40 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, March 4 to 6

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      Please note: due to COVID-19, B.C. Vaccine Cards and/or masks may be required for entry to certain in-person events. Some events may also be cancelled or postponed, so online confirmation is recommended.

      FRIDAY: Toronto-based saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, a veteran of the bands of Buddy Rich and Elvin Jones, performs at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      FRIDAY: Indie-pop singer-songwriter from Salt Lake City, Ritt Momney, plays the Fox Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: Burnaby singer-songwriter Luca Fogale performs at the Hollywood Theatre, with guest Kylie V.

      FRIDAY: director Alexander Weimann and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra perform musical gems by women composers in Women of Note at Christ Church Cathedral. 

      FRIDAY: local Celtic punks the Real McKenzies play the WISE Hall, with guests Real Sickies.

      FRIDAYAlistair Ogden and An-Te Chu present their best jokes and favourite comedians at Comedy Pants, a standup comedy show at China Cloud.

      Anna Rakitina.

      FRIDAY: conductor Anna Rakitina and violinist Blake Pouliot join the Vancouver Symphony in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Grieg's Peer Gynt: Incidental Music (selections) at the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY: director Alexander Weimann and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra perform musical gems by Women of Note at Christ Church Cathedral.

      FRIDAY: the New Orford String Quartet performs a varied program, from Dvořák's "American" String Quartet to Canadian Carmen Braden's The Raven Conspiracy, at South Delta Baptist Church.

      FRIDAYRuthless Ravi Khanna hosts an evening of uncensored standup comedy in the Comedy Ring Parts Unknown III.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAYBallet BC presents Reveal + Tell, featuring the Canadian premiere of Marco Goecke’s intense exploration of love, Woke Up Blind, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: double bill of solo dance works created and performed by Kelly McInnes and Arash Khakpour (The Biting School) at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: performances at the Cultch Historic Theatre of Beautiful Man, Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Erin Shields' eviscerating satire of gender roles in popular culture. 

      James Yi stars in Kim's Convenience.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: performances at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Kim's Conveniencestarring James Yi as Mr. Kim.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: performances at the Firehall Arts Centre until March 13 of Mary’s Weddingplaywright Stephen Massicotte's story of love and survival, directed by Donna Spencer.

      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: Kevin Loring's satire about power, politics, and procreation, Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer, runs until March 13 at the York Theatre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the extremely rare First Folio of William Shakespeare's collected plays, published in 1623, is on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery until March 20.

      Sankofa cocurator Nya Lewis at the exhibition opening.
      Sarah Race

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYSankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots, an exhibition that explores the relationships between traditional and contemporary African art and Black Canadian contemporary art, runs until March 27, 2022 at the MOA.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYBelieve, a solo exhibition of new paintings by emerging Canadian artist Ghislain Brown-Kossi, runs until March 27 at Kostuik Gallery.

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

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYCarousel Theatre for Young People presents Gruff, a timely parable about immigration, friendship, sharing, and individuality, at the Waterfront Theatre until March 20.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYJan Wade: Soul Powerrunning to March 13 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, brings together the artist’s diverse body of work alongside new pieces made specifically for the exhibition.

      Miranda MacDougall and Libby Willoughby of In Response to Alabama.
      Callum Gunn

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: In Response to Alabama at the Cultch sees three performers share the stories of their abortions with a small audience in an intimate setting.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival features more than 50 films about climbing, snowsports, adventure, mountain culture, and the environment at the Rio Theatre and Kay Meek Arts Centre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYGROWING 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.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYCanoe 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.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYSho 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.

      Satoshi Kon's's Perfect Blue.

      SATURDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Satoshi Kon's animated psychological thriller Perfect Blue, in Japanese with English subtitles.

      SATURDAY: the New Orford String Quartet performs a varied program, from Dvořák's "American" String Quartet to Canadian Carmen Braden's The Raven Conspiracy, at West Vancouver United Church.

      SATURDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the New York City FC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      SATURDAY: Leonard Sumner, Indigenous musician from Little Saskatchewan First Nation, performs at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      SATURDAY: L.A. Indie-pop group the Marías plays the Rickshaw Theatre. SOLD OUT.

      Golden Bee Cube, Synthetic Apiary II, 2020, part of The Imitation Game exhibiton at the VAG.
      Neri Oxman and the MIT Mediated Matter Group

      SATURDAY 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. 

      SUNDAY: the Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver Chamber Choir, and the UBC School of Music present Music on the Point: Stephen Chatman 70th Birthday Celebration, featuring performances by the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vetta Chamber Music, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      SUNDAY: local jazz saxophonist Cory Weeds and his trio are joined by New York City pianist David Hazeltine at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

      SUNDAYThe Vancouver Recital Society presents British pianist Isata Kenneh-Mason in a program of works by Mozart (Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457), Beethoven (Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1), and Rachmaninov (Excerpts from Études-Tableaux, Op. 39) at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      SUNDAY: American death-metal band Immolation plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Imperial Triumphant and Mortiferum.

      Kerry Sandomirsky in Ominous Sounds...
      David Cooper

      SUNDAY: Touchstone Theatre presents the world premiere of Jason Sherman's Ominous Sounds at the River Crossing; or, Another Fucking Dinner Party Play at Performance Works on Granville Island.

      SUNDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Juno-winning Celtic band Còig at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.