Please note: due to COVID-19, B.C. Vaccine Cards and/or masks may be required for entry to certain in-person events.
FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Kinji Fukasaku's controversial and ultra-violent 2000 parable of adolescence, Battle Royale.
FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Winnipeg Jets in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.
FRIDAY: music director Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony team up with SFU’s Precursor Lab to create an innovative theatrical and cinematic interpretation of Prokofiev’s ballet score for Romeo & Juliet at the Orpheum Theatre.
FRIDAY: local soul singer Krystle Dos Santos performs at Ironworks as part of the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society's Ironfest Concert Series.
FRIDAY: the B.C. Lions take on the Edmonton Elks in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.
FRIDAY: Montreal-based pianist and accordionist Josh “Socalled” Dolgin leads an evening of rediscovered Yiddish songs at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre as part of the 2021 Chutzpah! Festival.
FRIDAY: the Unbound Reading Series features conversation inspired by Black speculative narratives at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
FRIDAY: opening celebration at the Polygon Gallery for Steven Shearer, an expansive solo show on display until Feb. 13, 2022.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Paddle Song at the Firehall Arts Centre stars Cheri Maracle in a one-woman musical about Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Imagine Picasso, an immersive exhibition featuring massive projections of the pioneering Spanish artist's work, is now running 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: the 25th Eastside Culture Crawl presents its weekend of in-person visits to participating artists' studios.
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: Deep Cove Stage Society presents performances of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Tracy Labrosse, at North Van's Deep Cove Stage.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: screening at the Vancity Theatre of Jane Campion's 2021 western The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition--which offers a close-up look at Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece--shows at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building.
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.
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: 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: OG Punk, running at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery until January 2, 2022, captures the ethos of punk subculture by Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein.
SATURDAY: mezzo-soprano Marion Newman performs in her guest curated series, Hasalala Danxalax: Marion Newman & Friends, at the Chan Centre.
SATURDAY: Vancouver punk legends D.O.A., featuring frontman Joey "Shithead" Keithley, play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Bishops Green, the Spitfires and GRRLcircus.
SATURDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer playoff action at BC Place Stadium.
SATURDAY: the online Vancouver Podcast Festival features workshops and panels serving the local and national podcasting community.
SATURDAY: an evening with ultra athlete and plant-powered wellness advocate Rich Roll at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church features live music by Noble Son and a live podcast conversation between Rich and local podcast hosts Zach Berman and Dean Morris.
SATURDAY: Israeli-American standup comedian Avi Liberman performs at the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre as part of the 2021 Chutzpah! Festival.
SATURDAY: Vancouver comedian Dino Archie headlines the Comic Strip, a weekly standup comedy show at Tyrant Studios.
SATURDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary about amateur grizzly-bear expert and "gonzo naturalist" Timothy Treadwell, Grizzly Man.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Planted Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre West features inspirational speakers, leading vegan product creators, sustainability drivers, plant-based cookbook authors, and over 200 vendors.
SUNDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.