35 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 15 to 19

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      MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director George Miller's 2015 action-thriller, Mad Max: Fury Road

      MONDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Edmund Goulding's 1947 noir shocker Nightmare Alley.

      Steve Earle plays the Vogue Theatre.

      MONDAY: American roots-rockers Steve Earle & the Dukes play the Vogue Theatre.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYThe Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a new exhibition running at the Vancouver Art Gallery until October 23, surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the South Asian Arts Society presents the seventh annual Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts at Langley's Campbell Valley Red Barn until Aug. 31.

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

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the 34th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs until August 21 online and at various Vancouver venues.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: new exhibition T. rex: the Ultimate Predator reveals the story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through life-sized models, fossil casts, and engaging interactives. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2023 at Science World.

      Theatre Under the Stars runs at Malkin Bowl.
      Emily Cooper

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYTheatre Under the Stars presents performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings to August 27 at Malkin Bowl.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYUninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment gathers more than 200 works of art by a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers, and sculptors. Running until January 8, 2023, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYEverything Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruftone of the Capture Photography Festival’s featured exhibitions, runs until September 11 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      TUESDAY: screening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza of the animated family film Sing 2 as part of the Sunset Cinema outdoor movie series.

      TUESDAY: American rapper Kid Cudi performs at Rogers Arena, with guests Don Toliver, Denzel Curry, and Strick.

      TUESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Sidney Lumet's 1975 bank-heist drama Dog Day Afternoon as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

      TUESDAY TO THURSDAYMusic on Main presents Summer Pop-Up Concerts at Mount Pleasant Park.

      Come From Away runs at the Queen E. Theatre.
      Matthew Murphy

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre of Come From Away, the hit musical based on the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: showing at the Museum of Anthropology of UBC until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, which showcases the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYWe Were So Far Away is a travelling exhibition, showing at the Vancouver Maritime Museum until November 27, that uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents performances at the Granville Island Stage to August 21 of Made In Italy, about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYPlayland features a range of entertaining activities like midway games, mini-golf, a haunted house, a climbing wall, and the legendary Wooden Roller Coaster.

      WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      WEDNESDAY: screening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza of the 2012 musical-comedy film Pitch Perfect as part of the Sunset Cinema outdoor movie series.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Bill Reid Gallery presents the exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel, which examines the work of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, until March 19, 2023. 

      Angela Verbrugge plays Frankie's Jazz.

      THURSDAY: jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge performs songs from latest album Love for Connoisseurs at Frankie's Jazz.

      THURSDAY: Eclectic Electric is a night of live electronic music featuring GRDN, Jackson Ramsey, daffodil, and Bede at Red Gate Arts Society.

      THURSDAY: the West Van Arts Council presents a performance by the Tony Foster Trio as part of the Jazz Waves series.

      THURSDAY: South Korean rapper Camo performs at the Fox Cabaret.

      THURSDAY: Justice Laid Bare at the Rio Theatre is a burlesque fundraiser for reproductive right, with all proceeds to the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada.

      FRIDAY: Australian indie-rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever plays the Hollywood Theatre.

      The Killers play Rogers Arena.

      FRIDAY: Las Vegas rock band the Killers plays Rogers Arena, with guest Johnny Marr.

      FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic, Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

      FRIDAY: New York City jazz pianist Ray Gallon performs at Frankie's Jazz.

      FRIDAY: Vancouver-based indie-rock quartet Bealby Point plays the Fortune Sound Club.

      FRIDAY: Juno-winning Vancouver singer-songwriter Dan Mangan kicks off Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival with an outdoor concert at the TD Community Plaza in Towne Centre Park.

      Dawn of the Dead screens at the VIFF Centre.

      FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of George Romero's 1978 zombie epic Dawn of the Dead as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.


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