his 2022 Good to See You spoken word tour.

THURSDAY: Christopher Gaze joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in an exploration of Smetana’s Má vlast, featuring the iconic Moldau, in Orpheus Theater.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: performances at Metro Theater of Deer and doea comedy that shines a light on the nature of love, marriage and marriages, through May 29.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: performances at The Shop Theater of The Tyler Sisters, a new play by British playwright Alexandra Wood that follows three sisters for 40 years.

Alvin Erasga Tolentino passages of rhythms is at the PAL Studio Theater.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: dancer and choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino merges three duets created for three diverse artists and featuring three different genres in Passages of Rhythms at Pal Studio Theater.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Just for Laughs Vancouver presents stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco at the Queen Elizabeth Theater.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Arts Umbrella Dance Company present Season Finale: Movefeaturing ⁠works by Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke and Fernando Hernando Magadan, at the Vancouver Theater.

FRIDAY: Mozart and his brother at Anvil center tells the story of Maria Anna Mozart and her famous brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as they grow up visiting the major cities of Europe.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Symphony performs music by Smetana and Dvořák at the Orpheum Theatre.

FRIDAY: opening show at the Pacific Theater in The top of the mountainKatori Hall’s intimate fantasy about the last night in the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

FRIDAY: the Rogue folk club features Vancouver blues veteran Jim Byrnes at the Mel Lehan Hall in St. James.

FRIDAY: Vermont indie rock band Sir Chloe plays the Cabaret Fox.

Joe Ink’s DANCE: CRAFTS is at the SFU Goldcorp Center for the Arts.
Michael Slobodian

FRIDAY: Joe Ink presents the world premiere of DANCE:CRAFT, an exploration of two dancers interacting with handcrafted objects in a reconfigured theater set, at SFU Goldcorp Arts Center.

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