40 things to do in Vancouver this week, May 2 to 6

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      MONDAY: Wes Barker and Chris Ramsay of Netflix's Big Trick Energy perform a night of magic and comedy at the Rio Theatre.

      MONDAY: English singer-songwriter and musician Michael David Rosenberg, aka Passenger, plays the Vogue Theatre.

      MONDAY: Texas Americana musician Shakey Graves plays the Orpheum Theatre, with guest Begonia.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Deer Hunter, starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken.

      MONDAY: Cinema Salon presents a screening of Michael Cimino's Oscar-winning drama The Deer Hunter at Vancity Theatre.

      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.

      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 travelling exhibition Boarder X until October.

      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 Rio Theatre of X, director Ti West's horror film about a group of young filmmakers who set out to make an adult film in rural Texas and find themselves fighting for their lives.

      'Da Kink In My Hair runs at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
      Arts Club Theatre Company

      TUESDAY 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. Running Tues.-Sun. until May 19.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Blackout Art Society presents performances of Echoes From Far Away Cities, a play about domestic violence, at the Annex.

      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.

      WEDNESDAY: L.A. trio Moonchild plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Sofiya Abena Ballin and Austin Antoine.

      WEDNESDAY: women-led ensemble OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk, and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage, and love at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

      WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY: Too Hoth to Handle is a new Star Wars burlesque revue from the Geekenders at the Rio Theatre.

      The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare plays at the York Theatre.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the York Theatre of The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, a play set in 1940s France about seven female spies who risk everything to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda, and espionage.

      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.

      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: Shoegaze band Slow Crush plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Deserta and Did You Die.

      THURSDAYVancouver Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedic tale of forbidden love across class divides, HMS Pinafore, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      THURSDAY: Paul Anthony's Talent Time at the Rio Theatre features busker and street philosopher Spoons, comedian Yumi Nagashima, and the Minimalist Jug Band's Al Mader.

      L.A. dance troupe BODYTRAFFIC performs at the Dance Centre.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: L.A.-based dance troupe BODYTRAFFIC performs a program of four works at the Dance Centre.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAYPi Theatre presents playwright Anders Lustgarten's Lampedusa, a play about two strangers finding hope and connection where they least expect it, at the Cultch's Vancity Culture Lab.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: performances at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of Shirley Valentine, a play about a Liverpudlian housewife who takes a trip to Greece and starts to see the world and herself very differently.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the Art Vancouver International Art Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West features an art runway show, artist talks, a live painting competition, and speaker panels.

      FRIDAY: Chicago indie-rock trio DEHD plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      FRIDAY: the City Soul Choir performs under music director Karla Mundy in Let Love Rule at Canadian Memorial United Church.

      Ensemble Correspondences plays the Chan Centre.

      FRIDAY: Early Music Vancouver presents Les Plaisirs Du Louvre, a performance by Ensemble Correspondences, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      FRIDAY: Chicago psych-pop group Mild High Club plays the Hollywood Theatre.

      FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Sam Raimi's 1992 horror-comedy Army of Darkness, starring Bruce Campbell.

      FRIDAY: Music of the Night is a musical celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 75th birthday at New Westminster's Massey Theatre.

      FRIDAY: American comedian and writer Clint Coley performs standup at the Biltmore Cabaret on his My Edible Kicked In Tour.

      FRIDAY: associate conductor Andrew Crust and associate concertmaster Timothy Steeves join the Vancouver Symphony in the first of two nights of music by Bernstein, Shostakovich, Florence Price, and John Adams at the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Th1rt3en, a trio featuring hip-hop luminary Pharoahe Monch, drummer Daru Jones, and guitarist Marcus Machado, plays Fortune Sound Club.

      Himmat opens at the Cultch Historic Theatre on Friday.

      FRIDAY: Himmat, a depiction of a working-class family’s struggle with addiction and labour, told through flashbacks and set in Surrey Memorial Hospital, opens at the Cultch Historic Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Celtic folk-rock band Early Spirit celebrates the release of its new album The Hollow Tree at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY: Vancouver indie singer-songwriter Jillian Lake plays an album-release show at the WISE Hall.

      FRIDAY: a fictitious male stripper troupe performs an improv-comedy show in the Comic Strippers at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre.

      FRIDAY: First Nations hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Prado and DJ Kookum.


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