50 things to do in Vancouver this week, Sept. 12 to 16

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      MONDAY: Australian DJ and record producer Flume plays the PNE Amphitheatre on his Palaces Tour, with guests Prospa, A.G. Cook, and Quiet Bison.

      MONDAY, TUESDAY & FRIDAY: in the Fringe Festival play Neurotic Erotica, running to September 18 at the Improv Centre, controversial author Esme J.K. Quimby (Regan Shrumm) reads from her latest novel, 50 Shades of Grief: A Neurotic Erotica.

      MONDAY TO THURSDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Teresa Alfeld's 2022 rock documentary, Doug and the Slugs and Me.

      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 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 FRIDAYUninvited: 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.

      The Fringe Theatre Festival runs at various venues.

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Fringe Festival features 11 days of boundary-pushing theatre from performance artists worldwide at various Vancouver venues.

      TUESDAY: Swedish house-music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, composed of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, plays Rogers Arena.

      TUESDAY: Texas dream-pop band Cigarettes After Sex plays the Vogue Theatre.

      TUESDAY: British Jamaican R&B/soul singer-songwriter Mahalia plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Ogi.

      TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAYThéâtre la Seizième presents Stallone, a Centquatre-Paris production created by Fabien Gorgeart, Clotilde Hesme, and Pascal Sangla, at the Newmont Stage at BMO Theatre Centre.

      Propagandhi plays two sold-out shows at the Rickshaw.

      TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Canadian punk rockers Propagandhi play two nights at the Rickshaw Theatre. Both shows SOLD OUT.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYElemental Cinema brings together the collaborative film works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, showing to December 11 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

      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 FRIDAYWe 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.

      Chinatown runs at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAYCity Opera Vancouver presents Chinatown, new work incorporating traditional Chinese themes, sounds, and sensibilities, at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the international comedy sensation, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 16.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the 24th Vancouver Improv Festival celebrates spontaneity and collaboration through the art form of improvisation at the Cultch until September 18.

      Introspections + Expressions is on exhibit at the Kay Meek Arts Centre.

      TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the West Van Arts Council presents Introspections + Expressions, an exhibition of artworks by Sue Daniel and Paula Di Marco, at the Kay Meek Arts Centre until October 21.

      WEDNESDAYComedy Here Often? presents a night of standup comedy at 604 Studios featuring Dan Duvall and Bo Johnson.

      WEDNESDAY: Speakeasy Standup Comedy features comedy at Addah hosted by Juno Award-winning comic Andrea Jin.

      WEDNESDAY: American indie-rock band the Shins play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guest Joseph.

      WEDNESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Spanish writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa's shrewd class satire The Good Boss, starring Javier Bardem.

      WEDNESDAY: Peter Hook & the Light, featuring bass guitarist/vocalist Hook, formerly of Joy Division and New Order, play the Commodore Ballroom.

      WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the L.A. Galaxy in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: 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.

      To Perfection runs at the Surrey Arts Centre.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: To Perfection, a play about a former celebrity TV chef reuniting with her estranged grandchild, who comes out as non-binary, runs at the Surrey Arts Centre.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: drawing inspiration from the global political unrest seen in 2011, Stan Douglas presents 2011 ≠ 1848, four large-scale photographs and a two-channel video installation, showing until November 6 at the Polygon Gallery.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYWestern Gold Theatre presents 90 Days, a play about the 1972 Ugandan forced exodus of its Asian community, 50 years later, running until September 25 at Pal Studio Theatre.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Dominican-born artist Tania Marmolejo’s first solo exhibition in Canada, The Dream and the Voyage, runs until October 1 at the Center of International Contemporary Art.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAYFirst impressions Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, a tribute to the legendary Man in Black, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre until September 24.

      WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: North Vancouver Community Players present Alan Bennett's series of solo pieces, Talking Heads (Lady of Letters & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet) to September 24 at The Theatre at Hendry Hall.

      Roger Waters plays Rogers Arena.

      THURSDAY: Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters performs at Rogers Arena on his This is Not a Drill Tour.

      THURSDAY: legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman performs music from some of Hollywood’s greatest hits with the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre.

      THURSDAY: renowned scholar/activists Angela Davis and Gina Dent speak on Abolition Feminism: Dreaming at New Reality at Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre.

      THURSDAY: South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter and record producer Sunmi plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      THURSDAY: local jazz quartet Quatuor André Lachance performs a CD release party for its new album Après L'Hiver at Frankie's Jazz.

      THURSDAY: author Erica McKeen launches her debut novel Tear at Massy Arts, with guest readers Sophie Crocker and Vivian Li.

      THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: Nocturnes & other Works is an exhibition of paintings by David A. Haughton on display at Visual Space Gallery until September 28.

      Harry Manx performs at Centennial Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Canadian blues artist Harry Manx brings his India-infused sounds to North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      FRIDAY: Hamilton, Ontario shoegaze band Zoon plays the Fox Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: the three-day West Fine Art Show features works by 18 artists at the Glass House Estate Winery in Langley.

      Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance screens at the VIFf Centre.

      FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's deeply twisted, bizarre, and unforgiving 2002 revenge flick Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.

      FRIDAY: American comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs two shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY: author Billy-Ray Belcourt launches his latest book, A Minor Chorus, at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

      FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Celtic trio Schryer, Dobres, and Hillhouse at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY: Tinariwen, a collective of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      Chris Hadfield performs at the Orpheum.

      FRIDAY: Canada’s guitar playing astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, joins the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre.


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