40 things to do in Vancouver this week, September 5 to 9

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      MONDAY: final day of the 2022 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), which features the Stars of the Peking Acrobats, SuperDogs, Flying Fools High Dive Show, Dueling Pianos, Electric Fire, and the return of Summer Night Concerts.

      MONDAY: new-wave/synth-pop artist from England, Gary Numan, plays the Commodore Ballroom.

      MONDAY: experimental art-rock duo Tonstartssbandht plays the Fox Cabaret in support of their new album Petunia.

      MONDAY: as part of TAIWANfest, string ensemble Harmonia highlights some of the musical stories that those in both Taiwan and southeast Asia can connect at Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Chaka Khan plays the PNE.

      MONDAY: performances by American R&B/soul/funk vocalists Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle at the PNE Amphitheatre at the final show of the 2022 PNE Summer Night Concerts series.

      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: 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.

      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.

      TUESDAYNormal Good is a standup-comedy show hosted by Danika Thibault and Nathan Hare at The Lido.

      TUESDAY: Australian pop singer-songwriter Clinton Kane plays the Vogue Theatre.

      Elemental Cinema shows at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
      Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, 4 Waters – Deep Implicancy (still), 2019

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Elemental Cinema brings together the collaborative film works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, showing to December 11 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

      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 Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      WEDNESDAY: Canadian country-music singer-songwriter Tim Hicks plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Robyn Ottolini.

      WEDNESDAY: American indie-rock bands idkhow & Joywave play a coheadlining bill at the Vogue Theatre.

      WEDNESDAY: British prog-metal band Monuments plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Essenger, Sammy Boller, and No Light Escapes.

      WEDNESDAY: Japanese singer, rapper, comedian, and former YouTuber Joji plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centrewith guests rel brown and SavageRealm.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Dominican-born artist Tania Marmolejo’s first solo exhibition in Canada, The Dream and the Voyage, runs until October 1 at the Center of International Contemporary Art.

      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.

      Niki plays Malkin Bowl.

      THURSDAY: Indonesian R&B/indie-folk singer-songwriter and record producer Niki plays Malkin Bowl.

      THURSDAY: Canadian punk band the Flatliners performs at the Rickshaw Theatre on its 20th anniversary tour.

      THURSDAY: electronic/alt-rock singer, songwriter, and producer from New York City, Two Feet, plays the Vogue Theatre.

      THURSDAY: Korean-Canadian singer-songwriter Junny performs at the Harbour Events Centre on his Blanc Tour.

      THURSDAYA Mennonite to Remember is a free evening of poetry with Sarah Ens and Ellie Sawatzky at Massy Arts.

      Peter Pan Goes Wrong plays at the Stanley.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the international comedy sensation, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 16.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAYWestern Gold Theatre presents 90 Days, a play about the 1972 Ugandan forced exodus of its Asian community, 50 years later, running until September 25 at Pal Studio Theatre.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAYFirst impressions Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, a tribute to the legendary Man in Black, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre until September 24.

      The Fringe Theatre Festival kicks off on Thursday.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Fringe Festival features 11 days of boundary-pushing theatre from performance artists worldwide at various Vancouver venues.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: in the Fringe Festival play Neurotic Erotica, running to September 18 at the Improv Centre, controversial author Esme J.K. Quimby (Regan Shrumm) reads from her latest novel, 50 Shades of Grief: A Neurotic Erotica.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: North Vancouver Community Players present Alan Bennett's series of solo pieces, Talking Heads (Lady of Letters & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet) to September 24 at The Theatre at Hendry Hall.

      Bert Kreischer plays the Queen E.

      FRIDAY: American stand-up comedian, podcaster, reality television host, and actor Bert Kreischer plays the first of two nights at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Teresa Alfeld's 2022 rock documentary, Doug and the Slugs and Me.

      FRIDAY: Nova Scotia indie-rock singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett plays the Commodore Ballroom.

      FRIDAY: That Other Hunger is a solo exhibition of videos, textiles, and sculptures by Vanessa Brown, running until November 6 at the Richmond Art Gallery.

      FRIDAY: indie-rock band from Washington D.C., Flasher, plays the Fox Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Alan Parker's 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall, starring Bob Geldof.

      Stan Douglas's work is at the Polygon Gallery.

      FRIDAY: drawing inspiration from the global political unrest seen in 2011, Stan Douglas presents 2011 ≠ 1848, four large-scale photographs and a two-channel video installation, showing until November 6 at the Polygon Gallery.

       

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