MONDAY: American R&B/soul-pop singer-songwriter Alicia Keys plays Roger’s Arena.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: screenings at the Rio Theater of a 2022 restoration of Korean director Park Chan-wook’s 2003 revenge-thriller old-boy.
MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY: the South Asian Arts Society presents the seventh annual Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts at Langley’s Campbell Valley Red Barn until Aug 31.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligencea 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: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October.
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: Uninvited: 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: Everything Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft, one of the Capture Photography Festival’s featured exhibitions, runs until September 11 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
TUESDAY: American hard-rock guitar hero John 5 plays the Rickshaw Theaterwith guests KrashKarma.
TUESDAY: Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal presents a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theater of Dance Meinspired by the works of leonard cohen.
TUESDAY: American rock legend Steve Miller leads his band at the PNE Amphitheater as part of the PNE Summer Night Concerts series.
TUESDAY: local blues guitarist-vocalist Steve Kozak performs at Frankie’s Jazz.
TUESDAY: French cover band Nouvelle Vague plays imperial vancouver.
TUESDAY: Atlanta hip-hop artist and producer Ken Carson plays Fortune Sound Club.
TUESDAY: old-school guitar-rock band from Michigan, Greta Van Fleet, plays Roger’s Arenawith guests the pretty Reckless and Hannah Wicklund.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) runs until September 5, featuring the Stars of the Peking Acrobats, SuperDogs, Flying Fools High Dive Show, Dueling Pianos, Electric Fire, and the return of Summer Night Concerts.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: showing at the Museum of Anthropology of UBC until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Dreamers + creators of changewhich showcases the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the hillsboro hops in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: We Were So Far Away is a traveling 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.
WEDNESDAY: outdoor screening at the Queen Elizabeth Theater Plaza of director John M. Chu’s 2021 musical-drama In the Heights as part of the Sunset Cinema series.
WEDNESDAY: American R&B and reggae artists TLC & Shaggy perform at the PNE Amphitheater as part of the PNE Summer Night Concerts series. SOLD OUT.
WEDNESDAY: Paul Caldwell performs a release concert for his new album Headlines at the Anza Club, with guests kate yahn and Cassidy Waring.
WEDNESDAY: veteran Vancouver roots band Herald Nix performs a live acoustic show at New Westminster’s Centennial Lodge.
WEDNESDAY: Vancouver Civic Theaters presents a visual arts open house of its summer exhibition by Desiree Patterson, Paradigm Shiftat the Queen Elizabeth Theaterwith live music by Zach Saunders.
WEDNESDAY: the Critical Hit Show is an improvised epic fantasy at the Rio Theater featuring eric fell as the Dungeon Master and Ian Boothby as Benoit the Anointed, the Half-Elf Cleric.
WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Bill ReidGallery presents the exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltelwhich examines the work of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, until March 19, 2023.
THURSDAY: instrumental-rock supergroup the Aristocrats–featuring guitarist Guthrie Govanbass player Bryan Bellerand drummer Marco Minneman–plays the Rickshaw Theater.
THURSDAY: electronic dance-music event Dabstock, featuring eight local artists, takes place at the Red Room Ultrabar.
THURSDAY: American country-music duo Brothers Osborne perform at the PNE Amphitheater as part of the PNE Summer Night Concerts series.
THURSDAY: the Gentlemen Hecklers provide comedic live commentary to a screening of Ian Softley’s 1995 film hackers.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Dominican-born artist Tania Marmolejo‘s first solo exhibition in Canada, The Dream and the Voyageruns until October 1 at the Center of International Contemporary Art.
FRIDAY: American rap superstar Nelly performs at the PNE Amphitheater as part of the PNE Summer Night Concerts series. SOLD OUT.
FRIDAY: Iranian folk musician Faraj Alipour performs at the Orpheum Annex.
FRIDAY: the Stadium Tour–featuring Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard, with guests Poison, Joan Jett, and Classless Act–takes place at BC Place Stadium.
FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theater of Dazed and ConfusedRichard Linklater’s 1993 comedy about the adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976.
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