40 things to do in Vancouver this week, April 11 to 15

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      MONDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of David Lynch's 2001 mix of Hollywood satire, film noir, and fever dream, Mulholland Drive.

      MONDAYComedy Here Often presents a standup-comedy show at the Hollywood Theatre by American comic, actor, and radio host Donnell Rawlings.

      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.

      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.

      Yoko Ono's Growing Freedom exhibition is at the VAG.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYGROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono/The art of John and Yoko runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1. 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.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, an intra-community arts and culture outdoor festival, runs until April 23 at various Vancouver locations.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYRennie Museum presents Spring 2022: Collected Works, a group exhibition on the potency of photography featuring the work of Larry Clark, Katy Grannan and Andres Serrano, running until May 28. Warning: this exhibition includes images and content that some may find offensive.

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

      Sapphire Haze plays the Fox Cabaret.
      Jan Gates

      TUESDAYMusic on Main presents Sapphire Haze, a duo composed of Cindy Kao (violin) and Aysha Dulong (electronics), at the Fox Cabaret.

      TUESDAY: British experimental rock band Black Midi plays Imperial Vancouver, with guest Injury Reserve.

      TUESDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Vegas Golden Knights in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      TUESDAY: Amsterdam psych-rock band Altin Gün plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Pachyman.

      Nightmare Alley, with Bradley Cooper, screens at the Rio Theatre.

      TUESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Guillermo del Toro’s modern noir thriller, Nightmare Alley, starring Bradley Cooper.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents Made In Italy, a play about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta, at the Granville Island Stage until April 17.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYKostuik Gallery presents The Subconscious Voice, a duo exhibition of new artworks by Canadian artists Stu Oxley and Curtis Cutshaw, running until May 1.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYHamlin's Women, running to April 29 at Gabor Gasztonyi Studio, features Gasztonyi's portraits of women in Ethiopia who have had fistula surgery. 

      Sarah Roa plays Alice in Gateway Theatre's In Wonderland.
      Ben Laird

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYIn Wonderland, a contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, runs until April 16 at Richmond's Gateway Theatre.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: 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.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYCarousel Theatre presents Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, the story of a nine-year-old who comes out as a boy to his family, at the Waterfront Theatre.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the Red Gate Revue Stage of Collected Stories, Donald Margulies' searching look at the lives of a pair of writers, focusing on their friendship and ambition.

      Steve Dawson plays the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      WEDNESDAY: guitarist, composer, and producer Steve Dawson celebrates the release of his new album Gone, Long Gone, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      WEDNESDAY: Swedish post-punk band Viagra Boys plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Kills Birds. SOLD OUT.

      WEDNESDAY: Salt Lake City dream-pop band Choir Boy plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests RIKI and Spectres.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYCloud Album, a new exhibition featuring more than 250 historically and culturally significant works drawn from the collection of the London-based Archive of Modern Conflict, runs until May 1 at the Polygon Gallery.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYSho 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.

      Cirque du Soleil's Alegria is Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYAlegria, a  Cirque du Soleil classic reimagined for a new generation, runs until June 5 under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place

      THURSDAY: local folk-rock duo Hollow Twin plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Silent St. J and Wesley Attew.

      THURSDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Arizona Coyotes in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      THURSDAY: local indie band Rare Americans plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests the Jins.

      THURSDAY: Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter and environmental activist Sarah Harmer plays the Vogue Theatre.

      Bob Mould plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      THURSDAY: former Hüsker Dü member Bob Mould plays the Rickshaw Theatre as part of his Distortion and Blue Hearts! Tour.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at Metro Theatre of Murder By Misadventure, in which a television crime-series writer resorts to blackmail to keep his partner in line. Running Thurs.-Sun. until April 28.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents da Kink in my Haira musical celebration of women of colour, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      FRIDAY: 35th anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II, starring Bruce Campbell.

      FRIDAY: American rockers the Brian Jonestown Massacre play the Vogue Theatre, with guests Mercury Rev.

      Stephen Fearing plays Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Stephen Fearing, Juno-winning cofounder of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAYCurious Creations Collective presents Waiting for Garbo, a new musical with a social conscience about plastic in the oceans and consumerism, at Presentation House Theatre.

      FRIDAY: the Pacific Spirit Choir presents performances of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and Antonin Dvorak's Mass in D at West Vancouver United Church.

      FRIDAY: Atlanta-based rock band Mattiel, fronted by Mattiel Brown, plays the Fortune Sound Club.

      FRIDAY: American DJ specializing in mashups and digital sampling, Girl Talk, plays the Commodore Ballroom. SOLD OUT.