50 things to do in Vancouver this week, September 26 to 30

MONDAY: screenings of Indigenous short films at the Vancouver Public Library will showcase the work of Haida artists Bill Reid and Robert Davidson, new animation from emerging creatives, and documentary work by Indigenous filmmakers and activists.

MONDAY: Swiss avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor plays the RIckshaw Theatre.

Uninvited shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: At the Centre of Community, an exhibition of Indigenous cultural practices, runs until October 1 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

TUESDAY: a night of heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll at the WISE Hall featuring Hell Fire from San Francisco, Screamer from Sweden, and Damsel from Canada.

TUESDAY: San Francisco doom-metal band Om plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

Madison Cunningham plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

TUESDAY: California folk-rock singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the international comedy sensation, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 16.

TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAYNocturnes & other Works is an exhibition of paintings by David A. Haughton on display at Visual Space Gallery until September 28.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAYElemental Cinema brings together the collaborative film works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, showing to December 11 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

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.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the West Van Arts Council presents Introspections + Expressions, an exhibition of artworks by Sue Daniel and Paula Di Marco, at the Kay Meek Arts Centre until October 21.

Chvrches plays the Queen E. Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: R&B artist Emily Chambers performs at Mum’s the Word on Commercial Drive.

WEDNESDAY: Chicago indie-rock trio Dehd plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guest EXUM.

WEDNESDAY: New Zealand alt-country/folk singer-songwriter Marlon Williams plays the Hollywood Theatre.

The 3 Rooms of Melancholia screens at the Cinematheque.

WEDNESDAY: DIM Cinema presents a screening at the Cinematheque of Finnish director Pirjo Honkasalo’s The 3 Rooms of Melancholia.

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.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: drawing inspiration from the global political unrest seen in 2011, Stan Douglas presents 2011 ≠ 1848, four large-scale photographs and a two-channel video installation, showing until November 6 at the Polygon Gallery.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Dominican-born artist Tania Marmolejo’s first solo exhibition in CanadaThe Dream and the Voyage, runs until October 1 at the Center of International Contemporary Art.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the York Theatre until October 8 of Hot Brown Honey: The Remix, in which a posse of World First Nations women smash stereotypes in a celebration of people’s similarities and differences.

Frozen River runs at the Waterfront Theatre.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYCarousel Theatre for Young People presents the West Coast premiere at the Waterfront Theatre of Frozen River (nîkwatin sîpiy), a play about reconciliation, environmentalism, and interconnectedness.

THURSDAY: opening night of the 41st annual Vancouver International Film Festival, which runs until October 29 with screenings of over 130 features and 100 short films at various Vancouver venues.

THURSDAY: writer Joseph Kakwinokanasum launches his new book My Indian Summer at Massy Arts Society.

THURSDAY: Indigenous drum, dance, and singing duo Chubby Cree, featuring 12-year-old Noah Green and his grandmother Carol Powder, plays Surrey City Hall.

THURSDAY: London-based jazz-psych rock band The Comet is Coming plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

THURSDAY: the Vancouver Symphony performs orchestral selections from French composer Bizet’s most popular work, Carmen, at the Orpheum Theatre.

Home Sweet Home opens at Polygon Gallery.

THURSDAY: opening of Vancouver artist Rydel Cerezo‘s solo exhibition of original photographs and vintage images collaged with found material, Home Sweet Home, which runs until December 11 at the Polygon Gallery.

THURSDAY: Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin plays the Commodore Ballroom.

THURSDAY: clarinetist James Danderfer is joined by vibes player Atley King and bassist Dan Howard for Jazz in the Parlour at Roedde House Museum.

THURSDAY: Canadian folk-punk rocker Eugene Ripper plays the Off the Rail Brewing Co.

THURSDAYWhite Rock Players’ Club presents opening night of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, running until October 16 at the White Rock Playhouse.

FRIDAY: Brewhalla, the North Vancouver Beer Festival, features craft beer and live music at the Shipyards District.

FRIDAY: former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page performs at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.

Vancouver Paint Night is at Parker Studios.

FRIDAY: Vancouver Paint Night at Parker Studios is a painting party with instruction provided by an expert host.

FRIDAY: a fun alternative to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christ Church Cathedral, The Other Seasons pairs concertos for Ensemble Castor’s six musicians with arias and motets by the Venetian ‘Red Priest’.

FRIDAY: Nigerian-born English hip-hop artist Jacob Banks plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Meg Mac.

FRIDAY: Canadian blues-rocker Colin James plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guests the Ally Venable Band.

FRIDAY: fundraiser for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society at the Anza Club features performances by indigenous music artists Dakota Bear, JB The First Lady, and Hayley Wallis.

FRIDAY: Abra Cadabra presents its tribute to Swedish pop legends ABBA at the Centennial Theatre in North Van.

Stewart Copeland performs with the VSO at the Orpheum.

FRIDAY: legendary drummer Stewart Copeland performs songs by his old band, the Police, with the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre.

FRIDAY: Australian electronica/downtempo singer-songwriter Chet Faker plays the Vogue Theatre.

FRIDAY: opening night of the British comedy Round and Round the Garden, running until October 16 at the Metro Theatre.

FRIDAY: the B.C. Lions take on the Ottawa Redblacks in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.

FRIDAY: psychedelic folk-rock band from Tokyo, Kikagaku Moyo, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY: Vancouver guitar wizard Paul Pigat plays the Bez Arts Hub in Langley.

Jeanette Kotowich performs at the Dance Centre.

FRIDAY: Indigenous dance artist Jeanette Kotowich performs hew new work, Kisiskâciwan, at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.


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