Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 48 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, July 19.
American rockers the Raconteurs, featuring Jack White of White Stripes fame, play the first of two nights at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. SOLD OUT.
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival features mainstage performances by Corb Lund, Larkin Poe, Le Vent du Nord, and Midnight Shine at Jericho Beach Park.
Local indie-rockers the Starling Effect play LanaLou's Restaurant, with guests A New Craze and Kinetoscope.
Partyfest 2019 at the Red Gate Arts Society features performances by Devours, Shitlord Fuckerman, Freak Dream, Spencer Owen Timeshare, Joey Chaos and the Ghosts, and Okibi.
AHFOMAD at the Vogue Theatre features performances by Nigerian Afro-pop superstar 2Baba, Congolese recording artist Ferre Gola, Mexico's Golden Ganga, and B.C.'s OHR Africa Collective, Nanya and Jaap.
Local indie-folk band Clay Ravens plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests the Sunshine Bummers, Ross Jenkins, and Kyle Vaughan.
The Winston Matsushita Trio performs classic and avant-garde piano jazz at Tyrant Studios.
Changing Planet is an hour-long sonic meditation on climate issues in B.C. for solo percussion and electronics at Port Moody's Gallery Bistro.
FOOD AND DRINK
The fourth annual Belcarra Seasonglass Green Tea Festival at Camp Howdy features a diverse line of organic green teas, green tea-based foods and products, and interactive workshops.
Classic TheatreSports at the Improv Centre sees two teams of performers pitted against each other in competitive improv matches.
Comedian Tommy Campbell performs the first of two nights of standup emceed by Ryan Paterson at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.
RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio brings her new standup show to the Orpheum Theatre.
Local improv comedians present Powerpoint slide shows at Little Mountain Gallery.
Vancouver-based painter Ben Reeves gives an informal talk about his work at Mobil Art School.
Baritone Cliff Ridley (above) performs Seven Poems of James Joyce, set to music by E.J. Moeran, at Rosary Hall.
The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at the Granville Island Stage of Mom's the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, by the Mom's the Word Collective.
Performance at Bard on the Beach of The Taming of the Shrew, inspired by the 2007 spaghetti-western version of Shakespeare's work.
Theatre Under the Stars presents a performance of Mamma Mia! at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
Performance at Bard on the Beach of All's Well that Ends Well, a new staging of Shakespeare's work set in India during the waning days of British occupation.
Performance at Havana Theatre of Morris Panch's 7 Stories, in which a man contemplates his life from the seventh-story ledge of a building.
Vicky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photography, sculpture, collage, and installation, including new massive murals created in 2019.
Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 130 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and lithographs from the artist’s pre- and postwar career.
Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features rarely seen prints, drawings, collages, sculptural works, and large-scale works from one of the most experimental periods in the artist's career.
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 100 works that examine themes of gender, religion, and sexual identity.
Views of the Collection: The Street at the Vancouver Art Gallery focuses on the street as a source of inspiration and site for the production and enactment of culture, with works by Roy Arden, Kati Campbell, Robert Capa, Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, Hong Chan Park, Judy Radul, Jack Shadbolt, Danny Singer, and Ian Wallace.
Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC illustrates the role puppets have played in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St. Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island); and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba).
In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical Indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to Indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.
Shakeup: Preserving What We Value at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with Indigenous knowledge and oral history.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers, and printmakers, collected as early as the 1890s.
Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem-pole collection, Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure.
Kits Pool, Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool, is 137 metres long and features a water park, two slides, cafes, and lockers.
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum features permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.
The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.
North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean.
At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.
Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.
The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.
Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.
The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.
Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.
Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.
Vancouver Lookout features a ride in an exterior glass elevator and a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
Screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Steven Spielberg's 1977 sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, starring Richard Dreyfuss.
Screening at Vancity Theatre of Push, director Fredrik Gertten’s documentary about the global housing crisis.
Screening at the Cinematheque of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 psychological thriller, Vertigo, starring James Stewart.
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