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: American comedian Chelsea Handler performs two shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of her Vaccinated and Horny Tour.
FRIDAY: indie-pop band from L.A., the Marías, plays the Commodore Ballroom.
FRIDAY: Iowa stoner/doom duo Telekinetic Yeti plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests White Hills.
FRIDAY: Guide My Way at the York Theatre features music from Sedna and features a performance by singer-songwriter Desirée Dawson.
FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Walter Hill's 1979 New York City street-gang epic The Warriors.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the three-day Ambleside Music Festival features headlining performances by Mother Mother (Friday), the Offspring (Saturday), and Mariana's Trench (Sunday).
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the 34th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs until August 21 online and at various Vancouver venues.
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 South Asian Arts Society presents the seventh annual Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts at Langley's Campbell Valley Red Barn until Aug. 31.
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: Playland features a range of entertaining activities like midway games, mini-golf, a haunted house, a climbing wall, and the legendary Wooden Roller Coaster.
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: 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: 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: 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 Granville Island Stage to August 21 of Made In Italy, about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta.
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.
SATURDAY: the Fruit Beer Fest at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium will feature a number of B.C. breweries, cideries, and musicians.
SATURDAY: Toronto indie-rock quartet Metric plays the Orpheum Theatre, with guests Dear Rouge.
SATURDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 suspense-thriller Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak.
SATURDAY: British audio-visual post-punk duo the KVB plays the Rickshaw Theatre.
SATURDAY: Baltimore experimental-pop band Animal Collective plays the Vogue Theatre.
SATURDAY: Sammy Rae and the Friends perform at Red Truck Beer Company as part of the Truck Stop Concert Series.
SATURDAY: author, survivor, and feminist activist Karen Moe reads from her debut book, Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor, at the People's Co-op Bookstore.
SATURDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
SATURDAY: American indie-folk singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler plays the WISE Hall, with guests Eight Bells and Ashley Shadow.
SATURDAY: kids can learn how to use natural materials in art making and basic weaving techniques with artist Elvira Monteforte at a Community Art and Climate Change Workshop in John Lawson Park presented by West Van Arts Council.
SATURDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of writer-director Elaine May's 1976 crime drama Mikey and Nicky, starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk, as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: local author, historian, musician, and Georgia Straight contributor Aaron Chapman is joined by former Clark Park Gang members Bradley Bennett and Danny “Mouse” Williamson for a Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour in Clark Park.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: local buyers can connect with over 40 vendors at the two-day Summer Pop-Up Market at Heritage Hall.
SUNDAY: A Night of Death and Doom at the WISE Hall features performances by metal bands Begrime Exemious, Grave Infestation, and Egregore.
SUNDAY: standup comedians perform their favourite jokes and afterwards host Dusty Searcy joins them onstage to ask questions about their material at The Operating Room at Tightrope Impro Theatre.
SUNDAY: guitarist/composer Tony Wilson and his Longhand Trio plays Havana Theatre as part of the Second Sunday Jazz series.
SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Milos Forman's classic 1975 drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, followed by a reception and musical performance by Sarah Jickling and Her Good Bad Luck.