Please note: due to COVID-19, B.C. Vaccine Cards and/or masks may be required for entry to certain in-person events.
FRIDAY: queer, non-binary Filipinx rapper and singer Kimmortal performs tunes from far-ranging alt-rap/soul/electronic album X marks the Swirl at the Chan Centre.
FRIDAY: Vancouver stoner-rockers We Hunt Buffalo play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Bort, Becky Black (from the Pack A.D.), and Stone Tortoise.
FRIDAY TO SATURDAY: At the Vancouver Playhouse, Montreal dance company RUBBERBAND performs a work choreographed by Victor Quijada that explores humanity’s instinctive behavioural reflexes.
FRIDAY TO SATURDAY: legendary local singer-songwriter Roy Forbes performs two fundraisers for First Impressions Theatre at North Van's Deep Cove Stage.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Imagine Van Gogh, an immersive exhibition featuring massive projections of the Dutch master's work, runs until October 31 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: In collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October 2022.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: GROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono/The art of John and Yoko runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1, 2022. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which delves into Ono’s artistic process, reflecting her radical and unconventional approach, and the second highlighting Ono and her deceased husband John Lennon’s collaborative art projects aimed at promoting peace.
SATURDAY: local eight-piece band Zappostrophe performs a tribute to the music of Frank Zappa at the Fox Cabaret.
SATURDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of the 2010 director's cut of William Friedkin's 1973 supernatural horror classic, The Exorcist.
SATURDAY: the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is joined by pianist Robert Silverman in a program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Chan Centre.
SATURDAY: the Vancouver Bach Choir returns to the Orpheum Theatre stage under conductor Leslie Dala with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in d minor.
SATURDAY: artists from Vancouver Opera perform arias and duets from popular operas as well as lesser known gems at an afternoon show at Kay Meek Arts Centre.
SUNDAY: The Vancouver Recital Society presents young Canadian pianist Toni Siqi Yun in a program of works by Bellini/Liszt, Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Wagner/Liszt, and Stravinsky/Agosti at the Vancouver Playhouse.
SUNDAY: in Piano Burning, Annea Lockwood’s infamous work—where Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa performs a piano as it burns—is re-envisioned through the lens of historically banned First Nations fire ceremonies at Mountain View Cemetery.
SUNDAY: Kitty Nights presents burlesque performances by Burgundy Brixx, the Purrrfessor, Ann Narky, Shaboobie Boobarella, Jessie Rockley, MZ B Haven, Fionna Flauntit, Lizzy Tushi, Susie Sweetcheeks, and Dandy Dulcinea at the Biltmore Cabaret.