Summer Arts tip sheet: The Clock, VSO at Sunset Beach, and more

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      Here are some more arts events to keep you busy between barbecues and beach-going this summer.

      The Clock

      July 5 to September 15 at the Polygon Gallery

      In a momentous summer show, the North Van landmark shows Christian Marclay’s buzzed-about cinematic montage that’s been screened around the world. Synchronized to a 24-hour clock, it cuts together time-related movie fragments from the last 70 years, and won the Gold Lion Award at the 2011 Venice Biennale. (Orson Welles’s The Stranger, shown here, features at midnight.) The famed work is installed in a specially designed room, with the gallery staying open overnight for several 24-hour summer screenings.


      VSO at Sunset Beach

      July 7

      Maestro Otto Tausk conducts this wildly popular free concert on the banks of English Bay at sunset. Songs span a mix of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro and John Williams’s “Adventures on Earth” from E.T.


      Alberto Giacometti in his studio
      Rene Burri/Magnum Photos

      Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

      June 16 to September 29 at the Vancouver Art Gallery

      The VAG explores the famed Swiss artist’s sculpture, drawings, and paintings alongside works by contemporaries like Lynn Chadwick and Man Ray.


      The Strathcona Street Party
      Gabriel Martins

      Strathcona Street Party

      June 22 around East Cordova and Campbell streets

      Live painting stations and a mural battle mash with music, food trucks, DJs, and craft beer gardens in the annual family-friendly event, hosted by the Create Vancouver Society (the people behind the Vancouver Mural Festival).