45 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, August 5 to 7

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      FRIDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      FRIDAY: dance-pop singer-songwriter from Las Vegas, Shamir, plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Fashion Club.

      FRIDAY: American standup comic, writer, and actress Tig Notaro performs at the Vogue Theatre.

      Chloe Kim performs at Christ Church Cathedral.

      FRIDAYVancouver Bach Festival afternoon concert at Christ Church Cathedral showcases violinist Chloe Kim.

      FRIDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Billy Wilder's 1950 black-comedy film noir Sunset Boulevard, starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden.

      FRIDAY: L.A.-based indie folk-rock quartet, Lord Huron, plays the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY: sing-along screening at the Rio Theatre of director Randal Kleiser's 1978 musical Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

      Limblifter plays the Commodore.

      FRIDAY: Canadian rockers the Tea Party, featuring singer-guitarist Jeff Martin, play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Limblifter.

      FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Walter Hill's 1979 New York City street-gang action-thriller The Warriors.

      FRIDAY: the Britannia Mine Museum will be hosting its first ever after-hours Pride night, Old Town, New Queens, featuring an array of LGBTQIA+ drag artists.

      FRIDAY: Indie-pop band from Victoria, Loving, plays the Hollywood Theatre.

      FRIDAYVancouver Bach Festival concert at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts highlights Bach’s love of adapting works by other composers, such as Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Strings, which he reworked for four harpsichords.

      Banks plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY: American pop singer-songwriter and poet, Banks, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guests Lauren Jauregui and Samoht.

      FRIDAY & SATURDAY: the two-day Port Moody Beer Festival at Pioneer Park features samplings of over 60 beers and music by eight local acts.

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

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYUninvited: 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.

      Theatre Under the Stars runs at Malkin Bowl.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYTheatre 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: 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 SUNDAYWe 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 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.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYGhosts 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.

      Bard on the Beach runs at Vanier Park.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Bard on the Beach outdoor Shakespeare festival features performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet at Vanier Park.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYEverything 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.

      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: 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.

      The Vancouver Canadians play at Nat Bailey Stadium.

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

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents performances at the Granville Island Stage of Made In Italy, about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYChildren's Theatre of Richmond presents CATS: Young Actor's Edition at the PAL Studio Theatre.

      SATURDAY: English post-punk band the Psychedelic Furs plays the Commodore Ballroom.

      SATURDAY: punk-rock quartet from London, TV Priest, plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Lilly.

      Robert Connely Farr performs as part of the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival.

      SATURDAY: the Burnaby Roots + Blues Festival at Deer Lake Park features performances by the War on Drugs, Kathleen Edwards, the Soul Rebels, Ruby Waters, Balkan Shmalkan, and Robert Connely Farr.

      SATURDAY: First Saturday Open Studios at Parker Street Studios offer art lovers the opportunity to explore working studios, learn about techniques, and build relationships with the artists. 

      SATURDAY: Baltimore rock band Angel Du$t plays the Fortune Sound Club, with guests Soul Blind, Spiritual Cramp, and Webbed Wing.

      SATURDAY: Courtyard Pop-Up at the Beaumont Boutique is an outdoor event featuring music, food, drinks, and 18 vendors selling clothing, accessories, and art.

      SATURDAY: kids aged three to eight (with an adult) can learn about the habits and habits of Super Salamanders at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Program includes a walk, story, and simple craft to take home.

      SUNDAY: Family Farm Day at Richmond's London Heritage Farm features pony rides, birds from OWL (Orphaned Wildlife), rabbits from Rabbitats, LEGO building, lace-making and weaving, and performances by Peter GG and jazz band Murphy and the Cats.

      Armand Hammer plays Fortune Sound Club.

      SUNDAY: New York City hip-hop duo Armand Hammer plays the Fortune Sound Club.

      SUNDAY: the Westcoast Comic Con at the Croatian Cultural Centre offers comic-book fans the opportunity to see and purchase rare comics and other collectibles.

      SUNDAY: celebrate the official launch of the children's book Twin Adventures: Ria and Ryan Meet Tejas and Tamanna at Surrey City Hall.

      SUNDAY: the Farnaz Ohadi Ensemble combines flamenco with Farsi poetry of oppression, human rights, love, loss, and heartbreak at Presentation House Theatre's Anne MacDonald Studio.

      SUNDAY: Music on Main presents the Kessler Academy 2022 at Pyatt Hall, featuring performances by the Microcosmos Quartet and the Kessler Academy's String Orchestra.

      SUNDAY: Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Tones and I plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Sam Fischer.

      SUNDAY: join artists-in-residence Kyla Gilbert and James Harry in the studio for a chat about the work they have undertaken during their time at Griffin Art Projects.

      Dog Day Afternoon screens at the VIFF Centre.

      SUNDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Sidney Lumet's 1975 heist movie Dog Day Afternoon as part of the Summer in the 70s film series.


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