35 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 8 to 12

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      MONDAY: American folk-rock singer-songwriter Amos Lee plays the Vogue Theatre, with guest Danielle Ponder.

      MONDAY: Vancouver rockers from the '90s, Moist, play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Colour Tongues.

      MONDAY: CatVideoFest 2022 at the Rio Theatre is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos, with money raised going to cats in need through partnerships with local animal-welfare organizations and shelters.

      Eivør plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      MONDAY: art-pop singer-songwriter and actress from the Faroe Islands, Eivør, plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guest Emily Jane White.

      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: 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.

      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: Americana/R&B group Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats play the PNE Amphitheatre, with guests. Mt. Joy.

      TUESDAY: New York City punk-rock band Bodega plays the Biltmore Cabaret., with guests Kamikaze Nurse.

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

      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.

      Mitski plays Deer Lake Park.

      WEDNESDAY: Japanese-American indie-rock singer-songwriter Mitski plays Burnaby's Deer Lake Park, with guests Hurray For the Riff Raff.

      WEDNESDAY: Korean pop sensations Seventeen play Rogers Arena.

      WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of animation pioneer Phil Tippet's Mad God, a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs.

      WEDNESDAY: Speakeasy Standup Comedy at Addah features headliner Amber Harper-Young.

      WEDNESDAY: Oklahoma indie-folk band Wilderado plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Winona Forever. SOLD OUT.

      Carrie screens at the VIFF Centre.

      WEDNESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Brian De Palma's Carrie as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYGhosts of the Machine, a new exhibition curated by Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology, and ecology, runs until August 14 at the Polygon Gallery.

      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. 

      THURSDAY: Sounds Like Fire at the Cultch's Vancity Culture Lab features music and poetry by Desirée Dawson, Kimmortal, Francis Arevalo, and Hari Alluri.

      Mikey and Nicky screens at the VIFF Centre.

      THURSDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Elaine May's 1976 crime drama Mikey and Nicky as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

      THURSDAY: the Legendary Downchild Blues Band, featuring singer-guitarist Donnie Walsh, performs at Mission's Clarke Theatre.

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

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Martin Scorsese's gritty 1976 drama Taxi Driver as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.

      Scott Aukerman brings Comedy BANG! BANG! to the Vogue.

      FRIDAY: Comedy BANG! BANG! at the Vogue Theatre features Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and the CBB All-Stars.

      FRIDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Orson Welles’s spectacularly seedy 1958 noir film, Touch of Evil.

      FRIDAY: Guide My Way at the York Theatre features music from Sedna and features a performance by singer-songwriter Desirée Dawson.

      FRIDAY: Iowa stoner/doom duo Telekinetic Yeti plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests White Hills.

      Mother Mother plays the Ambleside Music Festival.

      FRIDAY: the three-day Ambleside Music Festival features performances on Friday by Scott Helman, Jesse Roper, Jon and Roy, Tim Atlas, Charlotte Cardin, Hannah Georgas, and headliners Mother Mother.


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