50 things to do in Vancouver this week, May 9 to 13

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      MONDAY: indie-rock singer-songwriter and former Yeasayers member Anand Wilder plays the Fox Cabaret.

      MONDAY: Irish rapper Kojaque plays the WISE Hall.

      MONDAY: Canadian pianist Robert Silverman performs an all-Bach concert at the Orpheum Annex to benefit the Red Cross's humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

      MONDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents a night of women-led Afro-Cuban roots & jazz and mariachi at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, with performances by OKAN with Las Estrellas de Vancouver.

      Killer Klowns from Outer Space screens at the Rio.

      MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Stephen Chiodo's 1988 horror-comedy Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

      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.

      The Territory is among the films being screened at DOXA.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the 21st annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs to May 15, featuring a plethora of films screened both in Vancouver theatres and online.

      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: metal bands from Poland and Sweden, Behemoth and Arch Enemy, play the Vogue Theatre, with guests Napalm Death and Unto Others.

      TUESDAY: Tennessee rapper Isaiah Rashad plays the Harbour Event Centre.

      TUESDAY: local blues act the Steve Kozak Band--featuring singer-guitarist Kozak, keyboardist Michael Kalanj, bassist Roger Brant, and drummer John Nolan--plays Gastown's Guilt & Company.

      TUESDAY: I Hart Comedy, a weekly standup comedy showcase at the Hart Pub in Gastown, features headliner Jane Stanton.

      TUESDAY: Australian pub-rock band Amyl and the Sniffers plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Slayyyter plays the Fox Cabaret.

      TUESDAY: American pop singer-songwriter Slayyyter plays the Fox Cabaret.

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

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Green Thumb Theatre's new play at the Waterfront Theatre, The Code, examines the murky line between adolescent friendship and romance while inviting viewers to question what they feel entitled to in their relationships.

      Himmat plays at the Cultch.
      Wendy D Photography

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYHimmat, a depiction of a working-class family’s struggle with addiction and labour, told through flashbacks and set in Surrey Memorial Hospital, opens at the Cultch Historic Theatre.

      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.

      WEDNESDAY: electronic-music acts from the States, Dance With The Dead and Magic Sword, perform on a coheadlining bill at the Hollywood Theatre.

      WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Winnipeg's Valour FC in a Canadian championship preliminary round game at BC Place Stadium.

      WEDNESDAY: Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Kranium plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      WEDNESDAY: California indie-pop band Gloomy June plays the Red Gate Arts Society, with local guests girlsnails, Slightest Clue, and Grade School.

      Dan Mangan plays two nights at the Vogue.

      WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: Vancouver indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Dan Mangan plays two nights at the Vogue Theatre, with guest Georgia Harmer.

      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: performances at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 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.

      THURSDAY: California dance-punk band !!! (chk chk chk) plays the Fox Cabaret.

      James Taylor plays Rogers Arena.

      THURSDAY: legendary American singer-songwriter James Taylor plays Rogers Arena, with guest Jackson Browne.

      THURSDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature, Pleasure, about a young woman who leaves her small town in Sweden and heads to L.A. with the aim of becoming the world’s next big porn star. 

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Baltimore synth-pop quartet Future Islands plays two shows at the Commodore Ballroom. SOLD OUT.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: new choral supergroup The Leonids performs independently and alongside Chor Leoni at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: world premiere at the Dance Centre from choreographer Ziyian Kwan features dance artists Lisa Mariko Gelley, Andrea Nann, Justin Calvadores, Rianne Svelnis and Juolin Lee.

      THURSDAY AND 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

      Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio at MOA.

      THURSDAY AND 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.

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAYBallet BC closes its 21/22 season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with What If, an evening featuring three world premieres from three voices new to the Ballet BC stage.

      FRIDAY: East Van Laugh Riot at the Rio Theatre features standup comedy by Dino Archie, Kevin Banner, Charlie Demers, Melanie Rose, and Jon Endo.

      FRIDAY: opening night at the Metro Theatre of Stag and Doe, a comedy that shines a light on the nature of love, marriage, and weddings.

      FRIDAY: ABBA tribute band ABRA Cadabra performs at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre.

      Dreamscapes at Visual Space Gallery.
      Kim Stevens

      FRIDAY: abstract and minimalist photography exhibition by Vancouver artist Kim Stevens at the Visual Space Gallery

      FRIDAY: Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C. plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Special Consensus, bluegrass band led by banjo player Greg Cahill, plays Delta's McKee Seniors Recreation Centre

      FRIDAY: American bedroom-pop singer-songwriter and YouTuber mxmtoon plays the Vogue Theatre, with guest Chloe Moriondo.

      FRIDAY: pianists Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow lead a masterclass on the art of playing four-hands piano at the VSO School of Music.

      FRIDAYLaudate Singers, Paragon Singers, and Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Orff and Mozart at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Shaun Majumder performs at Massey Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Canadian comedy great Shaun Majumder performs his standup comedy show at New Westminster's Massey Theatre.


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