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FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Hal Ashby's 1971 comedy-drama Harold and Maude, starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Theatre Replacement's boldly imaginative Do you mind if I sit here? is at the Russian Hall as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Myriad features seven new works by SFU School for the Contemporary Arts student choreographers at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: hear and see 11 of Turning Point Ensemble’s exemplary musicians as soloists in Solo Flare at the Orpheum Annex.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in a program of works by Chopin, Fauré, and Bologne at the Orpheum Theatre.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Outsiders and Others presents Nature Calls, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Vancouver-based artist Ray Ophoff, on display until January 30.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Jan Wade: Soul Power, running 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the 12th annual Vancouver Short Film Festival runs online until February 6, featuring 51 films across six programs.
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: the Robson Square Ice Rink offers free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with skate rentals and sharpening available.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Michelangelo'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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival runs to February 6, featuring theatre, dance, multimedia, and music performances at various Vancouver venues.
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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Canoe 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sankofa: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: an expansive solo show of the works of Steven Shearer is on display at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery until Feb. 13, 2022.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sho 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.
SATURDAY: 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.
SATURDAY: Sebastien Bourgault hosts Kraken Comedy's Saturday Night Showcase, a night of standup at Lanalou's Restaurant.
SATURDAY: Lache Cercel and the Roma Jazz Ensemble play the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Korean director Kim Ki-young's Hitchcockian domestic shocker The Housemaid.
SUNDAY: screening at the Vancity Theatre of Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 drama The Last Picture Show.
SUNDAY: comedian Nimesh Patel performs two shows of standup at the Rio Theatre. SOLD OUT.
SUNDAY: Birds of a Feather is an interpretive nature walk with biologist Dr. Kim Dohms at Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon Nature House.
SUNDAY: Brigid Festival Vancouver is a free, online event to celebrate the healing, light, and creativity of Irish women and women across the world.
SUNDAY: George Elliott Clark and Gary Geddes share their anti-war poetry online as part of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute's Ink Not Blood.
SUNDAY: Comedy Ting at the Calabash Bistro features standup comedy by Jonny Paul, Ruthless Ravi Khanna, Jackie Agnew, Jonny Divito, Yixuan Zhang, Sean McDonnell, Akeem Hoyte-Charles, and Nancy Ho.
SUNDAY: afternoon screening at the Rio Theatre of Kenneth Branagh's black-and-white autobiographical drama, Belfast.