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.
PER DIEM: THE GERD METZDORFF COLLECTION Collection of drawings, paintings, photography, installation, and sculpture presented to the public for the first time. To Aug 21, 12-5 pm, Griffin Art Projects. Free.
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.
BEADED NOSTALGIA Exhibition exploring the use of contemporary beadwork as a way of honouring the past. To Oct 23, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
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.
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.
GHOSTS OF THE MACHINE An exhibition about humans, technology, and ecology, curated by Elliott Ramsey. To Aug 14, Polygon Gallery. By donation.
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. $13.50 adult/$11 senior.
THEATRESPORTS Two teams of improv comedians compete for the laughs and support of audience judges. To Aug 27, The Improv Centre. $24.50-$31.50.
START SOMEWHERE ELSE: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION Collection exhibition centring around Krista Belle Stewart's video installation Seraphine, Seraphine also includes works by Rebecca Belmore, Brian Jungen, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. To Aug 14, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
BARD ON THE BEACH Annual outdoor Shakespeare festival feature performanes of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet. To Sep 24, Vanier Park.
AROUND US Photography by Olga Abeleva, Rebecca Bair, JJeff Downer, Dennis Ha, Shizen Jambor, Jake Kimble, Katie Kozak, Sylvain Sailly, and Gloria Wong. To Aug 6, Burrard Arts Foundation. Free.
SWIMMERS : VICKI SMITH & JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE An exhibition about our relationship to the water, featuring works by photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle and painter Vicki Smith. To Aug 12, Pendulum Gallery. Free.
MAINALLEY POP UP GALLERY PROJECT ReVision (the art of recycling group) and the Sculpture Society of BC present an exhibition highlighting climate disaster. To Aug 31, MAINalley. Free.
DANCE DANCE DANCE Free outdoor Latin dance classes on Friday nights. To Aug 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Free.
LOCKED UP: THE SOUL SPEAKS OUT UBC Art & Justice team art show featuring works of incarcerated artists. To Aug 19, Gallery Gachet.
MADE IN ITALY The Arts Club's musical coming-of-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.
THE NEXT GENERATION: BAROQUE INNOVATIONS Vancouver Bach Festival concert featuring soprano Ellen Torrie, violinist Marie-Nadeau Tremblay, and theorboist Sylvain Bergeron. Aug 3, 1 pm, Pyatt Hall. $15-$30.
KIRAN DEOL Standup comedian and actress, co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria podcast. Aug 3, 7 pm, Rio Theatre. $31.31.
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, 2023, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
TAPESTRY OF CHANGE: INUIT ART IN CONTEXT An exhibition of Inuit textiles, prints, and flat artwork from the collections. To Oct 2, Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adults/$11 seniors.
POLAR OPPOSITES Burnaby Summer Theatre presents a theatre production for young audiences. To Aug 25, 12:30 pm, Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery. By donation.
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.
HANNAH EINBINDER American comedian, actress, and writer performs a night of standup. Aug 4, 7 pm, Rickshaw Theatre.
STAGES: SONDHEIM & SCHWARTZ Port Moody's Ioco Players present a community musical revue featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz. Aug 4, 7-9:30 pm; Aug 5, 7-9:30 pm; Aug 6, 7-9:30 pm; Aug 7, 3-5:30 pm, Inlet Theatre. $35.
BACH & TUNES - MULTIPLE VOICES FOR ONE Early Music Vancouver 2022 artist-in-residence David Greenberg leads a musical journey that meanders between Baroque solo violin repertoire and traditional Scottish fiddle tunes. Aug 4, 1 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $15-$30.
RESONANCE UNTAMED- THE SWEDISH NYCKELHARPA Early Music Vancouver presents a concert featuring the Swedish nyckelharpa, an ancient instrument that is the cousin of the hurdy-gurdy. Aug 4, 4-5 pm, Roedde House Museum. $35.
OUT OF THE DEEP Vancouver Bach Festival concert featuring violinist Chloe Kim and baritone Jonathan Adams. Aug 4, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $18-$75.
MONSOON FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS The South Asian Arts Society presents its seventh annual festival of South Asian theatre, dance, and music. Aug 5-31, Campbell Valley Red Barn. Free to $20.
TURNING TRASH INTO TREASURE Eleven artists transform recovered objects into art. Aug 5–Sep 3, 9 am–5 pm, Cityscape Community Art Space. Free.
BACH: FOUR SONATAS AND A CONCERTO Vancouver Bach Festival concert showcases violinist Chloe Kim. Aug 5, 1 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $15-$30.
TIG NOTARO American standup comic, writer, and actress, known for her deadpan comedy. Aug 5, 7 pm, Vogue Theatre. $36.50-$39.50.
BACH: KALEIDOSCOPE/REIMAGINATIONS Vancouver Bach Festival concert highlights Bach’s love of adapting works by other composers, such as Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Strings, which he reworked for four harpsichords. Aug 5, 7:30 pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. $18-$75.
WRITE ON BOWEN: A FESTIVAL OF READERS & WRITERS ON BOWEN ISLAND Literary event features eight workshops over two days. Aug 6-7, 9:20 am–4 pm, Cove Commons. Various.
FIRST SATURDAY OPEN STUDIOS Explore working studios, learn about techniques, and build relationships with the artists. Aug 6, 12-5 pm, Parker Street Studios. Free.
OPEN STUDIO WITH KYLA GILBERT AND JAMES HARRY Artists in residence Kyla Gilbert and James Harry discuss the work they have undertaken during their time at Griffin. Aug 7, 12-5 pm, Griffin Art Projects. Free.
THE KESSLER ACADEMY Young musicians take the stage after a week-long mentorship program driven by the Vancouver-based Microcosmos Quartet. Aug 7, 3-4 pm, Pyatt Hall. $32/$15/$10.
MOZAICO FLAMENCO PRESENTS FARNAZ OHADI ENSEMBLE "PERSIAN FLAMENCO" Jazz ensemble combines flamenco with Farsi poetry of oppression, human rights, love, loss, and heartbreak. Aug 7, 7:30-9:30 pm, Anne MacDonald Studio at Presentation House Theatre. $20-25.
COMEDY BANG! BANG! Comedy show featuring Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and the CBB All-Stars. Aug 12, Vogue Theatre.
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE DRUM CIRCLE WITH STEVE SACKY Join Steve Sacky for an interactive drum circle. Bring along your drum or use the ones provided. Aug 12, 7-8 pm, Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. Free.
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 . $5-$29.99.
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.
POP! SUMMER STROLL Performances by Vostok, Pangaea Arts, Gamelan Tekanan Suara, and Cause & Effect Circus. Aug 18-28, 6-4:30 pm, Darts Hill Garden Park. $5-$35.
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE WITH BLACKTHORN BLOSSOMS Join Celtic trio Blackthorn Blossoms for the final performance in the Music in the Square series. Aug 19, 7-8 pm, Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. Free.
PUFF THE MAGIC IMPROV SHOW Improv-comedy show driven by audience suggestions. Aug 19, 8-10 pm, China Cloud. $20.
AFTERNOON PAINT ALONG - PAINT FRIDA KAHLO Paint the artist that so many are inspired by at a fun afternoon painting class, with all supplies provided. Aug 21, 1-4 pm, Parker Street Studio. $60.
CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs a tribute to the Beatles. Aug. 25, 8:30 pm, PNE Amphitheatre.
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.
WOW! THAT SURE IS MUSIC! A night of original musical comedy. Aug 26, 8 pm, Biltmore Cabaret. $15 online, $20 at the door.
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.