45 things to do in Vancouver this week, May 16 to 20

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      MONDAY: Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar, aka Homeshake, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      MONDAY: indie-folk artists Slaughter Beach, Dog play the Hollywood Theatre, with guests Trace Mountains and Anika Pyle.

      MONDAY: Justin Calvadores, Marco Esccer, Eliza Regenyi, Sarah U, and Sarah Wong share and discuss new dance works in progress in a 12 Minutes Max Studio Showing at the Dance Centre.

      South Carolina blues-rocker Marcus King plays the Commodore Ballroom on Monday.

      MONDAY: South Carolina blues-rock Marcus King plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Hannah Wicklund.

      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: soul/synth-pop artist from Victoria, Diamond Cafe, plays the Fox Cabaret.

      TUESDAY: the Vancouver Chamber Music Society Piano Quartet performs Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor,  Op.60 and Bridge's Piano Quartet in F-Sharp Minor,  H. 94. at Highlands United Church.

      TUESDAY: British comedy legend John Cleese, of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame, performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      TUESDAY TO THURSDAY: 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: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      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 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.

      Robert Garry Haacke and Melissa Oei star in Lampedusa at the Vancity Culture Lab.
      Emily Cooper

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYPi Theatre presents playwright Anders Lustgarten's Lampedusa, a play about two strangers finding hope and connection where they least expect it, running until May 21 at the Cultch's Vancity Culture Lab.

      WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Dallas FC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      WEDNESDAY: American rock/post-hardcore band mewithoutYou plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Tigers Jaw.

      WEDNESDAY: American comedian and actor Nate Bargatze performs standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      WEDNESDAY: L.A. hard-rock band Badflower plays the Imperial Vancouver, with guest Chastity.

      Cord Lund plays three nights at the WISE Hall.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Alberta country artist Corb Lund performs three nights at the WISE Hall on his Back to the Barrooms Tour.

      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.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Ignite! Youth Arts Festival features theatre performers, filmmakers, writers, poets, dancers, musicians, and visual artists, all aged 13 to 30, at the Cultch.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre until May 21 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.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: showing at the Polygon Gallery until July 3 is Gathering Darkness, an exhibition of photographs of Russia's war on Ukraine by Alexander Glyadvelov.

      THURSDAY: Canadian alt-rock supergroup Anyway Gang--consisting of Sam Roberts, Chris Murphy (Sloan), Menno Versteeg (Hollerado), and Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club)--plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      THURSDAY: Australian dream-pop singer-songwriter Hatchie performs at the Fortune Sound Club.

      THURSDAY: American singer-activist Henry Rollins performs at the Rio Theatre on his Good to See You 2022 spoken-word tour.

      THURSDAY: Christopher Gaze joins the Vancouver Symphony in an exploration of Smetana’s Má vlast, featuring the iconic Moldau, at the Orpheum Theatre.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: performances at the Metro Theatre of Stag and Doe, a comedy that shines a light on the nature of love, marriage, and weddings, until May 29.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: performances at the The Shop Theatre of The Tyler Sisters, a new play by British playwright Alexandra Wood that follows three sisters over 40 years.

      Alvin Erasga Tolentino's Passages of Rhythms is at PAL Studio Theatre.
      YASUHIRO OKADA

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: dancer and choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino merges three duets created for three diverse artists and showcasing three different genres in Passages of Rhythms at Pal Studio Theatre.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Just For Laughs Vancouver presents comedian Sebastian Maniscalco performing standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAYArts Umbrella Dance Company presents Season Finale: Move, featuring ⁠works by Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, and Fernando Hernando Magadan, at the Vancouver Playhouse

      FRIDAY: Mozart and Her Brother at the Anvil Centre tells the story of Maria Anna Mozart and her famous brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as they grow up touring the great cities of Europe.

      FRIDAY: the Vancouver Symphony performs music by Smetana and Dvořák at the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY: opening night performance at Pacific Theatre of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's intimate fantasia of the final night of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life.

      FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver blues veteran Jim Byrnes at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY: Vermont indie-rock band Sir Chloe plays the Fox Cabaret.

      Joe Ink's DANCE:CRAFT is at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
      Michael Slobodian

      FRIDAYJoe Ink presents the the world premiere of DANCE:CRAFT, an exploration of two dancers interacting with craft objects in a reconfigured theatre setting, at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

       

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