FRIDAY: New York City guitar and banjo innovator Eugene Chadbourne plays LanaLou's Restaurant.
FRIDAY: Canadian blues-rockers Big Sugar, featuring singer-guitarist Gordie Johnson, play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests the Congregation.
FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Nicholas Winding Refn‘s hyper-stylized and gloriously violent neo-noir action thriller Drive.
FRIDAY: Vancouver garage-surf band Dead Ghosts plays the WISE Hall, with guests Janky Bungag.
FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often? presents cabaret-comedy musician Shirley Gnome at the Biltmore Cabaret.
FRIDAY: Emo Night North at the Rickshaw Theatre features guest DJ Shane Told of Silverstein.
FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-winning 1972 Mafia epic The Godfather as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.
FRIDAY: American improvisational and standup comedian and actor Sal Vulcano performs at the Vogue Theatre.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Lakeside Players present a lighthearted adaptation of the Robin Hood tales at Presentation House Theatre.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: The 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the three-day Mission Folk Music Festival features performances by 21 bands and solo artists, including Shred Kelly, William Prince, Shakura S'Aida, Le Winston Band, Kanatal, Aysanabee, and Lonesome House Painters.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the travelling exhibition Boarder X until October.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Everything Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft, one of the Capture Photography Festival’s featured exhibitions, runs until September 11 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Uninvited: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Theatre Under the Stars presents performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings to August 27 at Malkin Bowl.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: We 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents performances at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31 of Kinky Boots, a Tony Award–winning musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Ghosts 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the four-day Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival features 60 bands on eight indoor and outdoor stages, plus visual art and kids' entertainment, at the Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada.
SATURDAY: American rapper, vocalist, and actor Machine Gun Kelly plays Rogers Arena, with guests Avril Lavigne and Willow.
SATURDAY: Southern California punk-rockers Face to Face play the Rickshaw Theatre, with local guests Rest Easy.
SATURDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Douglas Trumbull's atypical, environmental-themed 1972 sci-fi film Silent Running as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.
SATURDAY: the West Van Arts Council presents the Kristian Braathen Trio performing originals and jazz standards at the Silk Purse Arts Centre.
SATURDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Chicago Fire FC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.
SATURDAY: L.A.-based country-folk duo Mapache, composed of Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci, plays the WISE Hall.
SATURDAY: The Cup 2022 at Hastings Racecourse is a day-long event featuring horse racing and musical performances from k-os and Felix Cartal, plus fashion, art, food, and beverages.
SATURDAY: American punk-rockers Rise Against play the PNE Forum, with guests the Used and Senses Fail.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Summerville Music Festival is a two-day outdoor event at the Waldorf featuring 15 bands and DJs, beer gardens, food trucks, games, and marketplace.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Kokoro Dance presents its 28th annual Wreck Beach Butoh, with costumes, set, lighting, and sound by Mother Nature. No photography or video allowed.
SUNDAY: American indie-rock musician Alec Ounsworth's project, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, plays the WISE Hall.
SUNDAY: American rock legend John Fogerty performs his solo and Creedence Clearwater Revival hits at Rogers Arena.
SUNDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Martin Scorsese's 1973 crime drama Mean Streets as part of the Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s film series.