25 things to do in Vancouver this week, January 24 to 28

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      Please note: due to COVID-19, B.C. Vaccine Cards and/or masks may be required for entry to certain in-person events. Some events may also be cancelled because of the pandemic, so online confirmation is recommended.

      MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of John Carpenter's 1982 horror masterpiece, The Thing, starring Kurt Russell and the acclaimed makeup-FX of Rob Bottin.

      MONDAY: screening at the Vancity Theatre of director Pablo Larraín's 2021 biopic Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart at Princess Diana.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: Outsiders and Others presents Nature Calls, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Vancouver-based artist Ray Ophoff, on display until January 30.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYJan Wade: Soul Powerrunning to March 13 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, brings together the artist’s diverse body of work alongside new pieces made specifically for the exhibition.

      The rare First Folio of William Shakespeare's collected plays is on view at the VAG.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the extremely rare First Folio of William Shakespeare's collected plays, published in 1623, is on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery until March 20.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October 2022.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the Robson Square Ice Rink offers free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with skate rentals and sharpening available.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: Connie Sabo's information + impression, a sculptural installation created from newspapers that have been twisted into suspended netting and shaped into circular forms, runs until February 4 at Pendulum Gallery.

      Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has been held over until February 20.
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      MONDAY TO FRIDAYMichelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition--which offers a close-up look at Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece--held over at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building until February 20.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts runs to February 6, featuring theatre, dance, multimedia, and music performances at various Vancouver venues.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYGROWING 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.

      TUESDAY: screening at the Vancity Theatre of Titane, director Julia Ducournau's shocking queer fantasy about a female serial killer which morphs into a strange kind of love story.

      TUESDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Edmonton Oilers in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      Joseph Toonga performs in the PuSh Festival dance piece Born to Manifest.
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      TUESDAY TO THURSDAYJoseph Toonga channels the experiences of young Black British men in the PuSh Festival dance piece Born to Manifest at Performance Works on Granville Island.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYCanoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers alongside historical images and information that tells the story of the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibition runs until July 3, 2022.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYSankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots, an exhibition that explores the relationships between traditional and contemporary African art and Black Canadian contemporary art, runs until March 27, 2022 at the MOA.

      WEDNESDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of You Were Never Really Here, writer-director Lynne Ramsay's savage, spare portrait of a troubled hitman ensnared in a grisly cover-up, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

      Cocreators of Showtime's Yellowjackets discuss the show at an online forum.

      WEDNESDAY: Yellowjackets cocreators and executive producers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson take part in an online discussion of the Showtime survival drama.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Theatre Replacement's boldly imaginative Do you mind if I sit here? is at the Russian Hall as part of the PuSh Festival.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: an expansive solo show of the works of Steven Shearer is on display at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery until Feb. 13, 2022.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYSho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery is a solo exhibition by designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro that showcases meticulously crafted couture gowns, textiles, paintings, and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition runs at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until June 5, 2022.

      THURSDAY: 80th anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Michael Curtiz's Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

      THURSDAY: the Discover Dance! series presents a program of contemporary dance by Ne. Sans Opera & Dance at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

      Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin joins the VSO at the Orpheum on Friday.

      FRIDAY: Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in a program of works by Chopin, Fauré, and Bologne.

      FRIDAY: hear and see 11 of Turning Point Ensemble’s exemplary musicians as soloists in Solo Flare at the Orpheum Annex.