50 things to do in Vancouver this week, April 25 to 29

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      MONDAY: the VSO School of Music’s Sinfonietta joins forces with the Vancouver Symphony at the Chan Centre for a performance of the complete set of all six Brandenburg Concertos.

      MONDAY: as part of the Verses Festival of Words, Mashed Poetics: Hairway to Heaven features '80s glam metal and 10 new poems inspired by the music at the WISE Hall.

      MONDAY: the California Wine Experience at the Hyatt Regency Hotel showcases more than 90 wineries and over 400 wines from the Golden State.

      Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn.

      MONDAY: 35th anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Sam Raimi's gory horror classic Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAYGROWING 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.

      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: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Seattle Kraken in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      TUESDAY: Finnish metal band Amorphis plays the Imperial Vancouver, with guests Hoaxed and Sylvaine.

      TUESDAY: Story Story Lie at the Rio Theatre is interactive storytelling show featuring Androsia Wilde, Steev Letts, Alistair Ogden, KC Novak, and Alannah Brittnay.

      TUESDAY: local prog-pop rockers from the '80s, Strange Advance, play the Hollywood Theatre.

      TUESDAY: Camp! Comedy! at the Ellis Building is an Indigenous-run comedy event hosted by Savannah Erasmus and Sasha Mark.

      Rufus Wainwright performs at the Chan Centre.

      TUESDAY: American-Canadian baroque-pop singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright plays the Chan Centre.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: 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 FRIDAYHamlin's Women, running to April 29 at Gabor Gasztonyi Studio, features Gasztonyi's portraits of women in Ethiopia who have had fistula surgery. 

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYKostuik Gallery presents The Subconscious Voice, a duo exhibition of new artworks by Canadian artists Stu Oxley and Curtis Cutshaw, running until May 1.

      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.

      Playwright Taran Kootenhayoo's White Noise is running at the Firehall Arts Centre.
      Melanie Orr

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at the Firehall Arts Centre of playwright Taran Kootenhayoo's play about internalized racism, White Noise, directed by Renae Morriseau. Running Tues-Sun. until May 1.

      WEDNESDAY: Early Music Vancouver presents performances by Ariel Abramovich (Vihuela de mano) and soprano María Cristina Kiehr in Imaginario: An Imaginary Songbook of Renaissance Spanish Music at Pacific Spirit United Church

      WEDNESDAY: the Critical Hit Show at the Rio Theatre features improv performers in a night of intrepid cosplay, questing for comedy glory (and snacks).

      WEDNESDAY: alternative R&B singer-songwriter from L.A., Syd, plays the Vogue Theatre, with guest Destin Conrad.

      WEDNESDAY: Halifax folk-roots singer-songwriter Ben Caplan plays the Fox Cabaret.

      WEDNESDAYMountain Equipment Co-op and Edelrid present a chat about climbing access, advocacy, and adventures with American rock climber Tommy Caldwell at MEC.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYCloud Album, a new exhibition featuring more than 250 historically and culturally significant works drawn from the collection of the London-based Archive of Modern Conflict, runs until May 1 at the Polygon Gallery.

      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.

      THURSDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents the 4th Annual Hornby Blues, featuring performances by Paul Pigat, Brandon Isaak, and Tim Williams, at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      THURSDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Los Angeles Kings in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      THURSDAY: the Vancouver Recital Society presents Evgeny Kissin, one of the world's most revered pianists, in a program of works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven at the Orpheum Theatre.

      THURSDAY: cabaret-pop/glam-rock singer-songwriter from Ontario, Hawksley Workman, plays the Hollywood Theatre.

      THURSDAY: hedonistic disco punks from Detroit, Electric Six, play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Volk.

      THURSDAY: the Scrawny Show is a standup comedy show headlined by comedian and podcaster John Cullen at the ANZA Club.

      THURSDAY: creator/performer Ikeda weaves together dance, narrative, historical audio, and family recollections in Sansei: The Storyteller at the Chan Centre.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: performances at Metro Theatre of Murder By Misadventure, in which a television crime-series writer resorts to blackmail to keep his partner in line. Running Thurs.-Sun. until April 28.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAYCurious Creations Collective presents Waiting for Garbo, a new musical with a social conscience about plastic in the oceans and consumerism, at Presentation House Theatre. Running Thurs.-Sun. until April 29.

      FRIDAY: Emo-pop quintet from England, Boston Manor, plays the Hollywood Theatre, with guests Trash Boat and Higher Power.

      FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph performing tunes from latest album, 1960, at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY: music director Otto Tausk leads the Vancouver Symphony in the first of two nights of VSO/An Ode to Joy: Beethoven's 9th at the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY: the Semiahmoo Potters Society presents its annual Spring Sale, featuring a wide variety of decorative, functional, and garden pieces, at the South Surrey Recreation Centre.

      Sarah U performs as part of International Dance Day on Friday.
      Laura Zeke

      FRIDAY: the Dance Centre presents a day of free events, both live and online, celebrating the art of dance for International Dance Day.

      FRIDAY: the Studio Salon Series features dance works in progress by four local artists at What Lab.

      FRIDAY: Norwegian indie-pop singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche plays the Fox Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: the Turning Point Ensemble is conducted by leading Croatian composer and conductor Berislav Šipuš at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

      FRIDAY: Music of the Night is a concert celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 75th birthday, featuring music from Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, and Jesus Christ Superstar at the Michael J. Fox Theatre.

      FRIDAY: opening night at the York Theatre of The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, a play set in 1940s France about seven female spies who risk everything to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda, and espionage.

      FRIDAY: Black Feather is a full-length dance show, created and choreographed by Lamondance artistic director Davi Rodrigues, at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Some Assembly Required Theatre presents The Wait List Experiment at the Roundhouse CC on Friday.

      FRIDAY: eight youth who are on wait lists to see therapists have been recommended for an experimental pandemic peer support program in Some Assembly Required Theatre's The Wait List Experiment at the Roundhouse Community Centre.


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